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General Management Self-Designed B.S.B.

Curtis L. Carlson School of Management - Adm
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2008. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 16
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business
The general management self-designed major is intended for students who wish to develop an area of expertise outside of the major programs offered by the Carlson School. Students who pursue this major should have a particular career goal or objective in mind that can best be addressed through a self-designed program of study.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 50 courses before admission to the program.
Freshmen are admitted to Carlson School of Management, but do not declare a major until 50 credits have been completed. Part of the 50 credits should include the 5 tool courses and liberal education requirements.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Tool Courses
An adviser-approved statistics course may be taken in place of OMS 2550.
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1101H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1104 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1105 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Additional Program Requirements
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
BA 3000 - Career Skills (1.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
There are no specific course requirements for the general management self-designed major. Each student designs his or her own course of study in consultation with their adviser.
Functional Core
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
Communication, International, Business Policy Core
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3033V {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business (2.0 cr)
or MGMT 3040H {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
MGMT 4004W - Business Policy: Strategy Formulation and Implementation [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 4004V {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
Major Courses
16 credits of business electives must be taken in consultation with an adviser to complete the major. A proposal must also be submitted for approval.
Adviser-approved business electives
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. For any course required in a degree program, UHP students must register for the honors version if one is offered. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements.
CSOM students are encouraged to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program as one of their honors experiences.
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Measuring/describing an economy. Macroeconomic phenomena, including long-term growth, inflation, unemployment, and recessions. International trade and capital flows. Simple macroeconomic models. Financial markets. Monetary policy. Taxation, government expenditure, and debt as macroeconomic policy. Poverty and income distribution. prereq: [1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101 or ECON 1101H, honors
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
BA 3000 - Career Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Career planning. Use of Carlson School of Management's Business Career Center. Awareness, knowledge, skills associated with career/job search process. prereq: CSOM [soph or upper div] major, MACC, MBT
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fina 3000/3001/ApEc 3501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, OMS 2550
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/IBus 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource professional as strategic partner in managing organizations. Human resource management in achieving organizational performance. Legal environment. Job analysis. Recruiting/selection. Training/development. Performance management. Total rewards. Labor relations. Ethical issues. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts, principles, and techniques for managing manufacturing/service operations. Emphasizes decision making in operations function of organizations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories, frameworks, tools, and facts for understanding the environment of firms in international competition. Main world-level economic flows (trade, investment, finance). How country-/industry-level economic, political, and sociocultural factors influence behavior/functions of firms in international competition. prereq: 1001 or 1001H or 3001
MGMT 4004W - Business Policy: Strategy Formulation and Implementation (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01692 - Mgmt 3004/Mgmt 4004W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integrative perspective on overall direction of the enterprise involving both choice of products and markets and selection of organization structures and management styles; case analysis involving the identification of key issues, evaluation of options, and making recommendations under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information. prereq: 3040, 90 cr, completion of business core courses