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Begin Date: Summer Session 2007
End Date: Spring Semester 2009


Management - ARCHIVE

University Park, Smeal College of Business (MGMT)

PROFESSOR CHARLES SNOW, 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. Career opportunities are in management trainee positions, human resources, customer service, consulting, family business, and entrepreneurship.

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]; B A 243(4)[1] or B A 241(2)[1] and B A 242(2)[1]; ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), MIS 204(3)[1]; 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]. 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 (Opens New Window)).

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
(15 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: 17 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 73 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GA, GH, or GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), MIS 204(3), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
B A 301(2), B A 302(2), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), MGMT 326(3)[1], MGMT 341(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
B A 411(3), MGMT 451W(3)[1], MGMT 461(3)[1], MGMT 471(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th-credit-level proficiency in a single foreign language. Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work (credits count in Electives) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of Global Awareness and Understanding from approved course list (credits must be taken in GA, GH, or GS) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits of related coursework from an approved department list. (Sem: 5-8)
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: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-03-105

Review Date: 11/21/06

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06

Dept head update: 6/9/05

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