University Bulletin 2016-17

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General Business (BSBA)

General Business Major Required Courses

To graduate, students complete a minimum of 122 semester hours with an overall institution grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 (38 hours of general education requirements and 84 hours of business courses). In addition, a 2.0 is required in each of the Basic Business Techniques courses and the 300-level business core courses, and a 2.0 GPA is required for all courses counted in the General Business Major, which include the following:

Required General Business Major Courses* Course Title   Credit Hours
Concentration credit hours in General Business     27
MGT 334 International Management 3 hrs  
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3 hrs  
MGT 351 Human Resource Management 3 hrs  
MKT 374 Consumer Behavior 3 hrs  
MKT 379 Retailing 3 hrs  
MKT 336 International Marketing 3 hrs  
FIN 345 Real Estate 3 hrs  
MKT 375 Supply Chain Management 3 hrs  
MKT 385 Services Marketing 3 hrs  

*Course substitutions are possible with approval of the student's advisor or the Dean.

Department of Management  (251) 460-6411
Chair Donald Mosley
Professor Emeritus Paul Pietri 
Professors Finney, Icenogle, Maes, Mosley, Turnipseed, Woodford
Associate Professors Chow, Gillis, Weldy
Assistant Professor Eastburn
Senior Instructors King, Lambe
Instructor Edwards

Department of Management website
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/management/index.html

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter Drucker

Discover Management

A majority of our  faculty has extensive practical experience in their fields. They've dealt first hand with the challenges businesses and corporations face, and have a passion for sharing their knowledge. They're committed to nurturing the professional development of students so they graduate with the skills, initiative, integrity and sense of teamwork required in the workplace.

The Department of Management has the following degree options: Entrepreneurship, General Management, and Human Resource Management. The department also manages the Online General Business Major.

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Entrepreneurship is the key to economic growth for the United States and the Mobile region. The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed to create an "innovation" focused mindset that produces entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders in ALL sectors of the society including: starting businesses, working in financing careers, innovative educators, franchise owners, economic development officials and social entrepreneurs. The concentration allows students to choose a combination of courses that best match their interests and entrepreneurial opportunities.

General Management Concentration

The General Management concentration offers courses designed to give students a solid foundation in the field of Management and enable them to become effective managers, problem-solvers, and decision-makers in the world of business, industry, and government. Emphasis is placed upon problem solving, and managerial decision-making. The thrust of the curriculum is to give students insight into the means for improving the productivity and efficiency of modern organizations.

Human Resource Management Concentration

Managers have become aware of the significant impact of effective utilization of the human resources in an organization. As a result, the Human Resource Manager has become a key person on the top management team. The Human Resource Management concentration provides students with the skills and knowledge to become a proficient practitioner in this leading organizational field.

Online General Business Major

The online general business major is designed for students that have completed, or are in the process of completing, the freshman and sophomore level degree requirements and who desire to complete a business degree through the online delivery of the junior and senior level requirements.

The program assumes the student has completed 62 credit hours of general education and sophomore level business requirements. Students enrolled in the general business online degree program must complete 60 credit hours of junior and senior requirements and all of these courses are available online each year, but not every semester.

The online courses curriculum allows the student to complete the program in two years or five semesters. Although the curriculum is set up for a five semester sequence, students are not required to complete the courses in the listed sequence. Additionally, students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester to participate in the online degree program.

For additional information about the online program or for academic advising, please contact the:

Office of Student Services
Mitchell College of Business
MCOB 110
Phone: 251-460-7167
E-mail: mcobadviser@southalabama.edu