Department of Management

Rich DeJordy, Chair
Peters Business Building, Room 289
FAX: 559.278.4911

B.S. in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Option
B.S. in Business Administration - Human Resource Management Option

B.S. in Business Administration - Management Option
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Minor in General Business
Certificate of Special Study in Entrepreneurship 
Certificate of Special Study in Human Resource Management 
Certificate of Special Study in Organizational Management 

Courses Offered

The Department of Management offers three options within the Bachelor of Science in the Business Administration degree program: (1) Entrepreneurship, (2) Human Resource Management, and (3) Management.

The Entrepreneurship Option offers students a comprehensive academic experience in entrepreneurship that starts with the classroom and links to the community. It integrates core business concepts around the formation, start-up, and growth of an entrepreneurial firm. By taking a select group of entrepreneurship courses, the students learn how to launch their own business idea.

Students can facilitate their learning experience through active involvement in the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Craig School's Solutions Hub, and the Institute for Family Business. Students also have the opportunity to engage with the Water Energy Technology (WET) Center at Fresno State as well as participate in numerous community based internship opportunities and projects.

The Human Resource Management (HRM) Option explores how organizations can best utilize their most important resource - their employees. Among the issues discussed are how to recruit and select the best employees, how to determine fair compensation, how to use benefit and performance appraisal systems that reward high performance, how to comply with federal and state employment laws, and how to negotiate and resolve employment disputes. The courses offered are intended to help those interested in creating a work environment that promotes teamwork and encourages employee excellence.

The Management Option develops skills, knowledge, attitudes, and abilities necessary for effective leadership in a wide variety of organizations. Graduates are prepared for entry-level leadership positions in today's rapidly-changing workplace through a dynamic curriculum combining theory, skill development, and practical experience, including internships in the student's area of interest. Courses develop those leadership abilities demanded by employers that include written, oral, analytical, and people skills.