BBA Degree with Emphasis in Management

Management courses in the fields of organization theory, human relationships, administrative communication and related behavioral areas provide students with pertinent background for management careers in business and non-business organizations. A student may concentrate in the areas of personnel management, industrial relations or industrial management by selecting appropriate elective courses in consultation with an advisor.

Learning objectives for the Management concentration:

  • Describe the critical functions of human resource management and how they fit with other organizational functions and strategy
  • Demonstrate how an understanding of human behavior can solve interpersonal problems in organizational settings
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communications, exhibit how economic thought influences management decision making

The following courses are required for a concentration in Management:

  • BU302 Business Communications or an approved Management elective
  • BU345 Human Resource Management
  • BU346 Organizational Behavior
  • EC341 Labor Economics
  • Twelve additional upper division elective hours in accounting, business or economics
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"I am confident that my experience in Washburn's School of Business Management program will lead to opportunities and choices in my career. The professors have real world experience which created classrooms with real learning. The perspectives offered by the faculty have prepared me for the decisions I will face during my career."

– Clinton DeVoe, BBA Management, 2012

Freshmen and students new to the School of Business should visit with Stacy Woltje initially for help in determining their degree track. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may choose a faculty member advisor.

Determining the correct catalog year is very important when using our advising literature.  Catalog years dictate the requirements of your degree program and can change from year to year.  These requirements will remain in force for up to seven years, or until the student decides to choose a newer catalog year.  Sometimes it makes sense for a student to choose a newer catalog, while other times it’s more advantageous to use the older catalog.  Regularly working with your advisor ensures you are following the right degree track.

For students who started at Washburn on or before Summer 2019: Use the 2018-2019 catalog (updated general education program – requiring 9 hours from each of the core distribution areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences)

For students who start at Washburn in Fall 2019-Summer 2020: Use the 2019-2020 catalog (additional writing elective added within the Humanities requirement)

For students who start at Washburn in Fall 2020-Summer 2021: Use the 2020-2021 catalog (additional course in BU248 Data Analytics added to Business Core requirements)

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