Bachelor of Arts in Management

This is a dynamic major for driven and engaged students who seek to combine multiple areas of intellectual interest in their collegiate education and career plans.

This program provides students with an understanding of the complex environment in which organizations function as well as the challenges that decision-makers face in for-profit and non-profit organizations. The program is designed for students who are pursuing two majors, and thus requires a second major of the student's choosing, outside of Business, Management, and Accounting.

The Bachelor of Arts can serve as a complementary degree for students who plan to pursue a career in a second major or who are developing a depth necessary for pursuing a particular interest. Common second majors include art, biology, creative writing, economics, modern languages, political science, public policy, and psychology.

Depending on the second major, students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Management pursue graduate study and careers in art, journalism, law, public policy, medicine and health care, human resources, marketing, film, and education, among others.


1. Prerequisite Courses
The following courses are prerequisites for entering the major and some also satisfy Liberal Arts Foundation or Liberal Arts Inquiry requirements.
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing
BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism 1860-1941
ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting
BUS 240 Business Law or GLB 240 U.S. Business Law

2. Core Courses
BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior or BUS 410 Organizational Consulting
BUS 312 Leadership, or BUS 304 Non-Profit Management, or BUS 410 Organizational Consulting, or other approved Management course
BUS 430 Human Resource Management
BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics or other approved ethics course
BUS 458 Business Policy and Strategy (offered only in Spring)
One additional approved 300 or 400-level course in Business, Accounting, or related field outside the major that has relevance thereto, upon signed advisor approval.

3. Second Major Requirement
To graduate with a BA in Management, students must complete a second major program with 28 unique credits in each program.

Want to Study Abroad?

Your faculty advisor will be happy to work with you to integrate your study abroad classes into this curriculum.