Management (B.S.)

Lutgert College of Business
Department of Management

http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/mgmtbs/index.asp

2015-2016 Catalog Year

Concentrations
  • 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 a minimum grade of C or higher in each course.
    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

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX530 or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX230

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    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 credits)
    MAN 3063 Organizational Ethics & Values (3)
    MAN 3301 Human Resource Management (3)
    MAN 3046 Team & Group Processes (3)
    MAN 3600 International Business (3)
    MAN 4280 Org Development & Change (3)

  5. Concentrations (12 credits)
    Select one of the following concentrations:

    General Management Concentration
    MAN 4441 Negotiation (3)
    MAN 3103 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
    MAN 4143 Leadership (3)
    Select an additional 3 credits 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.)

    Human Resource Management Concentration
    MAN 3320 Employee Staffing (3)
    MAN 3350 Performance and Training (3)
    MAN 4330 Management of Compensation (3)

    Additional 3 credits from the following choices:
    MAN 3401 Labor Management Relations (3)
    MAN 4625 Global Human Resource Mgt (3)
    MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)

    Select an additional 3 credits 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.)

    Sports Management Concentration
    SPM 3004 Principles of Sports Mgt (3)
    SPM 4104 Sports Facility & Event Mgt (3)
    SPM 4304 Sports Promotion (3)

    Additional 3 credits from the following choices:
    MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
    SPM 3024 Contemporary Issues Sport (3)
    ECP 3006 Sports Economics (3)

    Select an additional 3 credits 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 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives- as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, 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 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See http://www.fgcu.edu/connect
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 7/1/2015.