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Management Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)

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The management curriculum helps prepare students for careers as managers and supervisors in goods-producing and service enterprises. Students obtain a solid grounding in the management of systems, personnel, and quality. The integrative focus of the program also provides excellent preparation for graduate-level studies in law, urban and regional planning, public services administration, and health care administration.

Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling all that encompasses human, material and financial resources in an organizational environment. A management degree means that you have learned the concepts of getting things done through others within organizations.



Management major requirements are divided into two parts. The first part (the pre-management major), usually taken in the first two years, must be completed before formal admission into the management major. The second part (Professional School) is usually taken in the last two years after formal admission into the management major.

Summary of Requirements:

Pre-Management Major (53)
    Pre-Business Core Classes (35)
    Math, Economics, Writing and Communications (18)1
Professional School (70)
    Pro-School Business Core Classes (38)
    Management Courses (32)
University General Education Requirements (40)
Unrestricted Electives (17)
   1=10 credits from Pre-business major satisfy University General Education Requirements.
Total Required for Graduation (180)

Management Courses in the Professional Program—Management (32 credits)

Management students must complete 32 credits in the professional program: 24 credits in required courses, 4 credits in 1 of the 6 elective courses, and 4 credits of experiential learning.

Required Courses Include:

MGMT 364. Project Management (4)
MGMT 446. Cross-Cultural Management (4)
   or MGMT 448. Employee Recruitment and Selection (4)
MGMT 452. Leadership (4)
MGMT 453. Human Resources Management (4)
MGMT 455. Influence and Negotiation (4)
MGMT 457. Supply Chain Strategy (4)

Electives:

Select one of the following courses:
BA 362. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Initiatives (4)
BA 363. Technology and Innovation Management (4)
BA 432. Environmental Law, Sustainability, and Business (4)
BA 447. Topics in International Business (4)
BA 460. Venture Management (4)
BA 463. Family Business Management (4)

Experiential Learning:

Select one of the following experiential activities:
Professional internship: Complete BA 410, Internship, with minimum of 4 credits
Research project: Complete BA 403, Thesis; or BA 405, Reading and Conference; or BA 407, Seminar, with minimum of 4 credits
International experience: Complete an international study abroad or exchange that transfers a minimum of 4 academic credits to OSU.
Mentoring: Complete the Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching Seminar series (minimum of 4 credits). This series requires participation in mentor activities.
Experiential learning/entrepreneurship (solving specific problems of local businesses or non-profit organizations): Complete BA 406, Projects, with a minimum of 4 credits.

Business Administration/Management Curricula

The undergraduate curriculum in business administration reflects the increasingly complex economic, social, and technological aspects of modern business decision-making. Course work emphasizes the development of effective decision-making, an understanding of personal values and motivation, and the awareness of the interrelationships between business and society.

Pre-Business Program

Newly admitted students to OSU and all current OSU students who seek to complete an undergraduate degree program offered by the College of Business (COB) are designated as pre-business majors (including pre-Accountancy, pre-BIS, pre-Business, pre-Finance, pre-Management and pre-Marketing). The pre-business program requires completion of courses within the first and second year (see core curriculum below) that build a solid foundation for the upper-division business curricula. These courses must be completed before the student is eligible for admission to the professional business program. The pre-business course work may be completed at OSU or any accredited college or university that offers equivalent courses transferable to OSU.

Professional Business Program

Admission to the professional business program is restricted to those students who have demonstrated an ability to achieve the high standards required for professional studies. Enrollment within each academic discipline (major or option) is limited to the number of students who can be served by the faculty and facilities of that major/option.

Therefore students should strive to meet the minimum eligibility standards of their particular major of choice as well as those of the College of Business itself. Minimum standards for a particular major can often be higher. More information on the pro-school process and current competitive GPA levels for each major can be found on the Pro-School Competitive GPA section of the College of Business Advising website.

Students must apply for admission to the professional business program. To be eligible to apply, students must earn COB grades of C– or better, have 90 credits by the end of the application term, have a minimum COB GPA of 2.5, and meet the minimum standards for their particular major of choice in the All-Inclusive Business GPA. The All-Inclusive Business GPA includes all business program course work taken from OSU and transfer institution(s). Students earning an All-Inclusive Business GPA of 3.0 or above will be assured admission to the professional business program, but it does not guarantee admittance into the major of their choice. Students with an All-Inclusive Business GPA less than 3.0 will be admitted to an academic discipline (major or option) with available capacity using the following criteria: compliance with entrance requirements for the major/option; their rank order based on their All-Inclusive Business GPA; and the contribution of the student to the diversity of viewpoints within the college.

Students who have completed their pre-business courses at a college or university other than OSU must be admitted to pre-business their first term and apply for the professional program during their first term of attendance.

Students may apply to the Management major from any of the pre-business majors, including pre-Accountancy, pre-BIS, pre-Business, pre-Finance, pre-Management and pre-Marketing.

Business Administration/Management Program Requirements (180)


Business Administration Core Curriculum (73)

The business administration core curriculum provides students with a broad overview of business; basic skills in accounting and quantitative methods; an understanding of the legal and social environment of business; a background in management and organizational behavior, marketing, finance, and operations management; an understanding of the entrepreneurial process; and the opportunity to integrate course work and further develop decision-making skills through the analysis of business cases.

Management (32)

Management students must complete 32 credits of management courses in the professional program. See an academic advisor for more information.

Mathematics (4)

Basic mathematics requirements:
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)

Economics (8)

ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)

Written and Oral Communication (6)

Business students also must take:
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

University General Requirements (40)

MTH 241, ECON 201/ECON 202, WR 222, WR 323 or WR 327, and COMM 111 or COMM 114 meet the university's baccalaureate core requirements for mathematics, social processes and institutions, writing II, and speech, respectively. All students must meet the other baccalaureate core requirements and the other requirements for baccalaureate degrees. (See Earning a Degree at OSU.)

Unrestricted Electives (17)

Students are provided elective credits to enable them to achieve a degree of specialization and depth to match their interests. Students are encouraged to choose a non-business university-approved minor that consists of a minimum of 27 credits, with at least 12 credits at the upper-division level. Students are responsible for determining whether the minor has been approved for transcript visibility and to request the notation on their transcript. Students may also choose to complete a coherent set of non-business courses to support their career goals.

Sample Schedule


Pre-Management (Major code 773)


First Year (45 credits)

Students entering OSU on the Corvallis campus as their first college experience are required to participate in Innovation Nation, the College of Business Living-Learning Community (LLC). These students will complete the following three-course sequence during their first year:

BA 160. B-Engaged (3)
BA 161. Innovation Nation—Awareness to Action (3)
BA 162. Innovation Nation—Ideas to Reality (3)

Students who transfer to OSU from another college or university will complete the following courses:

BA 101. Business Now (6)
BA 170. Business Insights (2)

All other students, including students completing their pre-business or pre-management degree requirements via OSU Extend Campus or at another college/university, will complete the following course:

BA 101. Business Now (6)

All students should also complete:
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
  or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
  or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
Baccalaureate core, unrestricted electives (29–32)

Second Year (45 credits)

Corvallis-campus students in the pre-business or pre-management major should complete the following courses:

BA 281. Professional Development (3)
BA 282. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development I (1)
BA 283. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development II (1)
BA 284. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development III (1)

All Ecampus students and all Corvallis-campus students transferring into the college and eligible to apply to the professional school should complete:

BA 381. Personal and Professional Development (4)

All second-year students should also complete:
BA 211. Financial Accounting (4)
BA 213. Managerial Accounting (4)
BA 230. Business Law I (4)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 275. Foundations of Statistical Inference (4)
BA 302. Business Process Management (4)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
  or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
Baccalaureate core, minor or unrestricted electives (8)

Professional Management (Major code 196)


Required Management Courses (32 credits)

MGMT 364. Project Management (4)
MGMT 446. Cross-Cultural Management (4)
   or MGMT 448. Employee Recruitment and Selection (4)
MGMT 452. Leadership (4)
MGMT 453. Human Resources Management (4)
MGMT 455. Influence and Negotiation (4)
MGMT 457. Supply Chain Strategy (4)

Management Electives

Select one of the following courses (4 credits):
BA 362. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Initiatives (4)
BA 363. Technology and Innovation Management (4)
BA 447. Topics in International Business (4)
BA 460. Venture Management (4)
BA 463. Family Business Management (4)

Experiential Learning:

Select one of the following experiential activities (4 credits):
Professional internship: Complete BA 410, Internship with minimum of 4 credits
Research project: Complete BA 403, Thesis; or BA 405, Reading and Conference; or BA 407, Seminar, with minimum of 4 credits
International experience: Complete an international study abroad or exchange that transfers a minimum of 4 academic credits to OSU.
Mentoring: Complete the Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching Seminar series (minimum of 4 credits). This series requires participation in mentor activities.
Experiential learning/entrepreneurship (solving specific problems of local businesses or non-profit organizations): Complete BA 406, Projects, with a minimum of 4 credits.

Business Core Courses (36 credits)

BA 347. International Business (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
BA 354. ^Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4)
BA 357. Operations Management (4)
BA 360. Introduction to Financial Management (4)
BA 370. Business Information Systems Overview (4)
BA 375. Applied Quantitative Methods (4)
BA 390. Marketing (4)
BA 466. Integrative Strategic Experience (4)

Baccalaureate core, minor or unrestricted electives (22 credits)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
 

Sample Four-Year Plan: Management


Year 1 (45 credits)


Fall

BA 160. B-Engaged (3)
BC Science (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Alpha coded)
Math through MTH 241. Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
Bacc Core (15) (Fitness, Speech, CD, DPD)
Electives (2)

Winter

BA 161. Innovation Nation—Awareness to Action (3)
BC Science (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Alpha coded)
Math through MTH 241. Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
Bacc Core (15) (Fitness, Speech, CD, DPD)
Electives (2)

Spring

BA 162. Innovation Nation—Ideas to Reality (3)
BC Science (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Alpha coded)
Math through MTH 241. Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
Bacc Core (15) (Fitness, Speech, CD, DPD)
Electives (2)

Year 2 (45 credits)


Fall

BA 230. Business Law I (4)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 281. Professional Development (3)
BA 282. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development I (1)
Electives (3)

Winter

BA 211. Financial Accounting (4)
BA 275. Foundations of Statistical Inference (4)
BA 283. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development II (1)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Spring

BA 213. Managerial Accounting (4)
BA 284. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development III (1)
BA 302. Sustainable Business Operations (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
Elective (1)

Year 3 (45 credits)


Fall

BA 347. International Business (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
BA 354. Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4)
Bacc Core-CGI (3)

Winter

BA 360. Introduction to Financial Management (4)
BA 375. Applied Quantitative Methods (4)
MGMT 364. Project Management (4)
Bacc Core-STS (3)

Spring

BA 357. Operations Management (4)
BA 370. Business Information Systems Overview (4)
BA 390. Marketing (4)
Electives (3)

Year 4 (45 credits)


Fall

MGMT 453. Human Resources Management (4)
MGMT/Electives (11)

Winter

MGMT 455. Influence and Negotiation (4)
MGMT 457. Supply Chain Strategy (4)
MGMT/Electives (7)

Spring

BA 466. Integrative Strategic Experience (4)
MGMT 446. Cross-Cultural Management (4)
MGMT 448. Employee Recruitment and Selection (4)
MGMT 452. Leadership (4)
Electives (3)

Total=180


Pre-Professional Management Major Code: 773



Major Code: 196

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