Management (major) Catalog
Prerequisites must be completed prior to enrolling in each course; please check course descriptions for prerequisite courses. It is especially important to understand and manage the following key sequence of interdependent courses:
- Students must complete all lower division required business courses before taking BUS 302/L: Gateway Experience and Laboratory.
- Students must pass BUS 302/L or be enrolled in BUS 302/L to take MGT 360.
- Students must pass BUS 302/L (including all the lab tests), MGT 360 with a grade of “C” or higher and the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) with a score of 8 or higher to take 400-level management courses.
- In addition to the above requirements, students also must pass FIN 303 and MKT 304 to take BUS 497.
It is vital that students plan ahead to satisfy these requirements in a timely sequence.
1. Common Lower Division Business Core (27 units)
ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
BLAW 280 Business Law I (3)
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL 205 Business Communication in Its Rhetorical Contexts (3)
IS 212 Information Systems for Business Users (3)
MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for Business (3)*
SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics (3)**
*MATH 103 or a higher-level mathematics course (e.g., Calculus: MATH 150A or MATH 255A) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
**The 4-unit MATH 140 course also satisfies this requirement.
2. Common Upper Division Business Core (19 units)
BUS 302 The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 302L The Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)
BUS 497A or BUS 497B Capstone (3)
FIN 303 Financial Management (3)
MGT 360 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
MKT 304 Marketing Management (3)
SOM 306 Operations Management (3)
3. Upper Division Required Courses for the Major in Management (24 units)
a. Common Required Courses for the Major in Management (12 units)
BLAW 308 Business Law II (3)
MGT 370 Management Skills Development (3)
MGT 380 Employment Practices (3)
Communication Course (3 units)
Select one of the following:
COMS 323 Group Communication (3)
COMS 443 Rhetoric of Business (3)
ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
ENGL 306 Report Writing (3)
ENGL 407 Composition and the Professions (3)
PHIL 305 Business Ethics and Public Policy (3)
Note: In addition to the courses shown above, students must complete an additional 12 units of required courses.
b. Required Courses for Management Major (12 units)
ECON 308 Economics for Managers (3)
MGT 498C Internship—Management (3)
Select 6 units of Management electives from the following:
MGT 450 Organization Change and Development (3)
MGT 454 Leadership, Power and Politics (3)
MGT 456 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)
MGT 458 Decision Making and Creativity (3)
MGT 460 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 462 Business and Society (3)
MGT 464 International Business Management (3)
MGT 466 Strategic Leadership of Sustainability: Organizational Challenges and Opportunities (3)
MGT 468 Crisis Management (3)
MGT 491 Executive Leadership (3)***
MGT 496 Experimental Topics Course—Management (3)
MGT 499 Independent Study (3)
***MGT 491 can substitute for the Internship Requirement.
4. General Education (48 units)
Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.
15 units are satisfied by the following courses in the major: MATH 103 satisfies Basic Skills B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning; FIN 303 satisfies B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning; ECON 160 and ECON 308 satisfy D1 Social Sciences; and IS 212 satisfies E Lifelong Learning and fulfills the information competence requirement.
The Department of Management strongly recommends the following General Education courses for its majors. Elements of these general education courses are integrated into the management curriculum:
ENGL 300 Contemporary Literature (3) (C2 Humanities, Upper Division)
or RS 361 Contemporary Ethical Issues (3) (C2 Humanities, Upper Division)
PHIL 200 Critical Reasoning (3) (A3 Critical Thinking)