Department of Management

Dr. Richard T. Christoph, Head

Professors

DuBose, Ford, Gallagher, Pringle, Veglahn

Associate Professors

R. Christoph, Patzig, White, K. Zimmerman

Assistant Professors

Bowes-Sperry, Camp, Schoenfeld, Tansky

Instructor

Cohee

Course Descriptions: Management

The Department of Management offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in management. Management is an action-oriented profession. Managers acquire and combine human, financial, physical and informational resources to produce a product or service desired by some segment of society.

Depending on the concentration, the major in management prepares graduates for entry-level jobs in large, medium and small profit and non-profit organizations, as well as government. The goal of the major is to prepare students not only for entry-level jobs but for careers in management. Entry-level jobs include but are not limited to: management trainee, assistant manager, customer service representative, human resource generalist, executive sales representative, account executive, operations manager, distribution manager, labor relations manager, or a specialist in human resource management. Graduates may also choose to work for a small or family business or to become an entrepreneur.

Concentrations

Students majoring in management may choose from the following three concentrations depending on their areas of interest.

General Management

The general management concentration is designed for management majors who prefer to remain broad-based in their selection of courses.

Human Resource Management

The concentration in human resource management is designed for the management majors who desire to concentrate in the human resource aspects of work force recruitment and utilization. This concentration will focus on the development of knowledge and problem-solving skills within the component areas of human resource management.

Entrepreneurship, Small and Family Business

The concentration in entrepreneurship, small and family business is designed for management majors who desire careers as entrepreneurs in small and family-owned firms. This concentration will provide the theoretical framework and practical skills most often required for success in the entrepreneurial and small and family business fields.

Major in Management (B.B.A. Degree)

The management major conforms to the general structure of the B.B.A. degree programs set forth on page 124. The hour requirements for each of the program components are as follows:

Credit
Hours
Core requirements -- B.B.A. 42
Liberal studies courses 44
Other required courses for the major 1 24
Nonbusiness electives 10
120

1 Identified by ( 1 ) below.

First Two Years

During the first two years, students planning to major in management will complete the lower-level business course requirements and follow the uniform course schedule set forth on page 125.

Third and Fourth Years

Management majors will select a course of study from one of these three management concentrations to complete the final two years of their program:

Students should meet with their advisers to discuss specific concentration requirements. It is possible to deviate from this schedule but care must be taken to ensure that all course prerequisites are met.

Concentration Requirements

General Management

Junior Year Credit
First Semester Hours
FIN 345. Managerial Finance 3
MGT 300. Management Principles 3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing 3
Liberal studies course 3
Nonbusiness electives 4
16
Credit
Second Semester Hours
IDS 360. Production and Operations 3
Management
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration 1 3
MGT 391. Management Analysis and Gaming 1 3
Liberal studies course 3
15
Senior Year Credit
First Semester Hours
Management electives 1 6
Nonbusiness elective 3
Choose from the following: 1 6
PHIL 333. Problems in Applied Ethics
Electives from 300 or 400-level business courses
15
Credit
Second Semester Hours
MGT 487. Business Policy 3
Management electives 1 6
Nonbusiness elective 3
12

Human Resource Management

Junior Year Credit
First Semester Hours
FIN 345. Managerial Finance 3
MGT 300. Management Principles 3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing 3
Liberal studies course 3
Nonbusiness electives 4
16
Credit
Second Semester Hours
IDS 360. Production and Operations 3
Management
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration 1 3
MGT 391. Management Analysis and Gaming 1 3
Liberal studies course 3
15
Senior Year Credit
First Semester Hours
Management/human resources electives 1 6
Nonbusiness elective 3
Choose from the following: 1 6
Electives from 300 or 400-level management
courses
Nonmanagement electives with consent of
adviser
15
Credit
Second Semester Hours
MGT 487. Business Policy 3
Management/human resources electives 1 6
Nonbusiness elective 3
12

Entrepreneurship, Small and Family Business

Junior Year Credit
First Semester Hours
MGT 300. Management Principles 3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 345. Managerial Finance 3
Liberal studies course 3
Nonbusiness electives 4
16
Credit
Second Semester Hours
IDS 360. Production and Operations 3
Management
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 365. Personnel Administration 1 3
MGT 372. Entrepreneurship1 3
MGT 391. Management Analysis and Gaming 1 3
15
Senior Year Credit
First Semester Hours
MGT 473. Small and Family Business 3
Management
Core area electives (choose at least two 6
from the following):
MGT 450. Management Creativity
MGT 472. Venture Creation
FIN 434. Financing the Emerging Firm
MKTG 480. Product Development
Nonbusiness elective 3
Liberal studies course 3
15
Credit
Second Semester Hours
MGT 474. Entrepreneurial Research and Small 3
Business Consulting 1
MGT 487. Business Policy 3
Choose from the following: 1 3
Management elective
Approved core area substitution such as
FAM 330, Family Relations, or
SOCI 276, Sociology of the Family
Nonbusiness elective 3
12

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Dr. Roger H. Ford, Coordinator

The minor in entrepreneurship and small business management is designed to give students from all majors fundamental knowledge and skills required for entrepreneurial and small business careers. The program is open to students from all disciplines and is especially tailored to provide basic business, entrepreneurial and small business management education which will complement the education and training from nonbusiness fields. Graduates will be prepared to begin careers as self-employed practitioners, home-based business owners, or entrepreneurs, while gaining valuable general business knowledge which will be helpful in obtaining traditional entry-level employment.

Credit
Required Courses Hours
GBUS 150. Introduction to Business 1 3
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 300. Management Principles 3
MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing 3
Choose one of the following: 2 3
MGT 472. Venture Creation
MGT 473. Small and Family Business
Management
18

1 Or equivalent course, upon approval of department head.

2 Students will make this selection with the assistance of their minor adviser. The primary factor in the decision is whether the student is planning to go into a venture as an entrepreneur, or whether the student is considering entering into an existing family business. In many cases, the adviser may recommend both classes, but this will not be required.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University