The management major is designed to give students the basic knowledge, skills, and values of management that build on the foundation provided by the University Core Curriculum and that are required for professional careers in management. The program of study provides courses in key areas of management education: organization behavior and development, human resources management, information systems, operations management, and small business management. The program stresses the importance of critical thinking skills, diverse cultural perspectives, and ethical awareness.

Management majors are able to gain relevant work experience through internships and the VSU Co-op Program.

Selected Educational Outcomes

Management majors will

  1. demonstrate knowledge of management concepts and processes and their applications in organizations;
  2. plan, organize, lead, and control in a variety of organizations and cultures;
  3. recognize and resolve managerial issues using quantitative and behavioral methods and interpersonal skills.

Educational outcomes are assessed by embedded test items in major courses, internship evaluations, and examination of projects.

Requirements for the B.B.A. with a Major in Management

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 218
Introduction to Business
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
The Environment of Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
Management Major Curriculum 160
Senior College Curriculum 221
BUSA 2100Applied Business Statistics3
BUSA 3100Business Analytics3
FIN 3350Financial Management3
MGNT 3250Management and Organization Behavior3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
International Option 3
Select one of the following:
International Economics
Multinational Corporate Finance
Introduction to International Business
International Marketing
International Management
BUSA 2999Career Development0
BUSA 3999Experiential Learning0
BUSA 4900Business Policy3
Required Management Core 2
MGNT 3300Production and Operations Management3
MGNT 3450Management Information Systems3
MGNT 4000Human Resource Management3
Management Electives 215
Any 3000- or 4000-level MGNT or HCAD courses not required above or BUSA 3110.
Business Electives 29
Any 3000- or 4000-level business courses not selected above.
General Electives 36
Electives may consist of business and/or non-business courses.
Total hours required for the degree120