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College of Business Administration


Management is a vital ingredient in all organized human activities. As businesses and societies become more complex, individuals trained in management can help them accomplish their goals. Graduates earning management degrees are employed in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations and have an excellent record of placement and advancement. The Kansas State Management Department is committed to shaping tomorrow’s leaders through relevant, ethical, and innovative management scholarship.

You will choose one of three tracks within the management major:

Human resource management: this track is ideal for those who want to help the organization use their people more effectively, and create work environments that are more responsive to employee needs. A career in human resources involves managers to better manage their employees and includes designing management systems in areas of recruitment and selection, salary determination and incentives, training and employee development, and dispute resolution. (HR Curriculum Guide)

Operations and supply chain management: for those who like to be in charge of how a company works, this is the track to follow. A career in operations management will allow you to apply ideas to enhance a company by increasing efficiency and productivity and reducing costs. (OSCM Curriculum Guide)

Organizational management: for those who want the maximum flexibility in selecting courses to fit their unique career plan will appreciate this academic track. Graduates are prepared for many career tracks including several that lead to the general manager position, which has broad responsibility for business revenue and cost and usually oversees different functional areas such as operations, marketing and sales within a company. (OM Curriculum Guide)

Risa Langelo
Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 532-6180

If you are a current student at Kansas State University interested in switching to a major in the College of Business Administration, please contact or stop by the Student Success Center Front Desk:

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
(785) 532-6180

Management Coursework (sample)

Semester 1

  • College Algebra
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Foundations
  • IT Skills Proficiency Exam
  • Expository Writing
  • Aesthetic Experience and Interpretative Understanding course

Semester 2

  • General Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Microeconomics
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Management Concepts
  • Global Issues and Perspectives course

Semester 3

  • Business and Economic Statistics I
  • Accounting for Business Operations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Public Speaking IA
  • Natural and Physical Sciences with lab

Semester 4

  • Business and Economic Statistics II
  • Accounting for Investing and Financing
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Expository Writing II
  • Human Diversity in the U.S. course

Semester 5

  • Principles of Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intermediate Microeconomics or Managerial Economics
  • Nonbusiness K-State 8 elective
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 6

  • Quantitative Management
  • Human Resource Management course
  • Written Communication for the Workplace
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 7

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship Capstone
  • Operations Management course
  • Any HR, OM, MIS, or approved MANGT course
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 8

  • Business Strategy Capstone
  • Any HR, OM, MIS, or approved course
  • Economics elective
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective