May 29, 2023  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Jill Austin, Chair

Arik, Bullington, Clark, Dunne, Geho, Gilbert, Kethley, Kudlats, Lester, Li, McDowell, Morrell, Montgomery, Mpoyi, Mullane, Nelson, Raffo, Singer, Sokoya, Tang, E. Thomas, J. Thomas, Weaver, Welborn, Williams, Wilson, Yue

The mission of the Department of Management is teaching, connecting, engaging, and expanding-

  • Teaching theory and applied business knowledge
  • Connecting students with businesses, and businesses with students
  • Engaging the business community through service activities
  • Expanding business knowledge through research

Students may choose from three majors: Management, Entrepreneurship, and Business Administration. These programs of study lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The majors offer the skills necessary for a wide range of business careers in management and general administration and also provide the basic undergraduate preparation necessary for admission to and satisfactory performance in graduate study in business.

The major in Management offers preparation for specialized careers in human resources management, operations management, and general administrative careers in business, government, industry, and non-profit organizations. Management electives are listed in the introductory paragraph of the Major in Management section. Typical career titles in human resources management include training/development manager, human resources recruiter, employee relations specialist, industrial/labor relations specialist, employee selection manager, employee benefits administrator, and compensation specialist. Typical career titles in operations management include production scheduler, quality control analyst, capacity planning analyst, operations systems analyst, inventory control specialist, materials manager, logistics manager, and quality assurance manager.

The major in Business Administration offers preparation for general business careers for students who do not wish to choose a specific area of study in business.

The major in Entrepreneurship offers students preparation for successful venture creation and implementation and provides opportunities for them to acquire the necessary operational knowledge to start a new enterprise and to study business communication, marketing, finance, management, economics, accounting, and information systems from an entrepreneurial perspective.

Minor programs of study within the department include Entrepreneurship, Management, and Not-For-Profit Management. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary minors in Business Administration and Leadership Studies. A course may not be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.

Graduate Study

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.