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Department of Management

An effective manager must have competence in many disciplines, an understanding of a wide variety of relationships, and the ability to analyze evolving management requirements. Regardless of the functional specialty, the professional manager must also be a leader of people who knows how to organize and motivate groups of people serving the goals of the organization.

Program objectives for a B.B.A. in Management are found here.

Effective adaptation of management to such emergent conditions as the continued growth of science and technology, populations, and large-scale organization demands a thorough grasp of management process theory including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of operations.

The Management major is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of management concepts, theories and principles, which will be useful in all kinds of organizations. All management majors take courses in management principles, business communication, human resources, management, organizational behavior, international management, and strategic management. These courses and others are designed to develop knowledge of organizations and administrative processes and enhance skills in interpersonal relations, written and oral communication, and work project development and completion. The Management is intended to promote the development of general knowledge and skills that can be applied in virtually any organizational setting and which will continue to be important in the future. In addition to required core courses in management, students select among several more specialized courses to complete their majors.

Management Major (B.B.A.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 (Mathematics requirement) with a minimum grade of "C", ECON 2010 and 2020 (Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement) are specified for the B.B.A. degree.

B. College and Degree (B.B.A.) Requirements (42 hours)

Lower Division Business Core Curriculum (12 hours)

No grade below ā€œCā€ and 2.25 GPA (2.5 for accounting majors) in ECON 2010, ECON 2020 and the following lower division courses

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)

ACCT 2020 Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)

SCMS 2710 Business Statistics (3) or MATH 1530 Prob/Statistics/Non Calculus (3)

MIS 2749 Introduction to Business Microcomputer Applications (3)

Upper Division Business Core Curriculum (30 hours)

No grade below "C" and 2.25 GPA in the following courses:

ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, and Political Environment of Business (3)

FIR 3410 Financial Management (3)

MGMT 3110 Organization and Management (3)

MGMT 4710 Strategic Management (3) (Enrollment usually limited to graduating seniors)

MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing (3)

MGMT 3510 Business Communication (3)

SCMS 3510 Operations Management (3)

SCMS 3711 Analytical Tools for Business Decisions (3)

MIS 3210 Critical Thinking in Project Management for Business (3)

Choose One:

ACCT 4625 International Accounting: IFRS vs US GAAP (3): MGMT 4810 International Management (3); MKTG 4530 International Marketing (3); ECON 4350 International Economics (3); FIR 4550 International Finance (3); MGMT 4510 International Business Communication and Negotiation (3); HPRM 4400 International Hospitality (3); MIS 4310 Global Information Technology (3); ECON 4351 International Monetary Economics: Theory and Policy (3); one course from FIR 4110-4119 (3) when the topic pertains to international business and has been approved in advance by the department chair.

Transfer students are referred to the section Transfer Credit in the College of Business and Economics description.

C. The Major (24 hours)

No grade below "C" and a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major.

A minimum of 24 upper division semester hours including MGMT 3215, 4420, 4461, and either MGMT 4510 or MGMT 4810.

The additional 12 hours of the 24 hour minimum for the major can be selected from the following: MGMT 3810, 4240, 4251, 4260, 4481, 4510, 4810, 4820, 4910, 4110-19, 4911, a maximum of 6 hours from the following courses: HPRM 2330, 3315, 4350, MKTG 3410, 4470, PADM 4226, COMM 4342.

D. Electives (13 hours)

Lower division or upper division courses to bring the total of hours earned to 120.

Management Minor

For students whose major is in another department in The Fogelman College of Business and Economics (12 hours): MGMT 3215, 4420, and 6 upper division semester hours in management.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (18 hours): MGMT 3110, 3215, 3510, 4420; and 6 upper division semester hours in management.

Entrepreneurship Minor

For all majors (18 hours): UNIV 2555, MGMT 2820, elective, MGMT 4920, MGMT 4921 or UNIV 4110, MGMT 4820.

Typical 4-Year Management Sequence:

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
History* 3 ECON 2010 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
Elective 1-3 MIS 2749 3
MATH 1710 (if needed) 3 MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 3
Semester Totals 13-15 hrs   15 hrs

Sophomore Year

ACCT 2010 3 ACCT 2020 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202* 3 Natural Science* 4
COMM 2381 3 History* 3
Natural Science* 4 ECON 2020 3
SCMS 2710 or MATH 1530 3 Elective 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

MGMT 3510 3 MGMT 4420 3
MGMT 3110 3 MGMT elective 3
SCMS 3711 3 FIR 3410 3
MGMT 3215 3 ACCT 3130 3
MIS 3210 3 MKTG 3010 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

MGMT 4510 or 4810 3 MGMT elective 3
MGMT elective 3 MGMT elective 3
MGMT 4461 3 Intl Business elective 3
SCMS 3510 3 MGMT 4710 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Total Hours: 120-122

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
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