The Business and Management degree (BAM) has a dual 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 variety 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 enhancing 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:
- Explain the organizational impacts of current economic, social, and political trends from a local, national and a global perspective.
- Explain the competencies needed for managers and for leaders in profit, non-profit, health care, government, military, social service, and voluntary organizations.
- 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.
- Given a simulation, case study or team project, demonstrate effective decision-making ability.
- Discuss the personal and organizational benefits of ethical behavior, social responsibility, inclusive leadership, and teamwork.
- 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.
- Make effective presentations to small and large groups using Microsoft PowerPoint and appropriate handout material.
- Using an agenda, facilitate a group or team meeting that demonstrates both high concern for effective communication and high concern for planned business results.
- 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.
- 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.