Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration may choose from five focus areas within the Management option. All tracks prepare students for leadership roles in a variety of settings.
Entrepreneurship is the transformation of ideas into reality and typically involves new venture development and business ownership. While business creation and ownership are typically the goals of entrepreneurs, they must work in all aspects of the business including management, project management, new business planning and development, customer service, marketing, and operations management.
Healthcare Administration is a “hot” and expanding field catering to the projected largest employment sector of the U.S. economy by 2024. As the number of healthcare service employees increases, so does the need for those who know how to manage them. We are pleased to offer this NEW OPTION to our forward-looking business majors. It prepares students for understanding organizational tools and processes required to perform general management tasks in healthcare contexts. You may find yourself engaged in business analysis of a hospital or public agency operations or strategy, or redesigning a workflow to implement an electronic medical record system, or structuring healthcare benefits for your employees, or compiling a budget or advocating for patient rights at a community clinic or a wellness center you manage, or any other way in which you are or may be involved at some point in this burgeoning industry. And when you do, the Healthcare Administration option may prove a useful component of your Business Administration degree. It may also be excellent preparation for continued business studies such as in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MS HCM) degree program.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management prepares students for careers in human resources management in both the public and private sectors. Career paths include generalist and specialist, positions in human resource planning, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, job analysis, training and development, employment and labor relations, and other essential human resource functions. Our coursework aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Curriculum Guidelines allowing students to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.
Management develops competence in management and supervisory processes used by executives, supervisors, and comparable administrative officers in industry, finance, government, and labor.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management addresses the management of what an organization does to create value whether it’s delivering a service or manufacturing a product. Strategic issues include process and technology selection, facility and service design, supply chain, capacity, quality, inventory, and workforce management. Graduates pursue careers in a wide range of industries that include hospitality, health care, government, information services, banking, and manufacturing.
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The Minor in Entrepreneurship prepares students from any discipline to create, develop and effectively operate new ventures. Fifteen units are required. A minimum C (2.0) grade point average is required on all course work taken to complete the minor program.
A minor in Healthcare Management is available for students majoring in other fields (15 units – 9 required and 6 electives). Psychology, criminology, kinesiology, nutrition, nursing, social work, business and public administration and other related majors seem as good matches for this minor. However, whether your main interest is in a natural, social, or applied science, or in arts, humanities, or technology practice, a minor in Healthcare Management may expand your horizons for personal growth or future opportunities in the projected largest U.S. employment sector by 2024. Healthcare services industry employs professionals with all of the above backgrounds, as it deals with people’s problems, welfare, education, rehabilitation, and wellbeing, and needs a diverse workforce to do it. A minor in Healthcare Management may help you understand where to start exploring this vast field or how to prepare for a career in it.
A minor in management is available for students majoring in other fields. Fifteen units are required. A minimum C (2.0) grade point average is required on all course work taken to complete the minor program.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
A minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management is available for students majoring in other fields.