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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Feb
28
Tue
Executive Speaker Series: Charles V. Firlotte @ Jacobson Lecture Hall (Mandeville Room 104)
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business presents the Executive Speaker Series

Charles V. FirlotteCharles V. Firlotte, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aquarion Water Company
“Navigating Change In Turbulent Times”

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Q&A, Networking

 

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited. RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at ezoppi@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4384.

Mar
3
Fri
Poster Submission Deadline: Faculty Research Day @ Bridgeport.edu/FRD
Mar 3 all-day

Are you submitting a poster for Faculty Research Day?  Today is the last day to submit your poster!

Poster Registration

First Authors Only
If you are a student or faculty/staff member who is a First Author, use this registration form to submit your poster and register for the event.

REGISTER NOW!

Mar
16
Thu
Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

Click here to register!

Mar
23
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Mar 23 @ 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:

Mar
24
Fri
Faculty Research Day @ Schelfhaudt Gallery and Littlefield Recital Hall
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join members of the UB community for 2017 UB Faculty Research Day!

Attend this premiere academic event to learn about the diverse array of research undertaken by faculty and assisted by students. Poster presentations will begin the day, followed by a keynote address, “Beyond the Scholarship of Discovery–Opportunities for Academic Research,” delivered by featured speaker Donald H. Sebastian, Ph.D. Further discussion and awards will round out the afternoon.

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Schedule

9 – 11:15 a.m. Schelfhaudt Gallery Coffee and Poster Presentations
11:30 – 12:30 a.m. Littlefield Recital Hall Keynote Address
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Littlefield Recital Hall Multiple Rooms
1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Littlefield Recital Hall Seed Money Grant Awardees Symposium
4 p.m. Schelfhaudt Gallery Wine and Cheese Reception and Awards

 

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