General Management

General Management Concentration

The General Management concentration provides an avenue for the pursuit of cross-disciplinary studies of management, in the context of an integrated and rigorous curriculum.

Students choose to concentrate in this area for many reasons but it is especially attractive to those students who desire to pursue a cross-disciplinary approach to management or who are preparing for the management of a family business.

Courses Required

Choose two areas and meet the criteria specified by the departments. Usually, this involves one required course and a choice of an elective.

Please note: Students who have elected another concentration within the Carroll School of Management as well as the General Management concentration must select areas different from the student’s other Carroll School concentration as they pursue General Management.


Required Courses:

  • ACCT3301 – Financial Accounting Standards and Theory I
  • ACCT3302 – Financial Accounting Standards and Theory II


Required Course:

  • ACCT3307 – Managerial Cost and Strategic Analysis

Elective (choose one from the following):

  • ACCT3351 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT4405 – Federal Taxation
  • ACCT6618 – Accounting Information Systems


Required Courses:

  • MFIN1127 – Corporate Finance
  • MFIN1151 – Investments


Information Systems

Required: Pick two of the following three areas and choose one course from each area: 

  • Programming: ISYS2157 – Introduction to Programming for Management (discontinued) OR ISYS2160 – Intro to Programming Using Swift OR ISYS2170 – Physical Computing
  • Data: ISYS3257 – Database Systems and Applications OR ISYS3350 – Data Management for Analytics and Applications
  • Analysis and Design: ISYS4258 – Systems Analysis and Design


Management and Organization

Required Course:

  • MGMT2127 – Leadership

Choose one additional MGMT course other than MGMT1021, MGMT3099, MGMT3100, or MGMT2127.



Required Course:

  • MKTG2153 – Customer Research OR MKTG4256 – Applied Marketing Management

Choose one additional MKTG elective course.


Operations Management

Required Course:

  • BZAN3375 – Operations, Strategy, and Consulting

Elective (choose one):

  • BZAN2255 – Managing Projects
  • BZAN3304 – Quality Management
  • BZAN3384 – Predictive Analysis
  • BZAN3332 – Supply Chain Management 
  • BZAN6604 – Management Science
  • BZAN6605 – Risk Analysis and Simulation
  • BZAN6606 – Economic and Financial Forecasting
  • BZAN6610 – Sports Analytics