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 flag)
  3. Management 374 (may fulfill the writing and independent inquiry flags)
  4. Operations Management 335 or 335H or 334M
  5. Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in management  *see note below
  6. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science (anthropology, economics, government, history, linguistics, geography, psychology, sociology)
  7. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours

    *Please note that practicum courses (Management 347P, 366P, 367P, 369P) may be used to satisfy a management elective or the BBA experiential learning requirement, but one class may not be used to satisfy both.

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
  3. Management 336 or 336H (may fulfill the ethics flag)
  4. Management 374 (may fulfill the writing and independent inquiry flags)
  5. Operations Management 335 or 335H or 334M
  6. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Accounting 329, any upper-division course in management, Operations Management 337 (Topic 1: Total Quality Management). The following topics of Management 337 are recommended: Topic 9: Leadership Issues, Topic 20: Entrepreneurial Management, and Strategic Change and Innovation, Topic 21: Art and Science of Negotiation, Topic 22: Women in Management   *see note below
  7. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science (anthropology, economics, government, history, linguistics, geography, psychology, sociology)
  8. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours

*Please note that practicum courses (Management 347P, 366P, 367P, 369P) may be used to satisfy a management elective or the BBA experiential learning requirement, but one class may not be used to satisfy both.

Entrepreneurship Track

The requirements of the entrepreneurship track are:

  1. The Core Curriculum requirements and the BBA Degree Requirements
  2. Management 336 or 336H (may fulfill the ethics flag)
  3. Management 374 (may fulfill the writing and independent inquiry flags)
  4. Operations Management 335 or 335H or 334M
  5. Management 327 or 327H
  6. Management 327E
  7. Three semester hours upper-division management  *see note below
  8. Three semester hours chosen from the following courses:  Management 347P, 366P, 367P, 369P   *see note below
  9. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science (anthropology, economics, government, history, linguistics, geography, psychology, sociology)
  10. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours

*Please note that practicum courses (Management 347P, 366P, 367P, 369P) may be used to satisfy a management elective or the BBA experiential learning requirement, but one class may not be used to satisfy both.