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 (MOC): Developed competencies in the core areas of business
- Leadership (L): Learn to identify different leadership strategies to motivate employees and effectively manage organizations
- Global Strategy (GS): Acquired knowledge on techniques for achieving competitive advantage in the global market environment
- Written & Oral Communication (WOC): Developed written and oral communications skills for effective performance in the work place (WOC)
- Problem Solving (PS): Developed competencies in the methods of inquiry to solve organizational problems (PS)
- Financial Management (FM): Attained an understanding of business financial management including financial statement analysis, financing and investing
- Law & Ethics (LE): Understand the law of contracts and legal and ethical issues involved with business management
- Research & Application (R&A): Gained an understanding of the research process and its application