Management Major

Today's managers work in complex organizational structures. They are concerned not only with employees and customers, but with the social, economic, political, and technological aspects of their environment. As we turn toward a global economy, successful managers will be required to have a working knowledge of the international business environment.

Each managerial position in every firm or organization is unique, fulfilling the specific requirements of the organization. A manager is an active member of the management team and is skilled in teamwork, decision making, leadership, communication, and interpersonal relationships.

Functions of a Manager

  • Planning: involves defining organizational goals, setting objectives, and developing short and long term strategic planning.
  • Organizing and Administration: establishes the structure which enables employees to work together efficiently and productively, to accomplish plans and to meet the organization's goals.
  • Leading: The manager is a motivator, helps create a good work environment, and is involved in training employees as well as assigning responsibilities and delegating authority. They manage conflict and change.
  • Controlling: requires managers to receive the information necessary to evaluate em­ployee performance and progress of the firm's strategic objectives and take correc­tive action if required.

Major Requirements

Management Course Requirements (15 credit hours, all with "C-" or better)

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

Two of the following electives (6 credit hours):

Management Areas/Specializations Include:

  1. Organizational Leadership: HRM 353, 354; MGT 341, 344. MGT elective
  2. Small Business Management: HRM 353; ITM 321; MGT 320 (IB), 344; MKT 321
  3. Organizational Effectiveness: HRM 351, 354; ITM 321; MGT 322, MGT elective

More Information

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