Management, BBA

Program Description

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. 

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.

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

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 demonstrate knowledge of key Management theories and concepts, and will apply these Management theories and concepts correctly.

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 may differ from on-campus course offerings.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who have completed 42 hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher may be accepted into the Online General Management BBA Completion Program.  Students may transition into the upper division course sequence as they complete the University Core Curriculum and 60 hours including the following courses or their equivalents:

ACCT 2301Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2302Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2302Microeconomics Principles *3
MISY 2305Computer Applications in Business *3
MATH 1325Calculus for Business & Social Sciences (Higher level mathematics course may be accepted as substitute with approval)3
Non-Business elective3
All Business majors are required to complete the following courses as part of their University Core Curriculum Program:
ECON 2301Macroeconomics Principles *3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences (Higher level mathematics course may be accepted as a substitute with approval)3

General Requirements for BBA Degree

Requirements Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Program 42
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)1 0-2
Business Core 45
Management Major Requirements 24
Electives 9
Total Credit Hours 120-122

Program Requirements

Full-time, First-Year Students
UNIV 1101First-Year Seminar I *1
UNIV 1102First-Year Seminar II *1
Core Curriculum Program
University Core Curriculum42
Business majors are required to complete the following courses as part of their University Core Curriculum Program:
Macroeconomics Principles *
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1
Business Core
BUSI 0011Cob Student Code of Ethics and Plagiarism 2,*0
ACCT 2301Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2302Managerial Accounting3
BLAW 3310Legal Environment of Business *3
BUSI 0088Graduation Requirements Review0
ECON 2302Microeconomics Principles *3
FINA 3310Financial Management *3
MATH 1325Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 13
MGMT 3310Principles of Management3
MGMT 3315Business Communications *3
MGMT 4388Business Strategy *3
MISY 2305Computer Applications in Business *3
MISY 3310Management Information Systems Concepts *,^3
MKTG 3310Principles of Marketing *3
OPSY 4314Operations Management *3
ORMS 3310Data Analysis and Statistics *3
International Business Course
Select one of the following depending on major:3
MULTINATIONAL ENTITIES: ACCOUNTING AND CONSOLIDATIONS (for Accounting Major) 3,*
International Economic Issues (for Business Economics Major)
International Finance (for Finance Major)
Multinational Management (for Management Major) *
International Business (for all other Majors)
Management Major Requirements
MGMT 3318Organizational Behavior *3
MGMT 3320Human Resource Management *3
MGMT 3350Business Ethics and Decision Making3
MGMT 4320Leadership Development *3
Management Electives
Select 12 hours from the following: 412
Organization Change *
Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship, Creativity, & Innovation
Organization Staffing *
Leadership Development
Small and Family Business
New Venture Creation
Strategic Human Resource Management
Current Topics in Management
Directed Individual Study *
Internship in Management
Electives
Upper-level Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Non-Business Elective3
Total Hours122

Note:

Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

General Requirements for BBA Online Completion

Requirements Credit Hours
Business Core 30
Management Major Requirements 12
Management Electives 12
Business Electives 6
Total Credit Hours 60

Online Program Requirements

(all available Online)

Business Core
BUSI 0011Cob Student Code of Ethics and Plagiarism 1,*0
BLAW 3310Legal Environment of Business *3
BUSI 0088Graduation Requirements Review0
FINA 3310Financial Management *3
MGMT 3310Principles of Management3
MGMT 3315Business Communications *3
MGMT 4388Business Strategy *3
MISY 3310Management Information Systems Concepts *,^3
MKTG 3310Principles of Marketing *3
OPSY 4314Operations Management *3
ORMS 3310Data Analysis and Statistics *3
MGMT 4315Multinational Management *3
Management Major
MGMT 3318Organizational Behavior *3
MGMT 3320Human Resource Management *3
MGMT 4320Leadership Development *3
MGMT 4350Small and Family Business3
Management Electives Requirements
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Organization Change *
Entrepreneurship, Creativity, & Innovation *
Organization Staffing *
Small and Family Business
Directed Individual Study *
Additional courses may be offered based on availability.
Business Electives
Upper Level business electives as offered. 6
Total Hours60

Courses

MGMT 3310  Principles of Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

EXPLORES FUNDAMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONS. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT: PLANNING, ORGANIZING, DIRECTING, AND CONTROLLING. TOPICS INCLUDE THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT, ETHICS, INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, DECISION MAKING, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND DIVERSITY, MOTIVATION, GROUP DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL MECHANISMS.

Prerequisite: BUSI 0011.

MGMT 3315  Business Communications  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INTRODUCES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE APPLICATION OF MODERN TECHNIQUES TO BUSINESS WRITING, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS, GROUP COMMUNICATIONS, VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS, NONVERBAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND LISTENING.

Prerequisite: BUSI 0011.

MGMT 3318  Organizational Behavior  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INTRODUCES FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS IN WORK ENVIRONMENTS. TOPICS INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY, MOTIVATION, LEADERSHIP, POWER AND INFLUENCE, CONFLICT, ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, STRESS, AND TEAMS.

MGMT 3320  Human Resource Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

EXPLORES THE COMPREHENSIVE SET OF MANAGERIAL ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN ORGANIZATIONS TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A QUALIFIED WORKFORCE. TOPICS INCLUDE THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, TRAINING, EMPLOYEE APPRAISALS, COMPENSATION SYSTEMS, AND EMPOLYER RELATIONS.

Prerequisite: (MGMT 3312).

MGMT 3350  Business Ethics and Decision Making  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF BUSINESS AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION; FOCUS IS ON THE NATURE OF ETHICS AND THE UTILIZATION OF CODES OF ETHICS, DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES, CRITICAL THINKING, AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3310.

MGMT 3355  Organization Change  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF GROUP AND ORGANIZATION-WIDE INTERVENTIONS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE GROUP AND ORGANIZATION'S ABILITY TO COPE WITH CHANGE AND MANAGE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. EMPHASIS IS ON DEVELOPING PROCESSES TO IMPROVE GROUP DYNAMICS, ORGANIZATION-WIDE HEALTH AND EFFECTIVENESS, AND ON A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO DIAGNOSING AND SOLVING PROBLEMS.

Prerequisite: (MGMT 3312).

MGMT 3360  Social Entrepreneurship  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INTRODUCES THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MISSION-DRIVEN ORGANIZATIONS.  EMPHASIS IS ON UNDERSTANDING UNMET SOCIAL NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND CREATING A VIABLE SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL VENTURE. 

MGMT 3370  Entrepreneurship, Creativity, & Innovation  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THE STUDENT WILL LEARN THE DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT PRODUCE CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMERCIALLY SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS. THIS WILL INCLUDE LEARNING ABOUT THE PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, BUSINESS AND SOCIETAL PLANNING TOOLS, AND PRACTICES OF ENTREPRENEURS. FACTORS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRM THAT INFLUENCE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION ARE ALSO CONSIDERED AS THEY AFFECT SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS DECISIONS.

MGMT 4305  Organization Staffing  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

EXAMINES THE CONCEPTS, METHODS, AND PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, VALIDATION, AND UTILIZATION OF EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, TRAINING, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT. LEGAL DEFENSIBILITY, AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF STAFFING AND DEVELOPMENT WILL BE DISCUSSED.

Prerequisite: (ORMS 3310 and MGMT 3320).

MGMT 4315  Multinational Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF MANAGEMENT PROCESSES AND THEIR APPLICATION ACROSS DIFFERENT CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS. THE COURSE FOCUSES ON DIFFERENCES AMONG VALUES, BELIEFS, PERCEPTIONS, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ACROSS NATIONAL AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES THAT AFFECT THE EMPLOYEE WORK AND PERFORMANCE.

Prerequisite: (MGMT 3312 and 3320).

MGMT 4320  Leadership Development  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP MODELS, STYLES, AND PRACTICES. FOCUSES ON SELF-ASSESSMENT AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADERS IMPORTANT TO EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OUTCOMES.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3312.

MGMT 4350  Small and Family Business  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

EXAMINES THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ASPECTS AND THE ONGOING MANAGEMENT OF A SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, WITH A FOCUS ON ACHIEVING AND SUSTAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.  ADDITIONAL TOPICS INCLUDE THE UNIQUE ASPECTS OF FAMILY BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP, DECISION-MAKING, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, FINANCIAL CONTROLS AND OTHER MISSION-CRITICAL PROCESSES.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3310.

MGMT 4370  New Venture Creation  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

NEW VENTURE CREATION TEACHES STUDENTS HOW TO ANALYZE THE FEASIBILITY OF A NEW PRODUCT, SERVICE OR INNOVATION WITHIN THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATION. STUDENTS LEARN TO DEVELOP BUSINESS PLANS NECESSARY FOR THE CREATION OF START-UP ENTERPRISE TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC BUSINESS PRACTICES, FINANCES, AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE FIRMS CREATED AND MAINTAINED BY ENTREPRENEURS. FACTORS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ENTERPRISE ARE RESEARCHED AND ANALYZED AS THEY AFFECT SUCCESSFUL NEW VENTURE BUSINESS DECISIONS.

MGMT 4385  Strategic Human Resource Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN EXAMINATION OF THE ISSUES IMPORTANT TO HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING. EMPHASIS IS ON THE PROCESSES AND ACTIVITIES USED TO DEVELOP HUMAN RESOURCE OBJECTIVES, PRACTICES, AND POLICIES TO MEET THE NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF AN ORGANIZATION AND IMPROVE ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3320 and ORMS 3310.

MGMT 4388  Business Strategy  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ANALYTICAL PROCESS AND METHODOLOGY FOR POLICY-STRATEGY FORMULATION, APPROACHED AS A MULTI-LEVEL, INTEGRATIVE PROCESS. ANALYSIS FOCUSED ON INTEGRATION OF SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES ACQUIRED THROUGH THE BBA PROGRAM.

MGMT 4390  Current Topics in Management  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

SELECTED TOPICS FOR SPECIAL STUDY RELATED TO MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS, PROCESSES OR ISSUES. MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN TOPICS VARY.

MGMT 4396  Directed Individual Study  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISED STUDY AND A FINAL REPORT.

MGMT 4398  Internship in Management  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

SUPERVISED FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME, OFF-CAMPUS TRAINING IN BUSINESS OR GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION. ORAL AND WRITTEN REPORTS REQUIRED.