Program Overview

The management concentration at Robert Morris University features a balanced blend of professional application and intellectual knowledge, with a curriculum designed to respond to the everchanging needs of business. Students receive an education that is focused in business and enhanced by general studies. This multidisciplinary approach provides a solid foundation in business theory and practice while including classes to complement individual interests and backgrounds.

Classroom experiences are augmented by opportunities to participate in internship programs and to study abroad through one of several international programs. The management faculty encourages students to pursue industry-specific and career-specific work through supervised independent study projects. Graduates of the program pursue professional positions in both the public and private sectors. While some students secure positions with major corporations and businesses, many choose to work in small business and entrepreneurial settings.

Program Objectives

The B.S.B.A. with a concentration in management enables students to:

  • Understand the impact of the management of business on the environment;
  • Respond to civic and community concerns;
  • Assume a leadership position within an organization;
  • Adapt successfully to changes in the organizational climate and employment demands;
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and appreciation for the benefits of individual differences;
  • Become proficient in problem solving and in generating, analyzing and synthesizing knowledge;
  • Use tools and strategies for lifelong learning;
  • Communicate effectively and professionally;
  • Employ leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively manage;
  • Comprehend, evaluate and apply ethical and legal responsibilities in business; and
  • Understand and value multicultural diversity and social issues relevant to a global business environment.

Curriculum

The 120-credit hour curriculum has five components:

  1. Robert Morris University Core - 42 credits
    These are the traditional liberal arts requirements of the University. Studies in humanities, communications skills, and social, behavioral, natural and quantitative sciences are included.
  2. Business Foundations Courses - 30 credits
    These are required of all students earning a B.S.B.A. degree and include courses in accounting, finance, marketing, management and other business administration areas.
  3. Concentration (Management) - 21 credits
    This is the major field of study and includes courses in compensation management, conflict resolution, human resource management, labor management relations, organizational behavior and supervisory skills.
  4. Business Electives - 12 credits
    Students may select any four courses within the School of Business offerings to broaden their skills in some business area(s) of interest.
  5. Non-Business Electives - 15 credits
    Students may select five courses offered outside the School of Business to broaden their skills in some area(s) of interest.

Tuition

Tuition information can be found at Tuition Fees & Schedules.

Admission Criteria

The following are required for admission:

  • Robert Morris University application for admission - Apply Now!
  • Official transcripts from high school and any post-secondary instituitions attended

Faculty

Because Robert Morris University is primarily a teaching institution, all classes are taught by faculty members who are experts in their fields.

The management faculty brings strong academic credentials and a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom. Faculty members are involved in a number of corporate and civic activities. In addition to authoring papers and making presentations to local, national and international management audiences, they have received acknowledgment in leading management textbooks.

Faculty members are very student-oriented, sponsoring student organizations, hosting students in their homes and promoting students for national recognition in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Because of their active interest in their students, management faculty members are frequently cited for their roles as outstanding student mentors.

Student Organizations

A variety of activities and organizations are available to management students. Students may participate in the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), which guides students toward careers in management. The chapter travels to the SAM national conference to participate in the annual student case competition.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides valuable networking opportunities as well as guidance for certification exams for those interested in a career in human resource management. Students attend the SHRM national conference to attend workshops and participate in a student case competition.

The RMU chapter of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance allows students to explore careers in nonprofit management while providing service opportunities in the local community. Students attend the annual Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Management Institute to learn from and network with nonprofit leaders.

RMU also sponsors chapters of Alpha Chi and Sigma Beta Delta, two national honor societies.

Internship Opportunities

Management students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship experience. Internships provide students with valuable work experience and lead to assistance in career planning, employer references and full-time job opportunities. Students are eligible for internships after the completion of 75 credits and may participate in more than one experience.

Career Opportunities

Management graduates can be found working in human resources, sales and sales management, corporate training, nonprofit management, purchasing, labor relations, supervision, administration, education and banking. The management faculty works closely with RMU's Career Center to help students reach their career goals. They help students to secure internships and positions by writing letters of recommendation, reviewing reA'sumeA's, discussing the interview process and teaching them how to utilize professional networks. Additionally, the program provides an excellent foundation for students who are interested in graduate study.

Bachelor-Level Internship Employers

Allegheny County; America's Promise; Nonprofit Leadership Alliance; Bayer; Cintas; ESPN Radio; Genesis Settlement; Guardian Protection Services; Hampton Inn; March of Dimes; Mercy Hospital; Rentokill; Sewickley Academy; Shepherd's Heart; Three Rivers Optical; Transtar; Verizon.

Bachelor-Level Hiring Organizations

Barnes & Noble; Bayer; Cintas; Crowne Plaza Hotel; FedEx; Federated Investors; Genesis Settlement; Graybar Electric; Guardian Protection Services; Hertz; Highmark; Mellon Financial; Midland; TMI; UPS.

Salary Information

Position TitlePosition Salary
Buyer/Merchandising
$38,215
Commercial Banking (Lending)
$43,500
Consulting
$50,745
Customer Service
$33,330
Human Resources/Industrial Relations$53,880
Investment Banking (Corporate Finance)
$54,444
Management Trainee
$54,470
Sales$34,660
The information in this chart is based off of 2010 nation mean salaries

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