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Business Management

Bachelor of Science
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

This career-oriented program, emphasizing management skills and building on a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, is designed to prepare individuals for management careers in industrial or public organizations and for graduate work.

The Management curriculum develops an analytical and integrative viewpoint toward management through study in the humanities and social sciences. It provides a broad conceptual framework within which a manager will be able to develop alternative approaches to attaining given goals. Students develop the strong administrative, quantitative, and communications skills that modern managers must possess.

MATH 102 Mathematics for Management is required for students with deficiencies in math as assessed by the Management Department and the Math Center. Students interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree are encouraged to take MATH 141 Introductory Statistics.

All Management majors complete the Management core totaling 60 credits. By choosing additional courses noted below, students may add either a marketing or a human resource management specialization. The specializations are not required to complete the management major.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

60 credits

A grade C or higher is required in MGT 101, MGT 140, MGT 213, and MGT 301.

MGT 101 Introduction to Management
MGT 140 Quantitative Decision-Making¹
MGT 213 Financial Accounting
MGT 214 Managerial Accounting
MGT 301 Organizational Theory and Behavior
MGT 319 Financial Management
MGT 331 Principles of Marketing
MGT 381 Management Information Systems
MGT 451 Business and Society
MGT 491 Capstone Seminar: Strategic Management
MGT electives (8 credits at 300- or 400-level)

Credits earned in MGT 493, MGT 494, and MGT 498 may not be applied to the MGT electives requirement.

Allied Discipline Requirements

12 credits

IHCOMM 171 Public Speaking²
ISECON 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics²
ECON 103 Introduction to Microeconomics

¹ May be used to fulfill IQL 101 Integrative Studies requirement.
² May be used to fulfill an Integrative Studies requirement.

Specializations

16 credits

Each student may choose one or more of the following specializations. Each specialization requires 16 credits. The specializations are Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Sport Management. Courses for the specialization that also fulfill requirements for the management major are not counted twice for overall college credit. Please note that some courses within the specializations require prerequisite courses outside of the Management discipline.

Marketing Specialization

16 credits

To fulfill the marketing specialization students must take the following two courses, which also count toward the Management electives:

MGT 333 Advertising and Promotion
MGT 434 Marketing Research or MGT 343 Consumer Behavior

In addition, choose two of the following courses:

  • JRN 130 Writing for the Media
  • COMM 240 Visual Communication
  • IIWGS 240 Gender and Media
  • IIWGS 250 Race, Sexuality & Representation
  • JRN 276 Introduction to Public Relations
  • MGT 335 Digital Marketing Strategy
  • MGT 355 Business Negotiations
  • COMM 372 Intercultural Communication
  • IATAD 372 Arts Management
  • COMM 378 Persuasion
  • MGT 490 Advanced Special Topics: "Professional Sales" or "Professional Sales and Negotiations"

Human Resource Management Specialization

16 credits

To fulfill the human resource specialization students must take the following two courses, which also count toward the Management electives:

MGT 324 Human Resource Management
IIMGT 305 Organizational Diversity

In addition, choose two of the following courses:

  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • ISSOC 125 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYC 221 Social Psychology
  • COMM 275 Interpersonal Communication
  • SOC 320 Women, Gender, and Society
  • SOC 325 Ethnic Relations
  • MGT 355 Business Negotiations
  • COMM 372 Intercultural Communication

Sport Management Specialization

16 credits

To fulfill the sport management specialization students must take the following two courses. IIHP 310 may also count toward the Management electives.

MGT 307 Sport Management
IIHP 310 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport

Select two from the following:

  • HP 210 Introduction to Coaching
  • IHJRN 101 Media and Society
  • MGT 324 Human Resource Management
  • ISSOC 355 Sport and Society
  • MGT 343 Consumer Behavior
  • HPAT 443 Health Care Administration for Athletic Trainers
  • IHHIST 377 Sports & American History

Electives

Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.

Degree Requirements

120 credits