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

Freshman YearCredits
BGEN 194US - Seminar: Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals*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
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
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  3
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
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
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
BMGT 466 - Middle Management Skills3  
BMGT 475R - Management Experience3  
Choose two of the following management electives:6  
BMGT 405 - Supply Chain Analytics
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 - Practical Management Perspectives
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 Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management
BGEN 472 - Legal and Social Framework of Business Regulation
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.