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About the BS in Management Degree

Why Study Management at Cedarville?

Do you enjoy leading and thinking “big picture"? Are you strong in communication, planning, and problem-solving, with a desire to motivate people? If these qualities resonate with you, Cedarville's distinctly Christian business management degree, offered by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business, will equip you with the foundational tools to be an effective, God-honoring decision-maker in the business environment.

Tailor your degree to your vocational goals by selecting courses in your area of interest, including human resources management, operations management, entrepreneurship, organizational leadership, or even construction management. You'll be prepared for a successful and dynamic career in a wide range of industries while learning to glorify Christ in the workplace as a servant leader.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

Program Overview

Program Highlights

Broad Focus — You will be taught problem-solving techniques and a holistic approach to strategic management issues. These programs are grounded in biblical principles that support ethical business practices. Many of the capstone courses provide hands-on experience in the discipline to enhance their management skills.

Customizable to Your Interests — You will be able to select courses within your area of interest, from human resources management, operations management, organizational leadership, or construction management.

Caring, Credentialed Faculty — You will learn from professors with advanced degrees and relevant experience who care about your growth both academically and spiritually.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 100% of recent graduates from the Robert W. Plaster School of Business were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville's other placement rates.

What Can You Do With a Business Management Degree?

Your bachelor’s degree in management from Cedarville University can lead to a career in areas such as:

  • Banking Industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Retail
  • Service Operations
  • Supply Chain Management

Our program has a strong track record of successfully placing graduates in a wide variety of exciting and rewarding careers. Our Robert W. Plaster School of Business graduates have a 97% job placement rate at employers such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Honda, Cummins, Speedway SuperAmerica, Cat, Reynolds & Reynolds, Dana.

Graduate and professional programs and employers welcome Cedarville University graduates each year. It is important to note that some professional career fields you may pursue require additional education, experience, and/or licensure beyond the completion of your Cedarville University undergraduate degree.

Alumni Outcomes: Corbin and Sheila Edmonds – New York, New York

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Internships — Students are encouraged to actively pursue internship opportunities through Career Services and various job searching platforms. In recent years our students spent their summers working at companies such as Honda, Huntington National Bank, Target, Graham Packaging Company, Amazon and Holman Motors.

Integrated Business Core (IBC) — Recognized by The Washington Post, this two-semester program allows students to integrate classroom learning with practical business experience. As part of a team, you’ll develop a business plan, obtain financing, market and sell a product, and donate your profits to a local charity.

Student Organizations — Students can choose to participate in business-related student organizations:

  • Student Leadership Team (SLT) — The SLT serves the School of Business Administration by building community among students and faculty, fostering relationships, and planning and executing events and programs.
  • Women in Business — Women in Business is an organization dedicated to helping women in professions learn more about reaching goals in careers, at home, and in service.

Professional Organizations — Students can participate in professional organizations that give real-word exposure to business.

Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take core business and management courses.

This major is offered with either a three-year or four-year completion plan.

Sample courses:

  • Integrated Business Core Practicum
  • Strategic Management

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Save time and money in college by taking dual enrollment courses now. Discover how you can complete your business degree up to a year early with the Dual Enrollment Pathway to Business.

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Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

Program Level and Format

  • Undergraduate
  • Residential
  • 3-Year Option
  • 4-Year
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Program Faculty

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Alina Leo, MBA, IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Assistant Professor of Management


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Rick Prigge, PhD

Associate Professor of Management


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Loren Reno, MS

Professor of Management


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Daryl Smith, PhD

Associate Professor of Management


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Dan Sterkenburg, DBA

Associate Professor of International Business


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