Valparaiso University is committed to developing managers who are effective, ethical and humane leaders. With curricula that focus on ethics, communication and problem-solving, Valpo uniquely emphasizes preparing students to be effective and practical stewards of the resources entrusted to them as managers of organizations and leaders of people.


All College of Business majors begin with two core groups of courses:

The major requirements ensure students develop skills in critical thinking, logical decision-making, and thoughtful analysis of complex problems.

Major Requirements for Management
MGT 310 Managing Human Resources 3 credits
MGT 315 Leadership and Interpersonal Skills 3 credits
MGT 425 Managing Technology and Change 3 credits
MGT 440 Cross-Cultural Management 3 credits
MGT 470 High-Performance Organizations 3 credits
Total 15 credits
Major Field Requirement 9 credits
Three non-core business courses numbered above 300
Free electives 7 credits
GRAND TOTAL (all courses) 125 credits

In addition to the required courses outlined below, each student in the BSBA program is required to complete one of the following:

  • A Cooperative Education experience combining full-time professional, paid work experience with academic coursework, or
  • An Internship


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Well-rounded Approach
“I have this diversified major — international business — where we take upper-level classes in all areas of business,” she says. “Then I focus on my language, and focus specifically on management, so I’m a very qualified candidate for what I want to do.”