2017-2018 General Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, B.A.

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Major Requirements for Management

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Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 78

Many professional careers require leaders skilled in the management of individuals and groups, and all organizations need managers and leaders who understand organizational culture, can adapt to and inspire change, can identify and implement effective strategies, and are capable of coordinating the efforts of others to accomplish organizational goals. The undergraduate management degree in the David Eccles School of Business is designed to provide management majors with a deeper understanding of leadership and a broad conceptual foundation to recognize the challenges managers and leaders face in the 21st century.

Coursework in the undergraduate management major provides students with (a) the knowledge, abilities, and essential skills to assume managerial and leadership roles in a variety of organizations, (b) an understanding of how organizations work, and how human interaction and workplace behavior affect an organization, (c) an understanding of how to conceptualize, plan, organize and facilitate the performance of people within organizations, (d) an appreciation for the underlying theories that afford insight related to the organization, its leaders, its participants, and its overall effectiveness, and an awareness of the recent theories and current practices that influence behavior in an organizational setting, and (3) the acquisition of advanced communication and team skills necessary to effectively lead and collaborate with individuals and groups who represent a diversity of backgrounds and interests.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply to the Management Major should submit an Application for Major Status in Management.

Criteria for automatic acceptance to the management major:

  1. Complete all pre-business courses
  2. Hold Upper Division status
  3. Complete  * or MGT 3815 and    or MGT 3681  with a grade of B- or higher
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.1

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all pre-business and upper division business courses with a C- or better.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on all coursework.

Honors in Management

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Management must complete:

Business Required Courses

Required Courses for Management Degree

Global Perspectives I

Global Perspectives II

Complete any University of Utah course with an IR designation

Management Major Sequence Courses

Management Core

(Complete 2 courses)

Management Electives

Complete 12 credit hours

In fulfilling the 12 credit hour elective requirements, students may choose from the following courses. Please contact your Eccles Academic Advisor to learn more about selecting Management Electives relevant to the Organizational Leadership and Healthcare Management interest areas. Note: A minimum of 6 of the 12 credits required must be MGT courses listed below.



Many pre-business core, upper-division core, and major courses have prerequisite coursework that must be completed prior to registering for the course. Students should refer to specific course descriptions in the catalog or consult an academic advisor for more information.

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan

Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Spring Semester

  • Bachelor Degree (IR) 3 Credit(s)
  • Management - Business and Social Science 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree (DV) 3 Credit(s)
  • Management - Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • General Electives 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)