Major in Management - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Are you known for organizing and motivating others, your vision, or your ability to problem solve? Turn your passion and can-do spirit into a career in management.
In GMercyU's Bachelor of Science Degree in Management program, you’ll master the skills needed to become a successful leader in any industry.
You’ll take courses in human resources, organizational theory, and risk management – and specialized courses that cover niche areas, like small business management, e-business, or sports management – to prepare you for your ideal career.

More than 1.1 million management jobs are projected each year through 2032. The median annual wage for this field in 2022 was $107,360, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Program Details

Apply for this option during your junior year
Boost your employability and earning potential by earning your MBA. With GMercyU's unique  4 +1 MBA,  students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can earn both a bachelor of science degree in management and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in just five years.

Skip the grad school entrance exams by taking graduate credits during your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition – and then seamlessly complete your MBA the following year.

College of Distinction AwardOrganizations of all sizes depend on effective management to ensure their operations run as efficiently as possible. Today’s business leaders are skilled in management techniques and are responsible for boosting employees’ morale, motivation levels, and productivity. At GMercyU, you’ll learn proven management techniques while developing a future manager’s skills in communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

GMercyU Management majors also benefit from:

  • Well-rounded course requirements that prepare our students for possible careers in large corporations or small businesses.
  • The ability to specialize in a specific industry: human resources, risk management, sports management, e-business, and more.
  • Assistance in earning professional internship positions with prominent local companies. (Internships are required of all management majors.)
  • GMercyU’s state-of-the-art facilities, including a financial trading room equipped with a real-time stock ticker.
  • GMercyU’s Griffin Student Leadership Institute, where you can develop effective leadership skills to make a positive impact on your community.
  • Experienced faculty (no teaching assistants!) who understand business from the boardroom, not just the classroom.
  • Small classes — our low 10:1 student to faculty ratio ensures plenty of personal attention, support, and mentorship from your professors.
  • Study abroad opportunities to give you a valuable global perspective.
  • An abundance of extracurricular activities and valuable networking events throughout your GMercyU experience. 
  • The Griffin Edge will help you connect the dots between your GMercyU experiences and your future aspirations, so you can ace future job interviews and launch a successful career. Learn more about the Griffin Edge below. 

In addition to general education requirements, you will need to complete the following courses as a management major:

Prerequisites - 15 Credits

ACC 105 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 106 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 101 Business Theory
ECN 102 Microeconomics
ECN 103 Macroeconomics

Management Core - 30 credits

ACC 301 Managerial Accounting
BUS 207 Principles of Marketing
BUS 230 Business Law
BUS 214 Business Ethics
BUS 209 Business Statistics I
BUS 310 Principles of Finance
BUS 318 Operations Management
BUS 212 International Business
BUS 340 Business Statistics II
BUS 4000 Seminar: Business Policies & Strategies

Management - 21 Credits

BUS 205 Principles of Management
BUS 441 Internship Required
Select 5 of the following courses:
BUS 211 Money, Banking and Fin Inst
BUS 312 Managerial Finance
BUS 313 Investments
BUS 314 International Finance
BUS 324 Derivatives
BUS 319 Purchasing and Contracts
BUS 320 Small Business Management
BUS 350 Principles of Sports Management
BUS 351 Sports Marketing
BUS 352 Sports Business and Finance
BUS 353 Sports Law
BUS 354 Athletics Administration
BUS 355 Facility Management
BUS 373 Labor and Industrial Relations
BUS 375 Risk Management
BUS 376 Employee Benefits
BUS 377 Training and Development
BUS 381 Org Theory and Behavior
BUS 410 Online Marketing and Management
BUS 421 Corporate Studies
BUS 437 Special Topics (with advisor's approval)
BUS 438 Social Media Marketing

Credit Requirements
A minimum of 125 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in management.

Undergraduate Minors
Increase the value of your Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree by adding an undergraduate minor that best meets your personal and professional goals.

With an emphasis on fundamental business principles like managerial accounting, risk management, and business statistics, GMercyU's bachelor’s in management degree program prepares you to thrive in any business setting.

Here’s a peek at just a few of the courses you could take as a Management major at GMercyU.

BUS 354 Athletics Administration
This course is designed to introduce students to the management issues faced by administrators within collegiate and high school athletics departments. Students will develop an understanding of issues such as governance, scheduling, NCAA and conference compliance, gender equity and Title IX, conference membership issues, departmental structure, and organizational goals in athletics, legal issues, and operating procedures.

BUS 355 Facility Management
This course investigates the functions of sport managers in the design, operation, and financing of sport facilities. Students will examine the issues pertaining to management of public and private arenas, stadiums, and multipurpose facilities. Management of temporary facilities for special events will also be considered.

BUS 376 Employee Benefits
This course will include consideration of the history of benefits, health insurance and its issues, other benefit options, administration and evaluation of employee benefit plans. Students will be expected to complete a research paper, perform case analysis, and participate in classroom discussions.

For all Management course descriptions, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.

Alan Harper, MBA, PhD
Alan Harper, MBA, PhD

Position: Assistant Dean of School of Business and Education; Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Management and Finance programs
Did You Know? Dr. Harper has 20 years of management experience and has published more than 15 peer-reviewed articles.
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Margaret Rakus
Margaret Rakus, EdD
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Digital Communications and Marketing programs
Did You Know?
Dr. Rakus has held industry positions in marketing and public relations. She holds certifications in Tableau, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and more.
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Melissa Dennis
Melissa Dennis, DBA
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Did You Know?
Dr. Dennis spent 15 years working for  Disney Parks, Experiences and Products  in customer relationship and customer engagement, supporting Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Vacation Club, and the Disney Cruise line businesses.
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Maddie Herman, MsEd
Maddie Herman, MsEd
Instructor and Program Coordinator, Sport Management
Did You Know?
Herman has worked for the Philadelphia 76er's and Wells Fargo Center, and ran GMercyU's Intramurals and Recreation program.
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Luigi Corrado, Jr., CPA, MT
Position: Professor of Practice and Program Coordinator, Accounting
Did You Know? Professor Corrado spent nearly 20 years in the accounting industry as a financial statement auditor, corporate controller, and senior consultant with a variety of firms.  
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Real-World Opportunities

The Griffin Edge is comprised of five touchpoints -- Excellence, Engagement, Experience, Empathy, and Encouragement -- that become the cornerstones of your Distinctive Mercy Experience as a full-time undergraduate student.

The Griffin Edge includes an e-portfolio for documenting your GMercyU educational and extracurricular experiences (no matter your major), reflecting on those experiences, and receiving feedback from faculty. It's designed to help you take ownership of your educational journey and chart the right career path for you. It will also help you learn how to talk about your college experiences in meaningful ways — and that can make all the difference in a job interview. 

For example, a student might say in a job interview: "I conducted research at the undergraduate level." 

A Griffin Edge student might say: "The opportunity to conduct my own research alongside expert faculty taught me the importance of being exact in my data collection and analysis. I was even able to present my findings at our annual research conference! I know this is the career for me."

Learn more about the Griffin Edge here.

Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in healthcare management, working for a large corporation, or serving your community in a municipal department, your student internship lets you observe the management principles you’ve learned in the classroom at work in the real world. That's why internships are required of all management majors.

GMercyU students have completed internships at regional organizations such as:

  • Cooper Hospital
  • Day and Zimmermann Corporate Offices
  • Delaware River Port Authority
  • Janssen Biotech
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • Willow Terrace
  • Wilmington Blue Rocks
  • WKJ Associates

A bachelor's degree in management will prepare you for a number of exciting career paths. Here’s a look at a few possible job opportunities; view a longer list below.

Top Jobs for Management Majors

Management Analyst
Description: These professionals recommend ways to improve a business’s efficiency, reducing costs and increasing revenues. They may specialize within a certain industry. 
Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in management
Average Salary: The median salary for management analysts in the U.S. in 2022 was $95,290.* 

Training and Development Managers
Description: These professionals create and develop training programs for an organization's staff with the goal of improving efficiency and productivity.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, some employers may require a master's degree
Average Salary: The median salary for financial managers in the U.S. in 2022 was $120,000. *

Human Resources Managers
Description: These managers oversee a company’s human resources department, which is responsible for recruiting and hiring qualified employees. They manage the salary and benefits structure, implement company policies, and handle any staffing issues.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, some employers may require a master's degree
Average Salary: The median salary for human resource managers in the U.S. in 2022 was $130,000.* 

More possible careers for management majors include (but are not limited to): 

  • Bank Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Communications Officer
  • Conference Planner
  • Credit/Loan Officer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Employee Relations
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Manager
  • Financial Investments
  • Franchise Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Relations
  • International Management
  • Inventory Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Pay and Benefits Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Line Manager
  • Professor
  • Property Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Services Manager
  • Small Business Management
  • Training Manager
  • Training Specialist

*Some of these careers may require additional education.

Management grad Courtney Cubbage '19
Courtney Cubbage '19

Current Postition: Information System Security Officer, Lockheed Martin
At GMercyU, Courtney served as an RA (Resident Assistant) and captain of the basketball team, and he earned multiple academic honors. A critical internship at Cooper University Health Care helped launch his career before moving on to Lockheed Martin. Learn more about Courtney's experience.

Craig Vinciguerra '18

Craig Vinciguerra ’18
Current Position: Community Relations Director, Mercer Hill
Craig changed his major from education to management between his sophomore and junior year, but he was able to still graduate in four years, thanks to a professor helping him map out his courses based on his personal, professional, and academic interests. Craig always had an interest in working with the elderly population, and now he holds a management-in-training position at an assisted living community. "[At GMercyU], you're not just another student in the class. You become a member of that department," he said. Learn more about Craig’s experience.

Read more Griffin Success Stories.

There is no substitute for the one-on-one attention that you get at GMercyU. College is so much more than just the classes you take. The ability to build relationships with your professors is so important, and all of the professors have real world experience and connections that they are more than willing to share. 

—Courtney Cubbage '19, Information System Security Officer, Lockheed Martin

Next Steps

Have you already earned college-level credits at another institution? GMercyU makes it easy for you to transfer — learn how on our Transfer Admissions page.

You can also explore our agreements with area schools on our Transfer Your Credits page, and check out our guaranteed scholarships for transfer students.

Have questions about GMercyU's admissions requirements? Our Admissions Staff is ready to walk you through the process of applying or transferring to GMercyU’s Management program.

Phone: 215-641-5510

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At GMercyU, we strive to make a quality education accessible to all through financial aid, scholarships, and grants. As a military-friendly university, we welcome service members and participate in all VA educational benefits programs. 

Get the education you need to achieve your career goals and become an industry leader! Earn your degree from GMercyU, a strong business management program in the Philadelphia area.

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In addition to the University's accreditation, the BS in Management program at GMercyU is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).