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Management Overview and Curriculum


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Set yourself apart with a career in Management

Management is the art of getting things done through other people. Managers directly support and facilitate the work efforts of other people in organizations. Management involves planning, organizing, leading and controlling activities to attain the goals of the organization, and a key aspect of managerial work is accountability to higher levels for performance results.

High-performing managers are good at building working relationships with others, helping others develop their skills, fostering teamwork, and otherwise creating a work environment that is satisfying for employees and oriented toward pursuit of the organization's goals. In organizations today, the best managers are usually known more for supporting than for order-giving, and the words "coordinator," "coach," and "team leader" are heard as often as "supervisor" or "manager."


Business core courses will be offered every semester. Major courses listed below may not be offered every semester. This information is provided for planning purposes and is subject to revision each semester prior to registration. Fact Sheets are available in 100 Rike Hall.

Required Courses

15 Hours

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
MGT 3210 Human Resource Management F, S, R MGT 3100
MGT 4300 Organization Change & Conflict Management F, S MGT 3100
MGT 4400 Performance Management F, S MGT 3100
MGT 4720 High Performance Teams* F, S, R MGT 3100
MGT 4850 International Management F, S, R MGT 3100


Elective Courses

9 Hours (Choose three of the following)

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
MGT 4200 Positive Organization Development F, S MGT 3100
MGT 4260 Staffing** F MGT 3210, LAW 3000
MGT 4700 Management Ethics F, S MGT 3100
MGT 4710 Employment Interviewing F, S MGT 3100
MGT 4750 Small Business Management F, S MGT 3100, MKT 2500, FIN 2210
MGT 4770 Training and Development F, S MGT 3100
MGT 4810 Internship F, S, R  
LAW 4300 Legal Aspects of the Workplace F, S LAW 3000

F = Fall
S = Spring
R = Summer

* MGT 4720 is Integrated Writing.
** Open to MGT majors on a space available basis.
Note: 2.0 or better cumulative GPA in management and law courses is required for graduation.

To meet other students in your major, get to know the faculty better, and gain valuable career information, join the Management Club. For information, contact Ms. Lisa Crawford, 284 Rike Hall, (937) 775-4954.