Management

The Management option prepares women and men to think critically and to act decisively in the dynamic global marketplace. Management option graduates are ready to make immediate contributions to organizations in a variety of roles such as analysts, managers, and team members. An academically and professionally experienced management faculty whose priority is excellence in teaching, provides students with contemporary business management theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on the application of theory and knowledge in solving practical problems. The curriculum focuses on the development of personal capacity in leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, and ethical decision making at all organizational levels from first line supervision through middle management to executive levels.  

Management Option

The JJCBE undergraduate curriculum is structured on a four-stage model. The four stages include the University Core, the business pre-core, the common body of business knowledge (CBK), and the option courses. Courses are numbered to reflect their position within the curriculum. 100-level courses are generally taken in the freshman year, 200-level courses in the sophomore year, 300-level courses in the junior year, and 400-level courses in the senior year.

The business pre-core consists of 100- and 200-level courses that are necessary to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in business, accounting, mathematics, statistics, economics, information technology, and communication. Completion of the business pre-core is required for formal admission to the JJCBE. The business pre-core includes:

BGEN 194USSeminar *3
BMGT 205Prof Business Communication3
BMIS 211Intro to Bus Decision Support3
ACTG 201Principles of Financial Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Managerial Acct3
or ACTG 223 Principles of Accounting II
M 161QSurvey of Calculus4
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECNS 204ISMicroeconomics3
STAT 216QIntroduction to Statistics3
STAT 217QIntermediate Statistical Concepts3
or BMGT 240IS Business Research Methods
*

Students transferring into the JJCBE, either from another institution or from another MSU department, who have already earned credit for a University Seminar (US) course must take BGEN 204 instead of BGEN 194US.

The business common body of knowledge (CBK) courses, most of which are 300-level courses designed for juniors, establish the basis for business education in management, marketing, finance, information technology, production and operations management, law, and strategy. The business CBK courses are prerequisites for most upper-level option courses. The business CBK courses include:

BMGT 335Management and Organization3
BGEN 302Career Perspectives1
or BGEN 303 Professional Coaching Clinic
BMIS 311Management Information Systems3
BMGT 322Operations Management3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BFIN 322Business Finance3
BGEN 361Principles of Business Law3
BGEN 499Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar4

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
BGEN 194US - Seminar*3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core12  
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus  4
ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  8
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Acct3  
BMGT 205 - Prof Business Communication3  
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core6  
ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Acct  3
BMIS 211 - Intro to Bus Decision Support  3
ECNS 204IS - Microeconomics  3
STAT 217Q - Intermediate Statistical Concepts
or BMGT 240IS - Business Research Methods
  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  3
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BMGT 335 - Management and Organization3  
BMIS 311 - Management Information Systems3  
BMKT 325 - Principles of Marketing3  
BGEN 361 - Principles of Business Law3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core3  
BGEN 302 - Career Perspectives
or BGEN 303 - Professional Coaching Clinic
  1
BMGT 322 - Operations Management  3
BFIN 322 - Business Finance  3
BMGT 366 - Supervisory Management Skills  3
BMGT 329 - Human Resource Management  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  2
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
BMGT 466 - Middle Management Skills3  
BMGT 475R - Management Experience3  
Choose two of the following management electives:6  
BMGT 406 - Negotiation/Dispute Resolution
BMGT 410 - Sustainable Business Practices
BMGT 420 - Leadership and Motivation
BMGT 433 - Managing Quality and Productivity
BMGT 448 - Entrepreneurship
BMGT 458 - Adv Entrepreneurship Sem
BMGT 460 - Business Tutorial
BMGT 461 - Small Business Management
BMGT 464 - International Management
BMGT 463 - Entrepreneurial Experience
BMGT 465 - International Practicum
BGEN 468 - Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
BMGT 469 - Community and Social Entrepreneurship
BGEN 472 - Legal and Social Framework of Business Regulation
BMGT 473 - Modern Management of Western Resources
BMGT 498 - Internship (Must be taken for at least 3 credits, but counts as one Management elective)
BMIS 314 - Business Web Site Design
Advisor Approved Electives**3  
BGEN 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar  4
Advisor Approved Electives**  6
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  5
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120
*

Students transferring into the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE), either from another institution or from another MSU department, who have already earned credit for a University Seminar (US) course must take BGEN 204 instead of BGEN 194US.

**

Advisor Approved Electives: Three courses (9 credits), all in addition to University Core, of any relevant upper-division courses that are pre-approved by the student's faculty advisor.

All business majors must be formally admitted to the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) in order to enroll in all upper-division (300-400 level) option courses (ACTG, BFIN, BMGT, BMKT, BGEN, BMIS) and BGEN 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above; 54 credits must be non-business/non-economics rubrics (although ECNS 101IS, ECNS 202, ECNS 204IS, BMGT 240IS may be included); University Core credit requirements must be satisfied.

Any students transferring to the JJCBE must meet the JJCBE residency requirement.