Bachelor of Business Arts - BBA

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Prepares students to contribute to the development of organizational structure, staffing requirements, planning, and handling labor relations problems. The program requires 63 credits in Business and Managerial Sciences courses, including Managerial Decision-Making and Small Business Management.

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Charles J. Lipinski, M.B.A., D.B.A.
Assistant Professor
Hospitality Management
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Given its breadth of coverage within the Business field, the Management Program prepares you to successfully handle decision-making situations in a wide variety of positions. By pursuing a degree in Management from Marywood, you will receive ethically-strong training that is so critical for success in today's business environment.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements for Majors

All students seeking a business degree are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
BUS 131 Accounting I
BUS 132 Accounting II
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 234 Introduction to Financial Planning
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
BUS 301 Management Information Systems
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
BUS 475A,B,C,D Portfolio Experience
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning
ECON 100 Basic Economics 3/6*
[ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Economics I
Principles of Economics II
MATH 155 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Science
PHIL 427 Business Ethics
PHIL 315 Ethics 3*

Total: 45/48 credit hours: 36 Business credit hours—9/12 liberal arts* credit hours.

The student majoring in one of the aforementioned business areas may also elect to pursue a double major or emphasis in another business area. In doing so, the student is required to take at least an additional 15 credits outside his/her major area. The student should consult with his/her advisor for more information.

All students in the program will take: ECON 100: Basic Economics, or both ECON 101: Principles of Economics I and ECON 102: Principles of Economics II, which fulfills the Social Science requirement within the Liberal Arts core. MATH 155 fulfills one of the liberal arts requirements in Category III. Aviation Management majors are encouraged to take ENVS 212 as their Science requirement in Category
III. All Business students are encouraged to take BUS 380, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, as a business elective.

The recommended curriculum in each major area is available in curriculum guide format for the four year period and can be obtained in the SBGI Office.

All SBGI students are strongly urged to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in work experience provided by the corporations that have agreed to participate in the internship program. This unique on-the-job training gives students a chance to utilize skills developed in the formal classroom. Students can register for the internship during their junior or senior years; however, their QPA in their major must be at least 2.75 unless approved by the Executive Director. Accounting and Finance students may have to do their internships during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the internship requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if there is evidence that it may create a student hardship.

Students transferring from other colleges/universities, upon acceptance, will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the School of Business and Global Innovation at the Marywood campus.


The Management degree prepares students for managerial and administrative careers in all types of organizations. In addition to the general management track, students may opt for a Management concentration track in one of three specialized areas: Hospitality Management, Entrepreneurship, and Health Services Administration.

The student majoring in Management is required to complete 63-64 credits in the School of Business and Global Innovation, including the Business core and the following required classes (9 credits):

BUS 370 International Business Management
BUS 424 Managerial Decision Making
BUS 461 The Leadership Process in the Global Marketplace

Concentration in Management

The broadest concentration track provides students with knowledge and skills in all areas of the managerial process, and the classes cover a variety of topics relevant to running a business and leading multiple types of organizations. The following courses are required (18 credits):

BUS 306 Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Approach 3
BUS 323 Money and Banking 3
BUS 380 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
BUS 425
BUS 378
BUS 379
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations
Family Business Management
Social Entrepreneurship
BUS 432 Accounting for Management 3
BUS 451
Business Internship
Business Elective

Total: 18 credit hours