Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management

The undergraduate major in Management prepares students to manage and lead all aspects of organizations. It also prepares students for graduate study in business and other fields.

Mastery of course content enables students to inspire themselves, others, teams, and organizations to coordinate efforts to provide effective outcomes. Content covered includes ethics and virtue, organizational behavior, human resources, domestic and international cultural differences, and negotiating skills. A capstone course integrates the learning objectives of the major in a study of a real company where students demonstrate that they can now apply effectively what they have learned.

Requirements for the Major

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In addition to university degree and business core requirements, students must complete 21 credit hours in management courses.

Required Courses (12 hours)

Within the 120-semester-hour program, students must complete 21 hours of management coursework beyond MAN 3025.
A grade point average of 2.0 or higher must be achieved in all major course work at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA including transfer work. At least 15 hours must be taken in residence at USF Tampa.

Management Electives (9 hours)

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912, IDS 4914 or IDH 4910 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

Internship Opportunities

It is recommended that Management students participate in an internship course (MAN 4940) as part of their plan of study.

Human Resources Management Concentration (21 credit hours)

This concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions and to succeed in the field of Human Resources Management. Upon successfully completion of this Concentration, students will develop an understanding of the different functions encompassed within this particular discipline such as managing compensation, benefits, training and development, recruitment, staffing, employee retention, performance evaluation, employment law, as well as developing an appreciation for the importance of obtaining and enhancing diversity in the workplace.

Required Major Core Courses (12 credit hours)

Required Concentration Core Courses (6 Hours)

Concentration Electives (3 credit hours)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following Concentration Elective Courses.