With a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, a student can select from a variety of concentrations which provide in-depth understanding of specific functional areas. The areas of concentration are:
- Business Analytics
- Business Economics*
- Finance and Banking*
- General Management
- Human Resource Management
- Management Information Systems
* Please see Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance for more information.
MANAGEMENT MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS
Concentrations provide a depth of understanding in a specific functional area of specialization within management. A concentration consists of 18 credit hours beyond the required core courses, with the exception of Management Information Systems, which has 21 credit hours. Concentrations are provided in the areas of Business Analytics, Business Economics, Finance & Banking, General Management, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.
The concentration in General Management is most appropriate for students who have a broad-based interest in the field of management rather than a single area of concentration. This program of study prepares students for careers as leaders of all types of organizations including government, nonprofit, and business. Students are required to complete a total of 18 credit hours to earn a concentration in General Management. Students with a concentration in General Management are also required to complete at least one upper division three (3) credit-hour course in each of at least three different areas within Management.
Human Resource Management
This concentration focuses on the management of the personnel resources of an organization. Management issues such as planning and forecasting human resource needs, recruiting, maintaining, developing and motivating personnel, succession planning, and compensation are covered. The Human Resource Management concentration prepares students for graduate studies and entry level positions in areas such as compensation and benefits planning, industrial relations, personnel analysis, and performance analysis and evaluation. Students are required to complete a total of 18 credit hours in the field for a concentration in Human Resource Management. Twelve (12) of these credits are required, and six (6) may be satisfied by choosing from elective courses in Human Resource Management. The additional hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management Information Systems involves the management of an inter-related set of components that collect, process, store and distribute information to support decision-making and control in an organization. Students explore computer hardware and software, networking computers to share data, programming languages, specialized software, communications software, and the Internet. Graduates of the MIS program will be prepared for graduate studies and for positions as software and network analysts, programmers, and systems analysts. Students are required to complete a total of 24 credit hours in the field for a concentration. Eighteen (18) of these credits are required, and six (6) may be satisfied by choosing from elective Information Systems courses. The additional hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.
The Marketing concentration focuses on the strategic planning and systems development necessary to facilitate the exchanges crucial to modern organizational and business success. Careers in marketing include advertising, product management, public relations, customer service, sales, retailing, research, market analysis and data management, as well as international marketing, trade, and distribution. Students also have the option to pursue graduate studies in their area of concentration. Students interested in marketing should be willing to think creatively and possess, or be willing to develop, good analytical and communications skills. A Marketing concentration consists of 18 credit hours of marketing courses. Fifteen (15) of these credits are required, and three (3) may be satisfied by choosing one of the elective courses in Marketing. The additional hours must be selected in consultation with the students’ advisor.