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Management Major

The management major will challenge students to apply their learning in individual and team projects in class as well as outside of the classroom. Management majors get foundational knowledge in: 

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
  • Law/Regulation
  • Strategy

Breech management students are prepared for careers in the profit and non-profit sectors, or to further their education in graduate or law school.


Program Requirements

Students pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) with a major in accounting are required to complete the following course requirements:

Drury CORE
39-43 hours*
BBA Tool Courses
25 hours
BBA Core Courses
21 hours
Management Major Requirements
16 hours
Electives
16-20 hours
Total BBA hours:
124-128 hours

*Drury CORE hours have been reduced from 45-49 to 39-43 as credit hours (6-7) are included in the BBA Tool Courses hours.

Breech Admission Policy

BBA Tool Courses:
All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in management are required to complete the following tool courses:

ACCT 209: Principles of Accounting
3 credit hours

Introduces the student to the role of accounting in a global society. Principles and concepts of financial accounting. Analysis of accounting statements, and accounting cycles and procedures: receivables, inventories and fixed assets.

ACCT 210: Accounting for Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Day -  ACCT 209, MGMT 170.  CCPS - ACCT 209, GSTU 210 or GSTU 211.
This course provides an introduction to concepts essential to managerial decision?making as well as the tools and techniques of financial statement analysis with an emphasis on the use of financial statements for external and internal decision?making. Among the topics covered are profitability and ratio analysis, cash flows analysis, present value, inventory costing, cost?volume?profit analysis, variance calculation, and budgeting.

ECON 201: Basic Economic Theory
4 credit hours

Students will be introduced to the way market economies deal with the universal problems of resource scarcity. They will use economic models to evaluate market processes and government policies. The course provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics.

MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  One year of high school algebra. 
A course to acquaint the student with the basic ideas and language of statistics including such topics such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic experimental design, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and test of hypotheses, and analysis of variance.

MGMT 103: Business Foundations
3 credit hours

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of business enterprise and economics. Introduction to the functions of a business organization. Basic research methods, written and oral reports, discussion of current business, and economic developments. Global business awareness.

MGMT 170: Computer Proficiency Exam
0 credit hours

Students completing a major in accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing; or a minor in business administration, are expected to possess computer proficiency in critical business productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheet and presentation). Competency will be assessed through the administration of a proficiency exam. S/U grading. Course fee required.

MGMT 240: Developing Your Personal Brand
3 credit hours

This course helps prepare for professional internships, full-time jobs opportunities, and graduate school acceptance. You will learn about how to develop a personal brand that set you apart from other applicants. After identifying careers that will be personally and professionally satisfying, you will develop techniques for effectively searching and obtaining these careers.

MGMT 228: Analytical Methods
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  MGMT 170MATH 227
Study of common techniques for quantitative analysis and decision making including probability distributions, forecasting models, multivariate correlation and regression, linear programming, queuing analysis and simulation. Team and individual research and problem solving, report writing and oral presentations. Critical evaluation of assumptions in decision making including qualitative considerations.

MGMT 250: Management Information Systems
3 credit hours

An introduction to the study of the design and application of management information systems in business.

BBA Core Courses: 
All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in management are required to complete the following core courses:

MGMT 480: Professional Business Experience
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business Administration, minimum 2.5 GPA, and junior or senior standing; or permission from the Breech Dean. 
Internship experience for students majoring in economics, finance, management, or marketing. (Students majoring in Accounting should register for ACCT 480). Includes one in-class meeting time each week during the semester for discussions pertaining to professionalism in the workplace environment. S/U grading.

FINC 331: Corporate Finance
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ACCT 210, MGMT 228, and admission to Breech School of Business.
This course is an investigation of the study of corporate finance and its implications. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, cash flow, taxes, the financial environment, interest rates, risk and return, time value of money, and the valuation of stocks, bonds, and firms. The course emphasizes that financial managers must deal with various models, assumptions, and cultures and are often called upon to make decisions based on qualitative as well as quantitative factors.

MGMT 301: Leadership & Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ACCT 210 and admission to Breech School of Business
Introduction to management of organizations, including strategy, leadership and organizational design. Projects in leadership development and evaluation. The project will include a paper and presentation as part of the deliverables.

MGMT 321: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. 
This course is an overview of laws and regulations as they pertain to the business atmosphere. Topical areas include procedural laws and the court system, alternative means of dispute resolution, constitutional law, torts/products liability, business crimes, contracts, sales, forms of business organizations, and employment regulation. Case analysis and ethical implications are discussed in each area.

MGMT 424: Business Simulation Workshop
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. Senior Standing. It is recommended this course be taken concurrently with MGMT 446 and/or final semester prior to graduation. 
The business simulation workshop offers students the opportunity to learn about, and engage in, a competitive business environment via the CapSim business simulator. Students will partner in close teams to develop a deep understanding of general business strategies and tactics, and they will apply this theoretical understanding by managing various functional areas of a simulated manufacturing firm. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles of strategic business management, as well as the decisions that managers make in pursuit of their strategic goals and objectives. Business professionalism constitutes an essential component to the course, as it represents a key success variable in communicating and substantiating business decisions to external business constituents. For this reason, students will make multiple presentations in the course of the semester to one another, as well as to visitors from the business community whenever possible.

MGMT 446: Strategic Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  FINC 331MGMT 301MKTG 337 and admission to Breech School of Business. 
Capstone course. Integrative approach to analysis, using tools and theory from finance, economics, accounting, and marketing. Individual and team projects including oral and written presentations. Emphasis on analytical and strategic reasoning, including critical analysis of company/financial and industry/competitive information. Corporate social responsibility and global business issues also play an important role in this course.

MKTG 337: Marketing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business.
Introduction to effective marketing concepts, strategies, and practices. An analytical approach to recognition of alternative strategic paradigms and their effect on a firm’s marketing. Ethical and social responsibilities of effective domestic and global marketing. Individual and team projects with operating sponsors.

Study Abroad Requirement
Choose one from the following:

MGMT 205: Study Abroad
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in this category will be for a year, semester or stay of at least 21 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) study abroad program in any academic area. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the global business community on a variety of levels: business transactions, travel arrangements and interactions with residents of the host country. Application and prior approval is required. S/U grading.

MGMT 206: Study Abroad - Business/Leadership
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the business/leadership category will be for a stay of at least 14 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) program, with a focus on global business. In this type of study abroad program, students will be exposed to business operations and/or leadership challenges in another country. They will also be expected to have interactions with business executives or other leaders in professional settings. Application and prior approval is required. S/U grading.

MGMT 207: Study Abroad - Service Learning
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the service learning category will be for a stay of at least 7 days. This program would not necessarily require formal enrollment in a University; it would, however, require affiliation with a formal agency/organization or some form of University sponsorship. Students may not complete this program on an individual basis. In this type of study abroad program, students will be focused on an intensive immersive experience and will be interacting almost exclusively with a variety of host country residents while engaged in a community service project. Students will be expected to base this personal interaction on the pursuit of a particular goal. Application and prior approval is required. S/U grading.

MGMT 208: Study Abroad - International Student
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech student abroad requirement. The international student category covers students from outside the United States who are studying business at Drury. Application and prior approval is required. S/U grading.

Management Major Courses:
Students earning a BBA degree with a major in management also must complete the following courses for the major: 

ECON 311: Price Theory
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business
Students will use economic models to explore how free markets can lead to the most efficient use of society’s scarce resources. The problems posed by monopoly and other forms of market failure will be analyzed along with other real-world issues.

MGMT 425: International Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:  MGMT 301 and admission to the Breech School of Business.  
This course explores the distinct challenges of management in an international environment. Topics covered include global environment, national culture, international human resource issues and managing a multinational workforce.

Choose three courses from the following (9 hrs.):

MGMT 340: Project Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 228MGMT 301 and admission to the Breech School of Business. 
A study of management theory particular to the effective organization and leadership of programs and projects. Essential elements of this study include project planning, investments and evaluation, and the management of complex processes. Provides students with the opportunity to work in teams applying project management principles to relevant challenges. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MGMT 356: Negotiation and Organizational Conflict
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:  MGMT 301 and admission to the Breech School of Business.  
This course introduces theory and process of negotiation and other methods of conflict management. Students will also gain hands-on experience through extensive use of two-party simulations, cases, and discussions. Representative topics include negotiation, group decision making, and alternate forms of conflict resolution.

MGMT 373: Human Resource Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  MGMT 301 and admission to Breech School of Business
A survey of the major human resource management functions including planning, staffing, training and development, performance management, compensation, health, safety and security, and employee and labor relations.

MGMT 374: Employment Laws and Regulations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 301 and admission to the Breech School of Business. 
This course should give students the opportunity to learn legislation and common law that applies to employers and employees. The course will examine all existing federal employment laws including but not limited to the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disability Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standard Act as well as some state laws such as state worker’s compensation laws and some state discrimination regulation. The course will include learning the applicable regulations for enforcement of such laws.

MGMT 476: Nonprofit Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. 
This course is designed to support the arts administration major, but is an appropriate elective for several majors such as management, strategic communication, or organizational and leadership communication. The focus of the course is on the development and ongoing operation of nonprofit organizations, particularly those involved in the arts. Incorporation, taxation, financial reporting, marketing, donor database management, contracting and personnel issues are examples of topics covered.

MGMT 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics
1-3 credit hours

Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.


Student Learning & Engagement

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Management is about organizing and coordinating work, setting goals and developing strategies. But management is also about acting with integrity, exercising leadership, and raising the bar of professional practice.  Managers work in all types of industries and all sizes of organizations. 

  • Professional manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Project manager
  • Retail manager
  • Financial services manager

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Drury’s Management program find employment with organizations like Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cerner, Citigroup, Daymon Worldwide, Edward Jones Investment, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Our students are prepared for careers in the profit and non-profit sector.  Regional, national, and international employers include:  Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cerner, Citigroup, Daymon Worldwide, Edward Jones Investment, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Often, our students choose to further their education, and a management degree from Breech has prepared graduates for success in graduate or Law school at places such as:


Continue Your Education With Drury's MBA Program

Seamlessly continue your education towards a Master in Business Administration from Drury. A few highlights of the program include:

  • MBA program can be completed in one, two, or four year sequences
  • All courses are offered in the evenings (6 - 8:45 p.m.)
  • The curriculum is customizable to students’ needs
  • Week-long trip to an international business destination (usually Greece or China)

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