Stephen F. Austin State University


The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is the largest of the four departments in the Nelson Rusche College of Business, which is accredited by AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The department maintains a commitment to excellence. The department faculty, through quality instruction, service to the community, and scholarly activity, consistently provides high quality in the McGee Business-Building. The department suite is located in Room 403.

Majors & Minors

The department offer majors and minors in management, marketing and international business leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Alternatively, students may elect to minor in management, marketing, international business, electronic business, entrepreneurship, or sports marketing.

The Management major is designed for students interested in developing an understanding of the nature and capabilities of human and physical resources. The study and understanding of management principles and practices will aid those who intend to enter the field professionally as administrators, executives, operations managers, human resource managers, entrepreneurs, management consultants or proprietor managers.

Students seeking a management major must qualify for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In addition to the core requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must complete 21 hours of courses in management. Students can acquire generalized knowledge and skills in management techniques or can choose to specialize in human resource management, operations management, or small business management/entrepreneurship. The management minor (18 hours) allows business and non-business students to acquire basic knowledge and skills in management techniques and practices. Students may also minor in entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship minor prepares students to evaluate an idea, structure a top management team and marshal resources in the pursuit of an opportunity.

The minor in electronic business prepares students to be actively involved with using the Internet and other digital technology for advertising, organizational communication, training, management and other business activities. Also included are e-business activities involving buying and selling, which are commonly called e-commerce. The electronic business minor (21 hours) is available for both business and non-business students.

Student Organizations

The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) is the prominent organization for Management majors. SAM students are involved in field trips to get a behind-the-scenes view of business, contribute time and energy to service, and win national recognition through competition. Interaction with faculty and students is an important part of the educational process. SFA's management, marketing and international business programs encourage this activity by supporting informal faculty-student mentoring.

Outstanding students may be eligible for induction into Sigma Iota Epsilon, the National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity. SIE encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence and promotes cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. Initiates must hold at least a 3.25 GPA.

For more information contact the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business at or 936.468.4103.