Management

Management Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Students majoring in Management are required to complete these core requirements:

  • MGT 301 Principles of Management
  • MGT 302 Principles of Labor Relations
  • MGT 340 Human Resource Management

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In addition to the department's core courses, students are required to select a track and complete course requirements for the track that they have chosen to follow.

Major Track Requirements

Students who choose to major in Management must select one area of specialization - either the General Management track or the Human Resources track.  Three courses must be completed to satisfy either track requirement.

General Management Track

This program focuses on developing a student's technical knowledge of the key management functions of planning, controlling, organizing, leading and problem-solving. In addition, students are given opportunities to develop basic interpersonal skills vital to successful management of people in organizations.

Students choosing the General Management Track must complete nine credits from the following courses:

  • MGT 404 Organizational Theory and Design
  • MGT 421 Comparative Labor Systems
  • MGT 443 Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 422 Labor Law
  • MGT 477 Managerial Skill Development
  • MGT 487 International Management

Students must complete two additional MGT elective courses beyond the track requirements. Students should consult with their adviser to determine appropriate elective courses. MGT 490 (Internship) and MGT 496 (Independent Study) are available as MGT electives, but not as MGT track requirements. 

Human Resources Track

This program focuses on developing a student's knowledge and skills in areas related to the development and management of human resources.

Courses in this track explore many of the contemporary issues facing human resource professionals today, and provide students with an introduction to challenges they will face in their future careers.

Students choosing the Human Resources Track must complete nine credits from the following courses:

  • MGT 341 Compensation and Benefits
  • MGT 342 Staffing Organizations
  • MGT 343 Employee Training & Development
  • MGT 411 Labor History
  • MGT 422 Labor Law
  • MGT 423 Labor Relations in Public Employment
  • MGT 431 Employment Practices Law
  • MGT 455 Trends in Employee Relations & the Quality of Working Life
  • MGT 457 Human Resource Information Systems

Students must complete two additional MGT elective courses; students should consult with their adviser to determine appropriate elective courses. MGT 490 (Internship) and MGT 496 (Independent Study) are available as MGT electives, but not as MGT track requirements. 

Recommended Sequence

The following sequence of course work was developed by the MGT faculty. If you enroll in courses as indicated, you will have the proper prerequisites and background for maximum benefit from these courses.

Fifth Semester Credits
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3
MGT 302 Principles of Labor Relations 3
ECN 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
MKT 351 Business, Society, and Government (W) 3
FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management 4
Total 16
   
Sixth Semester Credits
MGT 321 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 340 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 301 Introduction to Marketing 3
MGT Track Requirement (see choices above) 3
Arts and Humanities ** 3
Total 15
   
Seventh Semester Credits
OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management 3
IST 305 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage 3
MGT Track Requirement (see choices above) 3
BLW 411 Business Law and Ethics (W) 3
Arts and Humanities ** 3
Total 15
   
Eighth Semester Credits
MGT 465 Management Strategy and Policy (W) 3
MGT Track Requirement (see choices above) 3
MGT Elective (see choices above) 3
MGT Elective (see choices above) 3
MGT or other Business Elective 3
Arts and Humanities ** 3
Total 18

* The Analytical Geometry & Calculus sequence (MTH 181-182) may be substituted for the Math Concepts sequence (MTH 151-156).

** Students who elect to double-count Arts & Humanities courses with other General Education requirements on the Lower Division checklist will need to take additional elective credit hours in these slots to reach the minimum 128 credits for graduation.

(W) Counts as a Writing Across the Curriculum course for university requirements (only if taken at CSU).  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in order to receive Writing Across the Curriculum credit.