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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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

The major is designed to provide entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for general management, human resource management, and health care positions. 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.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the functions, principles and practices, common to the major areas of management.

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

 

Student Learning Outcomes

            Students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical skills supported by information technology for problem-solving and decision-making. 
  3. Demonstrate professionalism through interpersonal skills, including an understanding of ethical issues and governance responsibilities. 
  4. Comprehend and explain the basic business functions of accounting, economics, finance, management, management systems, and marketing. 
  5. Analyze and synthesize the integration of business functions in diverse cultural settings and the global marketplace.

 

Additionally, a separate major-specific goal is listed for each major in its respective section.

 

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 and will be administered in MGMT 4388, Administrative Policy and Strategy. 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. Also, to prepare for the MFT, business majors are required to enroll in BUSI 0088 concurrently with MGMT 4388. BUSI 0088 is a non-credit Major Field Test review course.

General Management Emphasis


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Business Core
  4. Major Requirements
  5. Electives
45
(2)
45
24
6
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Health Care Emphasis


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Business Core
  4. Major Requirements
  5. Electives
45
(2)
45
24
6
  120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Human Resource Management Emphasis


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Business Core
  4. Major Requirements
  5. Electives
45
(2)
45
24
6
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


General Requirements for BBA Degree


All students seeking the BBA must complete (1) the general studies core prescribed by the University as outlined in the business foundation curriculum, (2) a common core of business courses, (3) courses in the major area specified by the major academic department, and (4) upper division business electives to achieve a minimum of 120-122 semester hours, depending on the need for first-year seminar hours. All students must complete at least 45 hours of junior or senior level courses; at least 45 of these upper-level hours must be in business or economics.

To ensure compliance with the course requirements for a BBA degree, first and second year students should follow the general sequence of courses specified for the business foundation curriculum. Juniors and seniors should follow the sequence outlined in the catalog for their major academic area. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Note:


* Core Curriculum Program ECON 2302  is an option to satisfy the Core Curriculum Program three hour requirement in economics. Students who completed ECON 2302 in the University Core must take ECON 2301 in the Business Core.

** MATH 2413 - Calculus I  may be taken as substitute for MATH 1325 . Only 3 hours of MATH 2413  will be counted in Core Curriculum Program requirements, the additional laboratory hour will be counted as an elective.

*** Some majors require a specific international course.

Business Foundation Curriculum


Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 16

Freshman - Semester II


Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 13-14

Sophomore - Semester I


Sophomore - Semester II


Total: 18

Note:


*Core Curriculum Program

General Management Emphasis


Complete the Business Foundation Curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years.

Total: 15


Total: 15


Senior - Semester I


Total: 15


Senior - Semester II


Total: 15


Note:


*Core Curriculum Program

**Another College of Business international course may be used as a substitute with the approval of the department chair.

Health Care Emphasis


Complete the Business Foundation Curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years.

Total: 15


Junior - Semester II


Total: 15


Senior - Semester I


Total: 15


Senior - Semester II


Total: 15


Note:


*Core Curriculum Program

**Possible electives in Health Care exclude HLSC 4300 .

***Another College of Business international course may be used as a substitute with the approval of the department chair.

Human Resource Management Emphasis


Complete the Business Foundation Curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years.

Total: 15


Total: 15


Senior - Semester I


Total: 15


Senior - Semester II


Total: 15


Note:


*Core Curriculum Program

**Another College of Business international course may be used as a substitute with the approval of the department chair.