Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
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.
For the B.S. degree in Management, a minimum of 125 credits is required. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course.
MANAGEMENT MINOR: Students must take MANGT 300(3), 310(3), and select additional courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in MANGT for a total of 18 credits.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 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): 61 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (54 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
FNC 300(3), L I R 100 GS(3), MANGT 300(3), 310(3), 330(3), 340 DF(3), 350(3), MRKTG 300(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MANGT 470W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ECNS 470(3), MANGT 480 DF(3), MRKTG 470 DF(3), or other 400-level international business courses (Sem: 5-8)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33 credits
GENERAL MANAGEMENT OPTION: 33 credits
ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from ECNS 410(3), 430(3), MANGT 420(3), or 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses from one business supporting course area (see school list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 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 front of this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses.) (Sem: 1-8)
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT OPTION: 33 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ECNS 460(3), MANGT 450(3), 455(3), 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 6 credits of 300- or 400-level courses from one business supporting course area (see school list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from one of the following non-business 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 front of this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses.) (Sem: 1-8)
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994
Blue Sheet Item #: 22-05-062
Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)