Management majors are typically interested in introductory management training programs such as learning how to start a business, understanding the workings of health care organizations, and gaining insight into how human resources work in organizations.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James E. King

The Management major provides students the opportunity to develop analytical and interpersonal skills that create value for any enterprise.  Students learn to efficiently organize and use the organization’s assets, especially its human assets, in a manner appropriate to 21st century enterprises. Students develop their skills and talents through 27 hours of course work, including one foundational course, “Leadership and Ethics," and a collection of eight courses within one specialized area, or specialization. The three specializations that may be applied toward the Management major are: entrepreneurship, healthcare analytics and human resource management. These specializations provide students with the in-depth knowledge and experiences necessary to compete in today’s complex marketplace. Many graduates secure careers in such fields as corporate development, family business, health care management, human resource management and corporate communication. Others choose to continue their education by attending some of the best graduate programs in the nation.

Hours
Requirements
MGT 320Leadership and Ethics3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Specialization
Select one of the following specializations:24
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Analytics
Human Resource Management
Credit Hours Subtotal: 24
Total Hours27

Specializations

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Louis D. Marino

The mission of the entrepreneurship focus area in the management major is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to identify and evaluate opportunities and then to capitalize on these opportunities by innovating within existing firms or founding new ventures. Students in this focus area will work closely with faculty and experienced entrepreneurs to gain hands-on experience in key activities necessary to build sound business models and acquire critical resources as they innovate and create profitable enterprises. Above all, this focus is for those special students who wish to be leaders and have a passion for starting something.  

EntrepreneurshipMore Information

Hours
This Specialization may be applied toward the Management Major.
MGT 386Foundations of Entrepreneurship3
MGT 387Creating, Recognizing, Evaluating and Pitching Opportunities3
MGT 388Starting, Growing, and Harvesting New Ventures3
MGT 481New Venture Finance3
Capstone Experience - select one:6
Small Business Management and Consulting
Small Business Management
Small Business Consulting
New Product Development
Small Business Management
Managing Innovation
Electives - select two of the following:6
Law And Economics
Principles of Real Estate
Introduction to Health Systems
Introduction to World Business
Export/Import Management
Real & Personal Property
Intro to Human Resources Management
Practicum in Management
Effective Negotiations
Family Business Management
Management Presentations
Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Project Management Communication
Retail Management
Personal Selling
Services Marketing
Supply Chain Management
Purchasing and Sourcing
Total Hours24

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn V. Whitman

The healthcare analytics specialization provides undergraduate students with the skills to meet the complex needs of healthcare organizations.  Students in the healthcare analytics specialization learn how to harness data, process the data and produce evidence-based decisions. The daunting challenges confronting healthcare organizations today will require smarter, more informed decisions driven by data to improve outcomes and offer the value that market dynamics, governmental regulations and consumers demand. The eight-course sequence aims to develop analytics competencies in our students to prepare them for entry-level analyst positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

Healthcare AnalyticsMore Information

Hours
This Specialization may be applied toward the Management Major.
HCM 360Introduction to Health Systems3
HCM 361Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement3
HCM 362Health Information Systems3
HCM 463Healthcare Systems Improvement3
HCM 464Healthcare Data Mining3
HCM 465Healthcare Analytics Projects Course3
MGT 452Project Management Communication3
Select one of the following:3
Internship
Intro to Human Resources Management
Practicum in Management
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Management Presentations
Leadership Communication
Introduction to Management Science
Total Hours24

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathon R. Halbesleben

The human resource management specialization develops student skills for the effective management of human resources in organizations.  The six-course curriculum trains students to strategically address human resource issues to improve organizational performance. The curriculum is aligned with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum guidelines and prepares students to pass the SHRM Assurance of Learning certification exam.

Human Resource ManagementMore Information

Hours
This Specialization may be applied toward the Management Major.
MGT 301Intro to Human Resources Management3
MGT 431Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Placement3
MGT 432Employee Relations3
MGT 433Compensation and Performance Management3
MGT 434Training and Development3
MGT 437Strategic Human Resource Management3
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Health Systems
Introduction to World Business
Practicum in Management
Effective Negotiations
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Management Presentations
Organizational Change
Leadership Communication
Project Management Communication
Internship In Human Resources Management
Total Hours24

The types of jobs available to our graduates include entry level positions, supervisory jobs, foremen, team leaders and middle and upper management. Those with a master’s degree may obtain careers in human resources or international management, or start their own business. Ph.D. degrees usually take on academic positions such as assistant professor, associate professor and professor.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Management trainees, business owner, assistant administrator, assistant manager, customer service rep, patient flow specialist and recruiter.

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

Experienced Alums currently hold the following types of positions: chief executive officer, chief financial officer, owner of own business, vice president of people, director of human resource management and health care administrator, to name a few. At the doctoral level, alums obtain professorial positions.

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