Sep 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Management with Emphases in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship, BBA


Management Major with Emphases in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship

The major is designed to provide entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for general management, human resource management, health care positions, and entrepreneurship. Management majors take a common core of management courses. These courses provide a basic understanding of the nature of organizations, effective acquisition and utilization of human and physical resources, and the skills required to carry out the managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Students who are interested in broadening their understanding of these basic concepts may choose a general management emphasis. Those who want a more specific focus may choose an emphasis in human resource management (HRM) or health care management (HCM). An emphasis in HRM provides the student a concentration of courses focusing on human resource concepts such as staffing, labor relations, human resource problems and human resource law. The emphasis in HCM gives students the option of completing their major with courses in health care issues, health care systems, and marketing and budgeting principles for health science practitioners.

A sound background in management fundamentals, coupled with applied classroom experiences, can accelerate an individual’s progress in obtaining positions of greater responsibility. Students completing the major will be better prepared to handle supervisory or managerial positions in profit, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations.

All courses in business foundation curriculum must be completed in all options.

BBA Student Learning Goals and Objectives    

G1.  To Be Effective Communicators

O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate message purpose, select appropriate organization, provide sufficient supporting details, and use effective mechanics.

O2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare (content, presentation and media) and deliver (verbally and nonverbally) a professional presentation.

G2.  To Be Competent in Business Practices

O1.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of key business theories and concepts and will apply these business theories and concepts correctly.

O2.  Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate theories, concepts, and practices across multiple disciplines to produce practical answers.

O3.  Students will effectively analyze data.

G3.  To Be Good Decision Makers

O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify valid, reliable and important information applicable to the issue being studied.

O2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple responses to issues.

O3.  Students will demonstrate the ability to determine and support an appropriate decision.

G4.  To Be Good Citizens

​O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify ethical concepts. 

In addition, all Management Majors will demonstate knowledge of key Management theories and concepts, and will apply these Management theories and concepts correctly. 

MAJOR FIELD TEST

As an integral part of the College of Business’ Assurance of Learning program, the Major Field Test (MFT) is a nationally-normed, standardized multiple-choice test developed by the Educational Testing Service and administered to senior-level business students at many AACSB International accredited institutions in the United States. It is designed to measure students’ academic achievement through demonstration of their basic knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business. This test covers the areas of accounting, economics, finance, international issues, legal and social environment of business, management, marketing, quantitative business analysis, and information systems.

The MFT is required for all students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students register for MFT in BUSI 0088, Major Field Test in Business. To prepare for this test, business majors are advised to retain their class notes, textbooks, and other relevant materials from their business core courses in the areas referenced above. Completion of all College of Business core courses except MGMT 4388 is required. BUSI 0088 is CR/NC.

General Requirements for BBA Degree


All students seeking BBA must complete:

 

  Sem. Hrs.
A. University Core Curriculum Programs   42
B. First-Years Seminars (when applicable)* (2)
C. Business Core 45
D. Major Requirements 24
E. Electives 9
  Total 120 (122)


*Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.

 

COB - University Core Curriculum Requirements


All Business majors are required to complete the following courses as part of their University Core Curriculum Program:

Total 42 sem. hrs.


Business Core Requirements


All Business Majors and Minors must complete the following course before or during their first semester enrolled in upper-division Business courses:

BUSI 0011 Cob Student Code of Ethics and Plagiarism  0 sem. hrs.

Note:


Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

*Higher level mathematics course may be accepted as a substitute with approval.

Total 45 sem. hrs.


Major Requirements


General Management Emphasis Courses (15 sem. hrs.)


To provide a common background in Management, all students seeking the BBA with a Management Major that emphasizes General Management are required to complete the following courses or their equivalents:

Health Care Emphasis Courses (15 sem. hrs.)


To provide a common background in Management, all students seeking the BBA with a Management Major that emphasizes Health Care are required to complete the following courses or their equivalents:

Health Care Emphasis Electives (9 sem. hrs.)


  • Approved Course in Health Care 3 sem. hrs.
  • Approved Electives in Health Care 6 sem. hrs.

Note: Possible electives in Health Care exclude HLSC 4300 

Human Resource Management Emphasis Courses (15 sem. hrs.)


To provide a common background in Management, all students seeking the BBA with a Management Major that emphasizes Human Resources Management are required to complete the following courses or their equivalents:

Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses (15 sem. hrs.)


To provide a common background in Management, all students seeking the BBA with a Management Major that emphasizes Entrepreneurship are required to complete the following courses or their equivalents:

Total 24 sem. hrs.


Electives Requirements:


Additional Electives Required for all Business Majors:

  • Upper-level Business Elective 3 hrs.
  • Business Elective 3 hrs.
  • Non-Business Elective 3 hrs.

Total Additional Electives 9 hours

Total 9 sem. hrs.


BBA General Management Online Completion


The major is designed to provide entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for general management. Management majors take a common core of management courses. These courses provide a basic understanding of the nature of organizations, effective acquisition and utilization of human and physical resources, and the skills required to carry out the managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. The general management Online Completion students will broaden their understanding of these basic concepts in their advanced courses. An On-Campus format provides a mix of online, face-to-face, and blended courses.  An Online completion format provides 60 hours of online courses. The course schedule for the Online BBA General Management option will differ from on-campus course offerings and may not include all course options available to on-campus students.

Student Learning Goals and Objectives

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices common to the functional areas of business administration.

G1.  To Be Effective Communicators

O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate message purpose, select appropriate organization, provide sufficient supporting details, and use effective mechanics.

O2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare (content, presentation and media) and deliver (verbally and nonverbally) a professional presentation. 

G2.  To Be Competent in Business Practices

O1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of key business theories and concepts and will apply these business theories and concepts correctly.

O2.  Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate theories, concepts, and practices across multiple disciplines to produce practical answers.

O3.  Students will effectively analyze data.

G3.  To Be Good Decision Makers.

O1. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify valid, reliable and important information applicable to the issue being studied.

O2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple responses to issues.

O3.  Students will demonstrate the ability to determine and support an appropriate decision.

G4.  To Be Good Citizens

O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify ethical concepts.

 

Entry Requirements


Students may apply to be accepted into the fully Online Management BBA format after completion of all University Core Curriculum and 60 hours including the following courses or their equivalents:

General Requirements for BBA Online Completion


All students seeking the online completion for the BBA in Management must complete:

  Sem. Hrs.
A. Business Core 30
B. Major Requirements 12
C. Major Electives 12
D. Business Electives 6
  Total 60

Business Core Requirements (all available Online)


All Business Majors and Minors must complete the following course before or during their first semester enrolled in upper-division Business courses:

BUSI 0011 - Cob Student Code of Ethics and Plagiarism  0 sem. hrs.

The following courses will be offered to provide the common background in business; all students seeking the BBA Online Completion are required to complete these courses or their equivalents.

Total 30 sem. hrs.


Major Requirements (all available Online)


The following courses (and/or their equivalents) will be offered to meet the Major Management requirements.

Total 12 sem. hrs.


Total 12 sem. hrs.


Business Elective Requirements (all available Online)


The following course options will be offered to meet the requirements for Business Electives.

Total 6 sem. hrs.