Management Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)
The management major provides students with coursework designed to help them to understand the purposes of business, how to manage ethically in today’s dynamic global business environment, and how to be effective leaders. To this end, the Management Department has identified the following learning outcomes for the major. Specifically, a management graduate should be able to:
Understand how domestic and global issues impact management practices.
Evaluate management practices and policies with regard to social responsibility and ethics.
Identify and recommend ways to influence individual and group behaviors in organizational situations.
Analyze and recommend solutions for business problems using management concepts and theories.
Special interest areas
Consider using the following special areas to assist in selecting management electives:
Students interested in International Management may want to take some of the following courses:
MGT 430 Comparative Management Systems
MGT 431 Business, Labor and Human Rights
MGT 484 International Human Resource Management
BUS 405 The Law of International Business Transactions
Students interested in Human Resource Management may want to take some or all of the following courses:
- MGT 303 Principles of Labor-Management Relations
- MGT 385 Human Resources: Employment
- MGT 386 Compensation and Benefits Administration
- MGT 483 Human Resource Development
- MGT 485 Collective Bargaining
- MGT 486 Human Resources: Current Issues and Policies
Students interested in Organizational Behavior may want to take some of the following courses:
- MGT 300 Advanced Business Communication: Reports and Presentations
- MGT 400 Management Forum
- MGT 412 Emergent Leadership and Team Development
- MGT 414 Crisis and Contingency Management
- MGT 487 Male/Female Relationships-Business Environment
Students interested in Technology Management may want to take some of the following courses:
(College of Business Administration)
300/400 level management courses are open only to those students who have been admitted to the business program and students in business-related programs for which such a course is specifically required. Exceptions to this policy may be made only by the College of Business Administration Dean.
|MGT 328||Principles of Management Thought||3|
|MGT 360||Global Perspective on Business||3|
|MGT 408||The Global Responsibility of Business||3|
|Select 15 credits from any 300/400 level MGT course or any of the following non-MGT courses. At least nine of the 15 elective credits should be 400 level courses. 1||15|
|Principles of Sustainable Business|
|The Law of International Business Transactions|
|Current Topics in Law|
|Computer-Based Decision Support Systems for Management|
|Business Choices and Telecommunications Decision|
Up to three credit hours of outside elective courses may be approved by the faculty adviser and department chair. Students with interests in special areas (e.g., operations management, human resources, international management, etc.) should work closely with their advisers to select classes accordingly.
Additionally, management majors are encouraged, but not required, to take MGT 100 Introduction to Business (3 cr.) their first year.
All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.
College of Business Administration (CBA) core requirements
All students enrolled in any program within the college must complete the 16 business core courses listed below and all requirements for the major (see department listings). Courses numbered at the 100 and 200 level as well as BUS 300 are considered pre-business courses.
|ECO 110||Microeconomics and Public Policy||3|
|ECO 120||Global Macroeconomics||3|
|BUS 205||The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business||3|
|ACC 221||Accounting Principles I||3|
|ACC 222||Accounting Principles II||3|
|IS 220||Information Systems for Business Management||4|
|BUS 230||Business and Economics Research and Communication||3|
|ENG 110||College Writing I||3|
|or ENG 112||College Writing AP (Advanced Placement)|
|BUS 300||Business Communication||3|
|MGT 308||Behavior and Theory in Organizations||3|
|MKT 309||Principles of Marketing||3|
|FIN 355||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|MGT 393||Production and Operations Management||3|
|MGT 449||Administrative Policy Determination||3|
|MTH 145||Elementary Statistics (or equivalent)||4|
|MTH 175||Applied Calculus||4-5|
|or MTH 207||Calculus I|
Baccalaureate degree requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.
Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.
The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.
Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.
This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.
|ECO 110 or 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies/ Gen Ed Self & Society)1||3||ECO 110 or 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies/ Gen Ed Self & Society)1||3|
|ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy - Written)||3||CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy - Oral)||3|
|MTH 145 or 175 (Depending on Math placement exam results)||4||MTH 145 or 175 (Depending on Math placement exam results)||4|
|MGT 100||3||Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2||Gen Ed Arts||2|
|ACC 2211||3||ACC 2221||3|
|BUS 2051||3||BUS 230||3|
|IS 220||4||BUS 300||3|
|Gen Ed Minority Cultures||3||Gen Ed Hum - Lit||3|
|HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)||3||Gen Ed Natural Lab Science||4|
|Apply to the Business Program in the CBA Dean's Office (138 Wimberly)|
|FIN 355||3||MGT 393||3|
|MGT 308||3||MGT 328||3|
|MKT 309||3||MGT 360||3|
|Gen Ed Elective||6||Gen Ed Elective||3|
|MGT 408||3||MGT 449||3|
|MGT Electives (400 Level)||3||MGT Electives (300/400 Level)||3|
|MGT Electives (400 Level)||3||MGT Electives (300/400 Level)||3|
|MGT Electives (400 Level)||3||Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
A grade of "C" or better is required for admission to the CBA Business Program.