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 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 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. Mary Kirchner

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7048
Clark 116
Dr. Mary Kirchner
Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting

B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

I honestly believe that every student can learn and use accounting. I love to teach. Different styles of teaching are integrated into my courses to meet the needs of my students. If a student puts forth a reasonable effort, I want that effort to pay off in spades. Learning accounting is an individual accomplishment but requires a team effort.

Research:

Her primary research interest is strategic behavior by individuals in response to social change.

Personal Interests:

Die-hard sports fan, avid cook, swimmer, camper, and international traveler. Leads annual study abroad trip to Guatemala over Spring Break.

(910) 630-7048
Clark 116