Management Concentration

Why Study Management

The management program provides the student with a broad understanding of a variety of systematic business practices, techniques, and philosophies. The program stresses the mastery of key managerial concepts from the perspective of how they affect the behavior, performance, and satisfaction of individuals and how individual performance and satisfaction contribute to organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Special attention is devoted to the necessity of adapting to environmental conditions. Due to the designed flexibility of the program, students have the opportunity to tailor a general management program of study that best fits their individual career interests.

Ship's management concentration permits a high degree of flexibility in choice of electives, so you can tailor a program of study that best fits your career interests.

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. These internship opportunities include businesses and corporations where there is a need for students with a thorough background in management. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

Completion of the management 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. The program also gives you a solid foundation for graduate study.

The average salary for management jobs in PA is $56,000.

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration 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: Management 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. 
  • Management Courses: A sequence of courses for Management majors that provides the necessary technical knowledge with respect to tools, techniques, and concepts. Management Concentration courses


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.