Major in Management
Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies
(Concentrations in General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, and Risk Management and Insurance.)
Management is the process of bringing people and resources together to accomplish something. Businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government departments, and other groups all need the skills of effective managers. Management is about leadership, creativity, effective communication, and commitment to getting the job done well.
The goal of the undergraduate management program at Utica College is to prepare students thoroughly for entering this exciting field. Learning the fundamental principles of the field; using the tools and techniques of today's workplace; experiential learning by means of internships, co-ops, and "live" cases; direct contact with business leaders both in and out of the classroom; keeping abreast from freshman year onward of the constant changes in the world of management -- all of these and more combine to help us prepare tomorrow's leaders.
Students also are able to gain valuable experience through supervised internships and cooperative education positions. These positions have been, to cite a few examples, at the Bank of New York, Smith Barney, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Metropolitan Casualty and Life, Fleet Bank (now Bank of America), Utica National Insurance, Prudential Financial Preferred, Utica-based polling firm Zogby International, and the Observer-Dispatch.
The management faculty prides itself on being able to use its expertise to enrich the learning experience of UC students in and outside the classroom. In addition to the individualized academic advising that is provided, many faculty members serve as advisers to active student organizations such as the Marketing Club and the Society for Human Resources Management.
In addition to the management major, a minor in the field is also available for students who may wish to combine preparation for management with organized study of another discipline. Likewise, students majoring in management are encouraged to take courses or complete minors in other fields.
Major in Management Curriculum
The purpose of the major is to prepare graduates for competent and responsible participation in business and society. Recognizing the crucial role of business activity for our economy and society, the major is designed to introduce students to the way business organizations function in the larger social context. Issues of ethics and social responsibility, the global nature of business, and technological developments are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Skills in interpersonal dynamics, research, and oral and written communicational skills are also emphasized. Coursework is presented following an integrative approach and supported with discipline-specific content areas. An emphasis is also placed on the importance of experiential learning. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an experiential learning internship or project.
For further information, please contact Stephen Peek, Chair, Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120
(See also General Education Core)
|Course||Credit Hours||Year Taken|
|Major Course Requirements|
|(Economics electives may be used to satisfy liberal arts requirements.) |
|Management 100||Freshman Seminar in Business |
|Management 101||Introduction to Contemporary Business||3||1|
|Management 201||Principles of Organization and Management||3||2|
|Marketing 211||Principles of Marketing||3||2|
|Management 325||Management of Technology||3||3,4|
|Management 371||Human Resource Management||3||3,4|
|Finance 333||Corporate Finance||3||2,3|
|Management 428||Strategic Management and Leadership||3||4|
|Elective*||300- or 400-level elective in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing||3||3,4|
|* Must be a course other than the one used in the concentration|
|Major-Related Course Requirements|
|(Some of the following may be used to satisfy core and liberal arts requirements.) |
|Accounting 201||Financial Accounting||3||2|
|Accounting 202||Managerial Accounting||3||2|
|Business Law 301||The Legal Environment of Business||3||2,3|
|Economics 131||Principles of Microeconomics||3||1|
|Economics 141||Principles of Macroeconomics||3||1|
|Economics elective||300- or 400-level course in Economics.||3||3,4|
|Mathematics 143 and 144 |
|Mathematical Analysis for Business and |
Economics I and II,
|Mathematics 201||Calculus I||3 or 6||1,2|
|Day students should select one concentration from among General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, and Risk Management and Insurance. Continuing Education students must select the General Management concentration. |
Concentration in General Management
|Choose two courses in Management at the 300- or 400-level||6||3,4|
|Choose one 300- or 400-level course from each of two of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Risk Mgt & Insurance||6||3,4|
Concentration in Human Resources Management
|Choose any four of the following courses:|
|Economics 344 |
|Labor Problems |
|Management 375||Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining|
|Management 471||Organizational Behavior|
|Management 473||Total Compensation: Theories and Practices|
|Management 474||Human Resource Development|
|Management 300 |
|Select topics |
(If related to Human Resource Mgt)
Concentration in Marketing Management
|Marketing 481||Marketing Management||3||3,4|
|Choose three of the following courses:|
|Economics 332||Managerial Economics|
|Marketing 311||Elements of Integrated Marketing Communications|
|Marketing 313||Market Research|
|Marketing 315||Consumer Behavior|
|Marketing 412||Sales Management and Personal Selling|
|Marketing 415||International Marketing|
|Marketing 300 or 400||Selected or Advanced Topics in Marketing|| |
Concentration in Risk Management and Insurance
|RMI 273||Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance||3||2,3|
|RMI 483||Risk Management||3||4|
|Choose two of the following courses:|
|RMI 325||Principles of Insurance: Life, Health, and Annuities|
|RMI 326||Principles of Insurance: Property and Liability|
|RMI 367||Derivatives Markets|
|RMI 375||Quantitative Financial Analysis of Risk||6||3,4|
|The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, Professional Ethics, Psychology, and Sociology.|
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"There is no question that my careers at GE and Rubbermaid wouldn't have worked out without the foundation that UC gave me." "I chose business as a major for the financial background it gave me. My UC degree gave me the opportunity to build my career at General Electric, where I spent 31 years, ending up as senior vice-president of corporate marketing and sales. I then went on to run Rubbermaid for six years and ended up as CEO. There is no question that the GE career and the Rubbermaid career wouldn't have worked out without the foundation that UC gave me."
Walter Williams '61