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Great organizations need top-flight leaders, and the leaders of the future need an excellent education. The Management program at Quincy University will challenge you to achieve your personal best. The curriculum integrates a rigorous foundation in the liberal arts with up-to-the-minute scholarship on management theory and practice.

You'll gain fluency in the language of business, which includes fundamental principles of accounting, economics, and business law, and master the qualitative and quantitative tools of the field. To understand the key issues of the profession, you'll explore the common core of knowledge that includes Principles of Marketing, Business Finance, and Strategic Management. Your specialized expertise will be honed in such courses as Principles of Management, Small Business Management, Theory of Organizational Behavior, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, leadership in Free Enterprise and Operations Management.

You'll learn from faculty members who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields combined with proven success in the marketplace.

Our Management program offers a bachelor of science degree in Business, with a major in Management, as well as a minor in Management.

Student Organizations
As a Management major, you'll find opportunities to grow through participating in business clubs and organizations. Regionally and nationally honored for their outstanding contributions to the school and the community, these student-managed organizations conduct projects, activities, and programs that can expand your experience and enable you to network with alumni members and other professionals.
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO): promotes entrepreneurial initiatives and entrepreneurship across campus and the broader community.
  • Institute for Management Accountants (IMA): affiliated with the national IMA organization to promote the leadership and teamwork of accounting and finance professionals.
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): promotes free enterprise practices through community involvement.

Contact Us

For more information about the Management program, feel free to contact:

Dr. Cynthia Haliemun
Associate Dean, School of Business
217-228-5432 ext. 3067
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MGT 300     Principles of Management
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a treatment of fundamental principles which apply to all management, regardless of the type, size or purpose of the enterprise. The course seeks to integrate the findings of behavioral science with traditional concepts of organizing, planning, leading and controlling. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

MGT 301     Small Business Management
Credit Hours: 3
Tools for the entrepreneur, dangers of business ventures, planning, budgeting, forecasting, retail store management, employee relations and legal aspects, geared to small business operation.

MGT 340     Organizational Behavior in a Global Context
Credit Hours: 3
In an increasingly interconnected global economy, it is highly probable that students, as graduates, will find themselves involved with cultures other than their own at every step of their careers. This course introduces students to the knowledge-set and tools required to succeed in international organizations, working and managing across diverse cultures. Core concepts such as teamwork, leadership, cultural diversity, negotiation, conflict resolution and diversity and gender issues are explored within the framework of cross-cultural settings. Taught in Rome.

MGT 342     Theory of Organizational Behavior
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the principles and application of organizational theory, including individual motivation, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, leadership, organizational design, conflicts, and job satisfaction. Prerequisite: MGT 300.

MGT 345    Leadership in Free Enterprise System
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to study the evolution of leadership, various leadership theories and characteristics conducive to leadership development.

MGT 346    Leadership in Practice
Credit Hours: 1
Students will demonstrate leadership skills through special projects and group work as assigned and monitored by a faculty mentor. Students may earn a total of four credit hours, one credit hour per semester. Graded P/F.

MGT 352    Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3
This course will introduce students to the area of human resource management and its increasing importance in the business community. Strategic implications and competitive arguments will be presented for maintaining a high quality human resource department within an organization. It will be shown that a highly functional human resource department contributes to the smooth operations of any organization (service or manufacturing).

MGT 360    Health Care Management
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the basic principles and tools of management, including organizational planning, organizing, leading and controlling in a health care setting. This course will further explore competencies, behavioral styles, and values of leadership, as well as roles of leadership and teamwork in driving health care organizational effectiveness.

MGT 364     Operations Management
Credit Hours: 3
A study of operations management with emphasis on Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) and an overview of the principles of manufacturing: quality control, capacity planning, and production standards setting. Prerequisite: ECO 225.

MGT 480  Practicum/Internship in Management
Credit Hours: 1-6
An assignment involving practical application of management or marketing theory. Students will normally work with a business firm or a nonprofit institution within the nearby tri-state area, easily accessible to students and faculty supervisors. Offered on demand only as opportunities are available. Approximately 50 hours of practicum are required per credit hour.

Program Requirements


In addition to satisfying QU's general education requirements, all students pursuing a degree in business must complete the following:

All students pursuing a degree in business must complete the following:

The Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees, pp. 7-11. The general requirements for degrees must include MAT 124 Applied College Algebra or MAT 125 College Algebra or higher Math, and PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology. PHI 327 Business Ethics is required for the Accounting majors and is recommended for Finance, Management, and Marketing majors. Additionally, students who believe they may sit for the CPA exam in the future should take PHI 327.

The students of the School of Business utilize various forms of technology including word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, and some course specific software throughout their major program of study. Students are therefore exposed to the technology applied to problem solving and decision making in the business world.

The Language of Business. In order to function in the business world it is necessary to understand the language of business which includes accounting, business law, and economics. Required courses: ACC 121 Principles of Financial Accounting, ACC 221 Management Accounting; BUS 215 Business Law; ECO 222 Principles of Macro-Economics and ECO 223 Principles of Micro-Economics.

The Tools of Business. Communicating quantitatively and qualitatively is essential in business. To ensure each student obtains these skills, courses are taken in oral and written communications, computer applications, and quantitative methods. Required courses: COM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking, ENG 382 Business Communication, ECO 225 Business Statistics, ECO 226 Quantitative Methods, and BUS 219 Personal Finance.

Common Body of Knowledge. There is a common body of knowledge that all business students must experience in order to more fully understand the way businesses operate. The courses offering this exposure include management, marketing, finance, and strategic management and are considered part of the major area of study. Required courses: MGT 300 Principles of Management, MKT 331 Principles of Marketing, FIN 315 Business Finance, and BUS 497 Strategic Management. A grade of “C-” or better is required in BUS 497.

Specialized Body of Knowledge. Each student will select a major field of specialization in either Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing. Required major courses are delineated in each program. A cumulative 2.00 grade point average is required in the major courses. The student can receive a grade lower than “C-” in only two of the major courses.

ECO 321 Managerial Economics
ECO/INB 423 International Economics and Business
MGT 301 Small Business Management
MGT 342 Theory of Organizational Behavior
MGT 345 Leadership in Free Enterprise System
MGT 352 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
MGT 364 Operations Management
MIS 305 Intro to Management Information Systems

Educational Testing Service Major Field Test (ETS)
Prior to graduation, each student is required to take the Educational Testing Service Major Field test in Business. This is a national test used to measure each student's level of achievement and to evaluate the business curriculum. Testing is administered in BUS 497.

Career Options

Management offers diverse careers that reflect the many facets of this field of study. You may find your dream job in industry, in the service sector, in health care, in government, or in the not-for-profit environment. Our graduates have held managerial positions in such firms as:
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Blessing Hospital
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • DOT Foods
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • USA Today

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