Bachelor of Science in Management

The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) Program provides students with a broad yet comprehensive background of management and leadership techniques and processes that are applicable to virtually any type of organization or industry. The degree integrates the practical and theoretical aspects of effectively and efficiently managing an organization’s resources by studying its behavior, ethics, and culture. Students develop the ability to think critically and strategically, identify and solve problems, communicate effectively, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action. Emphasis is placed on the importance of human resources as the impetus for organizational productivity, quality, and success. Students also learn to evaluate the financial condition, assess the impact of internal and external environments, and render a considered opinion regarding an organization’s strategies.

On Campus and Online, Traditional and Accelerated
The Bachelor of Science in Management degree is offered on campus or entirely online as part of our online learning experience. The program is also offered in an accelerated format as well as a traditional format. The accelerated format allows students to focus on one subject at a time while coming to class one night per week and is not available online.

Management students develop skills in:

  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Performance Analyses
  • Leadership Techniques
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational Strategic Planning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Managing Professional and Personally

Why Management?

Is Management Right for Me?

Management skills can be applied across just about every discipline. Management expertise is beneficial in every employment setting because it is all about working with and through people to achieve organizational goals. A career in management might be a good fit for you if:

  • You enjoy planning, directing, and coordinating activities.
  • You are looking for a career that offers diverse opportunities.
  • You want a career that will allow for advancement.
  • You are interested in opening your own business.
  • You are planning to continue your education towards an MSM or MBA.
  • You enjoy taking charge and leading.

A Management Degree Provides Options!

A management degree can be applied to any industry, and most employers recognize the benefit of having an employee with a management degree.  In fact, many people choose to pursue a management degree to help them advance in their careers.  Entrepreneurs and those who seek to be self-employed also benefit from the well-rounded education they will receive while obtaining this degree, assisting them to be more successful in their endeavors.


What is the Management Career Outlook?

Management occupations are found throughout all industries in the economy and tend to be high paying: their median annual wage of $91,440 was higher than for any other occupational group. The high pay reflects, in part, the combination of education and work experience that most of these occupations typically require.*

*Source: 11/6/2013

Management Careers*    

  • Social and Community Service
  • Retail
  • Advertising
  • Real Estate
  • Property Management
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Insurance Industry
  • Financial
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Food Service
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Non-Profit
  • Agriculture
  • Government
  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Executive Leadership
  • Training and Development
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Services

*Source: 11/6/2013


Program Overview

In order to begin the management component of the program which may be completed in an accelerated format, students must have an associate degree or complete 60 semester college credit hours from an accredited institution with a 2.5 or better GPA. The prospective student is expected to have the background necessary to successfully complete this program. Each student is expected to present a course in English composition or its equivalent and knowledge of Computer Applications as evidenced by the student’s transcripts. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by the Program Chair.

You may enter the Bachelor of Science in Management program during any semester. A full time student enrolled in 12 accelerated or traditional credits per semester, typically 3 courses, can complete this program in as little as 4 semesters, or under 2 years.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

Area I. Management Core Semester Hour Credit
GEB1002 Foundations for College Success

GEB1002 - Foundations for College Success - 2 Credits

The Foundations for College Success course is a two credit course designed specifically for first year students and new students who do not have a minimum of 60 transferrable credit hours or an Associate degree. This course must be completed the first semester at Hodges University. This course provides students with an overview of their individual programs in the JSOB and prepares learners for further studies in their discipline. Students will be introduced to the Blackboard Learning System, library resources, APA formal, Academic Honesty Policy, and writing and communications of the University and JSOB. Additionally, learners will plan their paths through their academic programs.

MNA4000 Management Applications

MNA4000 - Management Applications - 4 Credits

A study of history, theories, and effective application of management principles. This course includes applying contemporary management theories and practices to the workplace. Students will complete a trimester project which aligns the concepts of this course to a management application.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4100 Economics for Managers

MNA4100 - Economics for Managers - 4 Credits

The application of economic principles in society. Reviews the elements of micro and macro economics. Applies selected topics such as fiscal and monetary policy, consumer behavior, and behavior of the firm.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4200 Organizational Behavior in the Workplace

MNA4200 - Organizational Behavior in the Workplace - 4 Credits

An analysis of organizational behavior focused on motivation, perception, communication, and change. Cases and problems are examined according to theories of individual and group behavior and then applied to the individual workplace. Students will complete a trimester project which aligns the concepts of this course to a contemporary organization.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101 and Permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

MNA4400 Human Resource Processes

MNA4400 - Human Resource Processes - 4 Credits

Designed to contribute to a student’s understanding of the techniques for developing human resources. Topics applied to the workplace include HR strategy; recruitment, selection, and retention; the evaluation process; training; and group dynamics. Students will complete a trimester project which aligns the concepts of this course to a HRM issue, concern, or opportunity.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, MAC1132

MNA4325 Performance Analyses for Managers

MNA4325 - Performance Analyses for Managers - 4 Credits

This course analyzes and interprets criteria that affect the management and performance of a publicly-traded corporation through review and interpretation of the annual report and financial statements. Management efficiency analysis and in-depth situational analysis are utilized to make sound management decisions.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG110

MNA4360 Leadership for Managers

MNA4360 - Leadership for Managers - 4 Credits

This course focuses on the responsibilities of leadership and the skills which must be developed to successfully lead in today’s changing environment.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4425 Marketing for Managers

MNA4425 - Marketing for Managers - 4 Credits

This course covers planning, implementing, and controlling marketing functions in public and private organizations. The applied decision making process for product, price, promotion, and distribution and how these functions affect the organization are emphasized through the construction of a marketing plan for a good or a service.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4480 The Strategic Planning Process

MNA4480 - The Strategic Planning Process - 4 Credits

An application-oriented study of the strategic management process and the formulation of organizational policy. Emphasis is placed on the S.W.O.T. technique of analyzing the internal and external environments and the use of cases to apply the learning to the workplace.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4610 Managing Diversity, Challenges, and Opportunities in a Contemporary Organization

MNA4610 - Managing Diversity, Challenges, and Opportunities in a Contemporary Organization - 4 Credits

This course addresses the complex environment in which contemporary organizations must operate and examines practical managerial concerns such as diversity, ethical decision making, and social responsibility.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4999 Management Exit Assessment Exam

MNA4999 - Management Exit Assessment Exam - 0 Credits

This is a comprehensive exam covering topics studied in Management and must be taken after completing all wheels.


Total Management Component

Area II.

Liberal Arts Component

Required within the minimum of 30 hours of liberal arts/general education are at least 3 credits in each of the following: English, Mathematics, Humanities, Social or Behavioral Sciences to include Computer Applications.

Total Liberal Arts Component

Area III.

Approved Elective Component

Credit for courses taken under the approved Elective Component may be granted through either advanced standing credit or residence classes as approved in consultation with the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean.

Total Approved Elective Component

Area IV.

Minor/Emphasis Component

Management majors may elect to fulfill Minor/Emphasis Component requirements in lieu of a portion of their elective component by completing 16 credits in an approved minor or 12 credits in an approved emphasis.

Total Semester Hours for Graduation Requirement



How is Hodges Management Program Different?

Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Public Administration (currently suspended)
    • Master of Science in Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Management

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Cutting Edge Curriculum

The courses in our Master of Science in Management program are contemporary and designed to offer students real-world, applied knowledge in their field of study.

Our Faculty

Our courses are taught by eminently qualified professors with extensive real world experience. The management professors are very sensitive to the needs of traditional students and adult learners and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty and staff are available to students through a variety of communication mediums including regular, in-person office hour meetings; phone; email; and Blackboard virtual office.

Our Experience

Management faculty in our Johnson School of Business are highly experienced and qualified in their field of expertise. This real-world applied knowledge is an invaluable resource for students who are striving to further their careers.

Convenient Schedules

The convenient schedule and the applicability of the learning to the workplace attract full-time working professionals who are interested in undergraduate education without interruption to their careers. The learning is current, streamlined, accelerated, and designed to facilitate success in a rapidly changing and increasingly global work environment.

Your Choice

You can obtain your Graduate Management degree on campus, completely online, accelerated, or a combination of all. Chose the options that are most convenient for you!

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Current Catalog.


What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all undergraduate credit hour courses is $530.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

"Hodges University provides a schedule that fits my needs. I enjoy my professors and the challenge of analytical and critical thinking." - Anthony Rodriguez, Management 2011.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!


From the moment you walk into the door, they are there to help you succeed.

- Tamika Seaton

Associate in Science in Business Administration

Success in the business world is linked directly to the education and drive of individuals who accept challenges and strive for excellence. Those characteristics are evident in the business administration graduates of Hodges University, who possess superior business skills that are developed over a strong foundation of general education course work.

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