Management (BSBA)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Unit: Business (BU)
Department:  Management
Academic Plan Code(s): MGMTBSB

Program Information

The objective of the Management major program is to provide our students with a competitive advantage that makes them employable in a variety of careers - from being a manager in an existing organization, to running a family business, to starting their own business.  They will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage people, manage projects, work collaboratively with others, and to make & effectively communicate data-driven decisions.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements31
Six (6) hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program
College/School Requirements 1,253
Program/Major Requirements33
Supporting Courses 10-6
Minimum Total Hours120

To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.  Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements.  See the Degree Requirements tab for specific coursework.


College/School Requirements total of 53 hours includes 6 hours of required courses that also cover General Education requirements.

Departmental Admission Requirements

New Students and Transfer Students

Admission to the College of Business ensures admission to the BSBA in Management.

Current Students - Admission in Good Standing

Students must have both:

  1. Earned a 2.8 cumulative GPA (students with an established UofL GPA may not include grades for coursework at another institution in consideration for admission); and
  2. Completion of MATH 111 College Algebra - QR (or equivalent) or completion of MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR 

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

College of Business Requirements
CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR 2, 33
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
Select one of the following:3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
BUS 201Career Development1
BUS 301Business Communication3
ACCT 201
ACCT 202
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 4
BSTA 201Business Statistics 53
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
General Electives6
Business Breadth
FIN 301Corporate Finance3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 301Management and Organizational Behavior3
CLAW 301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
MGMT 401Operations Management3
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of ECON and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 Gen Ed hours above.

Program/Major Requirements

Management Depth
MGMT 305Human Resource Management3
MGMT 315Collaboration and Negotiation-SB - SB3
MGMT 460Leadership3
MGMT 404Project Management3
MGMT 441Business and Corporate Level Strategy - CUE (CUE)3
MGMT 459Data Visualization and Analytics for People Management3
or CIS 444 Data Analytics
Management Electives
Select two of the following:6
Managing A Diverse Workplace-SBD1 - D1, SB
Talent Management Skills
Co-op in Management
Franchise HR & Leading Teams
Franchise Growth and Support
MGMT 442
Franchising Fundamentals and Legal Issues
Small Business Counseling
Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving - SB
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Venture Finance
Venture Planning and Management
Organization and Administration of Equine Operations
Business Electives (not Management)9
Minimum Total Hours33
Supporting Courses
General Electives 60-6

Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in their major within the College of Business.

Six hours of cultural diversity courses are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.

All course prerequisites must be met.


College/School Requirements include six hours of the General Education (3 hours Quantitative Reasoning and 3 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences).  A courses satisfying the General Education Oral Communication requirement (COMM 111, COMM 112 or HON 214) are required as prerequisite for BUS 301 but is not included in the required coursework.


If MATH 205 is taken, there will be 4 total hours of math, reducing the amount of elective credit required to complete the degree.


Completes Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement.


Completes 3 hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education requirement.


The following will also meet the statistics requirement:  MATH 109, PSYC 301, SOC 301, CJ 326.


Students who satisfy General Education Requirements by courses defined by the program will require additional electives to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
MATH 180
Elements of Calculus - QR
or Calculus I - QR
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science Lab - SL 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Elective 3
Year 2
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
BUS 201 Career Development 1
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - SBH, D2
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
Select one of the following: 3
BSTA 201 Business Statistics 3
Introduction to Social Statistics - QR
Quantitative Analysis - QR
Introduction to Social Statistics
Introduction to Social Statistics
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
Year 3
MGMT 305 Human Resource Management 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGMT 315 Collaboration and Negotiation-SB - SB 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
General Elective 3
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
MGMT 460 Leadership 3
General Elective 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
Year 4
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
MGMT 441 Business and Corporate Level Strategy - CUE 3
Business Elective 3
Management Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
MGMT 404 Project Management 3
MGMT 459
Data Visualization and Analytics for People Management
or Data Analytics
Business Elective 3
Business Elective 3
Management Elective 3
 Minimum Total Hours123

The Flight Plan outlined above is intended to demonstrate one possible path to completing the degree within four years.  Course selection and placement within the program may vary depending on course offerings and schedule, elective preferences, and other factors (study abroad, internship availability, etc.). Please consult your advisor for additional information about building a flight plan that works for you.

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan, and which requirements are still outstanding. Degree audits also take transfer credits and test credits into account. "What-if" reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

Flight Planner
The Flight Planner tool is available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan to graduation.  Advisors have access to review your Flight Planner and can help you adjust it to ensure you remain on track to graduate in a timely manner.

To create these reports:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Select the appropriate report.
    1. To run a Degree Audit report, click on "View my Degree Audit."
    2. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."
    3. To run a Flight Planner report, click on "Use My Flight Planner."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, create a What-if report, or run a Flight Planner report.