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. To graduate, students must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all college coursework attempted, all coursework attempted at the University of Iowa, all college business coursework attempted, all business coursework attempted at the University of Iowa, all college management and entrepreneurship coursework attempted, and all management and entrepreneurship coursework attempted at the University of Iowa.

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 prepares students to pursue careers in human resources or to earn a degree in law. The leadership and management track focuses on the skills and competencies needed to lead a project, a team, or an organization; it is best suited for students considering management or consulting 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 coursework. To view the common B.B.A. requirements, see the Bachelor of Business Administration in the Catalog.

Entrepreneurial Management Track Courses

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

Students in the entrepreneurial management track complete the following coursework.

All of these:
MGMT:3050Professional Preparation for Management1
or ENTR:3050 Professional Preparation for Enterprise Leadership and Entrepreneurship
MGMT:3250Leading Innovation3
MGMT:3800Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy I3
or ENTR:4200 Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting
MGMT:4100Dynamics of Negotiations3
ENTR:3100Entrepreneurial Finance3
ENTR:3350Entrepreneurial Strategy3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3
And 3 s.h. from these:
MGMT:3850Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy II3
ENTR:3000Practicum in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR:4100International Entrepreneurship, Culture, and Social Impact3
ENTR:4300Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning3
ENTR:4900Academic Internship3

Human Resource Management Track Courses

Students in the human resource management track complete the following coursework.

All of these:
MGMT:3050Professional Preparation for Management1
MGMT:3200Individuals, Teams, and Organizations3
MGMT:3300Strategic Human Resource Management3
MGMT:3400Employment Law3
MGMT:4100Dynamics of Negotiations3
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:3800Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy I3
MGMT:3999CIMBA Italy Experiential Leadership3
or MGMT:4300 Leadership and Personal Development
MGMT:4325Team and Project Management3
MGMT:4500Strategy, Innovation and Global Competition3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3

Leadership and Management Track Courses

Students in the leadership and management track complete the following coursework.

All of these:
MGMT:3050Professional Preparation for Management1
MGMT:3200Individuals, Teams, and Organizations3
MGMT:3300Strategic Human Resource Management3
MGMT:3800Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy I3
or MGMT:4325 Team and Project Management
MGMT:3999CIMBA Italy Experiential Leadership3
or MGMT:4300 Leadership and Personal Development
MGMT:4100Dynamics of Negotiations3
MGMT:4500Strategy, Innovation and Global Competition3
And 3 s.h. from these:
MGMT:3400Employment Law3
MGMT:3450International Business Environment3
MGMT:3500Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3
MGMT:3600Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II3
MGMT:3850Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy II3
MGMT:4200Staffing and Talent Management3
MGMT:4350Performance Management and Strategic Rewards3
ENTR:3350Entrepreneurial Strategy3
ENTR:4200Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting3
ENTR:4400Managing the Growth Business3

Recent graduates have found jobs as team leads, project managers, people managers, human resource managers, and entrepreneurs at a range of organizations.

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 information, visit the Pomerantz Career Center website.

Sample Plans 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 are required to complete 52 s.h. of non-business coursework. Courses with a prefix of ACCT, BAIS, BUS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, MGMT, and MKTG will not count towards non-business hours. Check degree audit for non-business hours or confer with academic advisor.  
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. a 0 - 3
Students who need to complete the World Language requirement should consult with their academic advisor about when to add courses to plan of study. World Language counts as non-business coursework.  
Students must satisfy the Tippie College of Business residence requirement: 45 s.h. of UI coursework after admission to Tippie.  
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1350 Quantitative Reasoning for Business b 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives c 3
GE: Social Sciences c 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
BAIS:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion c 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management d 3
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab c 3
BUS:2200 Foundations for Success in Business 1
 Hours14
Spring
ENTR:3050
Professional Preparation for Enterprise Leadership and Entrepreneurship
or Professional Preparation for Management
1
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law d 3
BAIS:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics 3
GE: International and Global Issues c 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
ENTR:3350 Entrepreneurial Strategy 3
BAIS:3000 Operations Management 2
BAIS:3005 Information Systems 2
GE: Values and Culture c 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course f 3
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course f 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course f 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 1
 Hours13
Spring
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course f 3
Major: Entrepreneurial Management track course f 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 2
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) g  
 Hours14
 Total Hours120-123

Human Resource Management Track

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students are required to complete 52 s.h. of non-business coursework. Courses with a prefix of ACCT, BAIS, BUS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, MGMT, and MKTG will not count towards non-business hours. Check degree audit for non-business hours or confer with academic advisor.  
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. a 0 - 3
Students who need to complete the World Language requirement should consult with their academic advisor about when to add courses to plan of study. World Language counts as non-business coursework.  
Students must satisfy the Tippie College of Business residence requirement: 45 s.h. of UI coursework after admission to Tippie.  
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1350 Quantitative Reasoning for Business b 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives c 3
GE: Social Sciences c 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
BAIS:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion c 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management d 3
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab c 3
BUS:2200 Foundations for Success in Business 1
 Hours14
Spring
MGMT:3050 Professional Preparation for Management 1
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law d 3
BAIS:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics 3
GE: International and Global Issues c 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT:3200 Individuals, Teams, and Organizations f 3
BAIS:3000 Operations Management 2
BAIS:3005 Information Systems 2
GE: Values and Culture c 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
MGMT:3300 Strategic Human Resource Management f 3
Major: Human Resource Management track course g 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
Major: Human Resource Management track course g 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 1
 Hours13
Spring
Major: Human Resource Management track course g 3
Major: Human Resource Management track course g 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 2
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) h  
 Hours14
 Total Hours120-123

Leadership and Management Track

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students are required to complete 52 s.h. of non-business coursework. Courses with a prefix of ACCT, BAIS, BUS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, MGMT, and MKTG will not count towards non-business hours. Check degree audit for non-business hours or confer with academic advisor.  
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. a 0 - 3
Students who need to complete the World Language requirement should consult with their academic advisor about when to add courses to plan of study. World Language counts as non-business coursework.  
Students must satisfy the Tippie College of Business residence requirement: 45 s.h. of UI coursework after admission to Tippie.  
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1350 Quantitative Reasoning for Business b 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives c 3
GE: Social Sciences c 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
BAIS:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion c 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management d 3
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab c 3
BUS:2200 Foundations for Success in Business 1
 Hours14
Spring
MGMT:3050 Professional Preparation for Management 1
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law d 3
BAIS:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics 3
GE: International and Global Issues c 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT:3200 Individuals, Teams, and Organizations f 3
BAIS:3000 Operations Management 2
BAIS:3005 Information Systems 2
GE: Values and Culture c 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
MGMT:4300
Leadership and Personal Development
or CIMBA Italy Experiential Leadership
3
MGMT:3300 Strategic Human Resource Management f 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3
Major: Leadership and Management track course g 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 2
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 2
 Hours13
Spring
Major: Leadership and Management track course g 3
Major: Leadership and Management track course g 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 2
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) h  
 Hours14
 Total Hours120-123