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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Major, BSBA

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On-Campus, 100% Online

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Overview

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.

Business management was recently recognized as the most recommended major by payscale.com. Employment of business managers is projected to grow up to 8% to 2029, with a median annual salary of $85,260, according to wage and employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor.



85,260

Median annual salary

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Employment growth by 2029

Career Opportunities

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

 

Plan of study

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

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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

From leadership, to cultural, to just plain fun, Recognized Student Organizations at UMSL make it easy to get involved. Students who join RSOs make new friends, learn new skills, and perform better in classes. Plus, with over 120 student organizations on campus, there’s something for everyone! You might like:

Internship opportunities

UMSL Business's Career and Internship Program is just one of the many reasons our students chose UMSL Business. As the leader in business education in St. Louis, we offer premier degree programs in accounting, business administration, cybersecurity, and information systems and technology. Emphasis areas within Business Administration include: entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, and supply chain management.

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.

Undergraduate research

We encourage and support students as they engage in exciting activities in and outside of the classroom that enrich their academic and professional understanding of their chosen area of study. All majors are encouraged to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to produce discipline-specific intellectual or creative innovations to their field.