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Management Major

About the Program

The Department of Management offers courses in such areas as consulting, change management, human capital management, and entrepreneurship. Students may choose from the available courses to customize a major in general management or follow the focused curriculum in consulting and change management.

General Management Track

12 hours of coursework from the following Management electives:

  • MAN 325–Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MAN 337–Topics vary - any topic may count.
  • ME 366L–Operations Research Models
  • O M 337–Topics vary - any topic may count
  • O M 367–Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • O M 368–Logistics and Inventory Management

Consulting and Change Management Track

The consulting and change management track is designed to prepare students to become leaders in consulting firms, firms which require consulting advice, and firms implementing important changes. From time-to-time every organization experiences the need to renew its ability to compete and often uses external advisors to assist in the process. These consulting processes often involve extensive analyses of the firm’s competitive position, capabilities, organizational processes, culture, etc. Once a new direction is developed the process of implementing the changes must be managed.

12 Hours of coursework:

  • MAN 328 – Consulting and Change Management (required) and
  • 9 hours from the following electives:
    • MAN 325 – Strategic Human Resources Management
    • MAN 337– Topics vary. Any topic may count. Recommended topics include:
      • Business Process Improvement
      • Groups and Teams
      • International Strategic Management
      • Leadership Issues
      • Art and Science of Negotiation
      • Project Management
      • ACC 329 - Managerial Accounting and Control
      • O M 337.1 - Total Quality Management

      Management Student Organizations

      Sample Management 4-Year Sequence

      This is a sample schedule intended for planning purposes only. Please consult with an Academic Advisor for more details on required courses and scheduling.

      Courses in bold are prerequisites for later courses.

      Freshman Year
      Fall Semester Spring Semester
      Calculus I Calculus II
      Rhetoric 306 Business Administration 101S
      Economics 304K Economics 304L
      Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology MIS 301
      UGS 302/303 Visual Perf. Arts
      Sophomore Year
      Fall Semester Spring Semester
      Accounting 311 Accounting 312
      Business Administration 324 Management 336
      Statistics 309 English 316K
      Government 310L Government 312L
      Sci & Tech Pt 1 Sci & Tech Pt 1
      Junior Year
      Fall Semester Spring Semester
      Management Elective Management Elective
      Operations Management 335 Finance 357
      Statistics 371G Marketing 337
      Free Elective Upper-Division Social Science
      Sci & Tech Pt 2 American History
      Senior Year
      Fall Semester Spring Semester
      Management 353 Management 374
      Management Elective Management Elective
      Upper-Division Social Science Legal Environment of Business 323
      American History Non-Business Elective
      Free Elective Non-Business Elective

      Courses Offered

      Management: MAN

      Upper-Division Courses

      320F. Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Administration. An introduction to the management of organizations. Issues are addressed from the perspectives of strategy and planning, organizational behavior, and operations management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

      325. Strategic Human Resources Management. Restricted to students in a business major. Overview of the personnel function, covering recruitment, compensation, equal employment, job analysis, training, benefits, employee discipline, collective bargaining, safety, and health. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Management 336 or 336H.

      328. Consulting and Change Management. Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to develop the fundamental change knowledge and consulting skills of students who plan to work with organizations as change agents, whether internally as managerial employees or externally as outside consultants. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C.

      336. Organizational Behavior. Restricted to students in a business major. The process of managing organizations and the behavior of individuals and groups within the organizational setting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 336 and 336H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H; and credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology.

      336H. Organizational Behavior: Honors. Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Program. The process of managing organizations and the behavior of individuals and groups within the organizational setting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 336 and 336H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H; and thirty semester hours of college coursework, including credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology.

      337. Special Topics in Management. Analysis of contemporary management problems. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Management 337, Management Science 337, Operations Management 337. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

      • Topic 9: Leadership Issues. Restricted to students in a business major. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C.
      • Topic 11: Management of Cultural Differences. Restricted to students in a business major. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 337 (Topic 11) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 6: Management of Cultural Differences) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335, or 335H with a grade of at least C.
      • Topic 15: Government in the Business Environment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 370L (Topic 4: Government in the Business Environment) and Management 337 (Topic 15) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335, or 335H with a grade of at least C.
      • Topic 16: Sociology of Entrepreneurship. Same as African and African American Studies 358C and Sociology 358C. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship), Management 337 (Topic 16), Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship). Prerequisite: For management majors, one of the following courses with a grade of at least C, or two of the following courses with a grade of at least C in each: Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335 (or Management 335), Operations Management 335H (or Management 335H); for others, sixty semester hours of college coursework.
      • Topic 20: Entrepreneurial Management. Restricted to students in a business major. Covers the life cycle of an entrepreneurial business, including evaluating the attractiveness of an idea, launching the business, growing the business, and harvesting the profits. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Accounting 311; Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335, or 335H with a grade of at least C; and credit or registration for Finance 357 or 357H.
      • Topic 21: The Art and Science of Negotiation. Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to help students develop a broad array of negotiation skills and to understand negotiations in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasis is placed on simulations, role-playing, and cases. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C.

      140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Management. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

      353. Internship in Management. Restricted to students in a business major. Focuses on students' career goals through academic discussion and evaluations, while placing students in professional internships with public and private enterprises. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Only one of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 353J, Business Administration 353H, Finance 353, Management 353, Management Information Systems 353, Marketing 353, Operations Management 353. May not be counted toward the student's major requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of forty-five semester hours of college coursework and consent of the departmental internship coordinator.

      366P. Management Practicum. Restricted to business majors. Students apply skills in their major area and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or a public enterprise. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Management 366P, Management Science 366P, Operations Management 366P. Prerequisite: Forty-five semester hours of college coursework and consent of instructor.

      374. General Management and Strategy. Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to enable students to analyze business situations from the point of view of the practicing general manager. Addresses key tasks involved in general management, including strategic decisions that insure the long-term health of the entire firm or a major division. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 374 and 374H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Seventy-five semester hours of college coursework, including one of the following: Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335, 335H; credit or registration for Finance 357 or 357H, and Marketing 337 or 337H; and credit or registration for one of the following: Accounting 353J, 366P, Business Administration 353H, Finance 353, 366P, Management 353, 366P, Management Information Systems 353, 366P, Marketing 353, 366P, Operations Management 353, 366P.

      374H. General Management and Strategy: Honors. Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Designed to enable students to analyze business situations from the point of view of the practicing general manager. Addresses key tasks involved in general management, including strategic decisions that insure the long-term health of the entire firm or a major division. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 374 and 374H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Ninety semester hours of college coursework; Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335, or 335H; and credit or registration for one of the following: Accounting 353J, 336P, Business Administration 353H, Finance 353, 336P, Management 353, 366P, Management Information Systems 353, 366P.

      179C, 379C. Problems in Management. Restricted to students in a business major. Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; and Management 336 with a grade of at least C.

      Student-Submitted Videos About the Management Program

      These videos were submitted via the McCombs Next Top Major contest, which pitted student-produced films about all McCombs School majors against each other to voted on by students, family and friends. Watch all of the McCombs Next Top major films here.

      <p>McCombs Next Top Major video submission</p>