## Summary

The degree prepares students to be the leaders of tomorrow by developing strong communication and leadership skills. To that end, we are dedicated to equipping students with quantitative and qualitative reasoning abilities, and long-term planning skills.

This program aligns with the Minnesota State Management Transfer Pathway.
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Accreditation

## Program Requirements

### ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits

Emphasis on forces influencing employment and inflation. Current problems of the economy are stressed along with tools government has to cope with them.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

### MATH 112 College Algebra 4 credits

Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-04

### STAT 154 Elementary Statistics 4 credits

An introduction to statistical concepts and methods that is applicable to all disciplines. Topics include descriptive measures of data, probability and probability distributions, statistical inference, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression, and analysis of variance. The use of statistical software will be emphasized. Prereq: ACT Math sub-score of 19 or higher, successful completion of MATH 098 or appropriate placement scores (see Placement Information under Statistics) Fall, Spring, Summer GE-4

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-04

### ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 3 credits

The accounting process, financial statement preparation, and analysis. Includes the accounting cycle, asset, liability, and equity accounting. Emphasis on the use of accounting data.

Prerequisites: MATH 112 or MATH 115or MATH 121 or MATH 130 or MATH 181

### ACCT 210 Managerial Accounting 3 credits

Preparation and analysis of cost-based management reports: use of cost information to make short-term operating decisions and long-term capital decisions.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200

### BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business 3 credits

Application of law to business settings; the American court system; alternative dispute resolution; ethics and the social responsibility of business; fundamentals of legal reasoning; sources of law; constitutional, criminal, tort, and contract law; business associations.

Prerequisites: none

### CIS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3 credits

Introduction to the personal computer as a productivity tool for business majors. Using Microsoft Office suite, students learn to be productive with document processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentations, and databases. Cannot be used toward any major or minor in Computer Information Science.

Prerequisites: none

### ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits

Examines decision making by the individual firm, the determination of prices and wages, and current problems facing business firms.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

### FINA 362 Business Finance 3 credits

An introduction to finance relating to problems, methods, and policies in financing business enterprise.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200

### IBUS 380 Principles of International Business 3 credits

International dimensions of business: global business environment (economic, cultural, legal, political) and international business functions (management, marketing, finance, exporting, importing).

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3 credits

This course examines basic management concepts and principles, their historical development, and their application to modern organizations. Topics covered include planning, organizing, decision making, leadership, control, and organizational change. In addition, the course includes an introduction to business ethics and social responsibility, human resource management, organizational design and organizational behavior.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 300 Introduction to MIS 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the Management Information Systems and its application in organizations. The course will present to the students the information systems role to support the various managerial activities, and to help the students identify and evaluate various options in Management Information Systems.

Prerequisites: ISYS 101 or CIS 101

### MGMT 332 Creativity and Innovation 3 credits

This course is designed to develop a students personal creativity and help a student identify the process of organizational innovation. The course is comprised of a combination of short lecture, in-class discussion of readings and videos, writing assignments, an elevator pitch and group activities.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 340 Human Resource Management 3 credits

This course examines the effective management of the human resources of organizations. Topics include analyzing jobs and writing job descriptions; recruiting and hiring of applicants; complying with employment law; managing promotions, quits, and layoffs; employee training and development; evaluating job performance; determining compensation; and managing human resources in a unionized environment.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 346 Operations Management for the Supply Chain 3 credits

This course engages students in the study of the operations management function in manufacturing and service organizations. Students learn how to apply the basic analytical models to operation decisions involving topics such as scheduling, production technology, inventory management, quality assurance, just-in-time production, and others.

Prerequisites: ECON 207

### MGMT 391 Introduction to Business Professionalism 1 credits

This course addresses business professionalism issues such as: work ethic, time management, civility, diplomacy, and planning career changes.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 472 Project Management 3 credits

Students will develop skills needed to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The course will cover theories, techniques, group activities, and use of computer tools like Microsoft Project for managing projects.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 481 Business Policy & Strategy 3 credits

MGMT 481 is an integrative course for COB majors. Its emphasis is on understanding the role of a general manager, which should include an operations and international component.

Prerequisites: FINA 362, MRKT 210, MGMT 230, MGMT 346

### MGMT 484 Leadership 3 credits

The course provides a foundation for leadership development by offering theoretical background, practical information, and an opportunity for self-assessment that permits students to begin or continue the development of their leadership talent. The underlying theme upon which the course is based is that the ability to lead begins with reflection and self-awareness.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 490 Business Professionals 3 credits

Professionalism is a key factor for career success. Skills such as critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making are all essential to projecting a professional image. Key competencies contribute to desirable workplace behavior. Active-listening, communicating clearly, working well in teams, taking initiative, are examples to projecting a professional image.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 492 BBA Capstone 3 credits

The student will demonstrate and apply knowledge for this capstone course (MGMT 492) and overall BBA program into the real-world project experience. Business skills and professional development will be challenged for the student to integrate relevant knowledge through the project-based learning experience. The final written and oral presentation of the project results will demonstrate the problem-solving and critical thinking context beyond the classroom.

Prerequisites: none

### MRKT 210 Principles of Marketing 3 credits

This course provides a basic understanding of marketing concepts with emphasis on the pricing, promotion, and distribution of need satisfying products and services in domestic and international markets. The format of the course consists of lectures, case discussions, application exercises, projects, exams, and in-class group assignments.

Prerequisites: none

### MRKT 318 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 credits

Integrated Marketing Communications provide an understanding of the elements of the marketing communications mix; advertising, public relations, personal selling, sales promotion and corporate sponsorship through traditional and digital media.

Prerequisites: MRKT 210

## 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual 4-Year plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.

### First Year

Fall - 15 Credits

### CIS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3 credits

Introduction to the personal computer as a productivity tool for business majors. Using Microsoft Office suite, students learn to be productive with document processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentations, and databases. Cannot be used toward any major or minor in Computer Information Science.

Prerequisites: none

### ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits

Emphasis on forces influencing employment and inflation. Current problems of the economy are stressed along with tools government has to cope with them.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Spring - 16 Credits

### MATH 112 College Algebra 4 credits

Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-04

### ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits

Examines decision making by the individual firm, the determination of prices and wages, and current problems facing business firms.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

### Second Year

Fall - 15 Credits

### ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 3 credits

The accounting process, financial statement preparation, and analysis. Includes the accounting cycle, asset, liability, and equity accounting. Emphasis on the use of accounting data.

Prerequisites: MATH 112 or MATH 115or MATH 121 or MATH 130 or MATH 181

### BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business 3 credits

Application of law to business settings; the American court system; alternative dispute resolution; ethics and the social responsibility of business; fundamentals of legal reasoning; sources of law; constitutional, criminal, tort, and contract law; business associations.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3 credits

This course examines basic management concepts and principles, their historical development, and their application to modern organizations. Topics covered include planning, organizing, decision making, leadership, control, and organizational change. In addition, the course includes an introduction to business ethics and social responsibility, human resource management, organizational design and organizational behavior.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 16 Credits

### STAT 154 Elementary Statistics 4 credits

An introduction to statistical concepts and methods that is applicable to all disciplines. Topics include descriptive measures of data, probability and probability distributions, statistical inference, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression, and analysis of variance. The use of statistical software will be emphasized. Prereq: ACT Math sub-score of 19 or higher, successful completion of MATH 098 or appropriate placement scores (see Placement Information under Statistics) Fall, Spring, Summer GE-4

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-04

### ACCT 210 Managerial Accounting 3 credits

Preparation and analysis of cost-based management reports: use of cost information to make short-term operating decisions and long-term capital decisions.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200

### MRKT 210 Principles of Marketing 3 credits

This course provides a basic understanding of marketing concepts with emphasis on the pricing, promotion, and distribution of need satisfying products and services in domestic and international markets. The format of the course consists of lectures, case discussions, application exercises, projects, exams, and in-class group assignments.

Prerequisites: none

### Third Year

Fall - 14 Credits

### MGMT 300 Introduction to MIS 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the Management Information Systems and its application in organizations. The course will present to the students the information systems role to support the various managerial activities, and to help the students identify and evaluate various options in Management Information Systems.

Prerequisites: ISYS 101 or CIS 101

### MGMT 332 Creativity and Innovation 3 credits

This course is designed to develop a students personal creativity and help a student identify the process of organizational innovation. The course is comprised of a combination of short lecture, in-class discussion of readings and videos, writing assignments, an elevator pitch and group activities.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 340 Human Resource Management 3 credits

This course examines the effective management of the human resources of organizations. Topics include analyzing jobs and writing job descriptions; recruiting and hiring of applicants; complying with employment law; managing promotions, quits, and layoffs; employee training and development; evaluating job performance; determining compensation; and managing human resources in a unionized environment.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 391 Introduction to Business Professionalism 1 credits

This course addresses business professionalism issues such as: work ethic, time management, civility, diplomacy, and planning career changes.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 15 Credits

### MRKT 318 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 credits

Integrated Marketing Communications provide an understanding of the elements of the marketing communications mix; advertising, public relations, personal selling, sales promotion and corporate sponsorship through traditional and digital media.

Prerequisites: MRKT 210

### MGMT 346 Operations Management for the Supply Chain 3 credits

This course engages students in the study of the operations management function in manufacturing and service organizations. Students learn how to apply the basic analytical models to operation decisions involving topics such as scheduling, production technology, inventory management, quality assurance, just-in-time production, and others.

Prerequisites: ECON 207

### IBUS 380 Principles of International Business 3 credits

International dimensions of business: global business environment (economic, cultural, legal, political) and international business functions (management, marketing, finance, exporting, importing).

Prerequisites: none

### Fourth Year

Fall - 15 Credits

### FINA 362 Business Finance 3 credits

An introduction to finance relating to problems, methods, and policies in financing business enterprise.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200

### MGMT 484 Leadership 3 credits

The course provides a foundation for leadership development by offering theoretical background, practical information, and an opportunity for self-assessment that permits students to begin or continue the development of their leadership talent. The underlying theme upon which the course is based is that the ability to lead begins with reflection and self-awareness.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 490 Business Professionals 3 credits

Professionalism is a key factor for career success. Skills such as critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making are all essential to projecting a professional image. Key competencies contribute to desirable workplace behavior. Active-listening, communicating clearly, working well in teams, taking initiative, are examples to projecting a professional image.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 14 Credits

### MGMT 472 Project Management 3 credits

Students will develop skills needed to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The course will cover theories, techniques, group activities, and use of computer tools like Microsoft Project for managing projects.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 481 Business Policy & Strategy 3 credits

MGMT 481 is an integrative course for COB majors. Its emphasis is on understanding the role of a general manager, which should include an operations and international component.

Prerequisites: FINA 362, MRKT 210, MGMT 230, MGMT 346

### MGMT 492 BBA Capstone 3 credits

The student will demonstrate and apply knowledge for this capstone course (MGMT 492) and overall BBA program into the real-world project experience. Business skills and professional development will be challenged for the student to integrate relevant knowledge through the project-based learning experience. The final written and oral presentation of the project results will demonstrate the problem-solving and critical thinking context beyond the classroom.

Prerequisites: none

## Transfer Pathways

A Transfer Pathway is a partnership between the Minnesota community colleges and Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Pathway suggests a plan for students with a specific associate degree to complete the last two years for a designated bachelor’s degree.

Students who are transferring to Minnesota State Mankato from a Minnesota community college should meet with an advisor in your college advising office to ensure the Pathway is an appropriate option for completing your degree.

### Third Year

Fall - 16 Credits

### MGMT 300 Introduction to MIS 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the Management Information Systems and its application in organizations. The course will present to the students the information systems role to support the various managerial activities, and to help the students identify and evaluate various options in Management Information Systems.

Prerequisites: ISYS 101 or CIS 101

### MGMT 332 Creativity and Innovation 3 credits

This course is designed to develop a students personal creativity and help a student identify the process of organizational innovation. The course is comprised of a combination of short lecture, in-class discussion of readings and videos, writing assignments, an elevator pitch and group activities.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 340 Human Resource Management 3 credits

This course examines the effective management of the human resources of organizations. Topics include analyzing jobs and writing job descriptions; recruiting and hiring of applicants; complying with employment law; managing promotions, quits, and layoffs; employee training and development; evaluating job performance; determining compensation; and managing human resources in a unionized environment.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 391 Introduction to Business Professionalism 1 credits

This course addresses business professionalism issues such as: work ethic, time management, civility, diplomacy, and planning career changes.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 15 Credits

### MRKT 318 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 credits

Integrated Marketing Communications provide an understanding of the elements of the marketing communications mix; advertising, public relations, personal selling, sales promotion and corporate sponsorship through traditional and digital media.

Prerequisites: MRKT 210

### MGMT 346 Operations Management for the Supply Chain 3 credits

This course engages students in the study of the operations management function in manufacturing and service organizations. Students learn how to apply the basic analytical models to operation decisions involving topics such as scheduling, production technology, inventory management, quality assurance, just-in-time production, and others.

Prerequisites: ECON 207

### IBUS 380 Principles of International Business 3 credits

International dimensions of business: global business environment (economic, cultural, legal, political) and international business functions (management, marketing, finance, exporting, importing).

Prerequisites: none

### Fourth Year

Fall - 14 Credits

### FINA 362 Business Finance 3 credits

An introduction to finance relating to problems, methods, and policies in financing business enterprise.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200

### MGMT 484 Leadership 3 credits

The course provides a foundation for leadership development by offering theoretical background, practical information, and an opportunity for self-assessment that permits students to begin or continue the development of their leadership talent. The underlying theme upon which the course is based is that the ability to lead begins with reflection and self-awareness.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 490 Business Professionals 3 credits

Professionalism is a key factor for career success. Skills such as critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making are all essential to projecting a professional image. Key competencies contribute to desirable workplace behavior. Active-listening, communicating clearly, working well in teams, taking initiative, are examples to projecting a professional image.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 15 Credits

### MGMT 472 Project Management 3 credits

Students will develop skills needed to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The course will cover theories, techniques, group activities, and use of computer tools like Microsoft Project for managing projects.

Prerequisites: none

### MGMT 481 Business Policy & Strategy 3 credits

MGMT 481 is an integrative course for COB majors. Its emphasis is on understanding the role of a general manager, which should include an operations and international component.

Prerequisites: FINA 362, MRKT 210, MGMT 230, MGMT 346

### MGMT 492 BBA Capstone 3 credits

The student will demonstrate and apply knowledge for this capstone course (MGMT 492) and overall BBA program into the real-world project experience. Business skills and professional development will be challenged for the student to integrate relevant knowledge through the project-based learning experience. The final written and oral presentation of the project results will demonstrate the problem-solving and critical thinking context beyond the classroom.

Prerequisites: none

## Policies

Admissions: Business Administration BBA is an online degree completion program. Typically an associate's degree in Business is required to start BBA classes, however,  multiple criteria are considered for admission.