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Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

B.S. in wildlife and outdoor enterprise management

K-State’s wildlife and outdoor enterprise management program trains students to become managers at hunting preserves and resorts, game bird production companies, fishing resorts, outdoor experience companies and other outdoor-related businesses.

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Students frequently engage in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including campus greenhouses.

The K-State difference

While our students take courses in wildlife and fisheries management, this program is not a traditional wildlife and fisheries biology program. It incorporates a series of business, hospitality management, natural resources, and wildlife and fisheries management courses with outdoor skills courses.

The program was designed with input from working professionals across the U.S. In addition to a comprehensive general education, students gain working knowledge in these areas:

  • Basic scientific principles governing the management of natural resources
  • Outdoor skills needed by wildlife enterprise operators and customers
  • Business management and marketing
  • Business finance and accounting
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Did you know?

The wildlife and outdoor enterprise management degree at K-State is the first Bachelor of Science degree to train professional operations managers.

What classes will I take?

While our students take courses in wildlife and fisheries management, this program is not a traditional wildlife and fisheries biology program. It incorporates a series of business, hospitality management, natural resources, and wildlife and fisheries management courses with outdoor skills courses.

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How can I continue my education?

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Horticulture and Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

What can I do with a wildlife and outdoor enterprise management degree?

Hunting, fishing and shooting sports are a huge industry with a growing need for trained managers. Wildlife and related outdoor enterprises exist in all 50 states and throughout the world. Career options include:

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