Undergraduate Programs

Recognizing the importance of broad understanding and perspective in problem solving and innovation, the School will eliminate its individual Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs in Marketing, Finance, and Management Information Systems. The material covered in these programs will be brought together under a single generic BBA in Business Management program and students will be able to concentrate within the program on specific areas such as finance, marketing and management information systems. To focus its investments in high-demand programs, the School will eliminate its Bachelor of Arts in Economics program. These changes will ensure that the School offers programs that are relevant and strike a balance between comprehensiveness and focus.


Department of Business Management

(Formerly known as Department of Management, Marketing & Management Information Systems)

 

The mission of the Business Management Program is to prepare students for careers in business, governmental, and nonprofit organizations; develop their abilities as ethical leaders; and enhance their capacities as critical thinkers in a global context.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in business by presenting management concepts, techniques, and approaches as they apply to the leadership and operation of small, medium-size, and large or global enterprises. Emphases are placed on planning, organizing, decision-making, human resources management, leadership, operations management, and international business. This program requires the successful completion of 123 credits: 33 credits in the major requirement, 34 credits in general requirements and 56 in the ancillary requirements and electives. The Department also offers a Certificate in Procurement and Public Contractingas well as a Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.

Effective fall 2014, the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Procurement and Public Contracting, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) were discontinued as degrees for new and incoming transfer students. All three remain in our teach-out program, and with the exception of the B.B.A. in Procurement and Public Contracting, have been incorporated as concentrations as part of the B.B.A in Management Degree. The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

 

 

Business Management Concentrations

 

Finance    

The concentration in Finance presents an integrated treatment of the operational aspects of business financing and investments, and the functions of financial organizations. It also examines the interaction of government and business with respect to financial development and controls.

 

Management Information Systems    

The concentration in MIS prepares students for careers in the field of Information Technology (IT) by developing skills in systems analysis and design, programming, network administration, database management, and Internet web site development

 

Marketing    

The concentration in Marketing prepares students for careers in marketing management, sales, advertising, marketing research, retailing, distribution, and international marketing.

 

Teach Out Programs

 

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program prepares students for careers in marketing management, sales, advertising, marketing research, retailing, distribution and international marketing. This program requires the successful completion of 123 credit hours: 24 credit hours in the major requirements, 56 credit hours in the ancillary courses including the Business Core, 34 credit hours in General Education courses, and 9 electives including business.

 

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management Information Systems focuses on computer applications in business, industrial, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. It prepares students for careers in the growing field of Information Technology (IT) by developing skills in systems analysis and design, programming, network administration, database management, and Internet web site development. The objectives apply not only to the development of competency in the particular skills of computer applications, but also to the attainment of skills in reasoning and logical analysis. This program requires the successful completion of 123 credit hours: 30 credit hours in the major requirement, 53 credit hours in the ancillary course requirements, including the Business Core and 34 credit hours in General Education requirements and 6 business electives.

 

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Procurement and Public Contracting (B.B.A) prepares students for careers as procurement specialists. The program is designed to prepare students for level I and level II certification in the Federal Government. This program requires the successful completion of 123 credit hours: 27 credit hours in the major requirements, 53 credit hours in the ancillary courses (including the Business Core), 37 credit hours in General Education courses, and 6 business electives.