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.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Learning Outcomes:

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 that 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)
Free Electives (14)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of upper level courses (300-level and above), of which at least 18 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 4 of the following courses (12 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 Finance (6 credits, designated FINC 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

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

Program Purpose

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Program Requirements

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]

Up to 2 non-economic but related courses at the 300-level or above can be taken instead of 2 courses from the above in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and Economics Department Chair.

Bachelor of Business Admninistration 2015-2016 4 Year Plan (Acct, Finc, Mgmt ,Mrkt)*

Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed ENGL 100 Foundations of Academic Reading and Writing 4
Gen Ed UNIV 100 Essentials of Learning 3
Gen Ed ARAB [A] 3
Gen Ed HUM [H] 3
Free Elective MATH 100 College Algebra 3
Prefix Number Title
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
Gen Ed HUM [H] 3
Gen Ed CSIS [T] 3
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed ENGL 102 Writing and Information Literacy 3
Gen Ed STAT 201 Statistics 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
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed SCI [P] 3
Core FINC 332 Financial Management 3
Core ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Core MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
Core MRKT 200 Principles of Marketing 3
Free Elective 2
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed SCI [P] 4
Core ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting 3
Core HR 205 Human Resource Management 3
Core BUS 321 International Business Management 3
Core MGMT 304 Business Relationship Management 3
Prefix Number Title
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
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed SOCSC [S] 3
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
Free Elective 3
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed SOCSC [S] 3
Capstone BUS 490 Business Administration Capstone 3
Major Elective 3
Internship 470 ACCT/FINC/MGMT/MRKT
Free Elective 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; D.Sc., 1989, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

ELESWED, Muath, Assistant Professor of Management; Ph.D., 2008, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, USA.

FUSILIER, Marcelline, Associate Dean – Accreditation, Professor of Management; Ph.D., 1979, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

MANSOUR, Aly, Associate Professor of Management; Ed.D., 1994, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

PALLIAM, Ralph, Associate Professor of Business Administration; D. Comm., 1998, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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