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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Management Major (Options in Organizational Leadership and Small Business/Entrepreneurship)


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Management professionals plan and coordinate the activities of others as well as doing hands-on work. Students majoring in Management select from 2 options: Organizational Leadership or Small Business/Entrepreneurship. The options share a common core of 3 classes. Students then specialize with additional classes unique to the option selected.

Bachelor of Science in Management: Organizational Leadership Option

 This option focuses on the leadership skills required by general managers in organizations. As general managers, graduates will have a broad portfolio and varied challenges. Duties might combine day-to-day operations with special projects, personnel decisions, customer relations, and budgeting. General management roles can also include a significant marketing component to build revenue. An internship is strongly recommended.

Bachelor of Science in Management: Small Business/Entrepreneurship Option

This option focuses on how to identify, plan and start a new venture—either as a start-up or as an initiative within an existing business. Students complete 3 foundation courses in Management. Additional courses cover topics such as identification of possible new products and services, and development of comprehensive business plans.

Student Learning Outcomes

 The purpose of the Management program is to prepare students for careers in management and management-related disciplines.

Students will

  • Identify strategies and tactics that enable an organization to achieve its goals;
  • Articulate the key concepts of leadership;
  • Manage projects, including leading project teams;
  • Show basic skills for effective supervision;
  • Effectively present ideas and proposals both in presentations and written documents.

 

Freshman Year (Both Options)


  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 6 credits
  • University Studies Requirements (See footnote for web address) 12 credits

Sophomore Year (Both Options)


All courses require Sophomore standing (30 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • University Studies Requirement (See footnote for web address) 3 credits

Option in Organizational Leadership (Upperclass Requirements)


Junior Year


 All courses require Junior standing (60 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • Business Elective (300- or 400- level business course) 3 credits
  • Management Elective (300- or 400- level management course) 3 credits

Senior Year


All courses require Senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 9 credits
  • Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 6 credits
  • Management Elective (300- or 400- level management course) 3 credits

Option in Small Business/Entrepreneurship (Upperclass Requirements)


Junior Year


 All courses require Junior standing (60 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Management Elective (300- or 400- level management course) 3 credits

Senior Year


All courses require Senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 12 credits
  • Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 9 credits

Total credits: 120


University Studies Requirements

In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies Requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

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