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Management Concentration

Program Coordinator
Professor Richard Lowery
Phone: 301-860-3634


The concentration in management is designed to provide students an understanding of management and its roles, tasks, and practices. Emphasis is placed on:

  1. Leadership and the impact of leadership style on organizational efforts.
  2. Proper application of the constantly evolving set of concepts and principles governing organizational effort with regard to people, functions, systems, and processes.
  3. The art and science of analysis and decision-making.

Students may select from three different tracks in this concentration to suit their personal and career interests:

  1. General Management
  2. Staffing and Industrial Relations
  3. Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Professional careers, from management trainee and entry level through middle management, may be pursued in the private or public sectors as well as in not-for-profit organizations.


Managers are responsible for achieving organizational objectives by coordinating resources, methods, materials, machines, systems, and most importantly, the efforts of people.

Managers set objectives, establish policies, plan, organize, direct, communicate, and make decisions. Since their principal concern is solving problems in pursuit of opportunity, they continually define problems and seek solutions.

To be an effective manager, an individual needs a broad knowledge of the practices of management, the workings of business, organizations, and the economy, and the behavior of people. The knowledge obtained in the BS degree program at Bowie State University should qualify the student for a broad range of managerial positions in business organizations. The Bowie State University management concentration offers the unique feature of synthesizing functional areas, skills, practices, and settings.


1.1 Demonstrate ability to effectively articulate specific management issues in writing

1.2 Demonstrate ability to formulate well-written arguments that state assumptions, reasoning, and logic that are supported by evidence

1.3 Demonstrate ability to do written critiques of management literature

2.1 Demonstrate ability to effectively articulate specific managerial/organizational issue orally

2.2 Demonstrate ability to effect an oral presentation of an issue that clearly indicates assumptions and reasoning that are supported by evidence

3.1 Demonstrate ability to apply management business analysis to evaluate specific managerial decision.

3.2 Demonstrate ability to apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative analysis to propose solutions to key issues facing the business enterprise.

4.1 1Demonstrate awareness of current global business issues

4.2 Demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity between and within countries

5.1 Demonstrate ability to use quantitative analysis in areas of business operations

5.2 Demonstrate ability to apply quantitative analysis to as specific business problem 


BUAD 100 Business Math
MGMT 101 Introduction to Business
ACCT 201 Accounting I
ACCT 202 Accounting II
FINA 320 Principles of Finance
MKTG 331 Principles of Marketing
MGMT 241 Principles of Management
MGMT 344 Organizational Behavior
BUAD 350 Business Law I
BUAD 351 Business Law II
MGMT 449 Business Strategy & Policy
ECON 331 Money & Banking I
ECON 351 Business & Economics Statistics I
ECON 483 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
ECON Upper Level Elective (300-400)
MGMT 480 Production & Operations Management

General Management Track

MGMT 345 Principles of Supervision and Leadership
MGMT 347 Management Problems
Core Elective I—Tools
Core Elective II—Tools
Industrial Relations & Staffing Elective: Choose one—MGMT 371, 471, 472, PSYC 403
Small Business /Entrepreneurship Elective: Choose one - MGMT 441, 442; FINA 423
School of Business Elective 1**
School of Business Elective 2**

Industrial Relations and Staffing Track

MGMT 345 Principles of Supervision & Leadership
MGMT 347 Management Problems
MGMT 371 Labor Relations & Law
PSYC 403 Industrial Psychology
MGMT 471 Human Resources Management
MGMT 472 Conflict Management
School of Business Elective 1**
School of Business Elective 2**
School of Business General Elective

Small Business Track

MGMT 345 Principles of Supervision & Leadership
MGMT 347 Management Problems
FINA 423 Small Business Finance
MGMT 441 Entrepreneurship & New Enterprises
Core Elective-Tools: MGMT 371, 471, 472, PSYC 403
School of Business Elective 1**
School of Business Elective 2**
School of Business General Elective
School of Business Electives Any 300 or 400 level ACCT, FINA, BUAD, MGMT, MKTG, ECON, or PUAD course or approved substitute.
General Elective: Students should consult with their advisor to prepare and review their program of study.

**Calculus and computer language courses may be used as School of Business electives.