(Effective Fall 2019)

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 Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MGT105 Introduction to Business 3 3 M REQ
MTH113 Business Mathematics 3 3 S REQ
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MIS211 Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3 3 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3 3 M REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 M REQ
MGT248 Supervision and Human Relations 3 3 M REQ
or
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3 3 M REQ
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
SBM Specified Business Management Elective 3   M SBM
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
FIN305 Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3 3 M REQ
or
FIN350 Finance 3 3 M REQ
MGT216 International Business 3 3 M REQ
SBM Specified Business Management Elective 3   M SBM
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
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.