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Business Management - International Business Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Students majoring in business management may receive a Certificate of Completion, an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management, an Associate in Science with a pre-major in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in one of the following four areas: Entrepreneurship, General Business, Hospitality Management, or International Business. An Associate in Science Woodbury School of Business transfer degree is available for students planning to transfer to another college or university in Utah.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:   3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business  
  An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)** 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 48 Credits
Business Foundation Courses (required for matriculation):  
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
  My Educator*  
or IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3.0)*  
or IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications (3.0)*  
  MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus 4
or MGMT 2240 Business Calculus (3.0)***  
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication (Complete with B- grade or higher) 3
  ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
Business Core Courses:  
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
  INFO 3120 Management Information Systems 3
or MGMT 3500 Leadership Theory and Application (3.0)  
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  MKTG 3890 Career Preparation 3
  MGMT 4860 Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation 4
or MGMT 4835 Management Consulting Strategy Implementation (1.0)  
and MGMT 4840 Management Consulting (3.0)  
  ENTR 493R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (1.0)  
or MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
Elective Requirements: 10 Credits
Select 10 credits of any non-Woodbury School of Business courses 10
  MGMT 450R Leadership Practicum (highly recommended)  (1.0)  
Emphasis Requirements: 12 Credits
  FIN 4180 International Finance Management** 3
  MGMT 332G Cross-Cultural Communications for International Business 3
  MKTG 335G International Marketing 3
  MGMT 4870 International Management** 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 15 Credits
Complete 15 pre-approved elective credits. See advisor for list of specific courses. 15

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a "C-" in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTE: Students will be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credit until MATRICULATION is completed.

Footnote
* Students are required to complete My Educator, IM 2010, or IM 2600 with a score of 80 percent or higher.
** Cannot be taken until student has matriculated.
*** If MGMT 2240 is taken, an additional 1 credit of elective may be required. See Advisor.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
General Elective* 4
Physical Science  3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097   Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Humanities  3
  Semester total: 15
Note: *A foreign language is strongly recommended.   
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (recommended) 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
Biology 3
General Elective* 3
General Elective ( IM 2010/2600 recommended)   3
  Semester total: 15
Note: *A foreign language is strongly recommended.   
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
3rd science   3
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
MGMT 2240** or MATH 1100 Business Calculus** or  Introduction to Calculus 4
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
MKTG 2200*** Written Business Communication 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: **If MGMT 2240 is taken, an additional 1 credit of elective may be required. See Advisor.  
Note: ***Complete with B- grade or higher  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Emphasis Elective (See advisor for list of specific courses.) 4
Fine Arts   3
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit) 3
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
American Institutions 3
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
Emphasis Elective (See advisor for list of specific courses.) 4
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance  3
Emphasis Elective (See advisor for list of specific courses.) 3
MGMT 332G Cross Cultural Communications for International Business 3
MKTG 335G International Marketing 3
MGMT 3500 Leadership Theory and Application 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 4180**** International Finance Management 3
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
MGMT 495R or ENTR 493R Executive Lecture Series or Entrepreneurship Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 13
Note: ****Courses cannot be taken until student is matriculated.  
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 4870**** International Management 3
MKTG 3890 Career Prep 3
MGMT 4860 or MGMT 4835 and MGMT 4840 Business Strategy Formulation & Implementation or Management Consulting Strategy Implementation and Management Consulting 4
Emphasis Elective (See advisor for list of specific courses.) 4
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Strategic Management & Operations

Location:

WB 242

Telephone:

801-863-7144

Email:

management@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/management/

Chair:

David N McArthur

 
 

Students graduating from the Department of Strategic Management and Operations have many opportunities in private industry, government, and entrepreneurship fields. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered with emphases in entrepreneurship, international business, and general business. An Associate in Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree are also available.

Faculty in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations Department have real-world expertise they bring to the classroom. During their program of study, students serve an internship in business where they receive actual work experience during their training. Graduates of the UVU strategic management and operations program are well prepared to work in multiple aspects of business or to go on to graduate school for additional education.

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for those trained in strategic management and operations in private industry, government, and through entrepreneurship. Possible jobs in domestic and international businesses include agents, business managers, business executives, operations managers, health service administrators, human resources managers, job benefits and analysis specialists, management analysts, office managers, and purchasing managers.

Job Outlook

Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas; and the employment outlook is excellent. 

Programs

Students focusing on degrees in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management, an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management, an Associate in Science with a pre-major in Business, a Bachelor of Science or Certificate of Proficiency in Entrepreneurship, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in one of the following  three areas: General Business,Hospitality Management or International Business.

An Associate in Science Woodbury School of Business transfer degree is available for students planning to transfer to another college or university in Utah.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Cenk Caliskan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University; M.S., Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Kevin Castle(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



A.A., Korean Studies, B.S., Human Biology, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., International Marketing, Barrington University; M.I.M./M.B.A., International Management/Business, School of International Management; Ph.D. (ABD), International Management, Northcentral University.

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Mohammed El Saidi(2008)

Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.Sc., Applied Mathematics and Education, M.A., Applied Mathematics and Psychology, B.Sc., Pure Mathematics, The University of Tanta; M.Sc., Mathematical Statistics, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Memphis; Management Development Program Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

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Vance Gough(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, M.B.A., Business Administration/Management; Ed.D., Education, University of Calgary, Alberta.

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Mohsen Hamidi(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Dakota State University.

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Carolyn Hamilton(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mathematics, University of California.

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Tammy Huffman(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Management and Economics, Centre College of Kentucky; M.B.A., University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Kentucky.

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David McArthur(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy; M.B.A., International Business and Finance, M.A., International and Area Studies (emphasis in Asian Studies), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina.

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Gary Mercado(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Production Engineering, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia; M.B.A., McNeese State University; M.S., Ph.D., Applied Statistics, University of Alabama.

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Ronald Miller(2017)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Experimental Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Purdue University.

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Patrick Milligan(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University.

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James Mortensen(2013)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Business Administration, M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Kevin Rhoads(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Oklahoma.

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Peter Robinson(2003)

Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Psychology (emphasis in Organizational Psychology), Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Jennifer Schultz(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., Student Personal in HE, University of Georgia; M.B.A., Management, Our Lady of the Lake University; Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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Eugene Seeley(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management.

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Gregory Richard Smith(2015)

Visiting Professional in Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., International Business, University of South Carolina.

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H. Warmbier(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Wilhelm-Buchner Hochschule, Germany; M.B.A., Business, Utah Valley University.

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Careers

Careers:    
Many opportunities exist for those trained in business management and an emphasis in international business in private industry and through entrepreneurship. US Dept of Labor reports estimate a 12% growth through 2022 in jobs requiring Bachelor’s degrees – such as those offered by the Management Department. Possible jobs in international businesses include agents, business managers, business executives, operations managers, health service administrators, human resources managers, job benefits and analysis specialists, management analysts, office managers, and purchasing managers. Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas and the employment outlook is excellent. A current employer survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed that 86% expected to hire graduates with BS degrees in business.

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