Management

Program Features

Management is the study of the processes that lead to an effective organization. It’s a broad field that influences nearly every function of business, from personnel and sales to project management, international management and more.

As a student in the management major, you'll master the leadership techniques it takes to improve teams, organizations and society. Through real-world learning opportunities, you’ll explore current managerial practices in organizations and develop skills in self-awareness, problem solving, decision making and communication. You’ll also learn to approach leadership styles and business problems in an ethical way. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for a meaningful career in project management, non-profit management, recruiting, management consulting or leader development.

Xavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is nationally recognized as a top university by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes. 98 percent of our students, including those in the management major, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduation (Class of 2021).

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Management major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • CORE 100 First-Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • MATH 140 or 170: Calculus............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 101: English Composition............ 3cr.
  • Second Language Elective............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 200: Organizational Management............ 3cr.
  • CORE 101: GOA First Year Experience............ 0cr.
  • BUAD 101: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.

Spring

  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • Second Language Elective II............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 220: Management of Business Technology............ 3cr.
  • ECON 200: Microeconomics (Social Science)............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 102: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.
  • CORE 102: GOA First Year Experience 102............ 0cr.

Fall

  • PHIL 100: Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 210: Quantitative Methods............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 200: Introductory Financial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • ECON 201: Macroeconomics............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 201: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Scientific Perspectives & Lab............ 3cr.
  • Theological Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 211: Introduction to Business Analytics............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 201: Business & Professional Communication (OC/WRIT flags)............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 202: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • PHIL 200: Philosophical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 302: Quality & Productivity in Operations............ 3cr.
  • FINC 300: Business Finance (QR flag)............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 309: Change Management............ 3cr.
  • MGMT Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 301: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Spring

  • MGMT Elective............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 205: Literature & Moral Imagination............ 3cr.
  • ECON 300: International Trade & Business Environment............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 385 or 333: Project Management or Global Supply Chain Management............ 3cr.
  • Business Elective or Internship for Credit............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 302: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Natural Science Elective and Lab............ 3cr.
  • BLAW 300: Legal Environment (ERS/DCR flags)............ 3cr.
  • Business Core Capstone............ 3cr.
  • MGMT Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 401: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Humanities Elective............ 3cr.
  • Creative Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 495: Strategic Management............ 3cr.
  • MGMT Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 402: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.
  • CORE 499: Reflection on the Core Curriculum............ 0cr.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the management major at Xavier:

Managerial Behavior (MGMT 200) – This course introduces students to the major theories and principles of management, focusing on creating and maintaining an effective and efficient organization. The purpose of this course is to present an overview of the field of managerial behavior, demonstrate its importance by linking it to work-related outcomes, and highlight its practical relevance through real-world examples.

Change Management (MGMT 309) – This course provides a thorough investigation of the factors affecting change in organizations. This includes a study of the effect issues such as design, culture, stress, conflict, communication, and group dynamics.

Global Supply Chain Management (MGMT 333) – This course provides an initial investigation into the field of supply chain management with an emphasis on current practice and emerging trends. Course topics will include supply chain design and strategies in a global business environment; selection and management of supply chain partners; inventory, warehousing, and materials management; logistics and transport systems; information flows and technology; and measurement of supply chain performance with regard to quality, responsiveness, cost, and sustainability.

Strategic Management (MGMT 495) – This course provides a process enabling students to integrate business function courses, such as marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and management. Via lectures, case studies, group projects, and individual assignments, students learn and design strategies for sustainable competitive advantage for all types of organizations in various stages of growth in domestic and foreign markets.

Student Clubs

The following clubs are popular choices for students in the management major at Xavier.

Business Leaders for Tomorrow
Members of this student organization explore business processes firsthand by networking with and learning from various business leaders in Cincinnati and beyond. Events from past years have included trips to Silicon Valley and Chigaco, job shadowing days and guest lecturers.

Delta Sigma Pi - Professional Fraternity

With more than 100 members on campus, this fraternity for all genders connects business students with professional leaders and other businesss students across the nation. They meet to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics.

 Women In Business (XWIB)
Preparing and empowering women to be tomorrow’s leaders through professional training, personal development workshops, mentoring and service.

Career Outcomes

98% of Xavier students, inclusing those in the management major, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating (Class of 2021).

Career Opportunities: Account Manager, Business Analyst, Development Director, Client Services Manager, Human Resources Manager, Logistics Manager, Marketing Manager, Project Manager, Office Manager, Sales Manager 

Top Companies for Williams College of Business Graduates: Macy’s, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Total Quality Logistics, Ernst & Young, U.S. Bank, Medpace, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

All For One

Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

Cincinnati: A City of Opportinity for Management Majors

A photo of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio at night. Lights from the buildings reflect on the Ohio river. Many students in the management major gain real world experience at internships across the city.

Cincinnati, Ohio features some of the largest companies in the world, which means students in the management major have countless opportunities for careers, internships and mentorships at places like Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bancorp, American Financial and Western & Southern Financial group. The city is ranked the #1 Best City for College Graduates (smartasset.com) and the #15 Best Place to Start a Career (WalletHub).


Going to College in Cincinnati

Study Abroad Opportunities for Management Majors

Xavier students holding up the Xavier flag while on an International Study Abroad trip

Students in the management major can study abroad in places like Cuba, China, London or the Netherlands, where they build career skills in a foreign country and investigate new cultures. Students gain self-confidence and open themselves up to new ideas — and, it all looks great on a resumé.


Study Abroad Opportunities for Management Majors

What is Jesuit Education?

Student in the management major speaking with a professor while sitting at a desk

A Xavier education is more than your typical college experience. Drawing on a Jesuit Catholic educational model which emphasizes ethics, responsibility and service, students in the management major get the support they need to succeed and make a difference in the world. The result is an education that’s as encouraging as it is challenging, and as enriching as it is demanding.


Jesuit Education 101

Faculty Spotlight: Rashmi Assudani, PhD

The Williams College of Business is molding the entrepreneurs of tomorrow through one Xavier professor's unique method of experiential learning.

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Management Major at Xavier University

The Management program at Xavier University is a minimum 120-hour degree program that offers a complete package of an integrated skill set for future managers and leaders to improve organizations and society. Our curricular objectives include: rapid, continual immersion into business practice; engaging rigorous and applied educational experience; transition into fulfilling careers; and lifelong learning and leadership.

Xavier University's Williams College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. AACSB-accredited schools offer students a relevant and challenging curriculum, the highest quality faculty and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."