DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Management today is a challenging and exciting field. Management systems play an essential role in powering the economy, and management decisions and practices can have substantial impact on individual lives. The Management major allows students to learn strategies, techniques, and ethics for effective organization. The required courses - Entrepreneurship, Change Management, Organizational Behavior, and Business Operations – provide students with an essential foundation for effective management skills and employability. The study of Entrepreneurship opens opportunities for creativity and initiation of new business. Flexibility in dynamic environments and exploitation of business opportunities are addressed in the study of Change Management. The human element in business is fundamental to success, yet is often seen as difficult to manage. In response to this dilemma, the course in Organizational Behavior explores theories and perspectives on human behavior in organizations that lend an understanding of this complex aspect of business. The Business Operations course focuses on achieving competitive advantage by improving efficiency and customer experiences. Management skills are in high demand worldwide. A degree in Management opens employment possibilities in a broad range of industries as well as in the non-profit sector of the economy.
The focus is on preparing students for business in Kuwait, Arabian Gulf, Arab World, and internationally. Working together with the College of Business and Economics, the Management department provides rigorous programs that foster excellence in teaching, scholarship, and disseminate socially responsible practices to advance societies.
The Management Department aspires to be recognized locally, regionally, and internationally for its institutional distinctiveness, academic excellence, and the accomplishments of its graduates.
- Freedom of thought, expression, and intellectual inquiry
- Respect for individual identity and rights, and cultural diversity
- Commitment to high standards of morality, integrity, and social responsibility
- Adherence to high professional standards and ethics
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
Upon completion of the AUK major in Management, the student will be able to:
- Create an application of management reporting systems and critically assess business performance employing management information systems.
- Demonstrate the analytical skills required for the evaluation of an organization’s strategic plan compared with actual results and provide solutions to problems that occur when actual results fail to meet plans
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and ensure internal controls that provide assurance for users of financial statements are professionally implemented.
- Demonstrate understanding of basic technical skills such as the application of variance, ratio, and comparative entity analysis to control activity and protect corporate assets.
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences in business environments.
- Apply ethical reasoning and teambuilding practices in business management.
Management Degree Requirements (124 Credit Hours)To receive a degree in Management, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:
|General Education Requirements||(49)|
|BBA Core Courses||(37)|
|Management Major Courses||(18)|
|Internship & Common Capstone||(6)|
Students are required to complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of upper level courses (300-level and above), of which at least 24 credit hours need to be taken in the major, depending on the stipulations of each program. Of the 39 credit hours of upper level courses, 27 credit hours should be in residence at AUK.
BBA Core Courses (37 Credit Hours)
BBA students must complete the following core courses:
|ACCT 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||(4)|
|ACCT 205||Managerial Accounting||(3)|
|BEAL 401||Legal & Ethical Issues in Business||(3)|
|BEAL 403||Corporate Governance & Ethics||(3)|
|BUS 210||Research Methods for Business||(3)|
|BUS 321||International Business Management||(3)|
|ECON 200||Principles of Microeconomics||(3)|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||(3)|
|FINC 332||Financial Management||(3)|
|HR 205||Human Resource Management||(3)|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||(3)|
|MGMT 304||Business Relationship Management||(3)|
|MRKT 200||Principles of Marketing||(3)|
Management Major Courses (18 Credit Hours)
Students must complete 6 of the following courses (18 credit hours):
|ENTR 201||Principles of Entrepreneurship||(3)|
|MGMT 301||Change Management||(3)|
|MGMT 333||Organizational Behavior||(3)|
|MGMT 413||Management Capstone: Business Operations||(3)|
In addition, Students must complete a further 2 courses in Management (6 credit hours, designated as MGMT at 300 level or above) offered by the College of Business and Economics.
Internship And Common Capstone
MGMT 470 (3 credit hours)
All students must participate in an Internship Program for each BBA Major. The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the senior year and while in residency at AUK. Priority is given to graduating students. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 42 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the College’s Internship Handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements, and method of assessment.
Common Capstone BUS 490 (3 credit hours)
All BBA students are required to complete the Common Business Administration Capstone course. This course uses cases studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing.
Free Electives (14 Credit Hours)
Students must take sufficient electives to complete the 124 credit hour requirement for graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing these electives.
Minor in Human Resource Management
This interdisciplinary minor seeks to develop well-rounded graduates with personal qualities and skills that extend beyond familiarity with current HR practices to include a sound understanding of social, behavioral, and political sciences. It seeks to develop graduates who are able to think critically, act ethically, and meet the challenges of an ever changing environment.
The minor is structured with a small core – comprised of courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Work and Well-being – embedded in a selection of electives reflecting a traditional liberal arts and interdisciplinary curriculum. The electives include courses from such disciplines as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, and the Behavioral Sciences.
Because an interdisciplinary background is especially appropriate for positions in HR, this minor is ideal
for students majoring in one of the Social Science Programs as well as those majoring in Business. The
minor is for those who want to pursue careers in business, government, and/or educational institutions.
Upon completion of the minor in Human Resource Management the student will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of thinking systematically and strategically about managing human assets.
- Explain how cultures frame options open to human resource managers around the world.
- Formulate, implement, and evaluate human resource policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate understanding of theories and practices affecting employee motivation and control.
- Critically discuss and assess contemporary issues confronting human resource policy formulation and implementation in private, public, for profit, and not-for-profit organizations.
Students wishing to Minor in Human Resource Management are required to take 6 courses (18 credit hours) comprised of 3 required core courses and three electives.
Required Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)
The following 3 courses are core courses for the Human Resource Management minor.
|HR 205||Human Resource Management||(3)|
|HR 325||Work and Well-being||(3)|
|MGMT 333||Organizational Behavior||(3)|
Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Students must also complete 3 of the courses listed below:
|ECON 304||Economics of Labor||(3)|
|HR 344||Managing Conflict||(3)|
|HR 389||Special Topics in Human Resource Management||(3)|
|HR 470||Internship in Human Resource Management||(3)|
|IR 342||International Human Rights||(3)[S]|
|MGMT 303||Management and Leadership Development||(3)|
|PLSC 302||Public Policy||(3)[S]|
|PLSC 306||Global Political Economy||(3)[S]|
|PSYC 203||Social Psychology||(3)[S]|
|SBSA 341||Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective||(3)[S]|
|SBSA 372||Anthropology of Business||(3)[S]|
Bachelor of Business Administration 2016-2017 4 Year Plan (Acct, Finc, Mgmt ,Mrkt)*
|YEAR 1||SEMESTER 1 (FRESHMAN)|
|Gen Ed||ENGL||100||Foundations of Academic Reading and Writing||4|
|Gen Ed||UNIV||100||Essentials of Learning||3|
|Free Elective||MATH||100||College Algebra||3|
|YEAR 1||SEMESTER 2 (FRESHMAN)|
|Gen Ed||ENGL||101||Approaches to Critical Reading and Writing||3|
|Gen Ed||MATH||103/110||Mathematics for Business or Pre-Calculus||3|
|Gen Ed||ARAB||[K]||Arabic Culture||3|
|YEAR 2||SEMESTER 3 (SOPHOMORE)|
|Gen Ed||ENGL||102||Writing and Information Literacy||3|
|Gen Ed||UNIV||110||University, Community, and Citizenship||3|
|Core||ACCT||201||Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
|Core||ECON||200||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|YEAR 2||SEMESTER 4 (SOPHOMORE)|
|Core||ECON||201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|Core||MGMT||201||Principles of Management||3|
|Core||MRKT||200||Principles of Marketing||3|
|YEAR 3||SEMESTER 5 (JUNIOR)|
|Core||HR||205||Human Resource Management||3|
|Core||BUS||321||International Business Management||3|
|Core||MGMT||304||Business Relationship Management||3|
|YEAR 3||SEMESTER 6 (JUNIOR)|
|Core||BUS||210||Research Methods for Business||3|
|Major||ACCT 301, FINC 341, ENTR 201, MRKT 329||3|
|Major||ACCT 401, FINC 345, MGMT 301, MRKT 355||3|
|YEAR 4||SEMESTER 7 (SENIOR)|
|Core||BEAL||401/403||Legal & Ethical Issues in Business or Corporate Governance and Ethics||3|
|Major||ACCT 305, FINC 355, MGMT 333, MRKT 401||3|
|Major||ACCT/FINC/MGMT/MRKT 413 Discipline Capstone||3|
|YEAR 4||SEMESTER 8 (SENIOR)|
|Capstone||BUS||490||Business Administration Capstone||3|
* *Your progress through the plan will vary depending on your English and Mathematics placement, as well as other factors.
AL-SALEM, Athmar, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Management & Business Administration; D.Sc., 1989, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
ELESWED, Muath, Assistant Professor of Management; Ph.D., 2008, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA.
HADJIDIS Dimitros, Assistant Professor of Management; PhD., 2014, Grenoble School of Management, Grenoble, France.
MANSOUR, Aly, Associate Professor of Management; Ed.D., 1994, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
PALLIAM, Ralph, Dean, College of Business & Economics, Associate Professor of Business Administration; D. Comm., 1998, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
SMADI, Salime, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior; Ph.D., 2001, Marmara University, Turkey.