This is a first version of the University of Iowa 2018-19 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF version will be published soon after the fall semester begins.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 22 s.h. of work for the major. The program is designed to give students a thorough background in the department's study areas as well as an understanding of their application to real-life situations. Specific courses, research projects, and other experiences, such as simulations, are blended to include both theoretical and pragmatic aspects of the field.

All B.B.A. students majoring in management choose one of three tracks: entrepreneurial management, human resource management, or leadership and management. The entrepreneurial management track is intended for students who plan to start their own business or work in a small business. The human resource management track covers business and employment law and prepares students to pursue careers in human resources or to earn a degree in law. The leadership and management track focuses on practical skills; it is best suited for students considering consulting or management careers. Each track provides a solid background in general management principles in addition to a specialized focus.

The B.B.A. with a major in management requires the following course work. To view the common B.B.A. requirements, see Bachelor of Business Administration in the Catalog.

Management Common Required Courses10
Management Track Courses12
Total Hours22

Management Common Required Courses

Students in all tracks must complete the following courses.

MGMT:3050Professional Preparation for Management1
MGMT:3200Individuals, Teams, and Organizations3
MGMT:3300Strategic Human Resource Management3
MGMT:4100Dynamics of Negotiations3

Entrepreneurial Management Track Courses

Students in the entrepreneurial management track are not eligible to earn the B.A. in enterprise leadership or the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management.

All of these:
MGMT:3100Entrepreneurial Strategy3
ENTR:3200Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3
And 3 s.h. from these:
MGMT:4500Strategy, Innovation and Global Competition3
ENTR:3000Practicum in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:3700Sustainable Product Innovation and Management3
ENTR:4100International Entrepreneurship and Culture3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4300Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3
ENTR:4900Academic Internship3

Human Resource Management Track Courses

All of these:
MGMT:3400Employment Law3
MGMT:4200Staffing and Talent Management3
MGMT:4350Performance Management and Strategic Rewards3
And 3 s.h. from these:
MGMT:3450International Business Environment3
MGMT:3500Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3
MGMT:3600Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3
MGMT:4300Leadership and Personal Development3
or MGMT:3999 CIMBA Italy Experiential Leadership
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3

Leadership and Management Track Courses

All of these:
MGMT:4300Leadership and Personal Development3
or MGMT:3999 CIMBA Italy Experiential Leadership
MGMT:4325Team and Project Management3
And 6 s.h. from these:
MGMT:3100Entrepreneurial Strategy3
MGMT:3400Employment Law3
MGMT:3450International Business Environment3
MGMT:3500Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3
MGMT:3600Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3
MGMT:4200Staffing and Talent Management3
MGMT:4500Strategy, Innovation and Global Competition3
ENTR:3700Sustainable Product Innovation and Management3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3

B.B.A. by Distance Education

Students may earn the B.B.A. with a major in management (entrepreneurial management track) by distance education. The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. of credit. To be admitted to the program, individuals must have earned a minimum of 60 s.h. of college-level credit with a g.p.a. of at least 2.75, and they must have completed the following four prerequisite courses with a g.p.a. of at least 2.75: MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business, STAT:1030 Statistics for Business, ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics, and ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting. Contact the Department of Management and Organizations and Distance and Online Education to learn more.

Recent graduates have found jobs in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public policy groups, banking, employee relations, business consulting, transportation planning, education, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Over 90 percent of students reported that they found permanent employment, were accepted to graduate school, or were not seeking employment six months after graduation.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. For more career information, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Management on the Pomerantz Career Center website.