All students earning their B.A./B.S. diploma from the OSU College of Business complete business core or design core classes which make up more than half of all degree credits. These are common core classes that start in 100 levels in your first year, and move into 300- and 400-level courses as you advance.

The following learning goals and objectives are in addition to those in the business core learning goals and objectives.

The management program will allow graduates to:

  • Use appropriate integrative frameworks to identify company-wide problems and discern between their causes and symptoms; use those frameworks to create solutions to problems and think through their strategic implications including projects, contingency plans and the creation of business unit plans. 
  • Enact strategy, including management of contingencies, emergent strategies and other modifications to existing plans.     
  • Effectively plan, prepare and execute negotiations; use various processes and tools for bargaining, negotiating and resolving disputes; know the principles of effective negotiation and have practiced negotiation skills in a number of in-class and personal settings.     
  • Apply human resource principles and law to effectively recruit, select, train and retain employees; conduct job analyses and apply performance appraisal, compensation, career training and development tools; use quantitative and qualitative research methods to evaluate human resource initiatives and solve problems; have well-developed performance management skills; particular emphasis will be given to the application of these objectives within the context of teams and project-based work groups.  
  • Identify, assess and develop appropriate responses to operational/implementation risks.        
  • Identify, plan, budget and initiate projects and monitor project performance.     
  • Develop a supply/distribution environmental assessment and a supply chain strategic plan; conduct supplier/customer evaluation; manage inventory, pricing, capacity and order fulfillment processes in the supply chain and understand the impact of supply chain decisions on profitability, assets and sustainability. 
  • Lead, facilitate and contribute to effective work groups and teams; manage dispersed work groups (virtual teams).
  • Create a shared vision and mobilize energy toward goal achievement; manage organizational change and communication; overcome resistance to change.        
  • Recognize diversity and its layers; identify barriers and challenges to managing diversity and be able to implement best practices; understand the difference between affirmative action and diversity management; manage the effects of diversity in small groups.