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Requirements, Management

The management major prepares students for careers in the functional areas of management within private or public sector organizations. It also provides sound preparation for students who want to pursue graduate studies in management and related areas of business. Students in the management major may specialize in functional fields such as general management, marketing and advertising, human resources management, operations management, or sport management by concentrating their electives in these specific areas. 

Curriculum—Management:  MHR, MKT, OPM, GEN. MGT†† (Credits)

Freshman Fall (16.5)

  • ENGL 101 Reading, Thinking, & Writing (3)
  • MATH 117 Elementary Functions* (3)
  • MGT 100 Understanding & Working in Organizations (3)
  • MIS 180 Computing & Spreadsheets** (1)
  • 2 Electives† (3)
  • Physical Education Elective (0.5)

Freshman Spring (15.5)

  • ANTH 105 Cultural Anthropology
  • EC 101 Principles of Macroeconomics**
  • PRWR 215 Effective Communication** (3)
  • 2 Electives† (6)
  • Physical Education Elective (0.5)

Sophomore Fall (15)

  • ACCT 105 Financial Accounting (3)
  • BLAW 250 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business**
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics**
  • MGT 210 Foundations of Management** (3)
  • QA 251 Elementary Statistical Analysis (3)

Sophomore Spring (15)

  • ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • ENGL 102 Literature & Critical Writing (3)
  • MIS 290 Management Information Systems** (3)
  • MKT 300 Marketing Principles** (3)
  • QA 252 Intermediate Statistical Analysis (3)

Junior Fall (15)

  • FIN 303 Financial Management** (3)
  • MGT 310 Leadership (3)
  • MGT 365 International Business** (3)
  • MHR 316 Introduction to Human Resource Mgmt.
  • Elective† (3)

Junior Spring (15)

  • OPM 352 Operations Management** (3)
  • PHIL 352 Business Ethics (3)
  • OPM 360 Project Management
  • MGT Elective (3)
  • Elective† (3)

Senior Fall (15)

  • OPM 445 Management of Tech., Prod., & Change** (3)
  • MGT 451 Management Seminar** (3)
  • MGT Elective
  • 2 Electives† (6)

Senior Spring (15)

  • MGT 452 Management Policy & Strategy** (3)
  • MGT Elective** (6)
  • 3 Electives† (6)

Total Credits 122

(Credits are in parentheses.)

*Qualified students are urged to substitute MATH 141, 142.
**Course may be taken in either the fall or spring semester. Students should select the course in his or her concentration in the first semester of the junior year.
†Management majors must complete two humanities electives, two social science electives (one at the 200+ level), two science/math electives, and three free electives.
††Excluding sport management.

Concentration in General Management

Students in the general management concentration develop skills and learn innovative approaches in the management of people, processes, and projects. The ability to understand, deal with, and manage people, processes, and projects is critical in most jobs in today’s competitive business environment.

Required Courses:


  • MGT 451 Senior Project
  • MHR 316 Human Resources Management
  • OPM 360 Project Management
  • OPM 445 Management of Technology, Productivity, & Change

Elective Courses–—Select any 3 of the following courses:


  • MGT 335 Sustainability, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship
  • MHR 325 Managing Diversity in the Workplace
  • MHR 465 International Human Resource Management
  • MIS 430 ERP Systems & Workflow Management
  • MKT 320 Event Planning & Sport Management
  • MKT 405 Sales Management
  • OPM 460 Supply Chain Management

Concentration in Human Resource Management 

This concentration prepares students for careers in various areas of human resource management, including workforce planning and recruitment, compensation and benefits management, employee training and development, and labor relations.

Required Courses:

  • EC 315 Women, Men, and Work
  • MGT 451 Senior Project
  • MHR 316 Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • MHR 325 Managing Diversity in the Workplace
  • MHR 465 International Human Resource Management
  • OPM 445 Management of Technology, Productivity, & Change
  • International SBA elective

Concentration in Marketing Management 

This concentration prepares students for careers in sales, advertising, promotions, public relations, distribution, and other marketing fields.

Required Courses:


  • MGT 451 Senior Project
  • OPM 445 Management of Technology, Productivity, & Change
  • International SBA elective

Elective Courses–—Select any 4 of the following courses:


  • MKT 320 Event Planning and Sport Marketing
  • MKT 400 Consumer and Business Buyer Behavior
  • MKT 402 Marketing Management
  • MKT 403 Professional Personal Selling
  • MKT 405 Sales Management
  • MKT 406 Marketing Research
  • MKT 409 Customer Relationship Management
  • MKT 410 International Marketing
  • MKT 412 Advertising

Concentration in Operations Management 

Business competitiveness is highly driven by effective management of operations. This concentration is designed for students interested in management careers in service and manufacturing operations.

Required Courses:


  • MGT 451 Senior Project
  • OPM 445 Management of Technology, Productivity, & Change
  • OPM 460 Supply Chain Management
  • International SBA elective

Elective Courses–—Select any 3 of the following courses:


  • MIS 370 ERP Business Analytics
  • MIS 430 ERP Systems & Workflow Management
  • MKT 409 Customer Relationship Management
  • OPM 360 Project Management

Concentration in Sport Management

This concentration is designed for those students who would like to pursue careers in management of professional sports, intercollegiate sports, interscholastic sports, health/sports facilities, and community recreation, as well as in marketing of sports-related products and programs. Sport Management Concentration FAQs

Required Courses:

  • BLAW 280 Sports & the Law
  • COMS 130 Mass Media & Society
  • MHR 316 Intro. to Human Res. Mgmt.
  • OPM 445 Mgmt. of Tech., Productivity, & Change
  • PE 206 Org. & Adm. of Athletic Coaching or
  • PE 215 Med. Aspects of Athletic Coaching
  • PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology
  • SMGT 300 Sport Mgmt. & Admin.
  • SMGT 340 Sport Sales & Marketing
  • SMGT 451 Senior Project
  • SMGT Elective

 

For more information about courses and requirements for management, including the requirements for the concentrations offered, see the course catalog.