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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Management

Capital College (MNGMT)

JANE S. KOCHANOV, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration

This major provides students with the knowledge and skills managers need in today's dynamic business environments. Core management courses provide a general overview of key management competencies including effective leadership, team building, managing and motivating human resources, facilitating organizational change and learning, and fostering and applying organizational knowledge for competitive advantage. Students complement this general management foundation with a human resource management, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, or individualized concentration.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION: This concentration prepares students for a career in human resource management by developing skills and competencies in managing diversity and equal opportunity, ethical and fair treatment of employees, human resource planning and staffing, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, labor relations, and protecting employee safety and health. Students completing this concentration would be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge of the core principles of human resource practices and the application of those principles for potential certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONCENTRATION: The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the process of new venture development. Topics covered in the concentration include business plan development, the nature of management in small business, and the role of creativity and innovation in the entrepreneurial process. Opportunities are provided for student participation in the development of an actual new business venture.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION: The Supply Chain Management concentration prepares students for a professional career in managing supply chain activities by developing knowledge, skills, and competencies in the areas of logistics, procurement, inventory, transportation, and warehouse management. Students learn analytical techniques including trade-off analysis, construction and evaluation of networks, and optimization methods. Emphasis is placed on attaining an in-depth understanding of both inter-functional and inter-firm collaboration, whereby supply chains become the basis of competitive advantage.

INDIVIDUALIZED CONCENTRATION: The Individualized concentration is designed to provide students with a customized specialization that enables them to develop their own concentration in a management field of their choice. It allows flexibility in developing student knowledge and competencies in accordance with their personal, professional, and career interests.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Management major requires the completion of 8 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211(4); ECON 102 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); FIN 301(3); MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); MGMT 301(3)[1]; MKTG 301(3); SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4); and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average. Additional information about this major is available in the office of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg.

For a B.S. degree in Management, a minimum of 120 credits is required. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be taken at the Capital College. No more than 60 credits should be from business and business-related courses.

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 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: Select 8 credits of non-business courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education Courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
ACCTG 211(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 102 GS(3), FIN 301(3), MGMT 301(3)[1], MKTG 301(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 364Y US;IL(3), B A 462(3)[1], ECON 104 GS(3), MGMT 341(3)[1], MGMT 433(3)[1], MGMT 466(3)[1], MIS 204(3), MIS 390(3), SCM 301(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21 credits)
Select 4 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 5-6)

Select 9 credits from one of the following four areas of concentration A, B, C, D:

A. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
MGMT 440(3)[1], MGMT 450(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in MGMT [1] at the 300-400 level from department list in consultation with academic adviser (Sem: 5-8)

B. ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONCENTRATION
MGMT 431(3)[1], MGMT 453(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in MGMT [1] at the 300-400 level from department list in consultation with academic adviser (Sem: 5-8)

C. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
Select 6 credits from SCM 320(3)[1], SCM 416(3)[1], SCM 445(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in SCM [1] or MGMT [1] at the 300-400 level from department list in consultation with academic adviser (Sem: 5-8)

D. INDIVIDUALIZED CONCENTRATION
Select 9 credits in MGMT [1] at the 300-400 level from department list in consultation with academic adviser (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: ACCTG, B A, ECON, FIN, MIS, MGMT, MKTG, or SCM in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 3-8)

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

Last Reviewed by the Department: Summer Session 2011

Blue Sheet Item #:40-01-048

Review Date: 8/16/2011

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

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