Management Major

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

The Love School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Management, which is primarily administered by the Department of Management. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be earned at Elon University.


The goal of the Management major is to develop students as visionary managers who are capable of managing people, processes and projects; providing responsible organizational leadership; and acting as effective agents of change in for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises, locally, nationally and internationally.

Building on Elon's traditional strengths of active and engaged learning, the Management major leverages the foundation material of the business core to provide a specialized management body of knowledge for graduates who intend to pursue managerial and leadership positions in for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. 

The mission of the Management major includes developing future leaders who are capable of:

  • Understanding and managing diverse people in domestic and global environments marked by constant change.
  • Applying analytical tools and processes learned in the classroom to organizational problems.
  • Managing projects, leading high performing teams and sustaining collaborative environments.
  • Effectively communicating plans and strategies to stakeholder groups.
  • Developing as future leaders of character who endeavor to make responsible decisions in your organizations and in their daily lives.


The degree requires a total of 73-76 semester hours through the following courses:

Select one course from the following: 4 sh
MTH 116 Applied Calculus  
MTH 151 Calculus I  
Must complete the following LSB core requirements:  
ECO 111 Principles of Economics 4 sh
ECO 203 Statistics for Decision-Making 4 sh
ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 sh
ACC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4 sh
CIS 211 Management Information Systems 4 sh
BUS 202 Business Communications 4 sh
BUS 221 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4 sh
MKT 311 Principles of Marketing 4 sh
MGT 323 Principles of Management & Organizational Behavior 4 sh
BUS 326 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4 sh
FIN 343 Principles of Finance 4 sh
BUS 465 Business Policy 4 sh
LSB 381 Internship in Business 1-4sh
In addition to the LSB core requirements, students must complete the following courses:  
ECO 301 Business Economics 4 sh 
MGT 410 Project Management 4 sh
MGT 411 Process, Systems and Technology 4 sh
Select two courses from the following:  
MGT 412 Advanced Organizational Behavior 4 sh
MGT 421 Human Resource Management 4 sh
MGT 422 Sustainable Enterprise Management 4 sh
MGT 423 Innovation Dynamics 4 sh
MGT 424 International Business Management 4 sh
A course preapproved by the Chair of the Management Department that is not limited to LSB. 4 sh
  Total 73-76 sh

Note: Students with double majors in Finance and either Management, Marketing or Entrepreneurship may take ECO 301 in lieu of ECO 310.

For students double majoring in two BSBA majors, a course that is eligible to count for two majors can only count towards one. For example, MGT 423 can count towards the MGT major and the ENT major. If a student is double majoring in MGT and ENT and takes MGT 423, this course can count toward the MGT or ENT major, but not both. However, we do allow a student to double count a course in BSBA major and a minor. For example, a student majoring in MGT and minoring in ENT can have MGT 423 count for both the major and the minor.

This page was updated June 30, 2014.