two students working on a computer
Undergraduate | In-Person

Management, BBA

If you have aspirations of leading others, you'll find your fit in Belmont’s Management program! Let us prepare you for a new opportunity, including positions in healthcare, human resources, banking and more!

Why Major in Management? 

No matter the field, the Management Major at Belmont lets you take the theory learned in the classroom and directly apply your knowledge to various organizations and teams.

Many of our upper-level courses in management involve projects where students work with businesses in the Nashville area, and students gain valuable leadership experience by participating in our many business student organizations.

With more than 250 healthcare-related enterprises headquartered in or around Nashville, we are referred to as the “healthcare capital of the country.” As healthcare grows in scope, new technologies, advances in basic research and new concepts in healthcare financing and delivery serve to make this an even more complex industry.

Therefore it’s easy to see why more and more health-related companies look for well-trained employees to manage and supervise the services they offer. Students in the management major are able to take specialized courses in healthcare management and are encouraged to intern with a healthcare company.

The management major also allows students to specialize in human resources management by taking three courses directly related to the field. The Jack C. Massey College of Business encourages students to participate in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), which is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. An internship in human resources will also complement students’ experiences and provide them with the hands-on experiences employers want from their employees.

What You'll Learn 

  • Generally accepted management principles
  • Personnel policies, procedures, practices and administration
  • Operational practices and functions
  • Basic negotiation skills for business
  • Law fundamentals related to business transactions
  • Overview of recruiting
  • Overview of wage and salary administration
  • Business issues associated with the family-owned and managed firm

Program Details


The management major leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a management concentration and requires a total of 128 credit hours of coursework:

  • BELL core requirements: 50 hours
  • Business courses: 22 hours
  • B.B.A. core technical requirement: 3 hours
  • Major area: 13 hours
  • Emphasis area: 18 hours
  • General electives: 22 hours

See All Program Requirements

Courses You'll Take

MGT 3270: Human Resource Management

Personnel policies, procedures, practices and administration from the perspective of the administration of employees in business organizations and personnel departments. Techniques to research, create and maintain organizational relations are covered.

MGT 4180: Operations Management

A study of the operational practices and functions used to obtain optimal utilization of production factors and business resources with emphasis on quantitative analysis in planning, controlling and decision-making in an industrial environment.

MGT 4280: Organizational Behavior in Management

A study of the structure, processes and behavior of organizations in industry and business. This course emphasizes the environment in which organizations function and their effect on management techniques with regard to social, economic and ecological influence.

MGT 4310: Negotiation

This is a course in basic negotiation skills for business. Areas addressed include interests, options, alternatives, legitimacy, communication, relationships and commitment. There is a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills around conflict management and resolution in the workplace.

MGT 4320: Leading in the 21st Century

This course is a study of leaders and the leadership process with an emphasis on leading followers in an organizational setting. Through a variety of classroom and outside activities students will learn about leadership and about themselves as leaders.

MGT 4220: Business Law II

A second course in law fundamentals related to business transactions. Topics include: the Uniform Commercial Code, bankruptcy, agency, property and forms of business organization.

MGT 3670: Recruitment & Selection

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of recruiting and selecting the right people for the right jobs at the right time. Processes and practices required to ensure effective selection and utilization of talent to enhance organizational competitiveness, while also increasing employee capability to contribute to organization objectives will also be covered. Other topics discussed include issues such as external and internal forces that affect recruitment, selection and the planning process.

MGT 3520: Compensation & Benefits

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of wage and salary administration; total compensation systems; interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments and employee satisfaction; employee benefits; and employee incentive programs.

MGT 3460: Employment Law

A course in fundamentals of empowerment law as it relates to the management function. Areas studied include: employment law and its sources, application of the law concerning discrimination, harassment, ADA, FMLA and litigation avoidance.

MGT 3410: Labor Relations

This course considers the development of organized labor, analyzes labor policies, wages, hours, unionism, labor management relations and their relationship to government.

MGT 3250: Event Management

This course will focus on best practices in modern event management. Topics covered include the administration, coordination, marketing, legal, ethical and risk management issues of managing events. Practical case studies and stories will be discussed and applied to real-life management of events.

MGT 3330: Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

This course is an overview of ethical and legal issues faced by managers in healthcare organizations. The focus is on using real world ethics cases to equip students to make responsible decisions about ethical and legal issues.

MGT 3010: Healthcare Systems: Issues and the Changing Environment

This course provides a comprehensive study of the various components of the American healthcare delivery system. This includes an overview of organizations that participate in delivery of healthcare services and an analysis of current healthcare issues.

ACC 3460: Cost Accounting

A study of how accounting data can be interpreted and used by management in planning and controlling business activities. Included in this study will be the accounting for costs of manufacturing a product or rendering a service with attention given to job order, process and standard cost systems. Budgeting, variance analysis and relevant costs for decisions making are also covered.

ETP 3500: Managing the Family Business

This course explores the unique personal, interpersonal issues and business issues associated with the family-owned and managed firm. Topics include challenges and opportunities for family businesses, the dynamics of family interactions within the family business culture, conflict resolution, estate planning and succession planning. This course requires significant participation of family members of the student’s own family firm.

Accelerated MBA 4 +1

The MBA-Accelerated (A.M.B.A.) program is a full-time M.B.A. designed for individuals with little or no full-time business work experience. Individuals admitted to the A.M.B.A. program begin course work in the fall term and complete their studies in the following summer - a total program length of 12 months from start to finish. Through active learning and scholarly exploration, the A.M.B.A. degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level administrative and managerial positions in both the private and public sector.  Students will be equipped with comprehensive business skills, analytical tools, and moral clarity to effectively manage diverse teams and lead organizations in today’s rapidly changing and dynamic, global business environment.

The A.M.B.A. is a non-thesis degree consisting of 36 hours, of which 30 hours are required core courses and 6 hours are elective courses that are chosen by the student.  M.B.A. elective courses may be related to a specific area (e.g. FIN, ETP, BSA, etc.) or may be independent of each other providing students with a broader point of view.

Whether you want to launch your own startup, consult with Fortune 500 companies or explore investment banking, you'll get an early start on building your career. As an Accelerated MBA student, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and outstanding faculty who bring industry experience to every class they teach. Classes meet four evenings a week on a full-time basis, giving you flexibility during workday hours to complete internships, graduate assistantships or part-time jobs. And you can complete the program in less than a year.

Learn more about Belmont's AMBA

Integrated Degree, M.ACC./B.B.A.

Belmont University’s integrated M.ACC. and B.B.A. degree program is designed to meet today’s needs of those wishing to make accounting a career choice. Today’s accountants must possess much more than just technical accounting knowledge; they must also have a broad understanding of various business activities and possess strong communication, intellectual, and interpersonal skills. In recognition of those additional skills most states, including Tennessee, have passed laws or issued regulations requiring at least 150 hours of higher education to sit for the uniform CPA examination. Also the AICPA requires new members to possess 150 hours of higher education. 

Increasingly, businesses are hiring new professionals who have master’s degrees. These include public accounting firms, manufacturing companies, and service providers in healthcare, finance, and insurance, as well as governmental organizations. Belmont’s integrated accountancy degree is a program which meets employer needs and provides graduates with exceptional career opportunities.

The integrated program is only for accounting concentration students in the Undergraduate School of Business Administration at Belmont University and is designed to be completed in a five-year time period.

Learn more about Belmont's MAcc program

You’ll learn far beyond the classroom at Belmont. Here are just a few of the opportunities in store for you:

  • Engage in monthly professional development events
  • Attend lectures featuring top business professionals
  • Travel to Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Prague or another international destination as part of our Global Practicum
  • Complete a professional field experience
  • Get customized career guidance from the Jack C. Massey College of Business Career Development Center

Belmont University’s MBA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide achieve AACSB accreditation, and Belmont is the only private college or university in Tennessee that is accredited by AACSB International for BBA, MBA and accounting programs.

Career Possibilities

Management students can be managers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Financial Services
  • Food Service
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Production
  • Training and Development
  • Insurance
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Professional Sports

Student Testimonial

Manon Neal

"I would quite literally not be here without the professors here in the Massey College of Business. They believe in me. They've put me in positions I never would have thought. It means a lot when you have people who see something in you that you don't see, and they nurture that and help you grow into the person you are today."

Alexa Barnett headshot

Alumni Testimonial

“When I went to China with Dr. Dennis Chen in 2016, I never thought I'd be receiving a NELA award seven years later. Or that Dr. Chen would be the one to present it to me!  Belmont taught me just how crucial it is to start building your network early. You will work with many of your classmates, professors, and faculty long after you graduate. Cultivating meaningful relationships with the high caliber of professors and students Belmont attracts is valuable.” 

Alexa Barnett, Class of 2017
2023 Nashville Emerging Leader Award Winner

Request Information


Ready to Apply?

Start Your Application

Contact Us

Jack C. Massey College of Business

Amy Bennett
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email Amy