Student are prepared to work in fields including:
  • general management
  • human resource management
  • management of small businesses
  • management in nonprofits and government services
  • management in retail, restaurant and health care industries

Here’s what our students say about the management specialization:

Ashley LochtefeldI've had three great internships, the first with The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the second at  Sherwin-Williams, and the third with Marathon Petroleum. These internships gave me the opportunity to actively apply the materials from the management specialization courses in the workplace. Serving as the  president of the Management Department's student organization, the Global Management and Leadership Society, also allowed me to use my classroom learning and hone my leadership skills. As president, I  connected and networked with other high caliber students, successful faculty members, and business people from the local community.  My experiences in the management department's courses, the student organization, and my internships have been very valuable. I'm proud to be a graduate of the management specialization.

Ashley Lochtefeld
2014 Management Specialization's Outstanding Senior

Patrick McFallI had no idea what I wanted to do when I joined the management specialization. The specialization has opened doors that I never thought possible. The coursework brought out my leadership talents, enhanced my communication skills, and encouraged a strong work ethic. I've had some of the best years of my life, making friends that I will never forget and having opportunities to network with very influential business people. The specialization gave me the foundation for a successful career.  I've accepted a job offer to be a supervisor in Kohl's Distribution Center and look forward to enjoying going to work every single day.

Patrick McFall​
Class of 2014

Kristen CoyI transferred to BGSU after attending a community college for two years and was really nervous about being a non-traditional student at a larger university. I decided to specialize in management in order to give my five-year old son Camerin and my two-year daughter Kennedy the life they deserve. Despite being a non-traditional student, I didn't feel out of place. I excelled in the coursework, made some terrific friends, and developed strong leadership skills. I enjoyed all of my management specialization courses and had the pleasure of working with really great professors that truly care about my future. I’m excited about being  hired as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Pontoon Solutions in Toledo, Ohio.

Kristen Coy
Class of 2014

Matthew ZimmermanI took courses while working in my family's business, Abco Services, which is the largest fleet maintenance company in Northwest Ohio.  The management courses have given me tremendous insight into working with, motivating, and leading my team, many who are older and more experienced than I am. By specializing in management, I have gained the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities--and most importantly the confidence--- to work with my team to tackle whatever challenges our company may face in today's global market.

Matthew Zimmerman
Class of 2014

Management specialization students learn how to:

Recognize the effect of global issues on organizational and management practices.
Apply general human resource management principles and techniques.
Attract and engage talented employees to meet organizational goals.
Successfully lead organizational change and development initiatives.
Effectively communicate and work with diverse co-workers.
Understand ethical issues in decision making.
Develop and lead successful work teams.

Program features include:

Internship Opportunities
Numerous Scholarships Available
Service learning projects with a variety of organizations
Experiential learning  and professional development activities
More than 50 companies recruit for Management positions on campus each year

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Business Administration are expected to be able to:

Goal 1: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, business statistics, operations & supply chain management, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, information technology, management science, and global strategy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using business-related software applications.
  • Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.

Goal 2: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.

Outcome: Students will -

  • Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.

Goal 3: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Effectively write a business document.
  • Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
  • Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.

Goal 4: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Recognize the context of the ethical situation (economic, legal or cultural).
  • Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
  • Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. 

The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. 

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, leads to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.


  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Individualized business 
  • Information systems
  • Information systems, auditing, and control
  • Insurance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services Marketing
  • Supply chain management

Updated: 06/24/2021 02:49PM