Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Curriculum

Management




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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.

The courses in this major are designed to provide the student with an understanding of the application of management concepts from the basic principles to the development of the organizational objectives and the strategies necessary to achieve these objectives. The critical skills of working with people, the effective behavior of people in organizations, the development of management information systems, the efficient operation of an organization – all from the systems viewpoint – are stressed in this area. 

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

A major in management requires that the student complete the University and Davis College of Business Core requirements in addition to the following courses:

Courses Course Credit

MGT 301 Principles of Management

MGT 326 Business, Ethics and Government

3

3

MGT 360 The Management of Human Resources 3
MGT 408 Organizational Design and Change Management 3

MGT 412 Executive Leadership and Communication Seminar

XXX xxx Business Elective (1)*

3

 

3

Total:

 

*Business Elective must be at the 300 level or higher outside the Davis College of Business core and major requirements

18

Minor Requirements

A minor in management requires the following management courses:

Courses Course Credit

MGT 310 Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills

Choose three (3) 3-credit courses from the following:

MGT 301 Principles of Management

3

  

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 Change Management 3
MGT 412 Executive Leadership and Communication Seminar 3
DSIM 350 Project and Operations Management

3

9

Total: 12

Students in the College of Business majoring in other areas may apply MGT 310 and DSIM 350 against the requirements of a business management minor (except as noted: a course taken as part of a major cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.)​

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