Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Management (Global Classroom)

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s) Bachelor of Science in Management
Credits Required for Graduation 94
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Strengthen Your Management Skills AACSB-accredited

A degree in management is universal and skills learned can be applied to a multitude of organizations regardless of size, industry, function, or global status. Our Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Management Global Classroom instructs you how to plan, organize, and lead a business, company or organization.

Additionally, you will learn how to integrate all these functions to develop effective solutions to solve complex business challenges faced by leaders. This AACSB-accredited program provides students the opportunity to gain functional knowledge in the areas necessary to become an effective manager.

This program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree or equivalent credits, who would like to complete their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace.

Career Outlook

Careers to Consider:

  • Management Analyst
  • Budget Analysts
  • Cost Estimators
  • Economists
  • Market and Survey Researchers
  • Operations Research Analysts

Given organizations’ continuous need for qualified managers, those with bachelor’s degrees in management are well positioned to obtain a supervisory or mid-level management position. Specific job prospects, however, are highly contingent upon the industry that you choose to enter.

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Curriculum

Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Required Courses


Term 1 (12 q.h.)

ACC 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 q.h.
MGT 1001 Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h.
MTH 1001  College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
ESL 1050 Cases in American Organizations 3 q.h.

Term 2 (13 q.h.)

ACC 1002 Financial Accounting 2 3 q.h.
ENG 3006 College English Workshop 3 q.h.
ENG 3007  Writing Lab for ENG 3006 1 q.h.
MKT 1001 Principles of Marketing 3 q.h.
MGT 1002 Dynamics of Business 2 3 q.h.

Term 3 (16 q.h.)

CMN 1010 Organizational Communication 3 q.h.
ENG 3003 Writing for the Professions 1 3 q.h.
ACC 1403 Managerial Accounting 3 q.h.
LDR 1201 Assessing Your Leadership Capability 3 q.h.
ECN 1001 Principles of Macroeconomics
(Prereq. ECN 1002 Microeconomics. Students without the prerequisite can take the course in the second term.)
4 q.h.

Term 4 (15 q.h.)

ENG 3004 Writing for the Professions 2 3 q.h.
FIN 2801 Principles of Finance 3 q.h.
CMN 1102 Interpersonal and Group Communication 3 q.h.
PHL 2180 Business Ethics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.

Term 5 (12 q.h.)

ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.
CMN 2154 Negotiation Skills 3 q.h.
MIS 2701 Information Systems for Management 3 q.h.
SOC 2440 Gender and Work Roles in Society 3 q.h.

Term 6 (12 q.h.)

MGT 3446  International Business and Management 3 q.h.
CMN 1156 Techniques of Persuasion and Argumentation 3 q.h.
OPM 1130 Basics of Supply Chain Management 3 q.h.
MGT 2410 Project Management 3 q.h.

Term 7 (14 q.h.)

MGT 4750 Business Strategy 6 q.h.
LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
BLW 1001 Business Law 3 q.h.
LDR 4940 Service Learning and Seminar 2 q.h.

 

Required minimum credit hours: 94 q.h.

 

Quarter 1

Financial Accounting 1 (3 q.h.)

Examines the development of financial statements, including the underlying concepts and measurement theories. Emphasizes the analysis and use of these statements to make decisions.

Dynamics of Business 1 (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to obtain a foundation for understanding how American business operates in a global marketplace. Business is viewed first by examining key external factors that influence its development: the economy, government, law, politics, and international business. Studies the internal organization of business, highlighting major issues associated with the key management functions such as marketing, finance, information systems, and operations. Emphasizes practical applications of business principles and current events.

College Algebra 1 (3 q.h.)

Includes solving and graphing equations and inequalities, exponents, roots, complex numbers, conic sections, linear functions, and quadratic functions. Requires students to purchase a graphing calculator, the make and model to be specified at the first class meeting.

Cases in American Organizations

Offers students an opportunity to develop the speaking skills and confidence to become more effective participants in group discussions. Uses business cases, videotaping, and public speaking techniques. Case discussion classes use cases to focus on improving language skills and participation techniques through simulations of team bargaining, presentation sessions, and running meetings. Case skills classes concentrate on helping students improve the speaking, listening, leadership, and writing skills necessary for presenting cases. Also covers business writing skills -- writing business memos as well as a business plan and a marketing report -- and using PowerPoint to prepare agendas and presentations.


Quarter 2

Financial Accounting 2 (3 q.h.)

Continues ACC 1001. Emphasizes issues in financial reporting, valuation, and income measurement. Topics include inventories, plant and equipment, bonds, present value, and stockholders' equity.

College English Workshop (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop writing skills offered in ENG 1004 and ENG 1005 and learn the skills and techniques involved in designing and producing a finished, documented paper. Reviews the principles and methods of organized writing in preparation for the required competency examination administered at the end of the workshop.

Writing Lab for ENG 3006 (1 q.h.)

Requires students to analyze and draft writing assignments from topics covered in ENG 3006.

Principles of Marketing (3 q.h.)

Consists of lectures, readings, and small group discussions on the role of marketing in contemporary society, in the business enterprise, and in the nonprofit organization. Covers the planning, operations, and evaluation of marketing and promotional efforts necessary for the effective marketing of consumer and industrial products and services in both profit and nonprofit organizations.

Dynamics of Business 2 (3 q.h.)

Builds on the foundation established in MGT 1001. Focuses on the tools -- particularly financial, marketing, and information systems -- required to operate businesses in the twenty-first century. Covers consumer-oriented marketing, investment basics, the securities market, and e-business. Seeks to help students demystify the complexities of the business world.


Quarter 3

Organizational Communication (3 q.h.)

 Introduces the theories and subtopics that are examined within the field of organizational communication. Analyzes why communication is important for organizations and how individuals within organizations can become effective communicators.

Writing for the Professions 1 (3 q.h.)

Introduces the vocabulary and philosophy of business communications. Students practice planning, writing, and analyzing effective business letters and memoranda.

Managerial Accounting (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to learn how to perform a cost-benefit analysis, how to analyze cost-volume relationships, and how to apply ratio analysis to financial statements, such as the statement of cash flows.

Assessing Your Leadership Capability (3 q.h.)

Focuses on enhancing students' individual awareness, reflection, and effectiveness as leaders. Through a focus on self-assessment, offers students an opportunity to learn to appreciate the differences between themselves and others and deepen their understanding of what motivates people in the working environment. Organizations are only as effective as the individuals who work in them. In this program orientation, students are introduced to the methodologies and processes that are essential aspects of leadership: competency development and planning, action learning, and mentoring. In addition, students are assessed on their leadership capabilities and use these outcomes to determine their focus for development.

Principles of Macroeconomics (3 q.h.)

Introduces macroeconomics, the study of the economy as a whole. Macroeconomics applies the basic principles of economics to whole economic systems and the relationships among sectors of the economy. Topics include unemployment, inflation, national income and employment theory, government expenditures and taxation, the role of the banking system, the Federal Reserve System, and supply-side policies.  Prereq. ECN 1002.


Quarter 4

Writing for the Professions 2 (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to learn the methods and principles of research and documentation of semitechnical analyses and business reports. The course allows practice in organizing and writing complex forms of business communications.

Principles of Finance (3 q.h.)

Introduces basic financial frameworks, concepts, principles, tools, and techniques. Topics include financial analysis, financial planning, working capital management, the time value of money, an introduction to domestic and international financial markets, and traditional sources of debt and equity financing. Uses spreadsheets and financial calculators.

Interpersonal and Group Communication (3 q.h.)

This course focuses on the interpersonal and group communication contexts. It examines skills and strategies necessary for developing and maintaining effective personal and professional relationships. Topics include perception, self-concept, emotions, attitudes and values, nonverbal communication, language, and methods of conflict resolution in group interaction.

Business Ethics (3 q.h.)

Examines ethical principles and considerations involved in making moral business decisions. Studies basic ethical viewpoints as a foundation and analyzes specific characteristics of business life through particular cases and examples. 

Statistics 1 (3 q.h.)

Introduces the collection and organization of data, including the measurement, presentation, and uses of elementary set theory; measures of central tendency and variability; basic probability; and probability distributions.


Quarter 5

Statistics 2 (3 q.h.)

Continues the study of statistics with sampling and basic estimation techniques, "t" distribution, testing of statistical hypotheses, and analysis of variances.

Negotiation Skills (3 q.h.)

Introduces the techniques of dispute resolution. Focuses on the processes of mediation, facilitation, and negotiation. Through readings, lectures, and class activities, offers students the opportunity to explore methods of applying these skills to professional settings. 

Information Systems for Management (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to learn how information technology (IT) supports corporate goals. Emphasizes the management of IT rather than on computer technology or programming. Uses readings and case studies to illustrate how IT may be employed to support general management functions. Discusses issues such as the types of information systems, the impact of information systems on individuals and organization, outsourcing, and the use of IT as a weapon of competitive strategy, along with technological issues such as database management systems, electronic data interchange, decision support systems, and expert systems.

Gender and Work Roles in Society (3 q.h.)

Considers the impact of the changing roles of men and women in a relational institutional context, including a combined focus on gender role performance in the workplace and traditional gender demands imposed by family structure. Examines how workplace organization contributes to social inequalities. Topics include women's voice, the men's movement, gender and historical analyses, education and professionalism, comparable worth, and leadership and management styles.

 
Quarter 6

International Business and Management (3 q.h.)

Focuses on the principles and practices of international business, comparing domestic and international business activities, responsibilities, and influences. Highlights economic, social, political, and legal contexts of conducting business in a multinational environment. Examines this "foreign factor" and its impact on decision making for U.S. companies.

Techniques of Persuasion and Argumentation (3 q.h.)

Examines the dimensions and applications of persuasion and argumentation. Most business professionals must prepare persuasive arguments. Analyzes persuasive messages used in politics, advertising, social interaction, sales, and business. Offers students an opportunity to develop skills in developing, presenting, and refuting persuasive arguments. 

Basics of Supply Chain Management (3 q.h.)

Explores the basic concepts of managing a supply chain that produces goods and/or services. Offers students an opportunity to examine the fundamental functions and processes of a fully integrated supply chain, identify the key business and economic drivers of supply chain performance, and understand the strategic decisions that enable a supply chain to directly support business objectives. Topics include basic functions within a supply chain: planning, sourcing, forecasting and demand planning, manufacturing, inventory management, logistics, just-in-time (JIT), lean, Six Sigma, outsourcing, and sustainability.

Project Management (3 q.h.)

Focuses both on the analytical tools to manage projects as well as the people-management tools necessary for project success. Examines the entire process of implementing a project, from project definition to the evaluation of feasibility, scheduling, financial, and budgetary factors, in detail. Contemporary management techniques based on Project Management Institute (PMI) current practices are used in case analyses to deepen student understanding. Discusses current software options.


Quarter 7

Business Strategy (6 q.h.)

Examines the total management process--from planning to implementation--for executing competitive business strategy. Covers the development of corporate objectives, plans, and policies, emphasizing the interaction between the enterprise and its environment. Offers students an opportunity to think strategically about a company, examining issues including current business position and strategy, long-term directions, and opportunities for gaining sustainable competitive advantage, as well as to gain knowledge of organizational and administrative methods for converting plans into achievements. Uses case studies to explore strategic planning and implementation from the perspective of the general manager, with attention to top management functions, responsibilities, styles, values, and organizational relationships.

Ethical Decision Making (3 q.h.)

Uses a decision-making model using real-world ethical dilemmas to analyze behaviors and consequences and make recommendations for actions ethical managers can make. The fact that there is not one universal set of leader behaviors one considers ethical and no guidelines to follow to determine ethical behavior poses unique challenges to managers today. Yet, as managers we are daily faced with situations where individual values may conflict with those of our teams or organizations.

Business Law (3 q.h.)

Introduces students to the foundations of American legal jurisprudence with emphasis on the nature and sources of law embedded in the Federal constitution. Emphasizes the alternative forums and procedures available for the resolution of private disputes by examining the principles and elements of contract law, property rights, and personal injuries such as torts. Also examines the importance of corporate governance topics and the distinctions between and among ethical, moral, and criminal conduct. The Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 and 2 are also studied. 

Service Learning and Seminar (2 q.h.)

Serves as the capstone of the leadership degree. Provides development opportunities in areas of interpersonal communication, professionalism, time management, initiative, and many other leadership and management skills. Students have an opportunity to examine and test leadership theory in practice. Students also have an opportunity to take their application and understanding of leadership to the next level by participating in purposeful and relevant forms of service learning with community partners. A significant portion of the course involves students participating in project-based learning with local nonprofit organizations through civic engagement. Students are required to chronicle involvement in a service-learning project and present their understanding of service learning in a formal in-class presentation.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Academic transcript Must submit one of the following:
    • Offical associate degree stating conferral and date
    OR
    • Offical high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended. Must be equal to 60 quarter hours (45 semester hours) for transfer credit evaluation
  • Prerequisite coursework: applicants must have completed the following:
    • Financial Accounting I
    • Financial Accounting II
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Principles of Marketing or college level marketing
    • Dynamics of Business or Introduction to Business
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $35,532.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

Simply put, this undergraduate degree program is for students who wish to assume or move into a management position. A degree in management is universally applicable, and the skills you acquire can be applied in any number of organizations.

Given the expansiveness of the field, job titles can vary greatly. However, graduates are equipped to consider careers as:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Project managers

Program Format

On-Ground Format

The Fast-Track 21-month Bachelor of Science in Management Global Classroom is a degree-completion program designed to fit your lifestyle and your higher educational goals. This seven-term format attracts an internationally diverse audience and meets on-campus, allowing time for internships and other professional experiences. This program does not include book or meals. 

Benefits:

  • 21-month degree completion
  • Focus on the fundamentals of management
  • Contextualized curriculum reflecting international perspectives
  • Emphasis on understanding a global economy
  • Academic internships and volunteer opportunities to complement classroom learning

This accelerated program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree or the equivalent number of credits (80 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) and are looking to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. The Office of Admissions will work with applicants to evaluate and accept as many previously completed credits as possible.


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Define, differentiate, and properly use management functions, modalities, methods, processes and skills to demonstrate fluency and the ability to apply them to a variety of organizations and their resources in local and global management contexts.

  2. Broad Integrative Knowledge
    Examine, frame and propose “the best approaches” to understand, analyze, and resolve management related issues or challenges by integrating the most appropriate interdisciplinary perspective(s) acquired through the study of communication, information literacy, mathematics, and ethical, political, science and historical perspectives with acquired management functions, modalities, and methods.

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Differentiate and incorporate multiple information resources to construct sustainable and coherent arguments or presentations based on the “best management practice approaches” to developing, and designing solutions and communicating them effectively to a diverse workforce and in a highly competitive global market.

  4. Applied Learning
    Analyze, differentiate, illustrate and effectively use management functions, modalities and methods to provide realistic, actionable and appropriate “best approaches” to respect, focus and direct the energy and talent of an individual contributor, a team or an organization towards recognizing and satisfying the needs or interests of its customers whether in a local or global market.

  5. Civic Learning
    Engage, experience and develop the capacity to communicate with, appreciate and achieve results by discussions, case based studies, and team based learning activities in innovative and multi-cultural learning environments where the realities, challenges, hopes, and dreams of members of the global community are real and realized.Given organizations’ continuous need for qualified managers, those with bachelor’s degrees in management are well positioned to obtain a supervisory or mid-level management position. Specific job prospects, however, are highly contingent upon the industry that you choose to enter.

 

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