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 take courses focusing on supply chain management, human resource management, and entrepreneurship. Students will learn knowledge and skills needed to manage value-adding processes and projects; to coordinate and lead human resources to accomplish organizational goals; and the mindset and skills to become an entrepreneur and to innovate within an organization. Students with a management emphasis accept positions as consultants, project managers, supply chain analysts, human resource managers, and in management rotational career positions.

Major Program Requirements

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

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admission Courses33
Required Core Courses24
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Managerial Economics
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Required Management Courses9
Operations Management
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Additional Required Management Courses (pick one)3
Can not double count in additional management courses
Diversity and Inclusion in Management
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
International Business
Supply Chain Management
Additional Management Courses9
Select three of the following:
Business and Society
Diversity and Inclusion in Management
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Design Thinking for New Business Innovation
International Business
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
Supply Chain Management
Managing Global Trade
Purchasing and Supply Management
Total Quality Management
Human Resource Management Law
Problems in Management
Topics in Management
Management Analytics and Spreadsheet Modeling
Compensation and Benefits: Theory and Practice
Modern Manufacturing
Selected Problems in Human Resource Management
Crisis Management
Leadership Development
Labor Relations and Employee Relations
Management of Electronic Commerce
Consulting Tools and Strategies
Change Management in Business
Advanced Business Law
Database Management
Web Development Fundamentals
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Technology and the Entrepreneurial Process
New Business Planning and Management
Facilitation of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Human Resource Management Problems and Consulting
Professional Management Internship
Emphasis Support Courses12
Courses to be selected from:
Accountancy: Any 3000 or 4000 level class.
Economics: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class.
Management: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Marketing: Any 3000 or 4000 level class.
Other 3000 or 4000 level courses taken in fulfillment of requirements for an official certificate, 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 15003MATH 14003
MATH 11003ECONOM 10143
Biological or Physical Science with Lab3Humanities3
Humanities3ENGLSH 10003
State Requirement3Elective 3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363STAT 25003
ECONOM 10153ACCTCY 20373
MATH 13003ACCTCY 22583
Humanities (writing intensive)3MANGMT 3000W3
 15 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35003FINANC 30003
MRKTNG 30003MANGMT 35403
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 40203
MANGMT 33003Additional Required Management Course3
Elective 3Emphasis Support3
 15 15
Fourth Year
MANGMT 40103MANGMT 49703
MANGMT 40303Additional Management Course3
Additional Management course3Additional Management Course3
Emphasis Support Course3Emphasis Support Course3
BUS_AD 45003Emphasis Support Course3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. 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.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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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 are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career 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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