B.B.A. Management

Looking for a career path that includes managing teams and projects for a company or business? The B.B.A. Management concentration prepares you to efficiently administer business practices. Even if you don’t necessarily think of yourself as a businessperson, a degree in management provides practical skills in making businesses operate more effectively, managing the people in your organization and strategizing.

Southwestern Adventist University’s management concentration provides you with education and training in theoretical and applied management principles and functions. The Department of Business Administration’s emphasis is placed on skills in communication, human resources, decision-making and organizational behavior.

Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level. 


Job Outlook

The job outlook for individuals with management degrees continues to improve. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2018 and 2028:

  • A need of 161,100 additional jobs for supervisors of office and administrative support workers.
  • Human resources specialists will find about 33,000 new jobs.
  • An additional 12,300 human resource managers will be needed.
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"Without the SWAU business program I'm not sure I would have fully grasped the importance of making an ethical choice. I can now easily make choices in or out of the office that will coincide with my Christian morals and world-views, all without second guessing my decisions.

“I am grateful for the words of encouragement and wisdom that the business professors continuously gave me through my studies. Without them, I’m not sure if I would have been able to keep my motivation going. Thanks to their support and push to keep going, I graduated with a B.B.A. Management. Something I once thought may have been impossible."
-Wesley Jones, Class of 2019 B.B.A. Management


Human resources managers spend their workdays planning, coordinating and directing administrative functions of an organization or company.


  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Compensation or Benefits Specialist
  • Administration Executives
  • Administration Assistants
  • Administrative Executive Assistant
  • Data Entry and Analysis
  • Healthcare Administration Executive Assistant
  • Salesperson
  • Project Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Project Manager

Median annual wage for human resources managers in May 2019

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moses, PhD

Department of Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat

Satyanarayana Ramella, PhD

Department of Business & Financial Services
Assistant Vice President

Chanda Santo, MBA

Department of Business Administration
Assistant Professor