Curriculum | B.A. Management
This program can be completed in less than 3 years. Students can enroll in 8 credits per term (class 2 nights per week), and there are 6 terms per year. Of course, you're free to work through the program at your own pace.
Any applicable transfer credits will shorten this timeline.
The Bachelor of Arts in Management requires students to complete 128 credits to graduate. All students are required to complete our General Education requirements.
Most students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from a Minnesota Community College that participates in the MNSCU Minnesota Transfer Curriculum have completed the College's general education requirements, with the exception of Religious Studies and a Writing Intensive course. Speak with an admissions representative for an evaluation of your previous college coursework.
ACC 2210 - Principles Financial Accountng
An introduction to the preparation and use of financial accounting information. Course includes preparation and analysis of financial statements and related disclosures.
ACC 2220 - Prin of Managerial Accounting
An introduction to the internal use of accounting information to plan, control and evaluate the activities of business organizations. Course emphasizes problem solving and decision making for manufacturing and service enterprises. Prerequisite: ACC 2210.
CIS 2105 - Information System Application
A practical approach to how software systems are used to address business needs. Students will explore common information problems businesses face, identify the data needed to solve the problems, and how that data needs to be manipulated and presented. These tasks will require the use of a wide range of software including databases, spreadsheets, report writing presentation, and multimedia software. Students will be required to do one or more extended projects in the course that will require research, analysis, and presentation in both paper and electronic format. Prerequisite: CIS 1008.
ECN 2230 - Principles of Microeconomics
Focuses on how economists explain the behavior of individuals, how markets direct activities and the policy implications that flow from economic analysis. Emphasis is less on the development of theories and more on the application of theories. Course examines how developments in other fields, most notably evolutionary psychology, have affected microeconomics. Prerequisite: MTH at 1000 level or permission of instructor.
FIN 3420 - Financial Management
Examines the concepts and tools that are needed by managers when making financial decisions. Students are required to analyze a financial statement, assess risk, calculate the cost of capital for capital budgeting, and describe the methods for valuing securities such as stocks and bonds for an organization. Approach to the course content is from a manager's perspective on how to make value-creating decisions for an organization's stakeholders. Prerequisite: ACC 2210.
MGT 2120 - Principles of Management
Introduction to the process of management. Course includes the history of management theory with emphasis on forces of change that have resulted in a changing view of the business world for managers. Principle management functions covered are planning, organizing, leading and the process of control as an information feedback function for increasing productivity. Emphasis is on the integration of all management functions into one effort for visionary, effective and efficient operations.
MGT 3130 - Quantitative Methods
Includes forecasting, quality assurance, project management and other mathematical models for data analysis. Software is used to solve and illustrate problems and solutions.
MGT 3150 - MGT Communications: Written
Emphasis on the writing process as adapted to the management situation. Students complete a series of writing assignments including letters, memos, proposals, problem-solving reports and informational reports and procedures, with an emphasis on audience adaptation, clarity of purpose, adequacy of support and correct format. Students will be introduced to writing for electronic media. Students must be juniors and have some professional experience before enrolling. Prerequisite: ENG 1110 or competency.
MGT 3240 - Human Resource Management
Provides an in-depth exposure to the major areas of human resource management including recruiting, selection, training, motivation, appraisal, planning, labor relations and compensation.
MGT 4170 - Policies and Strategies
A senior capstone course for management majors. This course ties together all of the content covered in undergraduate management and applied economics classes. Focus is on realities of management in contemporary situations. Course utilizes studies of real organizations that include examples of successes and failures. Students prepare written case analyses with emphasis on understanding the environment of management, the knowledge required by managers, and the functions performed. Prerequisite: FIN 3420 and senior standing.
MKT 2320 - Principles of Marketing
Surveys terms and concepts concerned with the planning process and selection of appropriate actions resulting in successful and unique marketing plans. Product design, pricing strategy, distribution and availability of goods or services and marketing communications are topics covered.
PHL 3354 - Management Ethics
Study of the application of ethical principles to problems encountered in management. Confrontation of the problems is preceded by inquiry into the nature of human interaction in general and management in particular. Other topics include: obligations of the manager to a number of clients or spheres of responsibility, including employees and clients of the organization; rights and obligations of employers and employees; and discrimination, liability and advertising.
Plus an additional 16 credits of Upper Division Management courses.
Tuition and financial aid
This program is $395 per credit. Between federal, state, and private loans, grants and scholarships, there are many ways to pay for this investment in your future. Visit our financial aid page for more information.