Management and Organizational Change

Siddiq Abdullah, Ph.D.
Stephen P. Becker, Ed.D.
Ruthann Bergman, MBA

The B.A. in Management and Organizational Change is a multidisciplinary major. It combines concepts of business, leadership, psychology, sociology, economics, ethics, and other social disciplines to analyze managerial problems and make effective decisions that will improve human performance in profit-making and nonprofit organizations. The major combines the study of management practice with organization development strategies and methods in the context of a dramatically changing global environment. The program particularly enables students to develop the competencies required to manage people or to function as organizational consultants to other managers and executives. The focus of the program is the practical application of a wide variety of change management models and skills. Use of cross- registration courses with Babson College and Boston College, selecting a minor concentration, exploratory internships, service learning projects, international study, and developing a personal portfolio further enhance learning results.

Students majoring in Management and Organizational Change are required to take ten core courses plus two electives from the list below.

There are three Department minor concentrations: Accounting, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and International Business.

Major Requirements

Management and Organizational Change

EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
Or
EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
MN 101 Understanding Business in a Changing World
AC 205 Accounting I
MN 211 Management Principles
MN 220 Organizational Change: Strategies and Methods
MN 304 Business Leadership and Organizational Behavior
FN 310 Finance I
MN 351 Methods for Managerial Decision Making
MN 490 Senior Seminar in Managerial and Organizational Change
MN 495 Senior Internship

At least two of the following:

EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
AC 206 Accounting II
MK 221 Marketing Principles
PY 224 Group Dynamics
MN 260 International Business
MN 270 The Nonprofit Organization
MN 301 Human Resource Management
MN 328 Entrepreneurship
EC 302 International Economics
MN 341 Business Law
MK 322 Marketing Research

Minor Requirements**

Accounting (Five courses required)*

AC 206 Accounting II
AC 305 Intermediate Accounting I
AC 315 Principles of Taxation
AC 325 Managerial Accounting
AC 326 Budgeting and Control
FN 310 Finance I

Or other suitable, approved courses
*Prerequisites are required for all courses
** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor.

Marketing and Entrepreneurship**

Two Required:
MK 221 Marketing Principles
MN 328 Entrepreneurship*

Plus three of the following courses:
CO 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
CO 265 Multicultural Images in the Media
CO 310 Public Relations*
CO/EN 350 Advertising Copywriting and Design Seminar*
MK 240 Sports Marketing*
MK 324 Advertising*
MK 325 Retailing*
MK 327 Selling and Sales Management
MK 328 Direct and Internet Marketing*

Or other suitable, approved courses
*Prerequisite required
** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor.

International Business**

Five courses required:
EC 302 International Economics
MK 323 International Marketing*
PS 131 International Relations
PS 201 Comparative Politics
PS 315 International Political Economy

Or other suitable, approved courses
*MN 101 and MK 221 are prerequisites
** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor.