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Albers School of Business and Economics

Management Major

A Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree with a major in Management will provide you with the skills to a) inspire, lead, and develop others; b) structure organizations capable of meeting both profit and social responsibility goals; c) work effectively individually and in teams; d) communicate persuasively; and e) develop a strategic management perspective.  As organizations strive to differentiate themselves in competitive environments and workers strive to demonstrate their value on a daily basis, concern for human capital (i.e., the collective skills, knowledge, and experience of an organization’s workforce) is paramount to conducting business in today’s world.  A Management major will leave Seattle University with the tools and confidence to attract and develop human capital in organizations.

Why Should I Major in Management?

  • A graduate with a major in Management will have the flexibility to work in any industry and with any population – every organization has to manage people and relationships
  • You can customize the Management major to suit your interests with electives available in leadership, human resource management, international management, and entrepreneurship
  • You will be part of a community of Management students who are excited about the field of Management.  Check out their webpage:
  • You will have access to professors and faculty who are committed to student development as demonstrated through diverse faculty-student research projects. 
  • Management professors and faculty are experts in their fields publishing in top-tier outlets (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics) and recognized in the media (e.g., Inc. Magazine, The Seattle Times, Comcast Newsmakers).

Management Major Job Opportunities

There are two popular career paths for management majors: Business Consulting and Human Resource Management.  That said, Management majors from Albers School of Business and Economics have obtained jobs in a variety of organizations including Amazon, Boeing, Expedia, Hitachi Consulting, Microsoft and PACCAR. And their job titles are varied, reflecting the gamut of skills and experience they obtained through their degree program: Recruiter, Property Management Specialist, HR Regional Manager, Consultant, Account Manager, and Benefits Specialist.

Program Requirements

From Seattle University's 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.

In order to earn the bachelor of arts in business administration degree with a major in management, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

55 credits, including:

Module I

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major with Calculus)  
UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities 5
UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

Module II

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

Module III

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

II. Albers Business Foundation Requirements

82 credits, including:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAD 1000 Albers Essentials of Business Integration
(must be taken first quarter)
ACCT 2300 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 2310   Principles of Accounting II 5
BCOM 2800 Business Communication 5
ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
ECON 3100 Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
IS 3150 Introduction to Information Systems 5
INBU 3200 Global Environment of Business  
FINC 3400 Business Finance 5
MKTG 3500 Introduction to Marketing 5
OPER 3600 Manufacturing and Service Operations 5
BLAW 3700 Business and International Law 5
MGMT 3000 Principles of Management 5
MGMT 4890 Business Policy and Strategy 5
Calculus, choose one of the following two courses: 5
MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
MATH 1334 Calculus I  

EXCEL Requirement

All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as follows:

  • Freshman students need to be certified by the time they have reached 45 credits.
  • Transfer students need to be certified by the end of their first quarter in Albers.

For details, see the Excel Certification page.

III. Major Requirements

25 credits, including

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MGMT 3830 Human Resource Management 5
MGMT 4710 Adventure Based Leadership Seminar 5
MGMT Electives* 15
*Choose from MGMT 3820, 4790, 4850, 4910, INBU 4860, OPER 4660, or other approved 3000- or 4000-level management courses.

IV. Additional Requirements

Course TitleCredits
General Electives to total 180 credit hours 18

Please note:
Internships or independent studies will not satisfy major requirements.

* Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.