Teddy T. and Cecilia M.

Bachelor of Arts in
Management (BAM),
Project Management

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The Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM) prepares you for a career managing organizations and personnel in global, multicultural settings, covering a variety 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.

Project Management is one of the most in-demand skills within modern businesses and organizations. This bachelor specialization provides you with the fundamental knowledge to manage project budgets, teams, and timelines; improve productivity, profitability, and quality of work; and mitigate project risks. Whether you’re looking for an immediate job or want to continue your studies to get a professional certification in Project Management or an MBA, these capabilities should give you a competitive advantage toward advancing your career.

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 Project Management, you must complete ten foundational courses and six specialization courses.

Foundational Course Listings

Course Name

Performance Management (PM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) require metrics and indicators to measure value, weaknesses and opportunities through business intelligence. Using data to set objectives and measure the internal and external performances through analytics has been a proven method to business success. Business analytics provide a proactive approach to identify and solve problems before it takes place. Data improvement, data quality assessment, data cleansing and normalization, methods and process improvements will be discussed.

New technologies have opened new arenas in prediction and marketing. Subjects of predictive analytics topics and its role in enterprise marketing will be discussed. The course applies predictive analytic tools to derive the organization’s strategic direction. Market and product analysis will be used to illustrate the development process. Results will be drawn from actual predictive analytics applications and interpreted in the context of business impact.

Financial world faces uncertainty that affects the outcome of sound investments. Leaders are utilizing probabilistic analytic models that alleviate ambiguity on making decision for profitable returns. Theories and practical tools focusing on model building; constructing, processing, and presenting probabilistic information will be discussed. Utilization of analytical software to solve problems on axioms of probability, conditioning and probability trees, random variables and distributions expectation.

Every step of online transactions should be considered with security in mind. Accessing the organizations’ data requires operators to apply the proper security and privacy while the data is stored, transmitted accessed and when it is worked on. Work with confidential data involves strong ethical practices to be aware of security breaches and how to mitigate threats.

PrerequisiteECO 203 and ECO 204

A study of the accelerating internationalization of all business, this course introduces upper-division undergraduate students to all facets of international business within three broad subject areas: (1) the economic framework of international business, (2) the operating frameworks of multinational corporations, and (3) a framework for global strategic management. It uses case studies to illustrate concepts and methods.

Examination of core issues in the practice of leadership. Identification of differing theories and styles of collaborative, integrative organizational leadership and comparison to authoritarian or management by edit within the organizational context.

An introduction to the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organizations effectiveness. The course will focus on work-related behavior with an emphasis on individual and group performance as it relates to organizational productivity and processes. A central theme will be the development of “people” skills to help all employees- staff, front-line supervision, and management- improve their effectiveness.

This course provides an overview of the myriad of human resource management activities performed in the workplace. Topics include human resource planning, job analysis, staffing, recruitment, selection, retention, training and talent development, compensation and benefits, legal aspects, DE&I, discipline, performance management, labor relations, ethics, and health and safety.

Exploration of values and ethics in businesses that operate locally and internationally. Moral philosophies, values, conflict of interests, discrimination, business cultures, and ethical standards are critically presented. Ethical leadership of people, technology and sustainability are used in the development and implementation of ethical business programs.

PrerequisiteComplete all “Preparation for the Major” courses and all other courses listed as “Requirements for the Major.”

Application of strategic management principles to develop, organize, finance, and operate a business enterprise. Integrates and applies knowledge and skills gained in other business and management courses to create a competitive strategy.

Specialization Courses

Course Name

This course demonstrates how workplace dynamics and human resource management are changing to improve employee satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. You’ll study the importance and techniques behind empowerment and authority delegation, team building and work groups, reward/recognition programs, building employee morale, and effective written and oral communications.

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of project management. This course explores the essential elements of planning, initiating, implementing, and terminating projects. Coursework will illustrate how to incorporate cost, scheduling, and budgetary principles in accordance with contractual terms, as well as the importance of team building and leadership in managing work.

An in-depth examination of project planning and control. This course addresses topics and functions such as work breakdown structure, budgets, costs, resource planning and allocation, project monitoring and reporting, process control methods, and project termination and auditing.

This course explores the principles and practices of program management. Areas of study include: how managing a portfolio of projects can bring organizational change, creating a benchmarking model that compares a program with other segments of an organization, and planning and building an infrastructure of critical chains for parallel projects.

In this course, you’ll apply cost accounting concepts to gauge the success of organizational work projects. Coursework will cover how to develop alternative cost methods and approaches to track and measure the progress of any project according to its contractual or planned milestones and value.

An overview of how to manage contracts made with customers, vendors, or partners. Topics of study include how to negotiate terms and conditions, manage employee compliance, and address changes that may arise during contract execution.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to use project management tools and techniques to fulfill project requirements
  • Effectively apply the principles of scope management, risk management, cost planning and control, quality management, resource allocation, project scheduling, and change management in the project environment
  • Describe the functions of management within organizational operations
  • Employ management theories for planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations
  • Apply organizational theories to enact change positively
  • Explain the effect of international business environmental factors on the conduct of global business
  • Apply the principles of ethical decision-making in the everyday conduct of business
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