The Management Department prepares students to be leaders in innovative, entrepreneurial and technology settings: in large established firms, small and medium sized growth businesses, and entrepreneurial startups. We prepare students to lead cutting edge, flexible and nimble organizations, especially preparing students to lead organizations in the information age and the idea economy.
Students earning an emphasis in management will learn the skills and tools needed to lead successful organizations from project teams to departments and small businesses to global enterprises. Management coursework at Mizzou is diverse because managing today and in the future requires a diverse set of knowledge, skills and abilities: entrepreneurial strategy, human resource management, human behavior in organizations, information systems/analytics, operations management, business law, diversity and inclusion, and leadership and ethics.
We encourage students to concentrate their area support courses within one of the following emphasis areas: supply chain management and operations, information systems, human resource management, or entrepreneurship depending upon their career aspirations.
Ready to track your progress?
Use the Emphasis Checksheet that corresponds with your start date:
- Management Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Summer 2021
- Management Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Summer 2019
- Management Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Summer 2018
- Management Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Fall 2016
- Management Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college before Fall 2016
Typical Management Careers
Change management consultant, information systems consultant, supply chain manager, production manager, human resource manager, information systems manager, bank manager, hospital administrator, and entrepreneurs are typical career paths for management majors.
Students who complete this program earn a bachelor of science in business administration (BS BA).
Sample Course Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours||Second Semester||Credit Hours|
|Math 1100 (College Algebra)||3||Math 1400 (Calculus)||3|
|State Requirement||3||Economics 1014 (Microeconomics)||3|
|Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3||Humanity||3|
|Third Semester||Credit Hours||Fourth Semester||Credit Hours|
|Math 1300 (Finite)||3||Accountancy 2037||3|
|Economics 1015 (Macroeconomics)||3||Statistics 2500||3|
|Accountancy 2036||3||Accountancy 2258||3|
|Humanity (Writing Intensive)||3||Management 3000W||3|
|Fifth Semester||Credit Hours||Sixth Semester||Credit Hours|
|MRKTNG 3000||3||Finance 3000||3|
|Management 3300||3||Management 4020||3|
|Economics 3229||3||Management 3540||3|
|Management 3700, 3720, 3900, or 4070||3||Emphasis Support||3|
|Seventh Semester||Credit Hours||Eighth Semester||Credit Hours|
|Management 4030||3||Management 4970 (Capstone)||3|
|Management 4010||3||Additional Management Course||3|
|Additional Management Course||3||Additional Management Course||3|
|Emphasis Support||3||Emphasis Support||3|
|BA 4500 (Internship)||3||Emphasis Support||3|