Business Management

Learn more about the Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management.

John A. McClendon, Chair
Alter Hall 354
215-204-1910
johnmac@temple.edu

Daniel E. Goldberg, Academic Director - Business Management BBA Program
Alter Hall 353
215-204-4282
daniel.goldberg@temple.edu 

Department of Management
Alter Hall 333
215-204-5183
mgmtdept@temple.edu

The Business Management Major is ideal for both traditional undergraduates and adult students already in a professional environment. Business Management students learn how to be leaders in business and work with others effectively, efficiently, and profitably regardless of the organization's size or industry sector.

Business Management courses provide practical knowledge as well as theories that create skills in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Change Management
  • Intrapreneurship and Innovation
  • Applicable Technologies
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Management
  • Supervisory Techniques

Business Management majors also have many opportunities to:

  • Network
  • Meet business leaders
  • Learn through internships
  • Understand the ever-evolving intricacies of the business world

Careers and Placements

All businesses need managers. A business that is improperly managed will have difficulty succeeding.

Business Management careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology
  • Consulting
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale
  • Export/Import
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Sales

The above are just some of the industries that must have effective managers in order to function properly.

The Fox School of Business and Management's Center for Professional Development (CSPD) is one resource that helps students secure internships and employment in the industries noted above and others as well.

Minors

Students are encouraged to to explore a minor or certificate program in addition to their major. Courses taken for the major will not also count for a minor or certificate. Recommended minors include:

Getting the Most Out of Your Major

Student Professional Organizations

Students are encouraged to join a Fox Student Professional Organization (SPO) that meets their interests. The following are specifically designed for the Business Management major:

All three chapters help you connect with business leaders, classmates who strive for success, and provide innovative and professionally stimulating events and speakers.

Internships

The Business Management Major, through its Business Management Council and The Fox School’s CSPD, works to provide all our students who desire internships the opportunity to acquire them.

Professional Development Program

Business Management majors are required to participate in the Fox Leadership Development Program (FLDP). For more information, please visit the Fox Leadership Development Program.

4+1 Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.)

The 4+1 Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a Master of Education while completing the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Business Management program requirements. After completion of the programs, students earn a B.B.A. degree and an M.Ed. in Business, Computer & Information Technology Education (BCITE) or Marketing Education (ME), and a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate in BCITE or ME. There is an application process. The deadline to apply is June 15th for fall admittance. Learn more about 4+1 Program in Career and Technical Education.

For more information please contact:
College of Education and Human Development
+1 Accelerated Program Contact
215-204-8011
plus1@temple.edu

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum. Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration including the requirements of the major listed below. Business Management students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the major and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate.

Major Requirements

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Requirements of Business Management

HRM 3501Power, Influence and Negotiation3
HRM 3503Communicating in Organizations3
HRM 3507Intrapreneurship in the 21st Century3
HRM 4597Critical Skills for Effective Managers 1,23
Electives (2): Select any two Fox courses at the 2000 to 3999 level that you are eligible to take. Please see your advisor for elective suggestions that match your career objectives. 36
Total Credit Hours18

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Please note that this plan is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met.

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STAT 1001Quantitative Methods for Business I3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STAT 1102Quantitative Methods for Business II4
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
BA 1103Legal and Ethical Reasoning in Business3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ACCT 2103Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4
STAT 2103Statistical Business Analytics (waives GenEd Quantitative Literacy requirement)4
MIS 2101Digital Systems3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
BA 2101Professional Development Strategies1
BA 2196Business Communications [WI]3
Select one of the following:13
Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Visualizing Data 
Business Analytics: Modern Data Science Techniques 
RMI 2101Introduction to Risk Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
FIN 3101Financial Management3
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
HRM 3501Power, Influence and Negotiation3
Business Elective23
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
HRM 3503Communicating in Organizations3
Major Elective Course numbered 2000-3999; see advisor for suggestions13
Business Elective23
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
BA 4102Strategic Management3
HRM 3507Intrapreneurship in the 21st Century3
Major Elective Course numbered 2000-3999; see advisor for suggestions13
Business Elective23
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
HRM 4597Critical Skills for Effective Managers [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective2
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 124