Management Major

Get ready for a degree in business administration

When a position requires a diverse understanding of many facets of business like accounting, management, sales and marketing, employers tend to hire business administration management graduates.

The Business Administration emphasis prepares you for a variety of organizational roles by exposing you to core business education, training and practices.

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according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Ranked second in the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020.


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Management Careers

We give you the option of choosing from a broad range of business courses to shape a program that conforms to your scholastic and long-term career goals.

The Business Administration emphasis for the Management major covers a wide gamut of management opportunities. Some of our graduates have gone on to get jobs as:

  • Production Supervisors
  • Business Managers
  • Employee Relations Managers
  • Department Managers
  • Service Representatives
  • Business Analysts
  • Development Services Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • School Administrators

Management Courses

The Business Administration emphasis for the management major will give you a solid understanding and experience in common core business practices. You determine the path by choosing from a variety of courses related to marketing, finance, human resources, operations management, information systems, ethics and international business. Business administration major courses include:

  • Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management
  • International Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Business Law
  • Staffing and Employee Development
  • Business, Ethics, and Society
  • Dynamics of Negotiation
  • Information Systems Applications

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Top Employers

Our graduates are in demand! Whether you want to manage a department or supervise a team, you’ll be getting the business knowledge and professional skills to succeed at UNI’s College of Business. 

Here are a few of the companies where our management alumni work:

  • AEGON | Transamerica
  • Allied Universal
  • Ameriprise Financial Services
  • Best Buy
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Farmers State Bank
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • John Deere
  • Kent Corporation
  • Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Menards
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Pella Corporation
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Target Stores 
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Wells Fargo


Management Features

Beyond the Classroom

Develop your leadership skills and meet new people by joining a student organization. 

UNI Students on campus

The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. Members participate in activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement and leadership development.

UNI entrepreneurs club

Ever wanted to be your own boss? Enhance your skills by joining the UNI Entrepreneurs Club. This group of students actively focuses on developing and utilizing the skills necessary to form functioning revenue-earning identities.

UNI Women in Business

Women in Business is a community within the UNI college of business that fosters development and allows members to expand their professional experiences to work towards a successful future.

UNI Global Business Club

Global Business Club offers students the opportunity to learn about global business issues. Provides an environment in which students can share ideas and experiences and can network with students from other nations.