The department of management provides educational programs at the
undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
The management master’s level
program consists of an online program in
global management that was introduced in
2009. This program grew from 17 in 2009 to
more than 100 by May 2014.
Approximately 812 management majors
and more than 1,750 general business
majors enrolled for the 2013-2014
A new major highlights the success of
the department of management for 2014.
The department of management
redesigned its curriculum requirements for
the management major that will be offered
beginning Fall Semester 2015.
The management curriculum was
similar to those of other schools, but it
is the specializations (entrepreneurship,
health care management, human
resources management and management
communication) that provide the
differentiation that allows Culverhouse
to offer a competitive advantage to its
The new major includes ( 1) expanding
from 18 hours of general coursework to
27 hours of relatively more specialized
coursework; ( 2) requiring each
management major to complete a 24-hour
specialization in either entrepreneurship,
health care management or human
resource management; and ( 3) developing
a single 3-hour core-management course
required of all management majors.
That course focuses on leadership and
ethics. This course is the foundation for all
specialized management education.
Also, as part of the new management
major, the focus of the health care
management specialization has been
changed to health care analytics. This
change reflects the growing importance of
analyzing tremendous amounts of data in
health care organizations into actionable
The Strategic Entrepreneurship and
Applied Leadership program had a
successful launch in 2014.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Mary Wills, an undergraduate student
specializing in health care management,
took first place in the Richard J.
Stull Student Essay Competition
(undergraduate division) with her paper
titled “Decisions Through Data: Analytics