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Business Management, BSBA

The Business Management (BSBA) program will provide you 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.

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What Will I Learn?

Top ranked Schools StudyThis 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. 


  • Human resource management minor
  • International business minor


  • Human resources management
  • International management


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Meet Mary Hykes '20

“The most important thing about the human resource management program, as well as all the programs in the department, is the faculty. They truly care about the students and will do anything to help them succeed.”

How Mary 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.


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?

The program provides a solid foundation for graduate education in management, industrial relations, human resource management, and organizational development.

What Career Outcomes Do Alumni Have With This Degree?

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What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

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.

Contact the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department Grove Hall 224 Phone: 717-477-1439