Why study Management at MC?
Do you enjoy directing others in their efforts to excel? Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Management is the art of assisting people and organizations in effective performance. As a manager or entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to guide others in accomplishing important goals and watching the fruits of your labor catapult a business to successful heights. Students interested in this adventure will experience coursework in financial management, strategy, organizational behavior and leadership development so that upon graduation they are ready to embark upon that exciting career or continue their studies in graduate school.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
Meet a current student
Christen Torres '19
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Christen transferred to Maryville College from a large university because of its successful softball program and its coursework in management. After she graduates from MC, she plans to attend law school and prepare for a career that combines her education and passion: sports law and management.
“Although it is not the traditional path to law school, I want to make sure I am well rounded in multiple areas and can use my management major alongside my law degree to not only practice law but excel in management,” she said. “All of my professors have helped me take steps to further this career goal and have thoroughly prepared me to take on any dreams I want to achieve.”
Outcomes of Recent Grads
Jim LaPinska ’08
Currently: Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual in Knoxville, Tenn.
A standout scholar and athlete while an MC student, Jim has taken the lessons of the classroom and the field to build a successful career. He and his team specialize in financial planning for physicians, business owners and other professionals. Jim is also community-minded, involved with such organizations as the Young Professionals of Knoxville, United Way Young Leaders’ Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“Earning a degree from Maryville College was challenging but well worth the effort!” he said. “I learned business skills that I use every day to run my business and manage my team.”
Chrissy Newton Brooks ’99
Currently: Senior Director of National Accounts at DeRoyal Industries
After studying business at MC, Chrissy began working for DeRoyal Industries as a systems improvement group consulting analyst. Since then, her work has led her to earn multiple national awards, increase business revenue, co-invent products and work as a negotiator in the acquisition of Waterstone Medical. Today, Chrissy is a key leader in one of the country’s largest global purchasing organizations, but she also gives back to the College that gave her a strong foundation in business. She currently serves as chair of the Business Advisory Board and volunteers with the Maryville College Orchestra.
First National Bank
First Tennessee Bank
Knox County Schools
Nissan North America
National Service Associates
Tennessee Valley Authority
Graduate School Placements
Belmont University Jack C. Massey School of Business
Carson-Newman University College of Business
Clemson University College of Business
East Tennessee State University
School of Business
University of Richmond Robins School of Business
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam School of Business
Western Carolina University College of Business
With this degree you could become a General Manager with a myriad of different types of companies, enter the banking industry, become a customer service representative, or develop a territory as a sales representative, just to name a few of the exciting possibilities.