Major in Management, BS

Admission Requirements

Students in the management major must complete the 27-credit common business core requirements and 30 credits of general management major requirements:

The management major includes three options:

  • General management major
  • Management major with a specialization in human resource management
  • Management major with a specialization in entrepreneurship
  • Management major with a specialization in international business

Management majors select one of the four aforementioned options and complete requirements specified for the selected option.

Management Requirements (30 credits)

MGT 326 Business Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 345 Organizational Theory 3
MGT 348 Management Systems 3
MGT 448 Managing Strategy and Operations 3
Management specialization courses 9
Business electives 9

General Management Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Students choose three courses after meeting with a Department of Management faculty advisor and adopting a planned program. Courses are selected from the following list to fashion a management curriculum that will satisfy career interests, such as international management, healthcare management, non-profit management, or advanced study in the discipline.

ENT 301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3
MGT 305 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 321 International Management 3
MGT 390 Management Topics 3
MGT 403 Ethical and Social Issues for the Manager 3
MGT 425 Labor/Management Relations 3
MGT 431 Compensation and Benefits 3
MGT 460 Staffing 3
MGT 462 International Human Resource Management 3
MGT 470 Organizing and Managing for Quality 3
MGT 471 Managing Knowledge for Business Performance 3
MGT 473 Organizing and Managing for Innovation 3
MGT 481 Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations 3

Note: MGT 295 must be completed with a C- or better before students can take upper-level management courses.

Business Electives (9 credits)

Students must select 9 credits of 300- or 400-level School of Business courses in consultation with a Department of Management faculty advisor. These 9 credits are selected from courses in AC, ENT, FIN, LAW, MGT, MIS, and MKT courses. These courses are completed after satisfying all course prerequisites for each course.

Management Major with a Specialization in Human Resource Management

For students interested in preparing for careers in human resource management or personnel administration in a variety of business and non-business settings.

All students who choose the human resource specialization may take courses only after meeting with a Department of Management faculty advisor and adopting a planned program.

Human Resource Management Core (9 credits)

MGT 305 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 326 Business Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 348 Management Systems 3
or    
MGT 345 Organizational Theory 3

Human Resource Specialization Courses (12 credits)

MGT 425 Labor/Management Relations 3
MGT 431 Compensation and Benefits 3
MGT 460 Staffing 3
MGT 462 International Human Resource Management 3

Business Electives (9 credits)

Students must select 9 credits of 300- or 400-level School of Business courses in consultation with a Department of Management faculty advisor. These 9 credits are selected from AC, ENT, FIN, LAW, MGT, MIS, and MKT courses. Courses are completed after satisfying all course prerequisites for each course.

Management Major with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship (30 credits)

Prepares students for entrepreneurial careers in new venture creation or managing family-owned or other small business enterprises. This specialization provides a basic foundation in the knowledge necessary to search for and evaluate new venture opportunities, and to finance, operate, and manage new or growing businesses. Students are required to complete a field study experience.

Students must complete the School of Business 27-credit common business core plus the following 30 credits. However, they may not take courses in the entrepreneurship specialization beyond ENT 301 unless they have first met with a Department of Management faculty advisor and developed a planned program.

ENT 301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3
ENT 305 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures 3
ENT 320 Managing a Growing Business 3
ENT 499 Field Study in Entrepreneurship 3
Directed entrepreneurship electives 9
Business electives 9

Directed Entrepreneurship Electives (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following:

AC 301 Cost Management Systems 3
AC 420 Managerial Analysis and Cost Control 3
FIN 301 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3
FIN 310 Principles of Investments 3
MGT 305 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 326 Business Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 305 Consumer Behavior 3
MKT 373 Marketing Research 3
MKT 390 Product Development and Management 3
MKT 481 Consultative Selling Techniques 3

Business Electives (9 credits)

Students must complete 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses offered by the School of Business courses, to be determined in consultation with a Department of Management faculty advisor. These courses are selected from AC, ENT, FIN, LAW, MGT, MIS, and MKT courses.

Management Major with a Concentration in International Business (30 credits)

The International Business program prepares its graduates for advanced graduate study and for entry-level positions in global and international business enterprises. The program provides students with a broad general education which includes language, culture and international courses and, at the same time, provides students with a core of international business courses and selected specializations in the functional business areas. Students will be provided with study abroad opportunities.

Students are required to take the general education requirements, free elective requirements, and the business core requirements as all management majors. In addition, the students are required to complete:

Required core courses (15 credits)

MGT 321 International Management 3
MKT 321 International Marketing 3
FIN 330 International Finance 3
MGT 495 Seminar in International Business 3
ECON 430 International Economics 3
or    
ECON 435 Economic Development 3
or    
MGT 395 Field Studies in International Business 3

Functional Specialization (9 credits)

Three courses from one of five specialization areas:

Accounting
AC 300 Foundations of Accounting 3
AC 301 Cost Management Systems 3
AC 312 Financial Reporting I 3

OR AC 300 plus two additional courses selected after consulting a faculty advisor in accounting

Finance
FIN 301 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3
FIN 310 Principles of Investments 3
FIN 320 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
Management Information Systems
MIS 305 E-Business 3
MIS 315 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 361 Systems Analysis and Design for Business 3
or    
MIS 400 Business Decision Analysis Using Knowledge Bases 3
Marketing
MKT 305 Consumer Behavior 3
MKT 373 Marketing Research 3

and any other MKT electives

Management/Entrepeneurship

(From recommended. not required, lists)

Business electives (6 credits)

Two courses from among upper-division Business School courses, or, with Management Department advisor's approval, I-designated courses.

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