Business Administration Management

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College: Business Administration
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Hours Required: 120 hours for degree (21 hours for the major)
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes-for CBA students only
Advisor: Dennis Duchon
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Management

COLLEGE: Business Administration

MAJOR: Management

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 hours for degree (21 hours for the major)

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.5 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes-for CBA students only

ADVISOR: Dennis Duchon

DESCRIPTION

Chair: Dennis Duchon

Professors: Duchon, O'Brien, Plowman, Welbourne

Associate Professors: Beck, Combs, Messersmith

Assistant Professors: Carnes, Pieper, Smith, Titus, Tuggle, Yu

Associate Professors of Practice: Hancock, Osiri

Assistant Professors of Practice: Ibrayeva, Nelson

A major in management at the University of Nebraska equips students with the essential skills to effectively manage people and resources in today’s business systems and organizational structures. Our management curriculum prepares students for careers in leadership and supervision of employees in the workplace, project management, starting up and managing a business, and utilizing the critical role of information in strategy and operations of the business world.

ADMISSION

Major/Department Admission

Admission requirements for all majors in the College are the same as those for University Admission as noted under UNL General Admission Requirements.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

All students, regardless of their major or interests in the College, will take the following course as part of the Business Core Intermediate Requirements:

MNGT 301 Introduction to Management

And for the Business Core Advanced Capstone requirement:

MNGT 475 Business Policies & Strategies

NEITHER of these courses may be used to count toward the major. As noted in the College Degree Requirements section, all course work for the major must be taken for a grade. MNGT 398 and MNGT 399 may not count toward the major or minor in management.

Specific Major Requirements

Business Core Advanced–Major (BCA-M)

In addition to the College Degree Requirements, students will complete 21 hours of course work for the management major. Students interested in pursuing the bachelor of science degree with a major in management will complete 9 hours of core management courses and one management option consisting of four courses (12 credit hours) to meet the requirements for the Business Core Advanced-Major (BCA-M).

Required Management Courses (9 hours):

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations

MNGT 321 Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Organizations (ENTR 321)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management

The management major offers course work in the following options of specialization:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • General Management

Tracks/Options/Concentrations/Emphases Requirements

Management majors must declare one of these specializations as a formal option within their major. Multiple options may not be chosen.

OPTION: Human Resource Management

Required Courses:

MNGT 461 Strategic Human Resource Management

MNGT 463 Compensation Administration

MNGT 464 Talent Acquisition & Staffing

MNGT 466 The Regulatory Environment for Employment & Labor (ECON 485)

Students pursuing the Human Resource Management Option may wish to consider selecting from the following courses to fulfill elective requirements within the College.

MNGT 311 Leadership, Communication & Teams

MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations

MNGT 411 Leading People & Projects

MNGT 412 Negotiating & Conflict Management

MNGT 414 Leadership in a Global Context

ECON 481 Economics of the Labor Market

OPTION: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Required Courses:

MNGT 421 Initiating & Managing Entrepreneurial Growth (ENTR 421)

MNGT 422 Managing Rapid Growth & Change in Organizations (ENTR 422)

MNGT 423 Business Plan Development & Decision Making (ENTR 423)

One course from the following list:

MNGT 322 Family Business (ENTR 322)

MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations

MNGT 411 Leading People & Projects

MNGT 412 Negotiating & Conflict Management

MRKT 345 Market Research

Students pursuing the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Option may wish to consider selecting from the following courses to fulfill elective requirements within the College.

MNGT 311 Leadership, Communication & Teams

MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations

MNGT 412 Negotiating & Conflict Management

MNGT 464 Talent Acquisition & Staffing

MRKT 345 Market Research

OPTION: Leadership in Organizations

Not all courses are offered every year. Prior to declaring this option, consult with CBA Undergraduate Advising.

Required Courses:

MNGT 411 Leading People & Projects

MNGT 412 Negotiating & Conflict Management

MNGT 413 Building Ethical & Sustainable Organizations

MNGT 414 Leadership in a Global Context

Students pursuing the Leadership in Organizations Option may wish to consider selecting from the following courses to fulfill elective requirements within the College.

MNGT 311 Leadership, Communication & Teams

MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations

MNGT 421 Initiating & Managing Entrepreneurial Growth (ENTR 421)

MNGT 422 Managing Rapid Growth & Change in Organizations (ENTR 422)

MNGT 464 Talent Acquisition & Staffing

SCMS 436 Project Management

OPTION: General Management

This option is open to students who do not wish to specialize in one of the specified options of the management major. In addition to the three core courses for the management option, students must take 12 additional hours (four courses): three of these courses must be selected from the management options (Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership), and one elective from the management or supply chain management systems course offerings.

Required Courses - 12 hours (four courses)

Select one course from each option:

Human Resource Management

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Leadership in Organizations

Select one elective from the management or supply chain management systems course offerings.

(NOTE: SCMS courses that are cross-listed with MRKT are not allowed in this requirement.)

Students pursuing the General Management Option may select from the course bulletin to fulfill elective requirements within the College.

Additional restrictions beyond those noted per individual courses above include:
  • NBR 6–ACE 9 – MNGT 365 or MNGT 414 can be double counted to fulfill NBR 6–ACE 9 AND course work for the major.
  • MNGT 414 may also be counted for the IBCR.
  • In any option where double counting is permitted, only 3 hours of credit are used; students must still meet the 120-hour requirement for the degree.
  • In any option where double counting is permitted for NBR requirements and the major, course work cannot, in turn, be used for any minor.
  • MNGT 121/ENTR 121, MNGT 301, SCMS 331, SCMS 350, MNGT 398, MNGT 399 (Independent Study), and MNGT 475 may NOT be counted toward the major.
  • BSAD 491 may count for a maximum of 3 hours credit, only for those students who take it as part of the Nebraska at China Education Abroad Program or the Senshu University Program, or for a transfer course from an international institution for which ‘management-related’ course work was done, evaluated, and approved for credit toward the major.

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Same as College Grade rules.

Pass/No Pass Limits

Same as College Pass/No Pass limits.

GPA Requirements

Same as College GPA requirements.

Course Level Requirement

MNGT 475 Business Policies and Strategies is the capstone requirement for ALL business students and is to be taken the final semester in the program. Refer to the course description for other specific course prerequisites. This course may NOT be used toward the major (BCA-M).

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Management Minor

  • The management minor is available to College of Business Administration students only. The college requires that 75% of the course work for the minor will be completed at UNL.
  • Management course work used for this minor cannot be double counted toward business core foundation (BCF) intermediate (BCI) or advanced-major (BCA-M; BCA-C) degree requirements, for another major, or any other business minor requirements.
  • All course work for the management minor must be taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass).
  • MNGT 399 and MNGT 499 may NOT be used toward the minor.
  • To fulfill the requirements for a management minor, students must complete 12 graded hours of 300/400-level management course work.

Electives

As noted in the options area, students may choose to take elective course work required for the degree in the suggested course options as listed under the areas of options. See College Degree Requirements–Electives for additional options/restrictions regarding elective credit for the degree.