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 the 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.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Management, B.B.A.

Entrepreneurial Management Track

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students must complete a minimum of 60 s.h. in non-business courses. a  
To fulfill the Tippie RISE experiential learning requirement, complete an approved course in at least one of the following categories: research with faculty, internship course, study abroad, experiential course. b 0 - 3
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1340 Mathematics for Business c 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives d 3
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab d 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion or GE: Values and Culture d 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management 3
GE: Social Sciences (excluding ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics) d 3
Non-business elective course 1
 Hours14
Spring
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 3
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
MGMT:3050 Professional Preparation for Management f 1
MGMT:3200 Individuals, Teams, and Organizations 3
MGMT:3100 Entrepreneurial Strategy 3
MSCI:2800 Business Analytics 3
GE: International and Global Issues d 3
Non-business elective course 2
 Hours15
Spring
MGMT:3300 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course 3
MSCI:3005 Information Systems 3
Non-business elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course 3
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 1
 Hours13
Spring
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
MSCI:3000 Operations Management 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Non-business elective course 3
Elective course 2
 Hours14
 Total Hours119-122

Human Resource Management Track

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students must complete a minimum of 60 s.h. in non-business courses. a  
To fulfill the Tippie RISE experiential learning requirement, complete an approved course in at least one of the following categories: research with faculty, internship course, study abroad, experiential course. b 0 - 3
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1340 Mathematics for Business c 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives d 3
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab d 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion or GE: Values and Culture d 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management 3
GE: Social Sciences (excluding ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics) d 3
Non-business elective course 1
 Hours14
Spring
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 3
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
Non-business elective course 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:2800 Business Analytics 3
GE: International and Global Issues d 3
Non-business elective course 2
 Hours15
Spring
Major: Human Resource Management track course 3
Major: Human Resource Management track course 3
MSCI:3005 Information Systems 3
Non-business elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Major: Human Resource Management track course 3
Major: Human Resource Management track course 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 1
 Hours13
Spring
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
MSCI:3000 Operations Management 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Non-business elective course 3
Elective course 2
 Hours14
 Total Hours119-122

Leadership and Management Track

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students must complete a minimum of 60 s.h. in non-business courses. a  
To fulfill the Tippie RISE experiential learning requirement, complete an approved course in at least one of the following categories: research with faculty, internship course, study abroad, experiential course. b 0 - 3
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1340 Mathematics for Business c 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives d 3
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab d 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion or GE: Values and Culture d 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management 3
GE: Social Sciences (excluding ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics) d 3
Non-business elective course 1
 Hours14
Spring
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 3
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
Non-business elective course 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:2800 Business Analytics 3
GE: International and Global Issues d 3
Non-business elective course 2
 Hours15
Spring
MGMT:4300 Leadership and Personal Development 3
Major: Leadership & Management track course 3
MSCI:3005 Information Systems 3
Non-business elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Major: Leadership & Management track course 3
Major: Leadership & Management track course 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 1
 Hours13
Spring
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
MSCI:3000 Operations Management 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Non-business elective course 3
Elective course 2
 Hours14
 Total Hours119-122

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.