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Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Business Management Program Overview

The world of business is fast-paced and multifaceted. It involves financial management, marketing, sales, personnel, research and strategic planning. People who succeed in business possess many of these skills, but they also exhibit qualities that serve them equally well – leadership, ingenuity and a team attitude, to name a few. If this piques your interest, ECPI University is here to help you obtain the education needed to enter today’s global marketplace. Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management in as little as 2.5 years.

ECPI offers a curriculum emphasizing:

  • Classes in management, entrepreneurship, search engine marketing, and accounting with a focus on international business
  • Statistical Process Control (Six Sigma Techniques) and Project Management
  • Project-based coursework to prepare you for the workplace market - both as manager and as entrepreneur
  • Technology optimization for operations and global marketing
  • Senior project designed to develop entrepreneurial skills by having you create a business and its marketing plan
  • Workplace experience with two externships (required)

ECPI University offers three degree tracks in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration / Business Management Concentration. The Project Management Track  focuses on leading projects from start to completion. Students will develop the skill set to lead project teams and will use project management tools to successfully manage the different stages of projects, including how to maximize performance and minimize risk.

Our Human Resources Management Track  provides students with the opportunity to engage in contemporary practices that support and motivate a diverse and multicultural workforce in individual and group settings. Employee recruitment and retention is emphasized, including compensation and benefits, rewards, and recognition.

A Leadership Track is available that allows students to develop ethical leadership skills and abilities and the emotional intelligence necessary to lead contemporary organizations. The program emphasizes the creation of a learning environment that encourages change and innovation. 

The General Management Track allows students the flexibility to tailor coursework to their individual career goals and is only available at the Online campus

Best for VetsECPI University’s program is designed to blend modern business theory with real-world applications, while providing special emphasis on emerging technology.  The objective is to create managers and business-oriented personnel who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment. 

Program Description

Business Administration Program Description

In ECPI’s Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA) program, students develop decision-making, problem-solving, and leadership skills based on a foundation of practical knowledge and application of business fundamentals. Students investigate business theory as it relates to accounting, management, analytics, and operations.

The program creates a unique opportunity for the student to explore the diverse aspects of business as they relate to today’s global environment. The focus on real-world application, case studies, hands-on activities, and relevant scenarios are woven into the framework of the program to develop and enhance analytical, professional, and organizational skills. The curriculum integrates the functional areas of the business environment, such as finance, accounting, marketing, and management.

At ECPI, the BSBA program addresses industry needs while incorporating current events, topics, business theories, and technological concepts. Students work collaboratively while applying concepts to complete projects based on real-world scenarios. This program provides an exceptional opportunity to obtain and practice the professional skills and industry knowledge necessary to be successful in any contemporary business environment.

Business Management Concentration Description

ECPI University’s Business Management Degree curriculum is based on sound business fundamentals, with each facet of the program designed to create graduates who can adapt to the ever-changing global economy. Critical areas of emphasis include:

  • Application of management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • Critical thinking and analysis of business factors including operations management, technology, and globalization
  • Detailed implementation of ethical standards as required by business management professionals
  • Change management - fundamental to today's business world
  • Effective oral and written business communication
  • Environmental knowledge and experience necessary to strategically plan with respect to decisions at different layers of management
  • An understanding of global and technological business processes and management leadership
  • Effective use of information literacy in the management field

Additionally, we offer four degree tracks in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration / Business Management Concentration. The Project Management Track  focuses on getting students engaged with leading projects from start to finish, the Human Resources Management Track  provides students with the opportunity to learn contemporary practices that support and motivate a diverse and multicultural workforce in individual and group settings, and the Leadership Track is available that allows the development of ethical leadership skills and abilities and the emotional intelligence necessary to lead contemporary organizations. The General Management Track is only available at the Online campus and allows students the flexibility to tailor coursework to their individual career goals.

Possible Career Track

With a business administration degree, you will be qualified for entry level management positions in diverse areas such as education, manufacturing, or government. After completion of this program, students could apply for a management position in fields such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • E-commerce
  • Banking
  • Information Systems
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Services
  • Government
Curriculum

Program Requirements

The below curriculum will be effective on November 8th, 2021. To view the current curriculum, please visit the official ECPI University catalog.

Core Curriculum

40 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC160 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS222 Ethics in Business 3
BUS298 Externship-BUS III 3
BUS331 Management Information Systems 3
BUS480 Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480L Strategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO202 Microeconomics 3
FIN350 Financial Management 3
HRM211 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
LAW225 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT214 Marketing Management 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3

Self-Integration

6 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS108 Office Applications 2
COR191 Career Orientation 1
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Concentration Requirements

Accounting

21 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC309 Managerial Accounting for Managers 3
ACC319 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC321 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC322 Intermediate Accounting III 3
ACC330 Cost Accounting 3
ACC480 Advanced Accounting I 3
ACC481 Advanced Accounting II 3

Accounting Data Analytics Track

23 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC470 Auditing I 3
ACC471 Auditing II 3
BAN317 Data Analytics and Business Forecasting 3
  Various Electives 14

General Accounting Track

23 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC206 Personal Income Tax I 3
ACC470 Auditing I 3
ACC471 Auditing II 3
  Various Electives 14

Elective Courses

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC206 Personal Income Tax I 3
ACC309 Managerial Accounting for Managers 3
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS224 Change Management 3
BUS226 Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS242 Technology Optimization 3
BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS316 Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328 Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328L Business Process Improvement LAB 1
BUS345 e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS401 Study Abroad Business Elective 3
BUS409 Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership 3
BUS436 International Business 3
BUS496 Externship-BUS Sr. I-a 1
BUS497 Externship-BUS Sr. I-b 1
BUS498 Externship-BUS Sr. I-c 1
BUS499 Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS106 Logic and Design 3
CIS121 Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
HRM443 Staffing and Workforce Diversity 3
HRM463 Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS321 Business Organizational Management 3
MKT440 Global Marketing 3
OPM227 Operations Management 3
OPM472 Applied Project Management 3
OPM472L Applied Project Management LAB 1
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology 3

Electives - any course from BS BA and/or BS Organizational Leadership, depending on prerequisite. General electives from other programs and schools.

Possible Outcomes

Business Administration Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Describe business principles and competencies as applied to local and global environments.
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative accounting and financial problems, using appropriate tools and technology.  
  • Create effective plans that maximize business results.  
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.

Business Management Concentration

The Business Management program emphasizes application of business theory and principle in managing in a technically and economically dynamic world. As technology advances, businesses must continue adaptive change in order to sustain competitive advantage. Our program is designed to create managers and business-oriented personnel who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply operations and project management skills in business leadership roles.

 

Project Management Track

The project management track focuses on leading projects from start to completion.  Students will develop the skill set to lead project teams and will use project management tools to successfully manage the different stages of projects, including how to maximize performance and minimize risk.  Core competencies, quality control, and enhancing the customer experience through a collaborative organizational framework are emphasized. 

Human Resources Management Track

The human resource management track provides students with the opportunity to engage in contemporary practices that support and motivate a diverse and multicultural workforce in individual and group settings.  Employee recruitment and retention is emphasized, including compensation and benefits, rewards, and recognition.  

Leadership Track

The leadership track allows students to develop ethical leadership skills and abilities and the emotional intelligence necessary to lead contemporary organizations.  The program emphasizes the creation of a learning environment that encourages change and innovation.  Students are afforded an opportunity to develop strategic decision-making and problem-solving skills. 

General Management Track

The general management track allows students the flexibility to tailor coursework to their individual career goals. Students are able to take a variety of courses in order to customize an educational plan suited to their needs.