Management (MGMT)

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Brian Jorgensen, Division Chair

Faculty:  Michael Glissmeyer, Stephen Hurlbut, Cliff Hurst, Michael Keene, Melissa Koerner, Ken Meland, Alysse Morton, Michael Pacanowsky, Michael Sutton, Vicki Whiting.

 

Students can complete either the Bachelor of Science in Management, or the Bachelor of Arts in Management. All students completing the Management major meet educational requirements for the Accelerated MBA Program for Westminster Graduates.

Program Goals

The Management major is designed to prepare students to manage effectively in a wide variety of business organizations. The purposes of the major are to ensure that students (1) understand the field of management and the environmental and organizational context in which managers operate, and (2) master the fundamental management principles and tools needed to assure their success as managers. Students majoring in Management can:

  • Analyze the competitive environment of an organization and make plans that will lead to organizational success.
  • Organize manufacturing and service operations for maximum quality and efficiency.
  • Motivate, coordinate, and lead others to excellent performance.
  • Develop plans to lead an organization through a significant change effort.
  • Demonstrate intercultural respect and social responsibility.

Program Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for a Management major, students must complete the courses outlined below. Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in business program coursework. Students are also required to complete the ETS Major Field Test in Business before they are eligible to graduate.

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Management major:

  • 124 total hours
  • 30 upper division hours
  • Liberal education distribution

Undergraduate Business Core

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
Lower Division Business Courses 30*
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE* (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer
ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer ECON 253 (LE); MATH*141 OR MATH*143 (LE)
IRM 200 Principles of Information Resource Management*** (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer co-requisite: MATH 150 (LE)
MATH*141 OR MATH*143 College Algebra, LE** (4)—offered every semester MATH 105 or placement test
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE** (4)—offered every semester MATH 105 or placement test
MGMT 230 Business Quantitative Methods*** (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer MATH*141 OR MATH*143 (LE), 150 (LE)
PHIL 206  Introduction to Ethics, LE * (3)
Upper Division Business Courses 20
FINC 300 Business Finance (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer ACCT 213; ECON 253 (LE), 263; IRM 200; MATH*141 OR MATH*143 (LE), MATH 150 (LE)
MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer MATH*141 OR MATH*143 (LE)
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law (4)—offered fall and spring
MGMT 475 Strategy in Global Management**** (4) senior standing; see course description
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer MATH*141 OR MATH*143 (LE)
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 50

Notes:
* Students taking these courses as part of LE can double count these courses.
** Only one of MATH*141 OR MATH*143 and MATH 150 will count toward LE, but both are required. Students may be required to take both, based on math placement exams.
*** IRM 200 and MGMT 230 may be taken in the same semester as co-requisites.
**** In certain majors, Senior Seminar may substitute for MGMT *475

Bachelor of Science in Management

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Undergraduate Business Core 50
Please refer to Undergraduate Business Core for requirements.
II. Major Requirements 24
MGMT 309 Operations Management (4)—offered spring MGMT 305, MATH 150 (LE)
MGMT 410 Managing People (4)—offered fall MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Management (4)—offered spring MGMT 305 or MGMT 433
MGMT 490 International Management (4)—offered fall ACCT 213, ECON 253 (LE), 263, MGMT 305, MKTG 300
Eight hours of electives are required from the following:
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4))—offered spring MGMT 305
MGMT 474 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4)—offered fall MGMT 305; MKTG 300; FINC 300
Or other upper division electives as approved by advisor
III. Practice/Experience Courses 2–4
MGMT 440* Internship (2–4)—offered fall, spring, and summer
or
MGMT 305; junior/senior standing, see course description
MGMT 441* Practicum (4)
or
MGMT 305; MATH 150 (LE); junior/
senior standing, see course description
MGMT 442* Professional Portfolio (2) offered by directed study only.  Please see Practice/Experience Director MGMT 305; junior/senior standing see course description
*Note to transfers: all internships (440) must be taken at upper division level. For transfer of credit for 441 or 442, please see the Practice Experience Coordinator.
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE B.S. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 76–78

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 30 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Undergraduate Business Core 50
Please refer to Undergraduate Business Core for requirements.
II. Bachelor of Arts Requirements 12
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts option (B.A.) must complete either:
a. A declared academic minor other than a Business minor; or
b. Twelve credit hours of a single foreign language; or
c. Eight credit hours of a single foreign language, and either:
  • four credit hours of a Westminster May term study/cultural international experience, or
  • four credits of an international study tour transferred from an
    accredited college or university.
See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.
III. Upper Division Required Courses 20
MGMT 309 Operations Management (4)—offered spring MGMT 305, MATH 150 (LE)
MGMT 410 Managing People (4)—offered fall MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Management (4)—offered spring MGMT 305 or MGMT 433
MGMT 490 International Management (4)—offered fall and spring ACCT 213, ECON 253 (LE), 263, MGMT 305, MKTG 300
Four hours of electives are required from the following:
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4)— offered spring MGMT 305
MGMT 474 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4)—offered fall MGMT 305; MKTG 300; FINC 300
Or other upper division electives as approved by advisor
IV. Practice/Experience Courses 2–4
MGMT 440* Internship (2–4)—offered fall, spring, and summer
or
MGMT 305; junior/senior standing, see course description
MGMT 441* Practicum (4)—offered spring
or
MGMT 305; MATH 150 (LE)
MGMT 442* Professional Portfolio (2) offered by directed study only.  Please Practice/Experience Director MGMT 305; junior/ senior standing, see course description
*Note to transfers: all internships (440) must be taken at upper division level. For transfer of credit for 441 or 442, please see the Practice Experience Coordinator.
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE B.A. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 84–86

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 30 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Recommended Plan of Study

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year ECON 253
MATH*141 OR MATH*143
Language I (B.A.)
MATH 150
Language II (B.A.)
PHIL 206
Sophomore Year ACCT 213
ECON 263
IRM 200
Language III (B.A.)
FINC 300
MGMT 230
MGMT 305
Junior Year MGMT 325
MKTG 300
MGMT 309
MGMT 460
MGMT Elective
Senior Year MGMT 410
MGMT 490
MGMT Elective (B.S.)
MGMT 475
MGMT 440/441/442