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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. 

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 three 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. 

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 IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS222Ethics in Business 3
BUS298Externship-BUS III 3
BUS331Management Information Systems 3
BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3
FIN350Financial Management 3
HRM211Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
LAW225Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT214Marketing Management 3

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: Exploring the Humanities 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
CIS108Office Applications 2
COR191Career Orientation 1
FOR110Essentials for Success 3

Concentration Requirements

Business Management

21 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS226Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS436International Business 3
MKT440Global Marketing 3
OPM227Operations Management 3

Project Management Track

23 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS312Accounting for Business Decisions3
BUS328Business Process Improvement3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 1
OPM472Applied Project Management 3
OPM472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
Various Electives 12

Human Resources Track

23 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS316Foundations of Decision Making 3
HRM443Staffing and Workforce Diversity3
HRM463Compensation and Benefits3
Various Electives 14

Leadership Track

23 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS224Change Management 3
BUS409Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership3
BUS460Leadership Capstone3
Various Electives 14

Elective Courses

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC206Personal Income Tax I 3
ACC309Managerial Accounting for Managers 3
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS224Change Management 3
BUS226Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 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
BUS436International Business 3
BUS436International Business 3
BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a 1
BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b 1
BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c 1
BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS106Logic and Design 3
CIS121Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS150Introduction to Networking 3
CIS223Introduction to Databases 3
CIS282Web Interface Design 3
HRM443Staffing and Workforce Diversity 3
HRM463Compensation and Benefits 3
LAW225Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT440Global Marketing 3
OPM227Operations Management 3
OPM472Applied Project Management 3
OPM472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
SOC100Introduction 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. 

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