Management

Degree Requirements

Business Administration Studies

Requirements for the Major in Business Administration. Students complete the university Central Curriculum, the business foundation courses, and an emphasis in entrepreneurship, finance, global management, human resource management or marketing or the minor in information systems. Additionally, students must take MGMT:390 Operations Management and MGMT:350 International Business. No grade below C- will be accepted to fulfill emphasis requirements or in any foundation course.

Entrepreneurship Emphasis. Entrepreneurship is important to the overall economic future of our society, as well as being a leading area of interest to students. The creation of new products, services, jobs, business and in fact, entire industries, is more dependent upon entrepreneurship today than it has ever been in the past. The importance of entrepreneurship has become more widely acknowledged and understood, generating enormous opportunities for entrepreneurial thinking and considerable interest in the field by students and educators.

The goal of the entrepreneurship emphasis is to assist students in gaining the knowledge, skills and confidence to become successful entrepreneurs. Students gain an appreciation of the entrepreneur in society, the entrepreneur’s struggle, and an understanding of how to start and/or manage a business. The classes enable and encourage students to create innovative entrepreneurial and small-business ventures.

The entrepreneurship emphasis requires 16 semester hours as follows:

semester hours

4

MGMT:330 Small Business and Entrepreneurship

4

MGMT:433 New Venture Start-up and Financing

4

MGMT:434 Entrepreneurial Experience

4

MGMT:435 Entrepreneurial Venture Strategy and Economic Growth

Finance Emphasis. The field of finance encompasses three interrelated areas. Each views the management of assets, liabilities and equity from a different perspective. One area of finance deals with the behavior and characteristics of financial intermediaries. A second area, investments, focuses on the decisions of both individual and institutional investors. The third area, financial management, deals with the management of assets, liabilities and equity within a business organization. Career opportunities in each area are many and varied. The finance emphasis prepares students for positions in financial management with manufacturing and service organizations or with financial intermediaries, such as banks, insurance companies, brokerages and investment advisory firms.

The finance emphasis requires 16 semester hours, as follows:

semester hours

2

ACCT:300 Financial Statement Analysis

4

MGMT:342 Investment Analysis or MGMT:443 Applied Investments and Security Analysis

4

MGMT:345 International Financial Management

6

At least 6 semester hours chosen from the following courses:

 

4

MGMT:342 Investment Analysis

 

4

MGMT:344 Financial Institutions and Markets

 

4

MGMT:441 Advanced Corporate Financial Management

 

2

MGMT:442 Portfolio Management

 

4

MGMT:443 Applied Investments and Security Analysis

 

4

MGMT:444 Applied Institutional Investment Management

 

2-4

MGMT:446 Topics in Finance

 

2

ACCT:220 Introduction to Taxation

Global Management Emphasis. This emphasis provides a broad background in international business and global management. It is suitable for a student contemplating an M.B.A. in international business or the study of international law.

The global management emphasis requires 16 hours as follows:

semester hours

4

ECON:330 International Trade and Finance

4

One course covering European history, politics or culture*

4

One course covering African, Asian or Latin American history, politics or culture*

4

One course chosen from the following:

 

4

ECON:335 Economic Development

 

4

ECON:442 Emerging Market Economics

 

4

MGMT:351 Seminar in European Business Operations

* Director of Weis School International Programs approval required

Human Resource Management Emphasis. In the face of today’s intense scrutiny and competition, both public and private organizations are placing greater emphasis on the management of their human resources. Managers are beginning to view human resource management (HRM) as a strategic business function to be leveraged in pursuit of competitive advantage. The objectives of the HRM emphasis are (1) to immerse students in this new strategic perspective; (2) to familiarize students with the language, concepts, theory and application of numerous fundamental HRM activities; and (3) to provide in-depth knowledge into at least one of these activities. Thus this emphasis would be appropriate for students who are considering careers or graduate study in general HRM, compensation administration or labor relations.

The human resource management emphasis requires 16 semester hours as follows:

semester hours

4

MGMT:361 Human Resource Management

2

MGMT:362 Employment Law

 

10 semester hours chosen from the following:

 

4

ECON:325 Labor Economics

 

4

MGMT:363 Employee and Labor Relations

 

2

MGMT:460 Advanced Organizational Behavior

 

2

MGMT:461 Projects in Human Resource Management

 

2

MGMT:462 Human Resource Planning

 

2

MGMT:464 Compensation Structure Design

 

2

MGMT:465 Performance Management

 

2

MGMT:466 Negotiations

 

2-4

MGMT:467 Topics in Management

 

2

MGMT:468 Women in Organizations

 

2

MGMT:503 Business Internship

Minor in Human Resource Management. The minor in human resource management is open to all students who are not business administration majors. To complete the minor, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 and must complete at least 20 semester hours of courses from the following list (with no grade below C-):

4

MGMT:360 Management and Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT:361 Human Resource Management

2

MGMT:362 Employment Law

 

At least 10 semester hours of electives chosen from the following:

 

4

ECON:325 Labor Economics

 

4

MGMT:363 Employee and Labor Relations

 

2

MGMT:461 Projects in Human Resource Management

 

2

MGMT:462 Human Resource Planning

 

2

MGMT:464 Compensation Structure Design

 

2

MGMT:465 Performance Management

 

2

MGMT:466 Negotiations

 

2-4

MGMT:467 Topics in Management

 

2

MGMT:468 Women in Organizations

 

2

MGMT:503 Business Internship

Information Systems Emphasis. Business administration majors may elect an emphasis in information systems by completing courses for the minor in information systems.

Marketing Emphasis. Marketing involves managing the interface between an organization and its customers by determining their needs and behaviors and delivering need-satisfying value to them while meeting the organization’s goals. Marketing has a fundamental role in virtually all business decisions and in directing the efforts of customer-driven organizations. Marketing is essential not only to retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, but also to attorneys, accountants, museums, hospitals, colleges, and performing arts and political action groups.

The marketing emphasis requires 12 semester hours as follows:

semester hours

4

MGMT:381 Marketing Research

4

MGMT:382 Consumer Behavior

2

MGMT:485 Marketing Strategy and Management

2

At least 2 semester hours chosen from the following:

 

4

MGMT:481 Advertising Management

 

2

MGMT:486 Topics in Marketing

 

2

MGMT:384 Retailing

 

4

PSYC:230 Social Psychology

Minor in Business Administration. The minor in business administration requires six to eight courses totaling at least 24 semester hours. To complete the minor, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 and no grade below C- in courses chosen from the following:

semester hours

4–8

ECON:105 Elements of Economics, or both ECON:201 Macroeconomics and ECON:202 Microeconomics

4

ACCT:200 Financial Accounting

4

MGMT:202 Business Statistics

12

At least 12 semester hours from the following:

 

4

MGMT:280 Marketing

 

4

MGMT:390 Operations Management

 

4

MGMT:340 Corporate Financial Management

 

4

MGMT:360 Management and Organizational Behavior



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