Successful managers in all walks of life share certain characteristics. Among them are the capacity to think strategically, communicate effectively and apply creative solutions to complex business problems.
St. Scholastica's Management major (sometimes called a "business major" at other colleges) helps students develop these characteristics through a program that integrates specialized management principles within a broad liberal arts education. Core studies include: human resource management, communication, strategic planning, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and ethics. Further, all of these courses are set in a context that recognizes the global environment in which modern managers today operate.
The Department of Management also has created an environment in which students can apply theoretical lessons in the practical world. To this end, students are encouraged to undertake an applied internship with local or regional businesses and service organizations. Students generally do internships during their junior or senior years.
St. Scholastica Management graduates find careers in a variety of settings including: general management, human resource management, medical administration, finance, banking, government, manufacturing, education, marketing, and the social services.
Each student works with a faculty advisor to plan the sequence of courses that will contribute most to his/her career goals. The following plan is an example of a sequence that includes required management courses.
All Management majors follow the same sequence of management core classes, but individual students incorporate the general education courses and electives that best support their career interests.
ENG 1110 First Year Composition or ICE 1110 Integrated
CTA 1102 Human Communication or ICE 1111 Integrated Communication/English
ECN 2230 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 2280 Principles of Macroeconomics
MGT 2120 Principles of Management
MGT 2320 Introduction to Marketing
General Education Courses (Math 1111 for Category IV Analytical Reasoning)
CIS 2105 Information Systems Applications
ACC 2210 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2220 Principles of Managerial Accounting
General Education Courses
*Application to major during spring semester.
MGT 3130 Quantitative Methods for Decision-making
MGT 3150 Management Communication: Written
MGT 3240 Human Resource Management
FIN 3420 Financial Management
Upper Division Electives
MGT 4170 Policies and Strategies
PHL 3354 Management Ethics
Upper Division Electives
St. Scholastica has prepared students to be leaders and problem-solvers in the health care field for 100 years. This program combines the school's expertise in health sciences and management to prepare future healthcare administrators to help improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery.
Graduates of this program will receive a bachelor of arts in management degree with a healthcare administration concentration.
In this program, students will master core business skills and develop specialized skills that are unique to healthcare management. Graduates will be skilled in the following areas:
Healthcare information systems and technology
Management and interpersonal communications
Risk management and legal issues
HSC 2203 | US Healthcare System
HIM 2110 | Concepts and Principles of Health Information Systems
HIM 2111 | Health Information Management Technologies in Practice
HIM 3132 | Medicolegal Issues
HIM 4222 | Clinical Data Management
One of the important strengths of the Management major at St. Scholastica is the faculty. They are experienced management professionals who offer realistic and practical applications of management theory. They are full-time teachers who support and advise students throughout their studies at CSS.
In addition to the general B.A. in Management, the College of St. Scholastica offers four additional related majors. The B.A. in Accounting includes courses in intermediate accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, business law and advanced accounting. The B.A. in Applied Economics includes courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, money and banking, managerial economics and international economics. The B.A. in Marketing includes courses in product design, customer relations, advertising, market research, and creating strategic marketing plans. The B.A. in Organizational Behavior includes courses in cultural anthropology, human resource management, organizational behavior, organization development, personality, behavior management, and ethics.
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