Managers give direction to organizations by developing goals and objectives, providing leadership and deciding how to use organizational resources to accomplish those goals. Managers perform four vital activities : planning – the formulation of goals and strategies; organizing – arranging and structuring organizational resources; leading – motivating and inspiring the organization's human resources; and controlling – measuring and maintaining progress toward organizational goals. To provide all of our business students an overview of these vital activities , the department of management offers required core courses in business law, organizational behavior, operations and supply chain management, and strategic management that are foundational components of our AACSB-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Department of Management offers a general management concentration and five specialized concentrations in entertainment and tourism, entrepreneurship, human resource s management (HRM) , legal studies, and operations and supply chain management . The general management concentration is best suited for students who are motivated to customize a program of study around their own unique interests. Entertainment and tourism prepares students for careers in the hospitality or media/entertainment industries. Entrepreneurship is a good fit for students whose goal is to start their own business or help an existing business expand into new markets. H RM is intended for those interested in pursuing a career focused on effective people management practices in the human resource function. A l egal studies concentration prepares students with skills and tools to make effective legal and ethical decisions in business. Finally, operations and supply chain management equips students with the skills needed to help organizations effectively manage product or service quality, cost and delivery.
Management majors are eligible for a number of awards and scholarships that include: the Gus Berger Award, Orange County APICS; the H. Peter Guertin, Orange County APICS; the Outstanding Management Student Award; the Outstanding Senior Award for Scholastic Achievement and the National Human Resources Association Orange County Affiliate Scholarship. For further information, contact the Department of Management at (657) 278-2251.
The Department of Management sponsors a number of student clubs including Society for Advancement of Management (SAM), Behind the scenes (BTS), and Entrepreneur Society (ES). These clubs crate opportunities for management students to join others in enhancing and advancing their management education and career. SAM is associated with the Orange County SAM, which provides the opportunity for students to interact and network with professionals in the field and receive assistance in the job-hunting process. Behind the Scenes provides its members with Resume Workshops and Mock Interviews in order to help them prepare for careers in this exciting, face-paced, and competitive industry. The Entrepreneur Society helps prepare students interested in learning more about the hands-on side of business and those interested in starting their own business.
Academic advisement can be obtained in the Business Advising Center located in Mihaylo Hall 1201. Students can find out about admission requirements, course information and graduation requirements. For more information and specific hours, call (657) 278-2251.