Management (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, B.S.B.A.)

Management majors develop the decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking skills required for any business environment. The management curriculum focuses on critical thinking and leadership skills needed to achieve success in any area of business. Students can choose from three concentrations: General Management, Entrepreneurship, or Human Resource Management. These tailored programs prepare students for a variety of careers in human resources, organizational behavior, production, international and small business management, healthcare, government agencies, financial institutions, telecommunications, hospitality, education and more. 

Admission Requirements

Students with an ACT composite score of 21 or greater will be admitted without review upon completion of an application for admission to the program.

Students with an ACT composite score below 21 can be admitted to the program if they have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Students with an ACT composite below 21 and a high school GPA below 3.5 will be admitted into the BSBA program once they complete at least 30 university credit hours and have an overall college GPA of 2.5 or higher and have a grade of C or higher in the following courses:

ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
or ACC 202 Introductory Managerial Accounting
GBA 201Business Analytics & Reporting3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3

Applications for admittance should be submitted at least one week prior to attempting registration in courses restricted to majors. Applications of transfer students (upon their request) will be given a preliminary review before MWSU's pre- or regular registration sessions.

Students who choose this bachelor degree program will have no more than 6 years from admission or subsequent declaration to meet the requirements listed below. If certification, accreditation or statutory requirements change and additional requirements become effective during this time, the new requirements take precedence. 

Note: Students pre-admitted into the bachelor degree program (pre-major) have three years to meet admission requirements before moving to the overall 6 year time-frame allowed to complete the program requirements. 
General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42
Business Foundation Courses (BFC)33
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introductory Managerial Accounting3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 301Financial Management3
GBA 201Business Analytics & Reporting3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
SCM 301Principles of Supply Chain Management3
Additional BSBA Requirements15
MGT 416Production and Operations Management 13
ACC 418Accounting Information Systems 13
or MGT 418 Management Information Systems
MGT 419Strategic Management 13
PHL 230Ethics3
or PHL 232 Business Ethics
Select three credit hours of Applied Learning course(s) 13
Major Requirements 224
MGT 341Human Resources Management3
MGT 360Organizational Theory, Design and Change Management3
MGT 425International Management3
MGT 470Management Leadership3
Select one of the following concentrations:12
Human Resources

Credit must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.


At least 18 credit hours in the major must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.

Human Resources

General Concentration

Concentration Requirements
Select four upper division business electives (May only include one upper division ECO course):12
ACC 300-499
ENT 300-499
FIN 300-499
GBA 300-499
MGT 300-499
MKT 300-499
SCM 300-499
Total Credit Hours12

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Concentration Requriements
ACC 311Automated Accounting Systems for Small Business3
ENT 201Entrepreneurship I3
ENT 301Entrepreneurship II3
MKT 370Digital Marketing3
Total Credit Hours12

Human Resources Concentration

Concentration Requirements
GBA 447Employment Law3
MGT 444Organizational Staffing, Training, and Safety3
MGT 445Compensation and Benefits Management3
One upper division business or ECO elective3
Total Credit Hours12

NOTE: All upper-division Business courses required for the BSBA must be taken from the Steven L. Craig School of Business, from an AACSB accredited university or from a school with an approved articulation agreement.

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. No more than 6 credit hours of D permitted in major coursework
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.