Management

Brian Jorgensen, Division Chair

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

Program Goals

The Management major is designed to prepare students to manage effectively in a wide variety of business organizations. The purpose of the major is 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:

  • 30 upper division hours
  • 124 total hours
  • WCore requirements

Undergraduate Business Core

Students in all business majors (with the exception of flight operations and some economics programs) complete a common undergraduate core designed to develop skills in all functional areas of business.

There are two components to the common undergraduate core: the lower-division requirements, and the upper-division requirements. Since many of the lower-division core requirements are prerequisites for upper-division core requirements, students should work to complete lower-division courses early in their programs. Upper-division core requirements should be taken when prerequisites are met. Prerequisites are noted in the table below.

REQUIREMENT DESCRIPTION CREDIT
HOURS
PREREQUISITES
I. Core Lower Division Courses 22
 ACCT 213 Financial Accounting (3) BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B; or BUSI 102*
 BUSI 101A Business Fundamentals I, Communicating (3)
 BUSI 101B Business Fundamentals I, Calculating (3) MATH 101 or MATH 105
 BUSI  200 Applied Business Math and Modeling (3) BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B; or BUSI 102*
 ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics (3) MATH 101 or MATH 105
 ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics (3) MATH 101 or MATH 105
 Choose one of the following courses:
  • DATA 150 Data and Society (4)
  • DATA 220 Introduction to Statistics (4)
II. Core Upper Division Courses 26-28  
 ACCT 313 Managerial Accounting (3) ACCT 213
 BUSI 300 Information Technology (3) BUSI 200
 BUSI 350 Business Fundamentals II, Integrative Core (2) ACCT 313; BUSI 300, 325; DATA 150 or 220; ECON 263; FINC 300; MGMT 305, MGMT 309; MKTG 300.
 BUSI 440 Business Fundamentals III, Internship (2-4)
(Transfer students must complete a min. of 15 Westminster credit hours or obtain permission of instructor prior to completing an internship for credit.)
BUSI 350, junior or senior standing, and signed approval from the Practice/Exp Director.
 FINC 300 Business Finance (3) BUSI 200, ACCT 213
 MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4) BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B; or BUSI 102*
 MGMT 309 Operations Management (3) BUSI 200
 BUSI 325 Business Law and Ethics (3) BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B; or BUSI 102*
 MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (3) BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B; or BUSI 102*
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 48-50

* BUSI 102, Business Fundamentals I for Transfer Students, is only an option for transfer students or student majoring in arts administration; all other students should take BUSI 101A/BUSI 101B.


Bachelor of Science in Management

REQUIREMENT DESCRIPTIONS
CREDIT HOURS PREREQUISITES
I. Undergraduate Business Core 48-50
Please refer to Undergraduate Business Core for requirements.
II. Major Requirements 15
MGMT 309 Operations Management (3) BUSI 200
MGMT 410 Managing People – offered fall (4) MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Mgmt – offered spring (4) MGMT 305
MGMT 490 International Management – offered fall and spring (4) ACCT 213, ECON 263, MGMT 305, MKTG 300
III. Electives 8
Eight hours of electives are required from the following:
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior – offered spring (4) MGMT 305
And/or other upper division electives as approved by advisor (4-8)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE B.S. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 71-73  

Bachelor of Arts in Management

REQUIREMENT DESCRIPTIONS
CREDIT HOURS PREREQUISITES
I. Undergraduate Business Core 48-50
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 world language; or
c. Eight credit hours of a single world 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 World Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.
III. Upper Division Required Courses 15
MGMT 309 Operations Management (3)  BUSI 200
MGMT 410 Managing People – offered fall (4)  MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Mgmt. – offered spring (4)  MGMT 305
MGMT 490 International Management – offered fall and spring (4)  ACCT 213, ECON 263, MGMT  305, MKTG 300
IV. Electives 8
Choose eight hours of electives from the following:
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4)  MGMT 305
And/or other upper division electives as approved by advisor (4-8)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE B.A. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 83-85  

Recommended Plan of Study

Starting Business as a First-Year Student

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year WCORE1
WCORE2
BUSI 101A (LC)
BUSI 101B (LC)
WCORE3
WCORE4
DATA 150 OR DATA 220
ACCT 213
Sophomore Year

WCORE5
WCORE6
BUSI 200
ECON 253


ECON 263
MKTG 300
ACCT 313
MGMT 305
BUSI 300

Junior Year

MGMT 309
FINC 300
BUSI 325


BUSI 350
MGMT 460
MGMT Elective

Senior Year

MGMT 410
MGMT 490
MGMT Elective (B.S.)


BUSI 440

Starting Business as a Sophomore

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year WCORE1
WCORE2
WCORE3
Language I (B.A.)
WCORE4
WCORE5
WCORE6
Language II (B.A.)
Sophomore Year

BUSI 101A
BUSI 101B
ECON 253
Language III (B.A.)
ACCT 213


ACCT 313
DATA 150 OR DATA 220
BUSI 200
ECON 263
MKTG 300

Junior Year

BUSI 300
MGMT 305
MGMT 309
FINC 300
BUSI 325


BUSI 350
MGMT 460
MGMT Elective

Senior Year

MGMT 410
MGMT 490
MGMT Elective (B.S.)


BUSI 440

Print Friendly, PDF & Email