2012 - 2013 Management

Program Requirements | Bachelor of Science | Bachelor of Arts | Plan of Study | Course Descriptions

Department Chair: Stephen Hurlbut
Faculty: Charla Brown, Shannon Bellamy, Robert Haworth, Stephen Hurlbut, Melissa Koerner, Stephen Maranville, Ken Meland, Alysse Morton, Richard Parsons, Douglas Peterson, Michael Sutton, Vicki Whiting

Students can complete either the Bachelor of Science in Management, or the Bachelor of Arts in Management. All students completing the Management major meet educational requirements for the Accelerated MBA Program for Westminster Graduates.

Program Goals

The Management major is designed to prepare students to manage effectively in a wide variety of business organizations. The purposes of the major are to ensure that students (1) understand the field of management and the environmental and organizational context in which managers operate, and (2) master the fundamental management principles and tools needed to assure their success as managers. Students majoring in Management can:

Program Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for a Management major, students must complete the courses outlined below. Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in business program coursework.

Bachelor of Science in Management

Requirement Description Credit Hours
I. Undergraduate Business Core 50
Please refer to the Undergraduate Business Core for requirements.  
II. Major Requirements 24
MGMT 309 Operations Management 4
MGMT 410 Managing People 4
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Management 4
MGMT 490 International Management 4
     
Eight hours of electives are required from the following: 8
MGMT 420 Communication and Interpersonal Skills (2)  
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4)  
MGMT 450 New Product Development (4)  
MGMT 462 Leadership (2)  
MGMT 470 Service Management and Marketing (4)  
MGMT 474 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4)  
Or other upper division electives as approved by advisor  
 
III. Practice/Experience Courses 2-4
MGMT 440* Internship 2-4
or    
MGMT 441* Practicum 4
or    
MGMT 442* Professional Portfolio 2

*Note to transfers: all internships (440) must be taken at upper division level. For transfer of credit for 441 or 442, please see the Practice Experience Coordinator.
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR B.S. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 76-78

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 30 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Requirement Description Credit Hours
I. Undergraduate Business Core 50
Please refer to the Undergraduate Business Core for requirements.

 

II. Bachelor of Arts Requirements 12
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts option (B.A.) must complete either:
a. A declared academic minor other than the Business Minor; or
b. Twelve credit hours of a single foreign language; or
c. Eight credit hours of a single foreign language, and either:
 
  • four credit hours of a Westminster May term study/cultural international experience, or
  • four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university.
See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.
 
III. Upper Division Required Courses 20
MGMT 309 Operations Management 4
MGMT 410 Managing People 4
MGMT 460 Organizational Change & Advanced Management 4
MGMT 490 International Management 4
     
Four hours of electives are required from the following: 4
MGMT 420 Communication and Interpersonal Skills (2)  
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4)  
MGMT 450 New Product Development (4)  
MGMT 462 Leadership (2)  
MGMT 470 Service Management and Marketing (4)  
MGMT 474 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4)  
Or other upper division electives as approved by advisor  
 
IV. Practice/Experience Courses 2-4
MGMT 440* Internship 2-4
or    
MGMT 441* Practicum 4
or    
MGMT 442* Professional Portfolio 2

*Note to transfers: all internships (440) must be taken at upper division level. For transfer of credit for 441 or 442, please see the Practice Experience Coordinator.
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR B.A. MANAGEMENT 84-86

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 30 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Recommended Plan of Study for Management

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year ECON 253
MATH 141
Language I (B.A.)
MATH 150
Language II (B.A.)
PHIL 206
Sophomore Year ACCT 213
ECON 263
IRM 200
Language III (B.A.)
FINC 300
MGMT 230
MGMT 305
Junior Year MGMT 325
MGMT 490
MKTG 300
MGMT 309
MGMT 460
MGMT Elective
Senior Year MGMT 410
MGMT Elective (B.S.)
MGMT 475
MGMT 440/441/442