A major in management provides you with effective interpersonal skills, fosters decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking and familiarizes you with diverse business environments. The skills you will develop can be applied to areas such as human resource management, organizational behavior, production, international and small business, healthcare, government agencies, financial institutions, telecommunications, hospitality and education.

Careers in Management

As an administrative manager, you will be responsible for coordinating and directing the supportive services of an organization. Your responsibilities will vary, so you will be a very versatile asset to your organization. In your management position, you will have many specific career choices, ranging from Human Resources to sales and marketing. Here are several careers to consider if you are pursuing a degree in business management:

General Manager
As a general manager of a business, you are responsible for assigning work and schedules, human resources and overseeing the daily operations of the company. You will work with all aspects of the administration and multiple divisions inside the company. You must be familiar with all of the departments and elements inside your company. Communication, leadership and people skills are all must-haves in this position.

Human Resources
Your job as a Human Resource manager or director puts you in charge of the policies and procedures used to run a company. You oversee and supervise multiple aspects of the business, including employee relations, insurance policies, orientation, hiring, and more.

Hotel, Motel or Resort Manager
As a manager in a hotel, resort or motel, you are responsible for the personnel and financial operations, as well as the marketing activities of your business. Establishments of considerate size may employ different managers for different departments and you may oversee various services such as event planning, travel advising and more.

Students in a management class
General Studies
Business Foundation Courses (BFC)33
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introductory Managerial Accounting3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 301Financial Management3
GBA 201Business Analytics & Reporting3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
SCM 301Principles of Supply Chain Management3
Additional BSBA Requirements15
MGT 416Production and Operations Management3
ACC 418Accounting Information Systems3
or MGT 418 Management Information Systems
MGT 419Strategic Management3
PHL 230Ethics3
or PHL 232 Business Ethics
Select three credit hours of Applied Learning course(s)3
Major Requirements 124
MGT 341Human Resources Management3
MGT 360Organizational Theory, Design and Change Management3
MGT 425International Management3
MGT 470Management Leadership3
Select one of the following concentrations:12
Human Resources

At least 18 credit hours in the major must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.

Human Resources

Credit for additional BSBA requirements must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.

NOTE: All upper-division Business courses required for the BSBA must be taken from the Steven L. Craig School of Business, from an AACSB accredited university or from a school with an approved articulation agreement.

General Concentration

Concentration Requirements
Select four upper division business electives (May only include one upper division ECO course):12
ACC 300-499
ENT 300-499
FIN 300-499
GBA 300-499
MGT 300-499
MKT 300-499
SCM 300-499
Total Credit Hours12

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Concentration Requriements
ACC 311Automated Accounting Systems for Small Business3
ENT 201Entrepreneurship I3
ENT 301Entrepreneurship II3
MKT 370Digital Marketing3
Total Credit Hours12

Human Resources Concentration

Concentration Requirements
GBA 447Employment Law3
MGT 444Organizational Staffing, Training, and Safety3
MGT 445Compensation and Benefits Management3
One upper division business or ECO elective3
Total Credit Hours12

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. No more than 6 credit hours of D permitted in major coursework
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam. 

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Mapping your degree plan is an important task for every student. You should consult with your academic advisor to create a plan for degree completion and monitor it regularly.