Management Concentration
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A concentration in management can provide you with the skills you need to succeed in future business enterprises. The concentration is designed to help you learn how to deal with the people-based challenges you will encounter in a management position.

Concentration Course Requirements (18 Semester Hours)

Required Courses (6 semester hours)
MGMT 4242 Organizational Behavior OR PSYC 3241
MGMT 4482 Managerial Negotiation

Elective Courses (12 semester hours)
Select four from:
MGMT 4252 Entrepreneurship (WI)
MGMT 4272 Managing the Family Business (WI*)
MGMT 4342 Organizational Change & Development
MGMT 4343 Organizational Leaders & Leadership
MGMT 4352 Management in a Global Economy
MGMT 4402 Human Resource Management
MGMT 4422 Labor Relations
MGMT 4952 Topics in Management


Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Concentration

The emerging high-technology and service industries have created a demand for entrepreneurs who can provide dynamic leadership in creating new enterprises. Equally important is the need for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to enter older, more mature industries. If you intend to enter a family business, work in the small business sector, start your own business, or buy an existing business, you should consider a concentration in entrepreneurship and small business management.

Concentration Course Requirements (18 Semester Hours)

Required Courses (9 semester hours)
MGMT 4242 Organizational Behavior OR PSYC 3241
MGMT 4252 Entrepreneurship (WI)
MGMT 4262 Small Business Management (WI) (SL*)

Elective Courses (9 semester hours)
Select three from:
FINA 3824 Financial Analysis and Planning
MGMT 4272 Managing the Family Business (WI*)
MGMT 4352 Management in a Global Economy
MGMT 4402 Human Resource Management
MGMT 4482 Managerial Negotiation
MKTG 4362 Retail Management
MKTG 4662 (WI) Marketing Research
MKTG 4732 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 4752 Advertising and Promotion Management
OMGT 4743 Logistics & Materials Management

In the entrepreneurship course, you will be required to develop a venture or business plan. Unique to this concentration is the small business management course in which you will actually work with an existing business under a program sponsored by the Small Business Administration's Small Business Institute (SBI).


International Business Concentration

The international business major in the College of Business is a highly structured program that is best suited to students in their first semester of the freshman year. There are certain requirements that are unique to this major including a full semester study abroad and the fulfillment of a foreign language requirement.

Study Abroad

All international business majors are required to study abroad for a minimum of one full semester. Summer study abroad cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. One of the primary goals of the full semester study abroad is to enhance the student's proficiency in the chosen foreign language within its cultural context. It is recommended that students study abroad during the second semester of their sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year. Immediately upon their return from the study abroad, students are required to sit for a foreign language competency examination through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. It is the student's responsibility to arrange the study abroad through the ECU International Programs Office.

World Regions

The full semester study abroad must be completed in an approved nation within the student's chosen world region. There are five world regions from which a student can choose -- Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. Each student must choose the language of preference within the appropriate world region. The study abroad must be completed within the nation whose native tongue is the student's preference.

Courses in the 27-semester hour international business concentration include:
Six courses beyond the one common body of knowledge international perspectives course requirement

(18 semester hours) - select six:

ACCT 4451 International Accounting
FINA 4454 International Finance
MKTG 3852 Cultural Environment of International Business
MKTG 4992 (WI) International Marketing
MGMT 3352 International Business
MGMT 4352 Management in a Global Economy
POLS 2020 Introduction to International Relations OR
ANTH 2010 Societies Around the World

Foreign Language Requirement

Intended majors are required to have a minimum competency in a foreign language such that they could test out of taking the Level 1 course at ECU. Intended majors also are strongly encouraged to complete the Level 4 of the appropriate language by the first semester of their sophomore year and/or prior to the semester of the student's study abroad. The language test (ACTFL), which is administered upon the student's return from the full semester study abroad, is available in four competency areas -- writing, speaking, listening, and reading. Using the ACTFL guidelines, students will be required to score intermediate-high on listening and reading and intermediate-mid on speaking and writing.

Free electives (9 semester hours) --courses chosen by the student. May be used to take language courses if necessary.

Choose 9 s.h. based one of the following World Regions chosen by the student (not more than two courses from any one dept):
Students choose three courses from more than twenty-five available within five world regions including Africa/Middle East, South America, Asia, Europe, and North America.

World Regions and Courses Available
Africa /Middle East

ANTH 3003
COMM 3180
COMM 3390
ECON 3353
FORL 2624
GEOG 2110
GEOG 3050
HIST 3670
HIST 3810
POLS 3260
POLS 3265
POLS 3293
POLS 3295
PSYC 3314
RELI 1690

South America

ANTH 3016
ANTH 3017
ANTH 3018
COMM 3180
COMM 3390
ECON 3353
FORL 2661
FORL 2760
FORL 3660
GEOG 2110
GEOG 3049
GEOG 3056
HIST 3711
HIST 3760
HIST 3780
POLS 3293
POLS 3295
PSYC 3314
RELI 1690

Asia

ANTH 3002
ART 3920
COMM 3180
COMM 3390
ECON 3353
GEOG 2110
GEOG 3051
HIST 3611
HIST 3620
HIST 3630
HIST 4610
POLS 3280
POLS 3293
POLS 3295
PSYC 3314
RELI 1690

Europe

COMM 3180
COMM 3390
ECON 3353
ECON 4373
FORL 2620
FORL 2660
FORL 2680
GEOG 2100
GEOG 3047
HIST 3435
HIST 3450
IDSN 2700
POLS 3234
POLS 3235
POLS 3236
POLS 3293
POLS 3295
POLS 3314
RELI 1690

North America
for Non-North American students

ANTH 3017
COMM 3180
COMM 3390
ECON 3420
GEOG 2110
GEOG 3046
GEOG 3056
HIST 1051
HIST 2012
HIST 3031
HIST 3245
HIST 3780
IDSN 2700
POLS 3290
POLS 3295
PSYC 3314
RELI 1690

For more information about the international business concentration contact:

Dr. Tope Bello, Department of Management
3107 Bate Building, School of Business
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Telephone 252-328-4856
E-mail: bellot@ecu.edu