The Business and Management degree (BAM) has a duel focus. First, to increase students’ competence as business people, i.e. learning to lead a product or service enterprise. This involves developing knowledge and skills in a vaiarety of business areas such as entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, production, human resources, accounting, finance, and distribution. The second focus is to develop greater management ability. This applies to profit-making companies, and non-profit, healthcare, voluntary and government organizations. The emphasis of management is enhansing productivity through the creation of a high-performance organizational culture, which includes the skills of planning, motivating people, communicating effectively, analyzing problems, making decisions, and team collaboration. Global business and adapting to a changing world are integrated into the Program.
Learning Outcomes of the BAM Program
At the end of the Business and Management program, you will be able to:
1. Explain the organizational impacts of current economic, social, and political trends from a local, national and a global perspective.
2. Explain the competencies needed for managers and for leaders in profit, non-profit, health care, government, military, social service, and voluntary organizations.
3. Given quantitative data, demonstrate knowledge of management controls by constructing and interpreting an income statement, a balance sheet, a cash flow statement, and other selected measures of financial and operational results.
4. Given a simulation, case study or team project, demonstrate effective decision-making ability.
5. Discuss the personal and organizational benefits of ethical behavior, social responsibility, inclusive leadership, and teamwork.
6. Use Microsoft Word and Excel to produce a proposal, plan or report that is clearly organized, grammatically correct, incorporates data and graphics, uses relevant terminology, and deals with an organizational problem, need or opportunity.
7. Make effective presentations to small and large groups using Microsoft PowerPoint and appropriate handout material.
8. Using an agenda, facilitate a group or team meeting that demonstrates both high concern for effective communication and high concern for planned business results.
9. Analyze an organizational problem and develop a structured change plan incorporating behavioral science concepts, quantitative and/or qualitative data collection techniques, and appropriate managerial intervention methods.
10. After completing a personal competency self-analysis that integrates your styles of management, leadership, and communication, discuss your personal capabilities, preferences, goals, career options and current plan.