Management Curriculum Overview for New Management Students Fall 2007 – Summer 2009

It is important for management students to meet with an academic adviser and set up a degree plan to make sure that they have met:

  1. General Education Requirements, and
  2. All Foundation Entrance Requirements.


A student must complete 60 semester hours of upper-division coursework to earn a Bachelors of Arts in Management.

Major Requirements

College Core Courses: 18 hours required,and
Management Core Courses: 16 hours required.

Students are encouraged to take a combination of management core courses, college core, electives, and UIS requirements each semester. MGT 310 and all foundation courses are the prerequisites for all other management core courses. These courses must be completed before  students enroll in other management core courses. With the exception of MGT 488, the other management core courses may be taken in any order. All the management and college core courses are prerequisites for MGT 488. All core courses must be completed before students can enroll in MGT 488.


College Core (18 Hours)

The College Core is required of all undergraduate students in the College of Business and Management.

  • BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Accounting, Economics, Statistics, & Calculus Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 312 Principles of Marketing
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Accounting & Economics Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisites-Statistics & Calculus Foundation Courses)
  • MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior
    3 Hrs.
    (No prerequisites)
  • MIS 352 Principles of Management
    Information Systems
    3 Hrs.
    (No prerequisites)
  • MGT 488 Strategic Management and Leadership
    3 Hrs.
    (Prerequisite: All College and Management core courses for Management Majors).


Management Core (16 Hours)

The Management Core is designed to develop critical conceptual and interpersonal skills for successful managerial performance in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to a theoretical foundation, the core curriculum provides students with an opportunity to integrate and apply these concepts in a variety of situations. MGT 310 and all foundation courses are the prerequisites for the management core courses.

Beginning Fall 2008, new students in MGT program will require – Minimum GPA: Management majors must earn a cumulative grade-point average of (2.00) across all management courses. Please consult your academic adviser. For those using catalog prior to Fall 2008, the following rule applies: Minimum GPA: Management majors are required to earn a grade of C (2.00) or better in all management core courses. Please consult your academic adviser.

The management core consists of the following four courses:

  • MGT 422 Power and Negotiation
    4 Hrs.
    Prerequisites: MGT 310 and all foundation courses are prerequisites for management majors. (Management Core)
  • MGT 431 Human Resource Management
    4 Hrs.
    Prerequisites: MGT 310 and all foundation courses are prerequisites for management majors (Management Core)
  • MGT 461 Organization Theory
    4 Hrs.
    Prerequisites: MGT 310 and all foundation courses are prerequisites for management majors. (Management Core)
  • MGT XXX-MGT Elective (300-400 level)
    4 Hrs.
    (Management Core)


Electives 300 – 400 Level (13 Hours)

Electives allow students to supplement the management core curriculum and to specialize in a field of study that is appropriate to their career goals. These electives may constitute a formal minor or area of study specifically designed to meet the student’s needs.

To ensure that baccalaureate-level students have a broad context in which their management education is set and to fulfill the AACSB requirement, at least 60 of the total 120 hours required for a bachelors degree should be in the area of general education and liberal studies.

Students should consult with their academic advisers to determine if some of their elective hours should be in the area of general education rather than management and business. Students using electives to complete a minor must also have the approval of their minor adviser.

Upper-division transfer credits must be approved by the office of Enrollment services and the student’s adviser. Students should consult with their adviser to insure appropriate elective coursework is pursued.

New students beginning Fall 2007 may choose to take an upper division management elective to fulfill their core elective or an upper division elective requirement.

Management Electives:

  • MGT 371 Social Responsibility and Ethics:
    Corporate and Public
    Hrs. No prerequisites.
  • MGT 390 Topics in Management
    1 to
    4 Hrs.
    Prerequisite:  MGT 310.
  • MGT 430 Managerial Communication Skills

    No prerequisites.
  • MGT 458 Quality Management
    4 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 311 or BUS 341. See BUS 458.
  • MGT 463 Report Writing for Managers
    4 Hrs.
    No Prerequisites.
  • MGT 474 Leadership and Motivation
    4 Hrs.
    No Prerequisites.
  • MGT 481 Management Applications
    1 – 8 Hrs.
    Prerequisites: Three management core courses.
  • MGT 485 International Management
    4 Hrs.
    No prerequisites.
  • MGT 486 Group Management Techniques
    4 Hrs.
    No prerequisites.
  • MGT 490 Topics in Managerial Concepts and Skills
    1-4 Hrs.
    No prerequisites.
  • MGT 499 Tutorial in Management
    1-4 Hrs.
    No prerequisites.

ECCE Requirements

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (13 Hours-ECCE) Students should consult with academic advisers for further guidance.

The Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) consists of the following categories:

U.S. Communities (1 course, 3 hours)
Courses in this category aim to broaden students’ knowledge about substantial, distinctive, and complex aspects of the history, society, politics, and culture of United States communities.

Global Awareness (1 course, 3 hours)
Courses in this category help students to understand and function in an increasingly interdependent and globalizing environment and to develop an appreciation of other cultural perspectives. They foster awareness of other cultures, polities, or natural environments, past or present.

Engagement Experience (3 hours)
This category offers students structured opportunities to integrate knowledge, practice, and reflection in the context of an engaged citizenship experience. Students may fulfill this part of the ECCE curriculum through an Applied Studies Term, Credit for Prior Learning, a service-learning course, a research project, a group project course, or study abroad, among others.

Students who desire or are required to complete a 6-hour Applied Study Term may do so by combining 3 hours of Engagement Experience and 3 hours of ECCE elective.

Courses taken to meet the 13 hours of ECCE requirements cannot be used to meet lower-division general education coursework, but they may count toward requirements or prerequisites in the major and minor.

ECCE Elective (3 hours)
This category is designed to provide flexibility in the ECCE curriculum by offering students various opportunities to expand their Engaged Citizenship Common Experience. Electives fall into two areas:

  1. Experiential Learning, which includes Applied Study Terms, service learning, study abroad, and Credit for Prior Learning, a research project, a group project course, or study abroad, among others;
  2. Additional coursework related to engaged citizenship, which includes a second ECCE course in U.S. Communities or Global Awareness, an “On-Going Controversies” course, and modern languages (third or fourth semester only). On-going Controversies courses address complex issues of significance to society in a local, national, or global context. They include a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and require students to examine controversial topics, including ethics and values, from scholarly points of view.

ECCE Speakers Series (1-2 hours)
For one semester, students will be required to participate in a series of campus-sponsored lectures by speakers who will exemplify engaged citizenship. Students must take one hour of Speakers Series, but may take an additional hour in a different semester if desired.