Degree:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Minors:Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation
Certificates:Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Human Resources Management
Management Development
Department:Business Administration
Building 76A, Room 309
(850) 474-2310
CIP Code:52.0201
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S.B.A. in Management is an included program in the University's accreditation by AACSB International. 

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in Management is for people who aim for or hold positions of organizational leadership. Management encompasses a variety of leadership skills, and the management program builds administrative competence for careers in industrial, service, governmental, educational, and other settings. The orientation is toward effective utilization of resources and information and the direction of human affairs in a complex changing environment. 

The emphasis of the management major is on a broad range of managerial and leadership positions in various organizations. It emphasizes an understanding of organizational processes; identifying constraints, inefficiencies and conflicts within an organization; utilizing conceptual, analytical and technical management-oriented methodologies to enhance an organization's core competencies and improve utilization of its resources; and devising operational and strategic plans to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

Program Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in Management must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum course grade of "C" is required in all College of Business prerequisites and courses.

Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

College of Business BSBA Core

All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

BUL 3130Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
FIN 3403Managerial Finance3
GEB 3213Writing for Business: Theory and Practice3
GEB 4361International Business3
ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3116Introduction to Business Analytics 3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 4720Strategic Management3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals3
Total Hours30

College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business. As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF. These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.

Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.

Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

Management majors should take the following courses to satisfy components of the General Education curriculum courses:

Public Speaking
Elements of Statistics
Calculus with Business Applications
Social Sciences3
Principles of Economics Macro

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and an exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b)

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

ACG 2021Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACG 2071Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CGS 2570Personal Computer Applications3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics Macro *3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics Micro3
MAC 2233Calculus with Business Applications *3
STA 2023Elements of Statistics *3
Total Hours21

 Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.3-12

Upper Division

Management Specialization

MAN 3240Behavior in Organizations +3
MAN 3301Human Resources Management +3
MAN 3550Prescriptive Analytics +3
MAN 4750The Future: Projecting, Planning and Managing +3
Three 3000/4000 level advisor-approved Management/MIS (MAN/ISM) courses +9
Total Hours21


Two 3000/4000 level advisor-approved College of Business elective +6
One 3000/4000 level advisor-approved Management/MIS (MAN/ISM) course or an advisor-approved major-related elective +3
Total Hours9

Courses included in the major GPA

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation 

The minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation focuses on topics of creativity, intrapreneurship, innovation, and new entrepreneurial ventures. The program is grounded in both a classroom and experiential setting with industry and community partners and guest lecturers with recognized expertise. It requires completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher. At least 9 sh must be completed at UWF College of Business. All prerequisites must be met.

ENT 2612Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation3
ENT 4615Foundations of Entrepreneurial Leadership3
MAN 3802Small Business/Family Business Management3
3000/4000 level Management (MAN) courses3
Choose one of the following:3
Travel and Tourism Management
Supply Chain Logistics Management
Behavior in Organizations
Management of Diversity
Business Leadership and Change Management
Financial Planning with Business Applications
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis
Total Hours15


The Minor in Management requires completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher. At least 9 sh of the required upper division course work must be completed at UWF. Management majors may not earn this minor.

ACG 3082Accounting for Non-Majors3
Principles of Financial Accounting
   and Principles of Managerial Accounting
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3240Behavior in Organizations3
3000/4000 level Management (MAN) courses6
Choose one of the following:3
Principles of Economics Macro
Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy
Total Hours18

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate

Department: Business Administration

Method of Instruction: Classroom and Online

Semester Hours: 9

For those who need to manage a small business or those who aspire to start an entrepreneurial venture, an understanding of how to manage a start-up or a small business, develop a business plan, manage employees, and manage projects is crucial. The Certificate in  Entrepreneurship and Innovation helps provide this understanding.  The certificate requires the successful completion of three Entrepreneurship courses listed below with a grade of at least a "C" (2.0) for each course. A minimum of three of the three courses must be completed at UWF. Participants must secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the course required by the certificate.  

This is an undergraduate certificate program.

ENT 2612Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation3
ENT 4615Foundations of Entrepreneurial Leadership3
Choose one of the following electives:3
Small Business/Family Business Management
Internship in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Business Plan Development for New Ventures
Behavior in Organizations
Business Leadership and Change Management
The Self, Creativity, Your Career and Visual Culture
Supply Chain Logistics Management
Innovative Solutions for Industry
Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Travel and Tourism Management
Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship
Total Hours9

ADDENDUM - 2/20/2024

Human Resources Management Certificate

Department: Business Administration

Method of Instruction: Classroom and Online

Semester Hours: 12

The certificate in Human Resources Management focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to specialize in this complex and ever-changing field. Students gain foundational knowledge in the areas of an overview of HRM, the legal and ethical context of HRM, employee rewards, compensation systems, legislation affecting compensation and benefits, job analysis, planning and forecasting staffing requirements, selection tools and methods, employee training and development programs, motivation, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational dynamics. Employers of all sizes and structure are seeking individuals with a broad-based skill set in this field. Students who earn this certificate are expected to be able to differentiate themselves in today's competitive job market.

In addition to meeting general UWF requirements, participants must successfully complete the following courses earning a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course, and secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the course required by the certificate. At least 9 sh must be completed at UWF College of Business. All prerequisites must be met in order to enroll in these courses. Students pursuing a BSBA in Human Resources Management are not allowed to pursue the Human Resources Management Certificate.
MAN 3301Human Resources Management3
MAN 4330Compensation and Benefits3
MAN 4350Recruitment and Selection3
MAN 4341Performance Management3
Total Hours12

ADDENDUM - 2/20/2024

Management Development Certificate

Department: Business Administration

Method of Instruction: Classroom and Online

Semester Hours: 12

The Management Development Certificate program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of management and the importance of managerial functions within an organization. Students become familiar with methods through which managers acquire, control, and utilize various resources to achieve organizational goals. Obtaining this certificate is a good starting point for those who wish to prepare for potentially pursuing a career in management by earning academic credit. The  Certificate requires the successful completion of four courses (12 semester hours) in Management with a grade of at least a "C" (2.0) in each course. One course is required MAN 3025 Management Fundamentals. The person pursuing the certificate selects the three additional courses with assistance from an academic advisor to round out their background in the most beneficial manner. The three courses must be from the Department of Management and MIS and must be junior or senior-level courses. 

In addition to meeting general UWF requirements, participants must successfully complete the prescribed courses earning a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course, and secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the course required by the certificate. A minimum of three courses must be completed at UWF. 

Management majors or Management minors may not earn this undergraduate certificate.

MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
Three additional Management (MAN) 3000/4000 level courses9
Total Hours12