Establish yourself as a leader.

From Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations, all enterprises need capable managers to lead teams, orchestrate business activities and achieve company objectives. Because these processes involve working with and through people, managers must exhibit skillful and compassionate leadership behaviors. Managers must be informed by thoughtful analysis, an intimate knowledge of the business and a clear vision for its future.


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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -

Management Emphasis

The BSBA, Management Emphasis degree is a 120-credit-hour program that requires at least 48-credit hours be filled with business courses, of which a minimum of 18-credit hours need to be taken in Management courses.

Throughout the program, students will be given the tools to become effective leaders, skilled communicators and savvy problem solvers. They will learn the theory and functions of management; the management of human resources; the development of strategic policies in an organization; organizational design and conflict resolution; entrepreneurship and international management. Students will be prepared to enter the workforce and succeed locally and globally across a wide range of business professions.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

There are many careers available to those with a degree in management. From import and export trade agreements, business systems, international marketing, banking, resource management, supply chain logistics and currency management, opportunities exist across all sectors and all industries.

The median annual salary of business managers is $116,880, according to wage and employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor.


Median annual salary

Career Opportunities

  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Manager
  • Consulting Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager/Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager


Emphasis plan of study

All business majors must meet the general education requirements of the university in addition to completing degree-specific curriculum requirements.

Review Full Degree Requirements Review Sample Four-Year Plan  Download 4-Year Academic Map

Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Student organizations

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as a business administration, management emphasis major:

Internship opportunities and undergraduate research

The Career and Internship Program at the UMSL College of Business Administration will help prepare you with the real-world experience to hit the ground running when you get a job. We also encourage majors in accounting to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to innovate and collaborate with leaders in your field.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.