University of Bridgeport Management & Industrial Relations (B.S.)

The Management and Industrial Relations major prepares graduates to enter the workplace as supervisors, operations managers, human resources technicians and start-up entrepreneurs. It prepares students to address the opportunities in the global job market appropriately.

Research, special projects and independent study permit each student to fit the major to their personal interests, values and aspirations.

Specific operations issues as well as broad management policy concerns are covered equally, assuring relevance of studies to entry-level positions and readiness for growth in any organization, domestic or global.

Maximum flexibility in selection to fulfill major requirements is offered. After completion of core courses in interpersonal relations and human resource management, the student may elect courses in small business and entrepreneurship, advanced operations management, human resource skills and programs, labor law and conflict management, to complete the major.

Students following an entrepreneurial studies track, for instance, would take the course in small business, advanced operations management, labor law and complete an independent study focused on preparation of a comprehensive business plan for a prospective business start-up.

Students in the Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Industrial Relations program should consult with the designated undergraduate advisor to plan the selection and sequencing of courses to satisfy the major requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to work effectively with people in an organization
  • Learn the management principles necessary to pursue entry level positions
  • Learn how to effectively communicate
  • Develop an understanding of organizational processes

Program Director

Tim Raynor
Assistant Dean and Undergraduate Program Director
Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
University of Bridgeport
230 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Office: Mandeville 22
email: traynor@bridgeport.edu
office ph: 203-576-4687
Skype: professor.raynor
Twitter: ProfRayn

Faculty Contact

Arthur McAdams
Mandeville Hall, Room 217B
Phone: (203) 576-4648
E-Mail: amcadams@bridgeport.edu

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Mar
30
Thu
Innovators Series: Analytics for Competitive Advantage @ Schelfhaudt Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Innovators Series at UB presents “Analytics for Competitive Advantage: a discussion on the uses of analytics in business.”

Free to attend, but kindly RSVP to lchristi@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4151.

Program:

  • 5:30-6:00pm – Wine and Cheese
  • 6:00-7:00pm – Program and Q&A
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Networking

Moderator:

  • Arthur C. McAdams III, Ph.D., Associate Dean, University of Bridgeport Trefz School of Business.

Panelists:

  • Jeff Chandler, Vice President, Business Support Services Reinsurance Reporting and Management Information AXIS Capital Reinsurance
  • Richard Cimmino, Business Intelligence Portfolio Manager, The Healthcare Industry
  • Brian Rossman, Senior Business Analytics Consultant, Ironside
  • Michael Lohle, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Chair, Graduate Analytics Programs, University of Bridgeport Trefz School of Business

Presented by the University of Bridgeport in partnership with WSHU Public Radio Group and Fairfield County Business Journal.

Mar
31
Fri
“Doing Business in China” Luncheon @ Room 104
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Business Week continues!

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Shuming Zhao, Chair Professor and Honorary Dean of the School of Business, Nanjing University, China.

Sponsored by the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business

Apr
1
Sat
“Human Resources Management in China” Presentation @ Room 104
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Business Week continues!

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Shuming Zhao, Chair Professor and Honorary Dean of the School of Business, Nanjing University, China.

Sponsored by the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business

Apr
3
Mon
Student Entrepreneur Center Alumni Event @ Mandeville Hall
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The University of Bridgeport office of Alumni Engagement and the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business invite you to our annual alumni event. Hear all about exciting news and advancements from the Trefz School of Business, view presentations from current students and alumni of the Student Entrepreneur Center, network, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception.  Free to attend but kindly RSVP to alumni@bridgeport.edu

Apr
19
Wed
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

To register, click on the date and time below that works best for you:

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