management major

Program Features

Students in the management major learn the techniques it takes to guide a team to greatness while approaching business problems in an ethical way. Management is the study of the effective organization, planning, direction, control, integration and evaluation of key functions for a business or industry. These functions include: personnel, sales and product management, project management, supply chain management and international management.

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the management major 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.

Clubs

Business Leaders for Tomorrow
Business Leaders for Tomorrow is a student organization dedicated to developing leadership skills and advancing the careers of all students.

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Outcomes

99% of students from Xavier's undergraduate Business programs, including Management, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Accountant, Human Resources Coordinator, Account Executive, Campaign Manager, Financial Analyst, Operations Manager

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

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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.

Professional Opportunities for Management Majors

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Xavier is located in the middle of Cincinnati’s vibrant business community, which includes multiple Fortune 500 companies. Here, practical internship experience can lead to employment.


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Study Abroad Opportunities for Management Majors

Management majors can study abroad in places like 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

The Professional Mentor Program at Xavier

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Management majors get matched with a mentor through our Career Development Office. Mentors provide professional guidance, networking support and career connections.


Professional Mentor Program Homepage

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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 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."