Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management

Leadership matters. Leaders shape an organization’s mission, values, and strategy. They win with people. Our management program educates and forms transformational business leaders who are trustworthy, healthy, inquisitive, and skilled.

How is a management major distinctive at Marian?

Our Management major, will give you real-world insight through a number of high impact, experiential programs. You will connect with business leaders and enhance your personal values grounded in our Franciscan tradition.

As a management major, you will:

  • Explore leadership concepts and best practices for driving organizational change and improving productivity.
  • Learn great communication, teamwork, and social skills
  • Build leadership skills to enhance your interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Compete in team competitions such as business plan, human resources, and/or logistics and supply chain management.
  • Join A-Team, our student consulting course and work with clients such as Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Somerset, YMCA of Indianapolis, OneAmerica, and Indiana Members Federal Credit Union.
  • Complete at least one internship.
  • Apply for an Orr Fellowship.
  • Achieve strong career outcomes


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Human Resource Management Case Team

Human Resource Management case competition team

What will you study?

To earn our 128-credit degree in business management, you’ll complete general education, our business core, and required and elective courses in the management major:

  • MGT 301: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 325: Student Consulting: A-Team
  • MGT 350: Operations Management
  • MGT 351: Human Resources Management
  • MGT 352: Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 372: Creativity and Change
  • MGT 395: Applied Managerial Decision Making
  • MGT 450: International business
  • MGT 330: Project Management

For complete details, review our Undergraduate Course Catalog or download our four-year plan of study and checklist.

Sample Four-Year Plan and Checklist

Add a double-major, minor, or specialization to your plan of study

Consider adding a double-major (Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics, or Logistics and Supply Chain Management), a minor, or a specialization to your management degree – you’ll be even more marketable after graduation. About 75 percent of our management majors earn a specialization in one of these subjects.

  • Business in sports: This concentration is a great option for management majors who want to work in a managerial role for a professional or amateur sports organization. It’s also a good option for those who want to be agents or business managers for individual athletes.
  • Entrepreneurship: Earning a degree in management with a focus on entrepreneurship is an excellent choice if you want to start your own business, join a family business, or work for a start-up company. 
  • Human resources management: Pairing a management major with an HR concentration is a viable combination for good careers. You can join our student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest professional association for HR specialists.

Other specializations available for management majors are insurance and professional selling, both fields offering good career opportunities.

Want to work in the field of international business? Pair your management degree with a foreign language, global studies, or cross-cultural studies minor.

  • Take advantage of study-abroad options and complete courses like global marketing, international business, global HR, and international finance.
  • Learn from faculty mentors who have lived and/or worked in countries including South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Talk with your academic advisor for details about building a plan of study that’s tailored to your personal and professional interests.

Fastenal Case Winners

Fastenal case competition

What are your career paths?

Management graduates work in business sectors including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer and retail goods, including e-commerce
  • Technology, telecommunications, and utility companies
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management companies
  • Hospitality and entertainment 
  • Health-related companies, including hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government offices and agencies

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the employment outlook and median national salaries for business managers.

Occupation Growth through 2026
Compensation and benefits manager 5 percent
Sales manager 7 percent
Logistics and supply chain manager 7 percent
Human resources manager 9 percent
Property, real estate, or community manager 10 percent
Management analyst or consultant 14 percent
Medical or health services manager 20 percent

Management Occupations

Workers in these occupations establish plans and policies, direct business activities, and oversee people, products, and services.

Overall employment in management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 883,900 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 1.1 million openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

The median annual wage for this group was $102,450 in May 2021, which was the highest of all the major occupational groups and more than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.

Marian students are encouraged to be active in professional associations and organizations before and after they graduate. Not only can membership in these types of groups help college students build a professional network, they often offer resources, programs, and career services for those who work in the management field

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*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.

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