Management

The Department of Management offers courses in such areas as consulting, change management, human capital management, and entrepreneurship. Students may either choose from the available courses to customize a major in general management, or follow the focused curriculum in consulting and change management.

The major objective of the general management track is to train broadly competent administrators for service in a wide variety of organizations—public or private, product- or service-oriented, profit or not-for-profit. To accomplish this basic objective, the program offers the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the management of human and physical resources and to acquire skills useful in the management of any organization.

The consulting and change management track is designed to prepare students to become leaders in consulting firms, firms that require consulting advice, and firms implementing important changes. At times, every organization must renew its ability to compete; many firms use external advisers to assist in the renewal process. The consulting process often involves extensive analysis of the firm’s competitive position, capabilities, organizational processes, and culture. Once a new direction is developed, the implementation of change must be managed. Such changes include introduction of new competitive thrusts, revision of organizational structures, incorporation of new technologies, and expansion into new geographic markets.

General Management Track

The requirements of the general management track are:

  1. The Core Curriculum requirements and the BBA Degree Requirements
  2. Management 336 or 336H (may fulfill the ethics and leadership flag), and 374 (may fulfill the writing and independent inquiry flags)
  3. Operations Management 335 or 335H or 334M
  4. 12 semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management 325, 337 (any topic), 340S, 366P (may be used to satisfy this requirement or the internship requirement, but not both), 367P (may be used to satisfy this requirement or the internship requirement, but not both)
  5. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science (anthropology, economics, government, history, linguistics, geography, psychology, sociology)
  6. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours

Consulting and Change Management Track

The requirements of the consulting and change management track are:

  1. The Core Curriculum requirements and the BBA Degree Requirements
  2. Management 328, 336 or 336H (may fulfill the ethics and leadership flag), and 374 (may fulfill the writing and independent inquiry flags)
  3. Operations Management 335 or 335H or 334M
  4. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Accounting 329, Management 325, 337 (any topic), 340SOperations Management 337 (Topic 1: Total Quality Management), 366P (may be used to satisfy this requirement or the internship requirement, but not both), 367P (may be used to satisfy this requirement or the internship requirement, but not both). The following topics of Management 337 are recommended: Groups and Teams, Topic 9: Leadership Issues, Topic 22: Women in Management, Topic 21: Art and Science of Negotiation, Topic 20: Entrepreneurial Management, and Strategic Change and Innovation
  5. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science (anthropology, economics, government, history, linguistics, geography, psychology, sociology)
  6. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours