Management Major Information

Areas of Specialty/Careers:

Students may choose to take MGMT electives in Human Resources Management, Operations Management, and General Management.

  • Human Resources Management includes the areas of planning for personnel needs; recruiting, selecting, and training employees; assisting managers in placing employees; and facilitating the rewarding of work performance. Students interested in careers in Human Resources Management are encouraged to choose their management electives from the following list. Typical career titles in human resources management include the following: development manager, human resources recruiter, employee relations specialist, industrial/labor relations specialist, employee selection manager, employee benefits administrator, and compensation specialist.
  • Operations Management includes the areas of designing, operating and controlling the production of products and/or services through the efficient/effective use of capital, financial resources, employees, and raw materials. Students interested in careers in production/operations management are encouraged to choose their management electives from the following list. Typical career titles in production/operations management include the following: production scheduler, quality control analyst, capacity planning analyst, operations systems analyst, inventory control specialist, materials manager, logistics manager, and quality assurance manager.
  • General Management includes administrative work in management areas of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling work. Students who are interested in management, but prefer not to select a specific emphasis area, should select from among any of the management electives listed in the catalog. Typical career positions for students who select the general management major include administrative positions in human resources management departments, production/operations departments, service organizations, and non?profit organizations.

Graduate students in the Master of Business Adminstration program may choose from several elective courses.

Additional Courses or Qualities of Benefit for Majors:

Additional skills that are important for management majors include: computer skills, communication skills, ability to think creatively, ability to work well with people. Some courses that may help students to strengthen these skills include: INFS 2200, PSY 1410, SOC 1010, PHIL 2110, SOC 3950, BMOM 4510, COMM 2200, and BUAD 4000.

Management Major Requirements

A major in Management consists of 27 hours of management courses. All Management majors must take a minimum of 12 hours of management courses in residence at MTSU.

Management courses required of all business majors:

MGMT 3610 Principles of Management
MGMT 3620 Production/Operations System
 
 
Required Major Courses (2013-2014 Catalog):
MGMT 3640 Introduction to Management Science
MGMT 3940 Business Ethics
MGMT 3810 Human Resources Management
MGMT 4680 Organization Behavior
MGMT 4710 International Business
Four Management Electives

Students interested in careers in Human Resources Management are encouraged to choose their management electives from the following list:

Human Resources Management Electives:

MGMT 4490 Industrial Relations Legislation
MGMT 4500 Employment Discrimination Law
MGMT 4510 Unions and Collective Bargaining
MGMT 4620 International Human Resource Management
MGMT 4640 Human Resources Planning and Staffing
MGMT 4650 Human Resource Development
MGMT 4660 Compensation Systems
MGMT 4690 Problems in Human Resources Management
MGMT 4830 Performance Appraisal
MGMT 4950 Management Internship
MGMT 4990 Independent Study

Students interested in careers in Operations Management are encouraged to choose their management electives from the following list:

Operations Management Electives:

MGMT 3710 Management of Quality
MGMT 3730 Management of Technology
MGMT 3750 Supply Chain Management
MGMT 3770 Operations Simulation
MGMT 4550 Service Operations Management
MGMT 4610 Advanced Operations Management
MGMT 4700 Problems in Operations Management
MGMT 4950 Management Internship
MGMT 4990 Independent Study

The following lists general management electives:

General Electives:

MGMT 3630 Organizational Theory
MGMT 3650 New Venture Creation
MGMT 3890 Managerial Decision Making
MGMT 4200 Leadership in Organization
MGMT 4490 Industrial Relations Legislation
MGMT 4500 Employment Discrimination Law
MGMT 4730 Global Comparative Management
MGMT 4820 Management Research
MGMT 4840 Study Abroad
MGMT 4920 Small Business Management
MGMT 4950 Management Internship
MGMT 4990 Independent Study

For the required program including general studies requirements, please see the Department of Management and Marketing section of the MTSU Undergraduate Catalog.*

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