A degree in business administration with a focus in management from FSC is one of the best routes to a high-level business career.
The ability to get results, with and through others—which is what management is all about—is always in demand. We’ll give you the knowledge of business, the strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the training in leadership you need to make tough, strategic decisions that are critical to any company’s success.
Engaged learning starts with classroom exercises, business simulations, and internships. But this doesn’t even touch the surface of FSC’s possibilities, where there are over seventy clubs and organizations available to hone your management skills.
Management courses at FSC combine classroom learning and hands-on experiences to teach you how to organize and direct an organization's activities. You’ll study models of effective leadership and learn how to identify and act on business opportunities in a global environment.
Along with your core business administration courses, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of management-focused classes, including:
You can be involved in numerous organizations, such as Delta Sigma Pi, the business fraternity; Toastmasters Speaking Club; and Sigma Beta Delta, the business honor society.
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Our management students find positions in nearly every field, from banking and financial services to government agencies to non-profit organizations. After all, skilled managers are needed in every group of an organization. A degree in business administration with a concentration in management enables you to visualize both the perspectives of individuals in organizations and the big picture of the organization’s role in the marketplace.
In keeping with FSC's mission to prepare students to make positive and important contributions to society, you will benefit from core courses along with your business course work.
Foundations of Financial Accounting
Foundations of Managerial Accounting
Business and Society
Principles of Management
International Business Environment
Legal Environment of Business
Applied Statistics of Business and Economics
Business Information Systems
Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
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BUS 1115 BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
Four hours. A survey course designed for taking a first look at business in society. An interdisciplinary systems approach is used to explore the nature of business and its role in society emphasizing several business disciplines in the overall context of the enterprise. Ethics and values are emphasized, and the interfaces of business with its environment, the issues of work, careers, and the parameters for success in life are explored. The development of basic business related vocabulary is used to understand and interpret business news and information. This course may not be taken after earning credit for upper-level business core classes. Gen Ed: SW (Aw), Ql
BUS 2217 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Concepts, principles, and functions of management applicable to all types of organizations; different managerial styles.
BUS 3115 SALES MANAGEMENT AND PERSONAL SELLING
Four hours. Prerequisite: BUS 3160. The course addresses sales management methods and concepts applicable to the efficient recruitment, deployment, and retention of an effective sales force in the twenty-first century business environment. Class demonstrations in different facets of selling and exercises in the art of persuasion will illustrate theories of buyer motivation, and help students develop a command of the language of sales. The course follows a process model of selling that applies across product concepts. There is an emphasis on participative exercises including classroom discussion of written assignments, presentations and role playing exercises.
BUS 3311 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Four hours. Introduction to commercial, property, administrative, constitutional and liability law, and the American court system, with special emphasis on how it affects people in business. Students will engage in evaluation, analysis, and application of legal doctrines to business and personal situations. Gen Ed: SW (Ap), Ql
BUS 3453 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2111 and ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Planning and controlling sources and uses of a firm’s funds. Includes capital budgeting, dividend policies, determination of optimal capital structure, and internal vs. external financing of expansion.
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BUS 3666 LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Four hours. Prerequisite: BUS 2217. Study and application of cases, concepts, and theories related to leadership. Experiential exercises are used to simulate leadership situations and facilitate growth in leadership skills and abilities.
BUS 4115 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: ECO 2112 and BUS 2217 and BUS 3125. How to identify and develop relationships in international markets. International similarities and differences in marketing functions as related to the cultural, economic, political, social and physical dimensions of the environment are examined. Also considered are the changes in marketing systems and the adoption of marketing philosophies and practices to fit conditions in different countries.
BUS 4148 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 2217 and BUS 3160 and BUS 4466. Management of marketing functions and analysis of problems of representative companies, including product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution; uses of computer in market management.
BUS 4999 SEMINAR IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing, all other courses in the major, and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. The capstone course of the business administration major. The course integrates knowledge of all business disciplines from other courses. Uses case studies and team-based projects to identify problems and formulate strategic policies that shape the destiny of organizations. The course emphasizes analysis, decision-making, and implementation of business strategies. Gen Ed: Ql, EC-C
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