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The major in management offers three concentrations that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries, from governmental organizations, manufacturing, retail and banking, to pharmaceutical products, consumer products, restaurants and insurance.

You will develop skills in leadership, critical thinking and analytical decision making as you apply key managerial concepts and theories learned in the classroom to practical experiences.

View the management major diagram for a visual representation of the course of study.

 

Major Coursework and Upper B.B.A. Core | Concentrations | Progressing through the Program | Recommended Minors | Academic Advisor

 


Major Coursework and upper B.B.A. Core
  • COB 242 – Managerial Accounting 
  • COB 300A – Integrated Business: Management 
  • COB 300B – Integrated Business: Finance 
  • COB 300C – Integrated Business: Operations
  • COB 300D – Integrated Business: Marketing 
  • MGT 320 – Management of Innovation and Technology 
  • MGT 325 – Project Management 
  • MGT 357 – Evidence-Based Decision Making 
  • MGT 365 – Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 
  • MGT 390 – Organizational Leadership 
  • COB 487 – Strategic Management

Option One: 2 specified MGT courses, 1 MGT Elective (Concentration)

Option Two: 3 MGT Electives (No concentration)

Concentrations
Business Analysis and Consulting

This concentration is designed to develop and enhance students’ critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills. In this track students engage in research and analysis to build a strong foundation for learning and implementing the business analysis and consulting process.

Required Courses

  • MGT 357 - Evidence-Based Decision Making (3 credit hours)
  • MGT 457 - Business Analysis and Consulting Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
  • MGT 467 - Business Analysis and Consulting Practicum (3 credit hours)
Human Resource Management

This concentration is designed to help students broaden and deepen their understanding of the acquisition, development, management and retention of human capital in organizations. 

Required Courses

  • MGT 365 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (3 credit hours) 
  • MGT 470 - Acquiring and Developing Human Capital (3 credit hours) 
  • MGT 475 - Managing and Retaining Human Capital (3 credit hours) 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This concentration is designed to provide students with an introduction to the role of innovation in business development, a solid foundation in the principle elements of entrepreneurship and small business management and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with a team to create a new business venture. 

Required Courses

  • MGT 320 - Management of Innovation and Technology (3 credit hours) 
  • MGT 471 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours) 
  • MGT 472 - New Venture Creation (3 credit hours) 
Management Electives
  • MGT 340
  • MGT 375
  • MGT 457
  • MGT 460
  • MGT 461
  • MGT 465
  • MGT 467
  • MGT 470
  • MGT 471
  • MGT 472
  • MGT 475
  • MGT 480
  • MGT 481
  • MGT 490
  • MGT 494
  • MGT 498

Catalog Course descriptions

Progressing Through the Program

Most students complete the lower BBA core in their first two years, and are accepted into the COB (and take COB 300) in the Fall semester of their junior year. Students are encouraged to develop their individualized academic plans in consultation with an academic advisor, taking into account unique skills, interests and goals. Management majors are limited to up to 4 MGT courses per semester.

Recommended Minors
Academic Advisor

Shannon Mercer 
(540) 568-8782
taubesm@jmu.edu 

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