Business Management

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To run a successful business in the twenty-first century, leaders must be equipped to tackle many difficult challenges. These challenges include managing in a complex, dynamic environment of technological and social change, global competition, and workforce diversity.In response to these challenges, leaders are developing new approaches to the design of their organizations, including global strategies, multi-firm networks, and self-managing systems. They are also developing new tools for leading in a constantly changing environment.As business changes in every way, shape, and form, some components remain the same. One thing that never changes is the need for creative and efficient management – of people within an organization, of the organization itself, and of the organization in the global marketplace.


Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Business Management major consists of 51 s.h. distributed as follows:

Reeves School of Business Foundation Core Requirements

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Reeves School of Business Professional Core Requirements

  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4700 Business Policy & Strategy (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Additional Required Courses

  • BUS 3420 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3750 Human Resource Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3910 Negotiation (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4500 Management Science (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3250 Theories and Techniques of Leadership (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select 6 s.h. from the following courses (Note: An elective course for any Reeves School of Business major may only be used to meet the requirements of one major. A required course in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major):

  • BUS 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3100 Management Information Systems (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3150 Business and Society or BUS 3200 Business Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3310 Fundamentals in International Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3760 Compensation Benefits (3 s.h.)
  • BUS/LAW 3770 Employment Law (3 s.h.)
  • BUS/LAW 3780 Labor Relations Law (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4850 Special Topics (must be management-related and approved by the department chair or RSB Dean) (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4990 Independent Study in Business Administration (3 s.h.)

Available Concentrations for Business Management Majors


Minor Requirements

The Business Management minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • BUS 3420 Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3750 Human Resource Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3910 Negotiation (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3250 Theories and Techniques of Leadership (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select two courses (6 s.h.) from the following:

  • BUS 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3100 Management Information Systems (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3150 Business and Society (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3200 Business Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3310 Fundamentals in International Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3760 Compensation Benefits (3 s.h.)
  • BUS/LAW 3770 Employment Law (3 s.h.)
  • BUS/LAW 3780 Labor Relations Law (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4500 Management Science
  • BUS 4850 Special Topics (must be management related and approved by the department chair or RSB Dean) (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4990 Independent Study in Business Administration (3 s.h.)

Accreditation

ACBSP Accredited SealThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

Contact the Business Management Program

Dr. Matt Dobra

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting, Business Administration & Management; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
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Dr. Matt Dobra
Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting, Business Administration & Management; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics

B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans; Ph.D., George Mason University

Bio:

Matt Dobra holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Monash University, and a B.A. in History from Loyola University, New Orleans.  He is currently Associate Professor of Economics in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  His primary research interests lie in the fields of resource economics, public economics, and political economy.

Teaching Philosophy:

“The First Law of College Teaching: Any professor who, subject to the restraints of common sense and common decency, does not seize every opportunity to offend the sensibilities of his students is insulting and cheating them, and is no college professor at all” -- Eugene Genovese

Web Site:

https://sites.google.com/site/mattdobra

 

(910) 480-8455
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