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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Business, Smeal College

Management

University Park, Smeal College of Business (MGMT)

PROFESSOR DENNIS GIOIA, Chair, Department of Management and Organization

This major provides students with knowledge and skills managers need to deal with contemporary management challenges, such as leading and motivating people of different ages and backgrounds, developing strategies for competing in the global economy, and balancing the interest of multiple stakeholders in a complex legal, political, and ethical environment. The management core provides a general overview of the knowledge and skills required for effectively managing people and organizations. Students then supplement that overview with either the human resources management concentration or the entrepreneurship concentration. Career opportunities are in management trainee positions, human resources, customer service, consulting, family business, and entrepreneurship.

Human Resources Management Concentration - The HRM concentration prepares students for a professional career in human resources management, and develops skills and expertises in areas such as planning, staffing, job design, employee development, performance management, compensation, change management, and managing diversity.

Entrepreneurship Concentration - The ENTR concentration provides students with broad knowledge about business start-ups in a global competitive environment. Students develop skills in conflict and resolution management, negotiations, moving technology from development to commercialization and defining new business ventures.

Entrance Requirement: To be eligible for entrance into the Management (MGMT) major, a degree candidate must be enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies and satisfy requirements for entrance to the major.

Specific entrance requirements include:

  1. The degree candidate must be taking, or have taken, a program appropriate for entry to the major as shown in the bulletin, including approximately 60 credits of course work.
  2. Complete the following entrance to major requirements: ACCTG 211(4)[1]; ECON 102 GS(3); SCM 200 GQ(4)[1] or STAT 200 GQ(4)[1]; ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); and MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1]; FIN 301(3)[1]; MGMT 301(3)[1]; and MKTG 301(3)[1]. These courses must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance to major process is carried out.
  3. In addition to the above requirements, the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University may approve administrative enrollment controls that limit the number of students who are admitted to majors in the Smeal College of Business. In each case, however, academic requirements are established for admission. For information on enrollment controls, consult the Smeal College of Business Web site (http://www.smeal.psu.edu).

For the B.S. degree in Management, a minimum of 120 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 14 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 73 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], ECON 102 GS(3), FIN 301(3)[1]; MGMT 301(3)[1]; and MKTG 301(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
B A 342(3), B A 411(3), B LAW 341(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(3), SCM 301(3), MGMT 326(3)[1], MGMT 451W(3)[1], MGMT 471(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4)[1] or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4)[1] or STAT 200 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)

Select 9 credits from one of the following two areas of concentration:


A. Human Resources Management Concentration (9 credits)
MGMT 341(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
Select six credits[1] from the following: MGMT 441(3), MGMT 443(3), MGMT 445(3) (Sem: 6-8)


B. Entrepreneurship Concentration (9 credits)
MGMT 461(3)[1]
Select six credits[1] from the following: MGMT 341(3), MGMT 420(3), MGMT 425(3), MGMT 426(3), MGMT 427(3) (Sem: 6-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (10 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th-credit-level proficiency in a single foreign language. (4 credits) Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of supporting coursework from an approved department list. (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-06-042

Review Date: 04/13/2010

Dept head update: 6/9/05

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