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Business Management

Bachelor of Science

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 the Professions 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, 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 343 Consumer Behavior
MGT 434 Marketing Research

Choose two of the following courses:

  • COMM 240 Visual Communication
  • COMM 372 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 378 Persuasion
  • JRN 130 Writing for the Media
  • JRN 155 Digital Journalism
  • JRN 386 Public Relations Principles
  • MGT 333 Advertising & Promotion
  • MGT 335 Strategic Digital Marketing
  • ISMGT 356 Professional Sales & Negotiation
  • MGT 466 Customer Relationship Management
  • IATAD 374 Arts Mgt: Market Dev & Comm
  • IIWGS 240 Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Pop Culture

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 one of the following courses:

  • COMM 275 Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM 372 Intercultural Communication
  • ISPSYC 101 General Psychology
  • PSYC 221 Social Psychology
  • ISSOC 125 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 320 Women, Gender & Society
  • ISSOC 357 Global Ethnic Relations

Choose one of the following courses:

  • MGT 285 Non-Profit Management
  • ISMGT 356 Prof Sales & Negotiations
  • MGT 380 Project MGT Fundamentals
  • ISMGT 383 Applied Data Analysis & Vis
  • ISSAFE 101 Safety Awareness

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
  • COMM 240 Visual Communication
  • IIENST 150 Global Environmental Change
  • JRN 130 Writing for the Media
  • MGT 324 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 335 Strategic Digital Marketing
  • MGT 446 Competitive Manufacturing Management

Electives

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

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level