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Aristotle opened my mind to a completely different way of thinking. All I wanted to do was learn more—to understand more deeply.
Dr. Gary M. Quinlivan, DeanAlex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and GovernmentPhone: 724-537-4597
Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government
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
The major in Management is designed to:
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 creditsBA 104* Introduction to Management (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 220 Principles of Marketing (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 creditsBA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 creditsBA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 351 Statistics II (sophomore year) or EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 creditsEC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 creditsEC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 creditsPS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 creditsMA 109/111* Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 creditsManagement major requirements (24 credits) BA 150 Managerial Accounting (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 170 Organizational Behavior - 3 creditsBA 250 Global Management or BA 251 International Business - 3 creditsBA 386 Operational Excellence (OE) Culture - 3 creditsBA 490 Organizational Theory - 3 creditsBA 492 Operations Management - 3 creditsBA --- Business Elective: BA 232 Human Resource Management suggested - 3 creditsor 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 creditsCollege Core (48 credits) TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 creditsTheology (200 Level) - 3 creditsTheology (300 Level) - 3 creditsHistory (100 Level) - 3 creditsHistory (200 Level) - 3 creditsPL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 creditsPhilosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 creditsNatural Science 100 Level with lab - 4 creditsNatural Science 200 Level with lab - 4 creditsEL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 creditsEnglish Elective (Literature Course) - 3 creditsEnglish Elective - 3 creditsFine Arts (100 Level) - 3 creditsForeign Language Intermediate Level - 3 creditsForeign Language Intermediate Level - 3 creditsFirst-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 creditElectives (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 creditsor BA 100 Financial Accounting I and BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 6 creditsBA 104 Introduction to Management - 3 creditsBA 170 Organization Behavior - 3 creditsIn addition to the above, any three of the following: BA 150 Managerial Accounting (non-business majors only) - 3 creditsor BA 232 Human Resource Management BA 250 Global Management or BA 251 International Business - 3 creditsBA 490 Organizational Theory - 3 creditsBA 492 Operations Management - 3 creditsBA 497 Leadership - 3 creditsMinor in Operational Excellence Required courses (6) BA 102 Survey of Accounting (non-business majors only) - 3 creditsor Financial Accounting I BA 104 Introduction to Management - 3 creditsBA 386 Culture in Operational Excellence - 3 creditsBA 492 Operations Management - 3 creditsBA 494 Quantitative Methods, Quality, and Problem Solving in Operational Excellence - 3 creditsBA 497 Leadership (Capstone Class) - 3 creditsIn addition to the above, any one of the following: BA 491 Operational Excellence in Service Industry with applications in the Healthcare Professions - 3 creditsBA 493 Supply Chain Management - 3 creditsMinor in Entrepreneurship BA 102 Survey of Accounting (non-business majors only) or Financial Accounting I and Managerial Accounting - 3 creditsBA 104 Introduction to Management or BA 220 Principles of Marketing - 3 creditsBA 230 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 creditsBA 265 Management Information Systems - 3 creditsBA 320 Corporate Finance I - 3 creditsBA 322 Entrepreneurial Finance - 3 credits