At CUC our management major challenges you to develop your critical and creative thinking skills, while embracing your entrepreneurial attitude, and teaching you to evaluate opportunities and manage risk.

Career Opportunities

  • Account Executive
  • Business Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Employee Training Instructor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Management Consultant
  • Media Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Quality Control Coordinator

Study Format

  • On Campus

Program Overview

The College of Business offers students the opportunity to pursue a management degree through its Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art in Business Administration programs.

Across all industries, there is a need for proficient managers and leaders, graduates of this major fill that need. Students will sharpen their critical and creative thinking skills and build their business expertise, which are essential to sustaining business success. Students will learn from industry experts and study topics such as ethical decision making, strategic thinking, leadership and management, marketing, accounting, human resources, operations management, and finance.

Faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded learning experience by using the latest technology and engaging them with real-world business scenarios and hands-on learning exercises. Management courses are offered in the traditional face-to-face format and some of them are available online.

The Bachelor of Arts in management, which requires a 39-hour business core, is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts foundation with an emphasis in business. The Bachelor of Science degree requires a more intensive 42-hour business core with a stronger emphasis in mathematics. If you have questions, a counselor with our Office of Admission can help as you decide which program is right for you.

The business core curriculum lays the foundation for your degree. These courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Management
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Law

Management major courses are designed to prepare you for your career. These include courses in small business management, human resource management, organizational behavior, and operations and project management. You will also choose electives from courses such as personal finance, sports management, corporate finance and advanced business law.

For details on required courses and more, please visit our online catalog.

Beyond the Classroom

Valuable internship experiences offer opportunities for students to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in management.

Our campus location, close to downtown Chicago, means easy access to exciting internship and networking opportunities with businesses ranging from large corporations to small startups, nonprofit and other organizations engaged in a variety of industries and activities.

Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:

  • Apex Systems
  • Enterprise
  • Esurance
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Palace Sports Entertainment
  • SmithBucklin
  • Walt Disney World

The BA and BS in management enable students to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the functional areas of management to creative opportunities and solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrate management skills in both written and verbal communications applied to business scenarios.
  • Understand the responsibility for management to act ethically and socially responsible, and its impact on the business, employees and stakeholders.
  • Explain the economic, political and technological implications of the global business environment on the management of organizations.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of relevant technology to support decision-making by leaders and managers.