Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Department of Management

Donald E. Conlon, Chairperson


Undergraduate Programs

The focus of management is the design, development, control, motivation, and operation of organized activities. At the individual level, it is concerned with topics such as employee motivation and performance, job satisfaction, and employee attitudes.  At the interpersonal level, topics of interest include group behavior, leadership, negotiations, and human resource management strategies related to compensation, staffing, and employee development.  At the firm level, topics include firm performance, strategic decision making, entrepreneurship, and executive behavior.

Management majors follow one of two programs—either a program in management which is broad in scope and aimed at developing the student’s grasp of management functions (planning, organizing, and decision-making) directed toward the management of one’s own business (e.g., entrepreneurship), or a program in human resource management that is more specialized in scope and focuses on staffing, training, development, and compensation.

In addition, students may pursue one of two minors, retail management or sports business management. The minor in retail management provides background in the basic operations of operating retail forms of business. The minor in sports business management draws on courses from across the university in kinesiology, media and information, economics, and history. It provides an overview of the sports industry with an emphasis on the role of business in this industry.
 

 


Management

The management major allows students to explore courses from the several departments within the Broad College. Students enjoy a high degree of flexibility in selecting courses to satisfy the major field of concentration requirement. The student's program of study is designed within the context of the student's personal, academic, and career goals.

Graduates of the management program may seek entry–level positions in business and government which require a breadth of knowledge within the general field of business, as well as specific business–related skills.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management

  1. The graduation requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Management.

    The completion of Mathematics 103 and 124 [referenced in item 2. below] may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Management major is met by completing Management 460.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.
  2. The requirements of The Eli Broad College of Business for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the majors that comprise the Business Administration Programs.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    1. Major Field of Concentration:  A minimum grade–point average of 2.00 in courses in the Major Field of Concentration that consists of courses approved in advance by the student's academic advisor and that must include (15 credits):
      1. MGT    460    Capstone for Management Majors (W) (3)
      2. Four courses at the 300–400 level from Accounting, Finance, General Business and Business Law,  Management, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management, in addition to Management 460.  Two of these courses must be in different areas, excluding Management.  Courses that are used to satisfy BUSINESS CORE PROGRAM requirements [referenced in item 2. of the College's statement on Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the majors that comprise the Business Administration Programs] may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

With the advance approval of their academic advisors, students who wish to emphasize international business may meet the requirements for the Major Field of Concentration by completing General Business and Business Law 460, Management 460, and three additional 300–400 level courses with an international orientation.  Such courses are offered in the departments of Finance, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.


Human Resource Management

Human resource management majors focus on the management of human resources in organizations: on the role and development of the manager as a leader, and on the mission and specific functions of the human resources department.

Courses in the human resource management major, augmented by offerings in psychology, sociology, and economics, prepare the student for two broadly defined career paths. The first, a general managerial orientation designed to build skills in analyzing and effectively dealing with individuals in the work place, concentrates on topics of motivation, organization design, leadership, and development of interpersonal skills. The second orientation provides techniques essential to successful careers in human resources management. It stresses selection and training techniques, human resources planning, compensation, labor relations, and training and evaluation. Neither area is exclusive and exposure to both is often suggested.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in  Human Resource Management

The graduation requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management.

The completion of Mathematics 103 and 124 [referenced in item 2. below] may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.

The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Human Resource Management major is met by completing Management 460.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.

The requirements of The Eli Broad College of Business for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the majors that comprise the Business Administration Programs.

The following requirements for the major:

a. Major Field of Concentration:  A minimum grade–point average of 2.00 in the courses that are listed below (15 credits):
(1) The following course  (3 credits):
MGT 460 Capstone for Management Majors (W) 3
(2) Twelve credits from the following courses (12 credits):
MGT 411 Organizational Staffing 3
MGT 412 Compensation and Reward Systems 3
MGT 413 Personnel Training and Development 3
MGT 414 Diversity in the Workplace 3
MGT 418 Labor-Management Relations 3
MGT 475 Negotiation and Conflict Management 3
MGT 476 Globalization and International Management (D) 3
MGT 490 Independent Study 1 to 3
MGT 491 Special Topics in Human Resource Management 3

 Students may elect to complete more than 3 of the courses that are listed in item 3.a.(2) above with the understanding that the grades earned in such courses will be included in the computation of the grade–point average of courses in the Major Field of Concentration.


Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to provide students with the mindset and skills that will enable them to passionately pursue and engage in opportunities without regard to currently controlled resources.

The minor demonstrates entrepreneurship as an activity that involves the discovery, evaluation, and engagement of opportunities to either solve a problem, or bring about desired change. At its core, the minor prepares students to become change agents. It focuses on two aspects of the entrepreneurial experience: the entrepreneurial mindset and the venture creation process, as well as placing great emphasis on experiential learning. Students completing the minor will have an appreciation of innovation in all aspects of society and an awareness of entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Students will become capable of being effective innovators and change agents in an organization and will develop the execution capability to launch a venture of their own.

The Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is administered by the Department of Management and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. Students who are interested in the minor must contact the MSU Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in The Eli Broad College of Business or visit https://entrepreneurship.msu.edu.

At least 6 credits counted towards the requirements for this minor must be unique. Unique credits must not be used to fulfill another university, college, or major requirement in the student’s program.

Requirements for the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students must complete 15 credits in courses from the following list. A 2.0 grade-point average must be maintained in courses completed for the minor. Students must also complete two Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experiences Options (E&I Experiences Options). At least one of the E&I Experiences Options must be completed in a course that is not being counted toward the 15 credits required for the minor.

1. Complete both of the following courses (6 credits):
CAS 114 Creativity and Innovative Entrepreneurship 3
ESHP 190 The Art of Starting 3
2. Complete 9 credits from the following courses (9 credits):
ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
ACM 271 Introduction to Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 465 Leadership and Innovation for Arts and Cultural Management 3
AL 300 Starting Your Business in the Creative, Visual, and Theatre Arts 2
CAS 214 Social Media and the Start-Up 3
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
CSUS 473 Social Entrepreneurship and Community Sustainability 3
EAD 361 Educational Reform and Policy Analysis 3
EGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 2
EGR 440 Engineering Entrepreneurship 3
ESHP 170 Business Model Development 3
ESHP 230 The Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
ESHP 231 Venture Launch 3
ESHP 380 Entrepreneurship: Planning, Modeling and Adaptive Execution 3
ESHP 480 Entrepreneurship Capstone Experience 3
FI 444 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
GBL 467 Emerging Enterprise Law 3
HB 358 Hospitality Business Ownership 3
HRT 404 Horticulture Management (W) 3
HRT 407 Horticulture Marketing 3
LB 268 The Business of Medicine 3
MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
MGT 352 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Process 3
MI 301 Bringing Media to Market 3
MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
MI 452 Media Entrepreneurship and Business Strategies 3
MI 462 Social Media and Social Computing 3
MI 472 Digital Business and Commerce 3
MI 480 Information and Communication Technologies and Development 3
MI 488 Information and Communication Technology Development Project (W) 3
MKT 355 Entrepreneurship: Strategic Marketing Planning and Launch 3
MKT 410 Product Innovation and Management 3
MKT 420 New Product Design and Development 3
MUS 101 Freshman Seminar: Practical Foundations for Success in Music 1
MUS 496 Your Music Business 1 or 2
PKG 485 Packaging Development 3
PLS 302 Urban Politics 3
REL 185 Introduction to Religion and Nonprofits 3
REL 285 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and Religion 3
TE 201 Current Issues in Education 3
THR 208 Innovation through Improvisation 2
UP 201 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 4
Students who are interested in packaging their elective courses in a focus area may consult the Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship for a list of courses that are approved. See https://entrepreneurship.msu.edu/academics/courses. Several tracks are available. See https://entrepreneurship.msu.edu/academics. 
3. Completion of two Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experiences Options
Students may complete this requirement by choosing from the following options: 1) Participation in Startup Weekend; 2) Participation in the Burgess New Venture Challenge; 3) Start a Venture (Company/Organization); or 4) Participate in a highly experiential course.

Minor in Retail Management

The Minor in Retail Management, which is administered by the Department of Management, prepares students for careers in the field of retailing, and financial retailing. It is designed to enhance the career potential of students studying general management and marketing by providing a program of study dedicated toward a specific industry and career path. The minor will also be particularly valuable to students in advertising and public relations, finance, and food industry management.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University in the Eli Broad College of Business, in the Advertising major, or in the Food Industry Management major.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should apply through the undergraduate advisor in the Undergraduate Academic Services Office in the Broad College of Business. Students must have completed either ACC 201 or ACC 202 or ACC 230 prior to admission to the minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Retail Management

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits from the following:

1. One of the following courses (3 credits):
MGT 315 Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
2. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
ADV 481 Retail Strategy Analysis 3
MGT 460 Capstone for Management Majors (W) 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
MGT 371 Retail Planning and Buying 3
MKT 351 Retail Management 3
SCM 371 Procurement and Supply Management 3
4. Two of the following elective courses (6 credits): 3
ADV 375 Consumer Behavior 3
FIM 460 Retail Information Systems 3
MGT 352 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Process 3
MGT 411 Organizational Staffing 3
MGT 412 Compensation and Reward Systems 3
MGT 413 Personnel Training and Development 3
MGT 414 Diversity in the Workplace 3
MGT 418 Labor-Management Relations 3
MGT 475 Negotiation and Conflict Management 3
MGT 491 Special Topics in Management 3
MKT 302 Consumer and Organizational Buyer Behavior 3
MKT 313 Consultative Selling 3
MKT 319 Customer and Market Insights 3
MKT 355 Entrepreneurship: Strategic Marketing Planning and Launch 3
MKT 383 Sales Management 3
MKT 410 Product Innovation and Management 3
MKT 412 Digital Marketing 3
MKT 439 Strategic Management for Food and Agribusiness Firms (W) 3
SCM 373 Logistics and Transportation Management 3

Minor in Sports Business Management

The Minor in Sports Business Management, which is administered by the Department of Management, provides students the academic foundation and practical experience to pursue careers in intercollegiate and professional sports and the sports business industry. The minor is intended for students who wish to enhance their marketability for highly competitive careers in areas related to sports business management including sports associations and leagues, intercollegiate and professional sports organizations and teams, sports entertainment and media services, and firms that primarily supply the sports and entertainment industry. Students will apply their knowledge of business to the industries of sports through course work and hands-on experience in supervised fieldwork and internships.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in majors in the Eli Broad College of Business and to students in Advertising, Communication pursuing a Minor in Public Relations, Kinesiology, and Media and Information.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should apply through the Undergraduate Academic Services Office in the Eli Broad College of Business. Students applying to the minor should be prepared to provide a statement of purpose (professional letter) and resume. Applications are due by April 15th. Admission decisions are made in late spring of each year. Admission to the minor is highly competitive and not guaranteed.

Requirements for the Minor in Sports Business Management

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits from the following:

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
MGT 315 Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
or
MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
MGT 460 Capstone for Management Majors (W) 3
MGT 479 Sports Business Management 3
MGT 493A Sports Business: Internship 3
or
MGT 493B Sports Business: Fieldwork Seminar 3
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
ADV 420 New Media Driver’s License 3
ADV 431 Monitoring and Measuring Social Media of Brands 3
BUS 491 Special Topics in Business 3
EC 370 Economics of Sports 3
HST 324 History of Sport in America 3
HST 329 College Sports in the United States 3
ISS 328 The Social Science of Sports (I) 4
KIN 454 Facility Planning and Construction 3
KIN 456 Ethical Issues in Athletics 2
MGT 411 Organizational Staffing 3
MGT 412 Compensation and Reward Systems 3
MGT 414 Diversity in the Workplace 3
MGT 418 Labor-Management Relations 3
MI 101 Understanding Media and Information 3
MKT 302 Consumer and Organizational Buyer Behavior 3
MKT 313 Personal Selling and Buying Processes 3
Management majors must fulfill this requirement with at least two courses outside of management.


 

Graduate Study

The Department of Management offers a Master of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Human Resource Management. For information about that program, refer to the Master of Business Administration statement in the Broad College section.

In addition, the department offers Doctor of Philosophy degree programs with majors in Organizational Behavior–Human Resource Management and in Strategic Management.  For information about those programs, refer to the Doctor of Philosophy statement in the Broad College section.

The department also offers an online Master of Science degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership. This program focuses on leading, motivating and rewarding individuals, making decisions, thinking strategically, and selecting and developing human resources.
 


Management, Strategy, and Leadership - Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership is designed to integrate management theories with applications to provide students with the intellectual and analytic skills demanded by aspiring general managers. The program combines the Broad School’s commitment to excellence in management education with online accessibility.

The degree program is intended for working managers and available only online. Students will complete the program in 20 to 24 months. To allow flexibility, students may start in any semester and students may be admitted on a rolling basis. By using technology-based modules in all classes, the program offers much flexibility to students.  All courses are facilitated by faculty to ensure intensive discussions and application of materials to student experiences. The flexible program incorporates hands-on activities designed to develop skills in leadership, decision making and strategic planning that are hallmarks of the Broad School’s other graduate programs.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, The Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be admitted to the Master of Science degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership, an applicant must:

  1. Have at least three years of full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role in the private or public sector.
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized educational institution.
  3. Have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.00.
  4. Have a high degree of potential for advancement to an organizational leadership role.
  5. Possess important personal and managerial attributes, such as intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills, maturity, openness to new ideas and change, leadership qualities, analytical thinking ability, perseverance, and an ability to lead and work in teams.
  6. Have some background knowledge of and exposure to word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  7. Have access to a computer with a minimum configuration approved by the Department of Management.

Applicants to the program may compensate for deficiencies in their background by securing a strong score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or by providing other information that clearly demonstrates outstanding managerial competence and potential. Submitted GMAT scores must not be more than five years old, as measured relative to the date an application is submitted to the Management, Strategy, and Leadership program.

Students who are admitted to the program and placed into a non-credit preparatory module(s) deemed necessary by the program, may be required to participate in an introduction to faculty and the curriculum, analytic or quantitative analysis skills.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership

The Master of Science degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership is available online and only under Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 30 credits are required for the degree. Students must work closely with their advisor to ensure courses are taken in the correct sequence.

1.
Students must complete 30 credits from the following courses:
MGT 801 Analyzing Your Organization 2
MGT 804 International Management 2
MGT 810 Human Resource Management for General Managers 3
MGT 811 Fundamentals of Human Resource Staffing 2
MGT 814 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 2
MGT 817 Managing the Learning Organization 2
MGT 818 Talent Management and Development 2
MGT 822 Developing Reward and Compensation Systems 2
MGT 824 Developing Managerial Skills 2
MGT 840 Leadership and Team Management 2
MGT 842 Leading Strategic Change 2
MGT 850 Competitive and Business Strategy 2
MGT 856 Corporate Strategy 2
MGT 863 Negotiations 2
MGT 873 Strategic Decision Making 2
MGT 881 Creating an Ethical Organization 2
2. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses in the program and a 2.0 grade in each course in order for the course to count towards the program.
3. Completion of a final oral examination or evaluation.


Human Resource Management and Development - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development is designed to meet the needs of human resource managers and professionals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. This online certificate focuses on a broad spectrum of human resource concerns and issues for the future.

Admission

Students must:

  1.  have an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
  2. have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.
  3. have three or more years of full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role in the private or public sector.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development

1. Complete the following courses (3 credits):
MGT 802 Strategic Analysis 1
MGT 810 Human Resource Management for General Managers 2
2. Complete three of the following courses (6 credits):
MGT 811 Fundamentals of Human Resources Staffing 2
MGT 814 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 2
MGT 817 Managing the Learning Organization 2
MGT 818 Talent Management and Development 2
MGT 822 Developing Reward and Compensation Systems 2
3. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate and a 2.0 grade in each course in order for the course to count towards the program.

Leadership and Managing Teams - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams focuses on the universal themes of managers from any organization:  effective leadership and team management, negotiation, and organizational design and development. This online certificate is designed to meet the needs of working professionals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds while focusing on a broad spectrum of skill sets including team design and dynamics, managing diversity, and creating an ethical organization.

Admission

Students must:

  1. have an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
  2. have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.
  3. have three or more years of full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role in the private or public sector.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Managing Teams

1. Complete the following courses (3 credits):
MGT 802 Strategic Analysis 1
MGT 824 Developing Managerial Skills 2
2. Complete three of the following courses (6 credits):
MGT 814 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 2
MGT 840 Leadership and Team Management 2
MGT 863 Negotiations 2
MGT 881 Creating an Ethical Organization 2
3. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courss in the certificate and a 2.0 grade in each course in order for the course to count towards the program.

Strategic Management - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management is designed to develop experienced professionals into resourceful and knowledgeable leaders who can define strategies and guide organizations. This online certificate program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds.

Admission

Students must:

  1. have an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
  2. have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.
  3. have three or more years of full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role in the private or public sector.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management

1. Complete the following courses (3 credits):
MGT 802 Strategic Analysis 1
MGT 850 Competitive and Business Strategy 2
2. Three of the following courses (6 credits):
MGT 804 International Management 2
MGT 842 Leading Strategic Change 2
MGT 856 Corporate Strategy 2
MGT 873 Strategic Decision Making 2
3. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate and a 2.0 grade in each course in order for the course to count towards the program.