Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Academic Programs


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Many business schools offer a program in management. However, few infuse their curriculum with the focus on leadership that occurs in the Davis College of Business (DCOB). At Jacksonville University, a student majoring in management goes  “outside the box” to discover the leader within him(her)self. The program requires the student to first master the business core curriculum, so that they are well grounded in the fundamentals of business.  Students next  learn about the essential ingredients of management to include how  teams, organizations, and major corporations are organized and function effectively. This program particularly emphasizes “people skills” such as human resources,  communications, and  decision making   that employers in today’s marketplace are particularly seeking.
JU Professors are highly qualified, many with both academic and business credentials.  This includes positions such as Vice Presidents and Chief Financial Officers in Fortune 500 companies.  They  bring real-world knowledge and experience into the classroom and challenge their students to learn, but also to apply business knowledge and management techniques in new and interesting ways. Important processes such as decision-making, business analysis, communications, and negotiations are studied and explored.   Expect the unexpected, and be prepared to use leadership qualities and management techniques you didn’t even know you had. With a degree in management from JU, you’ll be ready to tackle management assignments and challenges in all kinds of organizations.

Career Opportunities
JU management graduates have been successful  in a variety of public and private sector roles. DCOB graduates fill a number of executives positions. Some of their employers include CSX, Florida Blue, Georgia Pacific Corporation, LPS Group, and UPS. This degree is a good preparation for an MBA. 
Major Requirements
Students majoring in management must take the Davis College of Business (DCOB) core courses in addition to the following courses:
 Code Course Credit:         
MGT 301 Principles of Management                              3
MGT 326 Business, Ethics and Government                 3
 MGT 360 The Management of Human Resources     3
 MGT 408 Organizational Design                                     3
 and Change Management
 MGT 412 Executive Leadership and                             3
 Communication Seminar
                 One (1) business elective course numbered 300 or      3
                 above from outside the DCOB core and major
                                                                                        TOTAL:    18

Minor Requirements
A minor in management requires that the student take MGT 310: Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills, and nine (9) credit hours of additional management courses chosen with the written approval of a management faculty member.

Courses chosen for the management minor must be made from the following management courses:
Code Course Credit:          
MGT 301 Principles of Management                              3
MGT 320 Leadership                                                         3
MGT 360 The Management of Human Resources      3
DSIM 370 Management of Information Technology                 3
MGT 408 Organizational Design and                              3
Change Management
MGT 412 Executive Leadership and                              3
Communication Seminar
DSIM 350 Project and Operations Management         3
                                                                       TOTAL:      9
DCOB Core Requirements
These courses are to be taken during the freshman and sophomore year:
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
MGT 308 Business Communications WI/SI 5
MGT 321 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 1, 2, 5
DSIM 203 Applied Business & Econ Analysis 5
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 5
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 5
MATH 112 Modern App of Mathematics 4, 5
These courses should be taken only when student has attained junior status:
DSIM 301 Business Statistics
DSIM 305 Quantitative Business Methods
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 1
INB 303 Competing in the Global Environment
MGT 310 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
MGT 320 Leadership
DSIM 370 Management of Information Tech 1,3
MKG 301 Principles of Marketing 
These courses should be taken only when student has attained senior status:
DSIM 350 Project & Operations Management 1
MGT 432  Business Strategy Venture Dev 1   
1. Except  AVO majors
2. Except  AVM  majors
3. Accounting majors take ACCT 370 instead of
   DSIM 370.
4. MATH 112 or any higher-level mathematics (MATH) course that includes Calculus will fulfill this Core requirement.
5. A “C” (2.0) or better is required in each of the DCOB core courses in order to use these courses as part of the core requirement for all business majors.​