Management Degree

Students work together in class.

Program Description 

People skilled in business management lead change as they impact the people, organizations and the world around them. But, unless students decide to start their own companies right out of the gate, graduates in management seldom become managers in their first corporate positions. They do, however, have a head start on the path toward greater power and responsibility. They think like a manager, like an owner, from day one on the job. In that way, they are distinguished among their peers for their keen understanding of business, leadership and organizational dynamics. They are fitted with the skills to understand and use their power and ability for good.

In the Management concentration of the Helzberg School of Management Bachelor's in Business Administration (BSBA), students broadly explore theories in organizational change, project management and leadership. Students emerge from their bachelor's education able to identify the traits and characteristics of effective leaders and think strategically for firms in both domestic and foreign settings.

In addition to management coursework, students complete two innovative sequences as part of the BSBA core. Both the Professional Readiness sequence and the Technology and Predictive Analytics sequences were developed by the Helzberg School of Management based on market research and consultation with hiring managers at area corporations to prepare students for the evolving workplace. Students also have the option to pursue Excel certifications as part of their studies.

The Helzberg School of Management is an AACSB*-accredited business school, an achievement only 5% of all business schools in the world can claim. Students in the Helzberg School of Management emerge from their bachelor's education as leaders of competence and conscience.

*Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Learning Outcomes 

  • Leadership: Graduates exhibit skills in personal responsibility, awareness of self and others, ability to work effectively in groups, and the ability to foster positive team dynamics.
  • Ethical Behavior and Corporate Social Responsibility: Graduates identify and analyze personal ethical problems to propose and defend an appropriate course of action, as well as identify and analyze issues in corporate social responsibility to propose and defend an appropriate course of action.
  • Business Skills and Knowledge: Graduates define, describe and demonstrate foundational business knowledge.
  • International/Global: Graduates integrate relevant cultural, social, political, historical, geographic and environmental factors into the analysis of business issues and the development of an appropriate course of action.
  • Information Analysis and Application: Graduates identify, access and analyze relevant quantitative and qualitative information to develop, select and evaluate appropriate courses of action.
  • Communication: Graduates produce and deliver effective written products and oral communications in a variety of contexts using effective technologies.

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • Internships: Rockhurst University’s Career Services helps students search for internships consistent with their interests
  • Real-World Collaboration: At the Helzberg School of Management, “the real world” doesn’t wait until after graduation. Students work with local, regional and national companies in class
  • Networking: Students have tons of opportunities to network with prospective employers both through the Helzberg School of Management and Rockhurst University Career Services events such as Leadership & Ethics Day, Dinner with the Industry and Meet the Firms
  • Magis Leaders Program: Students have the opportunity to apply for a year-long, enhanced professional readiness program. With their mentor from the community, each student in the program will assess and adjust their personal and professional skills to enhance their performance in organizational settings
  • Capstone Project: Students complete their bachelor's education by developing a complete business concept responding to a social need that they identify
  • Dean's Scholar program – earn a bachelor's and master's degree in only five years! Learn more about the program here


After graduation, students begin their paths to management at companies such as:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Barkley
  • Zurich
  • Cerner
  • Commerce Bank
  • C3
  • Optiv
  • Freightquote
  • Lockton
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Truman Medical Centers