Undergraduate Major

Management

Customize your path in our management major with one of four concentrations - human resource, operations, sport, or general management and gain the skills you need for a successful career in business.

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Program Overview

Here, you’ll learn to become a leader in the world of business, whether you want to work for a large or small corporation – or even for yourself.

You’ll start with a strong foundation of core business courses, before choosing one of four management concentrations: human resource, operations, general, or sport management. Then, our professors will connect you with countless opportunities to network with business insiders and gain workplace experience through co-ops and internships at Philadelphia’s global companies. You’ll build a career-ready resume and gain the leadership skills that will set you apart from others in business – and beyond.

The School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This professional accreditation places Widener among the top one-third of college business schools in the U.S. and Europe.

Program Options

Customize your academic journey to fit your career goals with one of four concentrations.

  1. Loading...: Learn to hire, develop, and manage talented people. You'll develop the skills that employers demand, from recruitment and training to labor relations and benefits management.
  2. Loading... : Businesses survive and succeed on their ability to operate efficiently. You'll develop skills in supply chain and process management and learn how to manage projects, technology, productivity, and change.
  3. Loading...: Today's competitive business environment requires you to lead a range of people, processes, and projects. You'll learn the ins and outs of business - and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
  4. Loading...: Our industry connections will help you lead in the business of sports, from professional and intercollegiate athletics to community recreation and sports facilities.

The management program ensures all students learn to manage people, processes, and projects that are critical in today's competitive business environment. Students who graduate with these management skills will be ready for a fast start and long-term career success.

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Mission of the School of Business Administration

We prepare students for successful careers and leadership positions in business. We provide a challenging educational environment that promotes lifelong professional and personal growth through service and experiential learning. Our commitment to diversity and ethics inspires our students, faculty, and staff to become proactive and socially responsible citizens. We value scholarship and generate knowledge that is valuable to our professional and business community. We embrace the interests of our stakeholders and engage them in our programs and activities.

Learning Goals & Objectives

Knowledge

SBA students will demonstrate the knowledge that is appropriate to the business discipline.

a) Core business disciplines – Students will demonstrate proficiency in accounting, business law, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations, and quantitative analysis.

Leadership

SBA students will apply leadership skills in the development of business decisions.

a) Collaboration – Through teamwork, students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others to accomplish tasks that lead to decisions.

b) Communication of ideas – Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver business information with regard to audience and setting.

Application of Concepts and Technologies

SBA students will be competent in the application of core business concepts and technologies.

a) Critical thinking – Through course assignments, students will demonstrate the ability to effectively incorporate both qualitative and quantitative methods in the development of business solutions.

b) Technology – Students will use the appropriate technology in the analysis and development of business solutions.

Social Responsibility

SBA students will utilize social responsibility principles in decision making.

a) Diversity and Multicultural Issues - Students recognize the complexity and interconnectedness of diverse or international groups of businesses, people, and societies through participation in exercises designed to showcase these issues.

b) Ethics and Social Awareness Issues - Students will recognize the ethical, social, and environmental impact of business decisions through participation in exercises designed to showcase these issues.

Prepare for rapid career growth by completing two degrees in five years. When you graduate, you’ll receive a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in one of several graduate programs in the School of Business Administration.

Explore graduate business degrees.

Combine another major with a management minor to enhance your appeal for future employers.

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Program Highlights

Our management program prepares students to be innovators and problem solvers - skills that are in demand at any size business.

92%

of undergraduates surveyed after graduation are employed or pursuing a graduate degree

100%

of undergraduate students who participate in a co-op receive job offers

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Real-World Experience

Take advantage of internships and co-ops in management. You'll apply what you've learned in class to solve real business problems and get your foot in the door for future job opportunities.

In partnership with the Office of Career Design and Development, explore the opportunity to complete 12 months of full-time, paid co-op work and still complete your degree in four years.

Or, you can go for an internship at a company that suits your interests. In these positions, you will develop your business leadership skills, while also learning firsthand what management involves in practice.

Business Student Mentorship

Mentoring by Industry Experts

Widener's unique Executives in Residence program in the School of Business Administration brings industry leaders to campus and provides students with career mentorship and networking opportunities with experts in the field.

Without leaving campus, you'll meet business leaders, like Bob Schwartz, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Comcast Spectacor.

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Launch Your Career

From day one, we'll prepare you for long-term career success. Career development is woven through our management curriculum in a variety of activities, including networking opportunities with our industry partners.

These experiences will guide you as you create a detailed career plan, build a robust portfolio, and execute a job search strategy that lands you a desirable career.

Faculty

Our professors are here to connect you with professional insights and pipelines to success. You'll be advised by a professor who is an expert in your concentration and who has his or her finger on the pulse of the industry. Our professors make you the priority.

Kerri C. Brannen
Associate Professor

"My goal is to create challenging and interesting experiences for students, while also providing them with useful knowledge as they begin their professional careers. I weave current news and business reports into my courses and constantly evaluate the best methods for teaching my students."

Lisa B. Bussom
Senior Lecturer

"Whether your career path is technical or in management, the knowledge that you gain from a Widener MBA makes you a more valuable contributor to your organization."

Richard J. Goeke
Associate Professor

"Through my experience in the business world, I have seen first-hand how individuals with basic skills in data analytics, data visualization, and programming can vastly outperform coworkers without these skills. At Widener, we'll give you the skills to not only perform better on the job, but also move your career forward."

Yamuna Baburaj
Assistant Professor

"I want to inspire students to see the world from a global perspective. Business students, in particular, need to be aware of the opportunities that open up when they learn a new language or immerse themselves in a culture that is different from their own."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Students like you have graduated from our management program and accepted positions with top companies. By making connections and gaining real-world experience, you’ll put yourself in a position to join them.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Operations Manager

  • General Manager

  • Facility Operations Manager

  • Guest Relations Manager

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