Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years

Within any organization, executive staff members are responsible for leading in different areas, so established organizational goals are met. In businesses, non-profit organizations, institutions and government agencies, general managers oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations. Their responsibilities may include: setting goals and creating or managing programs to reach them, managing directors and other lower-level executives, appointing department heads and planning organizational restructuring, authorizing budgets, large purchases, and use of materials and technology, handling complex human resources issues, such as setting policy or hiring and firing, evaluating financial trends within the organization through detailed reports, creating detailed proposals to garner support from board and staff members, assessing competition, security and loss prevention, and acquiring or selling different parts of a business, and establishing partnerships between companies

Students in management degree programs usually study management and business law, research and data analysis, economics, accounting and finance, mathematics and statistics, technology and operational procedures and human resources management

Plus, obtaining an optional Certified Manager (CM) credential through the Institute for Certified Professional Managers can bolster employability for managers at any level.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

Management, procurement, business administration, operations, human resources, financial services.

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

The following business foundational courses are to be completed with at least a 2.0 GPA before proceeding to disciplinary core requirements.
• EC 1603 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
• EC 1613 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
• BU 1623 Computer Applications (3 cr.)
• BU 2113 Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
• BU 2123 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
• MA 3013 Statistics for Business (or equivalent statistics course) (3 cr.)
• BU 3041 Applied Business Statistics Lab (1 cr.)
• SO 3213 Fundamentals of Leadership (3 cr.)

The following required business disciplinary core courses are to be taken only after successful completion of the above foundational courses.
• BU 3023 Principles of Management (3 cr.)
• BU 3033 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
• BU 3043 Principles of Finance (3 cr.)
• BU 3053 Principles of Business Law (3 cr.)
• BU 4963 Strategic Management (3 cr.)
• BU 4993 Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

Curriculum (The following required courses are in addition to the common core curriculum, business foundational courses and business disciplinary core requirements.)
• BU 3163 Production and Operations Management (3 cr.)

or BU 4023 Human Resources
• Management Electives (9 cr.)
• BU 3223 Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
• BU 4123 International Business (3 cr.)

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

At St. Gregory’s, you’ll have the opportunity to test your skills and abilities outside of the classroom by creating and executing Enactus projects. Enactus is a non-profit organization that empowers students to empower others by finding free enterprise solutions to today’s problems.

In addition, all SGU business majors are required to compete in the Governor’s Cup Business Plan competition, which requires the completion and approval of a workable business plan for a specific company. Students are given two chances to compete in the Governor’s Cup. Juniors have the opportunity to join the senior teams to build a plan and compete. Then, all seniors are required to create a new business solution to fill a market need.

Our Commitment To You: 

The SGU business department faculty is dedicated to ensuring you are equipped with the character, knowledge and skills needed to compete in life and work.

We provide a customized education of the whole person. The faculty serves the student by assessing individual needs and creating an environment that is conducive for growth throughout your educational journey.

Bottom line, degrees, such as Management, that are based in the business department offer the practical skills employers in all types of businesses seek on a daily basis.

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