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Bachelor's Degree in Management

Bachelor of Science in Business

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Management Degree Program Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s management majors mean business. Equipped with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree, you will effectively lead, coordinate and communicate innovative solutions in all aspects of operating an organization.

Skilled managers are always in demand. That’s why, as an effective and decisive manager, you can expect great compensation and opportunities to move across companies as you progress in your career developing and running businesses.

Department of Managerial Studies

  • Graduates of the management degree program in business have been placed in positions of responsibility throughout Northwest Indiana and beyond.
  • Our multi-functional approach to coursework allows you to discover different business areas at the same time.
  • You’ll refine your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills as you explore these different aspects of business.

Management Major Curriculum

In the course of earning your business degree in management, you’ll complete management courses in tandem with College of Business core courses, career-oriented electives and the PNW general education program.

Business management courses cover topics including organization theory and design, entrepreneurship and employee innovation, managerial decision analysis and logistics and quality management.

Kick off your journey with general education courses and a first year experience class while getting involved in the PNW community.

Management Plan of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
  • ENGL 10400 – English Composition I
  • MA 15300 – College Algebra

Acquaint yourself with the foundations of the management field by completing several business core courses.

Management Plan of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 20000 – Second Year Seminar in Business
  • Any approved Gen Ed Humanities course
  • ACC 20000 – Introductory Accounting

While enriching your knowledge of business foundations, dive management major courses.

Management Plan of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 30000 – Third Year Seminar In Business
  • FIN 31000 – Financial Management
  • BUSM 36000 – Production And Operations Management

Complete required courses, choose the electives that most interest you and prepare for your future business career.

Management Plan of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 40000 – Fourth Year Seminar In Business
  • BUSM 45000 – Strategic Management: Capstone
  • ISM 48700 – Knowledge And Decision Management

Management Degree Program Highlights

Our multi-functional approach to coursework allows you to discover different business areas at the same time, from logistics to employee innovation.

As new businesses are formed and existing ones grow, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates roles like training and development managers and management analysts will see faster-than-average employment growth by 2030.

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Management Degree Program Outcomes

The communicative, collaborative, analytical and problem-solving skills of a management major are the essential professional qualities that employers seek.

At Purdue University Northwest, you’ll become a visionary leader who inspires and motivates your team to embrace your organization’s vision and goals. You’ll learn how to manage processes at any scale and how to encourage, incentivize and evaluate others, from small businesses to global enterprises.

Management Program Career Paths

With a business degree in management, prepare for a range of management positions, including:

  • General manager
  • Business development manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Management consultant
  • Management analyst

Management Degree Program Employers

Graduates of the BSB in management program are employed in organizations and companies like:

  • Blue Chip Casino
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Marquette Associates

Explore Management Program Scholarships

In addition to other financial aid, you can manage the cost of an management degree with program-specific scholarships, such as:

  • Bank 1 Merrillville
  • Claudia Nondorf Memorial Scholarship
  • Thomas Ray Crowel Scholarship in Business

Learn Management Beyond the Classroom

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in on- and off-campus activities, including:

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The management major is one of the three majors offered by PNW’s Department of Managerial Studies at the College of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Megan Granados

I learned about people operations, how important leadership is, and how to manage a team effectively and ethically. I knew I wanted to work with people and that it would be my best route.

Sydney Hanson

When I first visited the university, I liked the small class sizes with the ability to get to know my professors and I really liked the campus community. All of these things helped me choose PNW. I loved the whole school.

Navi Beesetti, a fourth-year Management major in the College of Business spent her summer as a product manager intern at Microsoft.

The ability to manage my time and be able to work with others are two of the key skills I was able to take from my school environment and apply to my work life.

Meet the Faculty

Wei He

Wei He, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Strategy

Wei He is an associate professor of management and strategy in the College of Business. He also serves as the management program coordinator in the department of managerial studies.

Ceren Turedi

Ceren Ekebas-Turedi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

Ceren Ekebas-Turedi is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the department of Managerial Studies (College of Business). Her research interests are positioned broadly within the intersection of consumer psychology and behavior, and marketing strategy. She particularly focuses on three different research streams: consumer emotions, social marketing, and branding, and consumer decision-making. She teaches Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Kristin Burton, DBA

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship

Kristin Burton is focused on strategies for increasing economic development through entrepreneurship and building networks that support early start-up firms.

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Each a Bachelor's Degree in Management from PNW

In our BSB in management degree program, you’ll gain insights into management theories and pick up firsthand experience in cutting-edge practices that will enhance your personal and professional growth.

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