Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

The Management program prepares students for positions as managers and future executives in business and other organizations. Professional opportunities in management often begin as a "management trainee" in large companies or as an assistant manager in other businesses. Persons with careers in management are found in entrepreneurial, private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Typical career paths lead students to become upper-level corporate executives, corporate presidents, CEOs and successful entrepreneurs.

Objectives

Students completing the management major should be able to:

  1. Understand the complexity of managing human dynamics in the organizational setting.
  2. Recognize major managerial challenges such as the globalization of business, managing a cultural and ethnically diverse workplace, increasing interdependence among organizational units, intensifying competitive dynamics, and the escalating ethical responsibilities of managers.
  3. Understand the organizational and environmental context in which human resource managers function.
  4. Understand the organizational, labor, and legal environments in which managers function.
  5. Incorporate quantitative decision making into solutions of business problems.
  6. Understand factors that influence individual, group, and corporate behavior and use this knowledge to improve individual and firm performance.
  7. Develop managerial skills in activities such as: teamwork, motivation, decision making, negotiation, conflict resolution, leadership, and strategic management.
  8. Understand how strategic decisions are influenced by and also help to create competitive dynamics within and between industries.
  9. Recognize and assess the impact of environmental factors in decision making, as well as develop conceptual skills.
  10. Improve both written and oral communication skills.
  11. Develop competency in the use of enterprise-wide and discipline specific applications to solve business problems and assist in strategic decision making.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

ENGL 1301: English Composition I

3

HIST 1301: U.S. History I

3

TECH 2323: Intro. to Computer Applications

3

MATH 1324: Math for Bus. and Econ. I

3

BIOL, PHYS, or CHEM *

4

Total Hours

16

Second Semester

Credit Hours

ENGL 1302: English Composition II

3

HIST 1302: U. S. History II

3

SPCM 1315: Fundamentals of Speech

3

MATH 1325: Math for Bus. and Econ. II

3

BIOL, PHYS, or CHEM*

4

Total Hours

16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

POLS 2305: U.S. Government

3

ECON 2301: Macroeconomics

3

ACCT 2301: Princ. of Financial Acct.

3

ENGL 2322: World Literature

3

MATH 1342: Statistics

3

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

Credit Hours

POLS 2306: Texas Government

3

ECON 2302: Microeconomics

3

ACCT 2302: Princ. of Managerial Acct.

3

Fine and Performing Arts

3

Humanities

3

Total Hours

15

Junior Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

BLAW 3301: Bus. Law and Soc. Resp.

3

MANA 3370: Business Writing and Oral Present.

3

MANA 3311: Managing People in Organizations

3

MANA 3330: Mgmt. Inform. Systems

3

Management elective

3

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

Credit Hours

MANA 3305: Operations Management

3

MARK 3311: Principles of Marketing

3

FINA 3311: Principles of Finance

3

Upper-division business electives

3

MANA 3320: Human Resource Management

3

MANA 3170: How to Get a Job

1

Total Hours

16

Senior Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

MANA 4315: Managerial Decision Making

3

MANA 4310: International Management

3

Management elective

3

Upper-division CBT electives

6

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

Credit Hours

MANA 4395: Strategic Management

3

Upper-division CBT electives

3

Upper-division electives

6

Total Hours

12

Note: Total hours must equal at least 120