Management Concentrations

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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

South
America

 

Asia

Europe

  North
America
for Non-North American students

ANTH

3003

 

ANTH

3016

ANTH

3002

COMM

3180

ANTH

3017
COMM 3180

 

ANTH 3017  ART 3920 COMM 3390 COMM 3180

COMM

3390

ANTH

3018

COMM

3180

ECON

3353

  COMM 3390

ECON

3353

COMM

3180

COMM

3390

ECON

4373

  ECON 3420
FORL 2624 COMM 3390 ECON 3353  FORL 2620   GEOG 2110

GEOG

2110

ECON

3353

GEOG

2110

FORL

2660

  GEOG 3046

GEOG

3050

FORL

2661

GEOG

3051

FORL

2680

  GEOG 3056

HIST

3670

FORL

2760

HIST

3611

GEOG

2100

HIST 1051

HIST

3810

FORL

3660

HIST

3620

GEOG

3047 HIST 2012

POLS

3260

GEOG

2110

HIST

3630

HIST

3435 HIST 3031
POLS 3265 GEOG 3049 HIST 4610 HIST 3450 HIST 3245

POLS

3293  

GEOG

3056 POLS 3280 IDSN 2700 HIST 3780
POLS 3295   HIST 3711 POLS 3293 POLS 3234 IDSN 2700
PSYC 3314   HIST 3760 POLS 3295 POLS 3235 POLS 3293
RELI 1690   HIST 3780 PSYC 3314 POLS 3236 POLS 3295
  POLS 3293 RELI 1690 POLS 3293 PSYC 3314
      POLS 3295 POLS 3295 RELI 1690
      PSYC 3314     PSYC 3314    

 

 

 

RELI

1690

 

 

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

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