Business Administration—Management Concentration

Business Administration—Management Concentration


Western's Business Administration programs explore leadership roles in business and the community, providing students with the perceptual and analytical skills necessary  to make decisions and evaluate policies in business, and develop an understanding of the social, economic, and regulatory environments in business. All  students earning a degree in Business Administration develop significant understanding of  management information systems and computing.  

The Management Concentration prepares students to work with people in a variety of contexts. While other business disciplines focus on tasks for business, Management focuses on how to motivate others to accomplish these tasks efficiently and effectively with high quality results. Coursework in Management enables students to develop the analytical skills necessary for effective decision-making and business policy development. Students learn how to manage projects, work with teams, implement changes, and be effective leaders. 

Western’s Management Department is part of the College of Business and Economics, which prepares students for positions of leadership and  stewardship in management and administration sectors of complex organizations — from small  companies to large multinational enterprises. 

In organizations today, managers provide the leadership, guidance, and motivation to achieve success. Coursework in Management enables you to develop the analytical skills necessary for effective decision-making and business policy development. In this program, you will develop your leadership abilities through a deeper understanding of social, cultural, economic, and regulatory environments as they pertain to business management.

Beyond the Classroom

Most companies are looking for people with real world experience, which is why Western students receive encouragement and support in finding relevant internships. Student internships often provide valuable industry connections and can lead to a job offer after graduation. Other ways to network and gain extracurricular experience include: 

  • Study Abroad: Study business at institutions around the world through Western's study abroad program.
  • International Business Club: Build networks between peers, graduates, and business professionals involved with the international community.

Careers and Graduate Studies

This program is designed for students with a variety of career goals, including opportunities with  financial institutions, manufacturing and retail firms, service industries, and the public sector. Employers of recent Western graduates include: 

  • ADP Cobalt: Order Specialist 
  • A/E Aerospace: Quality Technical Aide 
  • Royal Commercial Corporation: Commercial RE Broker Marketing Manager 
  • Sherwin Williams: Assistant Manager 
  • Transmedia Press, LLC: Team Manager

Sample Jobs

  • Project Management 
  • Event Planning 
  • Management Consulting 
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Government 
  • Small Business
  • Retail Management
  • Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.