The Management major prepares students to assume professional management positions in dynamic organizations. This program focuses on building knowledge and skills in the areas of decision-making, problem solving, creativity, communication, teamwork, ethics, and change management.

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Minor in Management - 4 Units

The Department of Management offers a Management minor open to all undergraduate majors. The minor in Management is an applicable component to all fields of study, preparing students for management opportunities in different organizations and management careers.

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Required Courses
MGMT 305Principles of Management1
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:3
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Design
Human Resource Processes and Practices
Enhancing Organizational Creativity and Innovation
Cross-Cultural Dynamics and Management
Managerial Ethics, Sustainability, and the Future
Advanced Leadership Development
Leading Organizational Change and Development
Total Units4

Advising Course Plan - Management Major

First Year
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
BSAN 111Introduction to Business Analytics1
ECON 103SEssentials of Economics I1
General Education Requirement11
 Term Units4
General Education Requirement1
General Education Requirement1
World Language 102 Course1
General Elective21
 Term Units4
Second Year
SOBA 209VThe Legal, Social and Ethical Environment of Business1
INTL 201International Business and Culture1
General Education Requirement1
ACCT 211Introduction to Financial Accounting1
 Term Units4
MATH 122QCalculus for Business Decisions1
SOBA 205Professional Communications1
ACCT 212Introduction to Management Accounting1
MGMT 305Principles of Management1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Junior Seminar1
MGMT 306Organizational Behavior1
STAT 301QBusiness Statistics1
MKTG 315The Marketplace and Consumers1
 Term Units4
MGMT 307Organizational Design1
FINA 311Financial Management1
BSAN 250Management Information Systems1
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
MGMT 308Human Resource Processes and Practices1
MGMT 409VManagerial Ethics, Sustainability, and the Future1
MGMT Elective Course1
MGMT 495Strategic Management1
 Term Units4
MGMT Elective Course1
MGMT Elective Course1
General Elective1
General Elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32

or World Language 101 course as needed based on placement testing.


or Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World course if World Language was taken in the fall.

MGMT 190. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 290. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 303. Evidence-Based Management. 1 Unit.

Evidence-based management means making managerial decisions based on the best available evidence. Managers are often influenced by habit, fads, convention, and unrealistic levels of confidence. This course helps students rethink their approach to information and the decision making process and develop skills and knowledge needed to identify, gather, critically appraise, and apply evidence of different forms to decision-making. Prerequisite BSAN 111.

MGMT 305. Principles of Management. 1 Unit.

This course introduces students to the functions of management and the responsibilities associated with each function. Students will acquire a basic set of tools, vocabulary, knowledge, and skills needed to manage an organization in a dynamic, diverse, and competitive environment.

MGMT 306. Organizational Behavior. 1 Unit.

Organizational behavior is a field of study that seeks to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Successful organizations focus their efforts on improving aspects of human behavior such as job performance and organizational commitment. This course will guide students through a model that seeks to explain such areas of organizational behavior and will prepare students to apply knowledge of individual, group, and organizational mechanisms to effectively lead and manage in the workplace. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 307. Organizational Design. 1 Unit.

Organizational design refers to the way that an organization structures and aligns its people and resources. Students will construct an organizational design by developing and testing key assumptions using the lean start-up methodology and business modeling practices. A business model is a logical and internally consistent representation of the design and operations of a business, capturing the essence of how it will be focused and demonstrating how an interrelated set of decision variables will be addressed to create, deliver and capture value. Prerequisite: MGMT 305.

MGMT 308. Human Resource Processes and Practices. 1 Unit.

This class provides students with a survey of the field of human resource management (HRM). Specifically, students will acquire knowledge of the processes, practices, and systems that support the strategic direction of the business through acquiring, training and development, appraising, and compensating employees, as well as attending to labor relations, health and safety, and fairness concerns in the workplace. Students will learn the centrality of effective human resource management to employee satisfaction and productivity, as well as to maximizing competitiveness and to attaining organizational goals. Prerequisite: MGMT 305.

MGMT 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 390. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

MGMT 397. Management Internship. 0.5 or 1 Units.

SThis course provides students the opportunity to work within an organization that agrees to provide them with significant managerial work and support during the internship period. Full time internships require 200 hours (1-unit) or 100 hours (.5 unit) within a semester time frame. A maximum of one unit of internship credit may be applied towards the BBA degree requirements. Prerequisite: MGMT 305, Major/minor in School of Business Administration, minimum GPA of 2.5 in major, permission of Internship Director or Management Chair.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at or 386-822-7315.

MGMT 400. Enhancing Organizational Creativity and Innovation. 1 Unit.

This class will focus on helping students understand the established concepts that serve as foundation for individual and organizational creativity, while giving them multiple tools to enhance their own personal creativity. Study will also focus on how individuals and organizations inhibit creative expression, on liberating personal creativity, and on building organizational cultures where“out of the box” thinking and innovation are encouraged, rewarded, and appreciated. Classmaterials will be drawn from “cutting edge” sources on creativity and innovation. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 409V. Managerial Ethics, Sustainability, and the Future. 1 Unit.

This highly experiential class will use a modular structure to study four key arenas that directly lead to effective, ethical and responsible individual and managerial decision-making: 1) High levels of self-awareness; 2) Understanding of functional and dysfunctional organizational patterns; 3) Appreciation of “big picture, futurist” thinking and practice; and 4) Sensitivity to technological advance and its consequences. Focus will all consider the differences between the traditional paradigm of management and the new paradigm that is emerging in the world’s best organizations. Note: Counts as a Spiritual and Ethical Inquiry course for any major except Management. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 430. Advanced Leadership Development. 1 Unit.

In this course, students will be introduced to leadership “best practices” that promote optimal performance in those that they lead. Consideration will be given to transformational and servant leadership approaches, the relationship between personal effectiveness and leadership, social intelligence and leadership, and how leaders’ assumptions and behaviors affect the motivation, satisfaction, commitment and performance of employees. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 465. Leading Organizational Change and Development. 1 Unit.

As all organizations are challenged to manage change, managers who successfully address change can lead their organizations to higher productivity levels and success. This course will offer students multiple “frames” and mental models to “see and understand” organizational dynamics and change processes. Study will also address effective ways to create change energy and ways to overcome resistance to change. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 or permission of instructor.

MGMT 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 490. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 495. Strategic Management. 1 Unit.

An integrated concept of Business Administration that will relate and integrate the principles and problems studied in the various “functional” fields from a corporate management perspective. Case studies. Prerequisites: ACCT 212, FINA 311, BSAN 250, MKTG 315 and MGMT 305. Requires Senior standing. Capstone course. Must be taken at Stetson University.