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
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to use analytical skills supported by information technology for problem-solving and decision-making.
- Demonstrate professionalism through interpersonal skills, including an understanding of ethical issues and governance responsibilities.
- Comprehend and explain the basic business functions of accounting, economics, finance, management, management systems, and marketing.
- 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.