Program Details
Major in Management

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Management Major

Program Details

(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.

Real-world experience

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.

Academic Minor

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.

Learning Objectives

For further information, please contact Stephen Peek, Chair, Management at

Total credit hours required for degree: 120


(See also General Education Core)

Course Credit Hours Year Taken
Core 34-55  
Major Course Requirements
(Economics electives may be used to satisfy liberal arts requirements.)
Management 100 Freshman Seminar in Business
and Leadership
3 1
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
Management 470 Internship 3 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 241 Statistics 3 2,3
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
Economics 375
Labor Problems

Health Economics
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
or 400
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.


Stephen Peek, MBA
Chair, Management
106 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3329
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502