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BS in Management

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A career in management is a career in leadership.

Interested in a career directing and motivating others? Our faculty of experienced managers brings you real-world knowledge at a campus in the heart of Chicago, an international business city. Management students enjoy special access to executives from across the Chicago business community, as well as practical learning opportunities grounded in critical and analytical approaches to organizational dynamics and human resources.

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Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Management from UIC Business will equip you with the necessary skills to successfully lead and manage people and organizations. With a varied curriculum encompassing human resource management,  strategic management, leadership, managerial skills and managerial logistics, you’ll gain the skills to excel in and lead teams, negotiate conflict and develop strategy to help a business succeed.

Management students can opt for a concentration in human resource management, leadership and managerial skills, strategic management or managerial logistics.

For a full list of degree requirements, visit the UIC Catalog.

For a full list of courses offered, visit the Course Catalog.

 

Program Outcomes

With a degree in management from UIC Business, you’ll learn to:

  • Develop personal leadership skills
  • Manage and motivate people at work
  • Apply management principles to business problems
  • Employ conflict resolution skills within the workplace
  • Recognize how global factors influence decision-making
  • Understand how social responsibility relates to business
  • Identify efficient distribution channels
  • Analyze the competitive position of a company

 

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Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Management from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Managerial Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
General and Basic Course Requirements48
Business Core45
Major Requirements18
Business Electives9
Total Hours120

General and Basic Course Requirements

See General and Basic Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
MGMT445Organizational Theory3
MGMT452Organizational Behavior3
MGMT453Human Resource Management3
Nine additional hours selected from among the non-required 300- or 400-level courses in Management, except MGMT499.9
Total Hours18

Students must complete 9 hours of electives in their management major. Students may choose to focus their 9 elective hours within a given concentration. The same elective cannot be counted toward more than one concentration. Students may also choose to complete the degree without a concentration. In this case, students may fulfill their 9-hour elective requirement by choosing any combination of management electives from within the Department of Managerial Studies, including a cross-listed course with sociology:

Cross-listed Course
MGMT447Organizations3

The Department of Managerial Studies offers the following four concentrations in management:

Concentration in Human Resource Management
Select three of the following:9
MGMT454
Labor-Management Relations
MGMT465
Compensation and Reward Systems
MGMT466
Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity
MGMT470
Personnel Training and Development
Concentration in Leadership and Managerial Skills
The following courses are required:9
MGMT475
Leadership Theories and Personal Leadership Skills Development
MGMT463
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MGMT466
Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity
Concentration in Strategic Management
Select three of the following:9
MGMT460
Business, Society, and the Global Economy
MGMT463
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MGMT485
Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
MGMT486
Managerial Consulting
Concentration in Managerial Logistics
The following courses are required:6
MGMT480
Transportation Systems Management
MGMT481
Managerial Logistics
Select one of the following: 3
MGMT460
Business, Society, and the Global Economy
MKTG463
Marketing Channels and E-Commerce

Business Electives

Electives
Nine hours from courses in the College of Business Administration. Students may choose ECON221 or any CBA courses at the 300- or 400-level. Students may use their business electives to complete a second concentration within their major or a minor with the college.9
Total Hours9

Sample Business Major Curriculum

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section. See your academic advisor for an individualized major map in your field of study.

Minors

UIC Business offers minors that add an edge to your degree.

Business Analytics

The hottest new area of business. Add insight to your marketing, management or IDS degree with a focus on the use of data-driven approaches to decision making and management.

International Business

Only available to CBA undergraduates, the minor pairs well with any degree and gives you an understanding of global business.

Program Faculty

Head and shoulder photo of Don Kluemper

Don Kluemper

Assistant Professor of Management
Head and shoulder photo of William Kohler

William Kohler

Lecturer in Managerial Communications
Head and shoulder photo of Robert C. Liden

Robert C. Liden

Professor of Management

Executives in the Classroom

For over 25 years, the Executives in the Classroom series has brought the C-suite into the classroom, putting students directly in contact with executive leadership. Recent speakers include Michael Amiridis, UIC Chancellor; Selim Bassoul, CEO of Middleby; Jill Smart, retired VP of Human Resources for Accenture; Michael Fung, retired CFO of Walmart USA; and Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments.

On October 15, Brian J. McCaskey visited the classroom. McCaskey is the Senior Director of Business Development for the Chicago Bears.

Faculty and students with Brian J. McCaskey

Upcoming Events

Executives In the Classroom: Terry A. Duffy, CME Group

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Terry A. Duffy is the President and Executive Chairman of CME Group. He will present in BSB 140 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2.

Event contact: Professor Michael Miller

millerm@uic.edu; 312-413-3485

Executives In the Classroom: Joseph C. High, Grainger, Inc.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Joseph C. High is Senior V.P & Chief People Officer at Grainger, Inc. He will present in BSB 140 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30.

Event contact: Professor Michael Miller

millerm@uic.edu; 312-413-3485

Executives In the Classroom: Shari Ballard, Best Buy Inc.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Shari Ballard is the President of U.S. Retail at Best Buy Inc. She will present in BSB 140 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6.

Event contact: Professor Michael Miller

millerm@uic.edu; 312-413-3485

Career Success

Top Job Functions of 2014 UIC Business Management Majors
and Median Starting Salary

Retail Management $40,000
Operations $37,000
Human Resources $34,000