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
Jeremy Hardnett ’20
Hometown: Tucker, Ga.
Because Jeremy hopes to work in sales, management or accounting after graduation and eventually own and operate a successful business, he is majoring in management and minoring in sociology and accounting. He has a passion for business. “Before enrolling at MC, I ran a successful e-commerce business,” Jeremy said. “Choosing management has allowed me to learn essential business skills and operations. The
professors at MC have presented me with new ways of thinking in order to become a wellrounded businessman.”
Outcomes of Recent Grads
Sam Jokerst ’17
Currently: Territory Sales Manager for Shaw Industries in the Retail Hard Surface Flooring Division
A two-year employee of Shaw, Sam spends his workday calling on local flooring stores throughout his territory and educating the retail sales staff on products so that they will be comfortable selling them. He sees all the inner
workings of the company from manufacturing to logistics to selling in a very competitive market. “I believe MC’s comprehensive exams and Senior Study
requirements are what secured this position for me,” he said. “I was able to learn business skills and methods that have been vital in my current role. The College also taught me to think creatively and strategically. In my job, you have to always be looking for ways to separate yourself from the competition when pricing can’t be changed.”
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.”
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.