Business Management is designed for the student who desires training in general business management. Managers have the authority and responsibility to run organizations. The tasks of a manager include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, motivating, and controlling. Students electing this major often seek management trainee positions with established large and small companies, public bodies, or may start their own business. Many graduates start out in supervisory positions and move up through the executive ranks. Others may use the general foundation provided by this degree to pursue advanced degrees in business, law, or other fields. The business management major concentrates on management courses such as small business and entrepreneurship, new venture, personnel, and industrial management.
The Entrepreneurship plan of study prepares a
student to own his or her own business through
coursework in small business management, new venture research, and business plan development.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM
The degree in Human Resource Management is designed for those students who are interested in personnel management and industrial relations. Human resource and industrial relations managers plan and carry out policies relating to all phases of employment functions of a company. These functions would include recruiting, hiring and training employees, developing wage and salary scales, administering benefit programs complying with government labor regulations and other responsibilities that affect employees. Job opportunities for human resource specialists exist throughout the country and this employment field is expected to grow steadily. Specific courses are required in personnel law, personnel management, compensation systems, and personnel and industrial relations.
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
The degree in Sustainable Supply Chain Management prepares students to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling through internal allocations of resources to operations units to the handling and delivery of output. The program includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation and budgeting. The focus on sustainability is the key distinction of this program. A sustainable supply chain has the capability of meeting current and future customer demands through the cultivation, reuse and repurposing of resources, the lifeblood of any organization.Printable Sustainable Supply Chain Management Curriculum Sheet (PDF)
The Management Department offers four minors designed to enhance degree programs for both business and non business majors:
Business Leadership Minor: A minimum of 18 hours consisting of MGMT 310, 360, 415, 440 and six additional hours selected from two of the following courses: BUSN 425, MGMT 340, MGMT 470, MKTG 307, or MKTG 425.
Management Minor: MGMT 310 and 15 hours from 300 to 400 level management courses to complete 18 hours. Business majors may not use MGMT 333 for credit in this minor. Non-business majors may use MGMT 333 for credit in this minor.
Sustainable Supply Chain Minor: MGMT 333, 460, 474, 476, 477 and three additional hours from one of the following: CIS 325, ACCT 308, ENTR 460, ECON 485 or FINC 485.
Entrepreneurship Minor: For NON-BUSINESS MAJORS ONLY. A minimum of 18 hours consisting of BLAW 255, MGMT 310, 340 (or ENTR 460), 400, and 468; ACCT 201 or MKTG 300.