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Management Degree

Management Program

Management Degree

You’ll examine management decision making, from high-level strategic decisions to day-to-day operations.

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Management skills are necessary in every organization. We’ll prepare you to succeed in a variety of personal and professional pursuits. You’ll gain knowledge of concepts concerning how individuals and organizations function, and some of the decision-making tools that managers use in business settings. You’ll study of the four major management functions of:

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Leading
  • Controlling

You will examine management decision making, from high-level strategic decisions to day-to-day operations and human resource issues.




Why a Management Degree?

With a bachelor’s degree in management, you’ll gain the skills needed to succeed in a variety of professional and personal pursuits. From learning the ins and outs of how organizations function to understanding the decision-making tools that managers use in the real world, students in this major are fully prepared for an exciting career in management.



Photo of Holman LibraryAbout the Management Major

The B.B.A. in Management is housed within the School of Business. Coursework is rooted in practical application that focuses on the four main management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Students in this degree program learn how to evaluate ethical situations, work with and develop teams, effectively communicate business information, and deal with cross-cultural challenges. They also examine management decision-making at various levels, from high-level strategic decisions to daily operations and human resource issues.

2024-25 Program Catalog

A minor in Management is also available.



Photo of McKendree's Entryway MonumentWhy McKendree?

McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.



Program Highlights


  • Exciting internships give you the opportunity to participate in the actual operations of a commercial organization even before you graduate

  • Related clubs and honor societies allow you to meet others and enhance your resume



Photo of McKendree Seal MarkerEmployment Opportunities

Graduates in management find careers within every type of organization, including business, government, and non-profit organizations.



Interesting Courses


  • International Business

  • Small Business Management

  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility



Photo of McKendree Entryway MonumentClub Information / Honor Societies


  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)

  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)



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Key Faculty


Photo of Jean M. Sampson, D.Mgt.Jean M. Sampson, D.Mgt.

Chair, School of Business

Piper Academic Center (PAC) 106
(618) 537-6884