Curriculum Overview

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The Management program offers a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management and a graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate degree

BBA Curriculum for Management Concentration Majors Catalog

It is important for new management concentration majors to meet with their academic adviser and set up a degree plan to make sure that they have met:

  • General Education Requirements
    All Foundation Entrance Requirements

Major Requirements

College Core Courses: 21 hours required
Management Concentration Core Courses: 15 hours required.

Students are encouraged to take a combination of management core courses, college core, electives, and ECCE requirements each semester. MGT 310 is a prerequisite for all other management core courses. All college core courses must be completed before students can enroll in MGT 488. The capstone is taken within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester.

College Core (21 Hours)

The College Core is required of all undergraduate students in the College of Business and Management. Students must earn at least a “C-” in each College Core (except MGT488 which requires a “C” 2.00) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 across all College Core courses.

  • BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management
    3 Hrs. (Prerequisites-Accounting, Economics, Statistics, & Calculus Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 312 Principles of Marketing
    3 Hrs. (Prerequisites- Financial Accounting & Microeconomics Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management
    3 Hrs. (Prerequisites-Statistics & Calculus Foundation Courses)
  • BUS 331 Business and Society
    3 Hrs. (Prerequisites-Economics Foundation Courses)
  • MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior
    3 Hrs. (No prerequisite)
  • MIS 352 Principles of Management
    Information Systems
    3 Hrs. (No prerequisite)
  • MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone
    3 Hrs. (Prerequisite: All College core courses and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester).

Management Concentration Core (15 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 is the prerequisite for the management core courses.

Minimum GPA: Management majors must earn a cumulative grade point-average of at least 2.00 across all management courses.

The Management Concentration Core:

  • Choose at least one of the following:

MGT 461 Organization Theory
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 485 International Management
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

  • Choose two additional courses from the following:

MGT 422 Negotiation
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 461 Organization Theory
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 431 Human Resource Management
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 474 Leadership and Motivation
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

MGT 485 International Management
3 Hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 310

  • Choose one additional MGT Elective (300-400 level) 3 hrs. *
  • Choose one CBM Elective (300-400 level) 3 hrs. * (Includes MGT, BUS, MKT, ECO, MIS or ACC)
*ECCE courses do not fulfill MGT or CBM Elective requirements.

General Electives 

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.

Students should consult with their academic advisers to determine their elective hours. Students using electives to complete a minor must also have the approval of their minor adviser.

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience – ECCE  (10 Hours) 

Internship required

All undergraduate students are required to take a minimum of 10 hours in the Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE), a set of courses tied to UIS’ heritage, mission, vision, and values. These courses provide a distinctive element to the baccalaureate education at UIS, and encourage a commitment to making a difference in the world. Most of the course work in this category is interdisciplinary and is designed to help students recognize the value of multiple perspectives.

ECCE requirement: 1 hour of Speaker Series and two of the following three ECCE categories for at least 9 credit hours: US Communities, Global Awareness, and Engagement Experience. Engagement Experience required as an internship, minimum 3 hours. Internship handout 2016

Management Concentration majors and all BBA majors must complete a minimum of 3 hours ECCE: Experiential and Service Learning: Internship (IPL:300) beginning with the 13-14 catalog.
This Internship may be 3 to 6 hours and fulfill ECCE requirements under the Engagement Experience category.  After consultation with their CBM AST advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour AST requirement using the student petition form. Waivers to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be given in exceptional cases.

Some degree programs may require students to take particular ECCE courses. Students should consult with advisors in the major for further guidance. The Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) includes 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses and 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 Experiential and Service-Learning internship, 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 Experiential and ECCE: Experiential and Service Learning: Internship (IPL:300) or project may do so through the Engagement Experience.

ECCE Speakers Series (1 hour)

For one semester, students will be required to participate in a series of campus-sponsored lectures by speakers who exemplify engaged citizenship. Credit will be awarded upon completion of all course requirements. Students must complete one hour of Speakers Series course work, but may take an additional hour in a different semester if desired.

Courses taken to meet the 10 hours of ECCE requirements cannot be used to meet general education course work, but they may count toward requirements, electives, or prerequisites in the major and minor.