Business Management Bachelor's Degree

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Business Management Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

  • Accounting for Business Managers
  • Applied Management Principles
  • Advanced Principles of Marketing
  • Management of Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior Analysis
  • Business Project Management
  • Business Research and Analysis
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Risk Management
  • Advanced Statistics and Analytics
  • Business Law and Ethical Behavior
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Leadership Challenges
  • Management Capstone

This course provides a review of accounting objectives and their relation to business, as well as a survey of the theory and application of managerial accounting principles. Topics include cost behaviors, production costing methods, data process, economic analysis, budgeting, and management and financial control.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: ACG3357
Credits: 4


This course will review foundational management skills and insights derived from the study of management practices. Through theory, self analysis, and analysis of others, this course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become an effective manager. Specific topics covered include managing stress; solving problems; coaching, influencing, and motivating others; team-building; and leading change.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN3175
Credits: 4


This course examines developing, designing, and implementing marketing programs, processes, and activities. Key areas of focus include capturing market insights, brand building strategies, market segmentation, and delivering and communicating value. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite:Principles of Marketing

Course ID: GEB4410
Credits: 4


Students are introduced to the foundations of management information systems. This includes current trends, fundamental MIS technology concepts, applications for business functions, and management practice. Students will gain exposure to analyzing, utilizing, and supervising integrated management information systems.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: ISM3015
Credits: 4


This course provides management students with an introduction to international economic, political, cultural and business environments. Students will develop a basic understanding and appreciation of the myriad factors involved in managing people within a global workforce.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN4602
Credits: 4


In this course students examine the operations function of managing people, information, technology, materials, and facilities to produce goods and services. Specific areas covered will include: designing and managing operations; purchasing raw materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and producing good or services that meet customers' expectations. Quantitative modeling will be used for solving business problems.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: MAN3504
Credits: 4


This course is designed to explore human behavior in work settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. The following topics will be studied and analyzed from a management perspective: organizational structure, leadership, power, conflict management, individual and group dynamics, motivation, morale, and communication.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN4240
Credits: 4


This course provides students with the essential elements and foundational standards used to manage projects, programs and portfolios in any organization. Students will develop project scope and scheduling skills as well as assess program bidding and proposal processes. They will evaluate the impact of scope definition, and explore how to manage teams, expectations and project stakeholders.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B362
Credits: 4


Students will develop research strategy and problem solving skills used for business analysis. They will examine the use of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and develop professional writing skills for presenting research findings. They will experience using various research methods such as surveys, business research proposals, and dashboards. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B312
Credits: 4


This course will focus on negotiation and conflict management in business and other organizational settings. The emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the negotiation process and developing effective negotiation and conflict management skills.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN4441
Credits: 4


This upper-level business course explores the elements of risk management and insurance essential to the business environment. This course will develop the rationale for risk-management systems and examine the environments in which they operate. Students will learn, analyze, and evaluate approaches to measuring and managing risks in various business environments.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: RMI4020
Credits: 4


In this course students will be introduced to statistical methods used for predictive analytics. They will continue to build on their previous statics knowledge while strengthening their abilities to analyze and solve real-life problems using statistical methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite:College-level statistics or mathematics

Course ID: G310
Credits: 4


This course reviews fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions, and provides an overview of ethical concerns that arise in the world of business. Students will apply the basic principles of contract law, partnerships, and agency relationships to business activities. Public and private law are addressed. Critical thinking and ethical analysis are key areas of focus throughout the course.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B406
Credits: 3


This seminar course examines diversity from a personal, group, organizational, national, and global perspective. Students will explore stereotypes of individuals within organizations, and they will study how these stereotypes affect people within the workplace. Students will also examine issues in conducting business and managing people within a global setting.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: GEB4220
Credits: 4


This course is designed to integrate prior business courses through study, discussion, and creation of strategic management plans. Students will evaluate the key functions of organizations and integration of these functions to understand the best practices used to achieve competitive advantages. Topics will include strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN4720
Credits: 4


This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN4143
Credits: 4


In this course, students analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and create new knowledge by reviewing, contemplating, and applying theoretical concepts studied throughout their degree in creating a solution for an actual management need. This course is designed to be taken during the student's last quarter. Students have the opportunity to participate in an optional internship/externship project.

Prerequisite:Business Bachelor's student in last or second-to-last quarter

Course ID: MAN4900
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Select 1 course)

  • Advanced Composition
  • Visual Communication in the Media

This advanced writing course is intended to help students further develop and refine their writing, researching, and analytical skills, through the application of these skills to various rhetorical situations. To achieve these goals, students will be expected to develop their ability to present their views in an organized, unified, and coherent manner to diverse audiences.

Prerequisite:English Composition

Course ID: G324
Credits: 4


This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: MMC3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Select 2 courses)

  • American Literature
  • Contemporary World Literature: 1900 to the Present
  • Literature of American Minorities
  • Political Thought

This course surveys authors, genres, and movements in American literature from 1865 to the present, including representative works of Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Post- Modernism/Post-Structuralism. Students will engage in critical readings of exemplary literary texts from a diverse group of authors that have influenced American literature since the Civil War. Students will analyze how these works of literature exemplify particular historical moments in U.S. history, as well as how they communicate pertinent cultural issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual identity, community, region, and nation. In their study of the broad range of American fiction, poetry, and drama since 1865, students will analyze literary, aesthetic, and critical developments.

Prerequisites:English Composition; Introduction to Literature

Course ID: G330
Credits: 4


This course explores how authors from around the world have engaged with important themes and historical events throughout the twentieth century. In studying these texts, students will examine the interplay of fiction and history, the varieties of literary style, and the qualities that link as well as distinguish works from different cultures. Students will respond to texts critically in discussion and essays, as well as research critical evaluations of literary topics, authors, etc.

Prerequisite:English Composition

Course ID: G335
Credits: 4


This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class

Prerequisite:English Composition

Course ID: G435
Credits: 4


The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom, and obligation.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G440
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Select 1 course)

  • Human Uses of the Environment
  • Physical Geography
  • Conservation of Resources
  • Gender in Math and Science

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G328
Credits: 4


This course presents a study of the development and distribution of landforms, climates, minerals, soils and water resources. Interrelationships between the physical environment and regional patterns formed by these elements are analyzed against man's utilization of them.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G346
Credits: 4


The purpose of this course is to provide students with important principles of ecology and resource management. Emphasis will be on local, national, and global environment problems and possible solutions to these problems.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G350
Credits: 4


This course examines the personal and collective educational experiences, career paths, and discoveries of female researchers, teachers, and practitioners in the fields of mathematics and science.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G434
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)

  • Visions of America Since 1945
  • Work and Family

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G380
Credits: 4


This course focuses on the overlapping worlds of work and family. It examines both the nature of the links that exist between the two major social institutions as well as the issues and problems that result from the combination of individuals' work and family responsibilities. An emphasis is placed on female labor force participation.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G425
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 28

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 62

Total Upper Division Credits: 90

Total BS Degree Credits: 180*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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