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Management, BABA

Unlock your potential with a business management major at Seattle U. Gain the skills and knowledge to thrive as a future leader in the business world.

About this Program

Business Management Major for a Better World

Learn how to lead people and manage company resources for the good of all. Managers play a key role in balancing the needs of companies with the needs of workers. Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree majoring in management to learn what it takes to be an effective leader and manager.

The Management major will help you gain a strategic management perspective and the knowledge to structure organizations to meet profit and social responsibility goals. At the same time, you’ll become qualified in important communication and management skills to recruit, retain and guide individuals and teams to support successful companies and organizations.

In addition to required courses in leadership and human resource management, customize the major to suit your personal interests with electives in

  • International management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Team building

As a Jesuit business management school, we’ll also teach you about more than business. You’ll grow and develop as a well-rounded person who brings their full selves to their work.

If you want to be part of changing the world through business, you’re in the right place.

Management Degree at a Glance

Learn how this degree from the Department of Management will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

Through close relationships with faculty, you’ll learn innovative management strategies and build on your strengths and goals. You’ll also cultivate a strategic management perspective and learn how to structure organizations that meet both profit and social responsibility goals. Classes are small and experiential, which means you can really get to know your professors and other students. This network of management professionals who care about creating a more equitable world stays with you throughout your career.

Undergraduate Business Foundation

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate competent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate competent leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the body of knowledge encompassed by the UG Business Foundation courses.

Management (MGMT)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how business management concepts relate to service to others, organizational social responsibility, ethical practice, and commitment to justice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity (national, ethnic, cultural, gender, etc.) and the issues and challenges related to managing a workforce that is diverse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of leadership in organizations both at the micro level (individual, teams) and at the macro level (e.g., strategic management, organizational structure).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of major organizational behavior/general management concepts, theories, and their applications (such as motivation, teams, and decision making).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human resource management concepts and their application (such as compensation, training, and benefits).
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.

To achieve this minor, you will need to complete 30 hours of coursework, including Principles of Management and an ethics course. You can also choose between several other courses that discuss content such as human resources, managing work teams, diversity or organizational behavior. The goal of this coursework is to help you learn to motivate, lead and develop others while structuring organizations capable of meeting multiple goals.

What You’ll Learn

See the curriculum you’ll take as a student at this program.

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Top 5% World Business Schools & AACSB accredited 

Albers School of Business and Economics

100%

Placement Rate

For graduates of Albers School of Business and Economics

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$70,000

Average starting salary for business majors

Prepare to Make a Difference on Day One

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Explore Management

What can you do with a business management degree? You can build the foundation for a successful career as more employers demand talent well versed in leadership and soft skills.

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People-Focused Courses

  • Organizational behavior
  • Managing work teams
  • Adventure-based leadership
  • Managing diversity
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Business Skills Courses

  • Entrepreneurship essentials
  • Human Resource management
  • Business plan development
  • Project/process management

Connecting to Powerful Support

Your classmates and professors are only part of your new business network. Our strong connections to the best companies in Seattle open doors and create opportunities that could last a lifetime.

Our forward-looking ideas and hands-on classes feature projects that connect you to our vibrant neighborhood and the broader city of Seattle. You’ll have real-world experience in Seattle’s thriving and global business environment to help you launch your career.

Top Seattle Employers for New Management Grads

Every business needs managers to ensure the company is running smoothly and efficiently in an ever-changing business environment.

Our focus on social justice, inclusion and diversity makes our graduates highly desired by the best companies in Seattle, including:

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Expedia
  • Microsoft
  • PACCAR

Popular Business Management Careers

Business consulting and human resource management are popular career paths for management majors. These high-impact careers mean you can make a difference right away. Here are some of the most common job titles for our recent grads:

  • HR Regional Manager
  • Consultant
  • Account Manager
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Property Management Specialist

Classroom Lessons for Real LIfe

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Chance Ringor

“Throughout my four years at Albers, my favorite class was Principles of Management with Professor Jennifer Marrone. She solidified my learning with fun hands-on games and examples. She also shared extremely valuable information that has helped me navigate situations in school and in life.”

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Universal and Necessary

Jessica Purganan

“Pursuing a Business Management and Humanities double-degree has been a one-of-a-kind experience that I am beyond grateful for. Combining the insightful professors with the endless resources that Seattle University has to offer, the management undergraduate program has exposed me to elements of the major that is both universal and necessary for a well-rounded individual entering the business world”

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  • Jeffery Smith, PhD
    Jeffery Smith, PhD

    Chair, Department of Management
    Professor, Department of Management
    Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics

  • Eunice Rhee, PhD
    Eunice Rhee, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Management
    Robert B. O'Brien Endowed Chair in Business, 2022-2025

Here to Help Learn More

For more information about the Management major or minor at Seattle U, contact:

Jeffery Smith

Chair, Department of Management

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