Wilkes University

Management

Management Major

Coordinator: Ms. Ruth Hughes

Total minimum number of credits required for a Major in Management leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree — 122.
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Management — 18.

Sidhu students who major in Management develop the skills and competencies to make a difference in organizations, teams, and communities.  The Management courses equip students with essential knowledge and capabilities to excel as leaders in many areas including operations management, human resources, sustainability management, and more. Course experiences help our students to develop their critical thinking, persuasive communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. Sidhu management students are prepared to excel in executive and managerial careers in business, industry, and governmental organizations.

 

Requirements for the Management Major (27 credits total) Credits

Each student with a major in Management must complete the following 18 credits:

LDR-201 – Introduction to Leadership

3

MGT-209 – Business Correspondence and Reports

3

MGT-257 – Management Information Systems

3

MGT-352 – Production and Operations Management

3

MGT-353 – Human Resources

3

MGT-356 – The Social Responsibility of Business

3

Each student with a major in Management must complete

9 of the following credits:

BA 336 - Advanced Topics in Business Law

3

BA 337 - Legal Aspects of Sport/Event Management

3

ENT-201 – Nature and Essence of Entrepreneurship

3

ENT-203 – Opportunity Identification: Innovation and Creativity

3

ENT-252 – The Entrepreneurial Leader

3

ENT-342 – Entrepreneurial Finance

3

ENT-384 – Small Business Consultancy

3

ENT-385 – Opportunity Assessment: Technical, Economic, and Market Feasibility

3

FIN-230 – Money and Banking

3

FIN-319 – Financial Derivatives

3

FIN-342 – Property and Life Insurance

3

FIN-343 – Investments and Portfolio Management

3

FIN-345 – Long-Range Financial Planning

3

FIN-358 – International Finance

3

LDR 202 - Advanced Topics in Leadership

3

MGT 198/298/398 – Topics in Management

3

MKT-322 – Advertising

3

MKT-324 – Retailing

3

MKT-326 – The Selling Process

3

MKT-327 – Marketing Seminar

3

MKT-328 – Consumer Behavior

3

SEM-201  Introduction to Sports Management

3

SM-325 – Special Events Marketing

3

SEM-355 - Facility & Event Management

3

 

Management Major- Required Courses and Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

Credits

Fifth Semester

Credits

BA-151 – Integrated Management Experience I

3

BA-319 – Business Statistics

3

CS-115 – Computers and Applications

3

BA-335 – Law & Business

3

ENG-101 – Composition

4

MGT-353 – Human Resource Management

3

FYF-101 – First-Year Foundations

3

HST-101 – Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3

EC-101 – Principles of Economics

3

Free Elective

3

PPD-101 – Personal & Professional Development I

1

PPD-301 – Personal & Professional Development V

1

Total Credits

17

Total Credits

16

 

 

 

 

Second Semester

 

Sixth Semester

 

EC-102 Principles of Economics II

3

LDR-201 – Introduction to Leadership

3

BA-152 – Integrated Management Exp. II

3

MGT-352 – Production & Operations Management

3

MTH-101 – Solving Problems Using Mathematics

3

MGT-354 - Organizational Behavior

3

ENG-120 Reading Classical Traditions

3

Free Elective

3

Social Science Distribution Requirement (Area III)

3

Humanities Distribution Requirement (Area I)

3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15

 

 

 

 

Third Semester

 

Seventh Semester

 

ACC-161 – Financial Acctg & Decision Making

3

MGT-358 – International Business

3

MGT-251 – Management of Organizations & People

3

Major Elective

3

MKT-221 – Marketing

3

Major Elective

3

Arts Distribution Requirement (Area IV)

3

MGT-356 – Social Responsibility of Business

3

Science Distribution Requirement (Area II)

3

Science Distribution Requirement (Area II)

3

PPD-201 – Personal & Professional Development III

1

PPD-401 – Personal & Professional Development VII

1

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

16

 

 

 

 

Fourth Semester

 

Eighth Semester

 

ACC-162 – Managerial Acctg & Decision Making

3

BA-461 – Business Strategy and Decision Making

3

MGT-257 – Management Information Systems

3

BA-462 – Professional Business Experience (or 463 or 464)

3

FIN-240 Introduction to Finance

3

Major Elective

3

MGT-209 – Business Correspondence and Reports

3

Free Elective

3

COM-101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 

3

Total Credits

12

Total Credits

15

 

 

Management Minor

Total number of credits required for a minor in Management - 18

For majors in other disciplines, The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership offers an 18-credit minor in Management.
The following Minor requirements are applicable to students with majors inside the Sidhu School:

Requirements for the Management Minor (18 credits total) Credits

ACC-161 – Financial Accounting & Decision Making

3

BA-151 – Integrated Management Experience I

 

BA-152 – Integrated Management Experience II

3

plus 9 credits of BA or MGT courses

 

The following Minor requirements are applicable to students with majors outside the Sidhu School:

Requirements for the Management Minor (18 credits total) Credits

ACC-161 – Financial Accounting & Decision Making

3

BA-153 – Management Foundations

3

BA-335 – Law & Business

3

FIN-240 – Introduction to Finance

3

MGT-251 – Management of Organizations & People

3

MKT-221 – Marketing

3

Management

MGT-209. Business Correspondence and Reports

Credits: 3

An emphasis on written communications: practice in writing major classification of business letters; persuasive requests and refusals; and inquiry, order, sales, application, credit, collection, and goodwill letters. Investigative techniques of research and analytical report writing.

MGT-251. Management of Organizations and People

Credits: 3

Introduction to the theory and practice of managing organizations, including planning, organizing, and controlling. Interdisciplinary in nature, social and ethical dimensions of managing are examined.

Pre-Requisites

Either ACC, BA, ENT 151 or BA 153

MGT-257. Management Information Systems

Credits: 3

This course introduces the fundamental concepts underlying the design, implementation, control, and evaluation of business-oriented computer based information systems, office automation, information reporting, and decision making.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-352. Production and Operations Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Principles of decision-making, systems design, introduction to quantitative tools of analysis, and fundamentals of production, inventory, financial, and distribution management.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-353. Human Resource Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

This course focuses on introducing the student to the theories, practices, problems, and legislation relevant to attracting, selecting, developing, compensating, and effectively using human resources in organizations.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-354. Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

A behavioral science approach to understanding individual, formal, and informal group behavior, macro- and micro-organizational structures, motivation and leadership theories, group influences, conflicts, decision-making, and communication, with emphasis on behavioral science applications in developing organizational effectiveness.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-356. The Social Responsibility of Business

Credits: 3

A course dealing with the problems faced by managers in responding to issues such as the kinds and extent of social responsibility to be assumed by businesses, employee rights, consumerism, and the balance of public and private interests.

Pre-Requisites
MGT-251 and junior standing.

MGT-357. Business Transformations in the Digital Economy

Credits: 3

This course is designed to help students understand how the digital economy forces companies to rethink their business strategies--and architect processes, products, and information differently. Topics will allow for the development of problem solving abilities using business analytics and intellectual curiosity using radical openness in the workplace.  The course content will incorporate cases in business, and it will seek to create an understanding of big data, culture and ubiquitous technologies.  Students will also understand how to thinking critically and to make decisions using internal and external sources of data.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-358. International Business

Credits: 3

An introduction to the field of international business. Topics include the empirical dimensions of the world economy, business enterprise in international trade, trade channels, effects of economic, political, and social environment on international management problems of international operations, and the role of government in fostering international business. A substantial amount of writing is required.

Pre-Requisites
MGT-251 and senior standing.

MGT-397. Seminar

Credits: 1-3

One to three credits


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