Major in Management - Bachelor of Science (BS)


Are you known for organizing and motivating others, your vision, or your ability to problem solve? Turn your passion and can-do spirit into a career in management.

In GMercyU's Bachelor of Science Degree in Management program, you’ll master the skills needed to become a successful leader in any industry. You’ll take courses in human resources, organizational theory, and risk management – and specialized courses that cover niche areas, like small business management, e-business, or sports management – to prepare you for your ideal career.

There’s no better time to pursue this path. Management jobs are growing faster than the national average, with more than 700,000 new jobs expected by 2028. And, the median annual wage for this field was $105,660 as of May 2019, the highest of all major employment groups, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Details

Program Career Paths
4 + 1 MBA Option

Boost your employability and earning potential by earning your MBA. With GMercyU's 4+1 MBA program, students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can earn both a bachelor of science degree in management and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in just five years.

Skip the grad school entrance exams by taking graduate credits during your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition – and then seamlessly complete your MBA the following year. Learn more about GMercyU’s 4 + 1 MBA program.

Why Choose GMercyU

Organizations of all sizes depend on effective management to ensure their operations run as efficiently as possible. Today’s business leaders are skilled in management techniques and are responsible for boosting employees’ morale, motivation levels, and productivity. At GMercyU, you’ll learn proven management techniques while developing a future manager’s skills in communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

GMercyU Management majors also benefit from:

  • Well-rounded course requirements that prepare our students for possible careers in large corporations or small businesses.
     
  • The ability to specialize in a specific industry: human resources, risk management, sports management, e-business, and more.
     
  • Assistance in earning professional internship positions with prominent local companies. (Internships are required of all management majors.)
     
  • GMercyU’s state-of-the-art facilities, including a financial trading room equipped with a real-time stock ticker.
     
  • GMercyU’s Griffin Student Leadership Institute, where you can develop effective leadership skills to make a positive impact on your community.
     
  • Experienced faculty (no teaching assistants!) who understand business from the boardroom, not just the classroom.
     
  • Small classes — our low 10:1 student to faculty ratio ensures plenty of personal attention, support, and mentorship from your professors.
     
  • Study abroad opportunities to give you a valuable global perspective.
     
  • An abundance of extracurricular activities and valuable networking events throughout your GMercyU experience. 


In addition to the University's accreditation, the BS in Management program at GMercyU is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Curriculum

In addition to general education requirements, you will need to complete the following courses as a management major: 

Prerequisites  - 15 credits

ACC 105 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 106 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 101 Business Theory
ECN 102 Microeconomics
ECN 103 Macroeconomics

Management Core - 30 credits

ACC 301 Managerial Accounting
BUS 207 Principles of Marketing
BUS 230 Business Law
BUS 214 Business Ethics
BUS 209 Business Statistics I
BUS 310 Principles of Finance
BUS 318 Operations Management
BUS 321 International Business
BUS 340 Business Statistics II
BUS 4000 Seminar: Business Policies and Strategies-Capstone

Management  - 18 credits

BUS 205 Principles of Management (required)

Five of the following:

BUS 320 Small Business Management
BUS 350 Principles of Management
BUS 213 Introduction to Human Resource Management
BUS 374 Employment Law
BUS 375 Risk Management
BUS 381 Organization Theory and Behavior
BUS 405 Marketing Management
BUS 410 Digital Business Marketing Management
BUS 421 Corporate Studies I
BUS 436 International Management

Credit Requirement

A minimum of 125 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in management.

Undergraduate Minors 

Increase the value of your Bachelor of Science in Management degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.
 

Featured Courses

With an emphasis on fundamental business principles like managerial accounting, risk management, and business statistics, GMercyU's bachelor’s in management degree program prepares you to thrive in any business setting. 

Here’s a peek at just a few of the courses you could take as a Management major at GMercyU.

BUS 354 Athletics Administration
This course is designed to introduce students to the management issues faced by administrators within collegiate and high school athletics departments. Students will develop an understanding of issues such as governance, scheduling, NCAA and conference compliance, gender equity and Title IX, conference membership issues, departmental structure, and organizational goals in athletics, legal issues, and operating procedures.

BUS 355 Facility Management
This course investigates the functions of sport managers in the design, operation, and financing of sport facilities. Students will examine the issues pertaining to management of public and private arenas, stadiums, and multipurpose facilities. Management of temporary facilities for special events will also be considered.

BUS 376 Employee Benefits
This course will include consideration of the history of benefits, health insurance and its issues, other benefit options, administration and evaluation of employee benefit plans. Students will be expected to complete a research paper, perform case analysis, and participate in classroom discussions.

For all Management course descriptions, please see the undergraduate catalog.

Meet the Faculty

Stephen Mumford, MBA

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Management
Did You Know? Professor Mumford also serves as a student advisor. His experiences prior to academia include retail management and small business ownership.

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Ron Bruce, MBA

Current Position: Associate Professor, Accounting
Did You Know? Professor Bruce is a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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Alan Harper MBA, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, Finance
Did You Know? Dr. Harper holds a certificate in Economic Measurement from the National Association for Business Economics and is a member of the American Academy of Financial Management Board of Honorary Global Advisors.

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Ralph Hoffman, EdD

Position: Associate Professor, Marketing
Did You Know? Professor Hoffman has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has owned a small business, and he is a long-time member of the American Marketing Association.

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Carlo Silvesti, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Accounting
Did You Know? Professor Silvestri often speaks to the media on financial matters, including this September 2020 feature on Money Geek.

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Real-World Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in healthcare management, working for a large corporation, or serving your community in a municipal department, your student internship lets you observe the management principles you’ve learned in the classroom at work in the real world. That's why internships are required of all management majors.

In the past, GMercyU students have completed internships at regional organizations such as: 

  • Cooper Hospital
  • Day and Zimmermann Corporate Offices
  • Delaware River Port Authority
  • Janssen Biotech
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • Willow Terrace
  • Wilmington Blue Rocks
  • WKJ Associates
Career Opportunities

A bachelor's degree in management will prepare you for a number of exciting career paths. Here’s a look at a few possible job opportunities; view a longer list below.

Top Jobs for Management Majors

Financial Managers
Description: Responsible for an organization’s financial health and goals, these professionals direct financial activities, oversee accounting, draft financial reports, and typically advise executives on financial decisions and opportunities.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
Average Salary: In 2019, the median salary for financial managers in the U.S. was $129,890.*


Human Resources Managers
Description: These managers oversee a company’s human resources department, which is responsible for recruiting and hiring qualified employees. They manage the salary and benefits structure, implement company policies, and handle any staffing issues.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
Average Salary: In 2019, the median salary for human resource managers in the U.S. was $116,720.* 

Management Analyst
Description: These professionals recommend ways to improve a business’s efficiency, reducing costs and increasing revenues. They may specialize within a certain industry. 
Average Salary: In 2019, the median salary for management analysts in the U.S. was $85,260.* 

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More possible careers for management majors include (but are not limited to): 

  • Bank Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Communications Officer
  • Conference Planner
  • Credit/Loan Officer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Employee Relations
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Manager
  • Financial Investments
  • Franchise Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Relations
  • International Management
  • Inventory Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Pay and Benefits Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Line Manager
  • Professor
  • Property Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Services Manager
  • Small Business Management
  • Training Manager
  • Training Specialist

*Some of these careers may require additional education.

Griffin Success Stories

GMercyU's business management degree is designed to set you up for future career success, just like this alumnus.

Craig Vinciguerra ’18

Current Position: Operations Associate at a senior living community in Pennsylvania

Even though Craig changed his major from education to business between his sophomore and junior year, he was able to stay on track to graduate in four years with a BS in Management. Professor Mumford helped Craig map out his courses based on his personal, professional, and academic interests. During his time at GMercyU, Craig was inducted into GMercyU’s prestigious International Business Society, Sigma Phi Delta, as well as Sigma Phi Sigma, the National Honor Society. He even participated in the annual GMercyU Board of Trustees Retreat.

Craig always had an interest in working with the elderly population, and now he holds a management-in-training position at an assisted living community. 

"I think one of the biggest things that differentiates GMercyU from other universities is that you're not just another student in the class. You become a member of that department."

Learn more about Craig’s experience.

Read more Griffin Success Stories.
 

Next Steps

Transfer Opportunities

Have you already earned college-level credits at other accredited institutions? GMercyU makes it easy for you to transfer your credits. Learn more on our Transfer Credits page.

In addition, Gwynedd Mercy University offers dual admissions agreements with Montgomery County Community College and Bucks County Community College and olds articulation agreements with the colleges below.

Bucks County Community College
AA business administration to BS in management 

Delaware County Community College
AS business administration to BS in management 

Harcum College
AS business administration to BS in management 

Manor College
AS business administration to BS in management 
 

Admission Requirements

Have questions about GMercyU's admissions requirements? Contact us! Our Admissions staff is ready to help you get started on your path to applying to GMercyU’s Management Program.

Email: admissions@gmercyu.edu
Phone: 215-641-5510

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At GMercyU, we strive to make a quality education accessible to all through financial aid, scholarships, and grants. As a military-friendly university, we welcome service members and participate in all VA educational benefits programs. 

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Get the education you need to achieve your career goals and become an industry leader! Earn your degree from GMercyU, a strong business management program in the Philadelphia area.