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Business Management: The UDC Edge

We don’t just want you to work in business—we want to give you the chance to make business work for you. With our emphasis on entrepreneurship, including a certificate option, the University of the District of Columbia business management program equips you not just to manage, but to lead.

Located in the heart of the nation’s capitol, UDC is an affordable and high quality educational option, attentive to your needs and committed to your success. As a land-grant institution, UDC’s mission of service to the District of Columbia community infuses all aspects of campus life, which makes for a rich and fulfilling academic experience.

Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Business Management

A lot of schools focus on preparing you for your first job out of college. At the University of the District of Columbia, that’s not good enough. We want you to be ready for your second, your third, and every opportunity thereafter.

One of the largest and most popular programs at UDC, the bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA) at the School of Business and Public Administration prepares college students to become entrepreneurs, managers and innovators in both the business and public sectors. If you find yourself seeking leadership opportunities wherever you can, a career in management may be just what you’re looking for.

Students in this business management degree program, accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, will graduate college with skills in business planning, entrepreneurship, decision making, operations management, leadership and business ethics.

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Curriculum and Requirements in the UDC Business Management Program

The bachelor’s degree in business management requires 127 semester hours, including courses in:

  • Business ethics
  • Decision making
  • E-commerce
  • Human resources management
  • International business
  • Leadership
  • Organizational theory and behavior
  • Production management
  • Strategic management.

Many of our courses, such as those on leadership and decision-making, are not typically found in an undergraduate-level business administration bachelor’s degree program. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive course offerings aligned with the needs and expectations of the business world.

The program offers the following concentrations:

  • Management of information systems
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Project management (in development)

Students take courses in the following departments:

Students may also earn a certificate in entrepreneurship or pursue advanced studies in business administration, leading to a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Student Organizations and Activities in the UDC Business Management Program

The School of Business and Public Administration hosts chapters of Delta Mu Delta, the international college honor society in business, and Students in Free Enterprise.

In addition, students are encouraged to enroll in the internship/practicum class to gain additional work experience.

UDC students may attend the annual Opportunity Funding Corporation’s Venture Challenge business plan competition in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, UDC placed fifth.

Faculty Spotlight: UDC Business Management Program

Dr. Paul Bachman, professor of management, specializes in business policy and strategy. He has served as a consultant to the Department of the Army and a number of other governmental and business organizations.

Dr. Sergey Ivanov, associate professor of management, studies scientific organizational research in government, corporate, multinational and military organizations. He teaches courses in advanced organizational and human behavior, including capstone business courses on strategy. In the classroom, Ivanov involves students by asking them to act as business executives making difficult decisions and then analyzing the second- and third-order impacts of those decisions.

Dr. Hany Makhlouf, department chair and professor of management, has co-authored three books, including “Entrepreneurship: Launching and Managing New Ventures” (2007) and “The Entrepreneurial Reach” (2012), as well as numerous articles and papers on entrepreneurship, general management, international business, economic development, and international tourism. He teaches courses in general management, labor relations, project management, value analysis, and multinational corporate management. 

Career Pathways and Prospects

With a bachelor of business administration (BBA) in management from UDC, you can pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Human resources
  • Project management
  • International business
  • Management roles in the field of your choice

For one mid-career business management major, a part-time job as a Bank of America teller held while taking classes at UDC became a full-time role as a client sales and service officer with the bank’s private wealth management division, U.S. Trust, upon graduation.

Or, you can let your ideas come to life and start your own company.

You may also continue on to the MBA program at UDC.

Contact info:

Hany Makhlouf, Professor, Chair

E: hmakhlouf@udc.edu | T: 202.274.7040 | F: 202.274.7105