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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Management

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (MANGT)

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

The objective of the Management major is to prepare students for the basic tasks of management--the coordination of human, material, and financial resources to accomplish organizational goals. Two options are offered.

The General Management Option helps prepare students for careers in personnel administration or a variety of general management positions. This option emphasizes knowledge relating to managing human resources but students also can select supporting business courses in other disciplines to prepare themselves to become managers of small businesses or units of larger business organizations, frequently in retail or service businesses.

The Operations Management Option provides students with an opportunity to develop the quantitative skills necessary to design and operate today's complex management systems. This option emphasizes course work in forecasting, production and inventory planning control, logistics, purchasing, and materials management. Students also can select from a special supporting course concentration in analytical methods and manufacturing processes to better prepare themselves for careers in manufacturing organizations.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Management major requires the completion of 5 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211(4); ECON 102 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); STAT 200 GQ(4) or SCM 200(4), and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

For the B.S. degree in Management, a minimum of 120 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

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 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 2 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 58 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (43 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FIN 301(3)[1], MGMT 301(3)[1], MIS 204(3), MKTG 301(3)[1], SCM 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
LER 100 GS(3), MGMT 331(3)[1], MGMT 341 US(3)[1], MGMT 410(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
MGMT 471W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) or B A 243(4) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from ECON 470(3)[1], FIN 471(3)[1], MGMT 461 IL(3)[1], MKTG 445 IL(3)[1], or other 400-level international business courses[1] (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30 credits

GENERAL MANAGEMENT OPTION: (30 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from ECON 410(3)[1], ECON 430(3)[1], MGMT 420(3)[1], or MGMT 440(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses [1] from one business supporting course areas (see school list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from one of the following nonbusiness supporting course areas: international studies, education abroad, or foreign language (see school list of approved courses) (See the admission section in the general information section in the this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses.) (Sem: 1-8)

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT OPTION: (30 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ECON 481(3)[1], SCM 445(3)[1], SCM 455(3)[1], SCM 460(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 6 credits of 300- or 400-level courses [1] from one business supporting course area (see school list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from one of the following nonbusiness supporting course areas: international studies, education abroad, foreign language, or analytical methods and manufacturing processes (see school list of approved courses) (See the admission section in the general information section in the this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses.) (Sem: 1-8)

[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: Fall Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-01-059

Review Date: 08/24/2010

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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