The Management major offers courses in general business and in specific disciplines – human resource management, operations management, and organizational behavior – along with courses in business ethics and leadership. All courses stress business fundamentals, technology agility, leadership, teamwork, and opportunity recognition in a dynamic, global marketplace. All learning seeks to develop an appreciation of the need to improve organizational effectiveness through applications of management technique and theory.
We’ve designed each Management course to give students the leadership skills they’ll need to succeed—in corporate environments and as successful entrepreneurs. Our graduates are ready to provide solutions to the complex challenges facing businesses and organizations across the country.
You’ll develop the leadership, planning, communication, technology, and organizational skills needed to meet the challenges businesses face in a dynamic, global marketplace.
The program also prepares you for graduate study leading to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, or for other business school graduate degree programs.
The program provides you with the skills needed to manage the business and personnel needs of an array of businesses, including positions in, sales and marketing, market and financial research, business education, and entrepreneurship.
Common Professional Component
All School of Business Administration students must fulfill general education requirements. All School of Business students must take the following introductory business courses:
Plus 6 credits of business electives at the 3000 level or higher
Choose three of the following courses:
And one of the following courses:
Topics include: the basic structure, principles, and practices of accounting; the nature and classification of accounts; the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements for both service and merchandising enterprises; design of accounting systems, including special journals and subsidiary ledgers; and coverage of cash, receivables, inventories, deferrals, accruals, plant assets, intangible assets, and current liabilities. Lecture classes and laboratory sessions meet at least four times per week. Laboratory fee.
This course continues the study of basic concepts and principles, as well as accounting for the partnership and corporate forms of business organizations; coverage of plant assets, intangible assets, and current liabilities, long-term liabilities, investments financial statement analysis, and the Statement of Cash Flows. Lecture classes and laboratory sessions meet at least four times per week. Laboratory fee.
This course provides students with the tools and techniques to effectively communicate and present reports and ideas in the business environment. Included in the course is the proper construction of business reports, letters, memos and other communiques. Also included is the proper construction of a business presentation complete with visual aids (presentations tools such as PowerPoint). The course also provides the student with the use of information research techniques to find, analyze, and evaluate published business information and properly cite references. The student is given the opportunity to develop a recommendation to a business scenario and present it both in writing and orally.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of law and the legal system as these apply to business transactions. Specific topics covered in the course are: contracts, agency, intellectual property rights, negotiable instruments, forms of business ownership, personal property, and real property.
This course is devoted to the study of the fundamental principles and processes of an economic system, with special emphasis on the coordination and control of the United States economy. Emphasis is on the macroeconomic approach.
This course examines individual decision making in various applied economic environments. Areas of application include international trade, market structures, labor markets, and various U. S. institutional environments, both public and private. Basic emphasis is on the microeconomic approach.
This course introduces the student to financial management, with emphasis on the identification and solution of the financial problems facing business enterprises. Basic financial analysis is examined in concert with management of working capital, management of long-term assets, cost of capital, and long-term financing. Basic modern quantitative analytic techniques are used to introduce students to improved forecasting and planning methods.
The course will explain business and management concepts from an international perspective. It will focus on the social, cultural, political, legal, and economic environments that influence international business operations. The course will look at international trade theories, the evolution of regional economic integration arrangements, foreign direct investment, governmental intervention in international trade, and the importance of foreign currency exchange market. Course work will include special research projects and/or case studies for class presentation and discussion.
This course presents numbers, linear equations, linear inequalities, matrix algebra with applications, linear programming, and the simplex method. The course is designed for business administration majors.
This course examines the various tools and techniques used in analyzing quantitative data; including descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, sampling design, theory of estimation and hypothesis testing for parameters of a single population, student ‘t’ and normal distributions. A year of high school algebra is recommended but not required. The course will make active use of technology by requiring the use of computer software.
This course offers an introduction to the principles of management and their application to business. The basic management concepts of planning, organizing, controlling, motivating, communicating, staffing, and leading provide the basis for understanding of the management profession and a basis upon which higher level management courses can build more specialized knowledge.
This meets the requirement as a writing intensive course in the major. This seminar is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply the wide array of knowledge gained through his/her academic program to various real world situations. The student’s knowledge application will be assessed through the analysis of complex business case problems.
This meets the requirement as a writing intensive course in the major. This course provides an introduction to information systems from a business point of view. Subjects to be covered include: terminology, a survey of hardware and software, introduction to systems analysis and design, as well as an overview of the college’s computer facilities.
This course is a survey of microcomputers as used in today’s environment. The student will become familiar with current trends and uses of microcomputers as well as hands-on exposure to spreadsheets, databases, word processors, and operating systems. Students will be required to develop applications in each of the software areas.
Marketing is a key activity that enables businesses and organizations to achieve their goals by satisfying the needs of others through mutually beneficial relationships. This course will provide students with an understanding of important marketing theory and practices, including: the marketing concept; the marketing environment; market segmentation, product positioning; product and brand strategies; pricing strategies, marketing communication strategies; distribution strategies; consumer and business buying behavior; and electronic marketing.
This course is a study of accounting as it serves the needs of management, principally in planning operations, controlling activities, and making decisions. Course emphasis is on the use of accounting by those seeking careers in other areas of business. Topics covered include cost terms, concepts, and classifications; job-order costing; process costing; cost behavior analysis and use; cost-volume-profit relationships; profit planning; standard costs; flexible budgets and overhead analysis; and relevant costs for decision making.
This course studies the economic principles of labor markets, and human resource economics. Issues concerning labor supply and demand, wage differentials, the role of education, investment in human capital, unemployment, discrimination, income inequality, and labor unions are discussed, with emphasis on application to the U. S. institutional framework.
This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding and studying the dynamics of behavior in organizational settings and for applying these concepts to improving organizational effectiveness. Included are personality, organizational theory and structure, the decision process, the communication process, group dynamics and leadership, and conflict resolution.
Current issues of ethics in society as they affect business behavior will be discussed. Topics include the social responsibilities of business, environmental issues, human rights and technological progress, business ethics, and an analysis of global societal values.
Leadership involves change and facing up to difficult decisions and situations. The intent of this course is to give a practical understanding of leadership, its demands, its wide variety of effective styles, and both its positive and negative impacts on organization.
This course introduces the techniques used to plan, manage, and complete projects in accordance with guidelines to which all participants and beneficiaries have agreed. It distinguishes project management from general management and examines the principal concepts and methods that have been developed to manage projects successfully: defining project objectives; the Critical Path Method; application of Lean/Six Sigma and other quality techniques; team building and conflict resolution; allocation of resources – human, physical, and financial; uses of probability to assess project time lines (PERT); GANNT Charts; and project control through budgeting. Students will apply software to managing their own projects. The course also covers the general principles of Management Science and Systems Theory – giving students an understanding of how models can be used to improve the quality of management decision making. Classes will introduce students to these areas of project management. Students will then apply the techniques and concepts to running an actual project so that they master these important skills by using them.
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