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.  For additional information, please select the Advising tab in the menu to the left.

We encourage entering Freshmen to consider taking MGT 100 ("Introduction to Business").

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 Sustainable Business 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 Sustainable Business Minor   

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

Required courses:  BUS 310, BUS 450, MGT 408.

Electives:  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 493 or other CBA 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.

For more information about the minor visit:  http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/sustainablebusiness/sustainablebusinessminor/

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The minor in Healthcare Analytics Management (HAM) is designed to prepare students in a wide variety of majors planning careers in any area of the healthcare industry. Students will learn to understand the role and leverage the potential of healthcare analytics. Students taking the minor will acquire skills to identify innovative uses of data to solve healthcare management problems, construct and understand key industry metrics, and guide professional decision-making. 

The 21 credit interdisciplinary Healthcare Analytics Management minor is not just for business students -- it is open to students from all colleges (excluding teacher certification programs).  Numerous course options facilitate the completion of the minor.

The Healthcare Analytics Management minor consists of the following classes:

ECO 230 Business and Economics Research and Communication 3
IS 321 Survey of Information Technology in Healthcare 3
MGT 402 Healthcare Analytics Management 3
Select one of the following: 3
Health Economics  
Principles of Insurance and Risk Management  
Select one of the following: 3
Health Communication  
Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions  
Business Communication  
Select one of the following: 3
Intro to Econometrics, Forecasting & Time Series  
Financial Modeling  
Epidemiology and Human Disease Prevention  
Statistical Computing  
Operations Research  
Statistical Methods  
Select one of the following: 3
Medical Anthropology  
Public Health for the Educated Citizen  
Health Policy  
Health Administration  
Health Care and Illness  
Healthcare Systems: Project Management  
Total Credits 21

Students may double count up to six credits with their major. 

For more information about the minor visit:  https://www.uwlax.edu/healthcare-analytics-management/