Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Management Majors

Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration and the required minor in Business Administration

The major in business administration is designed to permit students to create a program of interdisciplinary study from courses at the 300 level or above in the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business appropriate to their academic interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Science in business administration may be of particular value to transfer students who prefer a broad overview of business courses as opposed to depth in a particular area.

You should also know: The major in business administration can be completed at night and through the Program for Adult Centered Education.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.S. – Business Administration and the required minor in Business Administration

Selective Admission Courses

Credits

CMST 101

Public Speaking

3

ENG 101

College Writing

3

MAT 114

 

Finite Mathematics

Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT 109 or ACT ≥ 23

3

ACC 200

Principles of Accounting I-Financial

Prerequisite: BIS 101

3

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting II-Managerial

3

BUS 230

Legal Environment

3

ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ENG 291

Advanced College Writing

3

STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I

3

Credits for Selective Admission

30

College of Business Courses

BIS 300

Management Information Systems

3

BUS 330

Ethics: Managerial Decision-Making

3

ECO 305

International Context for Business

3

FIN 305

Principles of Finance

3

MGT 300

Behavior in Organizations: Understanding Organizational Life

3

MGT 305

Operations Management in Business

3

MGT 490

Business Policy

3

MKT 205

Principles of Marketing

3

Credits in Business

24

Courses for Business Administration

FIN 205

Personal Financial Management

 

 

-- OR --

3

MGT 205

Business Management Principles

 

BIS 380

Quantitative Analysis with Excel

3

Select seven 300- or 400-level courses from AACSB-accredited programs

21

CREDITS FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

27

TOTAL CREDITS

81

Bachelor of Science with a major in Entrepreneurship and the required minor in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship prepares students for the challenges of today’s fast-paced and uncertain economic environment where competition is based on opportunity recognition, innovation, speed to market, and entrepreneurial drive. In this innovative degree program, the focus is on developing a needed skill set, and an entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating value in the marketplace. Students learn to capitalize on uncertainty rather than avoid it and embrace the learning that comes from taking calculated risks. The curriculum is multidisciplinary and designed to give students an opportunity to develop their own creative skills while applying basic business principles to the challenges of starting a new business, growing a business, or managing a family business. The program emphasizes the new venture-creation model and its application in small or large companies and in profit and not-for-profit organizations. Course topics include idea generation, opportunity recognition, feasibility analysis, business plan development, venture financing, early stage strategies, corporate venturing, and management of innovation. Students have the chance to meet and interact with entrepreneurial leaders in the region and throughout the world.

The entrepreneurship major prepares its graduates for a wide range of business-related career paths. Some are prepared to start their own business, either soon after graduation or at some point in the future. Some are prepared to begin a more traditional leadership path where the self-reliance, initiative, creativity, and communication skills developed in this program are viewed as positive qualities by prospective employers. Still others are prepared to apply their newly developed business planning and analysis skills to obtain entry-level positions with consulting firms, commercial lending institutions, and private equity firms. The major in entrepreneurship provides students with career options not available to students graduating with traditional business degrees.

You should also know: The major in entrepreneurship can be completed at night. Entrepreneurship majors are required to complete one of three tracks: (1) venture management track, (2) marketing track, or (3) business analytics track.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.S. – Entrepreneurship and the required minor in Business Administration

Selective Admission Courses

Credits

CMST 101

Public Speaking

3

ENG 101

College Writing

3

MAT 114

Finite Mathematics

Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT 109 or ACT ≥ 23

3

ACC 200

Principles of Accounting I-Financial

Prerequisite: BIS 101

3

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting II-Managerial

3

BUS 230

Legal Environment

3

ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ENG 291

Advanced College Writing

3

STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I

3

Credits for Selective Admission

30

College of Business Courses

BIS 300

Management Information Systems

3

BUS 330

Ethics: Managerial Decision-Making

3

ECO 305

International Context for Business

3

FIN 305

Principles of Finance

3

MGT 300

Behavior in Organizations: Understanding Organizational Life

3

MGT 305

Operations Management in Business

3

MGT 490

Business Policy

3

MKT 205

Principles of Marketing

3

Credits in Business

24

Core Courses for Entrepreneurship

MGT 205

Business Management Principles

3

BIS 380

Quantitative Analysis with Excel

3

MGT 240

Managerial Communication

3

ENTP 201

Principles of Entrepreneurship

3

ENTP 310

Enterprise Creation

3

ENTP 375

Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurial Businesses

3

ENTP 376

New Venture Financing

3

ENTP 433

New Venture Management

3

ENTP 497

Writing the Business Plan

3

Credits for Entrepreneurship

27

Venture Management Track

Select three courses from the following:

 

ENTP 320

Social Entrepreneurship

 

ENTP 378

Emerging Enterprise Law

 

ENTP 379

Technology and Innovation Management

9

ENTP 394

Topics: Entrepreneurship

 

ENTP 396

Entrepreneurial Internship

 

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

9

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

81

TOTAL CREDITS

90

Marketing Track

MKT 310

Building and Managing Customer Relations

3

MKT 320

Consumer Behavior

3

MKT 370

Social Media

3

MKT 350

Creating Value through Product and Price

3

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

12

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

81

TOTAL CREDITS

93

Business Analytics Track

INF 282

Introduction to Databases

3

BIS 310

Information Systems Analysis

3

BIS 330

IT Project Management

3

BIS 430

Workflow Design and Management

3

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

12

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

81

TOTAL CREDITS

93

Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Resource Management and the required minor in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in human resource management is designed to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the challenge of managing today’s workforce in a small but growing business, corporate or nonprofit entity, or multinational organization. The program content is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the major functional areas of human resource management such as staffing, employee training and development, wages, and benefits. In addition, students will understand and develop personal competencies such as business communication skills and skills in managing diversity. Students also will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in human resource management by completion of a rigorous and required internship program. The Bachelor of Science in HRM at NKU is one of only 263 programs in the world that has been acknowledged as being in alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

You should also know: The major in human resource management can be completed at night.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B. S. – Human Resource Management and the required minor in Business Administration

Selective Admission Courses

Credits

CMST 101

Public Speaking

3

ENG 101

College Writing

3

MAT 114

Finite Mathematics

3

 

Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT 109 or ACT 23

 

ACC 200

Principles of Accounting I-Financial

3

 

Prerequisite: BIS 101

 

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting II-Managerial

3

BUS 230

Legal Environment

3

ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ENG 291

Advanced College Writing

3

STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I

3

Credits for Selective Admission

30

College of Business Courses

BIS 300

Management Information Systems

3

BUS 330

Ethics: Managerial Decision-Making

3

ECO 305

International Context for Business

3

FIN 305

Principles of Finance

3

MGT 300

Behavior in Organizations: Understanding Organizational Life

3

MGT 305

Operations Management in Business

3

MGT 490

Business Policy

3

MKT 205

Principles of Marketing

3

Credits in Business

24

Courses for Human Resource Management

MGT 205

Business Management Principles

3

BIS 380

Quantitative Analysis with Excel

3

HRM 300

Introduction to Labor-Management Relations

3

HRM 301

Training and Employee Development

3

HRM 302

Recruiting and Selecting Human Resources

3

HRM 303

Employment Law

3

HRM 304

Compensation and Benefits

3

HRM 396

Human Resource Management Internship

3

MGT 340

Human Resource Administration

3

HRM 480

Strategic Human Resources

3

Select 9 credit hours from the following:

MGT 240

Managerial Communication

9

Any 300/400-level MGT or HRM courses

 

CREDITS FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

39

TOTAL CREDITS

93

Bachelor of Science with a major in Management and the required minor in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in management is designed to provide graduates with the fundamental personal, interpersonal, conceptual, and technical knowledge and skills they need to manage organizational operations and resources effectively. All students are expected to master a variety of business communication forms (for example, formal presentations, written reports) and to develop basic behavioral competencies necessary for those who intend to plan, organize, lead, and control the work of others in an organization. Management students must also analyze complicated business problems and seek to become adept at using both quantitative and qualitative decision-making techniques. Likewise, current and historically important theories of organization and human work behavior are studied so that students might acquire a context for understanding the complex and dynamic processes occurring in contemporary organizations. Required courses in the management major place an emphasis on learning that should facilitate long-term development as a management professional. The focus of the management program is on the knowledge base and skills that underlie effective management practice irrespective of organization or industry type.

You should also know: The major in management can be completed at night.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.S. – Management and the required minor in Business Administration

Selective Admission Courses

Credits

CMST 101

Public Speaking

3

ENG 101

College Writing

3

MAT 114

Finite Mathematics

Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT 109 or ACT ≥ 23

3

ACC 200

Principles of Accounting I-Financial

Prerequisite: BIS 101

3

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting II-Managerial

3

BUS 230

Legal Environment

3

ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ENG 291

Advanced College Writing

3

STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I

3

Credits for Selective Admission

30

College of Business Courses

BIS 300

Management Information Systems

3

BUS 330

Ethics: Managerial Decision-Making

3

ECO 305

International Context for Business

3

FIN 305

Principles of Finance

3

MGT 300

Behavior in Organizations: Understanding Organizational Life

3

MGT 305

Operations Management in Business

3

MGT 490

Business Policy

3

MKT 205

Principles of Marketing

3

Credits in Business

24

Courses for Management

BIS 380

Quantitative Analysis with Excel

3

MGT 205

Business Management Principles

3

MGT 240

Managerial Communication

3

MGT 306

Project Management

3

MGT 310

Managerial Behavior

3

MGT 320

Managing a Diverse Workforce

3

MGT 330

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

3

MGT 340

Human Resource Administration

3

MGT 396

Internship

1-3

MGT 406

Leadership Assessment and Development II

3

Select three electives from 300/400-level MGT, ENTP, and HRM courses

9

CREDITS FOR MANAGEMENT

37-39

TOTAL CREDITS

91-93

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index