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The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree is focused on developing technology-savvy business leaders of the future.

In order to accomplish our mission, the School of Management must focus on producing effective managers who are thought leaders and societal force for good. The BSM coupled with the cooperative education model will train students to utilize business knowledge to make insightful management decisions.

The Bachelor of Science in Management curriculum is a unique combination of management and business-related courses and technical disciplines that creates an intersection of business and STEM by design. The objective of this program is to prepare graduates for leadership roles in business organizations through a rigorous common core and customized concentrations built around student interests. Integration of project-based instruction and cooperative industrial experience prepares students for the management challenges of increasingly complex business environments.

The program provides the skills necessary for students to apply their multi-disciplinary education to the solution of challenging problems in the multifaceted world of modern business. The courses are orchestrated toward the management application of knowledge, not a mere understanding of functional skills.


Students should be able to:

  1. Effectively analyze complex and ambiguous business problems from a variety of perspectives to arrive at value creating solutions.
  2. Identify and use relevant technology for solving contemporary problems and be able to describe the potential direction of technological developments.
  3. Work in teams to investigate opportunities and solve problems.
  4. Communicate to diverse stakeholders through professional written, oral, and presentation skills.
  5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion on interpersonal, organizational, and societal interactions and outcomes.
  6. Acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required to address problems faced by business and society.
  7. Effectively transfer learned theoretical frameworks, business constructs, tools, and behaviors from the classroom to professional practice. 


The BSM gives students the unique opportunity to Be Job Ready on Day 1 by providing them with the management and leadership skills to make their dreams real, whether that is aspiring to a c-suite position or becoming an entrepreneur by starting their own business. As students navigate through the management program including core courses, they will choose from a wide array of electives that form a concentration denoting an area of particular focus. 

The Technology Leadership Concentration is comprised of four approved electives that may include courses from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science.

The Business Analytics Concentration is comprised of four approved electives that may include courses from Computer Science, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Liberal Studies, and Management.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management Concentration is comprised of four approved electives that may include courses from Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Business.

The Sustainable Solutions for Enterprise Concentration is comprised of four approved electives that may include courses from Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Business. 

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration is comprised of four approved electives that may include courses from Business, Economics, and Engineering. 


The BSM offers a range of international educational opportunities, including the option to study abroad.  Management students wishing to study abroad have the opportunity to attend classes held in English at partner universities in Austria, Germany and South Korea.  The program is one term in length, normally the Senior 1(SR1) term. Students interested in studying abroad need to make their decision no later than the Junior 1 (JR1) term and discuss their intentions with their academic advisor.  Additional information is available from the School of Management and the Kettering University Office of International Programs.


The BSM program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Management Program Curriculum Requirements

First Year Experience
CILE-101First Year Foundations1
General Education
COMM-101Rhetoric & Writing4
ECON-201Economic Principles4
LA-201Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition4
LA-489Sr. Seminar:Leadership, Ethics4
Advanced Humanities Electives 18
Advanced Social Science Electives 18
Total Credit Hours33

Humanities and Social Science advanced electives must be selected from approved 300 and 400 level courses.

Engineering, Mathematics and Science
MATH-101Calculus I4
or MATH-101X Calculus I
Basic Science Elective4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Management Core
IME-100Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing4
IME-211Algorithms and Computer Programming4
BUSN-103Introduction to Marketing4
MGMT-104Management Concepts4
BUSN-152Information Systems4
MGMT-205Organizational Behavior4
BUSN-221Financial Accounting4
BUSN-222Managerial Accounting4
BUSN-271Statistics for Business4
BUSN-312Management Science4
MGMT-313Marketing Research4
BUSN-331Financial Management4
MGMT-314Financial Statement Analysis4
MGMT-315Operations and Supply Chain Management4
ECON-342Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics4
or ECON-344 Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation
BUSN-371Business Analytics4
BUSN-402Business Law4
MGMT-419Project Management4
BUSN-459International Business4
MGMT-465Strategic Management4
MGMT-484Business Consulting Project4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 88
Business Electives: any business course for which the student has the prerequisites 4
Free Electives: any course for which the student has the prerequisites 8
In consultation with your advisor, select one of the following concentrations (each concentration is comprised of four electives approved by the advisor):16
Technology Leadership (approved electives from the following list or others with approval from advisor)
Mobile Robotics
App Dvelpmt for Mobile Devices
Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Driving
Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving
VR Systems: Modeling & Control
Internet of Things (IoT)
MATLAB and C Programming
Introduction to Industrial Engineering
Computer Numerical Control Machining
Industrial Robotics
Safety and Human Factors
Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design
Quality Control
Lean Six Sigma
Industrial Engineering Independent Study
Engineering Graphical Communication
Energy and the Environment
Business Analytics (approved electives from the following list or others with approval from advisor)
Database Management Systems
Communicating about Data
Computing & Algorithms I
Computing & Algorithms II
Programming Language Paradigms
The Computing Professional
Web Software Tools
Cloud Computing
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Foundations of Data Science
Database Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Algorithms and Computer Programming
Data Analytics
Data Visualization
Digital Strategy and Competitive Advantage
Supply Chain and Logistics Management (approved electives from the following list or others with approval from advisor)
Lean Operations Management
Database Management Systems
Operations Research - Deterministic Models
Engineering Economics
Lean Work Design
Production System Design
Supply Chain Design
Lean Six Sigma
Sustainability Management (approved electives from the following list or others with approval from advisor)
Energy and the Environment
Bio and Renewable Energy
Technology and Sustainable Development
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (approved electives from the following list or others with approval from advisor)
New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship
Innovation Development
Entrepreneurial Thinking
Entrepreneurial Finance
Strategic Investment Mgmt
International Economics
Economics Independent Study
Design for Manufacture and Assembly
Culminating Undergraduate Experience
CILE-400Culminating Undergraduate Experience: Thesis 14
Credit Hours Subtotal: 32

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161


Students are automatically registered for CILE-400 in a co-op term when they reach Junior II status. 

Representative Program

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman ICredit Hours
CILE-101 First Year Foundations 1
COMM-101 Rhetoric & Writing 4
BUSN-103 Introduction to Marketing 4
IME-211 Algorithms and Computer Programming 4
IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing 4
 Credit Hours17
Freshman II
MATH-101 Calculus I 4
MGMT-104 Management Concepts 4
BUSN-152 Information Systems 4
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore I
LS-201 Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition 4
MGMT-205 Organizational Behavior 4
BUSN-221 Financial Accounting 4
Free Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore II
ECON-201 Economic Principles 4
BUSN-222 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSN-271 Statistics for Business 4
Free Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Junior I
BUSN-312 Management Science 4
MGMT-313 Marketing Research 4
BUSN-331 Financial Management 4
Business Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Junior II
MGMT-314 Financial Statement Analysis 4
MGMT-315 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
BUSN-371 Business Analytics 4
Approved Concentration Elective 4
Advanced Communications Elective 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior I
BUSN-402 Business Law 4
MGMT-419 Project Management 4
MGMT-479 Leadership 4
Advanced Social Science Elective 4
Approved Concentration Elective 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior II
Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics
or Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation
BUSN-459 International Business 4
MGMT-465 Strategic Management 4
Approved Concentration Elective 4
Advanced Humanities Elective 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior III
LS-489 Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues 4
MGMT-484 Business Consulting Project 4
Advanced Communications, Humanities or Social Science Elective 4
Approved Concentration Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Any Term
CILE-400 Culminating Undergraduate Experience: Thesis 4
 Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours161

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161