Accredited by ACBSP

(Effective Fall 2016)

The Business Management curriculum offers students the skills needed to prepare for a career in management-related fields. Students develop skills in effective decision making, problem solving, organizing and planning.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level management trainee positions in manufacturing, retailing, banking, insurance, marketing, and government.

Recommended High School Subjects

Students should complete English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, reading, and mathematics deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • plan, organize, lead, and control within an organizational setting.
  • understand the application of laws and the legal system to the business environment.
  • communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • recognize the importance of business ethics and social responsibility to business operations.
  • understand the international arena and its current role and impact on business.
  • understand basic accounting methods and their business applications.
  • utilize human relations/human resource management skills and abilities in a business organizational setting.
  • identify and understand the basics of computer hardware/software and their applications to business functions.
  • utilize financial analysis within a business environment.
  • identify the broad functions of marketing and their applications to business.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MGT105 Introduction to Business 3  
MTH113 Business Mathematics 3  
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Second Semester Credits
MIS211 Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
MGT115 Principles of Management 3  
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third Semester Credits
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
MGT248 Supervision and Human Relations 3  
or
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3  
MGT301 Business Law I 3  
SBM Specified Business Management Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3  
FIN305 Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3  
or
FIN350 Finance 3  
MGT216 International Business 3  
SBM Specified Business Management Elective 3  
SCI Science Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Specified Business Management Electives include any ACC, FIN, HRM, MGT, MKT, MIS or any adviser approved courses at the 200 level or higher. 

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)