Management Degree Program

To help prepare for their career aspirations, students of management should consider focusing on one or more of the following tracks.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance/banking
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Updated details for each track will be posted in advance of enrollment for spring 2017.

Course Planning for Fall Sophomore Start
  Fall Spring
Sophomore
  • ECON 211
    Principles of Macroeconomics†
  • MATH 210
    Introductory Statistics†
  • ACCT 221
    Financial Accounting
  • ECON 212
    Principles of Microeconomics†
  • CFL course/experience (optional)
Junior
  • MGMT 222
    Management Perspectives & Theory
  • Economics elective
    (300 level or above)
  • MGMT 331
    Marketing Management **
  • MGMT 361
    Operations Management**
  • Concentration course/experience (optional)
Senior
  • MGMT 371
    Financial Management**
  • Approved elective*
  • MGMT 401
    Management Seminar
  • Concentration course/experience (optional)
*See list of approved electives below
**Take the core 300-level management courses according to career interests (financial, marketing and operations)
†Move classes later one semester if starting in spring sophomore semester
Course Planning for Off-Campus Semester

 

  Fall Spring
Sophomore  
  • ECON 211
    Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 210
    Introductory Statistics
  • ECON 212
    Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACCT 221 
    Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 222
    Management Perspectives & Theory
Junior

Semester off campus

  • Economics Elective (300 level or above)
  • Approved elective*
  • MGMT 331
    Marketing Management**
  • MGMT 361
    Operations Management**
  • Concentration course/experience (optional)
Senior
  • MGMT 371
    Financial Management**
  • Concentration course/experience (optional)
  • MGMT 401
    Management Seminar
*See list of approved electives below
**Take the core 300-level management courses according to career interests (financial,    marketing and operations)
Department and Non-Department Electives

The following management-related courses, in consultation with the student’s advisor, are approved to fulfill the elective in the management major.

Department Elective

Any 300-400 level course or ACCT 222. MGMT 395 offers a variety of topical electives as either 4-credit or 2-credit courses (two 2-credit courses are accepted as one 4-credit elective).

Non-Department Electives (Hope College)

Leadership Courses

  • LDRS 231 Leading the Start-Up Process (4-credit)
  • LDRS 291 The Influential Leader (2-credit)
  • LDRS 292 The Trusted Advisor (2-credit)
  • COMM 280 Research Methods
  • COMM 330 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 335 Leadership Skills & Perspectives
  • COMM 360 Persuasion
  • COMM 371 Intercultural Communication
  • PHIL 245 Applied Ethics

Political Science Courses

  • POL 352 Global Political Economy

Psychology Courses

  • PSY 200 Research Methods
  • PSY 350 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Sociology Courses

  • SOC 262 Methods of Social Research
Off-Campus Semester

Management-related internships and courses taken at the Chicago Semester, The Philadelphia Center, Washington Honors Semester, and in overseas programs.

Other courses, both Hope and other college courses

Approval must be obtained from the department chair using the application for major/minor waiver/substitution form.