Why Earn Your Management Degree at Saint Leo University?
Do you dream of owning or managing a company? Transform your entrepreneurial vision into a comprehensive business plan. With Saint Leo’s Management degree, you’re well positioned to climb the ladder to the top.
The management major is designed for those students who desire to own or manage any size organization, whether public or private, profit or nonprofit. Courses stress the influence of the global environment on decision making and the importance of considering ethical issues from different cultures in making management decisions.
The management major is offered only at University College. The business administration major is the alternative major that is offered at Saint Leo's Centers. Students who are awarded the B.A. in management may not earn the B.A. in business administration with a specialization in management or vice versa.
Undergraduate Management Program Details
Saint Leo's Donald R. Tapia College of Business takes business to an international scale. The College develops your capacity for success with skill-building programs and events. The annual International Business Conference attracts academics and industry leaders from around the globe. The annual Business Plan Competition puts entrepreneurial spirit into action. Speakers come to Saint Leo's classrooms directly from Tampa boardrooms to share with you the latest in industry knowledge and job search strategies.
The state-of-the-art College of Business building, which opened in 2011, features the latest in eco-friendly innovation—from interactive SMART Boards and a professional broadcast studio, to locally sourced, renewable materials and water-efficient systems.
Learn Your Way:
Online, On Campus, or Near You
What are the on-campus facilities like?
Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.
What are the benefits of earning your management degree online?
Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.
Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.
Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA
Are education centers near you offering management degree programs?
You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.
No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.
How will you gain real experience?
The inaugural Executive Advisory Council to the College of Business includes distinguished members from Ernst & Young, Tribridge, T. Rowe Price Services, Newport News Shipbuilding, Tech Data Corporation and Catalina Services.
College of Business students have interned at AAA, Home Shopping Network, TECO Energy, Quest Corporation of America and all branches of the military.
Prepare for a global economy. Saint Leo maintains partnerships with more than a dozen international universities.
Join the local chapter of the American Management Association (AMA). Outstanding students may be invited to join Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.
Competitions and conferences
Test your entrepreneurial drive in Saint Leo’s Annual Business Plan Competition, or compete in the worldwide GLO-BUS Business Strategy Competition. Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member and present it at a national conference or Saints Leo’s own International Business Conference.
What can you do with an undergraduate management degree?
A management degree is the premier degree for any entry-level manager position. Management majors earn above-average salaries and maintain the highest percentage of hiring rates after graduation, compared to other fields.
What are the top management degree jobs?
- Purchasing Manager
- Operations Manager
- Sales Director
- Business Development Manager
- Insurance Sales Agent
- Human Resources Manager
- Account Manager
- General Manager
- Financial Controller
Where are Saint Leo management graduates now?
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Citigroup Corporation
- Southern Command at MacDill Air Force Base
- Boy Scouts of America
- Harvard Law School
College of Business
Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.
From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.
“Saint Leo is not just an academic institution, it’s a formation institution. Saint Leo embraced me for who I am, showed faith that I could be my best, and solidified the light that was shining within me.”
Charles Onyeneke ’17
University Campus, Theology
“As a child, my great-grandmother taught me how to pray and to lean on God. Saint Leo inspired us all to learn with compassion and reminded me to keep the faith.”
Brent Patterson ’21
Center for Online Learning, Religious Studies
“As a teacher, building relationships with my students is key to their success. Saint Leo creates those same relationships with its students.”
Brooke Wittington ’17
Education Center, Education
“I had never experienced something as holistic and rewarding as research. Saint Leo University inspired me to take a huge step outside my comfort zone, and I have never looked back.”
Karl Nyman ’22
University Campus, Biology
“Saint Leo inspired me to enjoy learning again, and they had a patient ‘let’s figure this out’ approach.”
Lauren Thomas ’22
Education Center, Management
“Saint Leo believes in me. My professors have impacted my perception of what I can accomplish.”
Tayhana Taylor ’24
University Campus, Accounting
Saint Leo University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.