The goal of the Business Management major is to prepare students for managerial careers in a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The major emphasizes the human dimensions of business management and teaches students how to apply theoretical concepts to the solution of real world problems. In addition to completing the required business management courses, students may focus on specific areas of interest through their choice of business management electives.
Coordinator: Sabah Alwan, Ph.D.
Required courses: ACC 2210 Principles of Financial Accounting, ACC 2220 Principles of Managerial Accounting, CIS 3205 Information Systems, ECN 2230 Principles of Microeconomics, ECN 2280 Principles of Macroeconomic, FIN 3420 Financial Management, MGT 2120 Principles of Management, MGT 3130 Quantitative Business Analysis, MGT 3150 MGT Communications: Written, MGT 3240 Human Resource Management, MGT 3354 Management Ethics, MGT 4160 Legal Aspects of Management, MGT 4170 Strategic Management, MKT 2320 Principles of Marketing; plus an additional 12 credits of upper-division business management elective credits.
Although a business management internship may be designed to earn more than four credits, the internship will count as only one elective course.
The student completing the Business Management major will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to use accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, and marketing knowledge to support managerial decision-making.
2. Demonstrate problem-solving skills, by using critical thinking and quantitative business analysis, in creating and implementing strategic and operational plans appropriate for a business or nonprofit organization.
3. Apply required skills in developing effective group and team dynamics associated with leading, motivating and inspiring teammates to successfully complete a major project.
4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills appropriate for a manager.
5. Understand how global issues and diversity will affect future work.
6. Apply ethical behaviors in addressing challenges encountered as managers.
The minor in Business Management requires at least 20 credits of business management courses and must include: MGT 2120 Principles of Management, MGT 3240 Human Resource Management, MGT 3130 Quantitative Business Analysis, MGT 3380 Logistics and Distribution Channels, and MGT 4140 Entrepreneurship or MGT 4170 Strategic Management, for a total of 20 credits.
This concentration requires 15 credits from the following courses in the School of Health Sciences: HSC 2203 U.S. Healthcare System (4 credits), HIM 2110 Concepts and principles of Health Information Management (2 credits), HIM 2111 Health Information Management Technologies in Practice (2 credits), HIM 3132 Medicolegal Issues (4 credits), HIM 4222 Clinical Data Management (3 credits).