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

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

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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