Associated Faculty Dyanne Ferk, Richard Judd, Laurel Newman, David O'Gorman, Michael Small
Emeritus Faculty Alfred Arkley, Rodney Dinges, Judith Ettinger, George Gruendel, Donald Vanover, Joe Wilkins
The goal of the Management Program is to develop the critical conceptual and interpersonal skills that are essential to employment in management positions in all types of organizations. In addition to requiring a theoretical foundation, the curriculum provides students with numerous opportunities to integrate and apply these skills in a variety of situations. Specific program objectives are to enable students to 1) assess power situations and implement appropriate responses; 2) develop competence and understanding in strategic human resource development, including human resource planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, career development, performance appraisal, compensation, incentives, union-management relations, ethics, diversity, and succession planning; 3) acquire knowledge of theories and applications of organizational change, and recognize appropriate developmental strategies for leading change; and 4) acquire knowledge of the process that leads to the organization of people and other resources most effectively.
New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that reflects their interests and satisfies degree requirements.
The bachelor of arts in management prepares students to become organizational leaders, in the sense that today's organizations need leaders at all levels. The program philosophy is based on the premise that organizational leaders do more than just manage. They understand that success, for individuals as well as organizations, is largely based on how effective they are in developing people and that organizational success requires leaders who know how to coach, mentor, and facilitate, rather than simply monitor and control.
Leaders in business, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations face similar problems and challenges and thus need the same core of leadership knowledge and skills to be effective. Therefore, this degree is designed to develop critical conceptual and interpersonal skills for successful performance in all types of organizations.
All departments in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics, and the behavioral sciences. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:
ACC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting and
ACC 212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ECO 213 Statistics for Business and Economics
MAT 113 Business Calculus or other calculus or finite math equivalent
ECO 201 Introduction to Microeconomics and
ECO 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics or
ECO 315 Economics for Administration
Behavioral science course (psychology, sociology, etc.)
Coursework equivalent to the above will be accepted on approval by the student's adviser.
A student must complete 60 semester hours of upper-division coursework to earn a B.A. in management.
College core 18 Hrs.
(Required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students)
BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3 Hrs.
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3 Hrs.
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3 Hrs.
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3 Hrs.
MIS 352 Principles of Management Information Systems 3 Hrs.
*MGT 488 Strategic Management and Leadership 3 Hrs.
*Prerequisite: All college and management core for management majors. See MGT 488 course description.
Management Core 16 Hrs.
MGT 422 Power and Negotiation 4 Hrs.
MGT 431 Human Resource Management 4 Hrs.
MGT 461 Organization Theory 4 Hrs.
MGT Elective (300-400 level) 4 Hrs.
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior is a prerequisite for the program core courses. MGT 488 Strategic Management and Leadership is the program's capstone (closure) course, which may only be taken after a student has completed all other core courses. Management majors must earn a grade of C (2.00) or better in every management core course (including MGT 310 and MGT 488). If a student earns a lower grade, he or she may repeat the course only once.
Students should consult with advisers in the major for specific guidance regarding completion of general education requirements.