Management Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration

The Management Major

Primary objective 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.


Core Business Courses – 2014/2015 Catalog
(33 credits)

GEB 3031 Cornerstone Lecture


GEB 3031L Cornerstone Lab


GEB 3003 Career Research and Planning


GEB 3005 Career Search Strategy

MAR 3023 Marketing

GEB 3375 Intro to International Business

BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environments of Business**

ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tool II

FIN 3403C Business Finance

MAN 3025 Management of Organization

MAR 3203 Supply Chain Management

GEB 4223 Business Interviewing Techniques

GEB 4004 Executing Your Career Plan

Graduating Semester:
MAN 4720 Strategic Management/Capstone


Entrepreneurship Track – 2014/2015 Catalog (15 credits)

2014/2015 PLAN OF STUDY

 

Required Courses

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

Elective Courses
Choose three (3) courses from the list below (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

 


General Management Track – 2014/2015 Catalog (15 credits)

2014/2015 PLAN OF STUDY

 

Required Courses

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

Elective Courses
Choose three (3) courses from the list below:

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


Human Resource Management Track – 2014/2015 Catalog (15 credits)

2014/2015 PLAN OF STUDY

 

Required Courses

MAN 3301 Management of Human Resources

MAN 4240 Organization: Theory & Behavior

MAN 4320 Recruitment & Selection

MAR 4330 Compensation Administration

MAN 4350 Training & Development

Elective Courses
Choose three (3) courses from the list below (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

We offer qualified students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in local businesses for a semester while receiving academic credit. Students have the opportunity to make significant contributions to a business’ productivity through their involvement in research, planning, and operational functions.

Requirements

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

Benefits

  • Obtain on-the-job experience and explore career options first-hand.
  • Bring together your classroom knowledge and experience to gain a better understanding of business.
  • Get paid. Both corporate and public internship programs generally pay their interns.
  • Distinguish yourself from others during the recruiting process.
  • Many interns are offered full-time employment following an internship.

Careers

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

• Business and Industry including: Banks and Financial Institutions, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Hotels, Healthcare Organizations
• Local, Stat and Federal Government
• Nonprofit Organizations
• Self-Employed

Information

• 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

• Recruiting/Staffing
• Compensation
• Benefits
• Training
• Employee Relations
• Organizational Development
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Employment Law
• Consulting

Employer

• Large Corporate Entities
• Service Industry
• Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
• Universities
• Temporary or Staffing Agencies
• Executive Search Firms
• Local, State, and Federal Government
• Labor Unions

Information

• 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

• 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

Employer

• Manufacturers
• ManufacturersIndustrial Organizations
• ManufacturersServices Organizations

Information

• 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.


Curricular Learning Goals

UCF Management graduates will be able to:

Discipline Specific Knowledge, Skills, Behavior and Values Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in human resource management, including terminology, practices, and policies.
  2. Comprehend the impact of human resource management practices and policies on both individual behavior and organizational performance.
  3. Identify interpersonal management styles and describe their impact on individual and team behavior.
  4. Understand ethical decision-making processes and social responsibility related to management situations.
  5. Describe the impact of internal and external environmental factors on management decision-making.
  6. Utilize teamwork processes and practices by working collaboratively to accomplish a management related task.

Critical Thinking Outcomes

Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills by analyzing and evaluating management specific problems, including those related to interpersonal issues, and using the results to make appropriate recommendations.

Communication Outcomes

Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills related to management.

Assessment of Management Outcomes

These outcomes will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including:

  • Exams
  • Individual and team projects
  • Case studies
  • Written papers
  • Oral presentations

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