Management

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Management prepares students for management occupations in today’s increasingly complex and competitive business environment. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in business objectives and processes, students are provided with an understanding of management principles as it applies to business ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources and operations. UH West O‘ahu’s Management concentration addresses the growing demand for management professionals globally, nationally and in the State of Hawai‘i. The Management program is offered in-class and through distance learning instruction.

CAREERS & EARNING POTENTIAL

The UH West O‘ahu Management concentration offers a strong foundation for a variety of management careers including corporate executive, human resources manager, purchasing manager, computer and information systems manager, education administrator, construction manager, public relations manager, medical and health services manager, engineering and natural science manager, and a number of other professions. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees such as a Master of Business Administration or Accountancy.

Workers in management, business, and financial occupations plan and direct the activities of business, government and other organizations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of these professionals is expected to increase by 11 percent by 2018. Salaries vary by industry and the type of management position. General and operations managers earn between $62,900 and $137,020 per year while computer and information systems managers earn $88,240 to $141,890 per year.

FEATURED COURSES

MGT 301 Business Ethics
This course explores a wide range of ethical issues in all areas of business to which employees are exposed and focuses on moral reasoning in business, moral issues within the corporation, and ethics in international business. The course also gives students a comprehensive review of ethics and the knowledge to recognize ethical dilemmas and resolve them through active deliberation and sound decision-making in the new millennium.

MGT 310 Principles of Management
This course explores the rich field of management in theory and practice, and as both a science and an art. It also addresses the role of managers in the current world of rapid change, increased competitive forces, and increased expectations for the successful performance of employees and organizations. Students will leave this course with a solid background in the nature and work of management and managers. Applications of concepts to current workplace issues will be stressed.

MGT 320 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
This course provides students with the knowledge and tools they need to launch a business so that it has the greatest chance of success. The course also addresses the unique entrepreneurial experience of conceiving, evaluating, creating, managing, and potentially selling a business.

MGT 322 Leadership in Organizations
This course examines organizational leadership in the context of managing continuous change. Topics include models and theories of leadership, leading organizational culture, power and influence, theories and applications of change management, and leading innovation and organizational learning.

MGT 325 Operations Management
This course depicts how operations managers analyze processes, ensure quality, create value, and manage the flow of information regarding products and services. An increased emphasis is placed on supply chain management, designing and managing operations.

MGT 330 Human Resource Management
This course addresses authoritative and accurate information on human resource related responsibilities and personnel management by focusing on practical applications, concepts, and techniques that all managers can use in business.

STUDENT CLUBS

The UH West O‘ahu Business Club is a great venue for students, who share a common interest in management studies, to apply classrooms skills by participating in community service projects, company tours, non-profit fundraisers, and attend lectures by guest speakers from the local business community. Students may also benefit from The Students in Free Enterprise Club (SIFE) that works to create a better, sustainable world through the positive power of business. Students complete community service projects that fall under the business concepts of financial literacy, success skills, market economics, and more.

Faculty Contacts
Dr. Keith Sakuda, Assistant Professor
(808) 689-2335
ksakuda@hawaii.edu

Dr. Stefanie Wilson, Professor
(808) 689-2334
sdwilson@hawaii.edu