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    The Management Program

    Successful organizations know how to manage people and resources efficiently to accomplish organizational goals and keep those goals in tune with changes in the external environment. Management specifies the coordination and integration of work activities with and through other people. Management understands the four major functions of management (i.e., planning, organizing, leading, and controlling), and how individuals, teams, and managers implement strategies effectively, efficiently, and ethically.
    The McKenna School management department is one of the only departments in the United States to offer students in-depth training in Operational Excellence (e.g., Toyota Production System, Kaizen Blitz, Value Stream Mapping, Supply Chain, …) and cutting edge training in Management Information Systems.
     

    Distinctive features of the McKenna School Management Major  

    1. McKenna business majors are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)—one of the top two premier accrediting agencies for business schools worldwide. With a requirement for faculty professional development and courses primarily (at least 70% at SVC) taught by PhDs, the ACBSP is the number one business accreditation program devoted to teaching excellence and service to students.
       
    2. The management program offers a minor in operational excellence featuring the Toyota Production Process. We offer a coop program for OE minors with our Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence (KCOE). Over 150 firms are members of our KCOE.
       
    3. Our management job and internship placements are exceptional.
      2010-11 Management job placements within six months of graduation—Placement: 21 jobs/graduate school in field, 1 job out of field, 4 are unknown, 2 searching, median starting salary is $40,000
      • US Steel, management associate of customer service
      • ATI Business Systems
      • OCS, Army 2nd Lieutenant
      • North American Power, energy broker
      • Tanglewood Exploration, water logistics
      • Duquesne University, development administrator
      • Buckeye International, healthcare sales
      • Oakmont Country Club
      • PNCbank, analyst
      • Modern Corporation
      • Entrepreneur-starting own business
       
      • Vision 33 (SAP)
      • Eli Lilly
      • Bechtel, HR Staffing Officer
      • Erie Insurance
      • Force 3, sales associate
      • CMU, M.S. in Information Security
      • Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence
      • Elliot Group (OE)
      • Tribune-Democrat
      • 84 Lumber, management trainee
       
    4. Rankings: The McKenna business seniors score exceptionally well on the ETS undergraduate business field test. Out of 685 accredited (i.e., ACBSP and AACSB) business schools, we consistently rank overall in the top 10% of the nation. In management, the McKenna School scored in the top 10.6% of the nation in fall 2009 and top 18.9% in fall 2010. In terms of annualized data, 2010-11, the McKenna School scored in the top 21.6% of the nation in management.
       
    5. The McKenna School now features an annual "OE Around the World Trip," to visit factories and hospitals abroad. In 2012, we visited China and in 2013, we plan to visit Chile.
       
    6. Students may join Women in Business, the Finance Club, Marketing Matrix, the OE Club, the Entrepreneurship Club, and Delta Mu Delta, the national Greek honor society for business majors.
       

    The major in Management is designed to:

    • prepare students for entry-level management positions in for-profit, not-for-profit, and public agencies;
    • prepare students for further study in graduate programs such as the Master's in Business Administration (MBA), Master's in Public Administration (MPA), and other public policy programs that demand substantial management undergraduate work;
    • prepare students for graduate programs leading to doctoral-level study for students wishing to pursue a career in teaching or research in business management or public administration.

    The McKenna School also offers a minor in Management, Operational Excellence, and Entrepreneurship.

    Business Core (43 credits)
    BA 100* Financial Accounting I (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 104* Introduction to Management (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 220 Principles of Marketing (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 credits
    BA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 credits
    BA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 351 Statistics II (sophomore year) or EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits
    MA 109/111* Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 credits

    Management major requirements
    (24 credits)
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 170 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
    BA 250 Global Management or BA 251 International Business - 3 credits
    BA 386 Operational Excellence (OE) Culture - 3 credits
    BA 490 Organizational Theory - 3 credits
    BA 492 Operations Management - 3 credits
    BA --- Business Elective: BA 232 Human Resource Management suggested - 3 credits
    or any management class 300 level and above, except BA 525 or 550
    BA --- Business Elective (Any business class except BA 525 and BA 550) - 3 credits

    College Core
    (48 credits)
    TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 credits
    Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
    Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
    History (100 Level) - 3 credits
    History (200 Level) - 3 credits
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    Philosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 credits
    Natural Science 100 Level with lab - 4 credits
    Natural Science 200 Level with lab - 4 credits
    EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 credits
    English Elective (Literature Course) - 3 credits
    English Elective - 3 credits
    Fine Arts (100 Level) - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    First-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit

    Electives (9 credits)

    *Satisfies the Core Curriculum Requirement for Social Sciences and Mathematics

    Minor in Management
    Required courses (3 non-business majors, 4 business majors)
    BA 102 Survey of Accounting (non-business majors only) - 3 credits
    or BA 100 Financial Accounting I and BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 6 credits
    BA 104 Introduction to Management - 3 credits
    BA 170 Organization Behavior - 3 credits
    In addition to the above, any three of the following:
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting (non-business majors only) - 3 credits
    or BA 232 Human Resource Management
    BA 250 Global Management or BA 251 International Business - 3 credits
    BA 490 Organizational Theory - 3 credits
    BA 492 Operations Management - 3 credits
    BA 497 Leadership - 3 credits

    Minor in Operational Excellence
    Required courses (6)
    BA 102 Survey of Accounting (non-business majors only) - 3 credits
    or Financial Accounting I
    BA 104 Introduction to Management - 3 credits
    BA 386 Culture in Operational Excellence - 3 credits
    BA 492 Operations Management - 3 credits
    BA 494 Quantitative Methods, Quality, and Problem Solving in Operational Excellence - 3 credits
    BA 497 Leadership (Capstone Class) - 3 credits
    In addition to the above, any one of the following:
    BA 491 Operational Excellence in Service Industry with applications in the Healthcare Professions - 3 credits
    BA 493 Supply Chain Management - 3 credits

    Minor in Entrepreneurship
    BA 102 Survey of Accounting (non-business majors only) or Financial Accounting I and Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 104 Introduction to Management or BA 220 Principles of Marketing - 3 credits
    BA 230 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 credits
    BA 265 Management Information Systems - 3 credits
    BA 320 Corporate Finance I - 3 credits
    BA 322 Entrepreneurial Finance - 3 credits

    Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Management will possess the necessary prerequisite coursework to satisfy the standards of our accrediting agency (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). Students will achieve knowledge in the following areas: management, accounting, marketing, economics, statistics, finance, business ethics, legal environment of a business, business policy and strategy, quantitative skills, global dimensions of business, and information systems.