MANAGEMENT - Department Code:  MGT


The Department of Management in the School of Business Administration is the largest of the eight academic departments, and is heterogeneous with respect to both research and teaching areas.  Faculty are specialized in and teach courses that span a number of fields including entrepreneurship, health care management and policy, human resources, international management, leadership, operations management, organizational behavior, strategic management, supply chain management, and teams.  Given both the multinational context and diversity present in 21st century organizations, coursework in the Department of Management is focused on preparing students to be productive and effective contributors to the various communities they are embedded within or impact.  Management majors pursue a variety of careers after graduation including law schools, advanced graduate degrees, starting businesses, running family businesses or accepting management positions in domestic or international organizations.


• Development of critical thinking skills to evaluate decision choices, challenges, and issues confronting managers today;

• Improvement of interpersonal skills and learning to work effectively in teams;

• An understanding of the tools, methods, and procedures used to successfully lead people and organizations;

• Awareness of the ethical issues and responsibilities inherent in being a member of the global business community.


Any major from the Department of Management may earn either a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) by meeting the appropriate School of Business Administration requirements.


Note: All major and/or minor courses in the Department of Management must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher and with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.


The Department of Management offers the following four majors:


The MGT major will prepare students for future careers in all areas of management, including small business and corporate levels. The MGT major provides a solid preparation for students interested in pursuing other graduate degree programs, particularly in law and business.

A major in Management consists of at least 21 semester hours, but not more than 27, in departmental courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Any one course may not be applied toward more than one major in the Department of Management.  All majors must include:
MGT302 Human Resource Management
MGT303 Operations Management
MGT304 Organizational Behavior
MGT307 Advanced Organizational Behavior [prerequisite MGT304]
Plus nine semester hours from the Department of Management (excluding MGT100 and MGT401).

The entrepreneurship major prepares students to engage in the process of value creation, regardless of organizational context. Students will develop a holistic view of organizational creation and change that is applicable to either starting a new venture (for profit or nonprofit), or working effectively within an existing organization. The required curriculum is a total of 18 semester hours and includes the following 4 required courses and 2 additional electives:
1. MGT353 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (FIN302 must be taken prior to or concurrently with MGT353)
2. MGT454 Business Planning for Entrepreneurs (prerequisite MGT353)
3. MGT455 Entrepreneurial Consulting (prerequisites MGT353, MGT454)
4. FIN308 Finance for Entrepreneurs (prerequisite FIN 302)
Choose at least 6 credits (2 electives) from the following:
MGT251 (recommended), MGT349, MGT360, or MGT498/598 (if approved as selected topics in entrepreneurship ONLY);
FIN303, FIN320, FIN410, or FIN425;
MKT302, MKT310, MKT320, MKT340; MKT385;
BSL424 (recommended).
All courses must be taken within the current prerequisite structure.



The HSMP major is designed for students who aspire to pursue a career in health management and policy, in a variety of health care organizations and public settings.  The major enables students to gain skills and understanding in the specialized language of health care and to comprehend concepts of management, financing, politics, law and ethics as applied to the health care sector. The major is also ideal for students intending to seek advanced degrees in health administration, health economics, medical sociology, or public health.
The total requirements for the major are 21 semester hours.  These requirements include:

Course Number Course Title Pre-requisites
All of the following required courses:
MGT 270 Introduction to Health Sector Administration None
ECO 386 Health Economics ECO 302
BSL 460 Health Care Law and Ethics BSL 212
ACC 315 Accounting for Health Care Organizations ACC 211 & 212
MKT 388 Health Care Marketing MKT 201 or 301
CIS 450 Introduction to Health Informatics Junior Standing

At least one of the following elective courses:
APY 413 Medical Anthropology 3cr APY & 3cr BIL or NUR
SOC 351 Business and Society SOC 101
POL 536 U.S. Health Care Crises: Politics and Policies Junior Standing
INS 570 Globalization and Public Health Junior Standing
INS 571 International Development & Human Welfare Junior Standing
INS 572 International Health Policy and Ethics Junior Standing
INS 573 US Foreign Policy and Global Health: Junior Standing
AAS 390 SP Topics: Race and Health Care in America Permission of Instructor
HCS 206 Introduction to Public Health None
HCS 305 Issues in Health Disparities HCS 206
HCS 309 Health and Environment Permission of Instructor
HCS 310 Global Health HCS 206


The HRM major is for students who intend to pursue a career in human resources or personnel. The total major requirement is 15 semester hours and requires:
MGT302 Human Resource Management
(Must be taken during junior year for sequencing)
MGT307 Advanced Organizational Behavior (prerequisite MGT304)
Nine semester hours from the following courses:
MGT308 Training and Development (prerequisite MGT302)
MGT360 Effective Leadership (prerequisite MGT304)
MGT428 Wage and Salary Administration (prerequisite MGT302)
MGT480 Organizational Development and Change (prerequisites MGT302, MGT304)
MGT422 Leading Teams (prerequisite MGT304)
PSY332 Tests and Measurements (check prerequisites)

All courses must be taken within the current prerequisite structure.

Minor in Management for Business Students
A minor in this area for business students (MGTB) consists of 12 semester hours in MGT courses beyond the required MGT courses for the BBA or BSBA degree.

Minor in Management for Non-Business Students
A minor in this area for non-business students (MGT) consists of 12 semester hours and must include the following courses:
MGT302 Human Resource Management
MGT303 Operations Management
MGT304 Organizational Behavior
Plus one additional 300 level or higher course from the Department of Management.

Minor in Health Sector Management and Policy
The purpose of the minor in Health Sector Management and Policy (HSMP) is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the management, economic and financial structure, as well as the legal, ethical and governmental policy of the health care industry.
Appropriate candidates for this minor would include: students in any UM School or College interested in exploring the health care sector, working in the legal, management or policy making aspects of the health care sector or those wanting to have an augmentation to their pre-med, pre-law or pre-MBA, MPA or MPH studies as well as those pursuing a Ph.D.
The minor in this area consists of the following four courses:

Required Courses Prerequisite(s)
MGT270 Introduction to Health Sector Administration
ECO386 Health Economics ECO211, ECO212, ECO302
BSL460 Health Care Law and Ethics BSL212
POL536 US Health Care Crisis: Politics and Policies Junior Standing

Minor in Entrepreneurship for Business Students

Eligible business students must have a declared business major other than Entrepreneurship. Two specialized tracks are offered for business students who are interested in minoring in Entrepreneurship. Specifically:

  High Growth/Technology Ventures (ENBT)
MGT353/Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGT454/Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
FIN320/Investment and Security Markets OR FIN425/Business and Security Valuations
MGT498/Entrepreneurship: Launching Hi-Tech Ventures OR CIS410/Information Systems and Technology (applicable only for BSBA students)
  Health Care Ventures (ENBH)
MGT353/Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGT454/Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
MGT270/Introduction to Health Sector Administration
BSL460/Health Care Law and Ethics


Minor in Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Students (ENT)

This minor is for non-business students interested in developing business plans, or learning more about how to initiate and manage small business enterprises.  Eligible UM students must be enrolled, and have a declared major outside of the School of Business Administration. An Entrepreneurship minor for non-business students consists of 6 courses, 18 credits as follows:

ACC211 Principles of Financial Accounting
ECO211 Economic Principles and Problems
MKT301 Marketing Foundations
FIN300 Finance for Non-Business Majors
MGT251 Nature and Foundations of Entrepreneurship
MGT353 Introduction to Entrepreneurship