Academic Programs Addendum – September 2016


Bachelor of Science in Management

Managers in all types of organizations must be able to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively in an ever-changing global marketplace that is driven by a constant focus on value-added differentiation. They need to understand how the functional areas of a business must be coordinated to deliver superior value to their customers. In the BS Management program, students build upon the broad business core with a strong foundation in management theory and practice. This degree can also be customized so that students can combine their management focus with a minor in one of West’s other programs (Accounting, Behavioral Science, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, or Public Administration) or by selecting a deeper concentration in management. With these options students can build management expertise and functional knowledge for general or specialized careers within a global service-oriented context.

For complete program details, please visit our website at
http://west.edu/online-degree-programs/management-bs.html

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the competitive marketplace and core internal capabilities to identify areas of competitive advantage to support a long-term sustainable positioning in today’s global, service-oriented environment.
  2. Support business decisions with sound and defensible corporate and personal ethical policies.
  3. Identify appropriate research methods that can be used to develop deeper understanding of a business’ markets, customers, and stakeholders.
  4. Develop marketing solutions designed to meet current and future customer needs.
  5. Analyze key financial measures of success and evaluate financial implications of strategic and tactical decisions for short- and long-term planning.
  6. Develop a viable business plan for a new or existing venture that addresses internal and external drivers of success and obstacles to implementation.
  7. Apply sound principles of human and organizational behavior to lead people, manage processes and inspire innovation.
  8. Evaluate the impact of global environmental and cultural factors on organizational policies, strategies, and operations.
  9. Utilize optimal employee training, development, and evaluation tools.
  10. Incorporate technological advances in the development and implementation of organizational strategies.

Course Requirements

Elective Courses – 21 credits

General Education Core Requirements – 51 credits

Major Requirements – 45 credits

COM 423Group Dynamics: Teambuilding, Negotiation, and Conflict Management

3

FIN 317Financial Management

3

HRM 335Human Resources Management

3

INB 200International BusinessWriting Intensive

3

MGT 240Organization Theory and Behavior

3

MGT 252Political, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Business

3

MGT 337Supervision and Leadership

3

MGT 370Operations Management

3

MGT 445Corporate Training and Development

3

MGT 452Managerial Communication

3

MGT 466Organizational Change

3

MGT 477Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

3

MGT 481Service Excellence

3

MKT 308Marketing Management

3

Capstone – 3 credits

MGT 486Management Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours: 120