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Managerial Studies



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Required core courses for all managerial studies students:

ACCT 201 ∙ Accounting Principles I ∙ 3 credits
Provides an understanding of the basics of financial accounting and reporting. It includes transaction analysis, recording of transactions in journals and ledgers, accounting for assets, liabilities and owner's equity and preparation of financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

ACCT 202 ∙ Accounting Principles ll ∙ 3 credits
Provides a further understanding of the basics of financial accounting and reporting and provides an understanding of the basics managerial accounting. It includes accounting for capital stock transactions, preparing and analyzing financial statements of corporations, product costing, budgeting, and managerial control.
Prerequisite: ACCT 201.

BUS 201 ∙ Legal Environment of Business ∙ 3 credits
A practical overview of the law in relation to the transaction of business, with particular attention given to the study of material on law and regulation for managers.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.

+ECON 201 ∙ Principles of Macroeconomics ∙ 3 credits
Introduction to national income accounting, income determination, unemployment, inflation and monetary fiscal policy problems of business cycles and economic growth.

+ECON 202 ∙ Principles of Microeconomics ∙ 3 credits
A study of behavior of individual economic units, such as the household and the firm, together with various market structures of product and resource markets.

FNCE 300 ∙ Principles of Finance ∙ 3 credits
Today's student wants to learn about all areas of finance rather than just how the large corporation functions. The course includes coverage of three main topic areas: markets and institutions, investments, and managerial finance. While the greatest emphasis of the course is on corporate topics, the amount of detail has been limited to facilitate coverage of areas that are of interest to a greater number of students. This broad approach appeals to major and non-majors alike by allowing students to better understand financial information for making business and personal finance decisions.
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, 202; ECON 201, 202.

PHIL 305 ∙ Business Ethics ∙ 3 credits
Study of ethical principles and the application of ethical principles to situations relevant to decision-making in the professional and business world. Students will be expected to reflect on question-raising situations that demand careful, informed moral deliberation.

WI-MGMT 310 ∙ Principles of Management ∙ 3 credits
Research from several social science disciplines applied to the study of effective management of organizational strategy, structure and behavior. Topics include planning, organizing, leadership and control. Interrelationships examined between needs and expectations of the individual and the organization and society.

WI-MGMT 349 ∙ Strategic Management and Policy ∙ 3 credits
The study of the formulation and implementation of corporate and business strategies to achieve the objectives of the organization. This emphasizes environmental, industry and competitor analyses and includes stakeholder analysis of government, community, consumers, employees and the natural environment.
This is the final, integrating course in the business core for all seniors. Senior standing.

MKTG 209 ∙ Principles of Marketing ∙ 3 credits
Survey of theories and resulting activities employed by producers and sellers of goods and services to determine wants of society and ways to satisfy those wants. Topics include external environment as it affects marketing decisions (e.g. economic conditions, population, competition, legislation), examination of basic elements of a marketing program (e.g. product design, pricing, distribution, and promotion), marketing and social responsibility.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.

STBE 237 ∙ Statistics for Business and Economics ∙ 3 credits
Principles and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered are data summarization, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, fundamental principles of probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, calculations of "z" and "t" scores, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation and regression, non-parametric statistics, statistical process control and decision theory. Prerequisites: Math 151, ECON 201.

Choose one of the following:

+MATH 191. Calculus and Analytic Geometry I • 4 credits
Review of algebra and functions of a single variables; limits, continuity, differentiability, and integrability. Applications of limit, derivatives, differentials, and integrals to solutions of physical and social problems. Additional course fee. Prerequisites: MATH 171, appropriate placement test score, or ACT Math score of at least 28.

+STBE 137. Quantitative Reasoning in Business • 3 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to develop quantitative insights and skills relevant to success in the study and practice of Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Management, Management and Marketing. Key topics include the role of functions, linear systems, optimization, and scenario analysis in business. Students will develop skills in the visual display, written expression and oral presentation of analytic findings in a business setting. Prerequisites: MATH 099 or ACT Mathematics score of 22.

Major Requirements

In addition to core courses students complete additional major course requirements, as specified, from the following:

International Business:


INTL 370 ∙ International Field Experience ∙ 3 credits
A study abroad experience of 8 weeks or more, or a shorter-term study abroad experience combined with either a service project of 50 hours with immigrants, or a international business internship of at least 50 hours.

INTL 372 ∙ Managing Across Cultures ∙ 3 credits
Introduction to the fundamentals of international management. Addresses the challenges of doing business internationally including cultural dimensions, the strategic and structural issues, and human resources issues.
Prerequisite: MGMT 310.

INTL 322 ∙ International Marketing ∙ 3 credits
As business and economics expand into a global marketplace, traditional western ideas of marketing must be expanded. Survey of international marketing theories and activities.
Prerequisite: MKTG 309.

INTL 377 ∙ International Business Environment ∙ 3 credits
Reviews of the historical causes of differences in national environments, as well as geographic, religious, cultural, political, and economic influences on current business environment.

INTL 374 ∙ World Regions ∙ 3 credits
This course examines the political and socio-economic dimensions of world regions, with special emphasis on Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Using globalization as an organizing template, it will focus economic development and the institutions that support it.

INTL 400 ∙ International Experiential Portfolio ∙ 1 credits
Completion of an international learning portfolio, which integrates all international learning into a cohesive and coherent document. This portfolio must include artifacts gathered from various international experiences (both in and out of the classroom) along with their descriptions of their pertinence and value. It also includes an 800-1000 word reflective paper on how the experiences  have informed the student's global knowledge and appreciation of cultural differences.

Student needs to take a foreign language competence to the equivalent of the 202-level.

Take one of the following:

INTL 399 ∙ Topics in International Business ∙ 3 credits
Selected topics on various themes. Students may repeat course on a different topic.

HIST 343 ∙ 20th Century Europe and the World ∙ 3 credits
This course surveys Europe and the World from the First World War to the present day. This period has been one of radical transformation, both in Europe and the larger world. Over the course of the semester, we will examine Europe's political, economic, and social development and transformation, including the profound transformation caused by two incredibly devastating wars. We will also examine the larger world, paying particular attention to the decolonization and the creation of a bipolar world. We will also pay particular attention to the cultural and intellectual developments of the period, including the Russian Revolution, post-World War One anxiety, the Spanish Civil War, post-Colonialism, and the New Left. This course should serve to give foundation of modern European history and to lesser extent world history, as well as provide a further development of your skills in historical methods and in historical means of thinking.
Prerequisite: HIST 100 or 200 level course.

PSCI 309 ∙ International Politics ∙ 3 credits
Among the topics discussed in this course are how foreign policies are made and implemented, the international economy, diplomacy, international law and organization, power, interdependence, arms races, terrorism, and war. This course is designed to touch upon a wide variety of topics that make up international politics.



MGMT 320 ∙ Human Resource Management ∙ 3 credits
Introduction to the Human Resource functions of workforce planning, legal requirements, work design, recruiting, selection, training and development, performance management, labor and employee relations.

WI-MGMT 325 ∙ Leadership in Organizations ∙ 3 credits
An introduction to leadership in organizations, including both historical and current behavioral theories. Application to life experiences will be addressed.
Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 332 ∙ Organizational Theory, Communications and Behavior ∙ 3 credits
Concentrates on individual processes, inter-personal and group processes, organizational processes and design and organizational changes.
Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or permission of instructor.

INTL 372 ∙ Managing Across Cultures ∙ 3 credits
This course will focus on analysis of and the skills required for a practicing manager to effectively deal with cultural differences, cultural sensitivity, management of multicultural organizations, and international strategic management. Regional international/intercultural groupings will also be examined.
Prerequisite: MGMT 310.

COMM 327 ∙ Organizational Communication ∙ 3 credits
Emphasizes planning, organization and control. Examines how systems work, role of internal communication, flow, content, interpretation of messages, problem-solving, avoiding communication breakdowns, changing attitudes, motivation, leveling, interpreting management's point of view. Investigates internal and external types of communication, dyads, interviewing and counseling, selling and persuading. 

Take one of the following:

MGMT 316 ∙ Entrepreneurship ∙ 3 credits
Explores how and why new businesses are founded. Considers the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; the research, financial, and management skills needed in a business start-up taught through the development of a business plan.

STBE 333 ∙ Operations Management ∙ 3 credits
An introduction to the concepts and methods for planning, routing, scheduling and controlling operations in both manufacturing and service industries. Topics include the concept of competitiveness, use of technology, process management, quality, forecasting, waiting lines, human resources issues, project management, supply chain management, just-in-time (JIT) systems, planning, scheduling, and inventory systems.

MGMT 399 ∙ Topics in Management ∙ 3 credits
Selected topics, announced as offered, covering various themes. Students may repeat course if on a different topic.