Management (BSBA)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2020–Spring 2021 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

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 301Business 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 306Talent Management Skills3
MGMT 315Collaboration: Theory and Skills3
MGMT 397Co-op in Management3
MGMT 404Project Management3
MGMT 459Managerial Analytics3
Management Electives
Select two of the following including at least one CUE course:6
Small Business Counseling - CUE
Business Strategy and Policy - CUE
Community Outreach & Consulting - CUE
Franchising Fundamentals and Legal Issues
Images of Leadership
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.

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
Business Statistics  
Elementary Statistics - QR  
Quantitative Analysis - QR  
Introduction to Social Statistics  
Statistics for Psychology  
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: Theory and Skills 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH  
Business Ethics  
Medical Ethics  
General Elective 3
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
MGMT 306 Talent Management Skills 3
General Elective 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
Year 4
MGMT 397 Co-op in Management 1-3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
Business Elective 3
Management Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
MGMT 404 Project Management 3
MGMT 459 Managerial Analytics 3
Business Elective 3
Business Elective 3
Management Elective 3
 Minimum Total Hours120

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  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.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Student Services tab.
  3. Next, click on "View my Academic Advisement Report" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

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

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.