Prepare to make a difference in organizations

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management at St. Edward’s University develops students' managerial skills for making a difference in a variety of organizations.

Learning to manage people and processes in a collaborative work environment is an essential skill for professional success. Cultivating your management style and being able to adapt to the size and structure of different teams is an invaluable skill with practical application in many careers.

Often a company's success is directly related to the effectiveness of its managers. The role of a manager is to create an environment that allows people to work together effectively. This is both challenging and rewarding and requires understanding core managerial principles. Managerial principles will remain the same across numerous organizations, but will manifest differently depending on the size of the company and scale of its operations. The courses you will take in the management major focus on processes and organizational behavior.

Along with gaining in-depth preparation in management theory and application, students will examine contemporary, real-time management issues and challenges with insightful, highly skilled, and professional faculty members who incorporate practical experiences and active learning into their teaching.

For adult learners, a BBA in Business Management is available through our evening degree completion program in New College.

Students will develop:
  • The knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to manage people effectively and collaboratively, both face-to-face and virtually, in local as well as global organizations
  • A solid grounding in essential business concepts, such as accounting, finance, marketing, economics and management
  • The strategies used to maintain healthy work relationships and create positive environments where employees flourish
  • Critical thinking and creativity skills to use the ever-expanding technological tools to meet the needs of a changing society

Learning Goals

  • Describe the theories of management
  • Apply ethical theories to business decisions
  • Analyze the developmental needs of employees
  • Explain the management functions in global business
  • Develop written documents and oral presentations to meet the requirements of diverse audiences

Outcomes

A BBA in Management prepares graduates to work in many diverse 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 and human resources in domestic or international organizations. Many opportunities are available in major retail operations, manufacturing and healthcare management.

To increase employment opportunities, many graduates pursue advanced degrees in related business disciplines, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Meet the Faculty

Management faculty are active in the business community and affiliated with professional organizations such as:
  • Academy of Management
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • American Society for Quality
  • Association for Business Communication
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • Project Management Institute

 What the Management Faculty Say About Teaching

"My ultimate purpose for teaching is to provide students with a strong frame of reference when joining the business world." — Michelle Region-Sebest, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

"I believe students learn the most when actively engaged with the course content. They can then relate theories and concepts to phenomena that interest them. I motivate students to reason logically and, together, we create an intellectual atmosphere of discussing, sharing, and learning." — Mary B. Dunn, PhD, assistant professor of management

"I teach for the moments when my students take what we have discussed in class and build on it outside the classroom." — Kathleen M. Wilburn, EdD, professor of management

"Teaching is the best 'job' since you are facilitating high performance individuals to achieve their dreams." — W. Bradley Zehner III PhD, associate professor of management