Business Management Bachelor's Degree

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Accelerated Business Management Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

Accounting for Business Managers

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 processing, economic analysis, budgeting, and management and financial control.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ACG 3357
Credits: 4

Business Law and Ethics

This course reviews fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions, and provides overview of the current moral and ethical issues that arise in the world of business. Students will examine the law, legal system, and ethics and how they apply to the business world and business transactions. Public and private law are addressed. Critical thinking and ethical analysis are key areas of focus throughout the course.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: BUL 4388
Credits: 4

Research and Report Writing

Students will learn research and report writing for academic settings. Topics will include qualitative and quantitative research methodology, literature reviews, information literacy, and academic report writing.

Prerequisite: English Composition or Professional Communication

Course ID: GEB 3110
Credits: 4

Managing a Diverse Workforce

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: GEB 4220
Credits: 4

Statistics for Business

In this course, students will develop basic statistical literacy along with the ability to analyze and evaluate real-life business problems using statistical methods. Students will learn to organize and present quantitative data by means of graphical and numerical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 4310
Credits: 4

Advanced Principles of Marketing

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: GEB 4410
Credits: 4

Organizational Development

This seminar course builds upon the theories introduced in Organizational Behavior Analysis. In this course, students examine how qualitative approaches, quantitative approaches, and process-based approaches to organizational development through the stories of professionals involved in organizational change. Students will critically examine the design, management, and control of organizational development programs. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite: Organizational Behavior Analysis

Course ID: GEB 4505
Credits: 4

Management of Information Systems

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.

Prerequisites: none

Course ID: ISM 3015
Credits: 4

Applied Management Principles

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: MAN 3157
Credits: 4

Operations Management

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 goods or services that meet customers' expectations. Quantitative modeling will be used for solving business problems.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 3504
Credits: 4

Contemporary Leadership Challenges

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: MAN 4143
Credits: 4

Organizational Behavior Analysis

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: MAN 4240
Credits: 4

Negotiation and Conflict Management

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: MAN 4441
Credits: 4

International Business

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: MAN 4602
Credits: 4

Strategic Management

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: MAN 4720
Credits: 4

Management Capstone

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: MAN 4900
Credits: 3

Risk Management

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: RMI 4020
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Required course)

Visual Communication in the Media

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: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Required courses)

Literature of American Minorities

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

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

Political Thought

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: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required course)

Human Uses of the Environment

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: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Required courses)

Visions of America Since 1945

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: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

Comparative Politics

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite: American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 67

Total Upper Division Credits: 91

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* 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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