University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program


Concentration in Management

In order to get your degree with a concentration in general management, you must fulfill the following requirements for a minimum of 20 units or five classes:

  • BUS 143: Judgment and Decision Making

    Covers decision making, including thinking and judgments; information selection and evaluation; learning and memory; the social side of judgment and decision making; fairness, moral obligations and social dilemmas, and decision making in organizations.

  • BUS 144: Negotiation Fundamentals

    Develops an understanding of the theory and processes underlying a broad spectrum of negotiation problems. Students attain competency in negotiation by applying analytic and interpersonal skills covered in readings and lecture to regular exercises and debriefings.

  • BUS 145: Conflict and Cooperation in Groups

    A general survey of the major concepts and techniques of game theory. Illustrates the basic concepts of games in extensive and strategic form. Also addresses the solution concept of the Nash equilibrium for non-cooperative games with major findings of experimental research. Reviews selected applications in business and economics.

  • BUS 146: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    Discusses the nature of entrepreneurship and its role in the economy. Topics include identifying and evaluating business opportunities, creating a team, and acquiring financial and other necessary resources.

  • BUS 147: Entrepreneurial Finance

    Focuses on the financing of entrepreneurial ventures. Provides an understanding of opportunity recognition skills, funding techniques, and institutions involved in the financing of new ventures. Includes financial modeling, cash needs assessment, valuation, deal structure, financing alternatives, simulation, and harvesting.

  • BUS 148: Business Plan Development

    Covers the process of developing a business plan. Provides students with skills necessary to assess new venture opportunities and convert them into businesses.

  • BUS 149: Application of Psychology and Economics to Management

    Covers behavioral economics and the applications to management. Includes incentives and motivation, social labor, the psychology of money, competition and markets, grey marketing and revenge, dishonesty and cheating, decision-making in groups, other-regarding preferences, and welfare inferences and well-being.

  • BUS 154: Business Law

    Studies law as an integral part of the business environment, a process derived from and changing with the larger society. Areas covered include contracts, torts, agency, partnerships, corporations, and bankruptcy.

  • BUS 155: Managing Human Resources

    Applies a strategic planning approach to managing relations between an organization and its human resources. Topics include processes of forecasting and job analysis, environmental scanning, recruitment and selection, evaluation and compensation and dispute resolution.

  • BUS 156: Leadership Development

    Analyzes leadership theory and practice through lectures, self-analysis instruments, and discussions of independent field experiences. Surveys areas pertaining to leadership, such as leadership theory, leadership style, oral and written communication, ethical leadership, interpersonal conflict management, and the dynamics of culture, and gender in organization leadership.

  • BUS 157: Managing Work Force Diversity

    Covers management issues triggered by the increasing participation of women and minorities in the work force. Topics include work role stereotyping, workplace representation and segregation, culturally based leadership and communication styles, work-family conflicts, and related legislative initiatives.

  • BUS 158/ANTH 105: Organizations as Cultural Systems

    Examines the role of culture in the formation and management of complex bureaucratic organizations. Covers types of organizations and organizational cultures, the impact of the cultural environment, and problems posed by rapid cultural change. 

  • BUS 173: Introduction to Databases for Management

    Covers physical and conceptual aspects of database management systems, including familiarity with the variety of database systems based on different data models. Examines the role of database systems in management information systems (MIS) and issues in database design for effective support of MIS. Requires the use of a database package. 

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