Degree Plans/Management Courses

The Nicholls State University management program prepares students to be managers and decision makers in all types of organizations: large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, public and private as well as those engaged in manufacturing, distribution and services.

Bachelor of Science in Management – no concentration.  The curriculum reflects what employers need in college graduates: communication and critical thinking skills along with technical skills and broad knowledge. The degree program is modern in every way, combining current management theory, technology and application. At the same time, the degree program is mainstream and traditional in its focus on managerial behavior principles.The college’s management degree grooms students to face challenges such as growth in the services sector, globalization of organizations, and increasing attention to societal and ethical concerns.

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Bachelor of Science in Management – human resources concentration.  From hiring to firing, students concentrating in human resources management learn what it takes to nurture what many companies consider their most valuable asset: employees. Courses focus on staffing, training and development practices as well as techniques for evaluating job performance and compensating workers. The National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Nicholls State University’s Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources is in alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 352 programs in 264 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guidelines and templates.  Expanding governmental regulations relevant to the workplace and changes in the composition and needs of the work force have made the management of human resources an important function. Check out our student organization here.

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Bachelor of Science in Management – maritime concentration.  Coupled with the four-year management degree, the Management – Maritime Concentration will prepare the student for a career in management in the maritime and maritime related industries. Particular focus is on the oil and gas sector and requirements of the shipowner, as well as periphery businesses. The student will receive exposure to commercial, legal, financial and other areas unique to this sector of the shipping industry.

  • UNIQUE  The Management – Maritime Concentration is the only four-year business program in the state designed specifically to address the needs of the oil and gas sector of the maritime industry. Funded and developed by regional maritime related firms, the program is designed to create additional value for both students and employers. While the program has a focus on maritime issues, it is incorporated into the management degree. As a result, students maintain flexibility in pursuing careers in not only the maritime industry but also in those that support the industry and the business world in general.
  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Our management with maritime concentration courses are also available to non-degree-seeking students who are currently working in the industry or those simply wishing to further their knowledge of the maritime field.
  • COURSES In addition to the more traditional courses in the management degree, students will enroll in courses specifically designed to address issues faced by firms competing in the maritime industry. The courses include MGNT 330: Introduction to Maritime Management, BSAD 325: Admiralty Law, ECON 330: Economics of Shipping,
    SATC 240:  Marine Accident Prevention, and MNGT 469: Internship.
  • The summer internship is developed and approved by the College of Business and firms in the industry.  They are designed to provide students with relevant hands-on experience in the field.

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The College of Business Maritime Management Program was both funded and developed by regional maritime-related firms. To learn more about our financial partners see the links below:

Archer Daniels Midland
Aries Marine Corp.
Bayou Community Foundation
Bollinger Shipyards Inc.
Candy Fleet, LLC
Cenac Marine Services
Edison Chouest Offshore
Fourchon Oilman’s Assoc.
Comar Marine, LLC 
Galliano Marine Services 
Gordon “Bubba” Dove Jr. Foundation 
Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC
L and M Botruc Rental Inc.
Marine Systems Inc., (MSI)
Montco Offshore Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Otto Candies, LLC
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
SEACOR Foundation
South Central Industrial Association


Mangement.  To obtain a minor in Management, students must complete MNGT 301 and 15 additional hours of 300- or 400-level Management courses and/or Marketing 470 or 475, for a total of 18 semester hours.

Maritime Administration.   To obtain a minor in Maritime Administration, students must complete BSAD 221 and 325, ECON 211 or 255, MNGT 301 and 330, and SATC 240 for a total of 18 semester hours. Not open to students majoring in Management.

Management Course Descriptions

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