Sep 19, 2017
(Bachelor of Science Degree)
(Concentrations in General Management, Human Resources Management, and Marketing Management)
The purpose of the major is to prepare graduates for competent and responsible participation in business and society. Recognizing the crucial role of business activity for our economy and society, the major is designed to introduce students to the way business organizations function in the larger social context. Issues of ethics and social responsibility, the global nature of business, and technological developments are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Skills in interpersonal dynamics, research, and oral and written communicational skills are also emphasized. Coursework is presented following an integrative approach and supported with discipline-specific content areas. An emphasis is also placed on the importance of experiential learning. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an experiential learning internship or project.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120
Graduates from this program will be able to:
- demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills.
- demonstrate effective oral communications skills.
- demonstrate effective written communications skills.
- demonstrate quantitative skills.
- demonstrate an awareness of the global business environment.
- demonstrate competence in the use of technology.
- identify and analyze legal and ethical issues in business.
- demonstrate a working knowledge of fundamental business and management concepts.
- demonstrate the ability to work well in a teamwork environment
See Core section of this catalog.
Major Course Requirements
(Economics electives may be used to satisfy liberal arts requirements.)
*Must be a course other than the one used in the concentration.
Major-Related Course Requirements
(Some of the following may be used to satisfy core and liberal arts requirements.)
Day students should select one concentration from among General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, and Risk Management and Insurance. Continuing Education students must select the General Management concentration.
Concentration in General Management
- Choose two courses in Management at the 300- or 400-level (6)
- Choose one 300- or 400-level course from each of two of the following areas:
Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Risk Management and Insurance (6)
Concentration in Human Resources Management
Choose any four of the following courses:
Concentration in Marketing Management
Choose three of the following courses:
Concentration in Risk Management and Insurance
Choose two of the following courses:
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, Professional Ethics, Psychology, and Sociology.