The School of Social Sciences
The major in managerial studies is an interdepartmental, nonprofessional program designed to provide undergraduates with an understanding of the environment in which businesses and other organizations exist today and of some of the tools employed by management in the commitment of its financial and human resources. All students taking the managerial studies major also must complete at least one of the established departmental or interdepartmental majors, other than an area major. Managerial studies is not the equivalent of an undergraduate business major at other universities.
Program Learning Outcomes for the BA Degree with a Major in Managerial Studies
Upon completing the BA degree, a student majoring in Managerial Studies will be able to:
For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students pursuing the BA degree with a major in Managerial Studies (MANA) must complete:
CORE REQUIREMENTS Students must complete a total of 6 courses (18 credit hours) as listed below to satisfy the Managerial Studies major's Core Requirements.
ELECTIVES To fulfill the remaining Managerial Studies major requirements, students must complete a total of 4 additional courses (12 credit hours) as listed under the following categories:
Core Statistics ElectiveStudents must complete 1 course (3 credit hours) from the following:
Advanced Methods ElectiveStudents must complete 1 course (3-4 credit hours) from the following:
External Course Electives Students must complete 2 courses (6 credit hours) from the following:
To apply for admission to the honors program, students must have completed 8 courses from the Managerial Studies curriculum and have a B+ (3.33) average in those courses. All applications must be approved by the director of Managerial Studies. The Honors Program consists of taking two additional courses from the following:
MANA 497 and MANA 498 are offered in collaboration with faculty in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Admission to these courses must be approved by a participating faculty member. A list of participating faculty and their research interests is available from the director of Managerial Studies. For more information, students should consult the program director in 120 Herzstein Hall.
Note: Internally, the university uses the following abbreviations (4-digit codes) to identify the Managerial Studies undergraduate degree and major. The following is a quick reference:
Course Catalog/Schedule - Course offerings/subject code: MANA. Courses from various subjects may apply towards the major. Department Description and Code - Managerial Studies: MANA Degree Description and Code - Bachelor of Arts degree: BA Major Description and Code - Major in Managerial Studies: MANA
Managerial Studies does not offer an academic program at the graduate level.
The official course offerings, including course descriptions, listed in the Managerial Studies Undergraduate Requirements section can be found in Rice's Course Catalog.
To view the most recent course schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year, see Rice's Course Schedule.
For additional information regarding Managerial Studies website, see the department's website: http://mana.rice.edu/.