Jul 16, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Jill Austin, Chair

Aaron, Arik, Bullington, Clark, Geho, Gilbert, Gupton, Kethley, Li, Medina, Moake, Morrell, Montgomery, Mpoyi, Mullane, Nelson, Raffo, Shanine, Smith, Sokoya, Tang, E. Thomas, J. Thomas, Welborn, Williams, Wilson, Yue

The mission of the Department of Management is


  • Prepare students - Engage students through a variety of methodologies such as in-class group projects, cases, and experiential learning opportunities; implement continuous curriculum improvement; provide students individualized mentoring; connect students with guest speakers and practitioners
  • Accelerate careers - Improve student career readiness through strengthening job search skills; connect students with job opportunities; track student career success
  • Connect with business - Build relationships with business and community organizations; provide consulting service; deliver outstanding executive education
  • Expand knowledge - Publish in peer-reviewed journals and practitioner publications; mentor and collaborate with colleagues; present research at academic conferences and in the classroom.

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, supply chain 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 supply chain management include supply chain analyst, buyer, inventory control specialist, production scheduling analyst, logistics coordinator/analyst, transportation coordinator/analyst, capacity management specialist, operations/production supervisor, process improvement leader, planner, and logistics leader development trainee.

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.