The Management program prepares graduates to plan, organize, direct and control the functions and processes of a firm, organization or business unit. Management professionals are the human resources, production, administrative, project, operations, purchasing, logistics, retail managers and decision makers of a company or organization. Managers are the leaders as well as collaborating team members who organize resources for improved effectiveness and efficiency. The two distinctive emphases are business management and human resources management.
|Management BS Business Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Management BS Human Resource Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Human Resource Mgmt Minor||
Policies & Faculty
Admission to the Management Major. Admission to the Management major in the College of Business typically occurs at the beginning of the student’s sophomore year. Multiple criteria will be considered for admission to the Management major. Admission is competitive; meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Deadlines for application are: October 1 for Spring Semester and March 1 for Fall Semester.
Criteria Considered for Admission to the Management Major
- Minimum cumulative (including Transfer) Grade Point Average of 2.5.
- Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0): IT 101, MATH 130, ACCT 200, BUS 295, ECON 201.
Requirements for the Human Resource Management Minor
- Students must be admitted to a major at Minnesota State Mankato, and
- Students must have a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when starting the Human Resource Management minor.
Academic Advising. Students will initially receive their advising from the professional advisors in the College of Business Student Center. When a student applies to the College of Business (which is done during BUS 295), he/she will be assigned a faculty advisor in the major area of study. Questions regarding the assignment of advisors can be answered in the College of Business Advising Center, 151 Morris Hall, 389-2963.
College of Business Policies.
Students who are business minors, non-business majors or those who are not seeking a four-year degree may take up to 24 credits in the College of Business.
Students must be admitted to a major to take upper division (300/400) courses in the College of Business.
Students must be admitted to the College of Business major to be granted a Bachelor of Science degree in any College of Business majors.
Residency. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 resident credits at the upper division (300-400) level in the College of Business at Minnesota State Mankato.
Transfer students pursuing a major or minor in the College of Business must complete at least 50% (one-half) of their major or minor coursework at Minnesota State Mankato.
GPA Policy. Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on the total courses taken in the College of Business and a 2.25 overall GPA to meet graduation requirements.
P/N Grading Policy. No more than one-fourth of a student’s major shall consist of P/N grades.
Assessment Policy. The College of Business believes that the ongoing assessment of its programs makes a vital contribution to the quality of those programs and to student learning. Student Participation is an important and expected part of the assessment process.
Internships. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in one or more internship programs related to their field of study before graduation. Qualifying internships may receive academic credit counting towards a student’s major, but are not required to be taken for credit. To receive academic credit, students must be registered during the semester the internship takes place. Registration instructions and other business internship resources can be found at: cob.mnsu.edu/internship/
150 Morris Hall(507) 389-2963
Credits: 3This course prepares students for success by exposing them to the requirements, expectations, resources and opportunities of the COB. Students will have business experiences and will develop professional skills.
Credits: 3This course examines basic management concepts and principles, their historical development, and their application to modern organizations. Topics covered include planning, organizing, decision making, leadership, control, and organizational change. In addition, the course includes an introduction to business ethics and social responsibility, human resource management, organizational design and organizational behavior.
Credits: 2This course is required for admission to the College of Business for all business majors. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an overview of COB majors, allow students to create an academic plan for graduation, and develop professional skills needed for future job placement. Topics include cover letter and resume writing, interviewing skills, the process of networking, the internship program, etiquette skills, and requirements for graduation.
Credits: 3This course is designed to introduce students to the Management Information Systems and its application in organizations. The course will present to the students the information systems role to support the various managerial activities, and to help the students identify and evaluate various options in Management Information Systems.
Prerequisites: ISYS 101 or IT 101
Credits: 3This course is designed to develop a students personal creativity and help a student identify the process of organizational innovation. The course is comprised of a combination of short lecture, in-class discussion of readings and videos, writing assignments, an elevator pitch and group activities.
Credits: 3This course examines the effective management of the human resources of organizations. Topics include analyzing jobs and writing job descriptions; recruiting and hiring of applicants; complying with employment law; managing promotions, quits, and layoffs; employee training and development; evaluating job performance; determining compensation; and managing human resources in a unionized environment.
Credits: 3This course engages students in the study of the operations management function in manufacturing and service organizations. Students learn how to apply the basic analytical models to operation decisions involving topics such as scheduling, production technology, inventory management, quality assurance, just-in-time production, and others.
Prerequisites: ECON 207
Credits: 3This course examines basic business concepts and principles and their application to modern and future agriculture industries. Agribusiness topics covered include commodities, supply chain, finance, sales, accounting, law, engineering, food safety, healthcare, data analysis, and technology. Professionals in the agriculture industry will be brought into class to explain how business knowledge and skills are essential to various sectors; including but not limited to: livestock, poultry, corn/soybeans, bio-fuels, engineering, and natural resources. Students will have an opportunity to broaden their thinking, understanding, and professional potential as related to the agriculture industry while interacting with industry professionals.
Credits: 3Concepts, theories, and empirical research on organizational behavior are studied. Models and tools for diagnosing situations, individual behavior, group behavior, intergroup conflicts, supervisory problems and organizational change are analyzed.
Credits: 3This course introduces a scientific approach to modeling and solving managerial decision problems. It includes such topics as linear and integer programming, network models, waiting-line models, simulation analysis, and decision theory.
Credits: 3BUS 397 is an applied course that entails developing, launching, managing, and closing a business with the cohort of students enrolled in the class. Students write and present a business plan as they seek financing for their start-up company. The business start-up experience creates a real-world context in which students can practice the concepts introduced in MGMT 330, MRKT 310, and FINA 362. BUS 397 is part of the United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience, and students must enroll concurrently in BUS 397 and sections of FINA 362, MGMT 330, and MRKT 310 that are designated for IBE students.
Prerequisites: Must be admitted to a major.
Credits: 0Curricular Practical Training: Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit full-time practical training experience for one summer and an adjacent fall or spring term. Special rules apply to preserve full-time student status. Please contact an advisor in your program for complete information.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201. At least 60 credits earned; in good standing; instructor permission; co-op contract; other prerequisites may also apply.
Credits: 3Students learn how to hire the best talent available using sound professional methods. Students design and present legally defensible recruiting and screening techniques for jobs they have analyzed.
Prerequisites: MGMT 340
Credits: 3The focus of this course is operating an effective, efficient, legal and responsible system for compensating one's employees. Includes the workings of labor markets, analyzing jobs, finding the market value for jobs, designing a pay structure, appraising performance, setting individual pay, determining benefits, occupations requiring special pay programs.
Prerequisites: MGMT 340
Credits: 3The course is an active learning course where students are immersed in the process of starting a new enterprise. In managing their entrepreneurial projects, students conceptualize and develop business plans that include self-assessment, industry and market analyses, a marketing plan, human resource management, and financial analyses and projections. Students have contact with business professionals and entrepreneurs via field trips, guest speakers, and entrepreneurial networking events.
Credits: 3Students design and deliver training by assessing client needs, defining learning outcomes, choosing effective methods, training, and evaluating results.
Prerequisites: MGMT 340
Credits: 3Special topics as requested by students.
Prerequisites: MGMT 230
Credits: 3This course covers essential topics in modern quality management within manufacturing and service organizations from a managerial perspective, including quality planning, culture, customer focus, leadership, vendor relations, the use of statistical quality control tools and software as well as behavioral issues in the improvement of process and product/service quality. Prereq: ECON 207 or equivalent
Prerequisites: ECON 207 or equivalent
Credits: 3This course will provide conceptual frameworks and a practical guideline for understanding how information technologies can provide a competitive advantage, how to identify strategic information systems (SIS) opportunities and risks, how to manage organizational strategic information systems applications, and how to sustain such a competitive advantage in a global market.
Credits: 3This course is designed to prepare students to design and develop personal computer based information systems for management control and decision making using end-user software including spreadsheets and data base management systems. Students will design and develop several information systems as group projects.
Prerequisites: MGMT 230, MGMT 300
Credits: 3Students will develop skills needed to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The course will cover theories, techniques, group activities, and use of computer tools like Microsoft Project for managing projects.
Credits: 3This course covers ERP software in general and how it helps integrate information used by an organization's many different functions and departments into a unified computing system. How to use an ERP system to improve the business functions of an organization by streamlining its operations will also be covered. Students will learn how to document business processes using different tools including EPC charts. In addition, the course also covers managerial issues associated with an ERP project and how to manage those issues.
Prerequisites: MGMT 300
Credits: 3In the course of their decision activities, managers work with many pieces of knowledge and have to make informed decisions based on this knowledge. This course is designed to introduce students to the various decision making techniques and explore the techniques required for automating such activities among knowledge workers in an organization.
Prerequisites: MGMT 385
Credits: 3MGMT 481 is an integrative course for COB majors. Its emphasis is on understanding the role of a general manager, which should include an operations and international component.
Prerequisites: FINA 362, MGMT 210, MGMT, 230, MGMT 346.
Credits: 3Students learn how to apply moral principles to analyze ethical dilemmas in business. Students also learn how to argue for or against government regulation of business. Topics covered include bribery, anti-competitive business practices, pollution, product safety, marketing ethics, employee rights, sexual harassment, discrimination and affirmative action, conflicts of interest, and insider trading.
Credits: 3The course provides a foundation for leadership development by offering theoretical background, practical information, and an opportunity for self-assessment that permits students to begin or continue the development of their leadership talent. The underlying theme upon which the course is based is that the ability to lead begins with reflection and self-awareness.
Credits: 3This capstone course examines how the strategic management of the human resources of an organization can enhance organizational success. The course investigates how to achieve strategic congruence between an organizations strategy and HR management. Topics covered include the interrelationships among the HR disciplines, ethics, sustainability, social responsibility, the role of the HR professional, managing workforce changes, achieving competitive advantage through HR, HR performance metrics, and organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisites: MGMT 340
Credits: 1The first capstone course will begin with the student identifying a business problem based on feedback solicited from management, peers, faculty, and/or mentors. The scope of the project definition will be documented and reviewed with a key business stakeholder who will work directly with the student throughout both capstone courses. A mutually acceptable project plan will represent an appropriate level of complexity to achieve the final project goal and solve a business problem of strategic importance for the business organization.
Prerequisites: All other BBA program courses (excluding two capstone courses) must be complete with a mastery of 70% or higher.
Credits: 3The student will demonstrate and apply knowledge gained from the first capstone course (BUS491) and overall BBA program into the real-world project experience. Business skills and professional development will be challenged for the student to integrate relevant knowledge through the project-based learning experience. The final written and oral presentation of the project results will demonstrate the problem-solving and critical thinking context beyond the classroom.
Prerequisites: BUS 491
Credits: 4Supervised experience in agribusiness or food related organizations, industry, state, or federal institutions.
Credits: 3Supervised experience in business, industry, state or federal institutions. P/N only.
Credits: 3Supervised experience in business, industry, state or federal institutions. Grade only.