You have the motivation and drive to lead a team and help an organization grow—and a B.S. in business management from the University of New Orleans will make sure you have all the skills you need to do it. This hands-on, real-world-focused degree program will expose you to the analytical and interpersonal management skills you need to be an effective part of organizational leadership.
As you work toward a Bachelor of Science in business management, you’ll prepare yourself to be a valuable and vital part of a business, startup, nonprofit organization, or any other institution that can benefit from clear-eyed, strategic insights. You’ll work with our knowledgeable faculty, taking advantage of their close ties to both the world of academia and the local, regional, and national business communities that will play a role in your career. And with numerous opportunities to transfer what you’re learning to real-life business settings, you’ll be able to hit the ground running after graduation.
Great organizations start with great leaders—and great leaders start here at UNO.
The Bachelor of Science in management will help you understand the ins and outs of management practices in today’s most successful businesses and nonprofit organizations. You’ll spend time developing the analytical skills to enhance business processes at every level, while also strengthening the interpersonal skills you’ll need to keep an organization cohesive and employee morale high. At the end of the degree program, you’ll implement a complete business strategy in an experiential learning program, observing how different departments interact and guiding them toward the most successful outcome.
The B.S. in management is a 120-credit-hour program that includes 39 general education credits, 48 other required credits, and 33 management-specific credits. You can find more information about degree requirements, including specific required courses, here.
Personnel management and human resource management are critical roles in the corporate hierarchy of nearly every company, and it takes a specific set of managerial skills to execute those roles properly. That’s why UNO gives you the option to concentrate your B.S. in management in human resource management. You’ll build a strong foundation of interpersonal and professional skills that will help you succeed in graduate study or in the workplace. To complete the concentration in human resources management, students must complete MANG 3467, 4468, 4469, and 4470 as part of the 33 management-specific credits required for the B.S. degree.
To graduate with honors in management, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and complete at least six credit hours of honors coursework in management. The culmination of the honors program is the honors thesis (MANG 3099), which requires at least six credit hours of work as well as an oral defense of your completed thesis.
Students who are looking for a way to supplement their degree with strong strategic and analytic management skills can earn a minor in management by completing 18 credit hours of management courses. These courses must be above the 3000 level to qualify for the minor, and students must earn a C or better in each.
An entrepreneur is a forward-thinking problem-solver who believes in overcoming the impossible in every aspect of business—and you can strengthen your entrepreneurial muscles by earning a minor in entrepreneurship. To earn the minor, you’ll need to complete 18 credit hours in various aspects of business administration, management, and finance, giving you a well-rounded understanding of what’s required to launch your own business venture. A C or better is required for each course that counts toward the minor.
If you’re interested in the relationships between people, organizations, and technology, a minor in information systems management could set you on the path to a career as a business analyst, a systems developer, a network administrator, or any number of roles combining business and technology. To earn the minor, you’ll need to complete 18 credit hours in approved management information systems courses, including MANG 3778. A C or better is required for each course that counts toward the minor.
A quality manager must bring more to the table than a confident personality or a willingness to work hard. Management is a skill—one that can be strengthened through study and practice. The Bachelor of Science in business management from UNO will connect you with guidance from our expert faculty and numerous opportunities to put classroom theory into practice—training you to lead, serve, and excel in business.
With a B.S. in management from UNO, you’ll:
By the time you complete your Bachelor of Science in business management, your management skills will be in top form—and you’ll be ready to lead teams and organizations in the right direction.
As a student in the Department of Management and Marketing at UNO, you are eligible to apply for an on-site management internship with one of the university’s partner organizations. This internship program, run through the College of Business Administration, is called L.I.F.E.—Linking the Internship to Future Employment.
During your L.I.F.E. internship, you’ll be on-site as a vital part of a workplace, responsible for applying the knowledge you’ve learned in class to real business clients. You’ll be expected to work on-site at least 10 hours per week during the fall or spring semester, and a minimum of 20 hours per week if you complete your internship during the summer semester.
Your internship will involve directed short- and long-term projects that are closely related to your management degree. At the completion of your internship, you’ll have a stronger resume as well as practical management experience that will put you a step ahead of your peers after graduation—and that could smooth your way to a future career.
Property One, Inc.
John D. Etchemendy
Director of Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Director, Employee Relations
Ochsner Health System
Senior VP, Risk Management
Chief HR Officer
Ochsner Health System
The 19 full-time faculty in UNO’s Department of Management and Marketing are widely recognized for their excellence in scholarly research and teaching. They’ve published original work in the premiere journals in their field, including the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Consumer Research, Psychology & Marketing, and others.
The department is also home to a core group of professionally qualified adjuncts who have achieved notable success in the field of business management. The real-world experience these instructors bring to the classroom is irreplaceable and will prepare you well for your future career.
While you work toward your B.S. in management, you’ll learn from management experts in a variety of specialties and take advantage of our faculty’s close ties with the academic and business communities in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast region, and far beyond.
As part of the UNO College of Business Administration, all B.S. in management students will have total access to our Business Career Coaching Center. This valuable resource offers help to business students and alumni in every stage of their career, from seeking internships to interview prep and personal branding.
You can find out more about the Business Career Coaching Center, including how to make an appointment, here.