Business Program Overview

Do you enjoy directing others in their efforts to excel? Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Management is the art of assisting people and organizations in effective performance. As a manager or entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to guide others in accomplishing important goals and watching the fruits of your labor catapult a business to successful heights. Students interested in this adventure will experience coursework in financial management, strategy, organizational behavior and leadership development so that upon graduation they are ready to embark upon that exciting career or continue their studies in graduate school.

Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.

Course Offerings

The Major in Management consists of a minimum of 49 hours in business and related fields. Required courses include:

BUS 201: Principles of Management (3 hrs.)
BUS 215: Principles of Accounting (3 hrs.)
BUS 305: Organizational Behavior (3 hrs.)
BUS 329: International Business (3 hrs.)
BUS 333: Human Resource Management (3 hrs.)
BUS 341: Business Law (3 hrs.)
BUS 342: Marketing 3 hrs.)
BUS 344: Principles of Finance (3 hrs.)
BUS 351-352: Senior Study (6 hrs.)
BUS 401: Strategic Management (3 hrs.)
ECN 201: Principles of Economics (4 hrs.)
PLS 232: Public Policy (3 hrs.)
SLS 299: Issues in Professional Development (2 hrs.)
SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (3 hrs.)


One course in economics at the 300-level.

One course from the following:
MTH 125: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
MTH 221: Inferential Statistics (3 hrs.)
MTH 222: Regression Analysis (3 hrs.)

A double major is not permitted in any combination of two of the following majors: Finance/Accounting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, and Management.