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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Department of Management

College of Business

Web Page: http://business.fsu.edu/academics/departments/management/

Chair: Jack Fiorito; Professors: Douglas, Ferris, Fiorito, Hochwarter, Lamont, Perrewé, Stepina, Van Iddekinge; Associate Professor: Holmes; Assistant Professors: Daniels, Maslach, Rousseau, Wang; Senior Lecturers: Blass, Trammell; Associate Lecturer: Diez-Arguelles; Assistant Lecturers: Brooks, Frazier, Hayes, Ryals, Shubrick; Bank of America Professor: Van Iddekinge; Dean's Emerging Scholar: Holmes, Maslach, Wang; Entrepreneur in Residence: Frazier; Francis Eppes Professor of Management: Ferris; Haywood & Betty Taylor Eminent Scholar in Business Administration: Perrewé; J. Frank Dame Professor of Management: Fiorito; Jim Moran Senior Lecturer and Executive Director, Jim Moran Institute: Blass; Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration: Hochwarter; Thomas L. Williams Eminent Scholar: Lamont; Professors Emeriti: Anthony, Martinko, Voich, Wilkens

The management curricula provide students with an understanding of the nature of managerial work, including both the art and the science of managing. The curricula emphasize the management of human resources, managerial problem solving, and decision making. Within the management degree program, students choose to major in general management or human resource management consistent with their specific interests. The overall objective of these curricula is to prepare students for entry-level positions in small and large organizations, leading to line or staff management careers in either the public or private sector. Many graduates enter jobs as managerial associates, sales associates, or human resource management professionals.

Computer Skills Competency

All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate basic computer skills competency prior to graduation. As necessary computer competency skills vary from discipline to discipline, each major determines the courses needed to satisfy this requirement. Undergraduate majors in general management and human resources management satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C–" or higher in CGS 2100 (state mandated business prerequisite requirement) or CGS 2518.

Required Risk in Business and Society Course

All undergraduates at Florida State University intending to enter a business major must complete RMI 2302, Risk in Business and Society, with a "C–" or better by the end of their sophomore year. Transfer students will be required to complete this course in their first semester at FSU.

State of Florida Common Program Prerequisites

The state of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

At the time this document was published, some common program prerequisites were being reviewed by the state of Florida and may have been revised. Please visit https://dlss.flvc.org/admin-tools/common-prerequisites-manuals for a current list of state-approved prerequisites.

The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions, necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. ACG X021 or ACG X022, or ACG X001 and ACG X011
  2. ACG X071 or ACG X301
  3. CGS X100 (or demonstrated competency) or CGS X100C or CGS X530 or CGS X570 or CGS X060 or CGS X531 or CGS X000 or ISM X000 or CGS X518
  4. ECO X013
  5. ECO X023
  6. MAC X233 or MAC X230
  7. STA X023 or STA X122 or QMB X100

Requirements for a Major in Management

All students must complete:

  1. The University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the "Undergraduate Degree Requirements" chapter of this General Bulletin
  2. The state of Florida common prerequisites for general management majors
  3. The general business core requirements for general management majors
  4. The general business breadth requirements for general management majors
  5. The major area requirements for general management majors

Students must be admitted to the major no later than the end of their fifth mapping term, as determined by the College of Business.

Note: To be eligible to pursue a general management major, students must meet the admission requirements for the AACSB accredited business programs in the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the "College of Business" chapter of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All management majors must complete the following six courses. A grade of "C–" or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)

FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3)

GEB 3213 Business Communications (3)

ISM 3541 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)

MAN 3240 Organizational Behavior (3)

MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3)

General Business Breadth Requirements

All management majors must complete three courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of "C–" or better.

MAN 4752 Competitive Dynamics (3)

Plus two electives from the following list of courses:

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3)

ISM 3003 Foundations of Management Information Systems (3)

MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3)

MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)

QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3)

REE 3043 Real Estate (3)

RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3)

Capstone Course

All management majors must complete the capstone class in Competitive Dynamics (MAN 4752).

Major Area Requirements

All management majors must complete six courses as listed below. A grade of "C–" or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the general management major area requirements.

MAN 4301 Human Resource Management (3)

MAN 4701 Business and Society (3)

MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business (3)

Plus three electives from the following list of courses:

MAN 4143 Contemporary Leadership Challenges (3)

MAN 4401 Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (3)

MAN 4441 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

MAN 4605 Cross Cultural Management (3)

MAN 4930r Special Studies in Business (3)

MAN 4941 Field Study in Management (3)

Requirements for a Major in Human Resource Management

All students must complete:

  1. The University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the "Undergraduate Degree Requirements" chapter of this General Bulletin
  2. The state of Florida common prerequisites for human resource management majors
  3. The general business core requirements for human resource management majors
  4. The general business breadth requirements for human resource management majors; and
  5. The major area requirements for human resource management majors.

Students must be admitted to the major no later than the end of their fifth mapping term, as determined by the College of Business.

Note: To be eligible to pursue a human resource management major, students must meet the admission requirements for the AACSB accredited business programs in the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the "College of Business" chapter of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All human resource management majors must complete the following five courses. A grade of "C–" or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)

FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3)

GEB 3213 Business Communications (3)

MAN 3240 Organizational Behavior (3)

MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3)

General Business Breadth Requirements

All human resource management majors must complete two courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of "C–" or better.

MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3)

MAN 4752 Competitive Dynamics (3)

Plus one elective from the following list of courses:

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3)

ISM 3003 Foundations of Management Information Systems (3)

MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3)

MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)

QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3)

REE 3043 Real Estate (3)

RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3)

Capstone Course

All human resource management majors must complete the capstone class in Competitive Dynamics (MAN 4752).

Major Area Requirements

All human resource management majors must complete five courses as listed below. A grade of "C–" or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the human resource management major area requirements.

MAN 4301 Human Resource Management (3)

MAN 4320 Staffing (3)

MAN 4390 Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3)

Plus two electives from the following list of courses:

MAN 4330 Compensation (3)

MAN 4350 Training and Development (3)

MAN 4401 Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (3)

MAN 4441 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)

MAN 4605 Cross Cultural Management (3)

MAN 4941 Field Study in Management (3)

RMI 4135 Employee Benefit Plans (3)

Honors in the Major

The Department of Management offers honors in the major to encourage talented students to undertake independent and original research as part of the undergraduate experience. For requirements and other information see the "University Honors Office and Honor Societies" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Definition of Prefixes

GEB—General Business

IFS—Interdisciplinary Florida State University Courses

MAN—Management

Undergraduate Courses

GEB 1030. Introduction to Careers in Business (3). (S/U grade only.) This course is designed for freshman and sophomore students who intend to major in business. Career options in various business disciplines are described. Appropriate personal characteristics and skills required for a successful business career are discussed.

GEB 3213. Business Communications (3). Prerequisite: Upper-division business major. This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.

GEB 4930r. Special Topics in Business (1–3). The content of this course varies to provide an opportunity to study current issues in business and topics not covered in other courses. Prerequisites may vary as content varies; contact the department for further information.

GEB 4941r. Business Internship (0–6). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This business internship is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real-world experience in the accounting field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.

IFS 2022. When Culture and Business Collide: Communication in an International Context (3). In this course, students engage in critical and creative thinking about contemporary problems and solutions in intercultural business communication. Students also grapple with these issues in both an international and domestic context.

IFS 2141. Intercultural Communication, Business, and Sustainability: Writing for "Green" Everywhere (3). This course examines the intersections between communication, business, intercultural business, sustainability, social responsibility, ethics, and professional leadership. One facet of the course will explore the communication issues and challenges that managers of businesses and other organizations face. Additionally, the course will discuss sustainability issues through the lens of Permaculture and Transition Town philosophies, tackling topics such as "peak oil," permaculture design, local and alternative currencies, and the "triple bottom line" ideal; these topics will also be examined via a global perspective.

ISM 3541. Introduction to Business Analytics (3). This is an introductory course intended to familiarize students with basic business analytics concepts and applications. It will cover the principles of data analytic thinking and provide a solid foundation for data driven decision making in various business and organizational settings. The course will place special emphasis on working through applications and examples of analytics in the real world.

MAN 3025. Concepts of Management (3). This course introduces the nature and process of management, with emphasis upon management of physical and human resources. (Credit not allowed for business majors.)

MAN 3240. Organizational Behavior (3). This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.

MAN 3949r. Experiential Learning (0). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This non-credit, experiential learning course offers students an opportunity to gain "real world" on-the-job work experience related to a specific academic field of study. Students must register for this course through the FSU Career Center.

MAN 4143. Contemporary Leadership Challenges (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3240. This course provides broad exposure to the theories and practice of effective leadership and supervision in today's business and explores contemporary leadership challenges from a practical point of view, with opportunities to develop and practice effective leadership skills.

MAN 4201. Organizational Analysis and Change (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3240. This course covers the analysis of concepts and processes for effecting change in organizations.

MAN 4301. Human Resource Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3240. This course is a survey of the human resource management function in organizations. Topics include: selection, recruiting, training, compensation, and performance appraisal.

MAN 4320. Staffing (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3240 and MAN 4301. This course is a study of the design and operation of systems for employee recruitment and selection, including current practice and issues.

MAN 4330. Compensation (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3240 and MAN 4301. This course is a study of the methods and implications of making wage and salary decisions for recruiting and retaining employees.

MAN 4350. Training and Development (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3240 and MAN 4301. This course is a study of the various forms of training and development and their implementation both on and off the job.

MAN 4390. Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3240 and MAN 4301. This course is a seminar that probes current topics in human resource management in depth. Emphasis is on the impact of recent legal and societal developments on human resource management practice.

MAN 4401. Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (3). Corequisite: MAN 3240. This course covers a managerial perspective of labor and manpower concepts and issues in industrial and postindustrial society and work organizations.

MAN 4441. Negotiation and Conflict Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3240. This course focuses on negotiation and conflict management in business and other organizational settings. The emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the negotiation process and strategies and developing effective negotiation and conflict management skills.

MAN 4605. Cross-Cultural Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3240. This course studies the unique issues of managing in non-native culture. Discusses management situations where members of more than one cultural group are included, along with strategies for maximum effectiveness in such situations.

MAN 4610. Resources and World Enterprises (3). This course focuses on the economics and politics of world energy. It examines OPEC, the world oil industry, consuming countries, and alternative energy sources.

MAN 4680r. Selected Topics in International Management (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, and MAN 3600. This course covers selected topics in international management which vary depending upon the instructor for the course. Topics such as cultural influences on management, international personnel management, and other related management topics are discussed. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.

MAN 4701. Business and Society (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3240. This course is an examination of current and future issues in business and society with emphasis on the social responsibility of business and future challenges for business in a pluralistic society.

MAN 4720. Strategic Management and Business Policy (3). Prerequisite: FIN 3403, MAN 3240, and MAR 3023. This course is a case analysis of business and management problems for the formulation of managerial strategies and policies.

MAN 4752. Competitive Dynamics (3). Prerequisite: MAN 4720. This course applies the tools and concepts acquired in other business and management courses in a hands-on business simulation of competitive dynamics with an eye toward contemporary, emerging competitive issues confronting business senior executives and owners.

MAN 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.

MAN 4930r. Special Studies in Business (1–3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours as topics vary.

MAN 4941. Field Study in Management (1–3). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course provides students with on-the-job experience in major area.

MAN 4970r. Honors Thesis (1–6). Prerequisite: Admission to the honors program. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours. Six semester hours of thesis are required to complete honors in the major.

Graduate Courses

GEB 5907r. Special Studies in Business (1–3).

GEB 5944r. Graduate Internship (1–6). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 5037. Fundamentals of Management (3).

MAN 5245. Organizational Behavior (3).

MAN 5305. Personnel/Human Resource Management (3).

MAN 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 5907r. Special Studies in Management (1–3).

MAN 5911r. Supervised Research (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 5935r. Special Topics in Management (1–3).

MAN 5940r. Supervised Teaching (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 6275r. Organization Behavior I: Literature (1–3).

MAN 6306. Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Management (3).

MAN 6911r. Supervised Research (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 6917. Doctoral Seminar in Management Research: Research Design (3).

MAN 6932. Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management I: Literature (3).

MAN 6933r. Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Behavior: Special Topics (3).

MAN 6934. Doctoral Seminar in Management Research: Data Analysis (3).

MAN 6941r. Supervised Teaching (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 6979. Doctoral Seminar in Research (3).

For listings relating to graduate coursework for thesis, dissertation, and master's and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.