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Management (B.S.) 2014-2015 Catalog Year

Lutgert College of Business

Department of Management
  • General Management Concentration
  • Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Sports Management Concentration

The goal of the B.S. in Management is to prepare students for success in modern business organization and to advance their careers in management. Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. Specifically managers:

  • develop strategies and goals
  • design and maintain organizations' structures and systems
  • recruit and train new staff
  • ensure profitability
  • motivate employees
  • develop and maintain an organization's culture
  • make decisions regarding the future of the organization

The scope of a manager's job duties largely depends on the size of the organization. Within large companies, managers may specialize in one particular function. In small organizations, however, the manager's role is more of a generalist and he/she may be responsible for many different activities.

Three optional concentrations are available for Management majors: General Management, Human Resource Management, and Sport Management. Graduates may seek entry-level positions in practically all aspects of today's business community. A representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a business management major include: Small business/Franchise Owner, Management Consultant, Account Executive, Management Trainee, Human Resource Manager, Construction Supervisor, Sales Representative, Employee Relations Advisor, Retail Store Manager, Training Specialist, Sports Facility Manager, Sport Promotions Manager. This list represents some, but certainly not all, of the positions graduates might consider.

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to Florida Gulf Coast University does not guarantee acceptance into a Lutgert College of Business (LCOB) major.  Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal acceptance into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy General Education and Common Prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and Business Common Core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

The following criteria must be met prior to formal acceptance as a LCOB major:

  1. Admission to FGCU as a degree seeking student in good academic standing.
  2. Attendance at a Freshman Transition Workshop or Transfer Student Orientation session.
  3. Completion of all Common Prerequisites with an overall GPA of 2.4 and a minimum grade of C or higher in each course.
    1. Note: Students must earn a grade of B or higher in ACG 2021, ACG 2071, and CGS 1100 in order to enroll in certain upper division accounting courses.
  4. Completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.
    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. Select ENC 1101
      2. Select ENC 1102
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. Select MAC 2233
      2. Select STA 2023
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. Select HUM 2510
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. Select ECO 2013
      2. Select ECO 2023
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites (variable)
    • ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3)
    • ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3)
    • CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3)
    • ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (GEP)
    • ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (GEP)
    • MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (GEP)
    • STA 2023 Statistical Methods (GEP)

  3. Business Common Core (27 hrs)
    • BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environment of Bus (3
    • ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3)
    • FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    • GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    • ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    • MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    • TRA 3151 Operations Management (3)
    • SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (15 hrs)
    • MAN 3063 Organizational Ethics and Values (3)
    • MAN 3301 Human Resource Management (3)
    • MAN 3046 Team Building and Group Process (3)
    • MAN 3600 International Business (3)
    • MAN 4280 Organizational Development and Change (3)

  5. Concentrations (12 hrs)
    1. Select one of the following concentrations:
      1. General Management Concentration
        • MAN 4441 Negotiation (3)
        • MAN 3103 Entrepreneurship and Creativity (3)
        • MAN 4143 Leadership (3)
        • Select an additional 3 hours of an approved upper division (3-4000) level business management course from the following list: GEB 3956; MAN 3320; 3322; 3350; 3401;3520; 3781; 3864; 4330; 4625; 4802; 4804; 4905; 4930; 4941; SPM 3004; 3024; 4104; or 4304.  (Other 3-4000 level courses with a managment focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

      2. Human Resource Management Concentration
        • MAN 3320 Employee Staffing (3)
        • MAN 3350 Performance and Training (3)
        • MAN 4330 Management of Compensation (3)
        • Additional 3 hours from the following choices:
        • MAN 3401 Labor Management Relations (3)
        • MAN 4625 Global Human Resource Management (3)
        • MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
        • Select an additional 3 hours of an approved upper division (3-4000) level business management course from the following list: GEB 3956; MAN 3103; 3322; 3520; 3781; 3864; 4143; 4802; 4804; 4905; 4930; SPM 3004; 3024; 4104; or 4304.  (Other 3-4000 level courses with a business management focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

      3. Sports Management Concentration
        • SPM 3004 Principles of Sports Management (3)
        • SPM 4104 Sports Facility & Event Mgt (3)
        • SPM 4304 Sports Promotions (3)
        • Additional 3 hours from the following choices:
        • MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
        • SPM 3024 Contemporary Issues in Sport (3)
        • ECP 3006 Sports Economics (3)
        • Select an additional 3 hours of approved upper division (3-4000 ) level business management course from the following list: GEB 3956; MAN 3103, 3320, 3322; 3350; 3401; 3520; 3781; 3864; 4143; 4330; 4625; 4802; 4804; 4905; 4930; (Other 3-4000 level courses with a business management focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

  6. University Requirements (3 hrs)
    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives (variable)


Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the Common Prerequisites, Business Common Core, Required Courses in the Major, and Restricted Electives/Concentration.
  • Complete the last 30 credit hours of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Communication and Computation Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or higher:

  • ACG 2021: may substitute ACG X021 or ACG X001 and ACG X011 or ACG X022
  • ACG 2071: may substitute ACG X071 or ACG X301
  • CGS 1100: may substitute CGS X100C, X518, X530, X570, X060, X100, X531, X000, ISM X000, or demonstrated competency in CGS 1100
  • ECO 2013: may substitute ECO X013
  • ECO 2023: may substitute ECO X023
  • MAC 2233: may substitute MAC X233 or MAC X230
  • STA 2023: may substitute QMB X100 or STA X122 or STA X023

For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student’s degree program.

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