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A BSBA management degree prepares you for a career in business, education, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Management involves coordinating the resources and activities of organizational members in a systematic way to achieve common goals.

What You’ll Do

As a management major at Southeast, you’ll learn to be a manager who is analytical, detail-oriented, flexible, decisive, and has strong leadership and communication skills.

  • Interact with qualified, award winning faculty in a small class environment.
  • Study in Robert A. Dempster Hall, an efficient and beautiful business building with a look and feel of a corporate environment.
  • Have access to more than 30 study-abroad programs offered with the Harrison College of Business.
  • Have access to Southeast’s Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, one of the largest entrepreneurship programs in the Midwest. Entrepreneurial studies prepare students to be creative and innovative in their chosen careers.

Management Major Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Outcomes & Careers 

  • $129k+

    Operations Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an Operations Manager is $129,330. 

  • $95k+

    Management Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Management Analyst is $95,290.

  • $101k 

    Administrative Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an Administrative Manager is approximately $101,870.

What You'll Study

Degree Map

As a management major, you’ll learn principals in leadership, economics, communication, and business statistics. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours. 

Business Administration Core – 30 Hours Required

Required Courses:
  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From*:
  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

Support Courses – 27 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements

  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A or MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM257 Business Statistics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

NOTE: All 100 and 200-level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300-level business core and business major courses.

Management Major Courses – 24 Hour Major – No Minor Required

(Cannot double count elective choices in more than one option.)

Required Management Core Courses:
  • ER361 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MG356 Found of Human Resource Management (3)
  • MG470 Leadership in Management (3)
  • MI001 Microsoft Excel Certification (0)
Real World Experience – Choose one option:
  • Participate in a departmentally approved international academic program


  • Complete departmentally approved internship
Management Option:
Choose 3 hours from:
  • ER561 Business Planning for New Ventures (3)
  • MK345 Intro to Business Research (3)
  • QM358 Production/Operations Management (3)
Choose 12 hours from:
  • BA560 International Business (3)*
  • ER531 Creative Problem Solving in Business (3)
  • HA550 Healthcare Risk Management (3)
  • MG354 Business Negotiation: Concepts and Practice (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • MG426 Managing & Developing Talent (3)
  • MG457 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MG471-473 Management Internship (1-3)
  • MG493 Independent Study in Management (1-3)
  • MG548 Project Management (3)
  • MG550 Improving Team Performance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)*
  • MG562 Org Theory & Design (3)

*If selected as an elective, cannot also count for international course requirement for the BSBA degree.

“Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this program of study.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  
  • UI100 (1)  
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BA101 (3) 
  • MA116 or MA123 (3) 
  • MI001 (0) 
  • MI101 (3)  
  • General Education (3) 
Spring Semester (15 Hours)  
  • EN140 (3)  
  • SC105 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Sophomore Year  

Fall Semester (17 Hours)  
  • AC221 (3)  
  • BA252 (2)  
  • EC215 (3)  
  • QM257 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
Spring Semester (15 Hours)  
  • AC222 (3)  
  • BL255 (3)  
  • EC225 (3)  
  • QM258 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Junior Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  
  • BA452 (1)  
  • FI361 (3)  
  • MG301 (3)  
  • MK301 (3)  
  • Elective (3)
  • General Education (3)  
Spring Semester (15 Hours)  
  • ER361 (3)  
  • MG356 (3)  
  • MG470 (3)
  • MI375 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  
  • International Core Course (3) 
  • ER561/MK345/QM358 (3)  
  • Major Elective (3)  
  • Major Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)  
Spring Semester (12 Hours)  
  • BA490 (3)  
  • Major Elective (3)  
  • Major Elective (3) 
  • Real World Experience (3) 

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA  

A minimum 2.25 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a BSBA degree.

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.


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BS and MBA in Business Management

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Department of Management
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(573) 651-2121
Office Location
Dempster Hall, 260
Mailing Address
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701