Management - Requirements

Management Major

Management majors study the theory and the practice of managing people and organizations. Emphasis is given to the nature of the management function; the management of people; the relationship between business and society; and to the behavioral, social, and environmental factors that influence effective organization and managerial performance. Research efforts in the field are examined to develop fundamental principles and concepts, which can serve as a rational basis for managerial action. Students may choose one of three concentrations: human resource management, business and society, or entrepreneurship.

For an 18 credit management major, students complete:

  • MG 235 Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage
  • MG 240 Leading and Managing People
  • MG 340 Critical Issues in Management
  • 3 more Management courses to complete the general management major

Students are not required to pursue a concentration. 2 courses are required from a concentration area in order to receive the concentration notation; the 3rd course can be from any management area. No course may count for more than one concentration.

Concentrations and Area Courses

Business and Society Concentration

Complete at least two courses from the following:

BU 220 Environmental Law and Policy
BU 320 Employment Law and Discrimination in the Workplace
BU/AE 391 Seminar in Business Law and Ethics
MG 301 Topics in Business and Society
MG 350 International Law
MG 360 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
MG 365 Ethics and Technology in Business
MG 390 Cross-Cultural Management

Human Resources Concentration

Complete at least two courses from the following:

MG 302 Topics in Human Resources
MG 320 Diversity in the Workplace
MG 330 Career Development
MG 355 Organizational Culture
MG 380 Performance, Compensation, and Reward
MG 385 Managing People for Global Business
MG 390 Cross-Cultural Management
BU 320 Employment Law and Discrimination in the Workplace

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Required:*

MG 335 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Complete at least two courses from the following:

  • MG 336 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MG 337 Technology Ventures
  • MG 338 Managing a Family Business

*It is strongly recommended that students take the BU 211 Legal Environment of Business section with Entrepreneurship emphasis.

General Management Major

Complete three courses from the following:

MG 301 Topics in Business and Society
MG 302 Topics in Human Resources
MG 303 Topics in Management
MG 320 Diversity in the Workplace
MG 330 Career Development
MG 335 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MG 336 Social Entrepreneurship
MG 337 Technology Ventures
MG 338 Managing a Family Business
MG 350 International Law
MG 355 Organizational Culture
MG 360 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
MG 365 Ethics and Technology in Business
MG 380 Performance, Compensation, and Reward
MG 385 Managing People for Global Business
MG 390 Cross-Cultural Management
BU 220 Environmental Law and Policy
BU 320 Employment Law and Discrimination in the Workplace
BU/AE 391 Seminar in Business Law and Ethics

Minors

Management Minor

This minor offers students in the non-management disciplines an opportunity to examine some of the theories, principles, and issues that influence their growth and development as managers in their chosen fields.

For a 15-credit management minor, students complete:

  • MG 101 Introduction to Management in Organizations
  • MG 235 Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage
  • MG 240 Leading and Managing People
  • 2 other courses from:
    • BU 220 Environmental Law and Policy
    • BU 320 Employment Law and Discrimination in the Workplace
    • BU 391/AE 391 Seminar in Business Law and Ethics
    • MG 301 Topics in Business and Society
    • MG 302 Topics in Human Resources
    • MG 303 Topics in Management
    • MG 320 Diversity in the Workplace
    • MG 330 Career Development
    • MG 335 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
    • MG 336 Social Entrepreneurship
    • MG 337 Technology Ventures
    • MG 338 Managing a Family Business
    • MG 350 International Law
    • MG 355 Organizational Culture
    • MG 360 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
    • MG 365 Ethics and Technology in Business
    • MG 380 Performance, Compensation, and Reward
    • MG 385 Managing People for Global Business
    • MG 390 Cross-Cultural Management

Business Law and Ethics Minor

This minor offer students a foundation in law and regulation, as well as ethics, applied to the business sector to better understand the social responsibility of business and the interdependent nature of business and society.

For an 18-credit minor in business law and ethics, students must complete:

  • BU 211 Legal Environment of Business
  • AE 291 Ethics in Business Management
  • BU/AE 391 Seminar in Business Law and Ethics
  • Three courses from the following groups (no more than two courses can be selected from each group):

    Group 1

    • BU 220 Environmental Law and Policy
    • BU 311 The Law of Contracts, Sales, and Property
    • BU 312 The Law of Business Organizations and Financial Transaction
    • BU 320 Employment Law and Discrimination in the Workplace
    • MG 350 International Law

    Group 2

    • AE 276 Ethical Dimensions of Global Business Policy
    • AE 281 Ethics of Communications
    • AE 282 Ethics and the Computer
    • AE 284 Environmental Ethics
    • AE 295 Ethics in Law and Society
    • AE 384 Seminar in Environmental Law, Economics, and Policy
    • MG 365 Ethics and Technology in Business
    • Other law or ethics courses by permission of the program director.

    One course may double count for the business law and ethics minor and the management major.

Entrepreneurship Minor

This minor offers students across the University exposure to entrepreneurship, from concepts of creativity, technology, and innovation to implementing business plans. Students may explore opportunities in both the for- and non-profit sectors.

For a 15-credit Entrepreneurship Minor, students must complete:

  • MG 335 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • BU 211 Legal Environment of Business*
  • Non-management majors choose one course from Group 1, two courses from Group 2. Management majors choose three courses from Group 2. No courses may double count for the entrepreneurship minor and the management major.

Group 1

  • MG 101 Introduction to Management (allowed for non-DSB students only)
  • MG 235 Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage
  • MG 240 Leading and Managing People

Group 2

  • MG 336 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MG 337 Technology Ventures
  • MG 338 Managing a Family Business
  • BU 320 Employment Law and Discrimination in the Workplace

It is strongly recommended that students take the BU 211 Legal Environment of Business section with Entrepreneurship emphasis.