This program is designed to provide its students with a comprehensive knowledge of organization and innovation management along with the skills necessary for effective decision making in a business environment that is diverse, global, and highly competitive. Managers are dynamic individuals who are responsible for projects, teams, and processes. They coordinate, motivate, strategize, plan, budget, initiate action, evaluate performance, and control process and activities. They are commonly responsible for overseeing a budget and the activities of others to ensure that the organization’s goals and objectives are met. Managers are employed in every industry. It is essential that a manager learn and master key knowledge, skills, and abilities including how to handle conflict, communicate effectively, negotiate, create positive and productive work environments, and effectively manage the numerous issues associated with the human resources of an organization.

Students may choose focused course work in entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and human resource management. These are designed to help students acquire skill sets so that, upon graduation, they will be able to “hit the ground running.” In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a concentration in organization and innovation management includes the College of Business Core and various management electives that allow the student to structure a program around his or her educational and/or career interests.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills adequate to assume entry-level management positions in the broad spectrum of organizations so they can pursue careers in a wide variety of organizations and industries
  • Ethical decision making skills
  • An understanding of necessary change management and innovation skills
  • An understanding of business principles and practices in an international context

Potential Occupations

Some examples include, but are not limited to the following: account management, analyst, client services, consultant, logistics management, supply management, management trainee, corporate recruiter, business owner, events planner, executive assistant, human resource specialist, project management, relationship management, retail management, team leader, trainer/facilitator.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement. 

Effective Fall 2018

BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 2011Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2201Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses.   
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 310Human Resource Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 340Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Select one from the following: 3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior  
Leading High Performance Teams  
Electives 12
 Total Credits 30
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
Select four courses from the following not taken in the junior year: 12
Creativity, Innovation, and Value Creation  
Employment Relations: The Legal Environment  
Social and Sustainable Venturing  
Advanced Service and Manufacturing Operations  
Leadership and Organizational Behavior  
Leading High Performance Teams  
New Venture Creation  
New Venture Management  
Negotiating Globally  
International Business Management  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
MKT 3002Marketing4B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives3 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
To Declare this Major:  Business is a controlled major:  students are admitted into the major only if they meet established academic standards. Please see competitive major requirements or the advisor in Department for more information. 
To prepare for first semester:  The curriculum for the Business Administration - Organization and Innovation Management concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within their first year.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CIS 200Business Information Systems   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
Electives   6
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial AccountingX  3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
CIS 200 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial AccountingX  3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives   6
BUS 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.    
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 310Human Resource Management   3
MGT 340Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior    
Leading High Performance Teams    
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
Management Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
Management ElectivesX  6
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120