Management, Bachelor of Arts
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Health Care - Emphasis
- Human Resource - Emphasis
A student studying Management through Personalized Learning will study core elements and current case studies that apply to managing human capital, enterprise-wide fiscal, technological and operational planning and applications, critical thinking in management planning and problem-solving, marketing quality management, communication and leadership. The program focuses on current issues and theory-to-practice exercises in order to prepare managers for immediate success in the field.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Management?
Core competencies for this degree program are based on qualities industry leaders identify as most valuable and that are identified as critical in the field of management. Students study broadly from topics in managing human capital, law/policy, leadership, ethics, finance, communication, marketing, critical thinking, strategic planning and technology.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Human Resource Management
- General Business
- International Relations
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- International Business
- Foreign Service Officer
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
The full policy can be viewed here.
In addition to University Requirements:
- 8 competencies of liberal studies equaling 35 units of coursework
- 18 units in a selected Minor
- 10 competencies in the Management major, and additional competencies in a selected emphasis area which together will equal 54 units of coursework.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your faculty mentor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Mathematics Required||MATH 115|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||Not Available|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Analyze management principles from a global perspective
- Engage in strategic, critical and innovative thinking
- Examine organizational ethics
- Engage in effective Managerial Communication
- Examine Leadership as it relates to Organizational Management
- Manage financial resources to support the fiscal health and strategic goals of an organization
- Analyze technology management and applications
- Examine the inextricable relationships between operations and the global movement of goods and services-supply chain
- Marketing to a global economy
- Recruit and manage talent as part of a strategic business plan
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Admission requirements to Personalized Learning include NAU's undergraduate admission standards as well as the completion of a Readiness Assessment. Prior to admission to the University, a Personalized Learning admission specialist guides prospective students through a series of steps to determine admissibility, applicable prior credit, preparedness via the Readiness Assessment, and degree selection. After these steps are complete, admissible students are directed to complete an account information form. This form replaces the traditional NAU application.
Students may demonstrate competency through performance on pre-tests. Some courses may have departmental prerequisites required by students in other majors. Any prerequisites not fulfilled with transfer credit may be met by successfully completing a pretest; however, credit will not be granted for the completion.
This degree is offered only through the Personalized Learning program. Work with a faculty mentor for any questions regarding the applicability of coursework completed through Personalized Learning to any other plan of study at NAU.
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Grading and Transcripts
- Personalized Learning Competencies for the Bachelor of Arts in Management
Completion of these competencies will result in the awarding of credit for NAU classes.
C1: Analyze management principles from a global perspective
C2: Engage in strategic, critical and innovative thinking
C3. Examine organizational ethics
C4. Engage in effective Managerial Communication
C5: Examine Leadership as it relates to Organizational Management
C6: Manage financial resources to support the fiscal health and strategic goals of an organization.
C7: Analyze technology management and applications
C8: Examine the inextricable relationships between operations and the global movement of goods and services-supply chain
C9: Marketing to a global economy
C10: Recruit and manage talent as part of a strategic business plan
Course Credit Earned (33 units)
- BBA 290 Managerial Accounting and Financial Analysis (3 units)
- BBA 300 Principles of Management in a Global Economy (3 units)
- BBA 305W Effective Business Communication (3 units)
- BBA 310 Principles of Marketing in the Global Economy (3 units)
- BBA 355 Management of IT Function (3 units)
- BBA 360 Teams and Project Management (3 units)
- BBA 400 Advanced Global Management (3 units)
- BBA 450 Leadership (3 units)
- BBA 457 Critical Thinking and Innovation (3 units)
- MGMT 325 Fundamentals in Human Capital Management (3 units)
- SIMY 355 and SIMY 357 Supply Chain and Operations Management (3 units)
Emphasis Requirements (21 units)
Human Resource Emphasis
C11: Evaluate strategic roles in human resource management
C12: Examine advanced concepts in employment law and regulatory environments
C13: Assess effective total employee compensation plans
C14: Review human resource management’s role in organizational training
C15: Integrate knowledge of strategic human resource management
C16: Examine statistical methods used to inform management decisions
C17: Integrate and apply learning through a Capstone project
Course Credit Earned (21 units)
- BBA 335 Human Resource Management (3 units)
- BBA 337 Employment Law (3 units)
- BBA 338 Training and Development (3 units)
- BBA 427 Compensation and Benefits (3 units)
- PLD 450 Applied Project (3 units)
- PLD 490C Management Capstone for Human Resources and Healthcare Emphases (3 units)
- STAT 272 Applied Business Statistics (3 units)
** Students transferring in an applicable statistics course are not required to complete STAT 272. Work with an advisor to determine applicability of transfer course work.
C11: Review the state of U.S. healthcare organizations
C12: Analyze healthcare operations, obligations and delivery
C13: Research legal and policy issues that govern the healthcare organization and workforce
C14: Evaluate quality management and risk management in healthcare
C15: Examine statistical methods used to inform management decisions
C16: Integrate and apply learning through a Capstone project
Course Credit Earned (21 units)
- HS 205 Foundations of Public Health (3 units)
- HS 410 Organization and Administration of Health Services (3 units)
- NUR 424 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Policy (3 units)
- MGMT 411 Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare (3 units)
- MGMT 495 Quality Management and Risk Management in Healthcare (3 units)
- PLD 490C Management Capstone for Human Resource and Healthcare Emphases (3 units)
- STAT 272 Applied Business Statistics (3 units)
You must complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your faculty mentor, you should select a minor that's appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs.
Foreign Language Requirement
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
- Any prerequisites not fulfilled with transfer credit may be met by successfully completing a pretest; however, credit will not be granted for that completion.
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