Mar 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Management Major, B.S.

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Department of Management  

College of Business  

  Available Program Format(s): Online, In-Person, Hybrid  

About the Program

The Management Major offers the choice of a general degree in Management or the option of four concentrations (i.e., Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Legal Environment of Business, or Operations & Supply Chain Management) in which studies in management may be focused on a particular area of practice. 

Student Outcomes

Students will be able to understand concepts and analytical tools required for managing organizations in different contexts and be ready to apply them to the organizations that they work now or future.

General Degree Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements

  • A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, a student must successfully complete 30 or more credit hours of business coursework at MSU Denver. This 30-hour residency requirement can be met by completing any business courses with the prefix ACC, ACCM, BNK, BUS, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, and REL and a course number of 2000 or higher. A student must complete at least twelve (12) upper-division semester hours in Management at MSU Denver. 
  • MSU Denver requires that students successfully complete forty (40) or more credit hours of upper division coursework.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • A minor is not required for this program.
  • Students may take more than two management elective courses. Additional management courses will be counted as unrestricted general electives.
  • Students may want to consider adding the International Business Concentration  to their degree program.

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits

Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  


** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences.

Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Requirement: 0 or 3 credits

  • Students should consult the Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Graduation Requirement  for a list of courses that fulfill the ESSJ Requirement for degree completion.  
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement.
    • Recommended: Students may fulfill this requirement by taking MGT 4830 - Workforce Diversity  which is approved as an ESSJ and Senior Experience course.

Business Core: 36 credits

All business majors require foundation course work in all significant areas of business theory and practice. The following courses are required for all majors in management. A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in each business core course to have that course count toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. A student cannot register for a business core course until all General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy are complete.

Option 2: Management Degree with Concentration

In addition to the six required courses (18 semester hours) for the Management Major, students seeking a more specialized degree in management may choose from the following concentrations:

Entrepreneurship Concentration: 15 credits

Human Resource Management Concentration: 15 credits

Legal Environment of Business: 15 credits

Required Legal Environment of Business Concentration Courses: 9 credits

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration: 15 credits

Senior Experience: 3 credits

Summary of Requirements

General Studies Requirements 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
Business Core 36 credits
College of Business Requirements 15 credits
Major Required Courses 18 credits
Option 1 No Concentration 6 credits
Option 2 Degree with Concentration 15 credits
Senior Experience (counted in business core)
Unrestricted Electives 0-24 credits
Total for the Management Major, B.S. 120 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.


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