Management Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

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The management concentration is designed to train administrators to effectively pull people and projects together. Managers are members of the team who organize, lead, and oversee a company and its people. They work to establish the organization's goals and ensure the business is running smoothly and thriving. It is their job to guarantee that tasks are completed, and goals are met.

Business managers typically put strategic plans in place and often serve as the face of a company in public. Students in the management concentration gain knowledge about human behaviors that exist in an organizational setting, develop strategic planning skills, learn how to motivate and influence others, and train to become a leader in the modern business world.

The degree is applicable in every sector of the economy, since neither a for-profit company nor a nonprofit organization can survive long without competent management. If you enjoy a people-oriented career and the challenge of making decisions that impact the success of a business, this is the concentration for you.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Retail Management
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bank Management
  • Self-employment
  • Management Analysts
  • Product Management
  • Operations Management
  • Director, Nonprofit Management
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Management Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
    BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business

Select 15 semester hours from the following list

  • Management (MGT) Courses (300 level or above excluding MGT 381 and MGT 460)
  • Other accepted courses include:
    • MKT 365 - Retail Management
    • MKT 490 - Marketing Management
    • MIS 330 - End-User Management

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Management Concentration: 121 Semester Hours