Minor in Office Management

Office Management Minor

Department of Marketing 

A minor in Office Management consists of 15 hours. Nine (9) hours must be taken at MTSU, 3 of which must be upper-division. A 2.00 GPA is required in the Office Management minor.

Required Courses (9 hours)

 

  • BCED 3010 - Office Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Office organization and functions; layout and equipment; selection, training, and supervision of personnel; office automation; planning, organizing, and controlling office services; cost reduction; work simplification.

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • BCED 4640 - Issues and Trends in Office Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3010 recommended.) Significant research of emerging problems in office management: group dynamics, workplace issues, ethics and diversity information processing, and problem solving.

Electives (6 hours)

 

  • BCED 1310 - Keyboarding  3 credit hours  OR 

    BCED 1310 - Keyboarding

    3 credit hours

    Development of manipulative ability; information essential to effective use of a computer keyboard; rapid and controlled application of ability and information to communication problems involving personal correspondence and simple business materials.

  • BCED 2330 - Word Processing Concepts

    3 credit hours

    Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

  • BCED 4350 - Records Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Equipment and systems used for information storage, transmission, and retrieval. Filing, microfilming, tape processing and storage system design, form usage, and other information management functions in the office included.

  • BCED 4510 - Business Report Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Nature, general function, and present need of reports in industry. Recognizing, organizing, and investigating problems preparatory to writing reports and construction and writing of distinctive business and technical reports.

  • BCED 4660 - Corporate Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Research and analysis of case studies of significant research; case studies in business communication; communication policies, principles, and procedures from the executive's viewpoint.

  • BCED 4670 - International Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Provides students with a theoretical and practical framework for understanding and conducting effective international business communication. Emphasis on the analysis and development of international business communication processes.

  • BCED 4810 - Internship Program

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. A supervised program of related work experience. Provides experiential opportunities for the application of the theoretical concepts learned.

  • BCED 4900 - Dimensions in Professional Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Emphasis on job acquisition process, time management, effective listening skills, oral and nonverbal communication competencies, dictation management, and assumption of professional responsibility for participative management activities.

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