Organization and Innovation

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 Manager, Analyst, Client Services, Consultant, Customer Service, Entrepreneur, Human Resources Manager, Logistics/Distribution Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Recruiter, Retail Manager, Small Business Owner, Supply Manager, 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 2020

Freshman
AUCCCredits
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
Sophomore
 
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 With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
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
CIS 370Business Analytics 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 9
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
MKT 3002Marketing4B3
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  
Diversity and Global 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: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

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 the first year.

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

Freshman
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
Sophomore
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 With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives   6
BUS 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.    
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Electives   3
 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
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
Management Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
Diversity and Global 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

A second concentration in International Business may be taken in conjunction with the Organization and Innovation Management concentration. Upon graduation, both concentrations will be noted on a student’s official transcript.

Effective Fall 2020

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

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 201Foundations 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
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
Electilve 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
FIN 300Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 310Human Resource Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 340Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt 3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
MGT 468Negotiating Globally 3
MGT 475International Business Management 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
Organizational & Innovation Management Group 1 - Select one course from following: 3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior  
Leading High Performance Teams  
Organizational & Innovation Management Group 2 - Select 6 credits from the following: 6
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  
Negotiation and Conflict Management  
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Interdisciplinary: International Business Group 2 – Global Focus (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:6
AM 430International Retailing3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ECON 317Population Economics3
ECON 332/POLS 332International Political Economy3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 442Economics of International Finance and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 470World Environmental History, 1500-Present3
IE 450/SOWK 450International Social Welfare and Development3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
IE 472Education for Global Peace3
IE 478Managing International Development Programs3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 362Global Environmental Politics3
POLS 431International Law3
POLS 433International Organization3
POLS 437International Security3
POLS 442Environmental Politics in Developing World3
POLS 462Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice3
SOC 364Food, Agriculture and Global Society3
SPCM 434Intercultural Communication3

Immersion: International Business Group 3 – Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)

Select at least one from the following:6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course

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: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

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 the first year.

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

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information Systems X 3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1) X1B3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Electives X 3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting X 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3) X3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting X 3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business X 3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 300Principles of Finance X4A,4B3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices X 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt X 3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1) X1B3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 475International Business Finance X 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management X 3
MGT 310Human Resource Management X 3
MGT 340Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship X 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement X 3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
MGT 468Negotiating GloballyX  3
MGT 475International Business ManagementX  3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
Organizational & Innovation Management Group 1 - Select one course from the following:X  3
Leadership and Organizational BehaviorX   
Leading High Performance TeamsX   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
Organizational & Innovation Management Group 2 (See Program Requirements - Select 6 credits)X  6
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning RequirementX  3
ElectivesX  3
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