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The management option is designed to prepare students for a successful career in managing the business enterprise. Attention is given to creating and maintaining an effective and efficient organization in the face of a challenging dynamic global environment.  The philosophical, theoretical, and practical foundations of management will be considered in the context of values and ethics.  Highly qualified and dedicated faculty deliver courses on various aspects of management theory and practice, preparing students for professional careers in middle and upper management,

The objectives of this option include: (1) to provide students with theoretical foundations for understanding how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals; (2) to develop skills to attract, reward, develop and retain human resources; (3) to develop an understanding of the strategic, theoretical, and practical approaches to human resource management; (4) to develop aspiring leaders with a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility and an awareness of how societal changes can foster organization change.  Students are introduced to the HRM functional areas, including training, staffing, compensation/benefits, labor relations, and employment law, as well as softer skills such as leadership, managing workplace diversity, international HRM, conflict, and negotiations.

The HRM Advisory Board: The HRM program is supported by an extensive alumni network active in the HR profession in Southern California. The HRM Advisory Board, made up of some of the region’s top HR professionals, offers the program guidance and support. Board members actively work to fund scholarships, participate as guest speakers in classes, attend networking and student group events, and find career opportunities for students. 

The objective of the operations management curriculum is to prepare and stimulate student competence in the conceptual, systematic and analytical tools prerequisite for entry level and advanced positions in goods-producing and service-oriented industries. Emphasis is placed on the systems approach which stresses the concepts, techniques, and policies essential for the economical and effective design, operations and control of manpower, facilities, materials, capital and informational inputs of organizations. Students are introduced to productivity tools such as Total Quality Control, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Just-In-Time Techniques, Simulation and Animation of Production Operations, Optimized Production Techniques, Kanban Systems, Japanese Productivity Techniques, and Decision Support Systems.

The Catalog is the most reliable source of requirements and course descriptions. Review current courses and requirements for the minor.  

  • For Non-Business Students only (NOTE: the IS 301 prerequisite requirement is waived for the minor).

Minors offered:

  • Minor in Human Resources Management (code MGMTUM01)
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor in Human Resources Management for Health Care Administration Majors
  • Minor in Supply Chain Management

College of Business Minors

The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) is a non-profit student-run organization dedicated to facilitating learning, personal and professional development, and a network necessary to compete in today’s global business environment. We provide an opportunity for members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability. As students aspiring to be successful managers, we are dedicated to the highest standards of professional conduct and stand for trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

The Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) at California State University, Long Beach is a student chapter of two professional organizations: the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PHIRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Membership in HRMA provides you with a closer look to the human resource field, a chance to meet working human resource professionals, a way to keep up with the fast changing field of human resources, and the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests.

The department supports the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management you will find more information on the Graduate program website linked here.

A Business Administration degree with Options in Management, Human Resource Management, or Supply Chain Management  as concentration will prepare the graduate for entry level professional positions ultimately leading to satisfying careers in HRM. Graduates have a strong functional HRM perspective with the behavioral and technological skills to work effectively as HR professionals.  Our College and Campus provides many support services linked here to get that first position, once started and the students can used these services to begin a successful career. 

Students enrolled in the CBA 493 Internship Course that have an internship relevant to their academic concentration may petition to use CBA 493 to satisfy a Management elective.

The petition requires the approval of the course instructor, approval of the Department Chair, and approval of the Center for Student Success. Use this form to initiate the process: CBA Petition to use CBA 493 Internship Course as an Elective.

Our amazing Boardmembers ensure that each program delivers up-to-date learning relevant to current business, industry, labor, and professional employment practices. The board will provide support and advice to academic programs, assist in developing new programs, and identify best-practice standards. Board members will also serve as ambassadors to the program, providing a connection to an ongoing exchange of information and ideas with members of broader society and network and enjoy events.

The OSCM Advisory Board supports and advocates for Operations and Supply Chain Management degree programs in the College of Business. We seek to serve students, faculty, industry partners, and the College of Business by developing an educated and skilled workforce to support the supply chain profession.

The Human Resource Advisory Board meets to review and deliver current trends and educational targets for shaping the content and curriculum needed to provide amazing graduates ready to face today's work demands in Human Resource jobs.