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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Department of Management

Len DeLosh, Chair
Beatty Hall, Room 403
617-989-4336

Department Vision and Mission Statement

The Department of Management's mission is to offer a comprehensive educational experience through relevant coursework, seminars, and exercises in management to enable students to become successful industry professionals and leaders of the 21st century. We challenge our students to develop the skills to analyze and solve problems, and to develop an aptitude for lifelong learning. We offer interesting and challenging programs leading to exciting careers in the various fields of management and computer information systems.

Degree Programs

Business Management (BSM)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Students enrolled in the Business Management (BSM) program are exposed to the functional areas of management and gain the various managerial and analytical skills necessary to successfully administer human, natural, and technological resources within an organization. A study of financial analysis, marketing principles, operations management, manufacturing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, information systems, and the legal aspects of business are introduced in this program. In addition, Business Management (BSM) students have the opportunity to select a four-course concentration in either Project Management or Entrepreneurship. The management skills that students acquire in the classroom are applied during two required cooperative work semesters.

The discipline of management requires of practitioners both technical knowledge and the skills to communicate. From the first year through the senior year, BSM students are required to compile an electronic career portfolio (ECP) of their work in consultation with their academic advisors. The ECP requirement guidelines are available in the Management Department office. In the spring semester of the senior year, seniors register for their final graded portfolio assessment.

Graduates of the Business Management (BSM) program may seek entry-level management positions in project management, marketing and communications, IT management, accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, human resources, and research and operations management. They may also pursue positions as field service engineers, product support specialists, MIS specialists, or quality assurance analysts. It is possible for students to pursue graduate degrees in business, law, public administration, and other related fields.

By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in the functional areas of business
  • explain the global dimensions of business
  • apply ethical principles to leadership decisions
  • apply quantitative decision-support tools in decision making
  • demonstrate effective professional communication skills
  • integrate learning to address real world problems

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 134-135

This is a four-year program, which starts in the fall semester of the student’s first year and is planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Additionally, students in this major complete four courses in either Project Management or Entrepreneurship as part of the degree requirements.

Business Management (BSM)

Freshman Year, Fall Semester (total credits 16)

  • MGMT1000, Introduction to Management
  • MGMT1025, Computers and Business Applications
  • MATH1000, College Mathematics I
  • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Freshman Year, Spring Semester (total credits 16)

  • MGMT1500, Decision Analysis for Business
  • MGMT2750, Integrative Financial Accounting
  • SCIENCE ELECTIVE, Lab Science
  • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester (total credits 16)

  • MGMT2000, Management Information Systems
  • MGMT2100, Management Communications
  • MGMT2200, Research Methods in Business
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester (total credits 18)

  • MGMT2500, System Analysis and Design
  • MGMT3250, Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT2850, Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT ELECTIVE, Concentration Course I
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Sophomore Year, Summer Semester

  • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

Junior Year, Fall Semester (total credits 18-19)

  • MGMT3000, Managing and Leading Organizations
  • MGMT3650, Business Law
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below **
  • MGMT ELECTIVE, Concentration Course II
  • GENERAL ELECTIVE, General Elective

Junior Year, Spring Semester

  • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

Junior Year, Summer Semester (total credits 18)

  • MGMT ELECTIVE, Concentration Course III
  • MGMT3500, Financial Management
  • MGMT3700, Human Resources and Labor Management
  • MGMT3900, Operations Management
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Senior Year, Fall Semester

  • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

Senior Year, Spring Semester (total credits 18)

  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *
  • MGMT4250, Strategic Management
  • MGMT4300, Integrative Seminar
  • MGMT4400, Business Negotiation Principles
  • MGMT ELECTIVE, Concentration Course IV

Senior Year, Summer Semester (total credits 14)

  • MGMT5500, Senior Project 
  • MGMT4000, International Business
  • MGMT ELECTIVE, Management Elective
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

The following program elective courses will be offered if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment. Students select courses from Project Management electives listed below with the consent of the faculty advisor.

  • MGMT2060, Introduction to Technology Project Management
  • MGMT3060, Technology Acquisition Project
  • MGMT3560, Group Processes & Team Building
  • MGMT4060, Technology Project Management Seminar

Total Credits for Optional Project Management Concentration: 14

The following elective courses will be offered if there is sufficient interest and enrollment. Students select courses from Entrepreneurship electives listed below with the consent of the faculty advisor.

  • MGMT2065, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT3065, Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • MGMT3565, Technology Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT4165, Creating New Ventures

Total Credits for Optional Entrepreneurship Concentration: 14

ENGL/HSS Note:

Day program students are required to complete:  

  • At least one course in Humanities
  • At least one course in the Social Sciences  
  • The remaining courses from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category

Of the six humanities and social science electives, BSM students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

  • Microeconomics, ECON4154
  • Macroeconomics, ECON4152
  • An Ethics elective

Minor—Business Management

There are three options for the Business Management minor. Each option includes three common core courses and two additional courses, for a total of five courses accounting for 17 to 19 credits, depending on the courses taken.

3 Required Minor Courses:

  • MGMT2700, Financial Accounting
  • MGMT3000, Managing & Leading Organizations
  • MGMT2850, Principles of Marketing

Option 1: General Business, choose 2 of the following courses:

  • MGMT2500, Systems Analysis & Design
  • MGMT3650, Business Law
  • MGMT3700, Human Resources & Labor Management
  • MGMT4400, Business Negotiation Principles

Option 2: Entrepreneurship, 2 required courses:

  • MGMT2065, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT4165, Creating New Ventures

Option 3: Project Management, 2 required courses:

  • MGMT2060, Introduction to Technology Project Management
  • MGMT3560, Group Processes & Team Building

Total minor credits: 17-19 (depending upon option selected)

Computer Information Systems (BSIS)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems links the worlds of business and computer science. It is the study of business organizations and the programming, databases, and networks that support them. Functioning at the intersection of business and technology, it offers an interdisciplinary education that neither discipline alone can provide. Courses span computer science, business management, math, science, humanities, and social sciences. Three open electives give students the option to choose a focus from either business management (such as project management or finance) or computer science (such as databases or software development), or they can design an area of study from electives that fits their desired goals.

This program offers a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment, and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. Students will complement business skills with strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills. Graduates will be well prepared for the growing number of opportunities in CIS and information technology.

By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

  • Support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication skills
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Analyze the global impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on quantitative analysis
  • Apply ethical principles to professional activities and duties
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 134

This is a four-year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Management or Computer Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.

Computer Information Systems (BSIS)

Freshman Year, Fall Semester (total credits 16)

  • MGMT1025, Computer and Business Applications
  • MGMT1000, Introduction to Management
  • MATH1000, College Mathematics I
  • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Freshman Year, Spring Semester (total credits 16)

  • COMP1000, Computer Science I
  • MGMT2000, Management Information Systems
  • MATH2800, Finite Math
  • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester (total credits 16)

  • COMP1050, Computer Science II
  • MGMT1500/MATH1030, Decision Analysis for Business or Statistics and Applications
  • MGMT2100, Management Communications
  • COMP1100, Introduction to Networks

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester (total credits 19)

  • MGMT2500, Systems Analysis and Design
  • COMP2650, Databases
  • MATH1900, Introduction to Operations Research
  • MGMT2550, Applied Project Management
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Sophomore Year, Summer Semester

  • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

Junior Year, Fall Semester (total credits 19)

  • MGMT3060, Technology Acquisition
  • COMP2500, Security Principles
  • MGMT2750, Integrative Financial Accounting 
  • MGMT ELECTIVE, Management Elective 
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Junior Year, Spring Semester

  • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

Junior Year, Summer Semester (total credits 16)

  • SCIENCE ELECTIVE, Lab Science
  • MGMT3650, Business Law
  • MGMT2850, Principles of Marketing
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Senior Year, Fall Semester

  • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

Senior Year, Spring Semester (total credits 16)

  • MGMT3500, Financial Management
  • MGMT3000, Managing and Leading Organizations
  • COMP ELECTIVE, Computer Elective
  • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

Senior Year, Summer Semester (total credits 16)

  • MGMT5500, Senior Project
  • MGMT3100, E-Commerce
  • COMP ELECTIVE, Computer Elective
  • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *
ENGL/HSS Note:

Day program students are required to complete at least: 

  • One course in Humanities 
  • One course in the Social Sciences 
  • The remaining courses may be from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category
  • Of the five listed humanities and social science electives, BSIS students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:
  • Principles of Economics, ECON4102
  • An Ethics elective

Technology Management (MSTM)
Leading to the Master of Science Degree

Philip Hammond, Director of Graduate Programs
Dobbs Hall, Room 107
617-989-4594

The online Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to elevate students’ business acumen, strategic thinking, and people skills, all within the context of the issues and challenges specific to the technical world. Graduates of the MSTM program will be equipped with the management skills, expertise, and ethics necessary to be successful within technology-based enterprises. 

The MSTM program is designed for technical professionals who desire to manage and lead within a technical environment. The program is offered in a fully online delivery format to provide maximum flexibility, and is designed to be completed in under two years on a part-time basis.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Technology Management program will be prepared for a variety of managerial positions in the technical world.

Online course discussion groups are a key component of the MSTM program, allowing students to regularly interact with and learn from both their instructors and fellow classmates. MSTM instructors are both subject matter experts and industry practitioners. Furthermore, most MSTM students are currently employed in a technical environment, facilitating peer-to-peer learning.

Program Mission Statement/Goals

The primary educational objective of this program is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skill sets needed to function successfully in middle and upper level technology management positions. Other objectives include linking theory and practice to create real world applications and value, introducing new software and technology, and improving management skills through research and the application of best practices.

Master of Science in Technology Management Program Learning Goals
  • Understand the theory and application of advanced business management theories
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic technology management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of finance and accounting
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Understand the critical success factors for leading teams and related organizational development issues
  • Understand the relevance of the increasingly international business environment
  • Demonstrate executive level decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex business challenges, and utilize best practices to arrive at solution sets required of mid and senior level technology managers

These graduate students are provided with a sound basis on which to build lifelong learning and research skills so they are able to initiate, critically examine, and adapt to innovation and change.

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

This is a two-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to be completed in five semesters.

Technology Management (MSTM)

First Year, Fall Semester (total credits 6)

  • MGMT7100, Project Management Applications
  • MGMT7000. Business Relations & HR Management

First Year, Spring Semester (total credits 6)

  • MGMT7050, Business Finance and Investments
  • MGMT7450, Communication Strategies

First Year, Summer Semester (total credits 6)

  • MGMT7150, Business Operations and Process Management
  • TMGT8000 Strategic Technology Business Management

Second Year, Fall Semester (total credits 6)

  • MGMT7200, Leadership
  • TNGT8100, Management of New Product Development

Second Year, Spring Semester (total credits 3)

  • MGMT7350, Marketing Management
  • TMGT8500, Capstone