The goals of the Management Program are:

  1. To help students learn the basic fundamentals of business management. That is, the student will learn the basics of what people do in Marketing, Production Management, Accounting, Finance, and other business areas.
  2. To help students decide what kind of career would be rewarding and interesting.
  3. To enable students to discover and focus on the dynamics of management in the context of a challenging and new work environment.
  4. To learn about the responsibilities of a manager, and what this means for future career through many practical examples that are interwoven with core concepts and theories.
  5. To give students all the tools to attain a better understanding of successfully managing others.
  6. To stimulate, encourage, and prepare students for graduate studies and research.
  7. To furnish students with the skills of entry level management positions in commerce.
  8. To have a broad overview of the field of management.
  9. To understand the functions, roles of managers, and the basic skills to be developed.
  10. To learn about making a difference, about pulling together, about getting results and have a good time doing it.

Program Description:

Management is involved with many things. Its focus ranges from understanding entire industries to making and implementing decisions to operating in both local and foreign countries. The program involves an analysis of the functions of management with emphasis on Motivation and Leadership theories. The program describes what management is, why management is important, what managers do, and how managers utilize organizational resources efficiently and effectively to achieve organizational goals. Also, to discuss the principal challenges managers face in today’s increasingly competitive global environment. It provides the theoretical concept of the management process and assists them in the recognition, understanding, and appraisal of the characteristics of a competent manger. The program is the gateway to a wide range of graduate programs, as management is in all spheres of life.

MANG 203
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: Acct 102

This course focuses on the general survey of the functional areas of the organization: Production, Marketing, Human Resource Development and Finance; it also takes into consideration the responsibilities of Board of Directors and introduces students to the types of Business Organizations: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership and Corporation.

MANG 204
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: Mang 203

This course provides the student with an understanding of the theoretical concept of the management process and assists him/her in the recognition, understanding and appraisal of the characteristics of a complete manager. The content of the course includes the history and development of management thoughts, the functions of the manager such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

MANG 301
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 204

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of individual and group behavior in organization. It provides an understanding of how an organization can be managed more effectively and enhances the quality of employees’ performance. Topics include individual and group behavior, values and personality; perception and learning in organization; workplace emotions; motivation in the workplace; decision making and creativity; communicating in teams and organizations; leadership in organizational settings; organizational structures and design; and organizational culture and change.

MANG 302
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 204


This course introduces management students to various materials and presentation techniques in projecting their ideas to any audience. Some topics of interest are business ethics; time management; customer relationship management; strategy formulation; leadership and women in management.

MANG 307
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 301

This course studies Law as it relates to business operations. Relevant topics to be covered include Law and its sources, the judicial system, litigation and the nature of torts and crimes, methods for resolving conflict, and the principles of law of contracts

MANG 308
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 307

The Principles of Business Law II focuses on the fundamental concepts, principles and rules of law that apply to business transactions.  Topics covered include, sales contracts, the nature and scope of commercial papers, secured transactions, agency as applied to business organizations, and partnership and corporation law.

MANG 310/303
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 204

The focus of this course is to identify what the human resource function is all about. It explores the typical responsibilities of Human Resource departments and how they are affected by the corporate culture, environmental forces and government regulations. Topics include recruitment and selection, Training and development, wages and salaries administration, job evaluation and employee appraisal, human resource function and its relationship to the effective functioning of an organization, Labor laws, and grievance and control negotiations.

MANG 314/304
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 204

This course provides an overview of marketing and its importance to society. Some of its basic principles and functional dimensions as well as its role in society are emphasized. It also focuses on the firm’s analysis, planning and control policies and strategies of marketing as it relates to market segmentation and measurement, product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and marketing environment and product related decisions. Textbook cases and class projects are utilized.

MANG 318/309
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 204-

This course deals with a number of related topics, including the goals and functions of financial management, review of accounting, financial analysis financial forecasting, operating and financial leverage, working capital, financial decision, and current asset management.  It also provides an understanding of the types and sources of long term capital, capital budgeting, and cost of capital and financial structure.

MANG 402
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 304

This course provides an overview of the marketing research process and methods, the use of marketing research in industry, methods and procedures in conducting marketing survey, and statistical techniques for improving the accuracy in sample survey. It also analyzes specific marketing research problems, including class research problems, presentation of research results, and evaluation of the effectiveness of marketing research.

MANG 406
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 304

This course will equip students with tools and terminology to explore and understand marketing practices in a global environment. It focuses on the scope and challenges of International marketing, dynamic environment of international marketing, cultural dynamics in assessing global markets, the political environment, the international legal environment, developing global vision through marketing research, international marketing channels, integrated marketing communication and advertising, pricing for international markets, personal selling and sales management, and economic development and Africa.

MANG 407
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This course introduces the theory and practice of production management as a functional area in the management of business enterprise. Topics include: introduction to production and operations management; competitiveness; strategy and productivity; product and service design; capacity planning; process selection; facility layout; designing of work system; location planning and analysis; inventory management; and project management

MANG 408
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This course examines the theoretical basis and practical approach to managing investment portfolios of financial assets. Topics to be covered include: sources of funds and demand for investment capital; operations of security market; determination of investment policy and procedures for analysis of securities; basic information and infrastructure description; investment objectives and constraints of the different  groups of investors; IPS Construction; risk, return and classic portfolio composition; portfolio management; role of economic forecasting; fixed income portfolio management; and equity portfolio management

MANG 409
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 304

This course focuses on the organizing and controlling of advertising and sales promotion within the firm. It examines concepts and theories from behavioral sciences useful for the understanding and prediction of the market place and demand analysis. Topics include: objective setting; copy decision and media decision; and socio-economic issues of advertising and sales promotion. 

MANG 410
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This elective course is intended for students who want to increase their familiarity with the practical applications of financial management. Selected topics include international financial management, exchange rates and the international monetary system, analysis of potential foreign investment, management of foreign assets, leasing, sales and lease-back, effects of leasing on firm’s balance sheet, evaluating lease proposal factors that affect leasing decisions and leverage lease; warranties, convertibles and options, liquidation and re-organization, small business financing, and money and banking.

MANG 411
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 304

This course introduces students to retailing from a managerial viewpoint. Topics to be covered include understanding the economic importance of retailing and its role in the marketing channel, evidence of the globalization of  retailing, some of the advances in retailing technology, reasons behind the growth of non-store retailing, key factors in the retail marketing environment and how they relate to retail strategy, and important ethical and legal issues facing retailers.

MANG 412
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This course introduces students to the project cycle. Topics of interest include project analysis and planning, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and the management of on-going industrial and agricultural as well as social project. Emphasis is placed on the application of methodologies and techniques through case study and special classroom projects

Wages and Salaries Administration
MANG 414
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 303

This course focuses on the basic principles governing the management of efficient and effective wages and salary administration. It examines the framework of wages and salary administration, the fundamentals of job and employees’ evaluation, the basic employees and plans of compensating managerial and non-managerial employees, and the administrative control of wages and salaries.

MANG 415
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This course deals with the principles of insurance. It includes: an analysis of risk and strategies to eliminate, minimize or transfer risk; the nature of risk and the methods of risk assumption; management of risk within the organization, the basic elements designed to reduce existing risks; establishment of framework within which future risk and uncertainties can be analyzed and managed; survey of property casualty, life, health and security; the structure of the insurance industry; and public regulation.

MANG 416
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: Econ 314 and MANG 309

This is an advanced elective course in management that applies the analytical tools from intermediate microeconomic theory to analyze how society develops, allocates, and rewards human resources. Topics include: the nature of labor economics; labor force characteristics; labor market models; institutional force in the labor market; internal labor market; the demand for labor; labor supply; labor mobility; structure of the labor movement; the Liberian Labor Union; theories and explanations of labor policy; structure and strategy in collective bargaining; strike and arbitration in private sector; collective bargaining in the public sector; wage determination and wage structure; and the economics of trade union.

MANG 418/404
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This course gives an overview of strategies engaged by management in decision-making and policy-making. Its focus is on financial and ratio analysis, utilizing balance sheets and income statement of the business concerned, and providing clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses. Exhibits and contingency plans are integral parts of the analysis. The analysis of new business, existing ones, and mergers and acquisitions are highly featured.

Purchasing Administration & Material Management
MANG 419
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 407     

This course covers the concepts and develops skills in purchasing and material supply.  It focuses on management functions and builds the skills and concepts necessary to become a successful manager. Topics include: contemporary management theory; enterprise resource planning; quality control; inventory management and procurement and logistics management; supply chain management; production scheduling; and total quality management.


MANG 420/403
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 314/304

This course is geared towards acquiring all the skills and knowledge to start and successfully manage small businesses. Main feature of the course includes analysis of the characteristics of entrepreneurs, analysis of key sources of business opportunities, and the critical problems in successfully managing a small business.

Manpower Planning & Development
MANG 421
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 303

This course focuses on the planning and development of the manpower of an organization. It involves assessing manpower needs at national and corporate levels, causes and methods of recruitment, building training progress, and measuring the effectiveness of training programs. It discusses the application of modern theories of motivation to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of employees. Emphasis is placed on the development of managerial employees.

MANG 423
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: MANG 309

This course studies the fundamental principles that govern financial markets and institutions. It attempts to understand the workings of the banking industry, the Central Bank and the behavior of commercial banking institutions. Topics include valuation of financial assets and the characteristics of financial instruments in money and capital markets. It analyzes the relationships among financial institutions, money policies and the stability of the economy as a whole

MANG 425
Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisite: MANG 310

This course provides guidance and understanding of the psychological factors that influence individuals and group processes. It provides valuable training for future managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Topics include: psychological methods; psychology of perception and cognitive processes; personality and its development; psychology of a work environment; supervision; decision-making; problem-solving; group dynamics; and leadership