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.
Four concentrations are available for Management majors: General Management, Human Resource Management, Sport Management and International Business. 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.
Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition 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.
Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:
- MAC 1105 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission
- Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
- Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
- MAN 3025 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
- FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission
For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:
- Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
- MAN 3025 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
- FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information. Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.
In addition to the program requirements, students must:
- Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives.
- Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
- 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 minimum 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 www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
- Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
- Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
- FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
- Common Prerequisites
For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.eg, the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.
FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)
FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301
FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
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) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013
FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023
FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX230
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]
FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100
- Business Common Core (27 credits)
BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environment of Bus (3)
ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (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)
SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
- Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
MAN 3046 Team & Group Processes (3)
MAN 3063 Organizational Ethics & Values (3)
MAN 3301 Human Resource Management (3)
MAN 3600 International Business (3)
MAN 4720 Integrated Management Capstone (3)
- Concentrations (12 credits)
Select one of the following concentrations:
General Management Concentration
ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
MAN 4143 Leadership (3)
MAN 4441 Negotiation (3)
Select an additional 3 credits of an approved upper division (3-4999) level business management course from the following list: ENT 3114, 3204, 3273 3422, 3503, 3618; GEB 3956; MAN 3320, 3350, 3401, 3781, 4330, 4625, 4905, 4930, 4941; SPM 3004, 3024, 4104, or 4304. (Other 3-4999 level courses with a management or entrepreneurship 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)
Select an additional 3 credits from:
MAN 3401 Labor Management Relations (3)
MAN 4625 Global Human Resource Mgt (3)
MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
Or ENT 3004, 3114, 3204, 3273, 3422, 3503, 3618; GEB 3956; MAN 3781, 4143, 4905, 4930; SPM 3004, 3024, 4104, or 4304. (Other 3-4999 level courses with a management or entrepreneurship 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)
Select an additional 3 credits from:
ECP 3006 Sports Economics (3)
MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
SPM 3024 Contemporary Issues Sport (3)
Or ENT 3004, 3114, 3204, 3273, 3422, 3503, 3618; GEB 3956; MAN 3320, 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.)
International Business Concentration
MAN 4602 Global Business Strategy & Org (3)
MAN 4625 Global Human Resource Mgt. (3)
Select an additional 6 credits from:
MAR 4156 International Marketing (3)
SCM 4143 Global Supply Chain Mgmt (3)
ECO 3703 International Economics (3)
Or GEB 3956, GEB 3930, MAN 4941, MAN 4905. Foreign language courses with an SPN, GER, or FRE subject designation will also meet the elective requirement. Other foreign language courses and other 3-4000 level courses with an International Business focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.
- University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
- Additional Electives- as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120
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