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Thinking about the discipline: The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in management is designed to provide graduates with the fundamental personal, interpersonal, conceptual, and technical knowledge and skills they need to manage organizational operations and resources effectively. All students are expected to master a variety of business communication forms (for example, formal presentations and written reports) and to develop basic behavioral competencies necessary for those who intend to plan, organize, lead, and control the work of others in an organization. Management students must also analyze complicated business problems and become adept at using both quantitative and qualitative decision-making techniques. Likewise, current and historically important theories of organization and human work behavior are studied so that students acquire a context for understanding the complex and dynamic processes occurring in contemporary organizations. Required courses in the management major place an emphasis on learning that should facilitate long-term development as a management professional. The focus of the management major is on the knowledge base and skills that underlie effective management practice irrespective of organization or industry type.
Special opportunities for our students: Internship opportunities are very diverse and are continually being upgraded through the efforts of the department’s professional advisory boards and faculty. There is also an active student organization that provides outstanding professional networking opportunities at regular meetings and activities. Each year, the department faculty select the outstanding management student of the year.
Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in management are eligible to be considered for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business college accredited by AACSB International.
You should also know: All students successfully completing the B.S.B.A. major in management automatically earn an interdisciplinary Minor in Business as part of their required course of study for the major degree. The Minor in Business satisfies the university’s minor/focus/second major requirement for graduation.
Special admission requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in management is a selective admission program. Students enter the program as a Pre-Management major. Upon completion of the six courses in the selective admission group (ACC 200 , ACC 201 , BUS 230 , ECO 200 , ECO 201 , and MKT 205 ) with a grade of C- or better in each and the achievement of an overall NKU GPA of 2.5 or better, students are officially admitted to the college as a BSBA-Management major. All transfer students enter as pre-majors and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at NKU in order to establish the NKU GPA for selective admission into the major, regardless of individual course completion status.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.
These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.