Management (MGMT)

Opus College of Business
Department of Management
Hedberg (chair), Anderson, Brinsfeld, DeVaughn, Diehn, Henderson, Johnson, Maloney, Militello, Murtha, Owens, Pattit, Rothausen-Vange, Sheppeck, Tuzcu, Welsh, Young

Students completing a concentration in the Department of Management will develop a systems thinking perspective as they view organizations; will develop a competitive perspective as they work with organizations; will become problem-solvers; will value diversity in all its forms; and will study managerial skills.

Concentration in Business Communication

There is an increasingly widespread desire within the business community for people who can communicate well, both in face-to-face and in electronically-mediated forms of communication. The concentration in business communication is designed to provide students a basic understanding of business fundamentals, plus background knowledge and skills in human message exchange. This exchange can occur in many forms: one-on-one, in groups, across cultures, and electronically.

In addition to the general business courses required of all business majors, students who elect to do concentrated study in business communication take four additional communication courses, selected with the guidance of their adviser. These courses can focus on working with people or with electronic media. Those communication courses that emphasize working with people, such as Organizational Communication or Small Group Communication, provide the foundation for effective interaction and discussion. Those courses that focus on electronic media, such as Electronic Media Production or writing and design for the web, provide the basics for working with technology in the workplace and can help prepare students for business-related careers in the electronic media and broadcasting industry.

Business Communication - Major Field Guide

Business Core Courses

  • ACCT 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BETH 301 Business Ethics (4 credits)
  • BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)
  • OPMT 310 Operations Management (4 credits)
  • FINC 321 Financial Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 305 Management & Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
  • BLAW 302 Business Law for Accounting (4 credits)
  • BLAW 303 International Business Law (4 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • COJO 100 Public Speaking (4 credits) or COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)
  • COJO 111 Intro to COJO I (4 credits) (if not previously taken) or COJO 112 Intro to COJO II (4 credits)
  • MGMT 360 Organizational and Employee Development (4 credits) or MGMT 382 Leadership (4 credits)
  • MGMT 382 Leadership Development (4 credits)
  • MGMT 480 Strategic Management (4 credits)
  • Plus eight additional credits from the following COJO courses: 211, 212, 213, 220, 230, 232, 234, 256, 258, 260, 263, 264, 270, 274, 276, 320, 328, 336, 366, 370, 372, 430, or 432

Allied requirements

  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year.

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Concentration in Human Resource Management

It is often said that people are an organization’s greatest resource. People who work in human resource management provide specialized methods, techniques and professional judgment geared toward fair and effective employee selection, rewards, training, placement, management and development. By making effective use of employees’ skills, and helping employees find satisfaction in their jobs and working conditions, both the employees and employers benefit from enhanced productivity.

People who work in human resource management have a wide range of responsibilities within a company. These include forecasting the organization’s employee needs such as hiring, developing appraisal, compensation and professional development systems; establishing and maintaining effective labor relations; analyzing and improving the working environment; and interpreting employment regulations. Typical job titles found in human resource departments include benefits analyst, training services coordinator, HR administrator, employment and placement manager, job analyst, labor relations specialist, affirmative action manager, recruiter, and personnel development specialist. 

Human Resource Management - Major Field Guide

Business Core Courses

  • ACCT 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BETH 301 Business Ethics (4 credits)
  • BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)
  • OPMT 310 Operations Management (4 credits)
  • FINC 321 Financial Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 305 Management & Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
  • BLAW 302 Business Law for Accounting (4 credits)
  • BLAW 303 International Business Law (4 credits) 

Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 360 Organizational and Employee Development (4 credits)
  • MGMT 362 Attracting, Acquiring, and Rewarding Talent (4 credits)
  • MGMT 364 Employee and Labor Relations (4 credits)
  • MGMT 460 Human Resource Strategy (4 credits)
  • MGMT 480 Strategic Management (4 credits)

Allied requirements

  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year.

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Plus four credits from the following:

  • COJO 100 Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)
  • COJO 370 Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • ENGL 211 or above (4 credits)

Concentration in Leadership and Management

The leadership and management curriculum provides a broad look at the science and art of “getting things done.” It will help the student develop philosophies and skills for leading people, processes, and projects across all aspects of an organization. It will provide the concepts and tools to establish long-term visions and goals for an organization and to effectively manage daily routines in a dynamic work environment – regardless of the type of organization or the particular area of a business.

The business world is changing quickly and current experience shows that university graduates can expect to change careers and employers many times before retiring. The leadership and management program will help the student initiate a course of action and take advantage of opportunities that arise within organizations. Leadership and management will prepare the student for positions throughout an organization. This concentration is designed for students majoring in business administration who are not interested in concentrating their studies in a particular discipline of business (e.g., accounting, finance, marketing), but want more focus than the general business concentration provides.

Leadership & Management - Major Field Guide

Business Core Courses

  • ACCT 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BETH 301 Business Ethics (4 credits)
  • BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)
  • OPMT 310 Operations Management (4 credits)
  • FINC 321 Financial Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 305 Management & Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
  • BLAW 302 Business Law for Accounting (4 credits)
  • BLAW 303 International Business Law (4 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • MGMT 382 Leadership and Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 384 Project Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 386 Advanced Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
  • MGMT 480 Strategic Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 482 Managerial Applications of Leadership (4 credits)

Allied requirements

  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year. 

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year. 

Plus four credits from the following:

  • COJO 100 Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)
  • COJO 370 Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • ENGL 211 or above (4 credits)
Course Number Title Credits
MGMT  243 Individual Study 2 OR 4
MGMT  269 Research 2 OR 4
MGMT  305 Mgmt & Organizational Behavior 4
MGMT  360 Organization & Empl Develp 4
MGMT  362 Attract and Reward Talent 4
MGMT  364 Employee and Labor Relations 4
MGMT  382 Management & Leadership 4
MGMT  384 Project Management 4
MGMT  386 Advanced Org Behavior 4
MGMT  389 Research 2 OR 4
MGMT  393 Individual Study 2 OR 4
MGMT  430 International Management 4
MGMT  460 Human Resource Strategy 4
MGMT  480 Strategic Management 4
MGMT  482 Managerial Application of Ldsp 4
MGMT  490 Topics 4
MGMT  491 Research 2 OR 4
MGMT  495 Individual Study 2 OR 4