Major in Management

Program Description

The Management program is based on a foundation in management theory and analysis with a strong entrepreneurial focus and interdisciplinary approach.

During the first 2 years at UC Merced students will cover the basics of management, economics, accounting, and finance.  Emphasis is placed on team work by teaching students how to collaborate with other students in analyzing real business cases and developing business plans.  As general electives you will be encouraged to take courses in engineering, computer sciences, and natural sciences that will give you the basic understanding needed to manage professions in those fields.  Your junior and senior years will be filled with more management-specific courses, like organizational behavior, corporate finance, human resource economics, marketing, and strategic management.

Program Requirements

In addition to adhering to the UC Merced and School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts requirements, the Management major requires 56 units. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.  Students must complete all major course prerequisites with a C- or better. All major course requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Students in the Management major must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in all major coursework.

Required Courses

Lower Division Major Requirements [24 units]:
Introductory Courses in the Social and Cognitive Sciences
  • Introduction to Economics (ECON 1)
  • Introduction to Accounting (MGMT 25)
  • Introduction to Finance (MGMT 26)
  • Analysis of Economic Data (ECON 10)
  • Calculus of a Single Variable I (MATH 21)
  • Introduction to Computer Applications (CSE 5)
Upper Division Major Requirements [32 units]
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (MGMT 100)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (MGMT 101)
  • Marketing (MGMT 120)
  • Econometrics (MGMT 130)
  • Intermediate Finance (MGMT 165)
  • One additional upper division course chosen from the following:
    • Organizational Strategy (MGMT 116)
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSY 170)
  • Two additional upper-division Management courses  
Transfer Students.
Transfer students who wish to major in Management should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. In addition, students should complete at least two UC-transferable introductory courses, one each selected from the humanities/arts and the social sciences; two lower division natural science or engineering courses, at least one of which has a lab, field or studio component; principles of economics; a course in financial accounting; a course in introductory finance (if available); and one UC transferable course in calculus. Please consult for suggested course equivalencies.