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Management, BSBA

Management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Gain the expertise and experience needed to manage people, streamline operations and lead professionally through a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management. The University of Central Missouri’s Management program is designed for aspiring professionals who want to lead in both small and large organizations.

A Management bachelor’s degree that helps you hire, train and coordinate in business environments

Over the next decade, nearly one million new jobs will require managerial experience, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our growing workforce needs strong leaders who improve communication, efficiency and productivity in nearly every industry. At UCM, learn and thrive in our dynamic, team-based approach to Management courses.

A Business Management major with flexible options

Take Management courses in person at our Warrensburg campus, and complete your bachelor’s degree as a full-time student in four years. Our Business Management major is completely customizable. Choose a specialization in:

  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
  • Leadership
  • Learning and Development
  • Management
  • Supply Chain

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Matt Houseworth, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Management
Dockery Building, Room 101C
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 816-263-1661

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Department of Management

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AACSB-accredited Management degree

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94% job placement for Management majors


What you will study

At the University of Central Missouri, our Business Management bachelor’s degree program gives you the fundamental business acumen you need to lead and succeed in your career. Throughout your Management courses, you’ll examine and practice leadership inside and outside the classroom, find solutions to real-life problems for clients and design and deliver training workshops. 

No matter which Management program concentration you choose, expect to learn business principles, data analytics, organizational effectiveness and relationship management. In addition to your core Management courses in accounting, economics, finance, marketing and statistics, you could also take coursework in: 

  • Experience-Based Organizational Behavior
  • Integrative Business Experience, where you will start a real business with classmates
  • International Management
  • Organizational Development and Personal Praxis
  • Quality, Innovation and Sustainability


Excellence in Business Management

  • UCM’s Business Management bachelor’s degree is accredited by AACSB, which is the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Less than 5% of business schools have this accreditation.
  • A Best Value Bachelor's Degree College for Business Administration & Management (College Factual, 2022)
  • One of the Most Popular Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities for Business Management majors

Learning from experienced leaders in the classroom is an important aspect of the University of Central Missouri’s Management bachelor’s degree program. We also believe it’s incredibly important to take what you’ve learned and apply it in the field.

Our Business Management major gives you several ways to put opportunity in action. 

  • Integrative Business Experience (IBE): All Business Management majors take part in IBE during their junior year. IBE is a block of four courses that provide firsthand knowledge and experience related to the interconnectedness of business functions. Team up with fellow students in UCM’s Management program to build a business plan, get capital through a loan proposal, facilitate a sales plan, generate revenue, pay off your loan and donate profits to a nonprofit. Throughout the semester, learn specific course content in management, marketing and finance and apply that knowledge to your team’s business. 
  • Internships: As a senior, all students in our Business Management bachelor’s degree program are strongly encouraged to pursue an internship locally or just 45 minutes away in Kansas City. Our internship office finds you the right opportunity to prepare for a career in management. Earn college credit, apply classroom learning, gain valuable work experience and network and connect with leaders in the field. 
  • Study Abroad: Take your learning to a global level and gain a new perspective by studying abroad. Immerse yourself in a new culture while taking Management courses for college credit. UCM offers study abroad scholarships and grants, which can offset some of your travel expenses. 


What can you do with a Management bachelor’s degree from UCM?

UCM Business Management bachelor’s degrees are completely customizable. Gain the necessary skills to lead in your career in management, pursue an MBA or take on law school. 

Discover a strong future in Management

With a Business Management bachelor’s degree, your career opportunities are seemingly endless. Learn more about job outlooks and salary expectations using the interactive tool below.




Financial assistance options for Business Management majors

The University of Central Missouri has competitive tuition rates, as well as several ways to finance your college education

In addition to a variety of university scholarships, UCM offers several scholarships for undergraduate students in the Management bachelor’s degree program, including:

  • Arthur D. Scott Jr. Scholarship
  • Blaine Whitworth Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Charles G. and Laura Kuhn Distinguished Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Integrative Business Experience Adviser Annual Scholarship
  • Province Family Business Scholarship
  • Province Family Christian Leadership Scholarship

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.


Depending on your choice of career in management, you may need additional expertise. UCM offers grad programs in:

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Explore programs related to management.


If you’re looking for a more specialized career in management, check out the following undergraduate programs at UCM:

Integrative Business Experience (IBE)

UCM’s School of Business Administration has a unique opportunity called the Integrative Business Experience; we call it “IBE”.  IBE is required for many BSBA majors including Management, Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise, and Events Marketing & Management.  Other business majors may also choose to take the 12 credit IBE block.

IBE Accomplishments

Since its inception in 2004, more than 1600 students in 74 IBE student companies have:

  • Grossed over $635,000 in revenue.
  • Earned over $370,000 in profits which was donated to non-profit organizations.
  • Donated more than 24,700 hours to non-profits for service projects.

The IBE Course Block

IBE is a 12-credit block of courses typically taken 1st semester junior year. During the IBE course block, students:

  • Learn specific course content in management, marketing and finance.
  • Write a business plan for a one-semester business.
  • Apply course content to their team’s business.
  • Present their business plan to Equity Bank loan officers.
  • Sell a product and complete a student-led service project for a non-profit.

Equity Bank Supports IBE

Equity Bank supports IBE through loans to student teams, feedback on loan proposals and funding student advisers.

For more IBE information

Student Organizations for Management Majors

Collegiate DECA

 Collegiate DECA provides competitive events in management, marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality, accounting, and finance. Our chapter has earned more than 250 awards for individual and team performance at state and international competitions in the last decade. 


ENACTUS competes regionally and nationally with projects in economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics.

National Society of Leadership and Success

National Society of Leadership and Success students may minor in Leadership Studies and, through a cooperative effort with NSLS National, earn up to three Leadership Certificates. Our chapter of NSLS also offers a Service Leader Award.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi our co-educational business fraternity develops members in professional skills, leadership, ethics, and service.


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