Department of Management

Silvanus J. Udoka, Chairperson


The Department of Management at North Carolina A&T State University focuses on a threefold responsibility: (1) to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs of instruction, (2) to conduct and publish research, and (3) to provide service to industry, professions, and the community.


Management – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)
Management (Management Information Systems) – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)
Management (Entrepreneurship) – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)
Management (International Management) – Bachelor of Science (Curriculum Guide)


The Minor in Entrepreneurship at North Carolina A&T State University teaches students the necessary skills that influence students to develop entrepreneurial midset.  Through this minor, students are encouraged to take advantage of their knowledge, creative skills, and resources to identify and pursue opportunities, initiate change, and create sustainable value to positively impact their lives as well as society.  This minor, which is open to all majors in the University, prepares the student to start successful ventures and encourages students to think and act entrepreneurially in any occupational setting.  A minor in Entrepreneurship, coupled with any major within the student’s School/College or the School of Business and Economics, is designed to enable students to enhance their skills in creative, innovative and entrepreneurial thought and entrepreneurial initiatives applied to their specific disciplinary interest.


The Department of Management administers the Certificate in Entrepreneurship that offers a unique learning experience for students who aspire to start their own businesses or to secure employment with an entrepreneurial company. Coursework provides theoretical, experiential, and practical information about starting, operating, and managing entrepreneurial firms. Students will explore the entrepreneurial career option, examine the entrepreneurial process from the idea stage through business operations to harvest, discuss corporate intrapreneurship, examine the skills-set needed for entrepreneurial success, and develop and present a business plan. Opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills is provided to students through the Entrepreneurial Internship Program.

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is available to students in all University majors. Interested students are required to complete 18 semester hours from the following: six (6) to nine (9) credit hours from MGMT 425, 460, 475 and 499; six (6) to nine (9) credit hours of electives selected by each department; and 6 additional credit hours of business courses (MGMT 422 and MKTG 430) required for non-business majors.


All majors in programs in the Department of Management must complete 124-125 credit hours consistent with the curriculum guide for the area of study selected. (Whether the total is 124 or 125, semester hours depends on whether the student satisfies the Scientific Reasoning (SR) course(s) with a three credit or a four credit course). Majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 101, 102, MGMT 220, MATH 111, 112, ACCT 221, ECON 305, MGMT 481, MGMT 520, BUED 360 and all major program electives.


Students in the Department of Management must select a major in Management or Management with concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) or a concentration in Entrepreneurship or a concentration in International Management. All students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each of the 10 (30 credit hours) courses listed as major program requirements for the selected major in the applicable University Bulletin for the selected major. In addition, students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all major program elective courses.


According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a strong demand for management majors, with a projected growth of 18.6% from 2012 to 2022 for entry-level management roles. Practically all organizations offer a variety of management career opportunities. The Bachelor of Science degree in management covers a number of business disciplines. Because of their broad exposure to all of the functional areas of business, graduates are prepared and qualified to apply for positions in a multitude of business fields. These include project management, organization development analysts, compensation systems analysts, ethics compliance officer, quality assurance systems manager, corporate planning staff and analysts, insurance adjusters, information technology professionals, and many more. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to prepare outstanding students for success as entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business (ICEEB)

The Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business (ICEEB) provides academic and experiential learning opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship, either starting their own for-profit or non-profit ventures, or pursuing a traditional job with large corporations that may involve creating new products/services or initiating expansion of the business into new markets.

The ICEEB is a program of the Department of Management. It collaborates with the other Schools and Colleges to offer a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, a Concentration in Entrepreneurship (for Management majors only), entrepreneurial internships and a lecture series. The Center hosts undergraduate, graduate, and high school business plan competitions, offers the Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program that includes mentoring and counseling to assist students in starting businesses.

All programs of the Center, except the Concentration in Entrepreneurship, are open to all students in the University. All students participating in the activities of the Center are encouraged to become members of the Aggie Student Entrepreneurship Club. Visit:


MGMT 220. Business Environment Credit 3(3-0)
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the evolution of American business and an appreciation of the growing responsibilities facing both the company and its leaders. This course also covers business functions, the nature and problems of establishing a business enterprise, elementary mathematical problems and computer concepts for business. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 320. Global Business Environment Credit 3(3-0)
Global Business Environment provides students with both an understanding of the fast changing global society and an awareness of the challenges and opportunities in the global economy. It provides approaches to understanding international relationships among nations (the political, socio-cultural, legal, economic, and technological factors influencing international operations). Emphasis is placed on the cultural challenges of global business as well as maintenance of a global perspective in all business decision making. The course will include a 7-10 day experience abroad (spring break) whereby students can visit foreign business operations and cultural centers.

MGMT 353. Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiation Credit 3(3-0)
Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiations introduces students to effective negotiation processes with a focus on different levels (government vs. government; business vs. business; NGO vs government; etc.) of negotiation and the impact of cultural differences and communication styles on negotiation outcomes. Students will learn how to prepare and engage in interaction concerning cross cultural negotiation.  They will develop the ability to recognize the cultural differences, the implication for effective negotiation, and the influence of government on business negotiation. Emphasis on impact of non-verbal and paralanguage will also be covered. Prerequisite: MGMT 320. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 361. Legal Environment of Business Credit 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to the legal system and environment in which business and the government operate and examines the creation of rights, liabilities, and regulations under the law as expressions of social and economic forces. Substantive coverage includes the U.S. Constitution, court systems and procedure, federal market regulation, administrative agencies, consumer protection, contractual relations, agency, and employment law, including equal employment opportunity law. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 373. Managing Process Improvement Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a synthesis of transformational business process improvement frameworks including Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Hoshin Kanri, and Theory of Constraints. The course will develop the student’s mind-set to consistently redefine customer quality requirements as measurable goal to effectively drive business process improvements. Students will learn how to identify critical work processes; measure, track, review and effectively manage business process improvement efforts, setting measurable improvement milestones and utilizing appropriate tools to acknowledge each milestone achieved. Prerequisite: MGMT 481. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 422. Principles of Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on developing an understanding of the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling material and human resources to achieve organizational goals. It includes an overview of organization theory, multicultural global competitive environment, strategic management, ethics and social responsibility; and entrepreneurial processes. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 425. Entrepreneurship Credit 3(3-0)
This course examines the unique aspects of small businesses. Attention will be given to competitive strategy, regulatory environment, and sources of financing. The role of the small business within the macro economy is also explored. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S)

MGMT 426. Organizational Behavior Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces behavioral concepts of concern to management. Emphasis is placed upon the analysis of interpersonal relations, communication practices, and moral factors relative to their effect upon productivity, organizational effectiveness, and personnel systems. Prerequisite: MGMT 422. (F;S)

MGMT 427. Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility Credit 3(3-0)
This course explores and examines the role of business in modern civil societies from the perspectives of business and ethics and corporate social responsibility. It studies theoretical, philosophical foundations and models of personal and managerial ethical decision-making process, and corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in a domestic and global business environment. The approach is to explore competing views. Prerequisites: MGMT 220, 361. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 460. Special Topics in Entrepreneurship Credit 3(3-0)
Topics included in this course address selected issues in entrepreneurship, and will vary each semester. Minority entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, franchising, technology in small businesses, and critical success factors for new ventures are examples of some of the topical areas examined. Prerequisite: MGMT 425 or permission of instructor. (S;SS)

MGMT 462. Business Law Credit 3(3-0)
Using the background provided in Management 361, topics related to the legal implications of business activity will be examined in detail. Coverage includes legal aspects of supply chain management, sales of goods, product liability, negotiable instruments, security and debt, bankruptcy, business organizations and society, securities regulation, and management of corporations. Prerequisites: MGMT 361 and senior standing. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 463. Commercial Law  Credit 3(3-0)
In this course, the critical provisions of Uniform Commercial Code will be examined in detail. Other topics will include anti-trust, security law, suretyship, professional liability, bulk transfers, and labor law. Prerequisites: MGMT 361 and senior standing. (S)

MGMT 466. Emerging Issues in Human Resource Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course considers current and relevant emerging topics impacting the performance management of human resources in the global environment.  Topics vary and depend on the current HRM environment and global trends. Experiential learning opportunities emphasized. Prerequisite: MGMT 522. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 467. HRM Strategy and Practice Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on the formation and implementation of human resource management strategies. Emphasis is placed on the strategic dimensions of recruitment, selection, development and retention of a workforce needed to accomplish organizational strategic objectives. Issues considered will include HR information systems, HR analytics, mergers & acquisitions, outsourcing, consulting and topics relevant to the current HRM environment. In addition, this course will prepare students to take the Assurance of Learning Assessment administered by the SHRM Foundation. Prerequisites: MGMT 364, 365, 464, and 465. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 468. Entrepreneurial Financing Credit 3(3-0)
This course examines financing the start-up of a new business venture or growing venture. The advantages and disadvantages of the sources of new venture financing are studied from commercial banks, angel funding, private placement, venture capitalist, public equity markets and financial plan preparation. Prerequisite: MGMT 425 and FIN 453. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 470. Marketing for Entrepreneurs Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to address the reality of marketing in a start-up venture. Topics in this course include, but are not limited to, marketing to investors, marketing products/services without a marketing budget, applying marketing concepts within the realm of entrepreneurial company challenges and developing and maintaining key internal and external marketing relationships. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 472. Entrepreneurship Consulting Credit 3(3-0)
This course offers students a unique opportunity to develop consulting skills and entrepreneurial expertise by working as student consultants and interns, individually or in teams, with start-up and early-stage companies. Emphasis is placed on the consulting process including evaluation of various aspects of the business, identification of operational and strategic planning problems, development of recommendations, and preparation of a final report. A review of teamwork, report writing, business presentations, and ethical aspects of student consulting is also provided. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 473. Introduction to  Business Analytics Credit 3(3-0)
This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand and use business analytics to support sound decision making in organizations. The use of large data sets allows students to develop the skills needed to select appropriate models, to use business analytic tools in a spreadsheet environment, to develop the skills needed to interpret results and to prepare and present the results in both written and oral presentations. The class will be structured using hands-on labs and student presentations. Prerequisites: ECON 310 and MGMT 481. (F;S)

MGMT 474. Service Science Credit 3(3-0)
This course prepares students to work in a variety of service systems that include both traditional service organizations and internal service systems that provide customer and product support. Service systems from the smallest entrepreneurial services to the largest multinational corporations depend on the interaction between the service provider and the customer to produce value. This course will focus on the creation of value through the integration of a variety of disciplines. Key issues including service system design, service quality assurance, scheduling, performance metrics and the management of customer interactions are covered. Prerequisite: MGMT 482. (F;S)

MGMT 475. New Venture Creation Credit 3(3-0)
This course integrates theory and concepts from entrepreneurship and other courses to help students implement their business ideas. The course addresses such topics as conducting an in-depth market analysis, preparing a product or service design, developing a marketing campaign, building a realistic financial forecast, and completing other pre-launch activities. Working with mentors individually or in teams, students will refine their business ideas into effective written and oral presentations ready to seek funding and to begin operation. Prerequisites: MGMT 425; permission of instructor. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 481. Management Science I Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the student to operations research. Basic concepts of management science will be covered, including selected quantitative models applicable to management decisions involving production, marketing, and finance functions. Coverage will also include analytical and theoretical techniques for production and job design, location and layout, scheduling, inventory, linear programming and network models. Prerequisites: MATH 112 and ECON 305, and junior standing. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 482. Operations Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course is a survey of the major production and operations functions of organizations using various productive systems. It stresses the identification of major problem areas associated with these functions (e.g., aggregate planning, scheduling, man-machine systems, inventory control) and the development of concepts and decision processes for achieving managerial solutions. It also emphasizes the application of modern quantitative techniques relevant to production management. Prerequisites: MGMT 481 and junior status. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 483. Service Innovation and Project Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course examines the special requirements of managing projects that include service innovations. A central theme is the exploration of project management tools and strategies to facilitate service excellence and innovation in a divers range of service industries. (DEMAND)

MGMT 499. Internship in Entrepreneurship Credit 3(3-0)
This course provides experiential learning in entrepreneurship. Students work directly with entrepreneurs and participate in activities which give them a comprehensive understanding about owning and operating a business. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (SS)

MGMT 520. Strategic Management Credit 3(3-0)
This is an integrative course that focuses on strategic planning, policy formulation and corporate-wide decision making. The performance objectives of this course involve analysis of complex organizations to: (1) identify major problems and opportunities; (2) establish strategic objectives; and (3) recommend implementation of plans and programs. The case method is applied to reveal the nuances of organizational issues. Projects are assigned to develop critical thinking and communication skills. Prerequisites: MGMT 422, MKTG 430; FIN 453; ACCT 221 and 222; Senior status. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 522. Human Resource Management Credit 3(3-0)
This course offers an introductory overview of human management functions, including the processes or systems that are designed to recruit, select, train, develop, motivate and retain a productive workforce. The emphasis is on management and utilization of people as organizational resources to achieve organizational objectives. The course covers relevant social, cultural, political, legal and global environment developments and provides the student with both general and specialized knowledge of the field and practice of human resource management in a variety of organizational settings. Prerequisites: MGMT 422 and advanced junior status. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 524. Organizational Design and Change Credit 3(3-0)
The course focuses on developing an understanding of how organizations function; the basics of organizational design, how to utilize organizational design principles to manage change and innovation; and to achieve strategic alignment in a changing competitive environment. It includes study and understanding of organizational structures, the basic work patterns of the organization through functional integration, organizational cultures, managerial roles, and the use of cross functional teams. Prerequisites: MGMT 422 and senior standing. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 525.  Entrepreneurial Strategy Credit 3(3-0)
This course focuses on development of skills for intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and evaluation to include integration of knowledge of the functional strategies needed to successfully develop and manage new entrepreneurial ventures. Topics to be covered include sources of ideas about potential new business ventures, new venture financing options, environmental analysis, assessing risk, resources, and marketing through the different stages of business growth. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 526. International Business Management Credit 3(3-0)
The course is comprehensive in nature and covers all international business. Appropriate consideration is given to current topics and/or concerns in international business. Case and area studies are utilized to make the course more practical than theoretical. Projects emphasizing major issues in international business are assigned and discussed. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (F;S)

MGMT 599. Independent Study in Business Credit 3(3-0)
Today’s dynamic environment requires students to acquire both general and specific education. This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in special topics or area studies where the University does not offer a specific course. Examples include ethical issues, global area studies, culture, research skills, entrepreneurship, etc. The course will be offered on an independent study basis with topics developed between the students and the supervising faculty. Prerequisites: Advanced junior or senior standing. (DEMAND)

MGMT 699. Special Topics in Human Resources Management Credit 3 (3-0)
This course will address selected topics in Human Resources Management (HRM). Examples include onsite assessment of HRM issues, strategies and policies; current trends in funding employee medical and retirement benefits; collective bargaining strategies for global enterprises; industry comparisons of critical success factors for HRM; and advanced technologies for employee training and development. This course may also include an international experience (study abroad) when offered in the summer. Prerequisites: MGMT 522, 730 or permission of the instructor. (DEMAND)

MIS 241. Introduction to Management Information Systems Credit 3(3-0) This course is an introduction to management information systems and their role in supporting and transforming modern organizations and management activities. Topics include: a survey of software, hardware, communication networks, and storage components used to support a wide variety of business processes and functions of the digital firm; ethical issues in the Information Age; as well as issues of social impact, privacy, and security. Current application software is used to solve typical business problems. Prerequisite: MGMT 220. (F;S;SS)

MIS 342.  Business Decisions and Processing using Information Technology Credit 3(3-0) This course uses advanced information technologies and techniques to model and solve business problems, make business decisions, and implement business processes in information systems. Enterprise systems, such as SAP, and spreadsheet technologies will be utilized. Prerequisite: MIS 241.

MIS 352. Object-Oriented Programming Credit 3(3-0) The course will address Object-oriented programming principles for Business using an Object-oriented language. Topics will include object classes, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, graphical user interface application development (GUI), and event driven programming. Additionally, the Model-View-Control (MVC), messaging objects, and approaches to server side programming will be introduced. (F)

MIS 440. Management of Information Resources Credit 3(3-0) This course extends the management information systems concepts studied in MIS 341 about the use of information systems resources from a strategic perspective. The course integrates topics of management, organization, information, communication, and systems theories relevant to managing an organization’s information resources. Specific topics covered include problem recognition and resolution, information systems outsourcing, justification for information systems investment, management of information systems human resources, data resource management, and information systems planning. Prerequisites: MIS 241 and junior status. (F;S)

MIS 447.Object-Oriented Analysis & Design Credit 3(3-0) The course will focus on the Object-oriented analysis and design approach to information systems analysis. Topics will include analysis and design, business object models, encapsulation, and inheritance using modern tools and concepts to help produce quality reusable software. Other emerging approaches to information systems analysis and design will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: MIS 352. (F)

MIS 448. Business Process and Systems Analysis Credit 3(3-0) This course focuses on the requirements analysis, design, and implementation phases of systems development, using the traditional life cycle techniques and rapid application development techniques. Students will prepare formal design documents such as feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams, interface designs, and a project management plan. Prerequisites: MIS 241, MIS 352, MIS 447. (S)

MIS 449. Advanced Programming for Business Systems Credit 3(3-0) This course presents object oriented and procedural software engineering methodologies in data definition and measurement, abstract data type construction and use in developing screen editors, reports and other IS applications using data structures and indexed files. This course provides an understanding of algorithm development, programming, computer concepts and the design and application of data and file structures. Prerequisite: MIS 241, MIS 352 and MIS 447. (F)

MIS 500. Database Application Development Credit 3(3-0) This course covers information systems design and implementation within a database management systems environment. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the design process acquired in earlier courses by designing and developing applications using database software to implement the logical design. Prerequisite: MIS 352. (F;S;SS)

MIS 620. Strategic IT Service Management Credit 3(3-0) This is the capstone course for the management information systems concentration in management. Students will integrate their knowledge, skills and abilities developed in prerequisite coursework. The application of IT service management standards and best practices is emphasized. A course project is required. Prerequisites: MIS 448, MIS 500, and senior or graduate standing. (S)

MIS 640. MIS Topics Credit 3(3-0) This course focuses on emerging MIS topics such as advances in Internet security and privacy, IS auditing, information assurance, outsourcing/insourcing, data mining, database administration, web application development, IT infrastructure, and enterprise architecture. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. (F;S;SS)


Obasi H. Akan
Associate Professor
B.A., Howard University; M.S., Ph.D.., Case Western Reserve University

Hayward P. Andres
Associate Professor
B.S., Southern University; M.S., University of West Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University

Chiekwe Anyansi-Archibong
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Verona P. Edmond
Assistant Professor
B. S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.B.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Marka B. Fleming
Associate Professor
B.S., Wake Forest; J.D., North Carolina Central School of Law

Roger J. Gagnon
Associate Professor and Director of Master of Science in Management Program
B.S., Boston University; M.B.A., Clark University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Lynette Hawkins
Adjunct Instructor
B.S., Hampton Institute; M.B.A., Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts

Rhonda L. Hensley
Associate Professor
B.S., M.B.A., James Madison University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Jeanne J. Holmes
Assistant Professor
B.S., Miami University, Oxford Ohio; M.S., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Susan M. Houghton
Associate Professor
B.A., Yale University; M.B.A., Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alice M. Johnson
Associate Professor
B.A., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., Winthrop University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Sandra Jones-Strayhorn
Technical Director of Trading Room/Lecturer
B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University

Kathryn Kisska-Schulze
Assistant Professor
B.S., Radford University; J.D., University of Wyoming ; L.L.M., University of Florida

Mary R. Lind
B.S., Duke University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Maranda McBride
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; MBA, Wake Forrest University; Ph.D., North Carolina A&T State University

Thaddeus McEwen
B.S., University of Technology, Jamaica; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Angela K. Miles
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Virginia; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Florida State University

Shona D. Morgan
Associate  Professor
B.S., Spelman College; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Frank Mullins
Associate Professor
B.S., Oakwood University; M.B.A., Ph.D. Syracuse University

Krishyna P. Poudel
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Patrick Rogers
Associate Professor
B.S., B.A., M.B.A., Western Carolina University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Belinda P. Shipps
Assistant Professor
B.A., Michigan State University; A.A.S., Richland College; M.S.,  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Alice Stewart
Associate Professor
B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

George S. Swan
Associate Professor
B.A., Ohio State University; J.D., University of Notre Dame; LL.M., S.J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Silvanus J. Udoka
Associate Professor and Chairperson
B.S., Weber State University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Isaiah O. Ugboro
B.S., Utah State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas

Joanne Sulek Utley
B.S., M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hong Wang
Associate Professor
B.S., Dalian University of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University