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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Management - Program Description


For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the Seidman College of Business  section in this catalog. 

The management program provides students with a balance of technical and interpersonal skills required to be effective managers and to lead others in a world of constant change and intense competition. This program offers three majors and an emphasis.

General Management

This major is recommended if you are interested in more diverse areas of management. It allows for combining interests in areas such as human resource management, management information systems and operations management by selecting from a range of courses.

Human Resources

This major emphasizes the management of the relationship between an organization and its employees. Business firms need Human Resource specialists who are capable of helping position the organization strategically through the design and administration of policies  dealing with diversity and equal opportunity, recruiting and selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, discipline, employee rights, and labor negotiations. Curriculum is focused on organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Operations Management

This major is designed to prepare you in the technical and strategic aspects of producing goods and services. Operations management involves the application of managerial, quantitative, and computer skills to areas of lean, six-sigma, ERP, inventory management, forecasting and scheduling, with the goal of giving students the tools to effectively manage service and manufacturing operations, (SAP, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, and other software packages are integrated into the operations management program).

Management Information Systems

The management information systems emphasis provides a combination of technical and managerial skills that prepare you to interpret end-user business needs and translate them into effective technology based solutions. Information Systems (IS) are the backbone of most business organizations. An emphasis in MIS deals with the application of technology to support the operational activities of an organization and the information necessary to execute those activities. Our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Initiative uses the world’s leading ERP software to expose you to real-world business processes, problems and solutions. People who understand the organization’s business processes, as well as the technical, environment are in great demand.

 

The following programs are available:

Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management  

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management  

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management  

Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management  

Management Minor