Management Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

 


The 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.

 

2015-2016 Curricular Plan of Study

Prior to orientation or 1st day of classes: Take Math Placement Test (MPT) and place into MAC 1105.

Fall (15 hours)

  • ENC 1101 Composition I
  • MAC 1105C College Algebra
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • Cultural Foundation I
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of MAC 1105

Spring (15 hours)

  • ENC 1102 Composition II
  • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
  • Social Science Foundation
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 2023

Fall (15 hours)

  • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Historical Foundation I
  • Biological Science Foundation
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ACG 2021.

Spring (15 hours)

  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Historical Foundation II
  • ECO 3401 Quantitative Business Tools I
  • Physical Science Foundation
  • CGS 2100C Computer Fundamentals for Business
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of General Education Requirements.
  2. Successful completion of Gordon Rule Requirements.
  3. Successful completion of Common Program Prerequisites.

Fall (16 hours)

  • ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tools II
  • MAR 3023 Marketing
  • FIN 3403C Business Finance
  • MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
  • ACG 3173 Accounting For Decision Makers
  • GEB 3003 Career Research & Planning
Milestones
  1. Completion of Primary Business Core at UCF with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no grade lower than a “C”.
  2. Completion of MAN 3025 with a “B” or higher.
  3. Successful completion of GEB 3003.
  4. Declaration of major on MyUCF and admittance into the College of Business.

Spring (15 hours)

  • GEB 3375 Introduction to International Business
  • MAN 4240 Organizational Behavior
  • MAN 4441 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Management Elective
  • GEB 3005 Career Search Strategies
  • General Elective (2 credit)
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of GEB 3005.

Fall (16 hours)

  • BUL 3130 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • MAN 4143 Leadership Development
  • MAN 4350 Performance Management
  • Management Elective
  • Business Elective
  • GEB 4223 Business Interviewing Techniques
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of GEB 4223.

Spring (13 hours)

  • MAR 3203 Supply Chain Management
  • MAN 4046 Teamwork and Group Dynamics
  • MAN 4720 Strategic Management (Capstone)
  • Management Elective
  • GEB 4004 Executing Your Career Plan
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of all degree requirements for graduation.


Pre-Major

Admission to UCF does not equate to admission to the College of Business Administration (CBA). After receiving admission to UCF, students must qualify to be admitted to CBA and therefore all students enter the University as a ‘pre’ business major. This applies regardless of the specific business major a student intends to pursue. As a ‘pre’ business major, students will:

  1. Complete the General Education Program
  2. Complete the Gordon Rule requirements
  3. Complete the Business Common Program Prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better
    • MAC 1105 College Algebra
    • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
    • ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
    • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
    • CGS 2100 Computer Fundamentals for Business
    • ECO 3401 Quantitative Business Tools I*

       

      *or STA 2023 Statistical Methods I and MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus

  4. Complete the Primary Business Core at UCF (per major specific GPA requirements)
    • MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
    • MAR 3023 Marketing
    • FIN 3403 Business Finance
    • ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tools II
    • ACG 3173 Accounting for Decision Makers

       

      Admission to the Management major requires a minimum Primary Core GPA of “3.0” and a “B” or better in MAN 3025 Management of Organizations.

  5. Complete GEB 3003 Career Research and Planning. This is the first course in the Career Professionalism Series; it is designed to help students align their major and career interest.

The above five requirements are to be completed before beginning any Business 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

The Management Internship Coordinator is Mr. Richard Quinn. The application form, College of Business audit sheet, resume and letter from the supervisor on company letterhead detailing major responsibilities, hours, etc., must be submitted to Mr. Quinn two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

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.

 

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.
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).
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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