Management Concentration Requirements

  • Management Consulting Concentration

    Management Consulting

    Organizations regularly engage management consultants in an effort to maintain their competitive edge and improve performance. Students who complete the Management Consulting Concentration are prepared to contribute to performance improvement initiatives inside many types of organizations, including corporations, professional services firms, and governmental and non-profit organizations.  Students who complete this concentration develop proficiency to:

    • Measure and interpret an organization's performance

    • Diagnose an organization's threats and opportunities

    • Recommend activities for the organization to address threats or opportunities

    • Carry out those activities as a member of a project team

    • Communicate clearly the purpose, scope, and benefits of their work

    In addition to satisfying the B.S.B.A. degree requirements, students in the Management Consulting concentration are required to take five units of courses as noted below.

    • Two classes, chosen from:

    • Two classes, chosen from:

    • One class, chosen from:

      • INFO-301 Advanced Applied Statistics

      • INFO-302 SQL and Process Optimization for the Business Analyst

      • INFO-303 Machine Learning for the Business Analyst

  • Management Entrepreneurship Concentration

    Management Entrepreneurship

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship has become a driving force in economic and societal change. The proliferation of new ventures and small businesses stimulates many new career and professional opportunities. Even large, established organizations today recognize the value creation potential of innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Entrepreneurship Concentration provides students with the skills and mindset needed to succeed in fast-moving environments. Students engage in new concept creation from idea generation, to validation, and execution. Students also acquire knowledge and training in applied creativity through innovation for organizations of all types and sizes.

    In addition to satisfying the B.S.B.A. degree requirements, students in the Entrepreneurship concentration are required to take four units of MGMT courses as noted below.

    • MGMT-247 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    • MGMT-351 Managing Innovation

    • MGMT-352 New Venture Creation

    • One class, chosen from:

      • MGMT-331 Personnel/Human Resource Management

      • MGMT-332 Managing Groups and Teams

      • MGMT-333 Cross-Cultural Management

      • MGMT-344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations

      • MGMT-348 Environmental Management

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  • MGMT 225 Information Technology Data and Analytics

    Units: 1

    Description
    Develops the skills to prepare raw data for analysis of business problems and development of evidence-based recommendations. Work with relational databases to import, structure, cleanse, and transform data. Apply data analysis tools and techniques, data visualization platforms, simulation strategies, and data mining to raw data to develop insights and business recommendations.

    Prerequisite

    ECON-101 and either ECON-170 or BUAD-202, which may be taken concurrently

  • MGMT 247 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    Units: 1

    Description
    An overview of new venture formation processes with the objective of providing students with the skills needed to recognize innovative ideas and develop them into value-creating initiatives (i.e., starting businesses). Emphasis is on developing plans related to new venture exploration, as well as effectively communicating (i.e., pitching) ideas to stakeholders who can provide necessary resources for firm formation and growth

    Prerequisite

    ACCT-201 and ECON-101

  • MGMT 330 Organizational Behavior

    Units: 1

    Description
    Behavioral science concepts and their application to analysis of individual and group behavior in an organizational setting. Conceptual areas include organizational culture, personality, motivation, learning, perception, communications, attitudes, and small groups.

    Prerequisite

    ACCT-201, ECON-101, ECON-102, ECON-170 or BUAD-202, business school major or minor or pre-business major

  • MGMT 331 Personnel/Human Resource Management

    Units: 1

    Description
    Human resources decisions made by managers in general, and personnel managers in particular. Steps in employment relationship including job design, human resources requirements, staffing, training, goal setting, performance assessment, rewards, and human resource planning and development.

    Prerequisite

    MGMT-330 or permission of instructor, business school major

  • MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams

    Units: 1

    Description
    Overview of how to effectively manage groups and teams in organizations. Topics focus on internal and external dynamics of groups and teams. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning covered topics.

    Prerequisite

    MGMT-330

  • MGMT 333 Cross-Cultural Management

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introduction to challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management in the international context. Focuses on key cultural dimensions and differences across countries, and how management principles and concepts (e.g., motivation, leadership, communication, teams) can be applied and adapted to an international, cross-cultural environment.

    Prerequisite

    MGMT-330 and business school major

  • MGMT 339 Directed Independent Study

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Independent research on a management topic conducted under the direct supervision of an instructor.

    Permission of instructor

  • MGMT 340 Operations Management

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introduces a variety of common operations issues that frequently are dealt with both in manufacturing and services industries and that affect other functions of the business. Specific topics include inventory systems, process design and control, quality, and forecasting.

    Prerequisite

    ACCT-201, ECON-101, ECON-102, ECON-170 or BUAD-202 (either of which may be taken concurrently), and business school major or minor

  • MGMT 341 Global Supply Chain Management

    Units: 1

    Description
    supply chain from a managerial perspective. Topics will include supply chain network, inventory and distribution systems, globalization and outsourcing. Analytical tools and models to evaluate and improve supply chains performance will be introduced.

    Prerequisite

    MGMT-340

  • MGMT 342 Managing Processes and Projects

    Units: 1

    Description
    The study of systems for the purpose of project management, process management, and consulting. Topics include: systems analysis process, measurement of goals and performance within organizations, decision analysis, project management, and the integration of modern analytics software. Of interest to students preparing to work on the analysis of complex systems, such as business consulting, finance, policy, health care, and others.

    BUAD-202 or ECON-170

  • MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations

    Units: 1

    Description
    Multi-disciplinary study of concepts related to bargaining and negotiations. Situations involving interpersonal behavior and group conflict will be examined, using research findings from several academic disciplines including psychology, communications, and organizational behavior. A primary objective is to have students discover and improve their own bargaining styles through participation in role-plays and simulations based on real-life scenarios.

    Prerequisite

    MGMT-330, business school major

  • MGMT 348 Environmental Management

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of various challenges being faced by today's organizations created by heightened concern for the protection of our natural environment. Topics studied include such issues as air and water pollution, waste management, and global warming.

    Prerequisite

    ECON-101

  • MGMT 349 Selected Topics in Management

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Intended primarily as elective for students in business administration or to provide introductions to branches of management not covered in other courses.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of instructor.

  • MGMT 351 Managing Innovation

    Units: 1

    Description
    Explores paths to growth through innovation in existing companies (rather than in a startup environment) with a focus on organizational effectiveness. The theory and practice of promoting and managing innovation are considered in the context of case studies and the most recent academic thinking on topics like organizational design, resource allocation, culture development, and managing clever people. The goal of the course is to prepare students to participate in, lead, and advise innovation teams to increase the likelihood of a desired corporate outcome.

    Prerequisite

    ACCT-201 and ECON-101

  • MGMT 352 New Venture Creation

    Units: 1

    Description
    Designed to provide students with theoretical and practical understanding of new ventures. Examines the start-up-, operational-, and growth-related issues that the aforementioned entrepreneurial ventures typically encounter. Teaches how a new venture opportunity is developed through hands-on problem solving and organizational development. Students are required to participate in an immersive new venture experience, subject to approval.

    Prerequisite

    MGMT-247 and MGMT-351

  • MGMT 353 Sustainability and Accountability in Business

    Units: 1

    Description
    Discussion and analysis of sustainability and accountability challenges in business. Current sustainable business cases are used to highlight those challenges and potential solutions and to examine how organizations can measure their environmental and societal impact and report on their sustainability activities.

    Prerequisite

    ECON-101

  • MGMT 355 Health Sector Analysis

    Units: 1

    Description
    Overview and technical analysis of major sectors within the U.S. healthcare industry. Sectors such as pharmaceuticals, inpatient care, biotechnology, and health information technology will be analyzed in the context of Medicare, commercial insurance, and regulatory trends. Includes the development of spreadsheet and database models.

    Prerequisite

    HS-100, MGMT-225, one of BUAD-202, ECON-170, DSST-189, or BIOL-320. Business school or health studies major or minor.

  • MGMT 359 Special Topics in Management

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Management topics not covered in other courses to enhance the Management concentration.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of instructor

  • MGMT 406 Summer Undergraduate Research

    Units: 0

    Description
    Documentation of the work of students who receive summer grants to conduct research in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 10 weeks. Graded S/U
  • MGMT 450 Consulting Process and Practicum

    Units: 1

    Description
    Intended to aid top senior students with the knowledge and experience to achieve successful full-time positions with leading consulting firms. Taught collaboratively and includes accounting, operations and strategy faculty. Consulting-related topics in class with team project to perform an actual consulting project for a local organization.

    Prerequisite

    INFO-201 and senior standing