Inspiring leaders for the future.

Building and managing a successful business has always been challenging, which is why today’s business leaders need skills in creativity, critical thinking, communication, cultural awareness and computer knowledge. At Marian, you’ll be inspired to become a leader in business through earning a degree in management.

Program Information

Professional Standards in business

Business programs at Marian University are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) whose mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs.

Accreditation Standards

Marian adheres to the following principles of business education promoted by IACBE:

Principle 1: Outcomes Assessment. The academic business unit has developed and fully implemented an outcomes assessment process consistent with their mission and broad-based goals.

Principle 2: Strategic Planning. The academic business unit has developed and implemented a strategic planning process that enables continuous improvement and guides it into the future consistent with its mission.

Principle 3: Curriculum. Programs offered are consistent with current, acceptable business practices and the expectations of professionals in the academic and business communities.

Principle 4: Faculty. Appropriate program coverage is provided by highly-qualified faculty with adequate time to devote to teaching, service, and scholarly activity.

Principle 5: Scholarly and Professional Activities. Faculty members are involved in scholarly and professional activities that enhance the depth and scope of their knowledge.

Principle 6: Resources. Financial resources available are sufficient to support a high-quality learning environment.

Principle 7: Internal and External Relationships. The academic business unit has effective working relationships with other functional units within the institution, meaningful linkages to business practitioners and organizations, effective relationships with external organizations, and is accountable to the public.

Principle 8: International Business Education. The academic business unit ensures that students possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and deal effectively with critical issues in a dynamic global business environment

Principle 9: Educational Innovation. The academic business unit maintains environment that encourages and recognizes innovation and creativity in the education of business students.

Professional Conduct (Standard for Students)

Faculty and Staff in the School of Business expect the highest standards of honest, ethical professional conduct from each of our students. Primary components of professional behavior expected include:

  • respect for others
  • full engagement
  • responsibility and integrity, and
  • commitment to quality.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science (MS) with concentration in Organizational Leadership.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .


The goal of the Management Program is for students to gain an understanding of theory, frameworks, processes and practice of managing individuals and groups including continuous improvement and leadership in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will possess an integrated knowledge of business functions & systems.
  • Students will Possess effective written communications skills.
  • Students will Possess effective oral communications skills.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply critical thinking skills to business problems.
  • Students will understand management theories and practices related to structure, processes, communication, decision-making, and culture in organizations.
  • Students will value ethical principles and application of individual and business ethics and values to business situations.
  • Students will apply a case solving methodology to management cases and be introduced to techniques for analyzing and solving organizational problems.
  • Students will understand and practice methods of continuous improvement for organizations.
  • Students will become sensitized to worldwide economic, labor, political, social, cultural, and competitive markets.

The Program
Through the management program, you’ll take courses that address all facets of business, including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing and personnel. You’ll acquire the skills to navigate the workplace and the world, with business curriculum and Marian’s liberal arts classes providing you a broad depth of knowledge and understanding in the business field. In addition, many management students complement their major with another business major or minor to further enhance their opportunities and increase their marketability.

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including PHI 231; ECO 201; MAT 130 or MAT 201. TEC 102 is highly recommended.

Business programs core
34 credits as follows:
31 credits:

ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Managerial Finance, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.

Management courses
18-21 credits as follows:
12 credits:
MGT 301 Operations Management, 3 cr.
MGT 330 Supply Chain Management, 3 cr.
MGT 422 Process and Quality, 3 cr.
TEC 403 Advanced Computer Applications for Business, 3 cr.

0-3 credits:
MGT 397 Internship, 0 cr.
MGT 497 Internship, 1-3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
BUA 404 Special Topics, 0-3 crs.
BUA 405 Contemporary Readings in Business, 3 cr.
MGT 304 International Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
MGT 311 Human Resources Management, 3 cr.
MGT 408 Leadership in Ethical Organizations, 3 cr.
MGT 421 Project Management, 3 cr.
MGT 426 Safety Health and Wellness, 3 cr.

16-22 credits:
University elective

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

As part of Marian's management program, you'll apply knowledge gained in class to solving real-world problems through creativity, critical thinking and communication skills. You'll engage in internships and cooperative work experiences with numerous businesses and organizations, which often lead to professional employment opportunities after graduation.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission

Thomas DePaoli, Ph.D.
Management Program Director

Marian's business faculty will prepare you to achieve your goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. Through the program, you'll be prepared to plan, organize, direct and manage an organization's activities, all while becoming a leader in business and achieving your professional goals.

Criteria for Undergraduate Business Students

A student who meets Marian University admission standards and who declares a business major must comply with the following standards at each class level:

Freshman Criteria (for students with at least 30 credits completed)

Students should have completed the following with a minimum grade of C:

  • ENG 101 or ENG 105

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

Sophomore Criteria (for students with at least 60 credits completed)

Students should have completed the following with a minimum grade of C:

  • ENG 151 or ENG 106
  • MAT 111 or MAT 130 or MAT 132
  • BUA 210
  • Science lab(s)

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

Junior and Senior Criterion (for students with at least 80 credits completed)

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

Failure to Meet Criteria

Any business student failing to meet these criteria is placed on probation. During the first semester of probation, students may continue taking business courses. If the student has failed to meet the criteria after one semester on probation, that student may only retake deficient classes and general education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

A business student is not allowed to graduate with a D+ or lower grade in any business course. If such a grade is recorded, the course must be retaken and a grade of C- or above must be achieved. All business students are required to take a comprehensive exit examination during the semester prior to graduation. Students pursuing more than one major in the business program must complete at least 15 credits of unique courses to count in each major. Students pursuing a minor must complete at least 9 credits of courses unique to the minor.

Internship Experience

The internship provides practical work experience related to the student's career objective. All internships involve planned and supervised on-the-job training with interaction among the student, a faculty advisor, and a supervisor from the site of the internship. The student may complete the internship on a part- or full-time basis. Before the student begins their internship, they must consult with the internship coordinator in their respective discipline to review requirements and expectations.

Prior to the start of the internship, the site must be approved and a learning contract and supervisor agreement must be completed. Students are eligible to register for a 0-3 credit internship upon achieving junior status. Specific internship requirements such as number of hours, paperwork, and other assignments may differ depending on major. Students must consult with the program director and internship coordinator for these details and cannot register for the internship until authorized by the internship coordinator. Business students are required to complete a minimum of one internship experience regardless of the number of declared majors.

School of Business video

Inspiring future leaders, Marian's business programs prepare students for all facets of the business world. Watch to learn more about Marian's Business Programs!

As a graduate of the management program, you'll find career success in a variety of settings, ranging from banking services and human resources to operations management and quality management. With numerous hands-on internship experiences, you'll be one step ahead of the competition and find success in both the private and public sectors.

MANAGEMENT - Traditional (Day) Program


Outcome: Knowledge Acquisition - Business

Measure: Peregrine CPC Comp Exam


Marian Baseline Target = 50 %-ile (51.9% correct)

Comparison (IACBE schools) = 50%-ile (51.9% correct)

Marian Stretch Goal = 80%-ile (62.5% correct)

Marian Average achieved = 78%-ile (59.9% correct)

Marian Highest Achieved = 98%-ile (79% correct)


On average, Marian students performed higher than the IACBE comparison average.

Almost half of Marian students performed in the top 20 percent nationally (45%).

In general, students have good knowledge of business concepts as measured by the CPC-Comp.

Outcome: Integrated Knowledge of Business

Measure: CAPSIM Business Simulation


Standard: Balanced Scorecard - Standard = at/above National average (50th %-ile)

Stretch Goal: Balanced Scorecard - Standard = at/above 80th %-ile

Marian Achieved = All teams above average except 1. (Range: 16th to 96th %-ile)

Marian Stretch Goal Achieved: 44% of teams at or above 80%


94% of Marian teams achieved results at or above the national average compared with others teams.

44% of Marian teams achieved the stretch goal performing at or above the 80th percentile.

In general, students do well in the simulation, demonstrating integrated knowledge of business.


Recent graduates have held internships in places such as:

  • Agnesian Healthcare
  • Consumer Portfolio Services
  • Eden Meat Market
  • Fond du Lac YMCA
  • Gleason Reel Corp.
  • Menasha Corporation

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Kira Schnell-Harrison, class of '08. Kira graduated from Marian University with a Marketing degree and is now employed as a Retail Account Specialist with Simmons Bedding Company. Watch Kira's story.

Internships are one of the many opportunities to gain hands-on experience while receiving an education at Marian University. Senior Kate Kostac, is just one shining example of a student who had a great experience while completing their internship. Kate served as the Human Resources Intern at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA. Watch Kate's story.

When given the opportunity to complete an internship as part of her program, Brooke took on the opportunity!! Hear about her experiences as a human resources intern at Agnesian. Watch Brooke's story.

Learn more about Business programs at Marian!

Thomas DePaoli, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Management Program Director

Teresa Lorenzoni
Adjunct Instructor

David Washkoviak
Adjunct Instructor


Fun Fact

More than 70% of students self-report that Marian has a good reputation in the community (Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey, April 2014).

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