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Course Descriptions

Program of Management

Dr. Philip B. DuBose, Director

Phone: (540) 568-3235
Fax:
E-mail: dubosepb@jmu.edu
Web site: www.jmu.edu/management/


Professors
P. DuBose, D. Gallagher, C. Pringle

Associate Professors
P. Bierly, P. Daly, M. White, K. Zimmerman

Assistant Professors
B. Clemens, S. de Janasz, S. Gallagher, R. Kolodinsky, A. Mainkar, B. Miller, M. Rutherford, E. Stark

Instructors
K. Dowd, R. Eliason, C. Hamilton, C. Roeder, M. Yankey


Mission Statement
The mission of the Program of Management is to provide nationally-competitive undergraduate and graduate education in the study of management. The program prepares its majors for entry-level jobs, and for eventual positions in middle-level and upper-level management, as well as for high-quality graduate programs. In addition, the program provides general management education to all students in the College of Business, and to students in a wide variety of programs across the university.


Goals
The overall goals of the Management Program are
  • To prepare the graduates of our major for a wide variety of management careers and leadership roles.
  • To provide instruction relating to the study and practice of management to all undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business, and a wide range of majors throughout JMU.


Objectives
The specific objectives of the Management Program are
  • To provide a basic understanding of how to apply key managerial concepts and theories in the contemporary work environment.
  • To develop human relations/interpersonal skills.
  • To develop an understanding of how group dynamics affect individual and group behavior.
  • To understand how to integrate the functional areas of an organization.
  • To further develop and refine oral communications skills through group presentations.
  • To further develop and refine written communications skills through report writing.
  • To strengthen individual decision-making skills.
  • To provide an understanding and appreciation of the human resource policies and procedures used by organizations and managers.
  • To increase knowledge of current developments in the field of human resource management.
  • To enhance skills in working with others in small groups to arrive at business decisions.


Career Opportunities
  • Management Trainee
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Account Executive
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Sales Representative
  • Operations Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Small Business Owner


Co-curricular Activities and Organizations
  • Student Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Degree and Major Requirements
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. However, many states require 150 hours of education to site of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. See the Certification section for more information. Fifty percent of this work, or 60 credit hours, must be taken outside of the College of Business. The core courses, required of all accounting majors are as follows.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
The B.B.A. degree in Management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. Fifty percent of this work, 60 credit hours, must be taken outside of the College of Business. In counting the 60 credit hours of non-business courses, B.B.A. students may include all hours taken in general education (usually 41), up to a total of nine hours in economics (GECON courses must be counted as economics), and three hours of COB 191, Business and Economics Statistics.

The remaining hours, to bring the total to 60, must be taken from any department outside the College of Business. Students should carefully select these non-business electives to help them gain additional knowledge and expertise for their careers and personal lives. The credit hour requirements for each of the program components are as follows:

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General education requirements1 40-43
B.B.A lower-level core courses 30
B.B.A. upper-level core courses 15
Management major requirements 24
Non-business electives 8-11

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

First Two Years
Students planning to major in management must complete the 29 to 30 hour, lower-division B.B.A core curriculum prior to enrolling in upper-division core courses normally taken in the first semester of the junior year. It is expected that the lower-division core curriculum will be completed during the first two years of study along with all, or most, of the university general education curriculum. Failing to complete all the lower-division core requirements on time will delay enrollment in upper-division core and major courses until at least the second semester of the junior year.

Students wishing to pursue a degree in management must select one the following three options:
  • General Management Concentration
  • Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Concentration.


  • All management majors will take the three required management core courses:
    Required Corses Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management. 3

    The remaining five management courses will depend upon which of the above three options the student selects. The requirements for each of the three concentrations will be delineated in the following sections.

    Concentrations

    General Management Concentration
    The general management concentration is designed for students who prefer to remain broad-based in their selection of courses. This concentration offers the student the flexibility and opportunity to fashion an academic program based upon career interests and future plans. The general management concentration consists of the eight courses shown below.

    Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management 3
    MGT 420. Management of Technology 3
    MGT 480. Organization Theory 3
    3 400-level Management Electives 9

    24

    Human Resource Management Concentration
    The concentration in human resource management is designed for the management major who desires to concentrate in the human resource aspects of work force recruitment and utilization. This concentration focuses on the development of knowledge and problem-solving skills within the component areas of human resource management. The human resource management concentration consists of the eight courses shown below.

    Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management 3
    Select five of the following HR Electives: 15
    GT 460. Government Regulations and Human Resource Mgt
    MGT 462. Compensation and Benefits
    MGT 463. Labor Relations
    MGT 464. Industrial Psychology
    MGT 465. Senior Seminar in Personnel
    MGT 466. Employee Training and Development
    MGT 467. Human Resource Planning and Strategy
    MGT 468. Employee Selection
    MGT 495. Human Resources Internship

    24

    Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Concentration
    The concentration in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship is intended to prepare students for entrepreneurially-oriented careers. The educational approach will be broad-based and designed for students who seek careers in small businesses, as well as those who aspire to be entrepreneurs in corporate settings. The concentration will provide the theoretical framework and practical skills required for entrepreneurial success in organizations of all sizes. The technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship concentration consists of the eight courses shown below.

    Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management 3
    MGT 420. Management of Technology 3
    MGT 425. Project Management 3
    MGT 450. Management and Creativity 3
    MGT 480. Organization Theory 3
    MGT/OM/CISAT Elective 3

    24


    Recommended Schedule for Majors

    General Management Concentration

    Third Year
    First Semester Credit Hours
    COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management 3
    COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
    COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
    COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing 3
    General Education or non-business elective 3

    15

    Second Semester Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management 3
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15

    Fourth Year
    First Semester Credit Hours
    MGT 420. Management of Technology and Innovation 3
    MGT 480. Organization Theory 3
    400-level Management Electives 3
    General Education or non-business electives 3

    15

    Second Semester Credit Hours
    COB 487. Strategic Management 3
    400-level Management Electives 6
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15


    Human Resource Management Concentration

    Third Year
    First Semester Credit Hours
    COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management 3
    COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
    COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
    COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing 3
    General Education or non-business elective 3

    15

    Second Semester Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management 3
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15

    Fourth Year
    First Semester Credit Hours
    HR electives 9
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15

    Second Semester Credit Hours
    COB 487. Strategic Management 3
    HR electives 6
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15


    Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration

    Third Year
    First Semester Credit Hours
    COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management 3
    COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
    COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
    COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing 3
    General Education or non-business elective 3

    15

    Second Semester Credit Hours
    MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
    MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
    MGT 410. International Management 3
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15

    Fourth Year
    First Semester Credit Hours
    HR electives 3
    MGT 425. Project Management 3
    MGT 480. Organization Theory 3
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15

    Second Semester Credit Hours
    COB 487. Strategic Management 3
    MGT 450. Creativity 6
    MGT/OM/CISAT elective 6
    General Education or non-business electives 6

    15



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