Become a mission-driven, results-oriented leader.
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.
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.
Our Faculty and Student Support Services
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, assistant professor of Management
Student Support Services
Along with personal attention and mentorship from their professors, our students have access to offices and programs outside of the classroom that support their success. We encourage students to take advantage of these resources that help them excel:
- Academic counseling and advising
- Supplemental instruction and tutoring
- Career preparation and advising
- Writing Center consultation
- Health and wellness counseling
- Student disability support
Outside the Classroom
Management students are able to use our location in Austin to their advantage and tap into the capital city’s dynamic business community to learn and grow as business professionals.
Management majors participate in internships with small and large organizations in nearly every market sector and industry. Through the experience, students clarify their career goals, learn valuable skills and build a list of professional contacts. Our Management students gain internship experience at the Arthritis Foundation, Seton Healthcare, Harris Media, Tech Ranch, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and more.
Student clubs facilitate connections to local business leaders and create a community students can join with like-minded peers. Delta Mu Delta, for example, is a national honor society that promotes higher scholarship in training for business. Delta Sigma Pi fosters the study of business in universities and encourages scholarship, social activity and association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice.
The Bill Munday School of Business offers a roster of local partnerships where students can get their foot in the door and gain hands-on experience in the field – Austin Technology Council, Capital Factory and Impact Hub Austin, to name a few.
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.