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School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Department of Management/Marketing

Management

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Why pursue a management degree at North Central College?

Now more than ever, we can’t tackle complex management challenges with business solutions alone. North Central faculty understand that. They use innovative teaching techniques, sometimes drawing from fields as diverse as mythology and neuroscience, to illuminate business concepts and show you how viewing problems from multiple perspectives can lead to creative solutions. You’ll learn to get things done efficiently and effectively, whatever the challenge and wherever you work—in nonprofit, for-profit, technical or governmental arenas.

You can also:

  • Gain professional experience, put your skills to the test and compete with award-winning teams by joining the American Marketing Association (AMA), Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization (EIBO) or Enactus.
  • Find competitive internships and job opportunities through faculty and alumni networks or through our Career Development Center.

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Management, B.A.

Management emphasizes organizational performance and analysis. Graduates are employed in a wide range of companies and public and private agencies. Students who pursue graduate study normally work toward the M.B.A. degree or an M.S. degree in management.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Major Requirements

Common Business Core

  • ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    3.00 credit hours

    Analysis of accounting for managerial decision-making, planning and control. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, traditional and nontraditional product costing methods and cost-volume profit analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BEN 110 - Business and Society

    BEN 110 - Business and Society

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory course identifying the role of the business institution in our society. It serves as a background for other more focused business courses. Specifically, it will explore the major business activities that operate within the societal framework. It seeks to provide a basic understanding of what business arena is about, and how business behavior is shaped and influenced by its stakeholders—managers, consumers, employees, government and community members. Key topics to be covered in this course include: business systems, corporate governance, the business and society relationship, business and public issues, ethical dilemmas in business, corporate social responsibilities in relation to stakeholders, globalization, ecological and sustainability issues and the influence of technology on business and society. Students may not receive credit for both BEN 110 and BEN 310.

    Prerequisite(s)


    First-Year or Sophomore status.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the major aspects of the law governing business and commerce including the domestic and international legal environment, the range of dispute resolution processes, legal liability including business torts and crimes, contracts, employment law including employment discrimination, business entities focusing on corporations and general partnerships and intellectual property with particular attention to copyright and trademark law.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design, hypothesis testing and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Mathematics.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of management principles and functions in formal organizations. Setting objectives, planning, organizing, delegating, decision making, budget setting and controlling as practiced in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    The scope and methods of product development, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods and services by for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201, ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    3.00 credit hours

    An integrative course in business, dealing with strategic policy formulation and implementation, long-range planning and environmental scanning through the use of case analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 135, BUS 205, BUS 360, BUS 362, BUS 368, FIN 350 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the theory of consumer choice, social and individual welfare, the behavior of business firms under pure competition and monopoly and applied microeconomic topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on factors which explain changes in national income, unemployment and inflation. Other topics include money and banking and fiscal and monetary policies.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement; ECN 250 recommended.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, bond and stock valuation, common stock/debt financing, risk and return, cost of capital and capital budgeting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201; ECN 250; ECN 252; ECN 241 or MTH 341 and MTH 342.

    Schedule Of Classes

Management Courses

  • BUS 296 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    BUS 296 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the skills and business strategies necessary for creating a successful small business. Additional topics include analysis of the economic climate, securing technical and financial assistance, new product development and business concepts applicable to entrepreneurial situations in a corporate environment.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 196 recommended.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 360 - Management Information Systems

    BUS 360 - Management Information Systems

    3.00 credit hours

    An applications course which combines information theory and practice to prepare the student to analyze managerial information needs and find the most effective ways of meeting those needs. Applications in areas of functional management and decision making by various problem solving methods are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 384 - Human Resource Management

    BUS 384 - Human Resource Management

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the basic functions of personnel and labor relations. Discussions focus on valuing, employing, developing, motivating and maintaining human resources in organizations. The history of the American labor movement and the collective bargaining process is also examined.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 410 - Environmental Management

    BUS 410 - Environmental Management

    3.00 credit hours

    This course provides students with an overview of how management intersects with the environment. It examines purchasing decisions by consumers and production choices by firms, and how these can be made to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Other topics covered will include: how our market system contributes to global climate change, sustainability of our economy and ecology, production Life-Cycle-Analysis and "green" products.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 420 - Production/Operations Management

    BUS 420 - Production/Operations Management

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the production process and its relationship to scientific decision making. Emphasis on plant layout, planning, quality control, inventory management and integration of market demand with scheduling.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LEV 390 - Seminar on Leadership Theory

    LEV 390 - Seminar on Leadership Theory

    3.00 credit hours

    The goal of the seminar is to gain familiarity with the considerations involved in framing a comprehensive theory of leadership with special emphasis upon the connections between leadership, values and ethics. In independent projects students relate major theories about leadership to the study of specific leader/constituent relationships.

    Schedule Of Classes

Recommended Support Courses

Support courses should be selected from Communication, English, Leadership, Ethics and Values, Mathematics, Psychology and Sociology.

Management, B.S.

Management emphasizes organizational performance and analysis. Graduates are employed in a wide range of companies and public and private agencies. Students who pursue graduate study normally work toward the M.B.A. degree or an M.S. degree in management.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Major Requirements

Common Business Core

  • ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    ACC 202 - Accounting Principles II/Managerial

    3.00 credit hours

    Analysis of accounting for managerial decision-making, planning and control. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, traditional and nontraditional product costing methods and cost-volume profit analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BEN 110 - Business and Society

    BEN 110 - Business and Society

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory course identifying the role of the business institution in our society. It serves as a background for other more focused business courses. Specifically, it will explore the major business activities that operate within the societal framework. It seeks to provide a basic understanding of what business arena is about, and how business behavior is shaped and influenced by its stakeholders—managers, consumers, employees, government and community members. Key topics to be covered in this course include: business systems, corporate governance, the business and society relationship, business and public issues, ethical dilemmas in business, corporate social responsibilities in relation to stakeholders, globalization, ecological and sustainability issues and the influence of technology on business and society. Students may not receive credit for both BEN 110 and BEN 310.

    Prerequisite(s)


    First-Year or Sophomore status.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the major aspects of the law governing business and commerce including the domestic and international legal environment, the range of dispute resolution processes, legal liability including business torts and crimes, contracts, employment law including employment discrimination, business entities focusing on corporations and general partnerships and intellectual property with particular attention to copyright and trademark law.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    BUS 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design, hypothesis testing and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Mathematics.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of management principles and functions in formal organizations. Setting objectives, planning, organizing, delegating, decision making, budget setting and controlling as practiced in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    The scope and methods of product development, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods and services by for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201, ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    BUS 475 - Business Strategy

    3.00 credit hours

    An integrative course in business, dealing with strategic policy formulation and implementation, long-range planning and environmental scanning through the use of case analysis.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 135, BUS 205, BUS 360, BUS 362, BUS 368, FIN 350 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the theory of consumer choice, social and individual welfare, the behavior of business firms under pure competition and monopoly and applied microeconomic topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    ECN 252 - Macroeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on factors which explain changes in national income, unemployment and inflation. Other topics include money and banking and fiscal and monetary policies.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement; ECN 250 recommended.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    FIN 350 - Corporate Finance

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, bond and stock valuation, common stock/debt financing, risk and return, cost of capital and capital budgeting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201; ECN 250; ECN 252; ECN 241 or MTH 341 and MTH 342.

    Schedule Of Classes

Management Courses

  • BUS 296 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    BUS 296 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the skills and business strategies necessary for creating a successful small business. Additional topics include analysis of the economic climate, securing technical and financial assistance, new product development and business concepts applicable to entrepreneurial situations in a corporate environment.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 196 recommended.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 360 - Management Information Systems

    BUS 360 - Management Information Systems

    3.00 credit hours

    An applications course which combines information theory and practice to prepare the student to analyze managerial information needs and find the most effective ways of meeting those needs. Applications in areas of functional management and decision making by various problem solving methods are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 384 - Human Resource Management

    BUS 384 - Human Resource Management

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the basic functions of personnel and labor relations. Discussions focus on valuing, employing, developing, motivating and maintaining human resources in organizations. The history of the American labor movement and the collective bargaining process is also examined.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 410 - Environmental Management

    BUS 410 - Environmental Management

    3.00 credit hours

    This course provides students with an overview of how management intersects with the environment. It examines purchasing decisions by consumers and production choices by firms, and how these can be made to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Other topics covered will include: how our market system contributes to global climate change, sustainability of our economy and ecology, production Life-Cycle-Analysis and "green" products.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 420 - Production/Operations Management

    BUS 420 - Production/Operations Management

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the production process and its relationship to scientific decision making. Emphasis on plant layout, planning, quality control, inventory management and integration of market demand with scheduling.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LEV 390 - Seminar on Leadership Theory

    LEV 390 - Seminar on Leadership Theory

    3.00 credit hours

    The goal of the seminar is to gain familiarity with the considerations involved in framing a comprehensive theory of leadership with special emphasis upon the connections between leadership, values and ethics. In independent projects students relate major theories about leadership to the study of specific leader/constituent relationships.

    Schedule Of Classes

Additional Requirements for the B.S. Degree

  • CSC 140 - Fundamentals of Computational Problem Solving or higher-level CSC course

    CSC 140 - Fundamentals of Computational Problem Solving

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to computing focusing on problem solving, algorithm construction, data organization and program development using Python. Topics include basic programming fundamentals and constructs such as variables and assignment statements; arithmetic, relational and logical operators; decisions and loops; modularization with functions; files; and data structures such as lists and dictionaries. Prior programming experience is not required. This course does not count toward a major in computer science, but may apply to a minor. May not be taken after successful completion of any higher level computer science course.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 (or concurrent enrollment) or higher or appropriate placement.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MTH 152 - Calculus II

    MTH 152 - Calculus II

    3.00 credit hours

    Continuation of Calculus I with emphasis on integration and its applications. Required for the B.S. degree in any department.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 141 or MTH 151.

    Core

    Mathematics.
    IAI

    M1 900

    Schedule Of Classes

    • One mathematics elective beyond MTH 152 or one computer science course beyond CSC 140 

One of the following:

  • ACC 307 - Cost Accounting

    ACC 307 - Cost Accounting

    3.00 credit hours

    Development of accounting information for management decisions. A study of several cost accounting systems, unit cost determination, budgeting, variance analysis, cost allocation systems and inventory control techniques used for routine and nonroutine management decisions.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 446 - Operations Research

    BUS 446 - Operations Research

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the application of mathematical models in managerial decision making. Includes statistical design theory, linear programming, the transportation problem, inventory models, the Markov process and queuing theory. Students may not receive credit for both BUS 446 and BUS 546.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 445 - Econometrics

    ECN 445 - Econometrics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course provides exposure to the estimation and testing of economic models using statistical methods and appropriate empirical data. Emphasis is placed on model construction and the use of multiple linear regression for interpretation, analysis and forecasting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250; ECN 252; ECN 241 or MTH 341 and MTH 342.

    Schedule Of Classes

Recommended Support Courses

Support courses should be selected from Communication, English, Leadership, Ethics and Values, Mathematics, Psychology and Sociology.

Management Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Internships

Recent internships in Management include:

  • Management intern, Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, IL
  • Management and logistics intern, C.H. Robinson, Woodridge, IL
  • Intern, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, Lombard, IL
  • Intern, Kellogg’s Food Away From Home, Elmhurst, IL
  • Management Intern, InXpress, Brisbane, Australia

 

Careers

Recent graduates in management joined careers such as:

  • Account coordinator, Imagine That, Warrenville, IL
  • Technology Consulting Analyst, Accenture
  • Account Management Specialist, Hub Group
  • District Manager, ALDI

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