Major in Management

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Management

The Management Major is designed to prepare business students to be leaders and innovators in analyzing and solving managerial problems that every organization faces in its day-to-day operations.  To be effective, managers must be able to design organizations that can compete in complex and volatile business environments and execute their strategies within these organizations.  Effective managers also must be ethical leaders and competent decision-makers who formulate goals and long-term plans, build effective teams, and motivate their employees.  Students majoring in Management must select one concentration either in Entrepreneurship or General Management or International Business, depending on their career objectives. 

The Entrepreneurship Concentration studies how business opportunities are identified and exploited to create wealth.  This concentration is intended for students who are interested in new venture creation.  Some graduates will work within existing organizations while others will create new organizations.  The General Management Concentration is designed to educate and train future business leaders, decision-makers and strategic thinkers to skillfully manage human capital in firms and organizations.  The International Business Concentration is designed to provide students with the sound understanding of how International Business principles and the managerial issues faced by multinational companies.  Students who select the International Business Concentration will focus on political, cultural and institutional differences among nations by taking courses offered across the Urbana-Champaign campus.

In addition to the Management Major's requirements, Business Administration students must also fulfill the Urbana-Champaign campus's General Education requirements and the Gies College of Business's Core Courses requirements (for more detail, refer to the Gies College of Business Undergraduate Section).

Management Major-Entrepreneurship Concentration

PSYC 201Intro to Social Psych (Preferred prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 103)3
BADM 311Leading Individuals and Teams (Prerequisite: BADM 310)3
BADM 350IT for Networked Organizations3
BADM 374Management Decision Models (Prerequisite: BADM 211)3
BADM 375Operations Management3
BADM 445Small Business Consulting4
BADM 446Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation4
FIN 423Financing Emerging Businesses (Prerequisite: FIN 221 and consent of the Department of Finance)3
Select one of the following:3-4
Designing and Managing Orgs (Prerequisite: BADM 310)
Corporate & Commercial Law
Legal Strat for Entrepre Firm
Total Hours27

Management Major-General Management Concentration

PSYC 201Intro to Social Psych (Preferred prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 103)3
BADM 311Leading Individuals and Teams (Prerequisite: BADM 310)3
BADM 312Designing and Managing Orgs (Prerequisite: BADM 310)3
BADM 313Strategic Human Resource Management (Prerequisite: BADM 310)3
BADM 350IT for Networked Organizations3
BADM 374Management Decision Models (Prerequisite: BADM 211)3
BADM 375Operations Management3
Select two of the following:6-8
New Product Development (Prerequisite: BADM 320)
Info Sys Analysis and Design (Prerequisite: BADM 350)
Project Management
Logistics Management
International Business
Corporate & Commercial Law
Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation
Total Hours27

Management Major-International Business Concentration

PSYC 201Intro to Social Psych (Preferred prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 103)3
BADM 350IT for Networked Organizations3
BADM 374Management Decision Models (Prerequisite: BADM 211)3
BADM 375Operations Management3
BADM 380International Business3
BADM 381Multinational Management3
BADM 382International Marketing (Prerequisite: BADM 320)3
General International Elective
Choose one course from the list of courses relating to International Trade, International Economics or International Finance.3
Area Specific Elective
Choose one course from the list of courses relating to 1) the European Union or other customs unions or 2) the economy, politics or sociology of a specific nation-state or geographical region.3
Total Hours27

View the General International Elective Course List. View the Area Specific Elective Course List.  The Elective Course Lists will be reviewed periodically and new courses may be added.  A Management student may substitute a course not on the lists by obtaining consent in advance from the Department of Business Administration Head or designee.