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General Education Requirements (59 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  2. 6 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, CA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 120, MA 125

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 3 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

  3. 6 hours:  ECO 215, ECO 216

Area V 200-Level Business (18 Hours)

  1. 6 hours:  ACC 211, ACC 212

  2. 6 hours:  BUS 245, BUS 255

  3. 3 hours:  BUS 265

  4. 3 hours:  CIS 250

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (63 Hours)

Freshman Core (1 Course, 3 Hours)

  1. 3 hours: BUS 150 or Transfer Student Elective for students transferring into the College with more than 45 hours.  Students transferring with 46-60 hours are highly encouraged to take BUS 150.

Upper Division Business Core (6 Courses, 18 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from: BUS 305, ECO 453

  2. 15 hours:  FIN 315, MGT 300, MGT 305 (W), MGT 325, MKT 320

Experiential Learning (2-4 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  BUS 101, BUS 201, BUS 301, BUS 302

  2. 3 hours from:  ACC 496, ECO 496, FIN 496, MGT 496, MKT496

General Business Major Courses (9 Courses, 27 Hours)

  1. 18 hours:  MGT 340 (W), MGT 351, MKT 385, FIN 343, ECO 318, ACC 380

  2. 9 hours from:  ECO 330, FIN 300, FIN 344, MGT 311, MGT 390, MGT 411, MKT 350, MKT 380, ACC 311

Business Electives (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 6 hours from:  300-494 Electives from ACC, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT

Business Policy Capstone (2 courses, 3 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  MGT 485 (W), MGT 486 

Minor Requirements (0 or 18-24 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


Notes:

*Course substitutions are possible with approval of the student’s advisor or the Dean.

 


Additional Information

 

  

Management (BSBA):  General Business (122 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Composition I 3
BUS 150 Introduction to Business 3
MA 120 or MA 125 Calculus 3 or 4
Fine Art **Area II 3
History **Area IV 3
BUS 101 Professional Experience I 1
     
      Total Hours 16 or 17 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
ECO 215 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 250 Advanced Computer Applications 3
Humanities or Fine Art **Area II 3
Natural Science + Lab **Area III 4
     
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I/Financial Accounting 3
BUS 245 Data Analytics I 3
ECO 216  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Literature **Area II 3
Natural Science + Lab **Area III 4
     
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II/Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 255 Data Analytics II 3
BUS 265 Legal Environment of Business I 3
BUS 201 Professional Experience II 1
2nd literature or 2nd History ***Area II or IV 3
MGT 300 Principles of Management 3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BUS 305 or ECO 453 Data Analytics III or Econometrics 3
MGT 305 Organizational Communication 3
MGT 325 Operations Management 3
MKT 320 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 315 Principles of Finance 3
     
     
      Total Hours 15 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
ACC 380 Cost Accounting for Managers 3
MGT 340 Organizational Communication 3
ECO 318 Managerial Economics 3
General Business Major Elective #1  Anything in MGT at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement as scheduling and prerequisites allow.
MGT 351 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 301 Professional Experience IIi 1
     
      Total Hours  16

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
MKT 385 Services Marketing 3
General Business Major #2 Anything in MGT at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement as scheduling and prerequisites allow. 3
FIN 343 Money Markets and Financial Institutions 3
Business Elective #1 Anything in MCOB at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement 3
MGT 496 Internship (may be MKT, ACC, FIN, or ECO 496) 3
     
      Total Hours  15

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
General Business Major Elective #3 Anything in MGT at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement as scheduling and prerequisites allow. 3
MGT 492 Management Analysis & Consulting 3
Business Elective #2 Anything in MCOB at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement 3
MGT 485***** Business Policy in Global Environment 3
MGT 486***** Undergraduate Comp Exam 0
     
      Total Hours  12
Notes
*Recommended Course
**See Degree Requirements for options
***All students must complete either a literature or a history sequence
****If opted for Literature sequence, need Area IV; if opted for History sequence, need Area II
*****MGT 485/MGT 486 only offered online in summer; taken graduation
Department of Management  (251) 460-6411
Chair William Gillis
Professor Emeritus Paul Pietri, Carl Moore, Robert Shearer, Donna Retzlaff-Roberts,
Marjorie Icenogle
Professors Finney, Gillis, Maes, Mosley, Pearce, Turnipseed, Woodford
Associate Professor Weldy
Assistant Professors Cole, Eastburn, Nelson, Smith, M., Wassenaar
Instructor Hunt, Smith D.

Department of Management website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/management/index.html

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter Drucker

Discover Management

A majority of our  faculty has extensive practical experience in their fields. They've dealt first hand with the challenges businesses and corporations face, and have a passion for sharing their knowledge. They're committed to nurturing the professional development of students so they graduate with the skills, initiative, integrity and sense of teamwork required in the workplace.

The Department of Management has the following degree options: Entrepreneurship, General Management, and Human Resource Management. The department also manages the On-line General Business Major.

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Entrepreneurship is the key to economic growth for the United States and the Central Gulf Coast region. The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed to create an "innovation" focused mindset that produces entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders in ALL sectors of the society including: starting businesses, working in financing careers, innovative educators, franchise owners, corporate entrepreneurs, economic development officials and social entrepreneurs. The concentration allows students to choose a combination of courses that best match their interests and entrepreneurial opportunities.

General Management Concentration

The General Management concentration offers courses designed to give students a solid foundation in the field of Management and enable them to become effective managers, problem-solvers, and decision-makers in the world of business, industry, and government. Emphasis is placed upon 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.

Human Resource Management Concentration

Managers have become aware of the significant impact 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 concentration provides students with the skills and knowledge to become a proficient practitioner in this leading organizational field.  

On-line General Business Major

The on-line general business major is designed for students that have completed, or are in the process of completing, the freshman and sophomore level degree requirements and who desire to complete a business degree through the on-line delivery of the junior and senior level requirements.

The program assumes the student has completed 62 credit hours of general education and sophomore level business requirements. Students enrolled in the general business on-line degree program must complete 60 credit hours of junior and senior requirements and all of these courses are available on-line each year, but not every semester.

The on-line courses curriculum allows the student to complete the program in two years or five semesters. Although the curriculum is set up for a five semester sequence, students are not required to complete the courses in the listed sequence. Additionally, students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester to participate in the on-line degree program.

For additional information about the on-line program or for academic advising, please contact the:

Office of Student Services
Mitchell College of Business
MCOB 110
Phone: (251) 460-7167
E-mail: mcobadviser@southalabama.edu