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Management

We've all heard of time-management. We know what anger-management is. We may even have seen the movie. Those types of management are directed toward ourselves. Each of us is the manager of our own time and behavior. Those who fulfill the role of manager on the job must coach themselves while managing others. Good managers don't do all the work themselves. They allocate resources, empower their subordinates, develop skills in others, and serve as the head cheerleader. They make things happen by asking questions, encouraging critical thinking, and motivating the team to discover solutions. Rather than manage people, really excellent managers manage resources that challenge others to achieve and grow. That's the right stuff of which emerging leaders are made.

MTSU alumnus Petar Skobic

He's managed a fine career

MTSU alumnus Petar Skobic, Management major, connected with ALDI stores at a career fair and started work as a district manager. After stints in Murfreesboro and Birmingham, Ala., he relocated to New York in 2011 where he works as purchasing director. In two years, Petar will move to Batavia, Ill., where he will become a corporate buyer for the company. “I had a great experience at MTSU and wouldn't have traded my professors with anyone,” he says.

“Digging Deeper,” a networking opportunity

Your career just may start here

Every fall semester the Management and Marketing Department sponsors “Digging Deeper,” a networking opportunity for Management, Marketing, and Business Administration majors,with 25 to 30 employers who visit MTSU. Every spring, the Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) career fair hosts area employers who meet with students majoring in Management, Marketing, or Business Administration. Both events allow students to ask questions, explore career paths, and form mentorships.

The Management program at MTSU provides the foundation for students to successfully pursue many different career paths. Examples include

  • Capacity planning analyst
  • Compensation specialist
  • Employee benefits professional
  • Employee relations specialist
  • Employee selection professional
  • Government administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Industrial/labor relations specialist
  • Industry administrator
  • Inventory controller
  • Logistics manager
  • Materials manager
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Operations systems analyst
  • Production scheduler
  • Quality assurance professional
  • Quality control analyst
  • Trainer/developer


Employers of Management and Marketing alumni and M/M Career Fair participants include

  • American Cellular
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • CalsonicKansei North America
  • Chick-Fil-A Murfreesboro
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Enterprise
  • Ettain Group
  • Insight Global, Inc.
  • Internal Data Resources
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Nissan North America
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • PepsiCo Foodservice
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Target Stores
  • Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA)
  • The Hershey Company
  • Walter Meier Manufacturing

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The Department of Management and Marketing offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with a major in Management and also in Marketing and Business Administration. An interdisciplinary major in Entrepreneurship is offered with the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate minors are available in Management and Marketing, and the department participates in interdisciplinary minors in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Studies.

The Department of Management and Marketing offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Management; students may choose from three concentrations: Organizational Leadership, Not-for-Profit Management, or Supply Chain Management.

Graduate students can earn the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), with courses offered in management, marketing, business administration, human resources, and operations. An M.B.A. with a concentration in Concrete Industry Management is offered in conjunction with that department. A Certificate in Health Care Management also is available.

The sample schedule below is based on the current undergraduate catalog. It is not a substitute for academic advisement. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements or consult the undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years. (Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.)

NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map. Missing milestones could delay your program.

Management Academic Map


Department of Management and Marketing
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule with Business Administration Minor

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
Elective or MGMT 15001  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL14   SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci3 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
Elective3  QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
QM 36203Prereq: QM 2610 INFS 31003 
MGMT 36103  MGMT 36203 Prereq: Junior standing
MKT 38203  FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing
MGMT 3940§3  MGMT UD elective§3Prereq: ECON 2410
MGMT 3810§3  MGMT 4680§3Prereq: MGMT 3610
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN 35103  MGMT 3640§3Prereq: QM 2610
MGMT 4710§3Prereq: MGMT 3610 and MKT 3820 ACTG 3020 or FIN 4110§3Prereq: ACTG 2120 (for ACTG) or FIN 3010 (2.00) (for FIN)
BLAW 34003  MGMT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog
ECON 32103Prereq: ECON 2410 MGMT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog
MGMT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
§Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
Elective or MGMT 15001     
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  HIST, 2010, 2020, or 20303
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci3  MKT 38203 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
QM 36203Prereq:QM 2610 MGMT 36203Prereq: Junior standing
MGMT 36103  FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing
INFS 31003  MGMT UD elective§3 
MGMT 3810§3  MGMT 4680§3Prereq: MGMT 3610
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
BCEN 35103  MGMT UD elective§3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MGMT 3940§3  MGMT 4710§3Prereq: MGMT 3610 and MKT 3820
MGMT 3640§3Prereq: QM 2610 ACTG 3020 or FIN 4110§3Prereq: ACTG 2120 (for ACTG) or FIN 3010 (2.00) (for FIN)
BLAW 34003  MGMT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog
ECON 32103Prereq: ECON 2410 MGMT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester    
SUBTOTAL3     
§Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Management

MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar
1 credit hour
Only for students with fewer than 30 hours or first-semester transfer students. Designed as an elective for first-year declared management majors and others interested in the management major. Introduces course requirements for a major in management, options for management electives, diverse subfields, and career options.

MGMT 3010 - Management of Operations
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1710 or MATH 1730; junior standing. Will not substitute for MGMT 3620. Fundamental concepts and decisions involved with planning, operating, and controlling operations function in a firm. (Not open to business majors.)

MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

MGMT 3620 - Operations Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Management of production systems with emphasis on the process, system inputs, transformations, system outputs, and techniques for decision making.

MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. The organization as a system. Emphasis on the external environment, performance measurement, structure (including contingency theory of organization design), bureaucracy, and the impact of behavioral aspects on organization theory.

MGMT 3640 - Introduction to Management Science
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: QM 2610; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Introduction to optimization techniques used in business decision making, including mathematical programming, linear and integer modeling, network modeling and queuing theory. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3650 - New Venture Creation
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BCEN 2900 or MGMT 3610; junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Examines the process of new venture formation. Topics include recognizing and testing opportunity, developing the business concept, analyzing risks, and financing the new venture.

MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduction to design, operation, and control of quality systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic importance; quality improvement tools and their use; supplier certification; awards and recognition. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Examines  the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Particular emphasis given to information and communications technologies. Course structure may vary.

MGMT 3750 - Supply Chain Management
3 credit hours
(Same as MKT 3750.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Design, operations, and control of materials management systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic role in independent and dependent demand environments; software systems; customer-supplier relationships. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3770 - Operations Simulation
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Introduction to the development of computer simulation as a decision-making tool. Investigation of simulation methodology and its application in business settings. Personal computers will be used. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

MGMT 3940 - Business Ethics
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The impact of individual values and ethics on business operations, including management of the organization and marketing of goods and services. Topics include legal and ethical aspects of dealing with the environment, consumers, employees, and the general community.

MGMT 3970 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Provides students with the opportunities for full-time on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Departmental and MTSU Career Development Center requirements must be completed to receive credit. These courses (1) may not be used to satisfy the major or the minor requirements and (2) may not be taken concurrently with BUAD 4980.

MGMT 3980 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Provides students with the opportunities for full-time on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Departmental and MTSU Career Development Center requirements must be completed to receive credit. These courses (1) may not be used to satisfy the major or the minor requirements and (2) may not be taken concurrently with BUAD 4980.

MGMT 4000 - Not-for-Profit Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Explores management theories and practices that impact effective management of organizations in the not-for-profit sector.  

MGMT 4030 - Not-for-Profit Strategic Decision Making and Program Ev
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing. Focuses on essential management functions of short- and long-term strategic decision making and performance evaluation of not-for-profit organizations.

MGMT 4200 - Leadership in Organizations
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; MGMT 3610 or permission of department; and admission to the College of Business. Importance of leadership in organizations. Examines major theories and concepts relative to leadership in formal organizations. Emphasis on practical application of leadership knowledge in the leadership role.

MGMT 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation
3 credit hours
(Same as BLAW 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

MGMT 4500 - Employment Discrimination Law
3 credit hours
(Same as BLAW 4500.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business.  A detailed examination of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to fair employment practices; emphasis on significant statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions forming the body of antidiscrimination law.

MGMT 4510 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
3 credit hours
(Same as ECON 4510.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. The decision-making processes in the industrial relations system and their impact upon the American economy. Particular emphasis on collective bargaining, contract administration, and impasse procedures both in the public and private sectors.

MGMT 4550 - Service Operations Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3620 and admission to the College of Business. Management of service operations systems with emphasis on process, system inputs, transformation, systems outputs, information/feedback systems, and techniques for decision making. Includes a global perspective of services and development of an understanding of the trend toward a service economy in the U.S.

MGMT 4610 - Advanced Operations Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; 6 hours production/operations management electives (MGMT 3710, MGMT 3730, MGMT 3750, MGMT 3770, MGMT 4700); admission to the College of Business. Application of techniques used to design, operate, and control complex operations systems. Emphasis on system description, analysis, and implementation issues. Course structure varies.

MGMT 4620 - International Human Resource Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. International human resource functions including compensation, labor relations, training, selection, and performance appraisal; impact of culture on IHRM activities.

MGMT 4640 - Human Resources Planning and Staffing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. Basic concepts, principles, and practices involved in the acquisition of human resources: identifying employment needs, forecasting human resource requirements, recruiting employees internally and externally, and selecting qualified candidates and matching them with appropriate jobs.

MGMT 4650 - Human Resource Development
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business.The role of human resource development in organizations including needs analysis; design, development, and implementation of programs in training and development; career development; management development; and executive development.

MGMT 4660 - Compensation Systems
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610;  MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. Formal organization compensation systems. Emphasis on the design, implementation, and administration of compensation systems utilizing wage theory, applicable analytical tools, research results from the behavioral sciences, and evaluations of actual practices currently utilized in the private and public sectors.

MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

MGMT 4690 - Problems in Human Resources Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Contemporary problems and issues in personnel and industrial relations in industry, using research findings as a basis for more constructive action in government-labor-industry relations.

MGMT 4700 - Problems in Operations Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Current issues in managing operations such as operations strategy, productivity, quality, capacity management, facilities location, materials management systems, service operations, and operations planning and control systems. Topics covered and course structure vary.

MGMT 4710 - International Business
3 credit hours
(Same as MKT 4710 .) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MKT 3820; admission to the College of Business. International organizational structures and managerial processes. Cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing. World market patterns and international trade theory.

MGMT 4730 - Global Comparative Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Cross-cultural dimensions of management theories and the applicability of these theories in a multicultural and multinational environment. Topics include cross-cultural communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making. The role of MNCs in economic development and their relationship with host countries also examined.

MGMT 4810 - Integrated Logistics Management
3 credit hours
(Same as MKT 4810.) Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. The coordination and optimization issues faced by firms in managing the inbound and outbound logistics activities of the firm in order to minimize costs and provide high levels of customer service. Logistics activities covered include transportation management, warehousing, order fulfillment, inventory management, and network design.  

MGMT 4820 - Management Research
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: QM 2610; MGMT 3610; and admission to the College of Business. Scientific concepts, methodology, and procedures in designing and conducting research for management decision making.

MGMT 4830 - Performance Appraisal
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Theoretical and practical issues related to HRM performance appraisal in organizations. Emphasis on job analysis, measurement of performance, judgmental measures of performance, rating biases, cognitive components in rating, feedback process, performance appraisal training, perceived fairness and accuracy, and legal issues.

MGMT 4840 - Study Abroad
3 credit hours
(Same as MKT 4840.) Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing; admission to the College of Business. A short-term international business education experience designed to expose the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on the international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to management and marketing.

MGMT 4920 - Small Business Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

MGMT 4950 - Management Internship
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Management or entrepreneurship major with senior standing; an overall grade point average of at least 2.50; and admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of management theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4990.

MGMT 4990 - Independent Study
1 to 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing;approval of department chair; and admission to the College of Business. Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of an approved faculty member. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4950.