The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management at St. Edward’s is perfect for students who desire a leadership role. Learning to lead and manage is an essential skill for collaborative projects — even when you’re not the boss. Cultivating your management style and being able to adapt to the size and structure of different teams is an invaluable and highly portable skill for any field. You’ll be prepared to pursue a successful career in any organization.
Along with gaining in-depth preparation in management theory and application, you’ll examine contemporary, real-time management issues and challenges with insightful and highly skilled, professional faculty members. Collaborative class projects and opportunities to participate in research, business internships and consulting projects will expand your skills and experience and allow you to network with business leaders in the community.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
As a BBA in Management major, you’ll learn the skills to become a team player and leader. You’ll gain a solid grounding in essential business concepts, such as accounting, finance, marketing, economics and management. You’ll also learn how to maintain healthy work relationships and create positive environments where employees flourish.
With a BBA in Management, graduates are prepared to work in numerous areas of a company. Opportunities are available in government and the private sector with for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Graduates can seek careers leading to management positions in production and inventory control, planning, human resources, and project management in domestic or international organizations. Many opportunities are available in major retail operations, agricultural management and healthcare management.
To increase employment opportunities, many graduates pursue advanced degrees in related business disciplines, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Close interaction with faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, advising sessions and program events — allows you to learn more about options for careers and graduate work.
For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin (course catalog).
I. FOUNDATION COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS):
• Rhetoric and Composition I and II*
• College Mathematics
• Computational Skills
• Oral Communication
• Modern Language
II. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Literature and Human Experience
• Understanding and Appreciating Arts
• American Experience
• American Dilemmas*
• History and Evolution of Global Processes
• Contemporary World Issues
III. MISSION COURSES (15 CREDIT HOURS):
• The Human Experience
• Religious Studies/Philosophy
• Science in Perspective
• Science in Depth
IV. SMB GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (9 CREDIT HOURS):
• Introduction to Information Systems or Quantitative Applications Software for PCs
• Business and Professional Speaking
V. CORE COURSES (39 CREDIT HOURS):
• Principles of Accounting I
• Principles of Accounting II
• Business Statistics
• Legal Environment of Business
• Business Communication
• Strategic Management
• Microeconomic Principles
• Macroeconomic Principles
• Introduction to Finance
• Principles of Management
• Business Responsibility and Ethics in Management
• Operations Management
• Principles of Marketing
VI. MAJOR CORE COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Human Resources Management
• International Management
• Problem Solving and Decision Making
Select three of the following courses:
• Organizational Behavior
• Special Topics Management (may be repeated as topics vary)
Choose 6 hours minimum of electives
VII. CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)
VIII. GRADUATION CERTIFICATION:
You must register for this course in your graduating term to be certified for graduation.
* These courses are prerequisites for Capstone.
In addition to an internship that may be required for your degree, St. Edward’s University offers numerous opportunities for optional internships, professional-level research and hands-on creative experiences (writing, art, music, theater and more). These activities enhance your résumé, build your confidence and skills — and give you a distinct advantage in your career and for graduate school.