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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management, B.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Michael J. Payne
Office: R-304
Phone: (414) 277-7589
Email: paynemj@msoe.edu

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management prepares individuals to lead people and processes using the latest and technology. The program responds to businesses that need people who can use technology, work together creatively and think innovatively.

The business management program capitalizes on MSOE’s long history of combining theory and practice, along with 50 years of experience providing technology-rich business education. Students learn core business concepts and put them into practice by solving today’s business problems in “real-world” project experiences. Specialized areas of study in the program include: marketing and entrepreneurship, operations management, healthcare management, and managerial leadership. 

Students entering the program from high school are accepted into the program starting freshman year. In addition to studying a range of business management subjects, the program requires students to participate in a professional internship. Students work at companies such as Apexx Marketing, Assurant Health, Aurora Health, Brady Corp., Direct Supply, Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, and Rockwell Automation, to name a few.

MSOE’s Rader School of Business is the difference in business education. Classes are small, which encourages interaction and networking. Professors bring business experience into the classroom, along with a passion for teaching.  What is taught in the classroom can be applied immediately to the workplace. An uncompromising approach to quality provides a meaningful education that carries value well beyond graduation. Individuals with an MSOE degree are highly sought by employers around the world.

The degree is available to traditional full-time undergraduate students, and flexible plans of study are also available for working professionals. For those with an associate degree, the transfer plan grants junior standing to qualified individuals. Courses in the program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes may be taken during the day or evening, with several options for blended Internet classes available each academic term.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the business management program:

  • Excel in leadership positions.
  • Are recognized as experts in at least one business function and are knowledgeable about multiple functions of business.
  • Possess superior technical skills and integrate technology to facilitate and improve business.
  • Are effective communicators and exhibit strong interpersonal skills with particular appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Engage in life-long learning that enables them to continually improve business processes and practices.

Student Outcomes

Upon completing the business management program, students will:

  • Have generalized skills in accounting with the ability to create, analyze and evaluate financial data and reports.
  • Possess knowledge of economics and economic systems that lead to the application of economic models in problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate managerial competence related to business process, organizational behavior and strategic business management.
  • Apply the tools of quantitative business to effectively analyze and create solutions to business problems and opportunities.
  • Understand information systems and have skills to use and integrate technological tools and systems to management and improve business.
  • Have knowledge of business finance with the skills to make effective business choices.
  • Be skilled at business marketing and have the capacity to create and implement strategic market approaches.
  • Exhibit a commitment to moral, ethical, and social responsibility in their business management decisions.
  • Demonstrate awareness and strategic thinking that reflects a global business perspective.

View Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Business Management Model Traditional Full-time Track - V2.0


Year One


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Two


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Winter Q5


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring Q6


Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Year Three


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credit

Winter Q8


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring Q9


Total: 13 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Four


Fall Q10


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Winter Q11


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring Q12


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Note:


1 Students must complete a minimum of FOUR natural science credits. The specific course selection MUST be approved by the curriculum advisor AND must have a lab.

2 BM Traditional Full-time Track requires students complete at 18 credits of humanities (HU) and social science (SS) electives. At least SIX credits must be HU and at least SIX credits must be SS.  

BM Traditional Full-time Track requires students complete at least 30 concentration elective credits. At least SIX courses must be from the specialty course list. Courses are chosen in consultation with an advisor.

 BM Traditional Full-time Track requires students to complete at least THREE credits within MSOE’s General Education Requirement.  This elective may be from Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Social Sciences or Professional Preparedness. This courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

5 Management Internship Experience is not required for students who can show evidence of an internship experience appropriate to their professional development related to the BM program. One elective will be substituted with consent of advisor.

Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter or 24 semester credits or more are expected to complete OR 301 Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S Transfer Orientation Seminar.

Business Management 2 + 2 Degree Completion Option, Model Full-time Track V3.0 (see note 1)


Year One


Fall


Total: 14 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 13 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Summer


Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Year Two


Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Winter


Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Spring


Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Summer


Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 9 credits

Note


1 The BSBM+2 is a degree completion program and requires an associate degree from a regional accredited institution or 60 semester/90 quarter credits of college course work for admission. Previous study must include specific courses in: computer methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business law, college mathematics, one course in sciences (with lab), English composition, technical composition, speech, and two courses in humanistic studies. Additional time for completion will be added to the BSBM+2 if any of these requirements are missing.

2 BSBM+2 students must complete at least THREE credits within MSOE’s General Education Requirement.  This elective may be from Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Social Sciences or Professional Preparedness. This courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor. 

3 BSBM+2 students must complete at least TWELVE concentration elective CREDITS. Concentration electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor. See the prescribed concentration course list for options.

4BSBM+2 students must complete at least NINE credits of humanities and social science (HU/SS) electives. Combined with previous study, students must demonstrate a balance in the number of HU and SS designated courses completed. The specific number of HU or SS credits will be determined upon admission. 

Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter or 24 semester credits or more are expected to complete OR 301 Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S Transfer Orientation Seminar.

 

Business Management 2 + 2 Degree Completion Option, Model Part-time Track V3.0 (see note 1)


Year One


Year Two


Summer


Year Two Total: 26 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 27 credits


Year Three


Fall


Winter


Spring


Summer


Year Three Total: 24 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 24 credits


Year Four


Winter


Spring


Year Four Total: 21 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 21 credits


Note


1 The BSBM+2 is a degree completion program and requires an associate degree from a regional accredited institution or 60 semester/90 quarter credits of college course work for admission. Previous study must include specific courses in: computer methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business law, college mathematics, one course in sciences (with lab), English composition, technical composition, speech, and two courses in humanistic studies. Additional time for completion will be added to the BSBM+2 if any of these requirements are missing.

2 BSBM+2 students must complete at least THREE credits within MSOE’s General Education Requirement.  This elective may be from Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Social Sciences or Professional Preparedness. This courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor. 

3 BSBM+2 students must complete at least TWELVE concentration elective CREDITS. Concentration electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor. See the prescribed concentration course list for options.

4BSBM+2 students must complete at least NINE credits of humanities and social science (HU/SS) electives. Combined with previous study, students must demonstrate a balance in the number of HU and SS designated courses completed. The specific number of HU or SS credits will be determined upon admission. 

Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter or 24 semester credits or more are expected to complete OR 301  Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S  Transfer Orientation Seminar.

Concentrations


Engineering Studies


Students study fundamental engineering concepts to build a solid understanding of engineering design. In addition, business course work develops comprehensive knowledge and skills in writing and evaluating business plans, project management including management of multiple projects, leadership and communications. Graduates are able to apply this knowledge to transform market needs into engineering terms and business plans and integrate engineering solutions into today’s business and social environment (not available to 2+2 transfer students).

Note:


To qualify for an Engineering Studies Concentration, a student must complete nine required engineering courses and four mathematics/science courses listed above. A specific program plan is developed for students pursuing the engineering studies concentration.

Students who qualify may have mathematics and science courses required for the concentration substituted for required business major courses (e.g., MA 262 - Probability and Statistics  may replace MA 340 - Business Statistics ). Note that additional time may be needed to complete all of the concentration requirements if students are missing any prerequisites.

Health Care Management


Students learn about the latest trends, new technologies and advanced techniques in the health and management fields. Leadership skills are developed that create the ability to solve management problems and achieve maximum results. Eighteen credits of elective course work, chosen from the list below, must be completed to satisfy this concentration. Remaining concentration elective credits in the BSBM may be chosen from any 300-400 “MS” or “TC” course.

Managerial Leadership


Students develop a broad-based business understanding with study in accounting and finance, operations management, human resources and marketing. Graduates are adept at leading a wide-array of projects and responding to business opportunities.

Required courses


Eighteen credits of distributed course work must be completed to satisfy concentration electives in the BSBM program. Students must complete six credits from financial management, six credits from marketing and entrepreneurship, and six credits from operations management. Remaining concentration elective credits may be chosen from any 300-400 “MS” or “TC” course.

Marketing and Entrepreneurship


Students develop skills in technical selling, promotional strategies, e-business marketing and business-to-business marketing. Graduates are adept at leading marketing projects and operations in technical environments. Eighteen credits of required course work must be completed to satisfy concentration electives in the BSBM program. Remaining concentration elective credits may be chosen from the recommended list below, or from any 300-400 “MS” or “TC” course.

Operations Management


Students develop skills in supply chain, quantitative management, advanced operations, project management, Lean, Six Sigma and quality. Graduates are adept at leading and improving business processes and operations. Eighteen credits of elective course work, chosen from the list below, must be completed to satisfy this concentration. Remaining concentration elective credits in the BSBM may be chosen from any 300-400 “MS” or “TC” course.

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