Degree Type: B.S.
CIP Code 52.1301
Major Code Please refer to online catalog
Department Code MAN


The undergraduate degree in Management prepares students for entry-level positions in business and management, as well as human resources/organizational development positions and small business management. It also prepares students for graduate study in business, such as the M.B.A. program.

Management is a dynamic field that focuses on planning, organizing, and leading in business, non-profit and governmental organizations. Managing people in organizations involves behavioral concepts such as motivation, personality, teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Management is responsible for the triple bottom-line: financial, social, and environmental performance. With a focus on people in organizations, managers develop the human capital of organizations. Motivating and developing an organization’s workforce today requires attention to relationships with people inside and outside the organization, locally and across the world. The curriculum in management covers all aspects of management including: human resources development, organizational behavior theory, leadership, organizational development, negotiation, social issues in management, and strategic planning. Students leave this program knowing how to apply the latest ideas and concepts in management to organizational issues. Analytical skills, communication skills and leadership skills are developed in both classroom and assignment activities throughout the curriculum.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain the major theories of motivation.
  2. Explain key theories of leadership and power.
  3. Understand the implications of effective Human Resource Management.
  4. Understand what U.S. firms should do to ensure successful business operations in selected foreign countries.
  5. Assess management problem/issue, generate alternative solutions, and make recommendations.
  6. Communicate effectively in oral and in written form.

Management majors are strongly recommended to take ENC 4264 Managerial Communications early in their major studies.


State-Mandated Common Prerequisites

Students must complete the following courses (or equivalents) with a grade of C or higher in each course and an overall 2.00 GPA.

State Prerequisite USFSM Course Offerings
Course Number  Course Number Credit Hours
ACG X021 or ACG X022 or ACG X001 and ACG X011 ACG 2021 3
ACG X071 or ACG X301 ACG 2071 3
CGS X100C, CGS X100, CGS X530, CGS X570, CGS X060, CGS X531, CGS X000, ISM X000, or CGS X518 CGS 2100 3
ECO X013 ECO 2013 3
ECO X023 ECO 2023 3
MAC X233 or MAC X230 MAC 2233 3
STA X023, STA X122, or QMB X100 STA 2023 3

Required Communication Courses

Students must complete two (2) of the following for a total of six (6) credit hours.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
SPC 2608 Public Speaking 3 None SMEL
COM 3110 Communication for Business and the Professions None
ENC 3250 Professional Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122
ENC 3310 Expository Writing PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122 SMCD

Business Foundation Required Courses (21 credit hours)

Foundation Courses in business require a minimum grade of C in each foundation course with an overall 2.00 GPA.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
BUL 3320 Law and Business I 3 None
FIN 3403 Principles of Finance 3 PR: ACG 2071, ECO 2013, ECO 2023
ISM 3011 Information Systems in Organizations 3 PR: CGS 2100 or equivalent
QMB 3200 Business and Economic Statistics II 3 PR: MAC 2233 or MAC 2241, QMB 2100 For USFSM students, STA 2023 can serve as equivalent to QMB 2100
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None  SMLE
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing 3 None
GEB 4890 Strategic Management and Decision Making 3 PR: FIN 3403, MAN 3025, MAR 3023; Senior Standing 6ACM, SMCC; This course should be taken in the final semester of the program

Additionally, all business students are required to select at least one course that deals with contemporary international topics. This course can be included in the business, non-business, or elective category. Consult with a business advisor for approved courses.

Requirements (18 credit hours)

Students must complete eighteen (18) hours of Management Science courses. At least twelve (12) hours must be taken in residence at USFSM. A grade point average of 2.00 or higher must be achieved in all major coursework at USFSM. Students are required to earn a “C” or higher in all Management Science courses that are counted toward the major requirements.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
QMB 3500 Principles of Management Science 3 PR: QMB 2100 with a minimum passing grade of C (not C-)
ISM 3431 Operations and Supply Chain Processes 3 PR: Minimum grade of C- in ACG 2071 or QMB 2100 or STA 2023 or STA 2122
QMB 4700 Business Decision Modeling 3 PR: QMB 2100, ISM 3431
QMB 4690 Lean Operations and Six Sigma 3 PR: QMB 2100, QMB 3200, ISM 3431

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two (2) of the following courses.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
ISM 3232 Business Application Development 3 COPR: ISM 3011 with a grade of C or better (not C-)
ISM 3115 Business Informatics 3 PR: ISM 3011
ISM 4212 Database Design and Administration 3 PR: ISM 3113 with a grade of C or better (not C-)
QMB 4250 Business Analytics 3 PR: QMB 3200