Business Management Major

The Management major is focused on the development of the necessary skills to lead others, work well in teams, think entrepreneurially, and develop a strategic vision. Most of the complex problems we face in the business world today, whether they impact business or society at large, require the coordination of individuals, teams, and organizations to arrive at a solution. In management we strive to have our students ready to solve todays and tomorrows complex business problems.

The Department of Management offers two core courses; managerial and interpersonal behaviors (MGMT 3101) and strategic management (MGMT 4900) along with elective courses in international business, entrepreneurship, management consulting, venture consulting, negotiations, managing a diverse workforce, and managing human capital. Students may follow the entrepreneurship concentration curriculum, or choose to pursue an area of emphasis in managing consulting, human capital management, or international business.

Current Management Plan of Study (2017-18).pdf

Previous Management Plans of Study

 

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Entrepreneurial companies are at the core of economies throughout the world. In the United States, as well as in the State of Connecticut, entrepreneurial firms employ nearly 60% of our workforce, account for 66% of all job growth, and produce half of our country’s gross domestic product. Some of the world’s largest companies are privately-held and family run. The concentration in Entrepreneurship recognizes this significant trend and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities, such as starting their venture; taking over, or increasing involvement in their family’s business; opening a new franchise; or working in an existing entrepreneurial firm. Companies also value employees who can think entrepreneurially as those who can start up a new division or move a product into a new market.

Management majors may choose to pursue a concentration in Entrepreneurship by completing the courses outlined in the Plan of Study which include:

MGMT 3234 – Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion
MGMT 3235 – Venture Planning, Management, and Growth 
MGMT 4271
– Venture Consulting

For their additional management elective credits they may want to include, but are not limited to:

MGMT 3892 – Entrepreneurial Business Development
MGMT 3236 – Managerial Negotiations

 

Management Concentration

The Management Concentrations allows the student to customize their studies into one of 3 areas of emphasis:  Management Consulting, Human Capital Management, or International Business.  Management Consulting provides students with the tools, concepts, and frameworks necessary to understand today’s complex strategic and management issues, and how to structure and solve organizational problems to enhance business performance.  Enhancing employee performance is the focus of Human Capital Management. Students following this emphasis acquire the fundamental skills required to increase individual, team, and organizational performance, and leverage opportunities within today’s complex, global business workforce.  Student who focus their studies on International Business will examine the opportunities and challenges of the global economy, helping students understand the strategies and behaviors of multinational enterprises, and gain basic knowledge of international trade and investment operations.

Management majors may focus their studies in the areas of Management Consulting, Human Capital Management or International Business by selecting their courses from the following recommended bundles:

Management Consulting

MGMT 3236 – Managerial Negotiations
MGMT 3237 – Managing Human Capital
MGMT 3882 – Management of Entrepreneurial Consulting
MGMT 3234 – Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion
MGMT 4271 – Venture Consulting

Human Capital Management

MGMT 3237 – Managing Human Capital
MGMT 3239 – Managing a Diverse Workforce
MGMT 3225 – International Business
MGMT 3236 – Managerial Negotiations
MGMT 3234 – Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion

International Business

MGMT 3225 – International Business
MGMT 3239 – Managing a Diverse Workforce
MGMT 3236 – Managerial Negotiations
MGMT 3237 – Managing Human Capital
MGMT 4893 – Foreign Study (Study Abroad) – up to 6 credits

 

Student Organizations

Business Management Society

The Business Management Society (BMS) is a student-run organization that aims to unite students across campus interested in becoming future leaders. Students have access to guest speakers who grant insightful information about the field of management, as well as team-building activities and real-world case studies to further develop their leadership, problem-solving, communication, and presentation skills. In addition, BMS provides students with the opportunity to build lasting connections with other members and network with a variety of companies, giving students an advantage when applying for jobs and internships.

International Business Society (IBS)

The International Business Society is a student organization which aims to advance the intellectual and professional lives of students interested in international business. Since its inception in Fall 2008, our organization has strived to foster global perspectives through the coordination of guest speakers, media, and social activities.

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) focuses on Human Resources (HR) and providing students who are interested, HR opportunities to gain insight about their path of interest. As a member of our SHRM chapter on campus, individuals will have multiple opportunities including:  outstanding conferences on various Human Resource management topics, discounts on top-selling HR books; and numerous awards programs, HR magazines, annual conference, HR job & internships, merit awards, excellent speakers with ample experience.

UConn Consulting Group (UCG)

The UConn Consulting Group was founded on the belief that given the resources and training, students can make a meaningful impact on the UConn community and achieve their career goals.  UCG gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience providing strategy consulting services to UConn organizations, local businesses, and corporations. We are led by UConn alumni who have gone on to graduate from top MBA programs and work at premier consulting firms.

Women in Business (WIB)

Women in Business is a student-run organization that seeks to foster students’ personal and professional development, specifically that of women. The purpose of the organization is to bridge students’ professional goals and ambitions with that of personal life. The organization does so by raising awareness of the many issues that women face in the professional business world. More importantly, the organization seeks to help students gain networking opportunities with corporate leaders, panel discussion and workshops to help them prepare for success.

 

Education Abroad

The Education Abroad Program offers many opportunities for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of international business, culture, and foreign language. Students who plan to work abroad or in a multinational corporation should definitely consider participating in foreign study.  Programs which specifically include approved MGMT credits include the Paderno Del Grappa Business Program in Italy, University of Warwick, England, University College, Dublin, Ireland Business Program, University of Melbourne, Australia, National University of Singapore, Fudan University, China, University of Hong Kong, China, University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China, Yonsei University, South Korea and the Semester at Sea, University of Virginia.  Interested students should contact the department regarding study abroad scholarships available through the Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) for students who are pursuing the International Business emphasis.

 

Specific criteria pertaining to admission to the School, degree requirements, major requirements and course descriptions can be found in the UConn Undergraduate Catalog. Also, see the School of Business Undergraduate Programs Office website.