Earn a B.S. in management from Marian University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management 

Want a major that will help you build broad business knowledge, experience, and skills? Learn to plan, analyze, organize, and lead business activities with a bachelor’s degree in management from the Byrum School of Business.

Some business managers work in defined functional areas like human resources, finance, or logistics. Others pursue general management roles in specific industries such as manufacturing, technology, or healthcare. What all business managers have in common is a responsibility to manage efficient, effective business activities and ensure they are aligned with key organizational goals and objectives.

Why choose a B.S. in management at Marian?

Whether you plan to pursue a general management role or seek a management position in a specific industry or field, our management program will prepare you for business success. Our challenging curriculum will give you the breadth and depth for a great career working in diverse settings.

As a management major, you will:

  • Explore management concepts, theories, and best practices for driving organizational change and improving productivity.
  • Build interpersonal, analytical, operational, problem-solving and leadership skills for effective business management.
  • Broaden your perspectives and gain real-world insight through a high-impact, experiential curriculum in which you’ll learn by doing and collaborating with local business and civic leaders.
  • Learn good communication, teamwork, and social skills through general education courses grounded in the liberal arts and Franciscan values.
  • Develop skills that enable you to manage risk and ensure compliance with company policies and local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Get experience leading people and groups toward achieving shared goals like developing innovative solutions, meeting deadlines, staying within budget, and generating revenue.
  • Build good personal and professional values and ethics.
  • Complete at least one internship before graduation.

What will you study?

To earn our 128-credit degree in business management, you’ll complete general education, business core, and required and elective courses in the management major.

Marian University’s general education courses are grounded in the liberal arts. These courses enable you to build strong foundational intellectual skills in areas like critical thinking and communication. You’ll also acquire knowledge in the sciences and the humanities.

Core business courses provide you with significant business experiences or SBEs. As you complete these core courses, you’ll learn business by doing business. You’ll put together business plans and present your work to local business and civic leaders. You’ll analyze businesses of all types both quantitatively and comprehensively.

You’ll also complete required and elective courses in management, such as:

  • BUS 262: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 325: Student Consulting: A-Team
  • BUS 350: Operations Management
  • BUS 351: Human Resources Management
  • BUS 352: Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 372: Creativity and Change
  • BUS 395: Applied Managerial Decision Making
  • BUS 450: International business
  • MIS 330: Project Management

For complete details, review our Undergraduate Course Catalog or download our four-year plan of study and checklist.

Sample four-year plan and checklist

Adding a double-major, minor, or concentration to your plan of study

Consider adding a double-major in finance, an academic minor, or a concentration to your management degree. Not only will it help you more narrowly define your career path, you’ll be more marketable after graduation. About 75 percent of our management majors earn a concentration in one of these subjects.
  • Business in sports: This concentration is a great option for management majors who want to work in a managerial role for a professional or amateur sports organization. It’s also a good option for those who want to be agents or business managers for individual athletes.
  • Entrepreneurship: Earning a degree in management with a focus on entrepreneurship is an excellent choice if you want to start your own business, join a family business, or work for a start-up company.
  • Human resources management: Pairing a management major with an HR concentration is a viable combination for good careers. You can join our student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest professional association for HR specialists.

Other concentrations available for management majors are insurance and management information systems, both fields offering good career opportunities.

Want to work in the field of international business? Pair your management degree with a foreign language, global studies, or cross-cultural studies minor.

  • Take advantage of study-abroad options and complete courses like global marketing, international business, global HR, and international finance.
  • Learn from faculty mentors who have lived and/or worked in countries including South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Talk with your academic advisor for details about building a plan of study that’s tailored to your personal and professional interests.

What are your career paths?

Management graduates work in business sectors including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer and retail goods, including e-commerce
  • Technology, telecommunications, and utility companies
  • Logistics Management companies
  • Hospitality (hotels, event venues, and restaurants) and entertainment (athletes, actors, musicians, and performers)
  • Health-related companies, including hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government offices and agencies

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the employment outlook and median national salaries for business managers.

Occupation Growth through 2026 Median salary (2016) 
Compensation and benefits manager  5 percent $116,240
Sales manager  7 percent  $117,960 
Logistics and supply chain manager  7 percent  $74,170 
Human resources manager  9 percent  $106,910 
Administrative services manager*  10 percent  $90,050 
Property, real estate, or community manager  10 percent  $57,040 
Computer and information systems manager  12 percent  $135,800 
Management analyst or consultant  14 percent  $81,330 
Medical or health services manager  20 percent  $96,540 

*The BLS includes facility managers, finance and accounting managers, purchasing managers, and others who plan, direct, and coordinate operations and services required to support a successful organization in this category.

Marian students are encouraged to be active in professional associations and organizations before and after they graduate. Not only can membership in these types of groups help college students build a professional network, they often offer resources, programs, and career services for those who work in the management field

For admission information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264
admissions@marian.edu

For program specifics

Robert Schuttler
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
(317) 955-6038
robert@marian.edu

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