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Fall 2009 – Summer 2011 Catalog Requirements

Curriculum for Management Majors Fall 2009 – Summer 2011 catalogs

It is important for new management majors to meet with their academic adviser and set up a degree plan to make sure that they have met:

  1. General Education Requirements, and
  2. All Foundation Entrance Requirements.

Major Requirements

College Core Courses: 21 hours required, and Management Core Courses: 15 hours required.

Students are encouraged to take a combination of management core courses, college core, electives, and ECCE requirements each semester. MGT 310 is a prerequisite for all other management core courses. All college core courses must be completed before students can enroll in MGT 488. The capstone is taken within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester.

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College Core (21 Hours)

The College Core is required of all undergraduate students in the College of Business and Management. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 across all College Core courses.

  • BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Accounting, Economics, Statistics, & Calculus Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 312 Principles of Marketing
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Accounting & Economics Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Statistics & Calculus Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 331 Business and Society
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Economics Foundation Courses)
  • MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior
    3 Hrs.
    (No prerequisites)
  • MIS 352 Principles of Management
    Information Systems
    3 Hrs.
    (No prerequisites)
  • MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisite: All College core courses and within 12 hours or graduation or during the student’s last semester).

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Management Core (15 Hours)

The Management Core is designed to develop critical conceptual and interpersonal skills for successful managerial performance in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to a theoretical foundation, the core curriculum provides students with an opportunity to integrate and apply these concepts in a variety of situations. MGT 310 is the prerequisite for the management core courses.

Minimum GPA: Management majors must earn a cumulative grade point-average of at least 2.00 across all management courses.

The Management
Core:

  • Choose at least one of the following:

MGT 461 Organization Theory
3 Hrs.
Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 485 International Management
3 Hrs.
Prerequisite: MGT 310

  • Choose at least two of the following:

MGT 422 Negotiation
3 Hrs.
Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 431 Human Resource Management
3 Hrs.
Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 474 Leadership and Motivation
3 Hrs.
Prerequisite: MGT 310

  • Choose one MGT Elective (300-400 level) 3 hrs.
  • Choose one CBM Elective (300-400 level) 3 hrs.

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General Electives – (11 Hours)

Electives allow students to supplement the management core curriculum and to specialize in a field of study that is appropriate to their career goals. These electives may constitute a formal minor or area of study specifically designed to meet the student’s needs.

Students should consult with their academic advisers to determine their elective hours. Students using electives to complete a minor must also have the approval of their minor adviser.

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ECCE Requirements – 13 Hours

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Students should consult with academic advisers for further guidance.

The Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) consists of the following categories:

U.S. Communities (1 course, 3 hours)
Courses in this category aim to broaden students’ knowledge about substantial, distinctive, and complex aspects of the history, society, politics, and culture of United States communities.

Global Awareness (1 course, 3 hours)
Courses in this category help students to understand and function in an increasingly interdependent and globalizing environment and to develop an appreciation of other cultural perspectives. They foster awareness of other cultures, polities, or natural environments, past or present.

Engagement Experience (3 hours)
This category offers students structured opportunities to integrate knowledge, practice, and reflection in the context of an engaged citizenship experience. Students may fulfill this part of the ECCE curriculum through an Applied Studies Term, Credit for Prior Learning, a service-learning course, a research project, a group project course, or study abroad, among others.

Students who desire or are required to complete a 6-hour Applied Study Term may do so by combining 3 hours of Engagement Experience and 3 hours of ECCE elective.

Courses taken to meet the 13 hours of ECCE requirements cannot be used to meet lower-division general education coursework, but they may count toward requirements or prerequisites in the major and minor.

ECCE Elective (3 hours)
This category is designed to provide flexibility in the ECCE curriculum by offering students various opportunities to expand their Engaged Citizenship Common Experience. Electives fall into two areas:

  1. Experiential Learning, which includes Applied Study Terms, service learning, study abroad, and Credit for Prior Learning, a research project, a group project course, or study abroad, among others;
  2. Additional coursework related to engaged citizenship, which includes a second ECCE course in U.S. Communities or Global Awareness, an “On-Going Controversies” course, and modern languages (third or fourth semester only). On-going Controversies courses address complex issues of significance to society in a local, national, or global context. They include a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and require students to examine controversial topics, including ethics and values, from scholarly points of view.

ECCE Speakers Series (1-2 hours)
For one semester, students will be required to participate in a series of campus-sponsored lectures by speakers who will exemplify engaged citizenship. Students must take one hour of Speakers Series, but may take an additional hour in a different semester if desired.

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