Department of Business Management

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

Mission Statement

The Department of Business Management is vested in shaping the business leaders of the future by developing students in critical areas of business management such as operations, marketing, and information systems. The Business Management major is designed to engage students with innovative concepts, techniques, and approaches to business leadership. 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.

 

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management 

The School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA), Department of Business Management’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management is  a 2 + 2 program.  It requires either an Associates or Applied Associates of Science Degree in Hospitality Management or Hospitality and Tourism Management prior to entering the bachelor program. The degree program consists of a specific combination of hospitality management, business management and general education courses that will provide students with a sound working knowledge of not just hospitality management, but of management/leadership in general that will prepare them for professional level leadership positions in the hospitality industry.

 

B.B.A. Management   

The BBA in Management 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 Contracting, Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadershipas well as a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Effective fall 2014, the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in the following areas was discontinued for new and incoming transfer students:

  • Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Procurement and Public Contracting

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:

 

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.

 

Logistics and International Trade Analytics (LIT) Concentration (available to ALL majors)  

The concentration in Logistics and International Trade (LIT) Analytics prepares students for STEM-Business focused global business logistics and international trade, which incorporates supply chain, logistics, transportation, and international trade analytics. The following Management LIT concentrations:

 

Teach Out Programs:

 

  • B.B.A in Marketing  
  • B.B.A. in Management Information Systems
  • B.B.A in Procurement and Public Contracting

 

Faculty & Staff

Jian Hua

Chairperson

Monique Conquest

Dept. Secretary

Paul Bachman

Professor

Sergey Ivanov

Professor

Michael Tannen

Associate Professor

Les Vermillion

Associate Professor

Anshu Arora

Associate Professor

​Donovan Collier

Associate Professor

Amit Arora

Associate Professor

Nazha Gali

Associate Professor

Racquel Brown-Gaston

Associate Professor