Management, Marketing, and Information Systems / Rankin College of Business
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Career options are almost limitless for a graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Options include positions in human resource management, retail management, supply chain operations, manufacturing management, small business management, nonprofit management, and more. Entry-level management positions often require new hires to go through company-specific management training programs and to serve as assistant managers before being promoted to higher levels.
In the first two years of a four-year business degree, students take a broad range of classes. Upper-level courses include advanced business courses that are taken by all business majors and major-specific courses that allow Management students to specialize in their areas of interest.
- All Management majors take courses in leadership and ethics, entrepreneurship, human resource management, supply chain management, and total quality management.
- Because management is such a broad area, Management majors are encouraged to choose courses that fit their career goals. They may choose nine hours of electives from the following: upper-level courses from any department in the Rankin College of Business, industrial psychology from the Behavioral Sciences department, and/or work analysis from Engineering.
- Students are assigned to advisors who are members of the RCB management faculty to help with class scheduling, professional mentoring, and career placement.
The Rankin College of Business has a strong record of job placement for graduates in all fields, and management majors are no exception. Management students are given the foundational knowledge needed for careers in Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Small Business Management, and any number of supervisory positions.
- Matthew Pierce (BBA 2018) Production Specialist at Southern Marketing Affiliates
- Justin Richmond (BBA 2016) Inventory Coordinator, Lanxess ESA
- De’Marcus Talley (BBS 2015) Support Technician at Murphy USA
- Hillary Stone (BBA 2013) Management Analyst, Production Planning/Scheduling at Aerojet Rocketdyne
- Otis Tramble (BBA 2011, MBA 2013) Hiring and Training Coordinator at Best Buy
- Jason Sands (BBA 2005) Global Remote Delivery Tools Development Group at Global Solutions
- Nick Watson (BBA 2003) Production Supervisor at Southern Aluminum
- Chris Otwell (BBA 1996) Production Services Superintendent at Commercial Metals
- Student organizations like Phi Beta Lambda, ENACTUS, Emerging Entrepreneurs, the Finance and Economics Society, and the Business Student Investment Advisory Council provide opportunities for fun, leadership, and networking
- Guest lectures and workshops conducted by business professionals and recognized speakers
- Student travel both within and outside the region and the US: Recent trips included tours of financial institutions in New York and Chicago, advertising agencies in Dallas and Chicago, and Arkansas businesses like Walmart, Tyson, and J.B. Hunt and international destinations such as Costa Rica.
- The Arkansas Small Business Development and Technology Center is located on the first floor of the business building. The center offers seminars and other resources that are free to students and houses the Entrepreneurship Center.
The Rankin College of Business is AACSB certified. All upper level professors are required to hold doctorates from AACSB certified universities or to have significant professional experience in the areas in which they teach.
- Graduates from the College of Business can communicate effectively.
- Our graduates are prepared to be socially responsible citizens.
- Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
- Our graduates can use technology effectively in their fields.
- Our graduates have content knowledge in their chosen fields and the necessary skills to be successful.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management requires a total of 120 hours. Courses in this program include the following:
- Leadership and Ethics
- Human Resources Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Total Quality Management
Major in Business Administration: Management (BBA)
University General Education – 35 hours
Business Core Curriculum – 54 hours
Management Curriculum – 24 hours
Electives – 5 hours
University Requirement, GSTD 1002 – 2 hours
Note: Business majors may not take FIN 2003 Personal Finance or ECON 2103 Principles of Microeconomics as part of their general education requirements.
Management Curriculum – 24 hours
MGMT 3083 Leadership and Ethics
MGMT 4023 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 4053 Human Resources Management
MGMT 4073 Supply Chain Management
MGMT 4103 Total Quality Management
9 hours selected from the following:
ITEC 3043 Work Analysis
MGMT 3983 Business Internship in Management
PSYC 4023 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Any upper-level business course
Minor in Management – 15 hours
15 hours of upper-level management courses*
(*MGMT 3023 is a prerequisite to the 15-hour curriculum)