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
  • BU345 Human Resource Management
  • BU346 Organizational Behavior
  • EC341 Labor Economics
  • Twelve additional upper division elective hours in accounting, business or economics

Freshman 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.  

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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

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