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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 a specialization in one of the following: marketing, human resource management, sport management, or entrepreneurship. 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, Sport Management, and Entrepreneurship. 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

Choose two of the following courses:

  • JRN 130 Writing for the Media
  • COMM 240 Visual Communication
  • IIWGS 240 Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Pop Culture
  • JRN 386 Public Relations Principles
  • COMM 378 Persuasion

Human Resource Management Specialization

16 credits

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

MGT 324 Human Resource Management
IIMGT 305 Organizational Diversity

Choose two of the following courses:

  • ISPSYC 101 General Psychology
  • PSYC 221 Social Psychology
  • SOC 320 Women, Gender, and Society
  • ISSOC 357 Global Ethnic Relations
  • MGT 355 Business Negotiations

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 The Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport

Choose two of the following courses:

  • HP 210 Principles of Coaching
  • IHJRN 101 Media and Society
  • MGT 324 Human Resource Management
  • ISSOC 355 Sport in Society
  • HPAT 443 Health Care Administration for Athletic Training
  • IHHIST 377 Sports and American History

Entrepreneurship Specialization

16 credits

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

MGT 308 Small Business Entrepreneurship
MGT 333 Advertising and Promotion

Choose two of the following courses:

  • IAART 120 Drawing I or ART 125 Drawing 1 or IAART 105 Graphic Design Process
  • IIENST 150 Global Environmental Change
  • JRN 130 Writing for the Media
  • COMM 240 Visual Communication
  • MGT 324 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 335 Strategic Digital Marketing
  • MGT 355 Business Negotiations
  • MGT 446 Competitive Manufacturing Management

Electives

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

Degree Requirements

120 credits