Management Major

The Management major equips students will the skills to make organizations run more effectively. A wide variety of courses are offered in fields that include organizational behavior and human resources management, diversity and inclusion, supply chain and operations management, innovation and project management, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and corporate social responsibility. Students may elect to complete the General Management major or choose a concentration in one field within the discipline.

In addition to the specific major requirements described below, students must also complete the General Education Curriculum, and additional degree requirements for business majors, including the General Business Core, focused-course requirements, and additional electives.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT 

This approach to the major offers maximum flexibility. In addition to the four required courses listed above, students take three Management electives, plus an additional elective in Management, Professional Sales or another business-related field.This option is best for students who wish to create their own area of focus or combine areas of specialization.

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
MG 240Interpersonal Relations in Management3
MG 345Organization and Environment3
Select one of the following:3
Management of International Operations
Managing in the Global Business Environment
International Management Behavior
Selected Topics in Management (Global Issues Focus only)
3 Management (MG) or Professional Sales (PRS) electives9
2 Management-related electives 16

Management with Concentration 

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
MG 240Interpersonal Relations in Management3
MG 345Organization and Environment3
Select one of the following:3
Management of International Operations
Managing in the Global Business Environment
International Management Behavior
Selected Topics in Management (Global Issues Focus only)
One management-related elective 13
Beyond these core courses, select one of five concentrations:12

Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed for students who will create their own company or nonproft, who will be their own boss. In addition to the four required Management courses, Entrepreneurship concentrators take the following courses:

CourseTitleCredits
MG 335Entrepreneurial Thinking3
MG 336New Venture Planning and Financing3
MG 338Launching Your Business3
PRS 339Effective Selling3

Global Management Concentration

The Global Management concentration is for students who will cross national and cultural boundaries in their professional lives. In addition to the four required Management courses, Global Management concentrators take the following courses:

CourseTitleCredits
MG 228Managing Diversity in the Workplace3
MG 331Management of International Operations3
or MG 332 Managing in the Global Business Environment
MG 334International Management Behavior 23
Management-Related Elective3
International course in a culturally distant location 33

Human Resources Management Concentration

The Human Resources Management (HRM) concentration is for students who will work in the essential organizational function of Human Resources. In addition to the four required Management courses, HRM concentrators take the following courses:

CourseTitleCredits
MG 250Human Resources Management3
MG 350Human Resource Staffing3
MG 351Human Resource Training and Development3
MG 352Motivating Through Total Rewards3

Leadership Concentration

The Leadership concentration is for students who will play key leadership roles in their professional lives; Leadership concentrators genuinely like working with people. In addition to the four required Management courses, Leadership concentrators take the following courses:

CourseTitleCredits
MG 241Leadership, Power and Politics in Organizations3
MG 228Managing Diversity in the Workplace3
MG 360Negotiating3
Select one of the following Leadership-focused Management electives:3
Career Management
Managing Strategic Alliances
Introduction to Management Consulting Skills
Project Management 2

Supply Chain and Operations Management Concentration

The Supply Chain and Operations Management concentration is for students who will focus their professional lives on maximizing the effectiveness of organizational supply chains and processes. In addition to the three required Management courses, Supply Chain and Operations Management concentrators will take the following courses:

CourseTitleCredits
MG 315Supply Chain Management3
MG 316Service Operations Management3
MG 317Managing Quality3
Select one of the following Supply Chain/Operations Management electives:3
Human Resources Management
Managing Strategic Alliances
Project Management 2
Selected Topics in Management (if focused on Supply Chain or Operations)

1

Management-related electives can be fulflled by any AC, AF, FI, IDCC, IPM, MG, MK or PRS courses not otherwise required. Any LA course numbered 200 or higher can also fulfill the requirement. The following EC courses can also fulfill the requirement: EC 224, EC 225, EC 245, EC 271, EC 272, EC 273, EC 275, EC 311, EC 315, EC 333, EC 346, EC 361, EC 381, EC 391, EC 402 and EC 454. The following CS courses can also fulfill the requirement: CS 350, CS 360, CS 401, CS 402, CS 421CS 440 and CS 460. SO 263 may also be used as MG-related elective. The chair of the department may be petitioned to consider other courses as MG-related, depending on the focus within the major.

2

MG 334 International Management Behavior will sit in the MG Global Elective spot while also fulfilling the MG Concentration requirement. Students in this concentration will have a second Management-related elective in place of the fourth Management concentration course.

3

 Students may take a management or non-management international education course in a culturally distant location.  Courses approved by the management department chair or his/her designee.