BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Management

Degree Program Description

Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will gain exposure to multiple areas of business including Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking, Management, and Marketing.   By selecting an emphasis in management students will learn the tools needed for planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, and directing a business, project, or department.  Management coursework is diverse, covering entrepreneurial strategy, human resource management, human behavior in organizations, information systems and analytics, operations management, business law, diversity and inclusion, and leadership and ethics.  Careers in management include human resource director, hospital administrator, bank manager, industrial relations director, quality control analyst, systems analyst, and manager of diversity and inclusion.

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and the degree requirements below.

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Core Courses26
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Theory of the Firm
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Required Management Courses9
Operations Management
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Additional Management Courses
Select three of the following:9
Business and Society
Diversity and Inclusion in Management
International Management
Special Topics in Management
Managing Across Cultures
Managing People in the Global Enterprise
Current Issues in International Management
Management of Service Operations
Project Management Fundamentals
Total Quality Management
Human Resource Management Law
Problems in Management
Topics in Management
Modern Manufacturing
Selected Problems in Human Resource Management
Crisis Management
Leadership Development
Collective Bargaining
Management of Electronic Commerce
Change Management in Business
Legal Aspects of Business Organization and Operation
Database Management
Web Development Fundamentals
Principles of Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurial Process
Experiential Entrepreneurship
New Business Planning and Management
Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception
Professional Management Internship
Emphasis Support Courses12
A list of suggested emphasis support courses for management majors is available at the College of Business undergraduate advising office. Pre-approved emphasis support courses include:
Any 2000+ course in: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biological Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Geography, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Physics
Any 2300+ course in: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish
Any 3000/4000+ course in: Accountancy, Agricultural Economics, Anthropology, Architectural Studies, Atmospheric Sciences, Black Studies, Communication, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fisheries & Wildlife, Food Science, Forestry, History, Hospitality Management, Journalism, Linguistics, Marketing, Natural Resources, Parks Recreation & Tourism, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Religious Studies, Rural Sociology, Sociology, Statistics, Soil Science, Textile & Apparel Management, Women’s & Gender Studies
Management: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Fundamentals of Systems Design and Analysis
Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception
Other 3000+ level courses taken in fulfillment of requirements for an official minor or dual major.
Capstone Course - senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required3
Strategic Management
Total Credits120

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
BUS_AD 15002MATH 14003
MATH 11003ECONOM 10143
Biological Science 3Humanities3
Humanities3Elective 3
Elective1ENGLSH 10003
State Requirement3 
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363STAT 25003
BUS_AD 25002ACCTCY 20373
ECONOM 10153ACCTCY 22583
MATH 13003Biological or Physical Science with Lab3
Physical Science3Elective1
Elective 1Humanities (2000 level) Writing Intensive3
 15 16
Third Year
BUS_AD 35002FINANC 30003
STAT 35003MANGMT 35403
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 40203
MANGMT 30003MRKTNG 30003
MANGMT 33003Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support3
 14 15
Fourth Year
MANGMT 40103MANGMT 49703
MANGMT 40303Additional Management Course3
Additional Management course3Emphasis Support Course3
Emphasis Support Course3Emphasis Support Course3
BUS_AD 45003Additional Management Course3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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