Major Requirements

Major: Management

Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

All courses taken for the Management Major require a grade of C or better. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for admission to the professional program, to enroll in 300 - 400 level courses, and to graduate.
Admission to Professional Program Requirements
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking (May satisfy general education category C)3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G)3
or ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENGL 120College Composition II (May satisfy general education category C)3
MATH 144Mathematics for Business4
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
Management Major Requirements
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
MIS 116Business Use of Computers (May satisfy general education category S)3
PHIL 216Business Ethics (May satisfy general education category A)3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)3
STAT 331Regression Analysis2
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G) 13
or ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology 13
or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
ENGL 320Business and Professional Writing (May satisfy general education category C)3
Admission to Professional Program Required prior to taking the following courses:
FIN 320Principles of Finance 23
MGMT 320Foundations of Management 23
MRKT 320Foundations of Marketing 23
MIS 320Management Information Systems 23
BUSN 430Legal and Social Environment of Business 23
BUSN 489Strategic Management (Capstone Course) 23
MGMT 330Foundations of Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 360Operations Management3
MGMT 450Human Resource Management3
Management Elective Courses (MGMT Prefix) 300-400 Level12
Select courses from current MGMT curriculum
Management Elective Courses 300-400 Level9
Select courses from within the CoB, Prefixes of BUSN, MRKT, FIN, ACCT, MIS, ENTR (includes courses cross-listed with CoB courses)
Management Elective Course 300-400 Level3
This 300-400 level elective can be external to the CoB and must be satisfied with a single 3-credit 300 - 400 level course. It cannot be used to satisfy other requirements (includes courses cross-listed with CoB courses)
At least one of the following international courses must be included in the plan of study and can count in one of the managment 300-400 level elective areas:
International Business
Global Business Environment
International Finance
International Management
International Marketing
Total Credits93

Degree Requirements and NoteS

  • Students follow the published curricula for the management program of study from the semester/year of entrance in the College of Business (CoB) to graduation provided enrollment at NDSU has not been discontinued for more than one year. Students who change their major are subject to meeting the curricular requirements in effect at the time the new major is declared. 
  • Business courses from programs that do not hold AACSB International accreditation cannot be used for major or minor requirements in the (CoB); such courses may be eligible for use as degree electives.
  • The CoB accepts a maximum of nine credits of non-NDSU 300-400 level business courses from AACSB programs with approval of the department.
  • A grade of 'C' or better is required in transfer courses accepted for all accounting, business administration, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing courses.
  • No courses for the major may be taken with Pass/Fail grading.
  • Of the credits completed in residence at least 30 credits must be in 300-400 level CoB courses.
  • Students must be accepted to the Management major prior to the completion of the last 30 credits in 300 and 400 level CoB courses.
  • A Business Administration minor is NOT offered with this major.
  • For multiple majors within the CoB, at least 15 unique credits of 300-400 level CoB courses must exist between the majors.
  • Internship and cooperative education credits may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation as non-major electives or 300-400 level electives not used in pre-major categories.
  • Student may choose to take the Human Resource Management Track  or the Supply Chain Management Track within the Management major:

Human Resources Management

MGMT 452Compensation Management3
Select two of the following:6
Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Understanding and Managing Diversity in Organizations
Labor-Management Relations

Supply Chain Management 

MGMT 461Supply Chain Management (Required)3
MGMT 462Modeling the Supply Chain (Required)3
Select one of the following:3
Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Sales and Personal Selling
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Technology
Marketing Strategy
Introduction to Transportation & Logistics