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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


September 30, 2004

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Flor Blanco, Belknap Hall 110A, Ext. 4604,

The Departments of Education and Business & Economics have requested the following curricular action:

New program proposal: Minor in management

Minor in Management

18 Credit hours

ACC 1110 Principles of Accounting
BUS 2230 Management Principles
BUS 3325 Business Leadership
BUS 3360 International Management
BUS 4451 Managing Organizational Behavior
And 3 Credits Hours by Advisement.

Rationale for the program:
The need for management has been recognized since the early days of civilization. Organizations cannot succeed without good management. This minor is based on appreciating the role of managers today and in the future by focusing on a solid understanding of the skills and competencies needed to manage.

A minor in management is aimed at developing student managerial skills and recognize the new role of management and managers as more minorities with different expectations enter the workplace.

This minor intended to develop understanding, skills, insights, judgment and intuition that enable students to become effective managers. It will help students to actively learn and engage in acquiring management competencies by providing a comprehensive coverage of contemporary management theories, techniques and practices.

Program Objectives:

  1. Introduce the student to the world of professional management.
  2. Familiarize the student with the contemporary challenges and issues facing organizations and managers such as managerial ethics and corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and international management.
  3. Present new and creative managerial approaches to meet the new competitive global environment.
  4. Challenge students to develop a set of managerial skills and competencies in the areas of decision-making, leadership, motivation and ethics.
  5. Encourage students to be sensitive to key cultural, political and economic differences among nations and the consequences of these differences for organizations and managers.
  6. Provide students with opportunities to diagnose problems facing organizations and managers.

Program Description for Catalog:
This minor intended to help students appreciate the excitement of contemporary managerial theories, concepts and practices. Presents contemporary and comprehensive body of knowledge in the field of management involving both theory and practice.


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