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. For B.B.A. common 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:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4300Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3
ENTR:4600Advanced Venture Finance3
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
MGMT:4900Academic Internship3
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
MGMT:4900Academic Internshiparr.
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 the Division of Continuing Education to learn more.

Sample Plan of Study

Management (B.B.A.)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives 3
GE: Social Sciences (excluding ECON:1100 and ECON:1200) 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
GE: Natural Science (lab not required) 3
 Hours14
Second Year
Fall
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON:2800
Statistics for Strategy Problems
or Business Analytics
3
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management 3
MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
GE: Diversity and Inclusion or Values and Culture 3
 Hours14
Spring
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol 1 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 3
GE: International and Global Issues 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
MGMT:3050 Professional Preparation for Management 1
MGMT:3200 Individuals, Teams, and Organizations 3
MGMT:3300 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MSCI:3005 Information Systems 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours16
Spring
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Management track course (prefix MGMT) 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 2
 Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
MSCI:3000 Operations Management 3
Management track course (prefix MGMT) 3
Management track course (prefix MGMT) 3
Business or non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours15
Spring
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
Management track course (prefix MGMT) 3
Business or non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120
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BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol must be taken in the first semester after admission to the Tippie College of Business or the second year for direct admits.

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.