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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)


Business Administration: Management

The management program at BGSU equips you with the essential skills to lead, innovate and drive success in today's evolving business landscape. 

Whether you're drawn to project planning, corporate leadership or nonprofit management, our management program empowers you to:

  • Navigate challenges
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Shape strategies
  • Lead teams
  • Create lasting impact 

We'll teach you how to effectively communicate and work with diverse colleagues; understand ethical issues in decision making; and develop and lead successful work teams.

Our management program is a specialization within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program at BGSU.  

Management also is available as a minor.

Why study business management at BGSU in Ohio?

  • Immersive education. Hands-on opportunities outside of the classroom give you the real-world skills that build your resume and impress potential employers.  
    • Gain job experience as early as freshman year. Over 73% of business graduates complete one or more internships. Nearly all interns are paid, with an average salary of $19 an hour.
    • The Schmidthorst College of Business offers ample study abroad opportunities with university partners around the world. 
    • Participate in service learning projects with a variety of organizations.
  • Business-specific scholarships. Apply for more than $1 million in scholarships. 
  • Expert faculty. Our faculty members are world-renowned thought leaders whose trailblazing research is published in leading business journals and shapes the future of business practice and theory. Our faculty remain actively involved in industry and bring current issues into the classroom.  
  • Invaluable industry and alumni partners build connections and open doors. They share their knowledge, mentor and hire students for internships and full-time jobs.  Hundreds of companies recruit for management positions on campus each year.
  • One-of-a-kind dual degree option. While earning your BSBA from BGSU, you can attend the renowned Ecole de Management in Strasbourg, France, to earn a Bachelor of Arts in European management.
  • Ohio Export Internship Program. BGSU is the only northwestern Ohio university in this program. We work with the Ohio Department of Development to offer an export-focused class and provide training to students who can then use their knowledge to help Ohio businesses strengthen their export programs. Students in the class are eligible for export-related internships at companies across the state.
  • 17 business student organizations. There’s no better way to learn how to work with a team, run a meeting and organize events than to get involved with one of our business student organizations, which consistently win awards for their good work.
  • Business District Learning Community. Learn and live with other business students.  You’ll find a sense of community, opportunities to interact with business faculty and industry professionals and the chance to go on field trips and to conferences.

Ranked among the top business schools in the U.S. for student experience

Poets&Quants, 2023

Career – what can you do with a specialization in management?

A management specialization gives you the skills and knowledge to shape the future of businesses and organizations worldwide. It unlocks a wealth of exciting career opportunities across industries and sectors. 

Management graduates are in high demand because they know how to solve complex problems, drive efficiency and inspire teams to achieve success. 

This versatile degree provides a strong foundation for a career as a manager, consultant, project leader or entrepreneur. 

Career paths

  • Operations manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Non-profit director
  • Government administrator


Median starting salary for BGSU business graduates –
among the highest in Ohio


You'll learn basic management functions, from communicating effectively and building and leading effective work teams to managing organization change and considering ethical issues in decision making. Through your elective courses, you'll focus on areas such as human resource management.

Required courses

Management student

Sample courses

  • Business in the Global Arena
  • Supply Category Management and Negotiation
  • Leading for Success

One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible

Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations

The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Individualized Business
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Premier entrepreneurship program

The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

We weave entrepreneurship into all business programs and offer an entrepreneurship minor.

You can take courses in:

  • Real estate entrepreneurship
  • Women and social entrepreneurs
  • Nonprofit and corporate responsibility
  • Innovation and disruption

Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.

Thanks to an incubation program funded by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.

Updated: 11/30/2023 10:10AM