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Degrees and Requirements

Management - B.A.

The Management (BA), a program in the Business Group, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

To successfully complete the Management (B.A.) Degree a minimum of 120 credits is required, the last 30 of which, and 50% of the major must be taken at La Roche University:

  • 48 credits of Business Core Requirements
  • 6 credits of Business Skills
  • 12 credits of major electives (can be selected from any Accounting, Finance, Information Systems Technology, International Management, Management or Marketing course; except ACCT1001 or ADMG1001)
  • 34 credits of Core Curriculum

Summary of Requirements

Business Core Requirements: 48 credits

  • ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I

    ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The first of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a basic introduction to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, and reporting accounting information. Topics include the accounting cycle, including financial statement preparation; merchandising operations, including inventory systems and cost flow assumptions; special journals; internal control systems; cash and bank reconciliations; and receivables and uncollectible accounts.

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  • ACCT2004
    ACCOUNTING II

    ACCT2004
    ACCOUNTING II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The second of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a continuation of basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, reporting, using, and analyzing accounting information. Topics include long-lived assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership and corporate equity transactions, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2003

  • ACCT2013
    MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

    ACCT2013
    MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An examination of the internal uses of accounting information, this course focuses on the relationship between accounting data and management's information needs in support of planning, controlling, motivating, and decision making. Topics include costing systems and behaviors; product costs, period costs, and overhead application methods; cost-volume-profit analysis; budgeting; standards and variance analysis; and managerial decision making.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2003

  • ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS

    ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of macroeconomics, including government spending, money, inflation, unemployment and taxes. Also included are brief sections on microeconomic and economic systems.

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  • ADMG1006
    MICROECONOMICS

    ADMG1006
    MICROECONOMICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of microeconomics. Price, cost and production theory are covered in relation to competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic industry structure. The field of labor economics is treated in some detail. Some advanced macroeconomics topics are also covered.

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  • ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

    ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the three major schools of management thought: the classical, the behavioral and the management science schools. The major emphasis is on the fundamentals of each school of thought and also on the integrative approach to management, drawing on the systems and contingency approaches.

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  • ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I

    ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This coure is an introduction to law and legal procedure. Contracts, their nature and requisites formation, operations, interpretation, discharge and remedies are discussed.

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  • ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

    ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an in-depth examination of organizational behavior from a macro-perspective. This course includes a review of the research on organizational structure, technology and the environment, as well as their relationship and the implications for effective organizational design. Also included in the course are discussions of organizational goals and effectiveness, organizational culture, organizational conflict and politics, and alternative organizational structure in the U.S. and abroad.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1018

  • ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION

    ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basics of human resources management including planning, recruitment selection, motivation and performance appraisal. Also treated are salary benefits systems and an introduction to EEOC and OSHA law.

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  • ADMG4020
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    ADMG4020
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Study is given to the basic operations, functions and procedures. An analytical approach is utilized with emphasis on problem solving. Modern management science techniques such as linear programming, PERT and inventory control models are presented.

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    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • ADMG4055
    SEMINAR - BUSINESS POLICY

    ADMG4055
    SEMINAR - BUSINESS POLICY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An intensive culmination and synthesization of the study of administration and management consisting of readings, case study and class discussion. The primary emphasis is on the development of the skills of strategic analysis from the viewpoint of the general manager.

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    Reserved for Senior Only

  • FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An analytical study of external sources and processes of financing. Financial analysis tools, short-and long-term financing, dividend policy and capital budgeting are examined.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

    FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide for an understanding of the various types of financial institutions that exist and operate in the American economy. Their relationship and activities in the international environment will also be addressed.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1005 & ACCT2004

  • INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT

    INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to international business management with particular emphasis on the field of international finance and economics. In addition, the course deals with problems in the area of finance, marketing, production and organization, both from the perspective of the multinational corporation and the domestic corporation trading in international markets.

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  • ISTC1010
    DIGITAL LITERACY

    ISTC1010
    DIGITAL LITERACY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course addresses information and technological literacy in the digital age. Students will develop cognitive and technological competencies in both the discovery and evaluation of information, as well as the creation and dissemination of content, all within a digital context. Students will be introduced to a set of basic digital tools, but the focus will be placed on developing the ability to adapt to new and changing technologies in the future.

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  • MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT (ADMG2021)

    MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT (ADMG2021)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A basic study of marketing systems in the American economy. This course includes, identifying the activities involved in the flow of goods among manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. The nature of demand, buyer behavior, costs and pricing, sales strategies, promotions and techniques are presented.Cross-listed with ADMG2021

    PREREQUISITES:

Business Skills : 6 credits

  • ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

    ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide students in the professional areas with training in preparing and giving professional presentations. Students will develop skills in audience/client assessment, research, presentation design and development, using presentation tools and presentation evaluation.

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    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010