What can you do with a Management Degree?

Management is about organizing and coordinating work, setting goals and developing strategies. But management is also about acting with integrity, exercising leadership, and raising the bar of professional practice. Professional managers work in all types of industries and all sizes of organizations.

  • Professional manager in a particular line of interest
  • Human resource manager
  • Project manager
  • Retail manager
  • Financial services manager

How do classes at the Breech School of Business help prepare you for a career in Management?

Management classes often use experiential learning to reinforce the theories and models discussed in class. Classes involve team projects promoting the development of skills needed for effective teamwork, leadership, and collaboration. Active debate and discussion mean that students are actively engaged in the learning process and contribute to the class outcomes.

Today most managers will experience the global aspects of business, whether through travel or working virtual with people in other countries. The study abroad program prepares students to interact in a variety of settings. Read more about Study Abroad trips.

How will you know if Management is the field for you?

As a business major, you will take courses in all the areas of business and then if management is the one that fits your interest you will be able to concentrate on classes related to your interest. Our management students have successful careers in a variety of fields. This begins with internship possibilities at a variety of companies such as O’Reilly, Enterprise, and Council of Churches of the Ozarks. Our students are then prepared for careers in the profit and non-profit sector. Regional, national, and international employers include Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cerner, Citigroup, Daymon Worldwide, Edward Jones Investment, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Visit the Career Planning and Development website for more information.

Often, our students choose to further their education, and a management degree from Breech has prepared graduates for success in graduate or Law school at places such as University of South Carolina – International MBA program, Washington University, Saint Louis University, West Virginia University, Boston University School of Law, Tulsa School of Law, and University of Missouri School of Law.

How will the Breech School of Business help you gain the professional skills that employers want in college graduates?

There are many opportunities at the Breech school and Drury to work on your leadership skills. You can join one of the many organizations on campus or invest time in volunteer work in the community. Our annual Breech Business Week brings professionals to campus and provides opportunities for you to meet at the network with people in your areas of interest. Our alumni are always interested in sharing their experiences with our students and welcome your interest and questions about their professions.

Focus

Management is about organizing and coordinating work, setting goals and developing strategies. But management is also about acting with integrity, exercising leadership, and raising the bar of professional practice.

Professional managers work in all types of industries and all sizes of organizations. One of the most exciting aspects of this field is that management can be practiced in an area that draws your interest. An interest in fashion, for example, can be joined with the study of management and applied in retail management. An interest in technology can be joined to the study of management and applied in project management. High fashion or high tech, large corporation or entrepreneurial start-up—the possibilities are limited only by your imagination and your initiative.

Student Learning/Engagement/Teaching

Management classes often use experiential learning to reinforce the theories and models discussed in class. Classes involve team projects promoting the development of skills needed for effective teamwork, leadership, and collaboration. Active debate and discussion mean that students are actively engaged in the learning process and contribute to the class outcomes.

Typical Careers for Management Majors

Drury University’s management major is aimed at preparing professional managers to pursue their particular line of interest.

The program of study provides a solid foundation in key areas such as leadership, organizational behavior, ethics, corporate responsibility, law/regulation and strategy. Students in the management program are challenged to apply their learning in individual and team projects, internships, and on their Breech required study abroad.

Where our Students Go

Our management students have successful careers in a variety of fields. This begins with internship possibilities at a variety of companies such as O’Reilly, Enterprise, and Council of Churches of the Ozarks. Our students are then prepared for careers in the profit and non-profit sector. Regional, national, and international employers include Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cerner, Citigroup, Daymon Worldwide, Edward Jones Investment, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Often, our students choose to further their education, and a management degree from Breech has prepared graduates for success in graduate or Law school at places such as University of South Carolina – International MBA program, Washington University, Saint Louis University, West Virginia University, Boston University School of Law, Tulsa School of Law, and University of Missouri School of Law.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) with a major in management are required to complete the following course requirements:

CORE Requirements: 39-43 hours* BBA Tool Courses: 25 hours BBA Core Courses: 21 hours Management Major Courses: 33 hours Electives: 2-6 hours Total BBA hours: 124-128 hours

*Drury CORE hours have been reduced from 45-49 to 39-43 as credit hours (6-7) are included in the BBA Core Tool Courses hours.

BBA Tool Courses:

All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in management are required to complete the following tool courses:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Accounting for Management
  • Basic Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Business Foundations
  • Computer Proficiency Exam
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Analytical Methods
  • Management Information Systems

BBA Core Courses:

All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in management are required to complete the following core courses:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Study Abroad
  • Leadership & Organizations
  • Business Law & Ethics
  • Business Simulation Workshop
  • Strategic Management
  • Professional Business Experience
  • Marketing

Management Major Courses:

Students earning a BBA degree with a major in management also must complete the following courses for the major:

  • Price Theory
  • International Management

Choose three courses from the following:

  • Project Management
  • Negotiation and Organizational Conflict
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Law and Regulations
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • MGMT Selected Topics

The faculty of the Breech School reserves the right to modify the above program and degree requirements at any time.

Admission Policy

Official admission to the Breech School of Business Administration is required* to enroll in any upper-division course (numbered 300/400) with prefixes of ACCT, ECON, FINC, MGMT, and MKTG.

To be admitted to the Breech School of Business Administration, a student must:

  1. Be officially admitted to Drury University.
  2. Complete an official declaration of the major form indicating the major, minor or special program that the student intends to pursue. At this time, students will be required to read and sign the Breech Student Honor Code.
  3. Have completed at least 42 hours of college-level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University.
  4. Have completed all of the following preparatory courses (or their transfer equivalents) with a minimum grade of C- in each of the following courses:
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Basic Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Computer Proficiency Exam (must achieve grade of ‘S’)
  • Management Information Systems

Choose one of the following:

  • Business Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all Drury University coursework.

Conditional Admission. A student not achieving the 2.75 overall GPA, or not achieving the required grades of C- in the preparatory courses listed above, or not completing at least 42 hours of college-level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University, may be granted up to two (2) semesters of conditional admission to the Breech School. Conditional admission cannot be granted to a student not achieving both the required GPA and a minimum grade of C- in the specified preparatory courses.

During the semester(s) of conditional admission, the student will be expected to meet all requirements for full admission. The student, subject to advisor approval, may enroll in a total of 13 hours of upper-division Breech School coursework during the terms of conditional admission. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

Students Majoring in Non-Breech School Majors/Minors

Students who must enroll in a Breech School 300 or 400 level offering to fulfill requirements of a program NOT offered through the Breech School of Business Administration may be exempted from this admission policy, provided they have completed all other specific prerequisites for the course. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

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