General management

General Management

Inspiring leadership in the business field.

True leadership takes more than management skills. It takes vision, character and the ability to inspire others to achieve a common goal. Marian's general management program provides not just the theoretical understanding of key management principles such as leadership, power, decision making, policy formation and organizational structure and change, but it also will enable you to bring that knowledge to life and apply those principles to real-world business problems in meaningful ways.

The Program
The general management program will position you to explore a variety of essential areas related to business, from statistics, accounting and microeconomics to business law, strategy and policy, business ethics and many more. Additionally, the business core curriculum will enable you to develop and sharpen crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, leadership and writing, among others. The general management curriculum is designed to foster the kind of intellectual adaptability and skills it takes to succeed in the world of business and industry. You'll engage in case studies, small-group discussions, and work-related research projects, developing knowledge that can be applied at your current job the very next day.

The Convenience
Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to advance their careers, the general management program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. As your neighbor, Marian is local, connected and respected - employers know us and trust our graduates. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Plymouth and West Allis, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some courses are available online; you can start your program in the fall, spring or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

The Marian Reputation
At Marian, we’ve been educating adult learners for nearly 80 years. We know business and industry because our faculty, students and graduates have helped shape the business landscape. As a student pursuing your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the general management program, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading business experts. And you’ll find the kind of inspired results that come from our strong connections with major employers who helped craft our programs based on what they’re looking for in business graduates.

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Program Information

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

Liberal arts core
18 credits:
ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.
HIS 114 World History Since 1900, 3 cr.
HIS 2xx History elective, 3 cr.
MAT Math elective, 3 cr.
PHI 132 The Examined Life, 3 cr.
THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following (must be from at least two areas):
ART Art elective, 3 cr.
ENG Literature elective, 3 cr.
MUS Music elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
BIO Ecological or environmental science elective, 3 cr.
PHS Physical science, chemistry, meteorology, or physics elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
PSY Psychology elective, 3 cr.
SOC Sociology elective, 3 cr.

Business administration core
37 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio, 1 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 300 Finance: Theory and Applications, 3 cr.
MAT 123 Introduction to Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
PHI 231 Business Ethics, 3 cr.
TEC 201 Information Systems for Business, 3 cr.

General management courses
12 credits:
MGT 304 International Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
MGT 311 Human Resource Management, 3 cr.
MGT 420 Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management, 3 cr.
MGT 421 Project Management, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
MGT 301 Operations Management, 3 cr.
MGT 408 Leadership in Ethical Organizations, 3 cr.
MGT 411 Organizational Training and Development, 3 cr.
MGT 412 Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection, 3 cr.
MGT 422 Process and Quality, 3 cr.
MGT 426 Safety and Health, 3 cr.

46 credits:
University electives

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


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