The Management degree is designed for (1) those who plan to own and operate their own business and (2) those who plan to work as technicians, supervisors, or managers in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. Using career electives, a specialized management curriculum can be designed to meet the needs of students in such diverse areas as marketing, retailing, sales, manufacturing, construction, transportation, technology and the trades.
Total credit hours for graduation in this program must equal or exceed 60.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.
Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.
Using critical thinking skills, students will study and reinforce the basics of the English language as they apply to business communications. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
Covers basic applications of mathematics in the business world percentages, elementary algebra, purchasing, selling, interest, future value, present value, etc. It is designed to reinforce and expand business concepts held by the student through the use of mathematics.
Covers the selection of target markets; the controllable variables of the marketing mix including product, place, price and promotion; and the uncontrollable variables including legal environment, economic environment and cultural environment.
Provides an overview of integrated marketing communications, promotional strategy, research, creativity, the role of an advertising agency and other support organizations, media selection and assessment, ethical and regulatory considerations, and budgetary allocations.
Designed for those owning or planning to become owners of a retail business, those involved or planning to become involved in the management function of a retail business, and/or those desiring a general knowledge of retailing as an institution.
Covers entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges facing small business managers including how to conceptualize a feasible business concept, develop a comprehensive business plan, obtain start-up capital, execute the firm's strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.
Examines the managerial processes of planning, developing, and controlling human resources within the organization. Special emphasis will be placed on the areas of recruiting, selection, training, labor relations, salary, and benefit administration. Transfers as elective credit only.
An introduction to legal systems and law, especially the U.S. legal system. Business-legal relationships in the areas of criminal law, torts, product liability, and contracts are examined. Consumer, labor, and environmental law are studied.
Covers the various aspects of the personal selling process including organizational buying motives, consumer behavior, approaching the customer, making the presentation, handling objections, techniques for closing the sale, and managing the salesforce.
A study of the labor and employment laws that have the greatest impact on the relationship between employers and employees, and the strategies managers utilize to maintain an effective level of employee satisfaction. Transfers as elective credit only.
Provides employment experience in a position consistent with the career objective of the student. The position must be approved by the program director. This fall or spring semester course may be taken as the first or second student internship and is repeatable for credit.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester