Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in
Students in Ship’s management program develop skills in evaluating and understanding the activities of an organization.
Graduates of Shippensburg University’s Management program are prepared to work in both private and public sector organizations. Students are not limited by a narrow functional perspective; they have a considerable degree of flexibility, due to the broad sweep of their studies. While the typical graduate is seeking an entry-level position, those with prior work experience may expect a starting job and salary at a level commensurate with their experience. At Ship students develop strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with a sound analytical foundation. If you enjoy competition, or the process of expanding the limits of your understanding, then you are well prepared for the management program in the John L. Grove College of Business.
Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.
Students in the management program have a unique opportunity to focus on specialized areas of management study, including entrepreneurship, human resource management and international management. Additionally, they may develop complementary competency areas of study in numerous functional areas including: marketing, finance, management information systems, and supply chain management.
The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Global Business Exploration Program (GBEP) strives to promote and facilitate international study abroad/internship opportunities for College of Business students. Human Resources Management Club (SHRM) promotes the ideas and principles of human resource management. Speakers from businesses are invited to the meetings to discuss current trends and issues in human resources. Membership to SHRM is open to all interested undergraduate students.
The undergraduate BSBA degree in Management requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours 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 Curriculum: Accounting majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings: http://www.ship.edu/business/.
- Management Courses: There are four possible concentrations within management: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Management, and Management.