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Major in Business and Management

Major in Business and Management

Beginning in January 2014, all students with a major of business and management, finance, retail management, or marketing will receive the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration--the degree favored by top businesses and business schools all over the world. 

 Organizations today demand responsive leaders who can provide vision, be creative, manage across the organization, and work ethically and effectively in a diverse workforce. This major prepares women to assume entry-level and early managerial positions in a variety of organizations: entrepreneurial ventures, corporations, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Students gain an understanding of managerial roles, activities, and functions of organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding oneself and others in a globally competitive and multicultural world .

There are unlimited opportunities today for women in organizations. Graduates have found jobs in high technology, financial services, health care, and communications. A major in Business Administration can be combined with a variety of liberal arts disciplines such as psychology, sociology, or information technology to enhance knowledge and critical thinking skills, and to provide a broader context in which to practice management.


  • ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 118 Introductory Statistics

Required Core Courses

  • MGMT 100 Foundations of Business Management
  • MGMT 110 Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior
  • MGMT 250 Marketing
  • MGMT 260 Finance
  • MGMT 325 Operations Management and Decision Making
  • MGMT 340 Strategy

Required Elective Courses

  • MGMT 221 Project Management
  • MGMT 225 The Manager and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 391 Cross-Cultural Management


The student will select two electives from the following list:

  • MGMT 180 Business Law
  • MGMT 224 Socially-Minded Leadership
  • MGMT 236 Retail Management
  • MGMT 137 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • MGMT 245 Comparative Studies of Women Leaders (TC)
  • MGMT 247 Introduction to Emerging Markets
  • MGMT 290 Special Topics in Management (when relevant)
  • MGMT 320 Negotiations and Change Management
  • MGMT 337 Team Based Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 347 Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets
  • MGMT 348 The Sustainable Supply Chain

Independent Learning Requirement: The Simmons independent learning requirement is met by taking MGMT 370 Internship. For Dix Scholars with significant previous work experience, MGMT 350 Independent Study or MGMT 380 Field Experience may be substituted for MGMT 370 with the permission of the Associate Dean.