Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management

Find your role in planning, organizing, and leading with a BBA in Management

The Marian University Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management program examines differing approaches to running a business or organization and explains the skills and activities utilized by managers in fulfilling their functions. An emphasis is placed on the management function in an organizational context, but the program also focuses on the management of projects and tasks.

Is a BBA in Management degree valuable? We prepare students for professional work experience following graduation, and our students are able to add experience to their résumé so that they are one step ahead of the competition. Not to mention, our internship and cooperative education programs provide students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in the business arena.

Through internships, BBA Business Management majors establish relationships with numerous firms, which often leads to professional employment opportunities following graduation. Our graduates are open to a wide variety of careers, including banking services, human resources, operations management, and quality management. The program emphasizes all facets of business, including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing, and personnel.

Learn the fundamental principles of organizations, their teams, and their people.

Explore Being a Business Management Student

Learn about how professors bring topics to life as they share their real-world experience in running companies and managing staff. Dr. Seelig also talks about the internship experience every business major at Marian receives. You will spend between 150 and 300 hours at a business either in the U.S. or abroad.

What can you do with a BBA in Management?

Recent graduates have found career success with the following organizations:

  • Agnesian HealthCare
  • Alliant Energy
  • Grandé Cheese
  • Kohler Company
  • Mercury Marine
  • Michels Corporation
  • Schenck Business Solutions

What does a BBA in Management cover?

Topics that we explore in-depth include:

  • Leadership
  • Power
  • Decision-making
  • Policy formation
  • Organizational structure and change

How can a BBA in Management help me?

The program is geared toward improving student skills AND their resumes in the areas of:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Operations
  • Problem solving
  • Planning

BBA in Business Management Curriculum

The objective of the Marian University BBA in Management program is to prepare students to actively participate in society and culture and to respond intelligently, creatively, and humanely to the dynamic demands of the modern business environment. Marian University BBA Business Management graduates acquire the skills to navigate the workplace and the world. Our curriculum, in addition to our liberal arts classes, provides a broader depth of knowledge and understanding in all facets of the business field.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
  • First Year Studies

Core Courses

Business Management majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Skills

Learning Outcomes

To earn a Business Management degree at Marian University, students must develop a sense of their own worth, an understanding of others, and a commitment to their own responsibilities as future business leaders. Emphasis is placed upon career orientation within the context of an applied liberal arts background. Should students choose, participation in the Marian University chapter of Sigma Beta Delta – the international honor society for business management majors – can help increase their knowledge base.

Through personalized support and quality practical applications, business faculty will inspire and motivate Marian University business management students to be prepared to become successful contributing members of their community. Our students benefit from having faculty who are experts in the business field, bringing with them decades of experience and a passion for serving others. Graduating with a BBA in Business Management from Marian University, students have the skills, knowledge, and insight to be successful in the 21st-century business world.

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.