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.  Management majors can choose from a concentration in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, or Sports 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 Business or the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Management concentration 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.


Human Resources Management emphasizes the development of students for careers in the recruitment, development, management, and retention of the most valuable business asset - human capital. The concentration in Human Resources Management (HRM) prepares students with the strategic and management skills to function as human resource professionals in a variety of settings such as government agencies, health care, financial institutions, and business and industry.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that King's College's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management aligns with SHRM's Human Resources Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.  In 2014 there are only 210 undergraduate programs worldwide that have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.  The guidelines reflect common agreement among faculty who teach HRM, students who study HRM, and practitioners who hire recent HRM degree program graduates regarding the minimum standards that constitute a broad and deep HRM education.  The guidelines were created in 2006 and were revalidated in 2013 and every upcoming three years.

Human Resources Management majors typically begin their careers with positions as corporate recruiters, employee relations specialists, compensation analysts, HR generalists, and management trainees.  Advancement opportunities exist in such occupations as employee relations, training and development, human resources management, labor relations, employee recruitment and selection, and compensation and benefits administrators.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with major in Management and a concentration in Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Management Minor