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.