Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

The Management program prepares students for positions as managers and future executives in business and other organizations. Professional opportunities in management often begin as a “management trainee” in large companies or as an assistant manager in other businesses. Persons with careers in management are found in entrepreneurial, private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Typical career paths lead students to become upper-level corporate executives, corporate presidents, CEOs and successful entrepreneurs.


Students completing the management major should be able to:

  1. Understand the complexity of managing human dynamics in the organizational setting.
  2. Recognize major managerial challenges such as the globalization of business, managing a cultural and ethnically diverse workplace, increasing interdependence among organizational units, intensifying competitive dynamics, and the escalating ethical responsibilities of managers.
  3. Understand the organizational and environmental context in which human resource managers function.
  4. Understand the organizational, labor, and legal environments in which managers function.
  5. Incorporate quantitative decision making into solutions of business problems.
  6. Understand factors that influence individual, group, and corporate behavior and use this knowledge to improve individual and firm performance.
  7. Develop managerial skills in activities such as: teamwork, motivation, decision making, negotiation, conflict resolution, leadership, and strategic management.
  8. Understand how strategic decisions are influenced by and also help to create competitive dynamics within and between industries.
  9. Recognize and assess the impact of environmental factors in decision making, as well as develop conceptual skills.
  10. Improve both written and oral communication skills.
  11. Develop competency in the use of enterprise-wide and discipline specific applications to solve business problems and assist in strategic decision making.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for Management

Freshman Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

COSC 1307Introduction to Information Systems Software [TCCN: BCIS 1305]

MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Economics I [TCCN: MATH 1324]

Life and Physical Sciences (Core, 3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

HIST 1302United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302]

SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCH 1315]

MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

MANA 1300Introduction to Business [TCCN: BUSI 1301]

Life and Physical Sciences (Core, 3 hrs.)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2301]

ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2301]

Creative Arts (Core, 3 hrs.)

Language, Philosophy and Culture (Core, 3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2302]

ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2302]

MATH 1325Mathematics for Business and Economics II [TCCN: MATH 1325]

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]

Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

GENB 2300Business Statistics [TCCN: BUSI 2305]

MANA 3311Fundamentals of Management

MANA 3370Business Writing and Oral Presentations

MARK 3311Principles of Marketing

MANA 3315Organizational Behavior

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

MANA 3300Critical and Analytical Thinking in Business

FINA 3311Principles of Finance

MANA 3170Build and Manage a Successful Career

MANA 3305Operations Management

MANA 3312International Business

MANA 3320Human Resource Management

Senior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

MANA 4315Managerial Decision Making

MANA 4310International Management

Upper-level COB Elective (3 hrs.)

BLAW 3301Business Law and Social Responsibility

COSC 3333Management Information Systems

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MANA 4395Strategic Management

Upper-level COB electives (6 hrs.)

Upper-level MANA electives (6 hrs.)

Note: Total hours must equal at least 120