Management, Management Concentration, B.S.B.A.

Shippensburg University's AACSB-accredited Management, Management Concentration, B.S.B.A. program does not limit you to a narrow functional perspective. It provides great flexibility because of the broad approach while also allowing you to pursue specific goals.

What Will I Learn?

This program provides future business managers with a well-rounded perspective of the strategic and tactical challenges that persist in contemporary business management. During your time at Ship, you will develop strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with a sound analytical foundation. Additionally, you may develop complementary competency areas of study in several areas including marketing, finance, management information systems and supply chain management.

Olivia Sommers smiling and posing in high up area with trees and waterway in the background

Meet Olivia Sommers

“With smaller class sizes, Ship faculty members can really get to know you as a student and they are always finding ways to help.”

How Olivia Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

You will need to complete 120 credits in the following areas:

  • General education courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business core courses: This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior and business law as well as other business subjects.
  • Management courses: This sequence of courses provides the necessary technical knowledge with respect to tools, techniques and concepts.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

Possible double majors include finance, accounting, MIS, accounting, supply chain management and public administration.

Recommended minors include psychology, computer science and technical/professional communications.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Completion of this program provides employment potential in both manufacturing and service firms. Industrial and retail sales positions, with a career orientation toward sales management, are also likely.

You will also have a solid foundation for graduate study.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

The John L. Grove College of Business is internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Shippensburg University offers small class sizes and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one contact with faculty members.

There are a number of clubs you can participate in to learn more about your area of study outside the classroom. Student professional organizations will provide you with a variety of opportunities to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application and build lasting friendships within the business community.

Internships provide great opportunities for on-the-job experience while you gain credits. They often turn into job offers for our students.