Management Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

Primary objective of the Department of Management is to educate students in the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to perform the basic tasks of management. Course offerings are designed to demonstrate how managers, as decision makers, affect organizational efficiency and effectiveness by considering the impact of environment, technology, administrative structure, information and human resources. General skills emphasized are problem identification, analysis and solutions. Specializations in entrepreneurship, human resource management and general management are available.

 



Business Core Courses

Required (33 Credits)

GEB 3031 Cornerstone Lecture
GEB 3031L Cornerstone Lab
GEB 3003 Career Research and Planning
GEB 3005 Career Search Strategies
MAR 3023 Marketing
GEB 3375 Intro to International Business
BUL 3130 Legal and Ethical Environments of Business
ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tools II
FIN 3403C Business Finance
MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
MAR 3203 Supply Chain Management
GEB 4223 Business Interviewing Techniques
GEB 4004 Executing Your Career Plan

 

Graduating Semester:
MAN 4720 Strategic Management / Capstone


General Management Track

Required (15 Credits)

MAN 3301 Management of Human Resources
MAN 3520 Quality & Productivity Management
MAN 4240 Organizations: Theory & Behavior
MAN 4441 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
MAN 4701 Business Ethics & Society

Restricted Electives (9 credits)

MAN 4029 Service Organization Management
MAN 4101 Human Relations in Management
MAN 4320 Recruitment & Selection
MAN 4330 Compensation Administration
MAN 4350 Training & Development
MAN 4583 Project Management
MAN 4600 International Management
MAN 4350 Training & Development
MAN 4441 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
MAN 4583 Project Management
MAN 4600 International Management
MAN 4802 New Venture & Small Business Management
MAN 4941 Management Internship
GEB 3113 Creativity & Entrepreneurship
GEB 4111 New Venture Finance
GEB 4110 Business Plan Preparation
GEB 4152 Tech. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
GEB 4435 Moral Foundation of Business
BUL 4540 Employment Law


Entrepreneurship Track

Required (15 credits)

GEB 3113 Creativity and Entrepreneurship
MAN 4802 New Venture & Small Business Management
GEB 4111 New Venture Finance
GEB 4110 Business Plan Preparation
MAR 3765 Entrepreneurial Marketing

Restricted Electives (9 credits)

MAN 3301 Management of Human Resources
MAN 3520 Quality & Productivity Management
MAN 4029 Service Organization Management
MAN 4101 Human Relations in Management
MAN 4240 Organization: Theory & Behavior
MAN 4320 Recruitment & Selection
MAN 4330 Compensation Administration
MAN 4350 Training & Development
MAN 4441 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
MAN 4583 Project Management
MAN 4600 International Management
MAN 4701 Business Ethics & Society
MAN 4941 Management Internship
GEB 4152 Tech. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
GEB 4435 Moral Foundation of Business
BUL 4540 Employment Law


Human Resource Management Track

Required (15 credits)

MAN 3301 Management of Human Resources
MAN 4240 Organization: Theory & Behavior
MAN 4320 Recruitment & Selection
MAR 4330 Compensation Administration
MAN 4350 Training & Development

Restricted Electives (9 credits)

MAN 3520 Quality & Productivity Management
MAN 4029 Service Organization Management
MAN 4101 Human Relations in Management
MAN 4441 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
MAN 4583 Project Management
MAN 4600 International Management
MAN 4701 Business Ethics & Society
MAN 4802 New Venture & Small Business Management
MAN 4941 Management Internship
GEB 3113 Creativity & Entrepreneurship
GEB 4111 New Venture Finance
GEB 4110 Business Plan Preparation
GEB 4152 Tech. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
GEB 4435 Moral Foundation of Business
BUL 4540 Employment Law


Certificates

No certificates are offered for this major.


Internships

Internships are academic courses that allow students to apply classroom theory in a practical work setting and gain personal, academic and work competencies.

  • One semester
  • Major-related
  • Off-campus
  • Usually for credit
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Structured for learning

For this course you are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week for 15 weeks or a total of 300 hours per term. The internship must relate to and expand upon your management coursework. Present positions with an employer do not qualify for internship credit. Internships that deal primarily with marketing or finance, for example, will be referred to those departments. A mid-term paper and end of semester report are also expected, which describe your work experience and what you have learned while participating in the internship. The mid-term and end-of-semester papers must be at least 5 and 10 pages in length, respectively. Each student will also be required to submit two evaluation forms by the end of the semester. The first will be an evaluation of the internship organization, which will be submitted to the Internship Coordinator. The second will be an evaluation of the Internship Coordinator, which will be submitted to the Management Department Chair. In addition, at the end of the semester your supervisor in the internship organization will complete an evaluation of you, the student intern. A learning agreement will be signed by each student who registers for an internship and bi-weekly reports must be submitted in order to account for the completion of the mandatory hours.

Internships count for three hours of elective credit toward the bachelor’s degree. Students will receive a letter grade for their internship that will be contingent upon their success in the internship and the quality of the work they submit to the internship coordinator. Applicants must be of junior or senior class standing, have a declared a major in Management, and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the Management Major as well as a 2.75 overall GPA. Students are required to seek Management Department approval for internship positions prior to accepting them.

Internships which work with all majors are available to all students at the University of Central Florida for elective credit through the Office of Experiential Learning.


What can I do with this major?

General Information and Strategies

  • Management is a broad business degree that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their career goals and seek related experiences to reach those goals.
  • Gaining experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical.
  • Many desirable skills can be developed through participation in and leadership of student organizations.
  • Learn to work well on a team and effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking, are important to achieving success in this field.
  • Join related professional organizations and pursue certifications in your respective area of interest.
  • Develop and utilize a personal network of contacts. Once in a position, find an experienced mentor.
  • Consider earning an MBA after gaining work experience to reach the highest levels of business management.

Management

Area Employer Information
• Business and Industry including: Banks and Financial Institutions, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Hotels, Healthcare Organizations
• Local, Stat and Federal Government
• Nonprofit Organizations
• Self-Employed
• Be prepared to start in entry-level management trainee positions.
• Gain experience through internships or summer and part-time jobs.
• Work at a retail store; advance into an assistant manager position.
• Get involved in student organizations and assume leadership roles.
• Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, integrity, and a sense of independence.

Human Resource Management

Area Employer Information
• Recruiting/Staffing
• Compensation
• Benefits
• Training
• Employee Relations
• Organizational Development
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Employment Law
• Consulting
• Large Corporate Entities
• Service Industry
• Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
• Universities
• Temporary or Staffing Agencies
• Executive Search Firms
• Local, State, and Federal Government
• Labor Unions
• Take courses in psychology and sociology.
• Gain relevant experience through internships and part-time jobs.
• Develop strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Learn to solve problems creatively, and build strong conflict resolutions skills.
• Develop strong computer skills because many human resource systems are automated.
• Join the Society of Human Resource Management and other related professional associations.
• Seek endorsements such as the Professional Human Resource Certification (PHR).

Operations Management

Area Employer Information
• Operations Research Analysis: Business Strategy, Facilities Layout, Inventory Control, Personnel Scheduling
• Production Management: Line Supervision, Manufacturing Management, Production Planning, Quality Assurance
• Materials Management: Purchasing/Buying, Traffic Management, Inventory Management
• Manufacturers
• ManufacturersIndustrial Organizations
• ManufacturersServices Organizations
• Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
• Take additional courses in statistics, computer systems, and finance.
• Develop skills in budgeting and cost management.
• Learn to manage multiple situations and problems.
• Be able to communicate effectively with different types of people in various functional areas.

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