The Bachelor of Arts in Management prepares you to transition from the technical aspects of a profession to leading and managing individuals in their respective fields. You will explore management theories, concepts, and practices necessary to organize, motivate, and lead human capital. Successful completion of the online degree program prepares you for managerial positions and responsibilities in business, as well as nonprofit, government, and military organizations.
This program’s curriculum is in alignment with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Arts in Management also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of business administration, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Evaluate the functions and applications of various management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling.
  • Develop strategies for organizational challenges using management theories, principles, and practices.
  • Analyze the impact of international, legal, social, political, economic, technological, and environmental issues as they relate to organizational behavior in terms of the individual, group/team, and overall organizational performance.
  • Examine the importance of ethical conduct, communication, social responsibility, and corporate responsibility in the global environment.
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, data interpretation, and decision making necessary for developing systematic processes and approaches in the management of human capital and achievement of organizational effectiveness.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required24
Select one of the following concentrations:12-15
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements48-51
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 1 course from the following:3
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Technical Writing
Scientific Writing
Business Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH120Introduction to Statistics3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Major Required (24 semester hours)

HRMT413Employment and Labor Relations3
INFO331Management Information Systems3
MGMT310Principles and Theory of Management3
MGMT311Organizational Behavior3
MGMT314Management Ethics3
MGMT315Management Communications3
MGMT410Strategic Management3
TLMT313Supply Chain Management3
Total Semester Hours24

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a General Concentration, Entrepreneurship Concentration, Human Resource Management Concentration, Leadership Concentration, or Retail Management Concentration.

General Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

A general concentration allows you to take courses across a number of areas of study within your program based on your own interests.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Examine various laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting human capital in today’s workplace.
  • Compare and contrast compensation packages and incentives used to recruit and retain employees for various positions in an organization.
  • Assess leading trends and issues in the field of Human Resource Management.
Select 5 courses from the following:15
Accounting for Non Accounting Majors
Analytics I
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Health Information Management
Introduction to Health Care Administration
Health Services Organization
Introduction to Emergency Management
Emergency Planning
Emergency and Disaster Incident Command
Retail Photo Operations
Global and Competitive Strategy
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Analytics II
Natural Disaster Management
Consequence Management
Foundations of Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Information Technology Project Management
Project Management Using MS Project
Virtual Management
Leadership & Motivation
Organizational Change
Leading Yourself Foundations
Leading Others Leadership Counseling
Strategic Planning
Consumer Behavior
Contemporary and Social Issues in Sport
Sports Management Foundations
Sports Communication
Sports Event Management and Planning
Sports Governance
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Entrepreneurship (12 semester hours)

Focuses on key concepts and principles of being a successful entrepreneur or small business owner. You will examine leadership practices, feasibility of ideas, funding, and customer service specific to a small business.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Establish entrepreneurial factors affecting product and services in the reverse logistic environment

  • Apply customer service skills to entrepreneurial projects, programs or organizations

  • Analyze entrepreneurial ventures understand sources of funding and other legal requirements

Concentration Requirements (12 semester hours)

Select 4 courses from the following:12
Idea Generation
Leadership in Small Business Ventures
Entrepreneurs as Leaders
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
The Family Owned Business
Business Plan Foundations (Prerequisites: ENTR150 - Idea Generation, ENTR215 - Innovation Design and Prototyping, and ENTR300 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship)
Small Business Customer Service
Operating a Small Business (Prerequisite: ENTR311 - Business Plan Foundations)
Total Semester Hours12

Concentration in Human Resource Management (15 semester hours)


Delves into the laws, rules, regulations, policies, trends, and issues affecting both human capital in the workplace and the field of human resource management. Compares compensation packages and incentives used to recruit and retain employees. Includes the selection, training, and development of employees, as well as performance appraisal and reward systems.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Examine various laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting human capital in today’s workplace.
  • Compare and contrast compensation packages and incentives used to recruit and retain employees for various positions in an organization.
  • Assess leading trends and issues in the field of Human Resource Management. 

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

HRMT407Human Resource Management3
HRMT412Compensation and Benefits3
HRMT415Human Resource Management Information Systems3
HRMT416Human Resource Development3
HRMT419Recruitment and Staffing3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Leadership (15 semester hours)

Provides a foundation in the leadership process and motivation. Examines management techniques  in organizational change and transformation, and the processes of conflict resolution. Additional topics include common leadership theories exercised in business, military, and political contexts in public and nonprofit organizations.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Examine measurement tools that will assist one with determining levels of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and personality.
  • Demonstrate techniques that will lead others to greater personal self-awareness through general counseling and active listening.
  • Develop strategies on creating change in the workplace, including how to build teams and lead staff during critical times.
  • Evaluate the principles of leader development in organizations and the tools that allow development and growth to occur (i.e. 360-degree assessments, mentoring).

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

HRMT411Dispute Resolution3
MGMT312Leadership & Motivation3
MGMT313Organizational Change3
MGMT331Leading Yourself Foundations3
MGMT414Strategic Planning3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Retail Management (15 semester hours)

This concentration provides students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to become effective retail managers in the global environment. The program is designed to focus on interpersonal, managerial, human resource, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills necessary to assess and evaluate retail management practices.

Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Arts in Management Retail Management concentration also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of Retail Management, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Examine the functions and applications of various retail management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling.
  • Determine the needs of today’s retail managers in assessing and implementing strategies used in the management of information technology, financial, and human resources in the retail workplace.
  • Evaluate and apply retail managerial concepts to strategic issues impacting the effectiveness of retail managers in today’s competitive and global organizations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize the importance of ethical conduct, social responsibility, and corporate responsibility in the global retail environment.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

RTMG300Retail Strategy3
RTMG301Retail Innovation3
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Consumer Behavior
Retail Organization Fundamentals
Retail Asset Protection
Retail Photo Operations
Retail Operations
Retail Merchandising Operations
Introduction to Transportation Management
Total Semester Hours15

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

MGMT496Capstone: Portfolio3
Total Semester Hours3
1

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment.

Elective Requirements (48 or 51 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.