Management Sciences

Don Pope, Chair 
ACU Box 29309
Abilene, Texas 79699-9309
Mabee Business Building, Room 245

Phone: 325-674-2786
Fax: 325-674-2507
Email: don.pope@coba.acu.edu  
Web: acu.edu/coba

Faculty
Jozell Brister, Associate Professor
Orneita Burton, Assistant Professor
Malcolm P. Coco, Professor
C. Brad Crisp, Associate Professor
Ryan K. Jessup, Assistant Professor
Darryl L. Jinkerson, Associate Professor
Andrew Little, Associate Professor
Jim Litton, Assistant Professor
Monty L. Lynn, Professor
Richard S. Lytle, Professor
Gary D. McCaleb, Associate Professor
Laura C. Phillips, Assistant Professor
Mark H. Phillips, Associate Professor
Don N. Pope, Associate Professor
Brent N. Reeves, Associate Professor
Ian Shepherd, Associate Professor
Phillip D. Vardiman, Associate Professor

Majors:
Information Systems (BBA)
Management (BBA)
Marketing (BBA)

Minor:
Business Administration

Introduction
The Department of Management Sciences offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management, marketing and information systems. A minor in business administration is available to non-BBA majors only.

Study Abroad Expectations
All students are strongly encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the freshman year.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to a business program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the College of Business Administration Admission Requirements section of this catalog. 

Minor in Business
A minor in business is available to non-BBA majors only. Some of the courses in this minor will have prerequisites. 

 

MANAGEMENT (BBA)   

BBA: MANAGEMENT DEGREE PLAN (MGMT)  
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS  

Please see the University Requirements section of this catalog.

 
BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS  

Business

   ACCT 210 Financial Accounting  

    BUSA 120 Introduction to Business 

    ECON 260 Macroeconomics  

    ECON 261 Microeconomics  

    FIN 310 Financial Management  

    IS 322 Business Statistics  

    MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior  

    MGMT 331 Operations Management  

    MGMT 439 Strategic Management (writing-intensive course)  

    MKTG 320 Principles of Marketing  

    Choose one: BUSA 419, FIN 419, MKTG 419   

Mathematics

    MATH 130, 131, 185, or 186 

TOTAL  

1Hours (in parentheses) may also fulfill university requirements 
and are not included in total major hours

 

3

3

(3)1

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

(3)1

30

MANAGEMENT CORE  

ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting or

    ACCT 302 Cost Accounting I  

BLAW 363 Legal Environment of Business  

IS 324 Management Information Systems 

MGMT 345 Introduction to Management Science  

Choose four courses: Advanced business selections

(BUSA 435 or MGMT 335; MGMT 305; MGMT 332
MGMT 342 or 452; MGMT 499)  

TOTAL  

 

3

3

3




12

24

MANAGEMENT EMPHASES (CHOOSE ONE)  

Business Leadership (BL)

     Choose two or three courses: (3 hours may meet MGMT core).

          BUSA 435 Christian Business Leadership Perspectives

          MGMT 335 Leadership in Organizations

          MGMT 459 Project Management

     Choose zero or one courses:

          COMS 421 Leadership and Communication

          PSYC 388 Teams and Team Leadership

Total  

Human Resource Management (HR)

    MGMT 332 Human Resources Management (may meet MGMT Core)

    Choose two courses:  

         MGMT 337 Safety, Health and Security

         MGMT 373 Employee Planning, Recruitment and Selection

         MGMT 375 Employee and Labor Relations

         MGMT 447 Compensation and Benefits Management

Total  

Business Process Management (BP)

    Choose two courses: (3 hours may meet MGMT Core)

         MGMT 342 Total Quality Management

         MGMT 452 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

         MGMT 459 Project Management

    Choose one course:  

         IS 405 System Analysis and Design

         IS 410 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

TOTAL

Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (EP)

        MGMT 305 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

        MGMT 430 Entrepreneurial Venture Management

        MGMT 432 Launching the Venture

TOTAL 

Advanced business or business concentration or support field (advanced selections from same non-business prefix) 

TOTAL 

 

(3)1/6

 

 

 

0-3

 

 

6

 

(3)1

6

 

 

 

 

6

 

(3)1/3

 

 

 

3

 

 

6

 

3

3

3

9

6


15

ELECTIVES  
Minimum         6
TOTAL MAJOR HOURS     72
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  

Minimum grade in each business and emphases course  

Minimum GPA for graduation  

Minimum advanced hours  

Minimum total hours  

Courses numbered 0** do not count in
minimum hours required for degree.

C

2.50

33

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MARKETING (BBA)   

BBA: MARKETING DEGREE PLAN (MKTG)  
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS  

Please see the University Requirements section of this catalog.

 
BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS  

Business

    ACCT 210 Financial Accounting  

    BUSA 120 Introduction to Business 

    ECON 260 Macroeconomics  

    ECON 261 Microeconomics  

    FIN 310 Financial Management  

    IS 322 Business Statistics  

    MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior  

    MGMT 331 Operations Management  

    MGMT 439 Strategic Management (writing-intensive course)  

    MKTG 320 Principles of Marketing  

    Choose one: BUSA 419, FIN 419, MKTG 419   

Mathematics

    MATH 130, 131, 185, or 186 

TOTAL  

1Hours (in parentheses) may also fulfill university requirements
and are not included in total major hours

 

3

3

(3)1

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

(3)1

30

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS  

ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting or

    ACCT 302 Cost Accounting I  

BLAW 363 Legal Environment of Business  

IS 324 Management Information Systems  

MKTG 341 Marketing Research  

MKTG 342 Consumer Behavior 

MKTG 495 Marketing Strategy  

Choose three courses: Any advanced MKTG or JMC 390, 391  

Advanced business or business concentration or support field  

TOTAL  

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

9

9

36

ELECTIVES  
Minimum           6
TOTAL MAJOR HOURS       72
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  

Minimum grade in each business course  

Minimum GPA for graduation  

Minimum advanced hours  

Minimum total hours  

Courses numbered 0** do not count in
minimum hours required for degree.

C

2.50

33

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BBA)   

BBA: INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE PLAN (IS)  
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS  

Please see the University Requirements section of this catalog.

 
BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS  

Business

    ACCT 210 Financial Accounting  

    BUSA 120 Introduction to Business  

    ECON 260 Macroeconomics  

    ECON 261 Microeconomics  

    FIN 310 Financial Management  

    IS 322 Business Statistics  

    MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior  

    MGMT 331 Operations Management  

    MGMT 439 Strategic Management (writing-intensive course)  

    MKTG 320 Principles of Marketing  

    Choose one: BUSA 419, FIN 419, MKTG 419  

Mathematics

    MATH 130, 131, 185, or 186 

TOTAL  

1Hours (in parentheses) may also fulfill university requirements
and are not included in total major hours

 

3

3

(3)1

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

(3)1

30

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS  

ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting or

    ACCT 302 Cost Accounting I  

BLAW 363 Legal Environment of Business  

CS 115 Introduction to Programming using Scripting 

CS 116 Scripting II  

IS 324 Management Information Systems  

IS 405 Systems Analysis and Design  

IS 410 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 

IT 220 Introduction to Databases and Database Management Systems  

IT 221 Fundamentals of Networks and Data Communications  

Selections (choose one course): 

IS 430 Management of Information and Technology Resources 

MGMT 459 Project Management

Selections (choose one courses):  

    IS 330 Business Geographic Information Systems

    IS 342 Business Decision Support Systems

    IS 415 E-Commerce    

    IS 432 Data Mining 

    IT 310 Introduction to Computer and Information Security

Advanced Electives (business, CS, or IT) 

TOTAL  

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

36

ELECTIVES  
Minimum          6
TOTAL MAJOR HOURS      72 
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  

Minimum grade in each business course  

Minimum GPA for graduation  

Minimum advanced hours  

Minimum total hours  

Courses numbered 0** do not count in
minimum hours required for degree.

C

2.50

33

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Business Concentrations       

These concentrations are available to any business major or minor.  Course prerequisites must be satisfied.

Business concentrations  

Business Intelligence (BABI)
   
Choose 9 hours from: IS 330, 342, 410, IS/MKTG 432, MGMT 345

Business Leadership (BL)

    Choose 6-9 hours from: BUSA 435, MGMT 335, MGMT 459

    Choose 0-3 hours from: COMS 421, PSYC 388 

Business Process Management (BP)

    Choose 6 hours from: MGMT 342, MGMT 452, MGMT 459

    Choose 3 hours from: IS 405, IS 410 

Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (EP)

     MGMT 305 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

     MGMT 430 Entrepreneurial Venture Management

     MGMT 432 Launching the Venture

Human Resource Management (HR)

    MGMT 332 Human Resource Management 

    Choose 6 hours from: MGMT 337, 373, 375, 447 

International Business (BAIB)

    Choose 6 or 9 hours from: BUSA 419, ECON 438, FIN 419, MKTG 419 

    Choose 0 to 3 hours from: Any INTS course or 3 hours of spoken foreign 
    language (FLXX), excluding Latin 


9  


6-9

0-3

 

6

3


3

3

3
 

3

6

 

6-9

0-3

Minor in Business Administration   
A minor in business is available to non-BBA majors only. Some of the courses in this minor will have prerequisites.
 
MINOR: BUSINESS (BUSA)  

Business Administration (non-BBA majors only)

    Choose 9 hours from: ACCT 210 ; BLAW 363; BUSA 120;

         ECON 260, 261; FIN 310; IS 322, 324; MGMT 330; MKTG 320 

    Advanced business electives (300-499) 

TOTAL  

Note: Students must earn a "C" or better in each of the courses applied to the minor. Students may earn one of the business concentrations if the requirements are satisfied.

 

 

9

9

18

 

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of Management Sciences include those with the following designations: BLAW, BUSA, ECON, IS, MGMT, MKTG.

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