Management

Business Administration
This major emphasizes the integrative nature of the management discipline in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling contemporary profit and non-profit organizations. The program includes the study of both qualitative and quantitative contributions from the management sciences to provide the student with modern analytic concepts, tools, and techniques that can be used as aids to managerial decision-making. The impacts of the international environment and of the social responsibilities of managers receive special attention across the broad range of management courses. Various teaching methods are used in an effort to bring reality to classroom considerations of relevant business problems. The student who wishes to major in management can select one of four options: (1) the management major without an area of emphasis; (2) the management major with an emphasis in entrepreneurship/small business management; (3) the management major with an emphasis in human resource management; or (4) the management major with an emphasis in operations management.

General Information
College
College of Business Administration
GPA Requirement 2.5
Department Website Management
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
Possible Areas of Emphasis
  • Emphasis in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management – This emphasis is designed for persons whose career aspirations include starting, managing, and developing their own businesses. The distinguishing characteristic of the emphasis is that it focuses on teaching students how to assume total responsibility for a business enterprise. This emphasis is especially appealing to self-motivated individuals who prefer to be their own bosses and who are unafraid of expressing and taking action on their ideas.
  • Emphasis in Human Resource Management – The human resource management emphasis allows a student to specialize in the study of personnel administration and human resource management. While this emphasis is especially appealing to individuals whose career aspirations are focused on working in the human resources management areas, the collection of courses included in this emphasis are relevant to managers in all areas of today’s organizations.
  • Emphasis in Operations Management – The operations management emphasis allows the student to prepare for positions in manufacturing and other organizations with operations departments and for management careers in manufacturing and service organizations. While much of the course work focuses on manufacturing management, the approaches that are covered and the skills that are developed are generalizable to service operations and supply chain management.
  • Emphasis in Hospitality Management – This Hospitality Program is designed to prepare students for careers in Restaurant or Hotel Management. Upon the competition of course work a semester long paid internship is required. This is intended to give students hands-on experience to complement their studies and to serve as a bridge to help start their careers.
Possible Employment Settings
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Retail Organizations
  • Banks/Financial Institutions
  • Consulting Firms
  • Restaurants/Food Service organizations
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration
  • Public Utilities
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Wholesalers/Distribution
  • Small Businesses
Occupational Opportunities
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Personnel Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Compensation Administrator
  • Employee Benefits Analyst
  • Job Development Specialist
  • Personnel Administrator
  • Employee Training Instructor
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Small Business Owner
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Branch Manager

 

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Last updated: 6/28/2016

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