Authors

Faculty Senate

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-23-2019

Abstract

This proposal includes a change in the name of the undergraduate business program from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration to a Bachelor of Science in Management, and a realignment of the curriculum to better address the intent of the management program. The name change better reflects the intent of a focus on educating managers as opposed to a focus in specific business disciplines. In particular, the Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) will consist of a rigorous core of management knowledge with emphasis on application; integrating knowing and doing by targeting academic preparation to professional development through coordination with cooperative educational experiences. The BSM will also feature preparation in Systems Management as an approach to fostering integrative understanding of the work of managers in today’s increasingly complex business environment. Additionally, students will have four alternatives for concentration of elective courses from other undergraduate programs at Kettering, as well as resources within the School of Management. These concentrations leverage strengths at Kettering University while also allowing students to significantly personalize their educational experience.

The current curriculum:

First Year Experience

CILE-101 First Year Foundations 1

General Education

COMM-101 Written & Oral Communication I 4

COMM-301 Written & Oral Communication II 4

ECON-201 Economic Principles 4

LS-201 Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition 4

LS-489 Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues 4

Advanced Humanities Elective 4

Advanced Comm, Humanities or Social Science Elective 4

Advanced Social Science Elective 4

Credit Hours Subtotal: 33

Engineering, Mathematics and Science

MATH-291 Mathematics Special Topics—Calculus 1 for Business

Basic Science Elective 4

Science or Engineering Elective 4

Credit Hours Subtotal: 16

Business Core

BUSN-101 Business Decision Making 4

BUSN-102 Intro to Business Methods 4

BUSN-152 Information Systems 4

BUSN-211 Management Concepts 4

BUSN-212 Organizational Behavior 4

BUSN-221 Financial Accounting 4

BUSN-222 Managerial Accounting 4

BUSN-271 Statistics for Business 4

BUSN-272 Quantitative Business Analysis 4

BUSN-331 Financial Management 4

BUSN-332 Financial Markets 4

BUSN-341 Introduction to Marketing 4

BUSN-342 Product Marketing Management 4

BUSN-361 Lean Operations Management 4

BUSN-362 Lean Supply Chain Management 4

BUSN-371 Business Analytics 4

BUSN-382 Introduction to Strategy 2

BUSN-383 Strategy Integration I 2

BUSN-401 International Business 4

BUSN-402 Business Law 4

BUSN-411 Project Management 4

BUSN-482 Advanced Strategy 2

BUSN-483 Strategy Integration II 2

BUSN-484 Business Design Project 4

ECON-342 Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics 4

or ECON-344 Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation

Credit Hours Subtotal: 92

Electives

Business Electives Any business courses for which the student has the prerequisites 8

Free Electives Any courses for which the student has the prerequisites 8

Credit Hours Subtotal: 16

Culminating Undergraduate Experience

CILE-400 Culminating Undergraduate Experience: Thesis 2 4

Total Credit Hours 161

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The proposed curriculum (New additions denoted with +, course proposal forms attached for new courses, denoted with *):

First Year Experience

CILE-101 First Year Foundations 1

General Education

COMM-101 Written & Oral Communication I 4

COMM-301 Written & Oral Communication II 4

ECON-201 Economic Principles 4

LS-201 Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition 4

LS-489 Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues 4

Advanced Humanities Elective 4

Advanced Comm., Humanities or Social Science Elective 4

Advanced Social Science Elective 4

Credit Hours Subtotal: 33

Engineering, Mathematics and Science

MATH-291 Mathematics Special Topics—Calculus 1 for Business 4

Science Elective 4

Credit Hours Subtotal: 8

Business Core

*MGMT-101 Managing Project Teams for Customer Value Creation 4

*MGMT-102 Introduction to Systems Management 4

BUSN-152 Management Information Systems 4

+IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design & Manufacturing 4 (New addition to the curriculum)

MGMT-104 Management Concepts 4 (Re-designated as Management and renumbered from 211 to 104)

MGMT-205 Organizational Behavior 4 (Re-designated as Management and renumbered from 212 to 205)

BUSN-206 Introduction to Marketing 4 (Renumbered from 341 to 206)

BUSN-222 Managerial Accounting 4

BUSN-271 Statistics for Business 4

MGMT-310 Project Management 4 (Re-designated as Management and renumbered from 411 to 310)

*MGMT-312 Systems Simulation 4

BUSN-331 Financial Management 4

*MGMT-314 Financial Statement Analysis 4

*MGMT-313 Marketing Research 4 (Revised to incorporate a research focus)

*MGMT-362 Operations & Supply Chain Management 4 (Combined an overview of Operations and Supply Chain Management)

BUSN-371 Business Analytics 4

BUSN-401 International Business 4

BUSN-402 Business Law 4

*MGMT-417 Managerial Leadership 4

*MGMT-482 Strategic Management 4

*MGMT-484 Business Consulting Project 4

ECON-342 Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics 4

or ECON-344 Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation

Credit Hours Subtotal: 88

Electives

In consultation with your advisor, select one of the following concentrations (Each concentration is comprised of four electives approved by the advisor):

  • Technology (Electives including approved courses from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science)

  • Business Analytics (Electives including approved courses from, Computer Science, Liberal Studies, and Business)

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Electives including approved courses from Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Business)

  • Sustainable Solutions for Enterprise (Electives, including approved courses from Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Business)

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Electives, including BUSN-303 New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship, BUSN-304 Intrapreneurship and Innovation Development, and Business, Economics, and Engineering)

Credit Hours Subtotal: 16

Business Elective Any business course for which the student has the prerequisites 4

Free Electives Any courses for which the student has the prerequisites 8

Credit Hours Subtotal: 12

Culminating Undergraduate Experience

CILE-400 Culminating Undergraduate Experience: Thesis 2 4

Total Credit Hours 161

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Impact on existing minors:

The listings below provide the current catalog information for the Business Minors, and the updated listings reflecting the impact of the proposed course changes. The courses impacted are indicated in italics, and the specific changes are further indicated in bold type.

Current Business Minor:

ECON-201

Economic Principles

4

Economics Elective 300 or higher

4

BUSN-211

Management Concepts

4

BUSN-222

Managerial Accounting

4

BUSN-341

Introduction to Marketing

4

Select one of the following:

4

MATH-258

Probability and Statistics

MATH-327

Mathematical Statistics I

MATH-330

Biostatistics

Select one of the following:

4

BUSN-331

Financial Management

BUSN-332

Financial Markets

Select one of the following:

4

BUSN-152

Information Systems

BUSN-303

New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship

BUSN-304

Intrapreneurship and Innovation Development

BUSN-411

Project Management

Total Credit Hours

32

Updated Business Minor:

ECON-201

Economic Principles

4

Economics Elective 300 or higher

4

MGMT-104

Management Concepts

4

BUSN-222

Managerial Accounting

4

BUSN-206

Introduction to Marketing

4

Select one of the following:

4

MATH-258

Probability and Statistics

MATH-327

Mathematical Statistics I

MATH-330

Biostatistics

Select one of the following:

4

BUSN-331

Financial Management

MGMT-314

Financial Statement Analysis

Select one of the following:

4

BUSN-152

Information Systems

BUSN-303

New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship

BUSN-304

Intrapreneurship and Innovation Development

MGMT-310

Project Management

Total Credit Hours

32

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Current Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor:

ECON-201

Economic Principles

4

Economics Elective 300 or higher

4

BUSN-303

New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship

4

BUSN-304

Intrapreneurship and Innovation Development

4

Select one of the following:

4

MATH-258

Probability and Statistics

MATH-327

Mathematical Statistics I

Select two of the following:

8

BUSN-211

Management Concepts

BUSN-222

Managerial Accounting

BUSN-331

Financial Management

or BUSN-332

Financial Markets

BUSN-341

Introduction to Marketing

BUSN-402

Business Law

Total Credit Hours

28

Updated Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor:

ECON-201

Economic Principles

4

Economics Elective 300 or higher

4

BUSN-303

New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship

4

BUSN-304

Intrapreneurship and Innovation Development

4

Select one of the following:

4

MATH-258

Probability and Statistics

MATH-327

Mathematical Statistics I

Select two of the following:

8

MGMT-104

Management Concepts

BUSN-222

Managerial Accounting

BUSN-331

Financial Management

or MGMT-314

Financial Statement Analysis

BUSN-206

Introduction to Marketing

BUSN-402

Business Law

Total Credit Hours

28

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Initial listing of potential electives:

Technology Concentration:

ECE 101

IME 200

MECH 100

MECH 527

IME 408

IME 409

IME 463

IME 465

IME 471

IME 472

IME 476

IME 499

BUSN 499

CS

CHEM

Sustainable Solutions for Enterprise Concentration:

SSCI-314

BIOL 311

MECH 527

BUSN 433

BUSN 499

BIOL 499

Supply Chain and Logistics Management Concentration:

BUSN 362

IME 321

IME 351

IME 452

IME 453

BUSN 456

BUSN 499

Business Analytics Concentration:

IME211

CS 101

CS 102

CS 231

CS 300

CS 341

CS 351

CS 455

CS 461

CS 481

BUSN 272

BUSN 456

COMM 401

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration:

BUSN-303

BUSN-304

BUSN 433

BUSN 499

ECON 352

ECON 499

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