Undergraduate Programs

Majors, Minors and Certificates

A Strategic Major

At the core of the Management major is coursework with an emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurial thinking, and strategic vision, three of the most prized assets of any successful business leader. Management majors are prepared to understand the “big picture” rather than focus on highly specialized, often rapidly changing, areas of study. This requires an ability to think and act on one’s own with confidence, innovative entrepreneurial spirit, poses strong communication, and analytical skills. Careers in management span across all industries and organization functional areas, for organizations large and small. Management degree can be applied to a variety of careers, from retail to financial services, and family-owned business.

What to Expect:

During your freshman year as a management student, the courses you will take will be predominantly devoted to the University Core Curriculum. Completing these courses initially is important because it provides a great foundation to develop your critical thinking skills, teamwork, understanding cultural demographics, societal differences, and political perceptions.

You will also start the Student Professional Development Program (SPDP), which will provide you with the tools necessary to be successful in the job market.

In your sophomore year, you will be prepared for the rigorous training in your major. You will be exposed to macro and microeconomics and introduced to the principles of accounting. By the end of this year, you should be prepared to begin courses directly in your major, complete the College of Business Administration Student Professional Development Program, and begin thinking about which Immersion Experience opportunity you will explore.

As a sophomore, you want to start exploring more about the various certifications available for your major and start looking for possible internships. Speak with your Academic Advisor about your career options and register and explore the Handshake website for internship opportunities.

In your junior year, you will apply for admission into the College of Business Administration program, complete your BUSCORE requirement courses and start courses in your major. Keep in mind many of your courses will be offered in fall or spring only. It is important that you take these courses seriously to avoid any delay in graduation, as each of these courses may be a prerequisite for the next. The core major courses to complete during your junior year are: BUAD 3355, MGMT 3322, MGMT 3325, and MGMT 3351.

In the first semester of your senior year, you will apply for graduation with your Academic Advisor. Fall graduates will meet with their advisor in October. Spring and Summer graduates will meet with their advisor in April.

During your senior year you will take a capstone course, MGMT 4390 Strategic Management Global Business Environment. In the capstone, all CBA majors will work together on a final senior project. You will also be required to prepare and take the Major Field Test (MFT).

The Major Field Test (MFT) is an innovative undergraduate outcome assessment designed to measure the basic knowledge and understanding achieved by students in a major field of study (business). Test results enable the College of Business Administration to better assess and refine curricula, and gauge the progress of students compared to others in the program and those in similar programs at schools throughout the country.  All MFTs are proctored, multiple-choice exams designed to assess mastery of concepts and principles as well as knowledge expected of you at the conclusion of a business major in specific subject areas. There is a $25 fee for this exam.

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