Teddy T. and Cecilia M.

Bachelor of Arts in
Management (BAM),
Business Law



230K+ Alumni Worldwide


The Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM) prepares you for a career managing organizations and personnel in global, multicultural settings covering a wide range of industries. Foundational courses provide essential skills and knowledge for building and guiding teams, facilitating work processes, analyzing data, and making better decisions regarding market opportunities, finances, and the business environment.

For maximum flexibility, the program minimizes prerequisites while offering seven different areas of management specialization.

The Business Law specialization is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in law, business, or government. In addition to foundational studies in marketing, operations, finance, and management, the specialization coursework provides you with an understanding of international law, negotiations, public contracting, and the complex legal issues that exist in today’s business environment.

Admission Requirements

In preparation for your Bachelor of Arts in Management studies, you’re required to complete the following courses or equivalents:

  • ECO 203 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 204 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • LAW 204 – Legal Aspects of Business I

Course Details

Required Courses

For the Bachelor of Arts in Management degree with a specialization in Business Law, you must complete ten foundational courses and six specialization courses.

Foundational Course Listings

Course Name

An introduction to the roles of managers and the vision, mission, and goals of organizations. This course investigates management theories and explores the four primary functions of managers: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. You’ll explore issues related to human resource management, organizational structure and behavior, creative problem solving, effective communication, and the management of teams, change, and innovation.

This course is an introduction to contemporary marketing theory and practice in both the local and global marketplace. You’ll examine basic concepts of marketing with an emphasis on market positioning, segmentation, and targeting, as well as product development and distribution.

An examination of concepts for managing the production of goods and the operation of services. This course focuses on managing customer needs through continuous process improvement, cost management, quality management, and reducing waste throughout every process. Additional topics of study include production strategy, product and process design, inventory management, and supply chain management.

An overview of information systems (IS) infrastructure and its utilization in today’s global business environment. The use of technological tools and the role of information systems within organizations will be explored from strategic, tactical, and operational viewpoints. You’ll learn how to choose and utilize information to gain a competitive advantage in industry and the marketplace.

This course introduces upper-division undergraduate students to the accelerating globalization of all business. You’ll explore international business through a series of case studies that illustrate concepts and methods within three broad subject areas: (1) the economic framework of international business, (2) the operating structures of multinational corporations, and (3) a guide for global strategic management.

A survey of the core issues in leadership practice. This course looks at differing theories and styles of collaborative, integrative, organizational leadership. After doing a deep dive into these approaches, you’ll compare and contrast them with more authoritarian or management-by-edit tactics within organizations.

In this course, you’ll study the impact individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations. The focus is on work-related behavior and how individual and group performance relates to organizational productivity. You’ll explore the development of interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to achieve greater equity and inclusion. The goal is to help all employees, supervisors, and managers improve their fulfillment and effectiveness.

An overview of the many human resource management activities performed in the modern workplace. Topics of study include human resource planning, job analysis, staffing and recruitment, selection and retention, training and talent development, compensation and benefits, legal aspects, DE&I, performance management, labor relations, ethics, and health and safety.

An exploration of business values and ethics through both a local and international lens. You’ll examine moral philosophies, values, conflict of interests, discrimination, business cultures, and ethical standards with a critical eye. You’ll also study the ethical leadership of people, technology, and sustainability, and how to develop and implement all of these through ethical business programs.

In this capstone management course, you’ll apply strategic principles to the development, organization, financing, and operations of a business enterprise. Coursework will integrate and apply the knowledge and skills gained in previous business and management courses to create an overall competitive strategy.

Specialization Courses

Select six courses from the following:

Course Name

A sequential course to LAW 204, this class explores business organizations (partnerships, corporations, government regulations), property (real property and leasing, estates, community property), business torts, business crimes, and associated topics. The coursework focuses on the prevention of litigation and liability arising from business operations.

A survey of contemporary legal issues, including minority rights, abortion, free speech, and criminal justice. Throughout the course, special emphasis is placed on the effect these issues have on the business community.

A review of international law and its bearing on (1) the civil environment, including trade agreements, contracts, and alternative dispute resolution and (2) criminal law, including the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations and the remedies for such transgressions.

This course explores administrative law, procedures, and the manner in which state and federal agencies are part of the integral workings of business operations. Among areas of administrative policy, you’ll examine environmental protections, employee relations, consumer goods regulations, and occupational safety.

In this course, you’ll survey public contract law and how it differs from commercial contract law. Topics of focus include clear record keeping for audits, overseeing the activities of sub-contractors, and the effects of violation and breach of contract.

This introductory course provides you with a broad understanding of ADR. You’ll explore negotiation, mediation, arbitration, how these various resolution methods are used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Throughout the course, role play, simulations, and case studies are used to provide firsthand experience applying these disciplines.

An interactive introductory course, this class is designed to develop the verbal and analytical skills to perform effectively as a negotiator in conflict situations. You’ll examine concepts and techniques by participating in a variety of different negotiating exercises through simulations, videos, and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

Students earning the Bachelor of Arts in Management degree with a Business Law specialization will learn to:

  • Describe the basic functions of management on the operations of the organization
  • Employ management theories toward planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations
  • Apply organizational theories to enact positive change
  • Explain the effect of international business environmental factors on the conduct of global business
  • Apply the principles of legal and ethical decision-making in the everyday conduct of business
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