Major Description

Students selecting a major in Management will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree under the program of study offered by the William G. McGowan School of Business. A minor in Management is also available as a part of the William G. McGowan School of Business program of study.

The Management major at King's College provides an extensive general background in business; the major requirements emphasize the fundamental principles of business management along with the entrepreneurial and global aspects of business required of a business professional.  The management major is provided with a thorough foundation in the fields of accounting, economics, computer systems, finance, law and the quantitative aspects of business.  Through the selection of a concentration of study, a management major can achieve a major in Management along with  a Concentration in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, or International Business Management.  Utilizing the elective courses a student can achieve a double concentration, double major or minor from the other majors in the McGowan School of Businesss or the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Management concentrations gives the student strategic training in business, an appreciation of and ability to use the modern tools of management, an exposure to a broad range of business subjects and opportunities, and a wide range of career options, such as business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, or government service, as well as graduate and/ or professional school.

The Management concentrations integrates and builds upon the CORE Curriculum courses/skills, including oral and written communication competencies, information technology, and critical thinking to enhance the learning of business. A variety of elective courses are available to meet the desires and interests of the students. These courses, and the availability of internships, contribute significant depth to the student's education.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONCENTRATION

The concentration in Entrepreneurship offers an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate entrepreneurial studies drawing upon the skills necessary to innovate new opportunities and to proceed with those opportunities through development, financing, and operationalizing the innovation.  Students will further develop effective communication skills with a focus upon "selling" business opportunities in both oral presentation and written form from development of a written business plan and oral presentation that present and justify the success and sustainability of the identified opportunity.

The study of entrepreneurship is considered to be a drive for economic growth and job creation both domestically and globally.  Through the series of required courses which include hands on learning opportunities utilizing the case method, students develop the knowledge and skills that will serve as the starting point for students who wish to start, run, or grow their own personal or family owned business.  They will also develop the motivation and collaborative spirit to engage in innovative idea development in larger organizations.  The concept of innovation and engagement also requires an understanding of and appreciation for the societal impact of innovation and working for the common good of all the stakeholders involved as well as society.

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with major in Management and a Concentration in Entrepreneurship.
  • Management Minor