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Business Management Curriculum
The Business Management Department integrates a combination of required and recommended courses and learning experiences, designed to prepare students for management in the Twenty-first Century. Teambuilding and problem-solving are emphasized throughout the program, as is an appreciation of the value of individual differences. At Curry, the ability to work with others, and to successfully complete upper-level offerings, begins in year one! The program develops and builds individual skills and provides an environment that enables the abilities of academically qualified students to be further tested in field settings and by other independent learning experiences as students progress through the curriculum. Graduates of the program will have demonstrable competence in business subject matter, and the principles and techniques of management.
Note: A minimum grade of C is expected in any required business management course. Grades of C- or below signal inadequate performance, are cause for concern (as are Business Management course grades of 'W' Withdrawal, and 'IN' Incomplete), and will trigger action by the Department's Academic Review Board.Prerequisites:
|MGT 1510||Business Management I1||3|
|MGT 1511||Business Management II||3|
|ACT 1010||Financial Accounting (Prerequisite: Math Assessment)||3|
|ACT 1011||Managerial Accounting||3|
|MGT 1610||Economics: Micro||3|
|MGT 1611||Economics: Macro||3|
Major Core Requirements:
|MGT 2050||Technology in Business||3|
|MGT 2150||Quantitative Methods and Analytics2,3
|MGT 2250||Business Law||3|
|MGT 2510||Organizational Systems and Processes||3|
|MGT 2520||Marketing Management||3|
|MGT 2570||Financial Management||3|
|MGT 3930||Management of International Business||3|
|MGT 3950||Business Ethics Seminar||3|
|MGT 3980||Senior Seminar: Management Policy||3|
|MGT ____||Electives at the 2000/3000-level||6|
|1AC 2764||Business Presentations (for MGT 1510)||3|
|2MATH 1150||Statistics I (for MGT 2150)||3|
|3AC 2120||Electronic Spreadsheets: Excel (for MGT 2150)||3|
|MGT 3450||Business Management Internship and Seminar||1-9|
|MGT 3900||Special Project in Business Management||3|
(Note: 3 credits of MGT 3450, and 3 credits of MGT 3900, may count as 2000-3000 level electives in Business Mangement.)
Alternative Course Requirements for Returning, Transfer, and Continuing Education Students:
MGT 1500 (or equivalent) in lieu of MGT 1510;
MGT 2500 (or equivalent) in lieu of MGT 1511
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS
Junior and Senior Business Management majors are encouraged to consider MGT 3450 to strengthen their resumes.
(3 credits of MGT 3450 may count as a 2000/3000-level elective in Business Management.)
l. EXP 2340, Introduction to Experiential Learning, completed with a grade of C or better;
2. A 3.00 average in Business Management;
3. A 2.75 cumulative (overall) average;
4. An approved application (see MGT 3450 description).
Note: The approval of A. Fabrizio/M. Perrault must be obtained.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROJECTS
Senior majors should consider MGT 3900 to focus their chosen concentrations.
(3 credits of MGT 3900 may count as a 2000/3000-level elective in Business Management.)
1. A 3.00 average in Business Management;
2. A 2.75 cumulative (overall) average;
3. An approved proposal (see MGT 3900 description).
Note: The approval of A. Fabrizio must be obtained.
Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration Business
Business Management majors who demonstrate academic excellence may be invited to join Curry College's Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta. The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration. To be invited to join, undergraduate Business Management majors must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class (minimum 3.40 GPA) and have earned 60 credits from Curry College. A special induction ceremony and dinner is held each spring for students who qualify for membership.
Claire Senita '14 was featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The Pittsburgh Foundation's publication, 'Community Forum'. Senita, who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2006, is crafting a business plan to launch a Journey Forward franchise in her native Pittsburgh, a non-profit, exercise based program designed to assist those with spinal cord injuries.
"Curry prepared me (for my positions at Wayfair and Staples) in many ways. My four internships prepared me more than I believe anyone or anything else could have. That real world, hands-on experience I gained two years before starting my first job right out of college made me more prepared, experienced, and ready to hit the ground running," says Christine Nguyen '15, Business Management.
To complement his real world classroom experience, Martin Heavey has had no shortage of field practice to take with him into the professional realm. While at Curry he's interned at Doble Engineering and Talbots. And in the summer of 2015, he got the opportunity of a lifetime; an internship at Hill Holliday, one of the nation's largest and most successful advertising agencies.
Dr. Shavindrie ("Shavi") Cooray examines the relationships between humans and technology with her students by embracing technology and by looking at the bigger picture - something she has done extensively in her Ph.D. research and as a former analyst in the corporate world.
"You can get anything done if you make the commitment. No matter what you're doing, it's not about this moment, it's about that moment five years from now and where you want to be," says David Littlefield '91, Management, "The Sausage Guy" and owner of 'Salsa' Restaurant.
The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration, as well as, to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.