It is well established that the most valuable assets of most companies are the knowledge and initiative of its employees – the firm's human resources. With courses in leadership, organization, and benefits and compensation, the graduate of this concentration is well prepared to devise and implement strategies that will enable firms to make the best use of their human resources.
Students majoring in management will complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Management.
Major Requirements: To earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Strategy, Management, and Operations, students must complete 22 business and economics courses. This includes: 11 core courses (in introductory accounting, economics, management, business law, and ethics); 4 management concentration courses; 4 Math/Computer Science/Statistics courses; and 3 business and economics electives.
University Requirements: Students must also complete the core University requirements, specific to their major, in order to complete their degree. Management students are required to complete 16 courses in addition to their business and economics courses. These courses include: philosophy, theology, humanities, literature, writing and composition, and free electives.
Study Abroad: Students majoring in management are encouraged to broaden their educational experience by spending a semester studying abroad. The study abroad opportunity in Rome, Italy, is one particular location that is oriented towards business majors. The key to studying abroad while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is to plan ahead. Schedule a meeting with your academic adviser, and also visit the CUAbroad office.
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Internships: An internship is a unique academic opportunity that allows students to step out of the classroom and gain real-world experience in a professional setting. Possibilities such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Lincoln Financial, and the Washington Wizards are all local internship opportunities that our management students have filled.
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Minor Programs: Students majoring in strategy, management, and operations have a wide variety of minors available to them, including a sports management specialization offered through the Busch School of Business. Management majors also may choose from disciplines offered across the University. Popular choices include: foreign languages, media studies, and philosophy. Students majoring in management may not minor in a business discipline.
In today’s competitive job market, gaining professional or internship experience during college is critical to finding employment upon graduation. Planning for and obtaining that experience should begin early in a student’s academic career. To educate and assist students in finding professional opportunities, we offer a career development program during the fall and spring semesters for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Popular career paths for recent graduates with a management major include human resources manager, business manager, consulting, purchasing manager, sales manager, organizational development manager, and recruiter.
Organizations: The Business Professional Society is a student organization for those who wish to apply what they learn in the classroom to the outside world. Through BPS, students are exposed to simulation exercises, trips to local D.C. business organizations, and a network of friends who also wish to expand their knowledge in business.
Community: One of the many advantages of pursuing a degree from a small university is the close community that is formed among students and professors. Students are supported within the Busch School of Business by their classmates, which creates an atmosphere of mutual success, rather than unwelcoming competition. Instructors are available for one-on-one help during office hours, and often mentor their students throughout their college and professional careers.