Management

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Division Chair: TBD

Faculty:  Susan Arsht, Michael Glissmeyer, Cliff Hurst, Dax Jacobson, Michael Keene, 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:

  • Create an effective business plan for a new country entry.
  • 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.
  • Effectively communicate across different cultures.

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:

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

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 25
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*
BUSI 225 Business Law and Ethics (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 23-25  
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 225, 300; DATA 150 or 220; ECON 263; FINC 300; MGMT 305, MGMT 309; MKTG 300.
BUSI 440 or
BUSI 441 or
BUSI 442
Business Fundamentals III, Internship (1-8)
Business Practicum (2-4)
Business Portfolio (2)
BUSI 350, junior or senior standing, and signed approval from the Practice/Exp Director.
(Transfer students must complete a min. of 15 Westminster credit hours or obtain permission of instructor prior to completing an internship for credit.)

All business majors are required to complete BUSI 440 or BUSI 441 or BUSI 442.

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
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 16
MGMT 400 Global Business Strategy – offered fall and spring (4) MGMT 305; MKTG 300
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior – offered fall (4) MGMT 305
MGMT 450 Advanced Strategic Planning – offered fall (4) MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Mgmt – offered spring (4) MGMT 309, 400, 433, 450
III. Electives 4
Four hours of electives are required from the following:
MGMT 310 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (2) (not available as an elective for entrepreneurship minors)
MGMT 311 Business Model Development (2) (not available as an elective for entrepreneurship minors)
MGMT 411 Managing Growth (2) (not available as an elective for entrepreneurship minors)
And/or other upper division electives as approved by advisor (2-4)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE B.S. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 68-70  

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 16
MGMT 400 Global Business Strategy – offered fall and spring (4)  MGMT 305; MKTG 300
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior – offered fall (4)  MGMT 305
MGMT 450 Advanced Strategic Planning – offered fall (4)  MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Mgmt. – offered spring (4)  MGMT 309, 400, 433, 450
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE B.A. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 76-78  

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
BUSI 225
Sophomore Year

WCORE5
WCORE6
BUSI 200
ACCT 213


ECON 253
MKTG 300
ACCT 313
MGMT 305
BUSI 300

Junior Year

MGMT 309
FINC 300
ECON 263
Language I (B.A.)


BUSI 350
MGMT 400
MGMT Elective (B.S.)
Language II (B.A.)

Senior Year

MGMT 433
MGMT 450
Language III (B.A.)


BUSI 440, 441 or 442
MGMT 460

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.)
BUSI 225


ACCT 213
DATA 150 OR DATA 220
BUSI 200
ECON 263
MKTG 300

Junior Year

BUSI 300
MGMT 305
MGMT 309
FINC 300
ACCT 313


BUSI 350
MGMT 400
MGMT Elective (B.S.)

Senior Year

MGMT 433
MGMT 450


BUSI 440, 441 or 442
MGMT 460

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