Become a mission-driven, results-oriented leader.
Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Utilize the Management Major Guide to find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future.
As a Management major, you’ll learn how to manage people and processes in different kinds of work settings — including teams distributed geographically. You’ll get a solid foundation in essential business concepts such as accounting, finance, marketing and economics. And you’ll learn how to create healthy work relationships and positive environments where employees (and organizations) flourish.
Austin is one of the country’s fastest-growing cities and economies, and you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of internships. Plus, The Bill Munday School of Business partners with local organizations like Capital Factory and Impact Hub Austin that will help build your network.
Through your classes and hands-on experience, you’ll develop the problem-solving skills and collaborative instinct that are the hallmarks of a good leader. You’ll start your career in human resources, recruiting, nonprofit leadership, government or virtually any type of industry ready to succeed.
What do our graduates do?
Management majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.
- Enterprise development specialist at Canonical Ltd.
- Associate at Austin-based venture-capitalism firm Falkon Ventures
- Assistant general manager (leading a team of 85) for Marriott International
- Business development manager for Axiom
- Team lead for Indeed
- Founder of a delivery startup
More than Management
Management major Danielle Samuel ’12 creates connections and partnerships that influence an organization's growth — and benefit society. Read about her experiences as a Hilltopper and as a development manager for the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington.
The Classroom and Beyond
As a Management major, you’ll expand your skills through hands-on projects and partnerships with the Austin community.
In Organizational Behavior and Leading Teams, students work in teams to analyze an organization, seeing organizational behavior come alive. Students recently worked with Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, a wilderness resort in Michigan, and with Austin businesses and nonprofits.
In Social Responsibility of Business, you’ll participate in a service activity in the community and write a paper about the experience. You’ll also work in a team to create a new product or service for a company that will meet a social need for an underserved community.
SEU to You
Students taking Associate Professor of Management Mary Dunn’s class gain insights in improving effectiveness in their careers, especially in today's challenging and uncertain environment.
Delta Mu Delta is the national honor society in business administration.
Delta Sigma Pi is the coed business fraternity that is both a professional and social club. In recent semesters members have attended a panel presentation about digital marketing and a talk about real estate investment careers; traveled to a leadership conference in Kansas City, networked at a happy hour with alumni; and made sandwiches for people living on the street.
Major Requirements: The BBA in Management requires 63 hours of major coursework.
General Education Requirements: All majors require 44 hours of general education that students complete over the course of four years, in addition to their major courses.
A few examples of the Management courses students take:
- Human Resources Management – Learn the basic functions of personnel administration, including job analysis, training, recruitment, selection, employment testing, compensation management and performance appraisal.
- International Management – Examine issues related to managing global business, including how different cultures inform business operations, and learn strategies for effective communication and ethical conflict resolution.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making – Understand a problem-solving process for managing teams, making decisions, resolving conflicts, communicating with stakeholders and implementing plans.
The Bill Munday School of Business has partnerships with Austin organizations that will immerse you in the city’s exciting startup culture:
- Capital Factory, an incubator, coworking space and event center for all things entrepreneurial
- Austin Startup Crawl, a showcase of technology and entrepreneurship at multiple downtown locations during the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals
- Impact Hub Austin, which offers programs blending business and social good
In addition, Management students have completed the following internships:
- Enterprise Rental Car management internship
- Human resources internship at Oasis Advantage
- Community resource internship for National Alliance on Mental Illness – Central Texas
- LIVESTRONG Foundation human resources internship
- Triple 8 Management artist management internship
And internships at these organizations:
- The Alhambra-U.S. Chamber, located in Austin, which promotes the development of international connections for educational, diplomatic and business projects
- City of Austin
- Pearl Events Austin, which specializes in weddings and social and corporate functions
- OpenStack Foundation
- Michael McCaul for Congress campaign
- Casa Maria Mexican Restaurant
- Austin Parks Foundation
- Texas Governor’s Commission for Women
Our Management faculty are active in the business community. They are involved with professional organizations, such as the Academy of Management, American Production and Inventory Control Society, American Society for Quality, Association for Business Communication, Institute for Supply Management and Project Management Institute.
Their research has been published in Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, International Journal of Business Communication and Business and Professional Ethics Journal.
"I believe students learn the most when actively engaged with the course content. They can then relate theories and concepts to phenomena that interests them. I motivate students to reason logically, and together, we create an intellectual atmosphere of discussing, sharing and learning."
– Mary Dunn, PhD, Chair of the Management Department, Associate Professor of Management
Students from any major at St. Edward's University can minor in Management to gain skills in organizational leadership and effective decision-making.
- BUSI 1301 – Introduction to Business
- MGMT 3332 – Human Resources Management
- MGMT 3338 – International Management
- MGMT 4343 – Problem Solving and Decision Making
Electives (Choose 2):
- BUSI 3328 – Social Responsibility of Business
- BUSI 3330 – Business Communication
- MGMT 3334 – Organizational Behavior / Leading Teams and Organizations
- MGMT 3322 – Social Enterprise
- MGMT 3324 – The Art and Science of Negotiation
- MGMT 3326 – Project Management
- MGMT 3399 – Special Topics in Management
- ENTR 2301 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Total Hours: 18
For Bill Munday School of Business majors who minor in Management, only BUSI 1301 (Introduction to Business) can count for both the major and the minor.
Are you a current student? Contact your advisor for next steps on declaring your major or minor.