Jul 21, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, Human Resource Management Track, B.B.A.


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Dr. Paula S. Daly, Department Head
Phone: (540) 568-3038
Email: dalyps@jmu.edu
Location: Zane Showker Hall, Room 534
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/cob/management

Professors
P. Daly, S. Gallagher, M. Gowan, R. Kolodinsky, M. Rutherford

Associate Professors
D. Cavazos, L. Leduc, F. Mousa, M. Pattie, W. Ritchie, A. Shahzad, E. Stark, M. White

Assistant Professors
A. Heavey, C.K. Lee, D. Peterson

Lecturers
R. Eliason, C. Hamilton, F. Pargas, C. Roeder, M. Yankey, D. Zisk

Mission

The mission of the management department is to provide students with a nationally competitive undergraduate education in the field of management studies. The management major prepares future organizational leaders to manage effectively in a dynamic global business environment. The management faculty strive to develop students' theoretical and practical managerial expertise, focusing on interpersonal and team skills, situational and data analysis, innovation and creativity, problem solving, evidence based decision making, and ethical reasoning.

Goals

The overall goals of the management program are:

  • To prepare graduates of the MGT major for a wide variety of management careers and leadership roles.
  • To provide instruction relating to the study and practice of management to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business .

Core Management Objectives

After studying management, students will possess an advanced understanding of:

  • The Functions of Management: Management majors will understand the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling and how these functions are used toachieve organizational objectives in dynamic, culturally diverse, and competitive global business environments.
  • The Legal and Ethical Environment of Management: Management majors will recognize and understand the behavioral implications of the ethical and legal boundaries of managerial decision making and subsequent actions.
  • Effective Decision Making and Problem Solving: Management majors will develop and enhance critical thinking, analytical and decision making skills. These skills will be demonstrated in students' ability to engage successfully in situational analysis, problem recognition, integration of information from diverse sources, use of logic and reasoning to develop solutions, and alternative courses of action, and implementation of action plans.
  • Organizational Strategy and Design: Management majors will be able to identify and explain elements of the internal and external environments that influence the formulation, implementation and evaluation of organizational strategy, structure and design.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist or Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations or Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Customer Service/Relations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Facility/Events Manager

Co-curricular Activities and Organizations

  • Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE): National honors fraternity for management majors.
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO): Encouraging and supporting entrepreneurial activity and enterprise creation.
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Student chapter of a national organization that provides students with opportunities to learn more about the field of human resource management through speakers, facility tours, networking and other activities.

Degree and Major Requirements 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management 

The B.B.A. degree in management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. Fifty percent of this work, 60 credit hours, must be taken outside of the College of Business. In counting the 60 credit hours of non-business courses, B.B.A. students may include all hours taken in general education (usually 41), up to a total of nine hours in economics and three hours of COB 191. Business Statistics. The remaining hours, to bring the total to 60, must be taken from any department outside the College of Business. Students should carefully select these non-business electives to help them gain additional knowledge and expertise for their careers

Degree and Major Requirements


The B.B.A. degree in management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. Fifty percent of this work, 60 credit hours, must be taken outside of the College of Business . In counting the 60 credit hours of non-business courses, B.B.A. students may include all hours taken in general education (usually 41), up to a total of nine hours in economics and three hours of COB 191. Business Analytics I .

The remaining hours, to bring the total to 60, must be taken from any department outside the College of Business . Students should carefully select these non-business electives to help them gain additional knowledge and expertise for their careers and personal lives. The credit hour requirements for each of the program components are as follows:

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  requirements 41 Credit Hours 1
  • B.B.A. lower-level core courses 30 Credit Hours
  • B.B.A. upper-level core courses 15 Credit Hours
  • Management major requirements 24 Credit Hours
  • Non-business electives 8-11 Credit Hours
Total: 120 Credit Hours

Footnote

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements


Students planning to major in management must complete the 30-31 hour, lower-division B.B.A. core curriculum prior to enrolling in upperdivision core courses normally taken in the first semester of their junior year. It is expected that the lower-division core curriculum will be completed during the first two years of study along with most of the university general education curriculum. Failing to complete all the lower-division core requirements on time will delay enrollment in upper-division core and major courses. Students enrolling in any 400-level course with a MGT prefix must have senior standing (90 credit hours). Because of the demands of group, team and outside of classroom applied assignments, students will not be allowed to enroll in more than four courses with a MGT prefix in any given semester.

Management majors must choose one of the following options to complete the required eight courses in the MGT major:

  • Option 1: Five MGT core courses, one track and one elective
  • Option 2: Five MGT core courses and three MGT electives.

Human Resource Management


The human resource management (HRM) track is designed to help students broaden and deepen their understanding of the acquisition, development, management and retention of human capital in organizations. This focus area is suggested for students who intend to work in human resource (HR) generalist or specialist positions, students planning on a career in labor relations or employment law, students who plan to start or manage a business, and students who want to attend graduate school in an HR-related field. MGT 365. Human Resource Management  is considered the first course in this track.

Recommended Schedule for Majors


Third Year


Second Semester


Fourth Year


Required Courses


Choose One: 9 Credit Hours

  • Option 1: One track (two courses) plus one MGT elective
  • Option 2: Three MGT electives.

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