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Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationManagement Handbook 
May 2010
MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT FACULTY 
CHAIR: Dr. Christine Wright, Doc 400-D 429-9875Associate Professor of Management Sherry McNeil Doc 400-A 4026Office ProfessionalDr. Yue Cai-Hillon Doc400-R 429-9876Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Mark Fulford Doc 401-B 8978Professor of Management Dr. Mark Hillon Doc 401 429-9874Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Joan Mansfield Doc 401-E 4026Professor of Management Dr. Mary McCord Doc 405-G 422-2857Professor of Management Dr. Larry Michaelsen Doc 400-G 429-9873Professor of Management Dr. Eric Nelson Doc 405-F 422-2629Assistant Professor of Management Mr. Keith Province Doc 401-I 429-9896Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Karen Waner Doc 400-E 4904Professor of Management Dr. Janet Winter Doc 400-C 8568Professor of Management Dockery Fax # 660-543-8465Toll-free Phone # 888-219-1980
 
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CONTENTS
 Academic Information 
Welcome P. 3What are my particular responsibilities within the courses in the Management major? P. 4What are the responsibilities of the faculty?What kind of values, conduct, or principles does the management major promote?What should I expect to learn in my major courses and why? P. 3Management Major outcomesWhat is the team-based, active, experiential-style of instruction? P. 5What is the HCBA Integrative Business Experience (IBE)?Why are management majors required to take IBE? P. 6Why is Team-Based learning stressed?What are the responsibilities of the student in TBL? P. 7Performance of past IBE companies P. 8eXperienced-Based Management: An Xblanation P. 9
Co-curricular Information 
Should I be involved in any professional organizations, clubs or teams while a student at UCM? P. 9What do faculty members at UCM really do? How can they help me? P. 10How your professors can help you P. 11
 
Course Selection 
Can I take courses whenever I like, or is there a specified or recommended order? P. 12Is there anything else I should know about selecting courses and admission to the BSBA?Sample 4-year plan (See last page of Handbook)
Preparing for an Internship and a Career 
Why should I have an internship while I’m in college?
P. 12Am I eligible for an internship, and when should I start the process?
Career Services
What 
is Career Services, and how can they help me? What skills are employers looking for
?
P. 13
What is the career placement rate? What types of businesses are hiring business graduates?What is the demand for BSBA in Management majors upon graduation
?
 Résumés
What do I need to know about résumés? P. 14When should I prepare my résumé?What is the recommended format?What should the résumé include?
Communication Emphasis
Why is there such a big focus on writing and presentations in the management major? P.15What is the Presentation Criteria form? Should I use it? Will it be used to grade me?Presentation Criteria form
 Entrepreneurship
How will an Entrepreneurship course help me?
 
P.16
 
 Advisory Board 
What is the Management & Business Communication Advisory Board? P.16What advice do the Advisory Board members have for me?How do Advisory Board members view double majors and minors?
Welcome
 !
 
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Welcome to the BSBA major in Management in the Harmon College of Business Administration (HCBA). We (thefaculty members of the Department of Management & Business Communication
MBC) are excited that you have chosenthe management major. While the courses are not easy, you will gain knowledge and skills that will help you to become astronger candidate in the job market, as well as develop skills as a life-long learner.This handbook is intended to answer questions you might have about courses in the major, our expectations, andthe reasons we have chosen to facilitate your learning using the team-based, active, experiential-learning style of instruction. Throughout your course of study, we encourage you to ask questions
question the MBC faculty and yourclassmates
and to contribute actively in each class session.With more than 10,000 business programs worldwide, you chose a university that provides you with a meaningfuleducation that will advance your career and earning capacity. You have selected a business program accredited by AACSBInternational(www.AACSB.edu). UCM's BSBA in Management major is among the elite group of AACSB-accredited business-school programs, and many large employers only recruit at AACSB-accredited schools.
Academic Information
What should I expect to learn in my major courses and why?
Over the last five years, the MBC faculty significantly revised the management major, reviewing all outcomes,assessment measures, and courses. This was not done in a vacuum; rather, all decisions made in this process included theBusiness Advisory Board (BAB) for the management major. Our BAB consists of approximately twenty business peoplewho regularly interact with Management students each semester. They are business people who typically recruit UCMmanagement major graduates and/or are UCM graduates from our major. A list of the BAB members may be found on thedepartmental web site (http://www.ucmo.edu/management/) The BSBA in Management major outcomes were finalized in May, 2008, and are shown below. Each of themanagement major outcomes correlates directly with one or more of the BSBA outcomes: thinking, communicating, valuingand interacting.
Management Major Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the successful Management major will be able to employ Thinking, Communicating,Valuing and Interacting skills to perform the following outcomes:
1. Make effective decisions
 1a. Find information; assess the value of the information and sources1b. Use theories and models to change data into information and make decisions1c. identify short and long-run implications of decisions and accept responsibility for choices
2. Organize activities to implement decisions
 2a. Analyze business situations and problems, considering the organization as a complex systems of interrelatedUnits2b. Evaluate and monitor organizational processes and systems2c. Plan, implement, and evaluate projects
3. Deliver Effective oral presentations and written communications
 3a. Compose effective messages that focus on the audience's needs and promote goodwill while achieving thedesired goals3b. Prepare and give effective presentations that focus on the audience's needs and achieve the desired goals3c. Use effective interpersonal, listening, and team-based collaboration skills to foster harmony and profitabilitywithin the complex system of the organization
4. Lead others effectively
 4a. Influence the behavior of others and be willing to be influenced by others (listening) to accomplish goals4b. Contribute to effective meetings both as an organizer and participant 4c. Provide constructive performance-related feedback to oneself and others to assist in growth and development 4d. Value teams and become an effective contributor to any team
5. Develop skills and attitudes required for life-long learning and serving othersWhat are my particular responsibilities within the courses in the Management major? What are theresponsibilities of the faculty?
We (MBC faculty members) have considered this question very carefully and consulted our Management BusinessAdvisory Board (BAB) for input on this question. Together, the MBC faculty and BAB have determined that the following

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