Bachelor of Arts in Management
REQUIRED CREDITS: 180
Program DetailsThe Bachelor of Arts in Management program at City University of Seattle is a flexible undergraduate degree program created so that those with transferrable credits or applicable real-world experience can graduate with a business degree in as little as one year. The program's 50 core credits focus on learning to solve business problems from a manager's perspective.You'll develop a broad understanding of what makes organizations work, how to build successful teams, how to be a strong leader and how to communicate in the business world. The remaining 40 upper division credits are left open so you can transfer credits from other universities or create your own focus area inside or outside of the School of Management, such as psychology, communications or general studies.
Flexible, Online Learning OptionsWith CityU of Seattle, you can complete your degree in business management online or take some coursework in class. CityU currently offers a performance-based version of our online management degree. This option is for you if you are a self-directed learner with extensive work experience who can demonstrate mastery of learning outcomes by completing real-world assignments for credit. If you have transferrable academic credits and experience managing people in a business setting, it's likely that you could earn performance-based credit and complete your online management degree much faster by choosing this route. Talk to an advisor to learn more.
Where CityU Can Take YouWith such a wide scope of academic coverage, our Bachelor of Arts in Management program prepares graduates to enjoy a variety of professional outcomes. Good managers are needed in every type of organization. Our management alumni hold positions such as local franchise owner, retail manager, technology team leader, practice supervisor and corporate management consultant. If your field of expertise or area of interest is in the business realm, then your business management degree is sure to help get you there.
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Lower-Division Requirements (90)
College Writing: 5
College Mathematics: 5
Social Sciences: 15
Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 15
Upper-Division Requirements (90)
Management Core (45)
Critical Thinking introduces the student to critical thinking processes used to analyze today's business issues and aid the student in identifying rational solutions. The course focuses on building and analyzing arguments; forms and standards of critical thinking; and evaluating sources of information. Students learn foundational skills that will serve them throughout the program and their business careers.
This course provides an overview of various philosophical approaches to ethical decision-making and practical applications involving ethical problems that arise in business. In addition, it introduces the student to the theory and practice of leadership. Topics include the major ethical constructs, approaches to self-knowledge and practical leadership skills. Students will be able to find solutions to ethical dilemmas they may confront during a business career, and have the self-knowledge and leadership skill to follow through with the solution.
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.