Bachelor of Arts in Management
REQUIRED CREDITS: 180
Is the bachelor's in Management program for me?If you need more general education to move into a management role in your field, City University of Seattle's B.A. in Management degree program can help you get there. You'll develop a broad understanding of what makes an organization work - specifically, the people - and how to build a strong, successful team. And CityU allows you to easily transfer most of your technical class credits. You can earn this management degree online or you may take some coursework in class. If you choose online, you will have access to all CityU's great resources on "Blackboard" - our virtual classroom. Use this program to log in to get assignments, discuss topics with your classmates, collaborate on projects and check your grades. Basically, everything you do in class but without the commute.
What will I learn in the bachelor's in Management program?It starts with the basics - what you need to be an effective manager. You'll learn about teams: how to build them, how to play a role and how to lead. Oral and written communication are key to your B.A. in Management degree program; you'll improve your skills in these areas. And you'll pick up the project management techniques and research skills you need to continue learning long after you leave CityU. Here are some of the specific topics we'll cover in this program:
What can I do with my B.A. degree in Management?A bachelor's degree in Management may lead to more job opportunities with a higher starting salary. If you're already working in your field, a management degree could help you earn a promotion.
How to get started:
Lower-Division Requirements (90)
College Writing: 5
College Mathematics: 5
Social Sciences: 15
Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 15
Upper-Division Requirements (90)
Management Core (45)
The critical thinking process is used to analyze today's issues and aid the student in identifying rational solutions. Topics examined include: argument analyzing and building; forms and standards of critical thinking; and evaluating sources of information.
An overview of various philosophical approaches to ethical decision making and practical applications involving ethical problems that arise in contemporary society such as crime and punishment, marriage and the family, biotechnology, and business.
This course investigates dilemmas that routinely plague organizations as well as possible solutions to these dilemmas. Topics include diversity within the organization; conflict and negotiation; perception, motivation and reinforcement; leadership roles throughout the organization; human resource management and team building.
This course covers internal and external communication in the contemporary evolving organization. Students will assess their management communication style and identify areas for improvement. Topics include interpersonal and small group dynamics, use of communications technology, motivation, conflict resolution, and communicating with diverse audiences.
This course introduces students to the global economy. Students will investigate the internal business environment and its complexity in the international setting. Understanding and practical application of concepts and processes of globalization; the political, legal, and technological environment; ethical behavior and decision-making; the role of culture and its impact on behavior; and management of international strategies will be emphasized. Cross-cultural management and problem-solving techniques will be examined.
This course is designed to identify the role of human resources; the processes and activities used to strategically formulate and implement human resources objectives, practices, and policies to meet the short- and long-range organizational needs and opportunities; human resources contributions to organizational effectiveness.
Management Strategy is a capstone course that provides the student an opportunity to integrate discrete skills gained from prior coursework in general management, critical thinking; ethics and leadership, marketing, project management, and human resources. Prerequisites: Prior to enrolling in MG 495, students must be in their last quarter of study. Any exceptions must have special permission from the BAM Program Director.
This course provides an introduction to basic marketing concepts. Topics include the marketing mix, new product development, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, strategic planning and e-commerce. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan and apply course concepts to real or imaginary products.
Introduction to Project Management utilizes a real team project to manage a project's life cycle. Emphasis is placed on activity networks, managing resources, and creating control mechanisms that minimize risk. Project leadership is explored in the context of building effective project teams and maintaining stakeholder relationships. Students will learn and apply basic project management concepts including time and resource constraints, planning, scheduling, work breakdown structure, Gantt Charts, network diagrams, and project control.
Upper-Division Electives (45)
Choose 45 credits of upper-division undergraduate level elective coursework from other fields or disciplines including business, psychology, communications, information systems, and general education. Contact an admissions advisor for the current list of available courses.