Management

Overview

A concentration and a minor

Are you a born leader? Do you imagine yourself as the person in charge, someone who would excel, given the opportunity?

Being a leader in today’s complex, global environment is challenging. The business environment is characterized by constant changes in technology, as well as increased globalization and diversity. You must be able to successfully mobilize and coordinate resources in such an environment.

The Management concentration at Bryant prepares you to meet this challenge. It emphasizes the everyday aspects of management - planning, organizing, motivating leading, and modifying behavior- and the ethical practices necessary to be accountable in an organization.

The Management minor was developed to meet an increasing demand for management skills at all organizational levels. Whether you are a business or liberal arts student, you will gain an understanding of complex managerial issues that corporations face today through this minor.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

You will have the advantage of being networked into the business and professional world at Bryant. Through a variety of programs, including those offered by the Amica Center for Career Education and alumni mentoring programs, you will have unparalleled opportunities to interact with CEOs, successful entrepreneurs, and executives. Management graduates are prepared for professional success in a variety of fields.

Titles held by recent management graduates include business manager, credit manager, executive trainee, application specialist, consumer loan trainee, customer service representative, inventory control specialist, and human resources specialist.

You will also be prepared for graduate or law school.

Management Faculty

The Management faculty comprises strong researchers and consultants who are experts in various industries and functions within the field. They are outstanding teachers who bring their knowledge and expertise into the classroom to create effective and enhanced learning experiences.

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Requirements

For an 18-credit concentration:

First-Year Gateway Experience

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)
Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100)
Writing Workshop (WRIT106)
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)
Upper-Level Gateway Requirement
Management Concentration
Organizational Behavior (MGT302)
Human Resources Management (MGT312)
Four (4) Management Electives (Must include two (2) 400-level electives)
Business Core Requirements
Financial and Managerial Accounting (ACG203, ACG204)
Business Policy (BUS400)
Introduction to Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201)
Financial Management (FIN201)
The Legal Environment of Business (LGLS211)
Management Principles and Practice (MGT200)
Operations Management (MGT201)
Foundations of Marketing Management (MKT201)
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Microeconomic Principles (ECO113)
Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114)
Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121)
Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)
Statistics I (MATH201)
Writing Workshop (WRIT106)
Two (2) Humanities Survey Courses
Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements – Modes of Thought*
Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought
One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include one Lab Science)

(One science course must be at the 300 or 400 level)
*19 net credits - 3 credits from the required liberal arts minor may be applied to this distribution
One (1) Liberal Arts Elective

Liberal Arts Minor Requirement

Selection is made from a variety of liberal arts disciplines.

(Some minors require more than 12 credits)
Four (4) Open Electives
A minimum 122 credits are required for graduation.

For a 12-credit minor:

College of Business students: Must earn 12 credits in Management courses beyond the business core requirements (MGT200 and MGT201)

College of Arts and Sciences students: Must earn 12 credits in Management courses beyond requirements below. Check course descriptions in catalog for any prerequisites.

The 12 credits must be allocated as follows:

Two (2) courses from the following list:

  • Operations Management (MGT201) (College of Arts and Sciences only)
  • Organizational Behavior (MGT302)
  • International Business Management (MGT356)
  • Diversity in a Global Environment (MGT357)
  • Global Dimensions of Human Resources Management (MGT358)

Two (2) 400-level courses from the following list:

  • Cases in Global Business Management (MGT461)
  • Power and Influence (MGT463)
  • Management Seminar (MGT475)
  • Team Building and Conflict Resolution (MGT476)

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To learn more, please contact:
Angela Wicks Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Management
awicks@bryant.edu

IRON CHEF PREP

Ken Oringer ’94
Chef/ Restaurateur

Oringer is an Iron Chef champion and recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northeast. But before he became a star in the restaurant world, he decided a solid foundation in business at Bryant was the best preparation.

After attending the Culinary Institute of America, he developed his craft from New York to San Francisco. He is the owner of six highly-acclaimed restaurants in Boston.

“It’s really important to have a business foundation and framework,” says Oringer. “Once I built that, I have a lot of freedom to be creative and express myself.”

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

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Lori Coakley, Ph.D.
Professor of management

Lori Coakley, Ph.D., has received awards for teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level, mentorship of students and faculty, and service and leadership on campus. She teaches classes in organizational behavior, leadership, and international management, and is on the faculty of the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant. Her ongoing consultant work centers on organizational behavior and strategic management issues, and she brings this practical experience to the classroom.

“My consulting helps me engage my students at a different level, because I can challenge them with the same questions I’m being challenged with,” she says. “When faculty members use practical approaches, students understand that it’s not just theory in a textbook, but that they’re actually going to apply it when they leave Bryant.”

MANAGEMENT BEYOND BUSINESS

Christopher Brida '12
Math teacher,
Benjamin Franklin High School

"When I tell people about my major, I refer to myself as the 'weird management major.'

My idea of business is much different than that of my peers. I have long-believed the practical application of my business skills—entrepreneurship, innovation, and resourcefulness—would be best served outside the world of business.

Management has taught me the conceptual characteristics of managing an organization, and I will bring those skills into a low-income high school classroom, where I am teaching mathematics."