Management Concentration

Business Administration, BBA

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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, BBA - 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 Business Administration Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a four year degree offered through the Department of Business with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Specific program requirements can be found in the Business Administration major descriptions for each concentration. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation under this curriculum.

Business Core Requirements

Required Business Courses

Minimum grade of C or higher required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • MIS 160 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
  • EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BQA 345 - Advanced Statistical Analysis for Business
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 333 - Organizational Communication
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 385 - Operations/Production Management
  • MGT 497 - Strategic Management
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business

Other Required Courses

Minimum grade of C required

  • COM 101 - Oral Communication
  • MA 123 - Statistics
    BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business

Additional Requirements

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

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • FIN 340 - Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MGT 382 - Organizational Behavior
  • BU 383 - Leadership
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • ACC 465 - Managerial Accounting

Select 1 of the following

  • MKT 490 - Marketing Management
  • MGT 371 - International Business Seminar

Select 1 of the following

  • BU 400 - Internship
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business

Select 3 of the following

  • Management (MGT) courses at or above the 300 level
    • MGT 312 - Introduction to Sports Management
    • MGT 332 - Facilities & Event Management in Sports
    • MGT 352 - Culture & Diversity in Organizations
    • MGT 371 - International Business Seminar
    • MGT 374 - Nonprofit Management
    • MGT 384 - Strategies for the Managerial Woman
    • MGT 387 - Intro to Health Care Management
    • MGT 388 - Compensation Management
    • MGT 389 - Labor Relations
    • MGT 399 - Special Topics in Management
    • MGT 400 - Internship in Management
    • MGT 421 - Training and Development
    • MGT 422 - Sports Governance
    • MGT 424 - Board, Community, and Volunteer Development
    • MGT 430 - Health Care Quality Management
    • MGT 432 - Organization & Management of Sports Programs
    • MGT 440 - Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • MGT 470 - Comparative Health Care Systems
    • MGT 491 - Seminar in Human Resource Management
    • MGT 493 - Managing the Growing Business
    • MGT 499 - Independent Projects in Management
  • MKT 365 - Retail Management
  • ENT 280 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BBA - Management Concentration: 120 Semester Hours