2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Major

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Major Lead: Kevin Lo

The Management major prepares students to assume leadership roles essential to meet the challenges and uncertainty confronting today’s organizations. 

The program is structured to equip students with the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and tools necessary to facilitate the performance of organizations.

The curriculum focuses on the theoretical frameworks and practical applications for exploring and explaining human behavior in the workplace, providing a broad perspective to go beyond accepted ways of interacting and working with others. Through classroom emphasis on critical thinking and independent judgment, students learn to be an active investigator of organizational life while developing the conceptual and problem-solving skills that an organizational leader needs to plan, organize, and inspire a group or an entire organization.

Please visit the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)  department page for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

It is expected that Management majors upon graduation will be able to:

  • Apply concurrently organizational behavior and management theory to practice in the classroom, organization, and society
  • Analyze and synthesize how cognitive, behavioral, and emotional outcomes at the individual, team and organizational levels contribute to the sustainability of organizations.
  • Demonstrate competence in integrating skills relevant to effective management professionals in making timely and ethical decisions required to lead complex organizations.
  • Learn to lead, communicate, and work effectively with diverse individuals and teams through a broad, interdisciplinary foundation.
  • Develop a fuller awareness and appreciation of self, others, society and the world through the Jesuit values of moral and ethical leadership, social justice, and service to others.

Major Requirements (72 units)

Business Core

The business core and foundation courses cover the basic business topics needed for a career in business. Consistent with the direction of business today, the business core at the McLaren School of Management highlights issues related to the global business environment, diversity and ethics. Oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking are also stressed throughout the curriculum.

All Business majors must complete a set of business foundation and core courses, as well as the required University Core Curriculum . Students admitted to the McLaren School of Management’s Honors Program take the Honors Program core. Please see School of Management Honors Program . The required foundation courses are also used to satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements (see faculty adviser). Students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in their foundation and business core coursework.

Management Requirements (20 units)

Students take 20 units of upper division, non-core business coursework. Of the 20 units, 4 must be internationally-focused.

Internationally focused courses are BUS 345 , BUS 350 , BUS 352 BUS 359 , BUS 397 BUS 430 , BUS 431 , BUS 448 , BUS 452 , BUS 457 , BUS 459 , BUS 461 , BUS 477 .


Complete 8 units from the following upper division electives:

  • BUS 311:379 and/or
  • BUS 397:479

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