• Management

    Over 130 years of experience

    Educating Leaders

  • Management
    Over 130 years of experience

    Educating Leaders

  • Management
    Over 130 years of experience

    Educating Leaders


Management at Woodbury

Bachelor of Business Administration Management (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (BBA) program at Woodbury University prepares you to be a leader of business or non-profit institutions. Students will learn through the intellectual contributions and teaching skills of excellent faculty members, team experiences, management simulations and business internships. Woodbury University is a newly accredited member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This means Woodbury’s business programs rank in the top five percent of global business institutions. Our class sizes are small, so each student has the opportunity to benefit from strong mentoring and the practical experience of our expert faculty.

The School of Business Mission:

Woodbury University’s School of Business cultivates the distinctive talents of each student to prepare future leaders of business who communicate effectively, act ethically, and think globally.

University Pillars

Our program is built upon these four pillars:

Transdisciplinarity: Thinking and acting holistically by bridging multiple perspectives and practices.

Design Thinking: Creating impactful solutions by linking needs and functions to limits and possibilities.

Entrepreneurship: Pursuing visionary opportunities to realize innovative knowledge, practice or product.

Civic Engagement: Strengthening communities by actively applying critical knowledge, skills and values.

Managers are people who lead, organize, analyze, communicate and ensure products or services deliver value to the community. Our management graduates go on to work in diverse industries in both the public and private sectors. Woodbury instills a strong ethical foundation and encourages students to solve complex problems from a global perspective.

Commencement 2015

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Are you ready to begin your management career?

Students emerge from Woodbury’s Management program with the knowledge, tools, and networking skills necessary to build a successful career. Woodbury’s internship model combines theory with practice by offering hands-on experience working with large corporations, small businesses or non-profits. Through these internships, Woodbury students gain valuable workplace experience that build marketable skills prior to graduation.

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Assistant Dean, Chair & Director; BBA Program Coordinator, Management:

Joan F. Marques, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Phone: 818-394-3391
Email: Joan.Marques@woodbury.edu

Management Admissions Counselor:

Ovsanna Adjikian
Phone: 818-252-5209
Email: Ovsanna.Adjikian@woodbury.edu


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Management FACULTY

Woodbury University takes pride in its accomplished faculty and intimate, family-like atmosphere. In addition to teaching, our faculty continue to work as professionals in their fields, passing along the latest technology, trends, and strategies in the current market to WU students. We foster close mentoring relationships between faculty and student. Through this individual attention, we are able to know you as a person, and best help you find your path to success.

Management Program Schedule and Curriculum

Management majors learn skills in the various functions of business, such as organizational behavior, accounting, finance, and marketing. This is a four-year program. Students are required to complete a professional internship before graduation.

Core Courses MGMT 100 – Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship (BBA Core)
This course allows students to discover how a business works and how it impacts society. Business is studied as an integral part of a total social, political and economic environment in all its various functional areas: accounting, finance, management, marketing, human relations, and how these interact. It explores how entrepreneurs find, screen, and evaluate ideas for new business opportunities. A key part of the course focuses on student teams’ development of a business plan for a new venture. Prerequisites: None
MGMT 110 – Legal Environment of Business (BBA Core)
The course prepares students to make viable decisions with in the legal and ethical framework. Subjects include the nature of law and legal process; business and the regulatory environment; administrative law of contracts and torts; statutory and common law, antitrust, partnerships and corporations, environment law, consumer protection and employment law. Prerequisite: MGMT 100, Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship and WRIT 111, Academic Writing I.
MGMT 301 - Organizational Communication
The practice of written and oral skills as applied to human relations in an organizational setting. Emphasis is on the principles of effective listening, perceptual processes in communications, including an awareness of current issues such as the role of electronic media and communication processes within an organization. Prerequisites: MGMT 100, Management and Organizational Behavior, COMM 120, Public Speaking and WRIT 112, Academic Writing II.
MGMT 326 - Management and Organizational Behavior (BBA Core)
This course is a comprehensive overview of the management process and organizational behavior. The focus of the course is on understanding and managing human behavior in organizations. Topics include: fundamentals of planning, organizing; organizational culture and leadership; motivation; communication, managing across cultures; ethics and social responsibility; human resource management and development; interpersonal skills; teamwork and group dynamics; diversity; power and politics; authority and influence; managing change and conflict. High level of participation is garnered through the use of cases, simulations, discussion, and the class itself is viewed as a virtual organization. Prerequisites: MGMT 100, Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship and WRIT 112, Academic Writing II.
MGMT 336 – Management Information Systems (BBA Core)
This course analyzes the role played by information systems in a successful organization at the strategic level where information technologies and systems can provide major competitive opportunities, and at the operational level where the continuous flow of useful data and information is vital to managers. Students will develop the skills to use available information channels effectively and initiate new ones when the need arises. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 345 - Global Enterprise
This course is an introduction to international business, including a review of those aspects of international economics, finance and trade affecting international business decisions and operations. Topics include multinational enterprises, legal, political and socio-cultural considerations and a survey of managerial solutions for recent and future trends in international business. Lecture. Prerequisites: ECON 203, Macroeconomics and ECON 204, Microeconomics, and MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 350 - Business Ethics (BBA Core)
This course explores the process of ethical decision-making in organizations. It emphasizes the development and application of moral concepts in the resolution of ethical dilemmas faced by managers and entrepreneurs and addresses the issue of social responsibility in worldwide capitalist economic system. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 110, Legal Environment of Business and PHIL 201, Introduction to Philosophy or PHIL 210 Ethical Systems, and MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 400 - Operations Methods in Value Chain Management (BBA Core)
Value Chain Management looks at the entire stream of value-adding units and activities in an organization. The categories include the primary line management activities from inbound logistics, production, marketing and sales, outbound services, and return actions. It also includes staff functions such as HR, infrastructure concerns, development, and purchasing. The course focuses on the quantitative techniques utilized by managers in these areas for problem-solving and decision-making in business, including areas such as linear programming models, inventory and production models, decision making and project scheduling under certainty and uncertainty, transportation and trans-shipment techniques, decision tree construction and analysis, and PERT-CPM. Prerequisite: MA 220: Business Mathematics, MA 226: Business Statistics, and MG 336 Management Information Systems.
MGMT 461- Leadership Theory and Practice (BBA Core)
An examination of current theory in the burgeoning field of leadership studies. Leadership skills and their place in human resources management. Ideas of self-awareness, understanding the role of the leader, sensitivity to individuals and groups. The significance and implementation of vision statements; a study of inspiration versus domination; motivation versus manipulation. Creation of positive self-image and group identity. Lecture, case study, experiential exercises and group process. Lecture. Prerequisite: MG 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 483 - Business Policy and Strategy (BBA Core)
This course is the “capstone” course for business majors. It provides an opportunity to integrate previous studies in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, production, and management. Organizations are analyzed with respect to the effectiveness and appropriateness of strategies and goals in each of the functional areas and the synergies of the functional areas for achieving optimal results consistent with their respective missions. The major topics covered include: competitive analysis, the strategic management process, the role of the chief executive officer, strategy formulation and decision making, and strategy implementation. Lecture. Prerequisites: Senior standing and at least having completed 9 BBA core courses, and most major designated courses. Note: A minimum grade of C or better in this course is required to graduate.
MGMT 490 - Management Internship
Practical experience in management. On-the-job experience is complemented by an academic requirement and periodic meetings with Internship Coordinator. Student is required to complete a contract in advance of registration, perform at least 120 hours in the internship and submit an application, weekly reports, mid-term and end-of-term evaluations by the student and the supervisor, and a minimum ten page report of the experience. Prerequisite: Management major with senior standing and contract approved by the Internship Coordinator and/or the Management Department chair.
Some Electives MGMT 327 – Human Resources Management
Basic principles underlying formulation and administration of human resource management, such as recruitment, selection, orientation, training, development, compensation, benefits, safety and health. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 330 - Managerial Persuasion
This course provides an understanding of the theory and processes of bargaining, persuading and negotiation in organizational settings. Students develop skills through extensive case analyses, role playing and simulations. Designed for the broad spectrum of bargaining problems typically encountered in business. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 301, Organizational Communications and MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 335 - Managing Workplace Diversity
This course familiarizes students with the implications of the increasing workplace diversity in the United States. It explores the complex interplay of ethnic, racial, gender, and other forms of diversity in organizations and its implications for decision making and organizational change. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior, and Junior Standing.
MGMT 340 - Social & Political Environment of Business
This course is designed to explore the relationship between business and government in the United States. Through this course, the influence of environmental forces on business institutions and the impact of corporations on their environment will be studied. A central theme will be how business-society interaction changes the way companies are managed. Topics include business ethics, social responsibility, environmental policy, regulation, consumerism, affirmative action, politics, and current trends in organizational structures. Lecture. MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior
MGMT 360 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
This course provides an overview of the basic principles and processes of entrepreneurship. The entire entrepreneurial process is investigated, including conceptualizing, identifying and quantifying opportunities, and examining tax and legal considerations. Topics include start-up opportunity analysis/assessment, self-appraisal of entrepreneurial characteristics and leadership potential, the business plan, financing and raising capital, building and leading an effective organization. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 100, Introduction to Business.
MGMT 364 Family Business Management
This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of managing the interests of two distinct yet overlapping institutions: the firm and the family. Key topics include understanding the uniqueness of family business in terms of culture, stages of evolution, career planning, business ownership, family structure, sibling rivalry, insurance and legal issues, and organizational issues such as succession and estate planning. Real world family cases are examined in depth and local family business owners serve as invited speakers. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 366 - Small Business Management
This course focuses on practical solutions to common problems and decisions facing the small business manager. Topics include raising capital, organization, record keeping and accounting, personnel management, inventory control, marketing and sales, and taxes. Lecture. Prerequisite: ACCT 205, Principles of Accounting I.
MGMT 367 - New VentureCreation
This course focuses on the pre-start-up, start-up, and early growth of business ventures. Subject matter of the course is organized around the following themes: seeking and evaluating opportunities for new ventures, leveraging resources to convert those opportunities into viable businesses, and developing appropriate entry and exit strategies. Taking an applied approach, each student interviews a local entrepreneur and develops a detailed business plan for a new venture that they believe in and the one that has the potential to impress a prospective investor. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 360, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.
MGMT 370 - Topics in Management
Topics focus on current issues in management. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior, Sophomore standing, and permission of the instructor.
MGMT 375 - International Field Experience
Designed to give students interested in international business the opportunity to travel internationally in order to observe and analyze, first-hand, aspects of the global business environment. Prerequisites: Approval by the instructor and payment of deposit.
MGMT 420 - Compensation and Benefits Management
Techniques of wage/salary administration. Review of job analysis, job descriptions, job design as foundations for job analysis. Methods and techniques of job evaluation. Methods of determining appropriate pay ranges. Employee benefits as part of pay. Performance appraisal as the basis for incentive plans. Lecture. Prerequisites: MA 221, Statistics and MGMT 327, Human Resource Management.
MGMT 460 - Managing Change and Conflict
A theoretical foundation for the change process with practice in the application of concepts to genuine situations through the case-study method and simulations. Study of the dynamics of change in individuals, groups and organizations, focusing on theory, research and current practices in facilitating the change process. Study of conflict versus confrontation; development of skills needed to plan and augment change. Testing of theories learned through group and individual projects such as role-playing, interviewing, real-life change incidents and the group decision process. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.
MGMT 465 - International Management
Identification, analysis and resolution of managerial issues of organization and policy for global managers, both here and abroad. Emphasis is placed on the special problems of adaptation to different sociological, cultural, legal, political and economic forces. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 345, Global Enterprise.
MGMT 474: Project Management
This course examines characteristics, problems, techniques and methods of Project Management. Projects are typically short term and high tempo in nature and must be conducted within cost, scope, and time constraints. The course provides conceptual and concrete operational tools for projects and decision-making in organizations using Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (“PERT”), Critical Path Method (“CPM”), and MS Project Systems. Students will study project management textbooks, learn project management software, and analyze project management problems and cases. Prerequisites: MG 336 Management Information Systems (can be taken in tandem).

Words on Woodbury

  • Entrepreneurship at Woodbury can be applied in real-world situations, as there have been multiple projects accomplished and challenges overcome. Projects such as introducing a local franchise into the global marketplace gave me the freedom to pursue an entrepreneurial venture, and also led me to be aware of the global regulations and competitive business environments. Becoming a project manager in order to launch and create our own business venture taught us to calculate risks, budget our resources, and delegate responsibilities.

    Rumana Khan

  • When I started, Dr. Green said "You deserve what you accept." I won't accept anything less than success. I recommend that you study at Woodbury University because it helps you think creatively and it is an inspirational environment.

    Abdul Albaijan

  • I attended a private school all my life and always knew that I would want to be a part of a small tight-knit community where everyone supports each other. I wanted to go to a school where my identity in the classroom was not represented by a random number. Four years later, my professors not only remember my name, but they know everything about me because they do not represent just the sole character of an instructor but they play the role of a life coach

    Verginie Touloumian