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Ed Grasso
Professor of Decision Sciences
Coordinator of the Management Discipline

Forrer 121
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



The Management Major


The Management major focuses on acquiring those competencies that constitute the accepted body of knowledge within the discipline as those competencies apply to management of small businesses and not-for-profit organizations (including governmental entities).

The competencies achieved in the Management major are the ability to:

  • Analyze, within the context of the environment within which an organization operates, complex business problems, and apply appropriate techniques to solve these problems
  • Evaluate and understand complex ethical issues and develop appropriate policies to address these
  • Conduct quantitative analysis and research appropriate for management of organizations
  • Understand and apply general management principles and skills, including leadership and interpersonal communication, to engage in effective group work
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
The course sequence for a major in management is as follows:


    MN 110S Principles of Management and Leadership
    MN 272S Management Information Systems
    MN 271S Principles of Accounting


    EC 281S Microeconomics
    EC 282S Macroeconomics (Micro and Macro may be taken in any sequence)
    MN 260M Statistical Methods in Management and Economics


    MN 220 Quantitative Methods for Management and Economics (prerequisites: statistics, MN 272S, MN 271S, and EC 281S).
    IB 369S Principles of Marketing
    MN 371 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (prerequisites: Statistics and MN 110S)
    MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance (prerequisites: MN 272S, MN 271S, and one of either EC 281S or 282S) OR
    IB 378 Investment Finance (prerequisites: MN 271S and either EC 281S or 282S )
    Two Management Electives


    Two Management Electives
    MN 498 Business Policy and Strategic Management (comprehensive in management) Fall or Spring Term of Senior year. Prerequisite: Senior standing and successful completion of the writing portfolio.

Management majors are required to complete each course with a grade of C- or better. Management majors are encouraged to minor in one of the traditional liberal arts.


A minor in management consists of six courses

    MN 110S Principles of Management and Leadership
    MN 260M Statistical Methods in Management & Economics
    EC 281S Microeconomics or EC 282S Macroeconomics
    MN371 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

and two of the following:

    MN 271S Principles of Accounting
    MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance
    IB 369S Principles of Marketing

Three of the courses for the Management minor must be Eckerd College courses. Students with extensive transfer credit should consult with the Management discipline coordinator about meeting the requirements for the minor.

All courses for the minor must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Fiske Recognition

Fiske Guide 2013 Eckerd College has been recognized for Business in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.

Management at Eckerd

Combined, management majors and business administration majors comprise one of the largest programs of study at Eckerd College, providing many opportunities to interact with students of different perspectives. The department is continuing to grow and foster opportunities for learning and interning abroad.