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  • Undergraduate majors/minors

    The  Management Major  provides students with coursework designed to help them to understand the purposes of business, how to manage ethically in today's dynamic global business environment, and how to be effective leaders.  To this end, the Management Department has identified the following learning outcomes for the major. Specifically, a management graduate should be able to:

    1. Understand how domestic and global issues impact management practices.

    2. Evaluate management practices and policies with regard to social responsibility and ethics.

    3. Identify and recommend ways to influence individual and group behaviors in organizational situations.

    4. Analyze and recommend solutions for business problems using management concepts and theories.

    Requirements for the Management Major

    In addition to competing the general education requirements and the professional core courses, management majors must complete the following three courses: MGT 328, MGT 360, and MGT 408.

    In addition, they must complete 15 cr. of electives from MGT courses on the 300/400 level, and may include the following non-MGT courses: BUS 305, BUS 310, BUS 405, BUS 415, IS 320, or IS 330. At least 9 cr. of elective credits should be on the 400 level.

    Students with interests in special areas such as operations management, human resources, international management, health care management, etc. should work closely with their advisers to select classes accordingly.  Note that students who are interested in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior may wish to consult the following website for a list of useful courses and scheduling advice:   http://websites.uwlax.edu/wross/Advice-re-HR-OB.htm

     

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    The business  Sustainability Minor  provides students with the opportunity to explore the relation between business and creation, maximizing good stewardship of natural resources, even while pursuing business objectives.  The goal is to achieve what some call the "Triple Bottom Line:"  Pursuing Profits, Protecting People, and Preserving the Planet.

     

    Requirements for the Sustainability Minor   

    This minor is open to students pursuing a major within the College of Business Administration.  It consists of 18 credits:

    BUS 310, BUS 450, MGT 408.

    Nine credits of approved electives.  At least three of the elective credits must be from the College of Business Administration (CBA) course work.  Select from ECO 346, MKT 351, MGT 400 (Topic: Green Operations) or other electives approved by the Chairperson of the Management Department. 

    The remaining elective credits may be taken outside the CBA from among the following: 

    ANT 266, ARC 300, ESC 211, ENV 201, ENV 303, GEO 200, HIS 317, HIS 391, PHL 341, POL 318, PSY 302, SOC 363.

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