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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 business management (i.e., planning, organizing, leading and controlling), and how individuals, teams and program 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 and cutting edge training in Management Information Systems.
     

    Distinctive features of the McKenna School Management Major  

    • A 4+1 program where management majors can earn a master of science in Management: Operational Excellence, a program ranked in the top 50 in the U.S.
    • The management program offers a minor in operational excellence featuring the Toyota Production Process. We offer a cooperative program for OE minors with our Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence (KCOE). 
       
    • Rankings: The McKenna business seniors score exceptionally well on the ETS undergraduate business field test. In management, the McKenna School scored in the top 12.8% of the nation in 2014 and top 15.1% in 2016 compared to 563 accredited business schools.
       
    • The McKenna School features an annual "OE Around the World" academic experience during spring break to visit factories and hospitals abroad. Past trips include China, South Africa, Chile, Ireland and Turkey. 
    • Attributable to our ACBSP accreditation, students receive in depth knowledge in 12 business core competency areas: Accounting, Management, Business Ethics, Marketing, Information Systems, Business Finance, the Legal Environment of Business, Statistics, Business Policies, Economics, Quantitative Skills and Global Dimensions in Business.
    • Students may join Women in Business, the Finance Club, the Operational Excellence Club, and Delta Mu Delta, the national Greek honor society for business majors. 
    • The management program features small class sizes, and majors will have a management professor as their advisor.
       

    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 our Master's in Management: Operational Excellence, 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.

    Management 

    All Management Majors must take both Business Core and Core Curriculum:

    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

     Business Core (43 credits)
    BA 100* Financial Accounting I (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 170 Organizational Behavior (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

    * Satisfies the core curriculum requirements for social sciences and mathematics.

    Management major requirements(21 credits)
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 232 Human Resource Management (junior year)- 3 credits
    BA 250 Global Management or
         BA 251 International Business - 3 credits
    BA 280 Leadership - 3 credits
    BA 398 Project Management - 3 credits
    BA 492 Operations Management - 3 credits
    BA --- Business 300 level or higher management class - 3 credits

    Electives(12 credits)

    Minor in Management
    Required courses (2 non-business majors, 3 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 170 Organization Behavior - 3 credits
    In addition to the above, any four of the following:
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting (non-business majors only)
         or BA 232 Human Resource Management - 3 credits
    BA 250 Global Management
         or BA 251 International Business - 3 credits
    BA 280 Leadership - 3 credits
    BA 322 Corporate Communications - 3 credits
    BA 398 Project Management - 3 credits
    BA 490 Organizational Theory - 3 credits
    BA 492 Operations Management - 3 credits

    Minor in Operational Excellence
    Required courses (5-6)
    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 280 Leadership (must be taken at Saint Vincent College) - 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
    In addition to the above, any one of the following, management majors must choose two:
    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 BA 100 Financial Accounting I and BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 6 credits
    BA 170 Organizational Behavior
         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