Learn to lead: You’ll do that here.

A BSBA in management prepares you for a career in business, education, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Learn to lead an organization to its goals with communication, resource management, and problem-solving skills. Working with industry-experienced faculty gives you the edge in our AACSB-accredited program.

In addition to your online course work, you'll have the opportunity for real-world experience through internship and study-abroad programs. This means you're on a career-ready path from day one.

What You'll Do

As a management major at Southeast, you’ll learn to be a manager who is analytical, detail-oriented, flexible, and decisive, with strong leadership and communication skills. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals in management, economics, and marketing.
  • Continue working, secure an internship or balance life’s other responsibilities by taking online courses.
  • Count upper level courses towards a master’s degree with the accelerated MBA program.

What Can You Do with a Management Degree?

Management graduates work in a wide variety of non-profit, government and corporate settings, including corporate finance, public service, financial and personnel operations, as well as management and marketing roles.

With the flexibility of choosing courses relevant to your ambitions, you’ll be prepared to tackle the challenges of the career path you choose.

Career Opportunities

  • Administrative Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Analyst

Online: Management 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. 

  • $99k+

    Management Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Management Analyst is $99,410.


  • $104k 

    Administrative Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an Administrative Manager is approximately $104,900.


Management Curriculum

Degree Map

The management degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours. “Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed these courses in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this program of study.

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

  • 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)

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 Courses taken to meet Business Administration Core requirements may not be counted on a major

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

  • 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 Analytics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Analytics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

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

(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:
  • ER561 Business Planning for New Ventures (3)
  • MK345 Intro to Business Research (3)
  • QM358 Production/Operations Management (3)
Choose 12 hours:
  • 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.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in a 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)
  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • BA101 (3)
  • MA116 or MA123 (3)
  • MI001 (0)
  • MI101 (3)
  • General Education (3)
Spring Semester (15)
  • EN140 (3)
  • SC105 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Sophomore Year

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

Junior Year 

Fall Semester (16)
  • BA452 (1)
  • FI361 (3)
  • MG301 (3)
  • MK301 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)
Spring Semester (14)
  • ER361 (3)
  • MG356 (3)
  • MG470 (3)
  • MI375 (3)
  • General Education (2)

Senior Year

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

Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

98% of Harrison College of Business and Computing graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within a year.

Alumni are employed by

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  • Garmin logo
  • Google logo
  • JPMorgan Chase logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Mondi logo
  • The Bank of Missouri logo

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Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.


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Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

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.

Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

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