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B.A. Management

Fast Facts: Management Major and Minor

  • Emphasizes the human dimensions of management by teaching students how to apply theoretical concepts to the solution of real-world problems
  • Prepares students for managerial careers in a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit organizations
  • Provides thorough overview of critical business functions such as accounting, economics, research methods, human resources and financial management
  • Infuses the application of ethics throughout the management curriculum
  • Offers options through which students can focus their studies on their specific areas of interest
  • Program offers a concentration in healthcare administration that incorporates curriculum on the U.S. healthcare system, health information management and technologies, medicolegal issues and clinical data management

Program Requirements

Major: 68 credits
Minor: 20 credits

Internships

Students may have opportunities for applied internships with various area organizations. Recent placements include: Upper Lakes Foods Inc., Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Townsquare Media Group, Target, Best Buy, 3M and Amsoil Corp.

Careers

The need for qualified and ethical managers is expected to increase in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Those skilled in the ethical application of management theories to solve real world business problems are always in demand.

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Sample curriculum

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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Expand and Collapse ACC 2210 - Principles of Financial Accounting

Introduces the preparation and use of financial accounting information. Course includes preparation and analysis of financial statements and related disclosures.

Expand and Collapse ACC 2220 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

Introduces 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.

Expand and Collapse CIS 3205 - Information Systems

Explores the ways computer-based information technologies and systems are used to address specific organizational needs. Students will become familiar with the terms, concepts, and issues in information technology management; become involved in the process of developing and modifying information systems which support crucial problem solving and decision-making in organizations; and conduct data analysis using common techniques.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse ECN 2280 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Addresses "the economy" in the sense of the big picture. Topics covered include national income accounting, the determination of economic activity through consumer spending, business investment, government taxation and expenditure and foreign trade. This course also addresses the issues of fiscal and monetary policies, inflation and unemployment.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse MGT 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.

Expand and Collapse 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.

Expand and Collapse 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.

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Expand and Collapse HIM 2110 - Concepts & Principles of HIM

Introduces the field of health information management. Content areas include an overview of the electronic patient record, professional roles within the field, professional organizations and the professional Code of Ethics; the content and structure of manual, computerized and hybrid health record and the standards that govern the development of the record within a health care facility; viewing medical documents and e-forms. Hands-on lab experience will be used by students to develop their confidence and competence with employing this type of clinical information technology in the practice of their profession.

Expand and Collapse HIM 2111 - HIM Technologies in Practice

Applies technology to HIM practice including electronic health records, clinical information systems, and management information systems in HIM. Hands on experience with electronic systems and technology applications for creating, managing, and storing and retrieving electronic health data will be used by students to develop their confidence and competence with employing this type of clinical information technology in the practice of their profession.

Expand and Collapse HIM 3132 - Medicolegal Issues

Study of the U.S. judicial system; hospital, medical staff and other professional liability; health information as evidence; consent for treatment; retention and release of medical information; the health record as a legal document; risk management, prevention and potential; confidentiality of health information; and a patient's right to know.

Expand and Collapse HIM 4222 - Clinical Data Management

Managing coded data in healthcare organizations; uniform data sets and healthcare informatics standards for health data collection; evaluation of data quality; DRGs, MS-DRGs and other case mix systems; revenue cycle management; data collection for enterprise; reportable and specialized databases; data mining of healthcare data. Prerequisite: HIM 3211.

Expand and Collapse HSC 2203 - U.S. Health Care System

Covers the history and development of the healthcare system in the United States; health in society today; types of healthcare institutions and services, organizational structure, roles of healthcare professionals and functions of hospitals and other health facilities; accountability in healthcare and the role of government in healthcare, introduction to current models of health financing.

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  • "The management program has not only given me the knowledge to succeed, but also helped me realize my potential and shaped me into a charismatic leader. I highly encourage students who have high expectations for themselves and are looking to build themselves from the ground up to consider this major."

    –Alvaro Hernandez-Feris, ‘15

  • “I was able to gain a wealth of practical knowledge from professors like Dave Anstett and Dr. Sabah Alwan, who bring real-world scenarios from their extensive experiences in their respective fields. The dynamic exercises and group work conducted in the class are an integral part of bringing theory to reality.”

    –George Foote, ’17