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Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration degree with a major in management.

Description of Program

Professional managers are a distinct and essential group in modern society who are responsible for maintaining and improving organizational effectiveness. The management degree in the College of Business and Public Administration is carefully designed to make its graduates extremely competitive in today’s dynamic market for entry-level managers, as well as to give them the background needed to advance in their chosen careers. Management students are introduced to the habits of professionalism and are given liberal opportunity to interact with private and public organizations and to participate in professional activities beyond the curriculum.

The management major prepares students for the challenging task of directing people and activities in today’s private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Those who study this field at Drake are grounded in the theories, concepts, practices and ethical concerns of contemporary management and emerging trends. Management students learn how organizations are designed and administrated, how people behave when they are part of an organization, and how employees are compensated, motivated and protected. They learn how organizations measure and improve performance and how they make strategic advances in a competitive marketplace. In addition, they are exposed to the issues and challenges of international business activity.

Graduates of the management program may attain positions in human resource departments, operations, customer service, purchasing and sales; they work as franchise managers, management consultants, department managers; and they work in diverse industries from financial services to manufacturing to retail.   

Requirements for Major

Twenty-five credits within the college and 6 credits outside the college. 

Non-business requirements:

  • Psychology 1
  • SCSS Sociology 1

Business requirements:

  • Management 145 (Organizational Theory)
  • Management 160 (Planning and Control of Operations)
  • Management 175 (Employee and Industrial Relations)
  • Management 182 (Human Resource Management)
  • Business 170 (International Business)
  • Accounting 125 (Managerial Accounting) (preferred) or
    Accounting 115 (Cost Accounting)

Six credits in an area of special interest
To complete their program of study, management majors must select two courses (6 credits) beyond the management core from other major fields in the College of Business and Public Administration. The two courses must be in the same field. In exceptional cases, fields outside the college may be selected (2 courses or six credits from the same field) as approved by the department. The area of special interest should reinforce professional development and career objectives of the student.

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