Management


Whether your goal is to launch a small business, manage a retail chain, or lead teams within a multinational Fortune 500 company, St. Ambrose has a program to help you attain your goals.

Our graduates work at Charles Schwab, Enterprise Car Rental, Northwestern Mutual, TAG Communications.


Ambrose Advantages

  • Exceptional Business Education
  • Real-World Perspective
  • Opportunities

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Our expert faculty give you the education and opportunities to build career-enhancing management credentials, allowing you to achieve your ambition.

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More Information on the Management Program

What will I learn?

Foundation courses will give you a broad education in accounting, macro- and microeconomics, finance, reasoning, marketing, and business ethics. Specialized courses include management strategies, planning for new ventures, human resources, workplace diversity and gender, and operations and supply chain management.

Business majors can choose from two concentrations: Entrepreneurship for those interested in launching a business and Operations and Supply Chain Management for those seeking a career in manufacturing and supply.

You can also dual major to deepen your skills and expertise. Our International Business program gives you the skills to succeed in an international environment.

Our Management major is offered through the SAU College of Business, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Only about 1,500 U.S. business schools and colleges are accredited.

How can I supplement my education?

The SAU College of Business has a comprehensive internship program to give you quality hands-on, marketable experience. Management students have interned at many regional and national corporations, including the Rock Island Arsenal, MidAmerican Energy, and Deere & Company.

Our students also get to to apply their learning to real projects, which allows you to learn from, and contribute to, the Quad Cities community. Here are two examples:

Hands On: Management majors take on the Hilltop College District

Diving In: SAU students help grow local economic development

What are some potential careers paths?

Management professionals can enter many career fields, including marketing, financial, travel, banking, entertainment and more. Several of our alumni have joined their family business.

Your skills are also highly valued by companies that focus on retail, hospitality, banking, manufacturing, transportation, and entertainment.

Our alumni speak often about the quality and value of a St. Ambrose education.

A recent survey of SAU College of Business graduates found 97% were employed full- or part-time, in graduate school, continuing their education, or weren't seeking employment at the time.

What have alumni of this program done?

Wes Erickson '12, '14 MOL thought he would head into the armed forces, but instead found his passion in management and marketing. Although he achieved minors in those areas, his knowledge and interests - as well as mentoring by Wes' favorite professors - propelled him toward a master's degree in Organizational Leadership at SAU. As a Project Manager with UnityPoint Health's Enterprise Program Management Office, Wes succeeds at his job with the well-rounded and multi-discipline education he earned at Ambrose.

Elijah Grant IV '15 double-majored in management and marketing and now runs his own media firm, Grant Media in Davenport. Knowing how to affect change and inspire people was what Elijah took away from St. Ambrose. "The leadership opportunities on campus made my time at St. Ambrose worthwhile. Being in those leader roles as a student prepared me to lead outside of the classroom and helped me grow as a person."

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management

Required (for all business majors):
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II
BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
INTL 400 International Experiential Portfolio (1 credit)
MATH 191/STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
MGMT 210 Principles of Management
MGMT 449 Strategic Management & Policy
MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
+PHIL 305 Business Ethics
STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics

Choose three (9 credits):
+INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures
+MGMT 216 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGMT 325 Leadership in Organizations
MGMT 336 Conflict Management and Negotiation
MGMT 338 Diversity and Gender in the Workplace
MGMT 399 Special Topics (3 credits)

Choose one (3 credits):
MGMT 233 Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
MGMT 332 Organizational Theory and Behavior

Choose one of the following applied experiences (3 credits):
EXPL 201 Experiential Learning (0 credits)
HON 401 Honors Thesis
INTL 370 International Field Experience
BUS 341 Internship in Business

Another option is to choose to a Management concentration (below).

Concentrations

Concentration in Entrepreneurship:
MGMT 216 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGMT 233 Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 316 New Venture Planning
MGMT 318 Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
MGMT 332 Organizational Theory and Behavior
MGMT 416 Entrepreneurship Capstone

One of the following:
BUS 341 Internship in Business
INTL 370 International Field Experience
HON 401 Honors Thesis
EXPL 201 Experiential Learning (0 credits)

Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management:
MGMT 233 Supply Chain Management
MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
MGMT 332 Organizational Theory and Behavior
MGMT 333 Supply Chain Management
MGMT 343 Manufacturing Operations
MGMT 353 Order Fulfillment

One of the following:
BUS 341 Internship in Business
INTL 370 International Field Experience
HON 401 Honors Thesis
EXPL 201 Experiential Learning (0 credits)

One of the following:
MGMT 453 Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management
ENGR 296 Manufacturing Processes: Fundamentals (without Computer-Aided Lab)
CSCI 360 Database Management Systems
IE 350 Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control

Plan to Graduate

This is the suggested plan of study to graduate in four years with a degree in Management. This plan assumes the student has not taken three years of foreign language in high school.

Year One

SPRING COURSESCREDITSFALL COURSESCREDITS
STBE 137 3 ACCT 202 3
ACCT 201 3 ECON 202 3
MKTG 209 3 Foreign Language 102 3
ENGL 101 3 COMM elective 3
Foreign Language 101 3 Gen Ed 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Year Two

FALL COURSESCREDITSSPRING COURSESCREDITS
BUS 201 3 STBE 237 3
ECON 201 3 FNCE 300 3
MGMT 201 3 MGMT 233 3
Gen Ed 6 Gen Ed 6
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Year Three

FALL COURSESCREDITSSPRING COURSESCREDITS
MGMT 320 3 MGMT Electives 6
MGMT 332 3 Electives 9
Elective 9 KIN 149 1
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Year Four

FALL COURSESCREDITSSPRING COURSESCREDITS
INTL 400 1 MGMT 449 3
MGMT Elective 3 BUS 341 Internship 3-6
Electives 9 Electives 6
KIN Activity 1-2
TOTAL 14-15 TOTAL 12-15

Entrepreneurship Minor (15 credits)

For non-majors only.

Required:
+MGMT 216 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGMT 316 New Venture Planning
MGMT 416 Entrepreneurship Capstone

Six additional credits:
BUS 341 Internship in Business (3 credits)
MGMT 318 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Each major (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Music, Graphic Design, Theatre, Computer Science, Kinesiology, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, etc.) will propose specific courses that their students could select. These courses will be identified or designed in consultation with the Department of Management so that each program's needs are met.

Global Business Interdisciplinary Minor (15 credits)

Required:
+INTL 221 Introduction to Global Business
INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures

One of the following:
INTL 377 Political and Regulatory Environment of Business
ECON 331 International Economics
MKTG 349 International Marketing
FNCE 302 Investments: Security Analysis in a Global Environment

One of the following:
+HIST 211 Asia
+HIST 213 Latin America
+SOC 210 Cultural Anthropology
+THEO 250 Introduction to Comparative Religions

One of the following:
+PSCI 309 International Politics
+IS 310 Advanced Topics in Culture and Civilization
+THEO 352 Eastern Asian Religious Traditions

Management Minor (15 credits)

Required:
MGMT 210 Principles of Management
MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
MGMT 332 Organizational Theory and Behavior

Two of the following:
MGMT 216 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGMT 233 Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 325 Leadership in Organizations
MGMT 336 Conflict and Negotiation
MGMT 338 Diversity and Gender in the Workplace
MGMT 399 Topics in Management
+INTL 221 Introduction to Global Business

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Meet One of Our Alumni


Brittany Bersano '14 | DUAL MAJOR: MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP MINOR | "There are so many opportunities to get involved. The doors were opened to develop all of my skills and apply them in an array of situations. That helps you get involved in different activities outside your boundaries."

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Jason Senjem, PhD, Chairperson

Management Department
Ambrose Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6119
SenjemJasonC@sau.edu

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