Management (B.B.A.)

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) with a concentration in Management is one of five BBA's offered by the Southwestern Adventist University's Department of Business. The goal of the Business Department is to prepare the student for a career in business, guiding them in obtaining the abilities needed to succeed in their chosen area; Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance or International Business. The student will develop competencies in integrity, research and critical thinking, communications, leadership, and professional skills through classroom instruction and activities, projects, case studies, interaction with professionals from the community, and other methods. 

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The job market for Management majors is broad and our Management graduates have found jobs such as human resources, compensation or benefits specialists, purchasing, administration executives, administration assistants, administrative support, data entry and analysis, healthcare administration and support, insurance or medical claims and billing, and many others. 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 Statisitics, between the years 2014 and 2024 there will be an increase of 121,200 (8.3%) jobs for supervisors of office and administrative support workers. Human Resources Specialist's will find about 139,300 new jobs between 2014 and 2024 and there will be a need for an additional 46,600 HR managers in the same period. 

Earnings

Earnings potential for graduates with management degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual income for office and administrative support occupations is $35,530 while supervisors of these workers earn an annual average of $54,400. Individuals working in human resources average $62,590 annually while operations specialty managers average as much as $117,200 annually. The average annual income for CEO is $180,700.

Educational Qualifications

A Bachelors degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many positions as well as earning potential. 

 

 

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2017-2018. 

BUSINESS CORE

ACCT 211 Accounting Principles I ......................................3

ACCT 212 Accounting Principles II.....................................3

BUAD 202 Introduction to Contemporary Business....1

BUAD 211 Profiles of Entrepreneurship ..............................3

BUAD 270 Management Information Systems ...................3

BUAD 301 Principles of Management..................................3

BUAD 311 Business Law ........................................................3

BUAD 321 Business Finance..................................................3

BUAD 460 Ethics & Business Social Responsibility............3

BUAD 466 Production and Operations Management........3

BUAD 472 Business Policies and Strategies ......................... 3

ECON 211 Macroeconomics.................................................. 3

ECON 212 Microeconomics .................................................. 3

MKTG 343 Principles of Marketing.......................................3 

TOTAL: 42

MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

BUAD 317 Business Communications ................................. 3

BUAD 372 Human Resources Management........................3

BUAD 423 Organizational Behavior.....................................3

BUAD 454 International Management.................................3

BUAD Management Electives.........................................6

TOTAL: 18

REQUIRED COGNATE

CSIS 106 Comprehensive Spreadsheets ................3

MATH 241 Introduction to Probability and Statistics.........3 

 

First Year

First Semester

ENGL 121—Freshman comp ...............................................3

MATH 110—College Algebra ....................................................3

UNIV 111—Wellness for Life............................................2

BUAD 202-Introduction to Contemporary Business...3

Lab Science Course ....................................................................4

TOTAL:​ 15

Second Semester

BUAD 211—Profiles of Entrepreneurship ...............................3

HIST xxx—History Course .........................................................3

CSIS xxx—Computer Science Course.......................................3

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ................................................3

Physical Science Elective ............................................................4

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Year

ACCT 211—Principles of Accounting I....................................3

BUAD 270—Management Information Systems ...............3

ECON 211—Macroeconomics...................................................3

ENGL 220—Research Writing...................................................3

MATH 241—Introduction to Probability and Statistics.........3

KINA xxx—Kinesiology Activity Course ..................................1

TOTAL:​ 15

ACCT 212—Principles of Accounting II ..................................3

COMM 111—Speech ..................................................................3

ECON 212—Microeconomics ...................................................3

HIST xxx—History Course .........................................................3

Fine Arts Elective.............................................3

TOTAL:​ 15

Third Year

BUAD 301—Principles of Management...................................3

BUAD 311—Business Law .........................................................3

BUAD 321—Business Finance...................................................3

MKTG 343—Principles of Marketing .......................................3

ENGL xxx—English Literature Course......................................3

KINA xxx—Kinesiology Activity Course ..................................1

TOTAL:​ 16

BUAD 317—Business Communications ..................................3

BUAD 372—Human Resources Management.........................3

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ................................................3

BUAD xxx—Management Electives (upper division) .............6

TOTAL:​ 16

Fourth Year

BUAD 423—Organizational Behavior......................................3

BUAD 454—International Management..................................3

BUAD 460—Ethics & Business Social Responsibility ............3

BUAD 466—Production & Operations ....................................3

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ................................................3

TOTAL:​ 15

BUAD 472—Business Policies and Strategies (Capstone) .....3

BUAD xxx—Business Electives (upper division) ................ 12

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ................................................3

History/Social Science Elective..................................3

BUAD xxx—Business Electives (upper division) .............6

TOTAL:​ 15