2020-2021 Catalog

Management

Mission Statement


The mission of the Management program is to provide students a strong foundation in general business content and a specialized focus in management theory to prepare them for an entry-level position in operational or services management, to explore opportunities as an entrepreneur, or to attend a graduate program.

Through exposing the business management student to a rigorously integrated sequence of upper level coursework that builds on the core body of general business studies, the program of study in the major provides students with a solid grasp and appreciation of the dynamic nature of management thought and action, together with a systematic conceptual framework for understanding both the role of a modern complex organization and for evaluating the effectiveness of managerial actions in the control of these organizations.

A foundation of principles and framework by which the functioning of organizations can be analyzed is established to facilitate the graduating management student's continuing success in his or her chosen managerial career.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required only for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3 or 4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MATH 110, MATH 111, MATH 119, and MATH 121.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ECON 241

AND Choose one of the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two from the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

 

Required Business Core - 45 hours

ACC 211Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC 212Principles of Accounting II

3

BUA 101Introduction to Business

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

BUA 340Legal Environment of Business

3

BUA 365Quantitative Methods I

3

BUA 496Business Policy

3

CIS 300Principles of Information Systems

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN 301/ECON 301Money and Banking

3

FIN 449Business Finance

3

MGT 363Principles of Management

3

MGT 460/BUA 460Business and Society

3

MGT 485/BUA 485International Business

3

MKT 362Principles of Marketing

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Business Core Courses.

Required Management Courses - 18 hours

BUA 465/CIS 465Decision Analysis

3

MGT 364/HCA 364Organizational Structure & Behavior

3

MGT 368/HCA 368Human Resources Management

3

MGT 447Operations Management

3

MGT 490/MKT 490Marketing Management

3

MGT 499Management Internship

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Management courses.

Required Business Electives - 6 hours

Choose two courses designated as the following at the 300 level or above:

Accounting
Business
Computer Information Systems
Computational Science & Technology
Economics
Finance
Information Technology
Management
Marketing

The following specific courses are also accepted as business electives when not used in the GEC: BUA 200, CIS 220, CIS 225, CIS 240, MATH 121, and MATH 122.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in each Business Elective course.

General Electives - 6-11 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120 hours.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Required Business Core Courses (45 hours)
Total Required Management Courses (18 hours)
Total Required Business Electives (6 hours)
Total General Electives (6-11 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.