Major in Management - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Rise Up Through the Ranks with a BS in Management

If you’re looking for an outstanding business management program in the Greater Philadelphia area, Gwynedd Mercy University is an excellent choice. With a Bachelor of Science in Management (BS), you’ll master the skills you need to become a successful leader in any industry. Students in this program take courses in human resources, organizational theory, and risk management. You’ll also enjoy specialized courses that cover niche areas like small business management or sports management so you’re equipped for your ideal career.

Degree Options

4 + 1 MBA Option

Earn a management degree and your MBA in just five years

Gwynedd Mercy University makes it easy for our business graduates to earn an advanced degree while still on campus. Through 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 completing your MBA the following year.  Learn more about GMercyU's 4+1 MBA program.

The GMercyU Difference

When you get a business management degree from GMercyU, you get the benefits of a strong liberal arts foundation combined with an excellent School of Business program. You’ll enjoy ample opportunities to broaden your horizons and expand your education as a management major, including access to internships, study abroad, extracurricular activities and networking events.

Small classes ensure that every student gets plenty of personal attentional. The experienced faculty at GMercyU’s School of Business brings experience in the boardroom as well as the classroom. As a graduate of our business management program, you’ll find that you’re well-equipped for a career in both small and large businesses.

The BS in Management program at GMercyU is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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.


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 304 Business Ethics
BUS 306 Business Statistics I
BUS 310 Principles of Finance
BUS 318 Operations Management
BUS 321 International Business
BUS 340 Business Statistics
BUS 4000 Seminar: Business Policies and Strategies-Capstone

Management  - 18 credits

BUS 301 Principles of Management(required)

Five of the following:

BUS 320 Small Business Management
BUS 350 Principles of Sport Management
BUS 371 Introduction to Human Resource Management
BUS 375 Risk Management
BUS 381 Organization Theory and Behavior
BUS 405 Marketing Management
BUS 410 E-Business
BUS 421 Corporate Studies I
BUS 422 Corporate Studies II
BUS 436 International Management

Credit Requirement
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in management.

See the undergraduate catalog (PDF) for more information and course descriptions.


Internship Opportunities

Students in GMercyU’s business programs have completed internships at:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Willow Terrace
  • Delaware River Port Authority
  • Day and Zimmerman Corporate Offices

Transfer Opportunities

If you’ve already earned college-level credits at other accredited institutions, you can transfer them to Gwynedd Mercy University. All you need to do is submit your transcript and course description to the Registrar, who will determine whether the course counts towards the credits required for graduation. Read more on our Transfer Credits page.

In addition, Gwynedd Mercy University has articulation agreements with Bucks County and Delaware County Community Colleges, Harcum College and Manor College.

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 

Our Outstanding Faculty

Career Outcomes

A bachelor's degree in Management will prepare you for entry-level positions in a wide array of businesses and organizations.

Possible careers for management majors

•    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.

*This is only a partial list and not meant to limit you.

Where our graduates work after graduation

•    Benmatt Industries
•    Brittany Pointe Estates
•    Drexel University
•    Independence Blue Cross
•    Lawrence Wealth Management
•    Merck

•    Opvantek, Inc.
•    Philadelphia Housing Authority
•    PNC
•    Sato Travel
•    Teva Pharmaceuticals
•    University of Pennsylvania