Management

The Department of Management offers seven undergraduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is available in Administrative Systems, Human Resource Management, General Business, Management, and International Business. The Department also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) degree in Business Occupations and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree with a Business Administration emphasis. These degree programs are designed for students who have completed technical/occupational specializations from community college, technical schools, military schools, among others, and qualify for admission. Additional information regarding these two programs is available in the Management Department. The department also supports a minor in Business, Business Administration, and International Business.

The baccalaureate degree programs provide a broad-based education in the foundation disciplines of the liberal arts and the sciences and a focused development of business knowledge. Each major has a set of required courses and electives that students may choose to enrich their degree programs as well as business core requirements designed to provide a common set of business competencies. All departmental programs are designed to prepare students to meet the demands of today’s challenging and competitive workforce and for entrance into graduate school.

At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Management and Leadership and in Human Resource Management. The departments of the College of Business Administration offer the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Those interested in graduate programs should consult the graduate section of this catalog.

The Management Department participates in the University off-campus initiatives. Various degree programs are offered in Fort Worth at the Hickman Building, in Waco through our partnership with the McLennan Community College (MCC) University Center and in Midlothian through our partnership with Navarro College. The department also participates in upper-division degree completion programs offered online. Information regarding these initiatives are available on the Tarleton website.

 

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 139
MATHEMATICS:3
Select one of the following to fulfill the Mathematics General Education Requirement [Shared]:
College Algebra
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Contemporary Mathematics I
Elementary Statistical Methods
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS REQUIRED FOR MAJOR:3-4
Select one of the following:
Plane Trigonometry
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Math for Business & Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
PSYC 2301General Psychology 23
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
MGMT 3302Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3350Organization Behavior3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
MGMT 4307 [WI] Business Ethics3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
MGMT 4321Production and Operations Management3
Select three of the following:9
Supervisory Management
Small Business Management
Advanced Leadership Applications
Entrepreneurship
Creating Productive Relationships
Strategic Compensation
Staffing Organizations
Human Resource Development
Employee and Labor Relations
International Management
Internship
Seminar in Management
Global Management Practices
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
BCIS 4350 [WI] Management Information Systems3
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Communications
Organizational Communications
Group Processes and Decision Making
Advanced ACC/ECO/FIN3
ACCT 3301Business Analysis using Spreadsheets3
BUSI 4359 [WI] Business Strategy3
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

A student who counts this course toward the university general education requirements must complete 3 hours of electives.

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resources Management

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 139
MATHEMATICS:3
Select one of the following to fulfill the Mathematics General Education Requirement [Shared]:
College Algebra
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Contemporary Mathematics I
Elementary Statistical Methods
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS REQUIRED FOR MAJOR:3
Select one of the following:
Plane Trigonometry
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Math for Business & Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
PSYC 2301General Psychology 23
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
MGMT 3302Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3350Organization Behavior3
MGMT 4303Strategic Compensation3
MGMT 4304Staffing Organizations3
MGMT 4305Human Resource Development3
MGMT 4306Employee and Labor Relations3
Select one of the following:3
Supervisory Management
Advanced Leadership Applications
Creating Productive Relationships
Internship
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BLAW 4334Employment Law3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
BCIS 4350 [WI] Management Information Systems3
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Communications
Organizational Communications
Group Processes and Decision Making
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
ACCT 3301Business Analysis using Spreadsheets3
BUSI 4359 [WI] Business Strategy3
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

A student who counts this course toward university general education requirements must complete an additional 3 hours of electives.

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in General Business

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 139
MATHEMATICS:3
Select one of the following to fulfill the Mathematics General Education Requirement [Shared]:
College Algebra
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Contemporary Mathematics I
Elementary Statistical Methods
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS REQUIRED FOR MAJOR: 3
Select one of the following:
Plane Trigonometry
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Math for Business & Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
MGMT 3302Human Resource Management3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
ACCT 3301Business Analysis using Spreadsheets3
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
BCIS 4350 [WI] Management Information Systems3
BUSI 4359 [WI] Business Strategy3
Advanced Electives12
Electives15
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

A student who counts this course toward university general education requirements must complete an additional 3 hours of electives.

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Administrative Systems

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
ADMS 1305Intermediate Keyboarding3
ADMS 3314Advanced Document Production3
ADMS 3315Word Processing3
ADMS 3316Advanced Word Processing3
ADMS 4313Administrative Information Systems3
ADMS 4314Administration of the Electronic Office3
Advanced ADMS Electives6
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
BUSI 4359 [WI] Business Strategy3
Select one of the following:3
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
ACCT/BCISnull3301Business Analysis using Spreadsheets3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
MATH 1325Math for Business & Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)3
ECON 2301 [shared] Principles of Macroeconomics 2
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MGMT 3302Human Resource Management3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
Electives6
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

A student who counts this course toward university general education requirements must complete an additional 3 hours of electives.

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in International Business

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 139
MATHEMATICS:3
Select one of the following to fulfill the Mathematics General Education Requirement [Shared]:
College Algebra
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Contemporary Mathematics I
Elementary Statistical Methods
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS REQUIRED FOR MAJOR:3
Select one of the following:
Plane Trigonometry
Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Math for Business & Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)
Precalculus Math
Calculus I
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
MKTG 4354International Marketing3
MGMT 4354International Management3
BLAW 4384International Business Law3
FINC 4301International Financial Management3
ECON 4301International Economics3
MKTG 4314Supply Chain and Logistics Concepts3
Select from two of the following:6
Foreign Language
Global Business Practices
Global Marketing Practices
Global Management Practices
Internship
Internship
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
ACCT 3301Business Analysis using Spreadsheets3
BCIS 4350 [WI] Management Information Systems3
BUSI 4359 [WI] Business Strategy3
Select from two of the following:6
World Regional Geography
World Civilizations I 2
World Civilizations II 2
Cultural Studies
Political Economy of Globalization
International Politics
Terrorism and Political Violence
Comparative Politics
World Religions
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

If ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics, HIST 2321 World Civilizations I, or HIST 2322 World Civilizations II is taken to meet the General Education Requirement, the student will need to complete 3 additional hours of electives.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Business

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
Occupational Specialization:33
Approved Technical Training
Approved Work Experience
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial3
ECON 2301 [shared] Principles of Macroeconomics 2
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
Select one of the following:3
Business Law II
Management Information Systems
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
ACCT 3301Business Analysis using Spreadsheets3
BUSI 4359 [WI] Business Strategy3
Approved Advanced Electives6
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

This course is required for the BAAS degree and may also count toward university general education requirements.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Science

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
Occupational Specialization36
Advanced Business Electives from: ACCT, ADMS, BCIS, ECON, FINC, BUSI, BLAW, REST, MGMT, MKTG24
Advanced Electives (6 hours must be Writing Intensive)12
Approved BCIS Elective3
Elective3
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

 
Minors

Business Minor

Required Courses
Coursework: from: ADMS, ACCT, BCIS, ECON, FINC, BUSI/BLAW/REST, MGMT or MKTG 112
Advanced hours from: ADMS, ACCT, BCIS, ECON, FINC, BUSI/BLAW/REST, MGMT or MKTG6
Total Hours18
1

Student must select coursework from at least 2 different subject fields.

Business Administration Minor

Required Courses
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
or ACCT 3300 Accounting Concepts
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
Total Hours18

International Business

Required Courses
Required courses:
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
MGMT 4354International Management3
MKTG 4354International Marketing3
BLAW 4384International Business Law3
Select one of the following:6
Foreign Language
Global Business Practices
Global Marketing Practices
Global Management Practices
Internship
Internship
Internship
Supply Chain and Logistics Concepts
Supply Chain and Logistics Concepts
Cultural Studies
Political Economy of Globalization
International Politics
Terrorism and Political Violence
Comparative Politics
World Religions
Total Hours18
1

If ECON 2301 is taken to meet the General Education Requirements, the student will need to complete 3 additional hours of electives.

 
 
 
 
 

Courses

MGMT 3301. Principles of Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources to accomplish organizational goals. Management theories and the business environment are also covered.

MGMT 3302. Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental functions of human resources management; relationship between personnel management and organizations' emerging role of personnel administration in development of strategic policy for organizations.

MGMT 3303. Supervisory Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Investigates the role, function, and responsibilities of the supervisor in modern organizations through study of sociological and psychological theories in human relations. The primary emphasis is on development of supervisory skills in communications, motivation, discipline, morale, and grievances as they arise in superior-subordinate relationships.

MGMT 3304. Small Business Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Oriented toward planning for and managing a small business, starting a business, and buying a business franchise. May include computer simulation and consultation for actual small business. Prerequisites: MGMT 3301, ACCT 2302, MKTG 3314 or department head approval.

MGMT 3325. Advanced Leadership Applications. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced studies of contemporary leadership issues; the history of leadership; leadership theories; leadership ethics and values; group dynamics; organizational behavior; methods of effective team building; community activism; the politics of gender, race, disability, and age; the dynamic of power; and the aspect of professional networking. Course will include in depth study of above mentioned topics, as well as extensive discussion and research of related leadership issues. Prerequisites: MGMT 3301 or approval of department head.

MGMT 3350. Organization Behavior. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the behavior of people at work in all types of organizations. Topics include fundamentals of organizational behavior: values, ethics, motivation, group dynamics, individual differences, attitudes, decision-making, conflict, power, change, stress, leadership, rewarding behavior, communication, and organizational structure.

MGMT 4084. Internship. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-20 Hours).

Preapproved and supervised work experience in a management related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Junior classification and approval of department head.

MGMT 4086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in management. May be repeated with department head approval. Prerequisites: Senior classification and approval of department head.

MGMT 4090. Special Topics in Management. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

An examination of current topics in management. Readings required from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: 9 hours in MGMT.

MGMT 4302. Creating Productive Relationships. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A practical and theoretical course dealing with behavior. Emphasis will be on identifying and classifying behavior in order to better understand behavior and to develop strategies for effectively managing interpersonal relationships. Exercises and role playing are used to illustrate major points. Materials fee required.

MGMT 4303. Strategic Compensation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Wage and salary administration in public and private organizations; determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures; total compensation systems, interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments, employee satisfaction. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4304. Staffing Organizations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Recruitment and selection of human resources for organizations; optimal utilization of human resources within organizations; use of tests and other techniques in human resource management. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4305. Human Resource Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practical and theoretical approaches to training and development of employees in an organization. Topics include organization, role and scope, training and development functions, philosophies, strategies, need analysis, development of program content, methods, materials and techniques, and evaluation and control of the training and development function. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4306. Employee and Labor Relations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Collective bargaining, labor market fundamentals, unionism, and related issues of labor economics.

MGMT 4307. Business Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An analysis and examination of significant contemporary ethical issues and problems existing throughout the professional business arena. Emphasis will be upon the manager's social and environmental responsibilities to employees, customers, and the public.

MGMT 4312. Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Addresses the process of generating ideas for new business, writing comprehensive business plans. Emphasis on information sources, industry analysis. Prerequisite: Senior classification in a business discipline or permission of instructor.

MGMT 4321. Production and Operations Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics covered include: industrial organization, scientific management, planning and control, building locations and layouts, wage rates, corporation relationships, and research. Prerequisites: MGMT 3301, FINC 3301, BUSI 3311.

MGMT 4354. International Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A global approach to the study of management to include international dimensions of the marketplace and environment, the role of culture, international strategic management, organizational behavior and human resource management.

MGMT 4385. Seminar in Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Deals with current issues in management. Readings are required from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: 15 hours in MGMT and approval of department head.

MGMT 4389. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content are then applied to practical experiences and activities in the foreign country visited. A study abroad at the student's expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisites: Principles of Marketing, Junior or Senior status. BUSI 4389, MGMT 4389, or MKTG 4389 may not be taken concurrently.

Dr. Joanna Shaw, Department Head
Department of Management
Business Building, Room 130
Box T-0330
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9098
jshaw@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/mmas

Professors

  • Deviney
  • Hazen

Associate professors

  • Bradley
  • Freed
  • N Heller
  • McCamey

Assistant professors

  • Baeza
  • Ball
  • Burch
  • DeLeon
  • Gerhardt
  • Hall
  • J Heller
  • Krueger
  • Lewis
  • Martinson
  • Mullens
  • Notgrass
  • Shaw

Instructors

  • Foster
  • Winsett