The administration management concentration provides students outside of business administration with skills in accounting and management that are essential to a broad variety of careers and graduate programs in business and government. Almost every organization needs people with the ability to use software to analyze data and manage budgets, inventory, human resources, expenses and tax liabilities. In addition, knowledge of organization management, public administration and the implications of public policies for private and public interests is essential to leadership roles in these organizations. Since computer information systems are also increasingly important, students might consider using their electives to learn skills in that area. The administration management concentration allows students to pursue a major that they are passionate about, while also equipping themselves with more general practical skills for securing employment. Students may have a concentration advisor from economics, business administration or political science.
General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2015 Summer Session II offered as an online course
Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care education criminal justice social welfare policies immigration environmental issues organizational theory bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations debates and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Alternate years offered 2015-2016
Personnel administration from a managerial perspective including recruitment training and development performance appraisal compensation and motivation employeemanagement relations and various legal and regulatory issues. Prerequisite BUS 300
Introduction to information system theory and application with special emphasis on information systems design in the functional areas of management marketing accounting and operations management. Prerequisites BUS 202 and 300 MATH 140 Credit may not be received for both BUS 330 and CIS 250.
Offers a general approach to the use of Information Systems in management education and government. Topics include computer terminology data communications system design computer ethics human-to-computer interfaces and computer based decision support systems. Credit may not be received for both BUS 330 and CIS 250. Prerequisites CIS 103 or permission of instructor
This course presents concepts and applications of database management systems. Topics include physical and logical data organization various database models query languages design concerns integrity and security and management issues. MS Access will be used for assignments. Prerequisites CIS 250 or BUS 330 or permission of the instructor
A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions decisions made throughout the process and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy regulatory policy and healthcare advocacy and policy. Co-requisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 General education social sciences
Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture social welfare health care or environment. Alternate years offered 2014-2015
The concentration is not available to Economics majors pursuing the business track, business administration majors, or business administration minors.