Major Overview

You will be equipped with the fundamental skills and knowledge that you’ll need to succeed within the management of global organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, as you’re exposed to various aspects of managing resources, time, and personnel. We will provide you with the tools you need to confront the challenges that face international managers in a variety of fields, as you also learn to appreciate the role of organizations within society, and cultivate an understanding of how they’re affected by legal, economic, and political developments. 


The educational goals for this major are as follows:

  • You will demonstrate critical thinking and the application of core competencies in business decision making.    
  • You will demonstrate an understanding of how firms operate in a global environment.
  • You will demonstrate the ability to communicate convincingly based on data and conceptual frameworks, in writing and orally.
  • You will work collaboratively to achieve stated organizational goals.
  • You will develop solutions to complex management problems.

Learning Environment

We want you to advance in our program in a way that best suits your personal interests and career aspirations. Your classes will incorporate lectures, discussions, and case studies to help you develop a nuanced comprehension of fields that include planning, controlling, and organizing resources, time, and personnel as you later delve into strategy and leadership or take on a more creative approach to management.

Major Components
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With every single one of our majors, you’ll find a carefully curated medley of core courses and electives, which will provide you with the tools you need to establish an unshakeable foundation in the principles and concepts fundamental to your growth within your disciplines of choice. Many majors also enable you to specialize further within the broader area of study.

Core Courses

Core Courses

We aim to help you develop a range of skills, capacities, and modes of inquiry that will be crucial for your future since employers and graduate schools are looking for the critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills that are associated with a liberal arts education, including sophisticated writing abilities, willingness to pose difficult questions, and an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts surrounding a topic or decision. 

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Your Management major will be focused in one of the following three specializations: 

  • General Management 

  • Global Business Strategy and Leadership 

  • Art and Creativity  

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Core Courses

The Management core courses, which you must take as part of the major requirements, will provide you with the tools you’ll need to ground your present and future studies. Your introduction to the fundamentals of Management will help pave the way for your successful completion of other Management courses.

BA1020 Introduction To The Business Experience

Teams of student-managers compete in an integrated, international business simulation designed to introduce them to business concepts. Students will manage a company operating in the international action-capture camera and drones markets. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make management, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and corporate social responsibility decisions that allow them to meet their firm’s objectives over ten fiscal years. Students are graded on company performance, and on individual and group analysis of the situation at hand. Please note this course has a fee.

MA1020 Applied Statistics I

Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses.

BA2001 Financial Accounting

This course introduces students to the financial accounting cycle and financial reporting for corporations. Students learn how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. At the end of the course, students choose a company and do an analysis of their financial statements, comparing their company against a competitor company, using financial ratios.

BA2002 Managerial Accounting

Provides a basic introduction to the concepts of accounting for purposes of management control and management decision-making. Topics include: budgeting, budget variance analysis, cost-volume-profit relationships, product cost accounting, segment reporting and differential analysis.

EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

BA2020 Management & Organizational Behavior

The course introduces students to basic Management/Organizational Behavior concepts and enables them to understand the attitude and behaviors on the individual level and the group level within organizations. Students will be enabled to use Organizational Behavior tools and theories to recognize organizational patterns within a complex social situation. Students will be provided with readings, lectures, and cases that provide a diverse and robust understanding of human interaction in organization.

BA2040 Marketing In A Global Environment

This introductory marketing course develops students’ understanding of the principles of marketing and their use in international business. Students learn how to collect and analyze data sets to make marketing decisions with the goal of understanding customers wants, demands, and needs; they learn marketing from a strategic and functional point of view. With a focus on problem solving, students work in multicultural teams cultivating a greater sensitivity to cultural issues while improving communication skills. Students will consider marketing in the French, US, and international marketplace.

BA3010 Corporate Finance

Examines finance as the practical application of economic theory and accounting data in the procurement and employment of capital funds. Applies the principles of strong fiscal planning and control to asset investment, and debt and equity financing decisions. Emphasizes sound leveraging in view of the time value of money, subject to the pernicious effects of taxation and inflation. BA 2002 recommended for simultaneous registration.

BA3030 Human Resources Management

Offers a systematic analysis of human resource concepts and practices designed to enhance organizational objectives and employee goals. Studies various aspects of the employment relationship: job design, staffing, employee training and development, diversity management, performance evaluation, compensation and salary administration, employee and labor relations, and collective bargaining. Examines contemporary and emerging human resource systems and models found in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

BA4050 Business Integration Capstone

Teams of student-managers compete in a complex international business simulation designed to allow them to demonstrate mastery of department-level, major and discipline specific learning objectives. The teams operate a company in the international athletic footwear industry. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make strategic management, marketing, human resources, operations, facilities, finance, and corporate social responsibility decisions over ten fiscal years. Students are evaluated on their company’s performance, but also on written individual and group analyses of the simulation and on a final comprehensive exam. Please note this course has a fee.

BA4080 Strategic Management: A Global Persp.

Utilizing knowledge from the various business functional areas (e.g., management, finance, marketing) already acquired by students in the prerequisite courses, students learn how to create and implement a business strategy.


Select five courses coded BA. At least four of these must be at the 3000-level or higher.