The Business Administration and Management (BAM) major includes studies in leadership, organizational change and development, organizational culture, organizational design, communication skills, quality improvement, human resources, values and ethics, understanding financial statements and accounting, and leadership. Research is an integral part of the program and all participants complete a significant applied research project designed to assist them in their work environment.
The program is for senior level managers from a number of fields, middle managers, technical employees, and clerical personnel. Graduates have used their degree to gain promotions, transfer to other opportunities, start their own business, and go on to graduate school in such diverse fields as teaching, health care administration, public administration, human resource management, counseling, and business administration.
The following are the degree competencies for students in the Business Administration and Management degree:
- Manage Organizational Change: Develop competencies to manage organizational changes (MOC)
- Leadership: Learn to identify different leadership styles and how they are used to motivate employees and effectively manage organizations (L)
- Human Resource: Understand human resource policies, procedures, and regulations to effectively manage work force (HR)
- Written & Oral Communication: Develop written and oral communications skills for effective performance in the work place (WOC)
- Problem Solving: Develop competencies in the methods of inquiry to solve organizational problems (PS)
- Financial Management: Understand business financial management including financial statement analysis, financing and investing (FM)
- Law & Ethics: Understand the law of contracts & legal and ethical issues involved with management (LE)