Required Courses for the Management and Leadership Major

Business Core

  • BSA 100

    Business Components Assessment

    0 credits

    This assessment, taken during the student’s first term/semester, measures students’ knowledge of business common professional components upon entering their program. Graduation requirement.

  • ACT 210

    Financial Accounting

    3 credits

    Acquaints students with the language of communicating financial information of a business enterprise to owners and stakeholders. Material to be covered includes the components of financial statements and the development thereof, accounting principles of service and merchandising concerns, and inventory and depreciation methods. Prerequisite:  BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ACT 220

    Managerial Accounting

    3 credits

    Focuses on developing and utilizing accounting information for planning, control, and managerial decision making. Cost classifications, job costing, process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume profit analysis, budgeting, variable costing, relevant cost, and the contribution approach to decision making will be covered. Prerequisite: ACT 210

  • ECN 210

    Principles of Macro Economics

    3 credits

    Macroeconomics is concerned with keeping economic fluctuations within reasonable bounds. Topics include the measurement of the national income, inflation, unemployment, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies and international outcomes. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ECN 220

    Principles of Micro Economics

    3 credits

    Microeconomics, or the theory of the firm, explains price determination and resource allocation. Topics include the supply/demand model, elasticity, the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of production and cost of production, and an examination of various market structures. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).

  • MKT 210

    Marketing Principles

    3 credits

    Presents principles, methods and problems within the marketing discipline focusing on product development, distribution channels, promotion techniques and pricing strategies. Topics include market segmentation, buying motivation, branding, customer service, marketing research, and international marketing considerations. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).

  • MGT 210

    Management Principles

    3 credits

    A review of the classical management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Provides a systematic analysis of management’s responsibilities in profit and non-profit organizations. The student gains a thorough understanding of what it means to be a manager and the functions and duties of managers within the managerial hierarchy. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).

  • BSA 210

    Business Law

    3 credits

    An introductory course in the study of business law. Topics include the nature of law, the types and function of dispute resolutions, contracts, agency, torts, and business organizations.

  • BSA 310

    International Business

    3 credits

    Topics include importing, exporting, tariffs, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, and the phenomenon of globalization. Prerequisites: ENC 210

  • FIN 310

    Managerial Finance

    3 credits

    A study of finance as a managerial tool; particular emphasis will be given to the time value of money, stock and bond pricing, working capital management and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ACT 210

  • HRM 310

    Human Resource Management

    3 credits

    A comprehensive overview of human resource management functions within an organization. Topics include personnel functions of recruitment and selection, interviewing, workforce planning, wage and salary administration, talent management, and interpersonal relationship of employees in the organizational setting. Prerequisite: BUS 230.

  • MGT 310

    Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

    3 credits

    Compares and contrasts business administration and public administration. Details the job of the public administrator and explains how the public’s interest differs from the stockholder’s interest. Explains the importance of public administration as a profession and the many jobs available in the various public sectors. Prerequisite: MGT 210

  • MGT 320

    Organizational Behavior

    3 credits

    This course will focus on the theory and application of individual, group, and organizational processes which shape the dynamics of an organization. Topics in attitudes, job satisfaction, individual differences, perceptions, individual decision making, motivation, group and team dynamics, leadership, organizational culture, organizational change, stress management, and human resource management will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MGT 210

  • MGT 330

    Management and Business Ethics

    3 credits

    A study of the process and criteria for forming and testing values and relating them to ethical obligations. Personal values are examined in relation to organizational values. Ethical systems are studied and applied to organizational and public policy issues.

  • MGT 350

    Production/Operations Management

    3 credits

    A review of production, operations and supply chain management, that focuses on manufacturing environments. Special emphasis is given to quality management, inventory control, logistics, process design, forecasting, and lean production techniques used to achieve profitable and efficient operations. Prerequisite: MGT 210

  • MGT 360

    Entrepreneurship

    3 credits

    This course will examine the definition and characteristics of entrepreneurship and how it manifests itself in small businesses, within existing corporate structures and social movements. In addition, the course will examine the key characteristics of entrepreneurship: including, recognizing, and creating opportunities, strategies and markets.

  • BSA 410

    Quantitative Analysis in Business

    3 credits

    Techniques and applications of statistical models applied to business. Focus will include, but not limited to, probability theory, time series, regression, and forecasting. Prerequisites: MTH 115

  • MGT 430

    Case Studies/Readings in Management

    3 credits

    Provides the student with an opportunity to review and research a variety of topics within the current literature and to study specific management problems through the case study method. Prerequisite: BUS 230.

  • BSA 435

    Internship in Business Administration

    3 credits

    A supervised experiential-learning course that requires the student to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge obtained in their coursework to an actual work environment. This course will require the student to think critically about the application of business theories and practices to the workplace. The student will be required to identify the specific business theories and practices being utilized in their setting and analyze their application, including their appropriateness and effectiveness. This course will include, among other assignments, a comprehensive term paper and a formal presentation. The employer-supervisor will be responsible for submitting a formal evaluation of the student’s performance at the completion of the semester. The student must be employed a minimum of 150 clock hours during the semester in which he/she is registered for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. Prior approval needed.

  • MGT 440

    Leadership: Managing in a Changing Environment

    3 credits

    A study of leadership techniques with a particular emphasis on managing change. This course will go beyond the basic principles of management (BUS 230) and concentrate on the skills needed to develop effective leadership in modern organizational settings. Material will draw on both research in the social sciences and case studies oriented toward organizational situations and specific leaders/skills. Prerequisite: BUS 230 or BUS 397.

  • MGT 460

    Strategic Management

    3 credits

    This is the business administration core curriculum capstone course that primarily uses a computer-based business simulation model that requires group and individual performance. This performance will require the student to draw upon all previous coursework in the application of critical thinking skills. Each will demonstrate their business decision making as they formulate and implement strategies, plans, and policies for the improvement of organizational performance. Presentation and written skills will be required in all work performed. Prerequisite: Senior status.

Management and Leadership Core

  • HRM 310

    Human Resource Management

    3 credits

    A comprehensive overview of human resource management functions within an organization. Topics include personnel functions of recruitment and selection, interviewing, workforce planning, wage and salary administration, talent management, and interpersonal relationship of employees in the organizational setting. Prerequisite: BUS 230.

  • MGT 310

    Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

    3 credits

    Compares and contrasts business administration and public administration. Details the job of the public administrator and explains how the public’s interest differs from the stockholder’s interest. Explains the importance of public administration as a profession and the many jobs available in the various public sectors. Prerequisite: MGT 210

  • MGT 350

    Production/Operations Management

    3 credits

    A review of production, operations and supply chain management, that focuses on manufacturing environments. Special emphasis is given to quality management, inventory control, logistics, process design, forecasting, and lean production techniques used to achieve profitable and efficient operations. Prerequisite: MGT 210

  • BSA 410

    Quantitative Analysis in Business

    3 credits

    Techniques and applications of statistical models applied to business. Focus will include, but not limited to, probability theory, time series, regression, and forecasting. Prerequisites: MTH 115

  • BSA 435

    Internship in Business Administration

    3 credits

    A supervised experiential-learning course that requires the student to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge obtained in their coursework to an actual work environment. This course will require the student to think critically about the application of business theories and practices to the workplace. The student will be required to identify the specific business theories and practices being utilized in their setting and analyze their application, including their appropriateness and effectiveness. This course will include, among other assignments, a comprehensive term paper and a formal presentation. The employer-supervisor will be responsible for submitting a formal evaluation of the student’s performance at the completion of the semester. The student must be employed a minimum of 150 clock hours during the semester in which he/she is registered for this course. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. Prior approval needed.

  • MGT 430

    Case Studies/Readings in Management

    3 credits

    Provides the student with an opportunity to review and research a variety of topics within the current literature and to study specific management problems through the case study method. Prerequisite: BUS 230.

  • MGT 440

    Leadership: Managing in a Changing Environment

    3 credits

    A study of leadership techniques with a particular emphasis on managing change. This course will go beyond the basic principles of management (BUS 230) and concentrate on the skills needed to develop effective leadership in modern organizational settings. Material will draw on both research in the social sciences and case studies oriented toward organizational situations and specific leaders/skills. Prerequisite: BUS 230 or BUS 397.

  • MGT 460

    Strategic Management

    3 credits

    This is the business administration core curriculum capstone course that primarily uses a computer-based business simulation model that requires group and individual performance. This performance will require the student to draw upon all previous coursework in the application of critical thinking skills. Each will demonstrate their business decision making as they formulate and implement strategies, plans, and policies for the improvement of organizational performance. Presentation and written skills will be required in all work performed. Prerequisite: Senior status.

Courses required in other disciplines

  • CIS 110

    Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets

    3 credits

    Covers capabilities of Windows-based spreadsheet software. Presents spreadsheet terminology, basic commands, and features for data formatting, calculation, and creating tables and charts. Additional topics include building applications for data referencing, analysis and reports, advanced functions, and macros. Course will include development of a significant spreadsheet project by the student.

  • COM 102

    Public Speaking

    3 credits

    Acquaints the student with a sound approach to the preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Students will study the fundamentals of organization, outlining, and supporting materials and apply these principles in the planning and delivery of several speeches before the class. Open to all students.

  • ENG 201

    Business Writing

    3 credits

    The theory behind the practice of various forms of business writing—letters, memos, proposals and reports. Emphasis on formulating communication objectives, analyzing the audience, structuring the message, and adopting an appropriate style. Individualized projects allow students to adapt the course to their own needs. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent.

  • MTH 105

    College Algebra

    4 credits

    Topics covered: sets, number systems, polynomials,equations and graphing, inequalities, relations and functions, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, rational zeros of polynomials,matrices and determinants, sequences and series. Students in this course who choose a major in the department must earn grades of B- or better in this course to progress to MTH 150. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MTH 095, or competency in arithmetic and algebra.

  • MTH 115

    Introduction to Statistics

    3 credits

    Topics covered: descriptive statistics, probability, binomial, chi-squared and normal probability distributions, tests of hypotheses, linear correlation and regression, and analysis of variance. Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in MTH 095 or competency in arithmetic and algebra.

  • PSY 327

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    3 credits

    An introduction to the principles of psychology as applied in work settings. Topics covered include job analysis and personnel selection, performance appraisal, employee training, development and evaluation, motivation, job satisfaction, work stress, management principles, leadership, teamwork, and organizational development. Prerequisite: PSY 100.