University Bulletin 2016-17

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Management (BSBA)

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements - Major in Management

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 grade of at least C is required in each of the Basic Business Techniques courses and a 2.0 GPA is required in the 300-level business core courses, and a 2.0 GPA is required for all courses counted in the Management Major, which include the following: 

Concentration in Entrepreneurship Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 334 International Management 3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 351 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 345 Innovation and Creativity 3
MGT 355 Legal and Financial Aspects of Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 365 New Venture Creation 3
MGT 483 Social Entrepreneurship 3
Choose two electives from the following:  6
ACC 321 Accounting for Entrepreneurial Businesses  
MGT 347 Franchising  
MGT 356 Strategic Issues in Family Business  
MKT 384 Market Research  
MGT 492 Management Analysis and Consulting  
Concentration credit hours in General Management  27
Concentration in General Management Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 334 International Management 3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 351 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 492 Management Analysis and Consulting 3
Choose five electives from the following:  15
MGT 311 Legal Environment of Business II  
MGT 345 Innovation and Creativity  
MGT 347 Franchising  
MGT 355 Legal and Financial Aspects of Entrepreneurship  
MGT 356 Strategic Issues in Family Business  
MGT 357 Leadership  
MGT 390 Total Quality Management  
MGT 430 Operations Research  
MGT 441 Service Operations  
MGT 450 Organizational Staffing  
MGT 451 Employee Training and Development  
MGT 452 Employment Law  
MGT 454 Compensation Administration  
MGT 455 Labor-Management Relations  
MGT 460 Organization Development and Change  
MGT 462 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution  
MGT 470 High Performance Organizations  
MGT 483 Social Entrepreneurship  
Concentration credit hours in General Management  27
Concentration in Human Resources Management Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 334 International Management 3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 351 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 450 Organizational Staffing 3
MGT 452 Employment Law 3
MGT 475 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
Choose three electives from the following:  9
MGT 451 Employee Training and Development  
MGT 454 Employee Compensation  
MGT 455 Labor-Management Relations  
MGT 460 Organization Development and Change  
MGT 470 High Performance Organizations  
Concentration credit hours in General Management  27
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