Management - B.S.B.A.

The Management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program prepares students for careers in a variety of managerial and professional positions at a wide range of firms. Students learn general management concepts and have the opportunity to select a specialty area, as available on their campus. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
  • Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
  • Apply strategies to effectively manage teams.

As part of the program, students are offered the opportunity to develop expertise in the following concepts: business planning, SWOT analysis and strategic planning, business process analysis, development of human capital, financial literacy, information technology, and operations and supply chain management.  

Students may apply these skills in internships and study abroad programs. These programs are tailored based on student learning and professional goals, jointly designed in collaboration with students, faculty advisors and business partners. Students also meet with faculty advisers to determine a specialty area and career focus that best suits their desired professional objectives.

Graduates are prepared for professional management positions in disciplines such as operations, human resources, finance and information technology. Graduates may also pursue entrepreneurial paths or careers in for-profit, nonprofit and government settings.


A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science in business administration degree

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting3
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting3
BUS1001Introduction to Business and Management3
BUS3010Business Analytics3
BUS4030Global Strategy Capstone3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
MGMT2001Human Resource Management3
MGMT2020Organizational Dynamics3
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I3
MRKT1001Brand Marketing & Consumer Value3
Major Courses
LEAD1010Foundations of Leadership Studies3
MGMT3030Managerial Technology3
MGMT3040Process and Quality Management3
RMGT2001Enterprise Risk Management3
Major Electives
Choose one course 2000 level or higher from the following disciplines: ENTR, MGMT, RMGT3
Choose one of the following:3
International Resource Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management II
Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards
Training and Development
Contemporary Issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management Strategy
Human Resource Management Seminar
Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 3 credits from BUS4799*, DEE3999, Study Abroad
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 9 credits from the following: G9
College of Business Internship *, Ic
Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 6
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 15
Total Credits120.0

Students not meeting the requirements for experiential learning opportunities may take other course options with department or college chair and dean approval. Additional experiential opportunities may be available within your department. For more information, contact your faculty adviser.

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all four JWU campuses, JWU Global — Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?