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2003-2004 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management

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(130 semester hours) Requirements are subject to change.

The business management major addresses the increasing need for managerial skills and techniques of business demanded by institutions of commerce and finance and human-helping agencies. By offering a combination of the traditional business core and exposure to the applied and behavioral sciences, the major educates students for entry-level positions in a wide variety of people-oriented management careers.

An understanding of human behavior and service to individuals is vital to the success of a manager. Included in the curriculum are courses designed to help students understand the world in which they will participate as leaders. It is becoming increasingly clear in today’s society that the problem of scarce resources can only be alleviated by the proper management of these resources. The understanding of both economic and business principles, as well as the social and human dimension of contemporary problems, is addressed in the major and is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge needed to solve these problems.

The Department of Management and Economics offers several curriculum options to students. Beyond the core requirements, there are eight tracks from which students may choose: accounting, computer technology, economics, finance, general business, management, marketing, and not-for-profit studies. The student selects one of these tracks, consisting of four additional courses, to develop as a concentration.

For more information about the business management major, contact the chairperson of the Management and Economics Department at (413) 748-3200 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

General Education Program - 35 s.h. in addition to courses taken for the major.

I. General Education Program

To integrate the humanics philosophy into their lives, Springfield College students engage in the search for knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of values through a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities. In addition to those General Education courses, students must complete 6 s.h. of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) courses. For more information see the General Education Program and WAC courses. In the major requirements listed below, selected courses which fulfill General Education categories are marked with an asterisk; selected WAC courses are marked with a “W”.

II. Core Requirements (66 s.h.)

A maximum of 18 s.h. of core requirements and/or track requirements may be completed through credit-by-examination programs.

III. Required Tracks (12 s.h.)

Select one of the following tracks:

A. Accounting (12 s.h.)

Select 12 s.h. from the following courses:

B. Computer Technology

Students pursuing this track may also wish to complete additional coursework for an official minor in computer science.

Select four of the following courses:

C. Economics

Select four of the following courses:

  • ECON ___ Economics elective Credits: 3 s.h.

D. Finance (12 s.h.)

Select 12 s.h. from the following courses:

E. General Busines Management (12 s.h.)

The general business track requires 12 s.h. of courses in addition to the core
requirements; these courses may be MGTE or ECON electives or any of the courses
listed as components of tracks offered as part of this major. A maximum of 3 s.h.
of MGTE 341, Business Management Field Experiences may be used for this track.

F. Management (12 s.h.)

Select four of the following courses:

G. Marketing (12 s.h.)

Select four of the following courses:

H. Not-For-Profit Studies (12 s.h.)

Select four of the following courses:

IV. Electives (17 s.h., to complete 130 s.h.)

V. Sample Program By Year

The program listed below is a sample—courses are not guaranteed to be offered during the semester or year listed. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that all requirements are met on a timely basis and that needed prerequisite courses are completed before taking upper-level requirements; therefore, they should consult carefully with an advisor when planning their program. Students must average a minimum of 16.25 s.h. a semester to complete this program in four years.

In addition to the courses identified below, the following General Education categories need to be fulfilled for this major: Natural Science, Physical Education, Literature, Second Language/Culture, Visual and Performing Arts, History, Social Justice, Philosophy, and Religion. 17 s.h. of electives will be required to complete 130 s.h.

Courses marked with an * fulfill or partially fulfill a General Education category. Courses marked with a w may fulfill a WAC requirement, depending on the year taken.

First Year - Fall or Spring Semester

  • 8-11 s.h. of General Education courses.

B. Second Year - Fall Semester

Second Year - Fall or Spring Semester

  • 3 s.h. of track selectives
  • 3 s.h. of electives
  • 9-12 s.h. of General Education courses

Second Year - Spring Semester

C. Third Year - Fall Semester

Third Year - Fall or Spring Semester

  • 3 s.h. of  track selectives
  • 6 s.h. of electives
  • 6-9 s.h. of General Education courses.

Third Year - Spring Semester

D. Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Fourth Year- Fall or Spring Semester

  • 6-9 s.h. of track selectives
  • Any uncompleted program requirements, electives, or General Education courses to complete 130 s.h.

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

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