Business Management

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General Education Courses

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Core Courses in the Major

Management of Financial Resources
MGT 350 4 credits

In this course, students will explore the fundamental financial concepts and skills of a successful financial manager. The course will focus on long-term investment decisions, cost of capital leverage, as well as long and short-term financing decisions.

Theory & Practice of Leadership
MGT 420 4 credits

This course will focus on leadership, management, and organizational concepts used in business today. It will expand the management principles of the last century, taking into consideration knowledge, behavioral, and technological changes that have recently occurred. The student will learn why and how quality improvements, visionary leadership, and customer-driven enterprises have caused change in business. This course also describes a new way to operate without control or compliance and thus improve service to the business organization, while maximizing corporation profit.

Organizational Behavior & Culture
MGT 425 4 credits

This course focuses on management and leadership of organizations and people in organizations. The course emphasizes the need to promote a shared vision, developing a collaborative work environment, fostering a learning organization, effective management/employee relationships, effective communications, interpersonal communications, win/win management, intrinsic motivation, effective work teams, and self-directed work teams.

Social & Ethical Issues in Management
MGT 440 4 credits

This course covers ethical awareness, ethical analysis and decision making, contemporary ethical issues, and ethical management in organizations. It describes the skills required as leaders encounter ethical dilemmas, process reasoned responses, confront daily and long-term ethical challenges, and make a positive and progressive difference at work by relying on an ethical foundation. The course explores the emotional influence on behavior and decisions, and it explains how to learn from successes and failures.

Strategic Management & Business Policy
MGT 450 4 credits

Strategic Management & Business Policy examines strategy formulation and implementation issues from a general manager’s viewpoint, providing an integrative framework for, and building upon, the functional business areas. Those interested in general management, entrepreneurship, or functional specialties will find this course valuable in understanding what makes organizations successful or not.

The following general education courses are highly recommended:

ECO 221 4 credits

Macroeconomics examines the economy as a whole and offers a perspective on how government economic policies affect daily life. The course focuses on inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, the market system, fiscal policy, supply and demand, the balance of trade, comparative advantage, and money and banking. It also compares Keynesian and Classical economic theories as they relate to macroeconomic policy. (satisfies general education credit in the Social and Behavioral Science area)

ECO 222 4 credits

Microeconomics introduces the part of economics which studies how individuals make decisions and choices under conditions of scarcity. The course focuses on the concepts of individual market behavior, rational self-interest, cost benefit analysis, the role of supply and demand in determination of value resource allocation, and comparative advantage. Microeconomics also examines the issues of economic growth, population growth, and the environment. (satisfies general education credit in the Social and Behavioral Science area)


The remaining courses in the major constitute elective courses for students who choose a generalized program or core courses for each of the four concentrations. Students who choose a generalized program are encouraged to select their elective courses from across the four concentrations.

Human Resource Management

Employee Selection and Staffing
HRM 316 4 credits

This course addresses principles and techniques of staffing the workplace. It includes strategies and practices utilized in staffing, planning, recruiting, and selection. Topics covered include job analysis, recruitment, and selection.

Human Resource MGT
HRM 323 4 credits

This course examines the functions of recruitment, selection, development, training, supervision, and compensation of human resources in today’s organizations. It focuses on the development of knowledge and the application of personnel/human resources management processes. Also covered is an understanding of the key functions, role, and value of human resources management within organizations.

Diversity in the Workplace
HRM 340 4 credits

As it is important for organizations to understand, value, appreciate, and effectively manage diversity dynamics in today’s global work environment, this course examines the challenges and opportunities for effective management of a diverse workforce. It explores a broadened view beyond the traditional concepts of diversity such as gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, race, and disability to include such topics as leveraging diversity for economic value.

Management Information Systems

Systems Analysis & Design
MIS 325 4 credits

This course provides systematic methodologies for developing and analyzing information systems in organizations. Students will explore the value of working in teams on systems analysis and design tasks, and learn how to prepare systems analysis reports.

Information Security
MIS 328 4 credits

This course covers technical and business aspects of information security. Students will study managerial aspects of securing computer networks and will understand IT controls in a business environment.

Managing Information Resources
MIS 422 4 credits

This course explores managerial and technical issues facing IS professionals. Students will explore how organizations respond to the challenges of information systems management, and cover issues such as selection and management of human and technical resources, ethics, privacy, intellectual property, and knowledge management.

NOTE: To earn an MIS concentration, students must take a minimum of 4 MIS core courses.


Principles of Marketing
MKT 321 4 credits

Course focuses on the marketing environment and the contemporary concepts and practices of marketing goods and services. The managerial concepts of marketing being planning, implementing, product management, determining price strategies, distribution, promotion, advertising, and meeting customer demands are emphasized.
Note: Students transferring a Principles of Marketing course at the 200 level or higher meets the MKT 321 requirement in the concentration

Marketing Analysis & Strategies
MKT 380 4 credits

This course will provide an overview of contemporary marketing concepts, practices, and strategies while exploring the fundamentals and managerial aspects of the marketing process. Emphasis is placed on the marketing environment and effective management of that environment. Note: Students transferring a Principles of Marketing course at the 200 level or higher meets the MKT 321 requirement in the concentration

Global Marketing
MKT 426 4 credits

This is a case-based course in global marketing management designed to develop global marketing research and analytical skills. This course will help the student handle marketing strategy issues across national and cultural boundaries.

Market Research
MKT 430 4 credits

This course is designed to help students to examine the role and methodology of market research in the business environment. Students will explore the use of data collection, evaluation and presentation methods, and examine the decision-making process used to generate market research information.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Financial Management
HPM 310 4 credits

This course emphasizes development and use of financial statements and provides an overview and understanding of the need for budgets and budgeting. This course also emphasizes the development and use of standards and calculations of actual costs used for budgeting and financial management of the various cost centers located within a hospitality operation.

Hospitality Management: Legal Environment
HPM 315 4 credits

The course provides a background as to why managing the legal environment in the hospitality industry is important. This course will describe why managers in hospitality institutions such as hotels and food and beverage service operators need to understand their rights and responsibilities. These include but are not limited to compliance issues, safety procedures, and laws and codes that are established to protect customers. Topics include contracts, business entities, ethics, and employment discrimination.

Hospitality Management: Contemporary Issues
HPM 415 4 credits

The course uses the case study method to provide students with insight to address contemporary management issues affecting hospitality managers such as diversity, leadership, and empowerment programs.


  • MGT 400 Independent Studies may each be taken up to two times.
  • MGT 490 Special Topics may each be taken up to two times.

Additional elective learning may be accepted when appropriate to the major. Acceptable elective learning may include: prior learning that meets program criteria for acceptance; general education courses (beyond those required by the program) and courses offered through other majors, following published syllabi; and/or individual designed courses developed by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor and submitted using the learning agreement form. All additional electives must be endorsed by the faculty advisor and the dean and documented in the approved degree plan prior to registration.

Business Independent Studies. Each may be taken up to two times.
MGT 400 4 credits

Independent Study

Business Special Topics. Each may be taken up to two times.
MGT 490 4 credits

Special Topics.


As part of course work in the business management major, every student will complete a culminating graduation requirement (CGR). The CGR requirement may be met by satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Capstone (CGR) Learning Experience Project
MGT 499
(6-12 credits within the 120)


Research Paper (taken in a major core class – separate credit not awarded)

Capstone Learning Experience Project
MGT 499 6-12 credits

The project draws upon all of the student’s previous experience, both academic and experiential, bringing together the theoretical and practical knowledge attained over the course of the program, especially as it pertains to the major. The project will result in a major paper, article, work of art, training manual, or other product that not only provides the student with lasting educational enrichment but also develops and demonstrates background and expertise.