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Chair: Edward L. Harrison (251-460-6411)
Professors: Flynn, Harrison, Moore, Pietri, Shearer
Associate Professors: Icenogle, Maes, Slagle
Assistant Professors: Gamble, Jeffery, Jordan, Woodford
Instructors: Mosley, Weldy, King
Department of Management web site
Three options are available within the Management concentration: General Management, Human Resource Management, and Quality and Systems Management.
General Management
The General Management curriculum offers courses designed to give students a solid foundation in the field of Management and will enable them to become effective managers, problem-solvers, and decision-makers in the world of business, industry, and government. Emphasis is placed upon problem recognition and anticipation, problem solving, and managerial decision-making. The thrust of the curriculum is to give students insight into the means for improving the productivity and efficiency of modern organizations.
Each General Management major must take MGT 340 (Organizational Behavior) and MGT 492 (Seminar: Management). In addition, six Management concentration electives must be selected by the student with the approval of the Management faculty advisor.
General Management Electives
MGT 311 MGT 351 MGT 390 MGT 430
MGT 450 MGT 451 MGT 452 MGT 454
MGT 455 MGT 456 MGT 460 MGT 465
MGT 470 MGT 474 MGT 480 MGT 483
Quality and Systems Management
Competition is forcing organizations to adopt new and progressive ways of assuring quality products and services. The Quality and Systems Management (QSM) concentration is designed to meet the growing need for individuals specializing in quality management. Using the Total Quality Management philosophy as a model, the curriculum addresses philosophical and strategic issues surrounding quality management, as well as training in the statistical and problem solving tools used for process control and quality improvement.
The QSM concentration requires all students to complete MGT 340 (Organizational Behavior) and MGT 492 (Seminar: Management) plus the six following courses:
MGT 390 MGT 430 MGT 470
MGT 474 MGT 480 MGT 483
Human Resource Management
Managers have become aware of the significant impact on the bottom line of effective utilization of the human resources in an organization. As a result, the Human Resource Manager has become a key person on the top management team. The Human Resource Management curriculum provides the student with the skills and knowledge to become a proficient practitioner in this leading organizational field.
Each student in the Human Resource Management Option must take MGT 340 (Organizational Behavior), MGT 351 (Human Resource Management), and MGT 492 (Seminar: Management). In addition five of the following Human Resource Management electives must be completed.
MGT 450 MGT 451 MGT 452 MGT 454
MGT 455 MGT 456 MGT 460 MGT 470

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