Management

Every successful person, at some point, has to manage others. Some people experience this early in their careers when they are appointed to lead a key team on a major project. Others may encounter this experience later in their careers as part of a successful business venture where the hiring of additional personnel is required. No matter when it happens, you will likely need, use and desire skills taught within the Management department.

Students enrolled in management courses hone skills and add to their knowledge base through courses in leadership, innovation, communication and decision-making. The content taught within these classes is supplemented by the latest trends in technology and by the global perspective necessary for success in today’s multicultural world.

Faculty within the Department of Management stay on the leading edge of current trends and research findings and remain dedicated to making sure that each student has a meaningful educational experience in all of our classes.

The Department of Management includes these majors and specializations:

  • General Business Major

    From law to economics to accounting, students in the Business major learn that knowing a little about a lot is what others regard as wisdom. But the skills learned in the Business major's required courses lead to more than a "bigger picture" understanding of the economy—they lead to an economy where Culverhouse students are the picture's subject and focal point.

    Classes required for various specialization paths may vary.

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  • Management Major

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. James E. King

    The Management major provides students the opportunity to develop analytical and interpersonal skills that create value for any enterprise. Students learn to efficiently organize and use the organization's assets, especially its human assets, in a manner appropriate to 21st century enterprises. Students develop their skills and talents through 27 hours of course work, including one foundational course, Leadership and Ethics, and a collection of eight courses within one specialized area, or specialization. The three specializations that may be applied toward the Management major are: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Analytics, and Human Resource Management. These specializations provide students with the in-depth knowledge and experiences necessary to compete in today’s complex marketplace. Many graduates secure careers in such fields as corporate development, family business, healthcare analytics, human resource management and corporate communication. Others choose to continue their education by attending some of the best graduate programs in the nation.

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Faculty Advisor: Dr. Louis D. Marino

The mission of the entrepreneurship focus area in the Management Major is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to identify and evaluate opportunities and then to capitalize on these opportunities by innovating within existing firms or founding new ventures. Students in this focus area will work closely with faculty and experienced entrepreneurs to gain hands-on experience in key activities necessary to build sound business models and acquire critical resources as they innovate and create profitable enterprises. Above all, this focus is for those special students who wish to be leaders and have a passion for starting something.

 

Entrepreneurship

Hours

This Specialization may be applied toward the Management Major.

 

MGT 386

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

3

MGT 387

Creating, Recognizing, Evaluating and Pitching Opportunities

3

MGT 388

Starting New Ventures

3

MGT 481

New Venture Finance

3

 

 

Capstone Experience - choose one:

6

 

 

Small Business Management and Consulting

 

  MGT 484

Small Business Management

 

  MGT 486

Small Business Consulting

 

 

 

New Product Development

 

  MGT 484

Small Business Management

 

  MKT 410

Managing Innovation

 

 

 

Electives - choose two of the following:

6

  EC 410

Law And Economics

 

  FI 331

Principles Real Estate

 

  HCM 360

Introduction to Health Systems

 

  IBA 350

Introduction to World Business

 

  IBA 460

Export/Import Management

 

  LGS 407

Real & Personal Property

 

  MGT 301

Intro to HR Management

 

  MGT 310

Practicum in Management

 

  MGT 322

Effective Negotiations

 

  MGT 406

Family Business Management

 

  MGT 412

Management Presentations

 

  MGT 421

Corp. Entrprnrshp & Innovation

 

  MGT 452

Project Management Communication

 

  MKT 321

Retail Management

 

  MKT 337

Personal Selling

 

  MKT 376

Services Marketing

 

  MKT 411

Supply Chain Management

 

  OM 427

Purchasing and Sourcing

 

Total Hours

24

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn V. Whitman

The Healthcare Analytics specialization provides undergraduate students with the skills to meet the complex needs of healthcare organizations.  Students in the Healthcare Analytics specialization learn how to harness data, process the data, and produce evidence-based decisions. The daunting challenges confronting healthcare organizations today will require smarter, more informed decisions driven by data to improve outcomes, and offer the value that market dynamics, governmental regulations, and consumers' demand. The eight-course sequence aims to develop analytics competencies in our students to prepare them for entry-level analyst positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

 

Healthcare Analytics

Hours

This Specialization may be applied toward the Management Major.

 

HCM 360

Introduction to Health Systems

3

HCM 361

Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement

3

HCM 362

Health Information Systems

3

HCM 463

Healthcare Systems Improvement

3

HCM 464

Healthcare Data Mining

3

HCM 465

Healthcare Analytics Projects

3

MGT 452

Project Management Communication

3

Elective - choose one of the following:

3

HCM 492

Internship

 

MGT 301

Intro to HR Management

 

MGT 310

Practicum in Management

 

MGT 386

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

 

MGT 412

Management Presentations

 

MGT 422

Leadership Communication

 

OM 310

Introduction Management Scienc

 

Total Hours

24

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James E. King

The human resource management specialization develops student skills for the effective management of human resources in organizations.  The six-course curriculum trains students to strategically address human resource issues to improve organizational performance. The curriculum is aligned with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum guidelines and prepares students to pass the SHRM Assurance of Learning certification exam.

 

Human Resource Management

Hours

This Specialization may be applied toward the Management Major.

 

MGT 301

Intro to HR Management

3

MGT 431

HR Selection and Placement

3

MGT 432

Employee Relations

3

MGT 433

Compensation & Performance Mgt

3

MGT 434

Training and Development

3

MGT 437

Strategic HR Management

3

Electives - choose two of the following:

6

HCM 360

Introduction to Health Systems

 

IBA 350

Introduction to World Business

 

MGT 310

Practicum in Management

 

MGT 322

Effective Negotiations

 

MGT 386

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

 

MGT 412

Management Presentations

 

MGT 420

Organizational Change

 

MGT 422

Leadership Communication

 

MGT 452

Project Management Communication

 

MGT 492

Internship In HRM

 

Total Hours

24

Faculty Advisor: Jef Naidoo

The courses in this specialization help students manage what they communicate as young professionals.  They improve the impression they make when communicating orally and visually.  They exercise their emotional intelligence to gain acceptance as leaders when communicating interpersonally. They gain professional experience by managing a client project and refining their interpersonal, oral, visual, and written communication skills. Students get hands-on, in-class practice with individual mentoring in all three courses.

 

Management Communication

Hours

MGT 412

Management Presentations

3

MGT 422

Leadership Communication

3

MGT 452

Project Management Communication

3

Total Hours

9

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Louis D. Marino

The New Venture Creation specialization provides students with a strong foundation in the skills needed to create, develop and operate a new business venture.  Students will work closely with industry-experienced lecturers and faculty throughout their coursework to provide a real-world perspective to their degree and career choices.  Courses focus on opportunity recognition, creativity and innovation and growth processes to help students realize their goal of creating a new venture.

 

New Venture Creation

Hours

MGT 386

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

3

MGT 387

Creating, Recognizing, Evaluating and Pitching Opportunities

3

MGT 388

Starting New Ventures

3

MGT 481

New Venture Finance

3

Total Hours

9

The Management Department at Culverhouse offers graduate programs at the Masters and Ph.D levels.

Master of Arts in Management (Online only)

Ph.D in Management



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