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Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Business Management 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 can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management in just 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’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

ECPI University’s Business Administration 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
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

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS222Ethics in Business 3
BUS298Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314Marketing Management 3
BUS321Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331Management Information Systems 3
BUS350Financial Management 3
BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology 3

Self-Integration

6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Business Management

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC309
OR
BUS312
Managerial Accounting for Managers
OR
Accounting for Business Decisions
3
BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
BUS224Change Management 3
BUS225Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS227Operations Management 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS436International Business 3
BUS440Global Marketing 3
BUS472Applied Project Management 3
BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
Various Electives 19

Business Management Electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS226Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS316Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 1
BUS345e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS409Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership 3
BUS443Staffing and Workforce Diversity 3
BUS463Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a 1
BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b 1
BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c 1
BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS150Networking I 3
CIS223Database I 3
CIS282Web Interface Design 3
SOC100Introduction to Sociology 3
Possible Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Apply effective critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills to business challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.

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 able to:

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