Why Study Management at IU Southeast?

Knowledge of management issues has always been and will continue to be important. All companies, regardless of the location or industry, need to be managed and have managerial positions. IU Southeast faculty work with students to develop the tools to analyze situations, think critically, effectively communicate, motivate others, and engage in creative problem solving.

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Management is the act of working through others to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Managers must be able to plan, organize, lead, and control. These actions may involve motivating, budgeting, communicating, leading a team, disciplining, strategizing, or rewarding, all in the effort to help the organization run as effectively and efficiently as possible.

For a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Bachelor of Science in Business program page »

General Management Concentration (24 credit hours)

Required Courses (18 credit hours)

  • BUS-D 300 - International Business Administration
  • BUS-W 301 - Principles of Management
  • BUS-W 430 - Organizations and Organizational Change
  • BUS-Z 440 - Personnel - Human Resource Management

Must take one course (3 cr. hrs.) from the following two courses:

  • BUS-W 320 - Leadership and Ethics OR
  • BUS-W 311 - New Venture Creation

Must take one additional course (3 cr. hrs.) from the following list:

  • BUS-W 311 - Second course from BUS-W 311 OR BUS-W 320 - BUS-W 320
  • BUS-M 405 - Buyer Behavior
  • BUS-P 330 - Project Management
  • BUS-P 430 - Total Quality Management
  • BUS-A 310 - Management Decisions and Financial Reporting
  • BUS-K 330 - Contemporary Topics in Information Technology

Required electives

Any two (six credit hours) 300/400-level Business or Economics courses outside of Management (BUS-W). Cannot be satisfied by internship, professional pratice, or BUS-M 300.

A course cannot count in both the 18 Management concentration hours and the 6 required elective hours for Management.

BUS–D 300 International Business Administration (3 cr.)
Foreign environment for overseas operations; U.S. government policies and programs for international business; international economic policies; and management decisions and their implementation in international marketing, management, and finance.

BUS–W 301 Principles of Management (3 cr.)
Designed to synthesize knowledge of principles and functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and decision making.

BUS–W 311 New Venture Creation (3 cr.)
This course helps students identify viable career options in entrepreneurship, expand their basic knowledge of the entrepreneurial process, and develop a repertoire of venture management skills.

BUS–W 320 Leadership and Ethics (3 cr.)
Students are introduced to ethics concepts and leadership skills, with a particular emphasis on demonstrating how ethics and leadership are complementary areas of emphasis for an effective leader. Ethics and leadership must be considered together in order to produce leaders who have the foresight to consider issues of responsibility, accountability, and the full impact of their actions, as well as a skill set that will empower them to implement their vision.

BUS–W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change (3 cr.)
Analysis and development of organizational theories with emphasis on environmental dependencies, sociotechnical systems, structural design, and control of the performance of complex systems. Issues in organizational change, such as appropriateness of intervention strategies and techniques, barriers to change, organizational analysis, and evaluation of formal change programs.

BUS–Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management (3 cr.)

Nature of human resource development and utilization in modern organizations. Establishment and operation of a total human resource program. Includes recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, benefit programs, role of personnel department, and role of government.



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David Eplion
Associate Professor of Management
Coordinator Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing & International Business
Phone: (812) 941-2269
Office Location: HH 006
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Kenneth J. Harris
Associate Professor of Management
Phone: (812) 941-2501
Office Location: HH 117
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Aycan Kara
Acting Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Phone: (812) 941-2654
Office Location: HH 030
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Thomas J. Keefe
Professor of Business Administration
Phone: (812) 941-2628
Office Location: HH 024
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Alysa D. Lambert
Associate Professor in Human Resources Management
Co-editor of the Journal of Business Disciplines
Phone: (812) 941-2453
Office Location: HH 014
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Carolyn “Casey” Findley Musgrove
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Phone: (812) 941-2052
Office Location: HH 010
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Lisa Russell
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Phone: (812) 941-2053
Office Location: HH 215 M
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A Management concentration prepares students for careers in many areas of Management and many different types of organizations. Some examples include:

  • Administrator
  • General Manager
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Retail Management
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Small Business Owner
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Team Management

Professional and Student Organizations

Academy of Business Disciplines

Academy of Management

American Management Association

National Management Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Useful Resources

Academy of Management

American Management Association

National Management Association

CEO Express!: Provides links to newspapers, magazines, newsfeeds, custom news, online television news, software downloads and reviews. For CEOs who have or want to create a web site, this site offers resources for workshops and exhibitions, online strategies with custom links, intranet/internet solutions, and much more.

Corp Tech: Provides monthly reports on the level of employment for high-technology industry in US. 45,000 company profiles (print and electronic), free employment trend reports, and links to literally thousands of companies.