Management, B.S.B.A. Requirements

Program Director:Hilary Gettman

Office: Stanger Hall 205

Phone: 508-565-1995
hgettman@stonehill.edu

Choose One of the Following Concentrations

Management majors must take six courses in a Concentration in General Management or Management Information Systems.

General Management Concentration

Code Course Credits

BUS 335

Human Resource Management     (Taken Junior or Senior Year)

Offered: Spring Semester

Provides an overview of the human resources field and the opportunity to study common employment practices in organizations. Topics include employee recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development, retention, performance management, rewards and compensation, benefits, counseling, employment legislation, the changing workplace and diversity, and labor relations. Emphasis is on current, relevant, and important issues through cases and readings.

3

BUS 326

Managerial Negotiation and Decision Making     (Taken Senior Year)

Offered: Spring Semester

This is the senior Management Capstone course whose goal is to provide insights and tools which enable students to improve their negotiating and decision-making skills, as well as to understand the actions of others. Extensive use of readings, cases and experiential exercises.

3
Complete Four of the Following Management Electives

BUS 308

Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

This course studies the characteristics and capabilities of current, interactive decision support systems in the business decision making environment as well as the design, implementation, and support of numerous types of business intelligence systems. Topics include foundations for decision making, data warehousing and management, business reporting, visualization, forecasting, social networking analytics, mathematical model-based decision making (linear programming, time-series forecasting, simulation), data mining, knowledge management, and expert systems. Considerable use of Microsoft Excel and JMP may be required.

Course may be applied to the Data Science and Management of Information Systems programs.

3

BUS 310

Management Information Systems

Offered: Fall Semester

Concepts and principles of computer-based information systems in organizations. Topics include: management decisions and human information processing; review of computing fundamentals; varieties of computer-based information systems; systems life cycle. Readings, lectures, discussion, and case studies are used to explore concepts and their applications.

Course may be applied to the Management of Information Systems program.

3

BUS 337

Project Management

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

Prepares students to manage projects effectively by teaching them how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects. The first half of the course will cover traditional project management topics such as project planning and initiation, budgeting, scheduling, change management, and risk management. The second half of the course will introduce the agile approach to project management and will teach students how to manage projects using this iterative and incremental life cycle.

3

BUS 343

Sales Management

Offered: Fall Semester

This course takes the perspective of the professional sales manager with emphasis on strategic and administrative issues in the design, development and direction of the sales organization and the evaluation of sales force performance.

3
BUS 443 - Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurial Strategies

BUS 357

The Roles of Not-for-Profit Organizations in America

Offered: Spring Semester

An examination of the history and function of not-for-profit organizations in the United States. Topics include the study of the distinctive nature of the not-for-profit enterprise; the different types of not-for-profits; their foundation and establishment as tax-exempt organizations; management, tax, and fund-raising issues; and current challenges facing them in fulfilling their mission. Students will have direct contact with a not-for-profit organization to illustrate the issues discussed in class.

3

BUS 358

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Offered: Spring Semester

A case study course which concentrates on the underlying rationale for starting a business, the methods and techniques involved in initiating and leaving a business venture, and the ongoing problems encountered in managing a business activity. The student is given practical exposure to entrepreneurship through guest speakers, casework, and projects.

Course may be applied to the Entrepreneurship minor.

3

BUS 438

Business and Society

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Examines the relationships of business firms to institutions and individuals within society. Considers the interactions of business and various stakeholders in society - employees, investors, consumers, governments, neighbors, and others - and the tensions among democratic values, a free enterprise economy, the rights of individuals, and the demands of a global economy.

3

BUS 460

Topics in Management

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

This course will introduce new topics into the management curriculum in the areas of organizational behavior, organization development, human resource management, operations management, entrepreneurship, etc.

3

BUS 465

International Management

Offered: Fall Semester

Senior course for majors in International Business. Integrates the strategic issues of managing a multinational firm with the cultural, political, economic, and social environments of global commercial enterprises.

3

BUS 475

Internship in Business Administration

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The internship program is designed to enhance knowledge of the environment and constraints of an organizational setting. It is geared to give the student an opportunity to apply concepts and skills acquired in the classroom. Registration must be approved by the faculty member supervising the internship and the supervisor in the cooperating organization.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship. Course may be applied to the Entrepreneurship minor.

3

PSY 303

Group Dynamics

Offered: Spring Semester

Examination of small group behavior through experiential learning and research. Includes discussion of group formation, norms, communication, leadership, influence, and decision making.

3

SOC 237

Sociology of Gender

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Course will distinguish between sex and gender and critically examine how social historical meanings about femininity and masculinity are socially constructed, reinforced, and challenged. Considers how gender differences and gender inequality play out in a variety of institutions including education, the economy, the family, politics, religion, the media and medicine. Critical perspectives, including feminist and multi-cultural approaches, will be employed.

3

Management Information System Concentration

Code Course Credits
Required Courses

BUS 307

Data Communications, Networking, and Security

Offered: Offered Wintersession 2015 and Summer 2016

Course provides foundations in digital communications as a basis for modern telecommunications and the Internet. It progresses from the elements of data, voice and video signals and information transmission to the principles of telecommunications, networks, and the Internet. Special attention given to the importance of modern telecommunications in business as well as the criticality of IT security in corporations. Topics include: network standards (TCP/IP), security, Ethernet/switched LANs/wireless LANs, Internet of Things (IoT), and networked applications.

Course may be applied to the Management of Information Systems program.

3

BUS 309

Database Applications

Offered: Spring Semester

Explores the role of information systems in a small business setting. The theory and design of business systems prepare the students for extensive hands-on labs, developing applications using popular software packages.

Course may be applied to the Data Science and Management of Information Systems programs.

3

BUS 310

Management Information Systems

Offered: Fall Semester

Concepts and principles of computer-based information systems in organizations. Topics include: management decisions and human information processing; review of computing fundamentals; varieties of computer-based information systems; systems life cycle. Readings, lectures, discussion, and case studies are used to explore concepts and their applications.

Course may be applied to the Management of Information Systems program.

3

BUS 337

Project Management

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

Prepares students to manage projects effectively by teaching them how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects. The first half of the course will cover traditional project management topics such as project planning and initiation, budgeting, scheduling, change management, and risk management. The second half of the course will introduce the agile approach to project management and will teach students how to manage projects using this iterative and incremental life cycle.

3

CSC 102

Introduction to Programming

Offered: Spring Semester

An introduction to computers, programming and problem solving using a modern programming language such as Python, Java, or Visual Basic.

3
Complete One of the Following MIS Electives

BUS 316

Accounting Systems

Offered: Fall Semester

In this course students learn to think about accounting from a systems perspective, design accounting systems from a needs perspective, and evaluate accounting systems from a risk assessment perspective. Also, covers how accounting systems work, building ethical values into the accounting system, internal control concepts, the evolution and use of technology for competitive advantage, system flowcharting, accounting cycles, and security measures. a group project and class presentation is required involving the evaluation of internal control using an interactive simulation.

Course should be taken no later than the Junior year. Course may be applied to the Management of Information Systems program.

3

BUS 460

Topics in Management

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

This course will introduce new topics into the management curriculum in the areas of organizational behavior, organization development, human resource management, operations management, entrepreneurship, etc.

3

BUS 475

Internship in Business Administration

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The internship program is designed to enhance knowledge of the environment and constraints of an organizational setting. It is geared to give the student an opportunity to apply concepts and skills acquired in the classroom. Registration must be approved by the faculty member supervising the internship and the supervisor in the cooperating organization.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship. Course may be applied to the Entrepreneurship minor.

3

CSC 195

How Computers Work

Offered: Spring Semester

An exploration of how computers work: what goes on inside the computer (hardware), how to program computers (software), the Internet and communication revolution, artificial intelligence, and the limits of computation.

3

DSC 201

Introduction to Data Science

Offered: Fall Semesters

Introduction to the theory and practice of data science. This course exposes students to the range of applications across fields and provides rudimentary coverage of data structures, simple data queries, the types and goals of analytic models and modern visualization. Lecture, exercises, projects and guest speakers.

Course may be applied to the Data Science and Sports, Science & Society programs.

3

VPG 305

Web Site Design

Offered: Fall Semester

This introductory course covers the processes involved in making visual communication for the web. Aesthetic concerns, conceptual skills, and technical/production procedures will be covered to facilitate understanding of and participation in the process of web design. Students will work through initial ideas to a finished presentation. Very basic HTML and an introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver will be covered. Most of the course will center on using Adobe Muse to work on design solutions for stated needs.

Course may be applied to the Management of Information Systems program.

3

Complete Fourteen Business Core Courses

Code Course Credits
Taken Freshman Year

BUS 101

First-Year Business Experience

Offered: Fall Semester

Through structured business simulation, students are introduced to the disciplines of accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, oral and written case analyses, oral presentations, teamwork current events and interaction with guest speakers. The course also includes discussions of ethical practices, historical and global issues affecting today’s organizations. Only open to First Year Students.

4

MTH 105

Finite Mathematics

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Operations with matrices. Systems of linear equations. Linear programming. The simplex method. Sets and counting. Permutations and combinations. Probability. Conditional probability. Independence. Bayes' theorem. Markov chains. Absorbing Markov chains.

Limited to business majors only.

3
Typically taken Freshman or Sophomore Year

BUS 203

Financial Accounting

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Fundamental principles and theories of financial accounting. Emphasis placed on the understanding and use of financial statements for the corporation. Interpretation and use of financial statement information in business decisions, and a study of the system that produces this information.

Course may be applied to the Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 204

Managerial Accounting

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Concepts and practices of managerial accounting. Topics include: cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis, contribution margin reporting, profit planning and budgeting, standard costs, performance analysis, decentralized operations, and relevant costs for decision making.

Course may be applied to the Business minor.

3

BUS 206

Quantitative Analysis

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Introduction to the techniques and reasoning processes of statistical analysis. Emphasis on statistical reasoning and critical analysis of statistical evidence. Extensive use of statistical software is used to support computational tasks and conceptual understanding. Topics include study design, data collection, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, discrete and continuous distributions, confidence interval estimation, tests of hypotheses for numerical and categorical data, and simple linear regression.

3
(Or another Statistical Reasoning course: CRM 311, ECO 241, MTH 145, MTH 225, MTH 395, MTH 396, POL 210, PSY 261, SOC 311)

ECO 176

Microeconomic Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Economic analysis of product and resource markets. The consumption behavior of households, the price and output decisions of firms under various forms of market structure, the distribution of income.

Equivalent to ECO 110. May not take both.

3

ECO 178

Macroeconomic Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Descriptive, historical and theoretical treatment of the overall level of economic activity, prices and employment within the framework of American capitalism. Contributions of Smith, Ricardo, Keynes, and others.

3
Typically taken Sophomore Year

BUS 333

Organizational Behavior

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The study of individuals and groups within the context of the organization. Topics include leadership, motivation, group processes, decision-making, workplace diversity, power, conflict and negotiation, communication, and organizational culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on relevant and important issues facing organizations today. Extensive use of teams, cases, skill-based exercises, and readings.

Course may be applied to the Business and Sports, Science & Society minors.

3

BUS 340

Marketing Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Explores the role marketing plays within firms and within society. Describes fundamental principles and methods underlying the national and international system of providing goods and services for consumers and business users in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Studies the tasks and decisions facing marketing managers in planning, implementing, and controlling marketing programs, and the ethical implications of these decisions.

Course may be applied to the Arts Administration major, and Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3
Typically taken Junior Year

BUS 320

Corporate Finance

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Emphasizes understanding financial markets and the financial management of corporations. Stresses the firm's procurement, allocation, and control of funds and their relationship to the firm's objectives of profitability and liquidity. Covers the concepts of interest rates, financial analysis, risk and return, analysis of investment decisions and capital budgeting, debt and equity financing, and dividend policies. Advanced Excel tools for finance are employed. These concepts are explored through lectures, problems, case studies, and readings.

Course may be applied to the Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 336

International Business

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

This course introduces the students to the economic, political, and cultural environments affecting international business. In addition, the influence of government on trade, foreign direct investment, foreign exchange, export and import strategies, and the impact of multinational enterprises will be discussed. Students will also be exposed to the comprehensive set of dynamics that comprise international business decision environments and will learn to evaluate alternative courses of action in a global setting. Particular emphasis will be placed on areas of current importance. Extensive use of cases and readings.

Course may be applied to the Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies programs. Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

4

BUS 352

Legal Environment of Business (WID)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An introduction to the nature, sources, and institutions of the law, and of the basic legal framework within which business operates. The course exposes students to tort law, criminal law, contracts, agency, and business organizations including general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.

4

BUS 360

Operations Management

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Examines the principles, techniques, and methodologies required to successfully operate an organization in today's dynamic environment. The course will address both strategic and tactical issues of operations management and evaluate their impact on competitiveness, productivity, flexibility, quality, and cost. The course will draw on case studies and the analysis of real-world situations.

3
Taken Senior Year

BUS 469

Policy and Strategy

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Capstone course for all business seniors. Focuses on the roles of executive management and the processes involved in the development and implementation of strategy in a complex, global economy. Extensive use of cases, industry simulation and team assignments.

3

Business Internship Program

Business majors are encouraged to participate in multiple internships. Only junior and senior Business majors with a 2.80 GPA or better may register for BUS 475 - Internship in Business Administration unless granted permission by the Business Department Internship Coordinator.

Students must work a minimum of 12 hours per week for 14 weeks (168 hours total) to earn 3 credits. Students are also required to submit a professional journal or portfolio and a research paper as part of their internship.

Business majors may apply a maximum of 6 credits of BUS 475 to their major. Students are encouraged to consult with Prof. Suzanne Edinger the Business Department Internship Coordinator.