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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

management major

Management Curriculum

The requirements for BS Management degrees changed in fall 2015.

Students who started their degree programs prior to fall 2015 should follow the requirements in their degree evaluations in Patriot Web.  They are also strongly encouraged to speak with a School of Business academic advisor to ensure they meet the appropriate requirements for their program.

Starting in fall 2015, students in the BS Management degree program must meet all of the following new management major requirements, major electives, and BUS 498 capstone course:

A grade of "C" or higher is required for all MGMT major courses.

Management major requirements* (6 credits)

  • MGMT 313 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 321 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Management major electives* (15 credits)

Students may select any courses from the following list to fulfill the elective requirement as well as any other 300-400 level MGMT courses (except MGMT 301 or MGMT 303 or MGMT 312 or MGMT 313).

  • MGMT 412 Diversity in Organizations
  • MGMT 413 Organizational Development & Management Consulting
  • MGMT 421 Advanced Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 431 The Legal Environment for Employee and Labor Relations
  • MGMT 441 International Strategy
  • MGMT 451 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 452 Experiential Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 453 Starting a Business
  • MGMT 461 Cross Cultural and Global Manangement
  • MGMT 462 Honors Seminar in Management
  • MGMT 463 Negotiations in Organizations
  • MGMT 464 Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
  • MGMT 471 Competitive Strategy
  • MGMT 491 Current Topics in Management
  • MGMT 499 Independent Study
  • BULE 402 Commercial Law
  • BUS 492 Undergraduate Internship

Capstone (3 credits)

  • BUS 498 Capstone Course: Advanced Business Models

Areas of Focus

Management majors may focus their careers in several areas. In selecting five elective courses, students may want to consider a likely career path. Recommended courses for three possible careers are provided below.

Human Resource Management

  • MGMT 421 Advanced Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 431 The Legal Environment for Employee and Labor Relations

Front-Line Manager or Management Trainee

  • MGMT 412 Diversity in Organizations
  • MGMT 463 Negotiations in Organizations
  • MGMT 464 Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

Entrepreneur

  • MGMT 451 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 452 Experiential Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 453 Starting a Business
  • BULE 402 Commercial Law

MGMT 313 satisfies the Mason Core Writing Intensive requirement. BUS 498 satisfies the Mason Core Synthesis requirement.

Students declaring a second major in management must complete the two required courses and four elective courses for the major. To learn about the Management Honors Program, or for course descriptions see the University Catalog.