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Management DegreeRMU’s management program features a balanced blend of professional application and intellectual knowledge, with a curriculum designed to respond to the ever-changing needs of business. Students receive an education that is focused in business and enhanced by general studies. This multidisciplinary approach provides a solid foundation in business theory and practice while including classes to complement individual interests and backgrounds.

Our management faculty members bring real-world experience to the classroom, and the state-of-the-art facilities in the brand-new School of Business building give you hands-on experience in a corporate setting. As a result, you hit the ground running, primed with the confidence and knowledge you need to land a good job and succeed in this competitive field.

Studies lead to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a concentration in management.

The B.S.B.A. with a concentration in management enables you to:

  • Understand the impact of the management of business on the environment.
  • Respond to civic and community concerns.
  • Assume a leadership position within an organization.
  • Adapt successfully to changes in the organizational climate and employment demands.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and appreciation for the benefits of individual differences.
  • Become proficient in problem solving and in generating, analyzing and synthesizing knowledge.
  • Use tools and strategies for lifelong learning.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Employ leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively manage.
  • Comprehend, evaluate and apply ethical and legal responsibilities in business.
  • Understand and value multicultural diversity and social issues relevant to a global business environment.

Management Career Options

Management graduates can be found working in human resources, sales and sales management, corporate training, nonprofit management, purchasing, labor relations, supervision, administration, education, and banking.

The management faculty works closely with RMU's Career Center to help students reach their career goals. They help students to secure internships and positions by writing letters of recommendation, reviewing resumes, discussing the interview process, and teaching them how to utilize professional networks.

Additionally, the program provides an excellent foundation for students who are interested in graduate study.

Recent Graduates Work Here:
Barnes & Noble, Bayer, Cintas, Crowne Plaza Hotel, FedEx, Federated Investors, Genesis Settlement, Graybar Electric, Guardian Protection Services, Hertz, Highmark, Mellon Financial, Midland, TMI, UPS.

2010 national mean bachelor-level, entry-level salaries: (information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

By type of employer

By job function



Accounting (Private)


Banking (Commercial)


Brand/Product Management


Banking (Investment)




Building, Developing, General Contracting


Commercial Banking (Consumer)


Communications (Broadcasting/Telecomm.)




Consulting Services


Customer Service


Educational Services


Finance, Taxation, Monetary Policy


Financial Services


Financial/Treasury Analysis


Food, Beverage & Tobacco


Human Resources/Industrial Relations


Government (Federal)


Investment Banking (Corporate Finance)




Management Trainee


Retail/Wholesale Trade


Market Research


Transportation Services




2009 RMU Salary Survey:



Range: $25,000 - $46,000

Below is a typical four-year course of study for management students, including major requirements and electives. Your own schedule will vary based on your own interests. 

FRESHMAN/Fall Semester FRESHMAN/Spring Semester
Intro to Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting
Reading & Writing Strategies or
   Intercultural Communications
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Macroeconomics Argument and Research
Intro to Decision Support Systems Principles of Microeconomics
Finite Math and Applied Calculus Introduction to Ethics
SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester
Public Speaking and Persuasion Business Professional Communications
Management Theory and Practice Principles of Finance
General Psychology Organizational Behavior
Principles of Sociology or
   Contemporary American Social Problems
International Business
Elective Principles of Marketing
   History Elective or
   Political Science Elective
JUNIOR/Fall Semester JUNIOR/Spring Semester
Human Resource Management Labor Management Relations
Management Science Supervisory Skills
Business Elective Management Elective
Humanities: Art and Music Internship or Non-business elective
Internship or Non-business elective Business Elective
SENIOR/Fall Semester SENIOR/Spring Semester
Management Simulations Strategic Management
Technology Issues and Topics Management Elective
Internship or Non-business elective Internship or Non-business elective
Internship or Non-business elective Business Elective
Business Elective Business Elective


Classroom experiences are augmented by opportunities to participate in internship programs and to study abroad through one of several international programs. The management faculty encourages students to pursue industry-specific and career-specific work through supervised independent study projects. Graduates of the program pursue professional positions in both the public and private sectors. While some students secure positions with major corporations and businesses, many choose to work in small business and entrepreneurial settings.

Management students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship experience. Internships provide students with valuable work experience and lead to assistance in career planning, employer references and full-time job opportunities. Students are eligible for internships after the completion of 75 credits and may participate in more than one experience.

Internship Employers:
Allegheny County, America's Promise, American Humanics, Bayer, Cintas, ESPN Radio, Genesis Settlement, Guardian Protection Services, Hampton Inn, March of Dimes, Mercy Hospital, Rentokill, Sewickley Academy, Shepherd's Heart, Three Rivers Optical, Transtar, Verizon.

Student Organizations:
A variety of activities and organizations are available to management students. Students may participate in the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), which guides students toward careers in management. The chapter travels to the SAM national conference to participate in the annual student case competition.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides valuable networking opportunities as well as guidance for certification exams for those interested in a career in human resource management. Students attend the SHRM national conference to attend workshops and participate in a student case competition.

The RMU chapter of American Humanics allows students to explore careers in nonprofit management while providing service opportunities in the local community. Students attend the annual American Humanics Management Institute to learn from and network with nonprofit leaders.

RMU also sponsors chapters of Alpha Chi and Sigma Beta Delta, two national honor societies.

The Robert Morris University School of Business Complex is a high-tech learning laboratory that provides business students the same kind of hands-on educational environment that engineering and science students take for granted. The 18,000 square-foot facility is the first LEED-certified building on RMU's campus, and it includes state-of-the-art business technology including a simulated trading floor and a Bloomberg lab to give students access to real-time financial data, and an immersive videoconferencing experience that will allow students, faculty, and corporate leaders to communicate with colleagues around the world.

Because Robert Morris University is primarily a teaching institution, all classes are taught by faculty members who are experts in their fields. The management faculty brings strong academic credentials and a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom. Faculty members are involved in a number of corporate and civic activities. In addition to authoring papers and making presentations to local, national and international management audiences, they have received acknowledgment in leading management textbooks.

Faculty members are very student-oriented, sponsoring student organizations, hosting students in their homes and promoting students for national recognition in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Because of their active interest in their students, management faculty members are frequently cited for their roles as outstanding student mentors. 

Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement. 

For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)

Higher education is an investment in your future. 

At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options. 

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