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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration and Management, B.A.

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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)

General University Requirements

  • Introduction to Active Learning (IS 23300 ) (3)
  • Laboratory Science (4)
  • Social/Behavior Science (BAM 21600 ) (4)
  • Ethical and Religious Values (IS 45300 ) (3)
  • Written Communication (LL 20100 ) (3-4)
  • Speech Communication (IS 20600 ) (3)
  • Quantitative Skill (IS 24200 ) (4)
  • Humanities (2 courses) (6-8)
  • Foreign Language (4)

Total Credit Hours: 34-37

Total Credit Hours: 57

  • Electives (varies)

Minimum Graduation Credit Hour Requirement: 128

* Also satisfies GUR’s.

** Students who transfer in as juniors and seniors (more than 64 transfer credits) will not be required to take IS 23300.

† Credits are satisfied by Major Requirements.


A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all required courses including the Senior Project. A course must be repeated if a grade lower than “C” is earned.

Non-Profit Management Emphasis

A non-profit emphasis in management is available to students in the BAM degree program. In addition to completing the requirements for the major, students are required to take BAM 21000  before taking any of the 40000 level elective courses. In addition to the required BAM 21000 , students may select three elective courses from (BAM 42000 , BAM 42100 , BAM 42200 , BAM 42300  and IS 31100 ); a total of 12 credits is required to earn the non-profit emphasis. All courses in this emphasis are offered online.

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