Business Administration Major: Management Option (B.S.)
The Option in Management provides students with opportunities to develop a substantial foundation in the principles of managing the human, organizational, technical, and financial resources of organizations to enhance strategic competitiveness. Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, planning, interpersonal skills related to ethical leadership in the global economy, managing innovation and technology, organizational change and sustainability, and international and cross-cultural issues in organizations.
The option emphasizes the generalist's mindset in concert with a specialist's functional understanding of the firm. Future career paths include an array of management, supervisory, entrepreneurial, human resources, and other positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations. The option is also recommended for students considering graduate education in management or law.
A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have different requirements, which are provided below. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.
|Business Adminsistration core requirements:|
|ADMN 400||Introduction to Business||4|
|ADMN 403||Computing Essentials for Business||1|
|ADMN 410||Management Information Systems||4|
|ADMN 420||Business Statistics||4|
|ADMN 502||Financial Accounting||4|
|ADMN 503||Managerial Accounting||4|
|ADMN 570||Introduction to Financial Management||4|
|ADMN 575||Behavior in Organizations||4|
|ADMN 580||Quantitative Decision Making||4|
|ADMN 703||Strategic Management: Decision Making 1||4|
|ECON 401||Principles of Economics (Macro)||4|
|ECON 402||Principles of Economics (Micro)||4|
|MATH 420||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH 424A||Calculus for Social Sciences|
|PHIL 430||Ethics and Society||4|
|PAUL 405||Freshman Academic Experience I||1|
|PAUL 406||Freshman Academic Experience II||1|
This is the capstone course in the business administration program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of the Discovery Program.
Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.
Option in Management
|MGT 614||Organizational Leadership and Structure||4|
|MGT 701||Business, Government, and Society||4|
|Select two of the following: 1||8|
|Business Law I 2|
|Leadership Assessment and Development|
|Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management|
Current offerings may change from year to year.
MGT option students can count at most one Business Law course toward the MGT option.
Topics will change from year to year.