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Management is a concentration for the business administration major. If selected, the following classes must be completed in addition to the business administration core classes.
Core Courses
BUS 405 Production Management

Examines the concepts, principles and techniques of production and operations management, and focuses on capacity, location, process, product, materials purchasing and scheduling of resources with an integrated systems approach that includes CIM (Computer Integrated Management), JIT (Just In Time) and MRP(Manufacturing Resource Planning).

Spring Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 300.

BUS 406 Human Resources

This interactive course is a study in human resources. The overlying theme is that humans can be the greatest resource in any venture. This course will demonstrate that the success of a venture is directly related to its human resources.

Fall Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 300.

BUS 408 Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior includes a study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings and the processes and skills essential for the success of individuals as members of organizations. Also includes a study of the objectives, functions and organization of personnel programs, with a focus on the diverse culture of the workplace.

Fall Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 300.

BUS 412 Small Business Management

This course examines, through the use of case studies, why some businesses are successful while others fail. Guest entrepreneurs will also be invited to speak, and their business ventures analyzed. The goal of this course is to take students through the actual process of initiating a business venture from the conceptualization phase to the preparation of a detailed business plan. Students are required to present the completed plans to the class.

Spring Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 201, 202, 300, and 309.

FP 425 Employee Benefits

This course analyzes group insurance benefits including the governmental environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rate making, plan design, cost containment and alternative funding methods. Covers the various private programs related to the economic problems of death, old age and disability. Discusses cafeteria plans. This course will also help students prepare for the HS 325 national exam administered by the American College.

Spring Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: 3.0 or higher GPA, FP 200 and IRM 221.

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