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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


College: Warrington College of Business Administration
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

The curriculum for management majors is designed for students who want a broad academic background in the behavioral and organizational problems of management. The management curriculum focuses on the structure and behavior of organizations, the management of human resources and the creation, use and evaluation of strategies that help organizations achieve competitive advantages. The management degree prepares students for a broad range of occupations in virtually every sector of the economy. Graduates can also pursue graduate studies in business, hospital administration, urban and regional planning and the social sciences.

Management majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through internships and community service projects. In addition, the Warrington College of Business Administration offers students a wide variety of professional development and leadership opportunities, including study abroad, the Florida Leadership Academy, involvement in student organizations and research activities. Students should consult an academic adviser for specific information.

Requirements for the Major

Management majors must maintain a 2.0 core, major and UF GPA. In addition to the critical-tracking and general education courses outlined below, management majors must take:
  • Core courses (BUL 4310, ECP 3703, FIN 3403, MAN 3025, MAN 4504, MAR 3023 and QMB 3250);
  • Major courses (MAN 3240, MAN 4301, MAN 4723 and either BUL 4443 or one other 3000-/4000-level management course); and
  • Restricted elective courses (11-12 credits of 3000-/4000-level courses offered by other UF colleges (not WCBA) or 1000-/4000-level foreign language courses). Students can take one professional development course to fulfill part of the restricted elective requirement (either GEB 3035 Effective Career Management in Business, GEB 3213 Professional Writing in Business or GEB 3213 Professional Writing in Business).

Critical Tracking and Semester Plan

To remain on track for the management major, students must meet the critical-tracking criteria listed below. The critical-tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the critical-tracking courses or their equivalents. Once a student received a grade of C or higher in a critical-tracking course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in the calculation of the critical-tracking GPA.

Semester 1:

  • Complete 2 of the following critical-tracking courses: CGS 2531, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233, ACG 2021C, STA 2023, and ACG 2071
  • 2.50 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding MAN 3025
  • Earn a 2.0 UF GPA (must be maintained throughout all 8 semesters)

Semester 2:

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses for a total of 4 tracking courses
  • 2.75 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding MAN 3025

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021C) for a total of 6 critical-tracking courses
  • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding MAN 3025

Semester 4:

  • Complete 7 of the 8 critical-tracking courses, excluding MAN 3025
  • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding MAN 3025
  • Meet all CLAST requirements or pass the CLAST exam

Semester 5:

  • Complete MAN 3025 with a grade of C or better
  • Meet all term 1-4 critical-tracking requirements

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold .

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (GE-M)3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE-S)3
Humanities/International/Diversity (GE-H, N, D)3
Elective (MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra [GE-M] recommended)4
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S)3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (GE-M)3
Biological Science (GE-B)3
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial Accounting4
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M)3
Humanities/International/Diversity (GE-H, N, D)3
Physical Science (GE-P)3
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Biological or Physical Science (GE-B or GE-P)3
Total 15
Semester 5Credits
MAN 3025 Principles of Management4
QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions4
Restricted elective2
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
MAN 3240 Organizations: Structure and Behavior4
FIN 3403 Business Finance4
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing (GE-S)4
Restricted elective3
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
MAN 4301 Human Resource Management4
BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business4
ECP 3703 Managerial Economics4
Restricted elective3
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
BUL 4443 Ethics in Global Business or
3000-/4000-level management course
MAN 4723 Strategic Management4
MAN 4504 Operations and Supply Chain Management4
Restricted elective3
Total 13-15