You’ll need 120 credits to complete this management degree. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.
12 Core courses
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in a business environment.
15 General education courses
These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in business — they’re useful in daily life.
13 Elective courses
Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in, whether they’re related to your degree or not. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Select from a variety of courses that help lay the foundation for your degree program. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in the professional world — they’re useful in daily life.
Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.
This course prepares students to understand the influence that behavior has on leading and managing organizations. After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of a manager within an organization, summarize key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior, explain the influence of leadership styles on individual performance, examine the roles and interaction of group and team members, describe the relationship between job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance, and the relationship between the human resource function and organizational development.
This course provides a foundation of understanding of leadership and its role in managing people and systems. This course will cover key leadership elements such as effective leadership behavior, power and influence, the differences between leadership and management, leading change, intrapreneurship, and how an innovative mindset impacts people and systems in a continually changing global and virtual environment.
This course will provide students with an overview of the role that business analytics has in the preparation and implementation of change management throughout a project. Students will examine the functions of change management to apply them to activities to meet the strategic and operational plans of an organization. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the importance of the integration of data and decision making on change processes and project management methodologies to implement changes throughout an organization. Focus will also be on managing change to ensure high performance, quality, and operational effectiveness.
Strategic operations and logistics are key to maximizing value, minimizing costs, and ensuring efficient process management. This course covers enterprise resource planning and continuous improvement processes used in workflow management, process integration, inventory and supply-chain management, data analysis, business forecasting, optimization, and quality improvement.
This course provides students with an overview of the legal, ethical, and related statutory and regulatory environment in which businesses, organizations, and individuals within them function. After completion of this course, students will be able to understand the general structure of the court systems in the United States, describe the alternative means of resolving disputes and their respective advantages and disadvantages, evaluate the frameworks for regulatory compliance and corporate social responsibility, examine the principle areas of business law, and understand intellectual property rights.
This course provides an overview of project management concepts, phases, and methodologies used to optimize complex, organizational processes. Students will evaluate communication, leadership, financial, and operational practices that are used in support of strategic business initiatives.
This course provides students with the basic theories, concepts, terminology, and uses of macroeconomics. Students learn practical applications for macroeconomics in their personal and professional lives through assimilation of fundamental concepts and analysis of actual economic events.
This course introduces the student to the essential elements of finance for business. Emphasis is placed on financial management, financial markets, and the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in making financial decisions. Topics include: financial statement analysis, time value of money, financial markets and institutions, risk and return, financial planning, and international finance.
This course involves an analysis of the role of marketing within the organization. Other topics include analyzing consumer behavior, identifying marketing variables, creating marketing strategies, and describing challenges of international marketing issues.
This course gives students the opportunity to integrate management concepts and practices to contemporary business strategies, while discussing the theories of strategic management. This course will focus on improving management decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will create a strategic management plan. Special emphasis is placed on business ethics, sustainability, innovation, and the legal environment of business.
This course transitions students through the foundations of study at University of Phoenix. Students develop personal strategies for achieving educational goals and develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
Students learn how to think critically, focusing on developing the necessary tools and skills to analyze problems, make decisions, and formulate well-supported points of view on key academic, social, and professional issues.
This course provides an applied approach to team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Students must understand and apply these concepts within academic and professional settings. Students develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. Gender, cultural, and individual considerations in team dynamics are also explored.
This course introduces the basic concepts of human nutrition to highlight ways that students can integrate healthy nutrition into their lifestyles. Principles of digestion and absorption, the function of nutrients, lifecycle nutrition practices, disease prevention, diet modifications, and weight management are covered. Practical application of these principles to the students' lives is emphasized.
The course provides an introduction to the most prominent forms of media that influence and impact social, business, political, and popular culture in contemporary America. It explores the unique aspects of each medium as well as interactions across various media that combine to create rich environments for information sharing, entertainment, business, and social interaction in the United States and around the world.
This course will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies that are required to identify and analyze risks associated with environmental problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing these problems.
Students apply advanced quantitative reasoning skills to solve real-world problems. This course emphasizes modeling skills, statistical methods, and probability to create, analyze, and communicate solutions.
This applications-driven course prepares students to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative reasoning. Students approach real-world scenarios using numerous reasoning skills and mathematical literacy to draw conclusions.
This course introduces students to the foundations of communication in a business setting. After completion of this course, students will be able to identify the types and purposes of various business documents; create messages using appropriate channels for delivery based on context, audience and purpose; understand the effect of technology, such as social media, on business communication; and identify ethical, cross-cultural, and multinational issues in business communication.
This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft® Office tools including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant technologies for collaboration, and how information is used and shared to accomplish business goals.
This course is an introduction to the field of communication with emphasis on the history of communication study, concepts important to all areas of communication, the contexts in which communication occurs, and the issues that must be faced by students of communication. The course serves as an introduction to the strands of communication: interpersonal, small groups and teams, mass communication, organizational, intercultural, and rhetoric.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for using innovative and creative thinking strategies to improve managerial decision making and problem solving. Emphasis is placed upon learning critical skills to identify and facilitate innovative behavior and collaboration within the organization that will increase sustainable business growth and strengthen abilities to respond to organizational changes and challenges. Course lectures, reading and projects span theory and practice and draw upon examples from multiple industry sectors.
This course explores the critical role of human resources in achieving business results. The course will help students to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business today. This course will provide students with a critical perspective on the development of human capital in the context of a unified system of attracting, retaining and developing talent that creates and supports the vision and values of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today.
This course provides an overview of federal statutes and state-regulated areas that affect the personnel function. Among topics addressed are EEO and affirmative action, OSHA, ERISA, FMLA, and ADA; employee privacy issues (polygraph testing, drug and alcohol testing, employer searching and monitoring); and wrongful discharge.
This course explores topics in basic total compensation design and decision-making. It will provide the student with knowledge required for planning, developing, and administering total compensation programs that are compliant with government laws and regulations. Topics include: wage decisions, budgeting, benefits, incentive plans, and retirement plans.
This course introduces students to risk management in a human resources department context. The course introduces basic risk management concepts that the student can apply to HR responsibilities of an organization to avoid or mitigate potential liabilities. Topics will include health and safety, security, crisis management, legal compliance, employment, and discrimination issues.
This course explores the role and relevance of employee development in today's business environment. This course will also provide students with a thorough understanding of the legalities impacting employee development, the strategic role that employee development plays in an organization, and the impact education has on employee motivation. The course will also explore methods of program design, development, and assessment.
This course focuses on strategic HR management and key issues that are opportunities and challenges for the HR function. The course explores how to align human resource management (HRM) with the business strategies and emerging issues facing business, and to understand the HRM competencies and leadership skills necessary to be a true strategic business partner. Students will examine what strategic HRM planning is and how to do it, as well as learning how to manage the necessary change in emerging business environments. The course will define the new roles and expectations of companies for the HRM functions.
This course examines project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various techniques of work planning, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives. The tools currently available to project managers are illustrated in this course through the use of Microsoft® Project software.
This course introduces students to the planning phase of project management. Students will discover the connection between strategic portfolio management and project management. Other topics include project-based versus non-project-based organizations, activity planning and sequencing, human resource planning, communications planning, and project management planning.
This course explores the procurement planning process, contracting methods and phases, outsourcing, contract administration, and the external environment of the procurement management processes. The course also addresses risk management applied to both project and procurement management processes.
To be successful, project managers must analyze alternative project decisions by relying heavily on project estimating and control tools and techniques. This course provides students with the skills required to plan, baseline, monitor, analyze, and evaluate project performance. Students work in groups to analyze program parameters and work situations.
This course provides students with an overview of organizational behavior as it relates to project management. It introduces various techniques and processes that will help students develop effective communication and interpersonal skills to successfully manage project teams. In addition, numerous leadership and motivational theories are presented as well as techniques that minimize stress in the project environment. Furthermore, project decision-making processes and techniques that facilitate effective and efficient project change management are addressed in this course. Students will also examine the influence of globalization, technology, and future trends in project management.
This course is the capstone of the Professional Certificate in Project Management. Students will demonstrate project management knowledge learned throughout the Project Management Certificate. Students will develop and deliver a project plan and presentation of that plan to the executive board in a role-play environment. Universal project management concepts and processes studied in the prior five courses will be integrated and applied to the class project.
This course provides a detailed look at quality management in the company and the supply chain. It addresses the differing theories of quality to include product and process design as well as customer driven quality. This course includes managing supply chain quality through supplier alliances and development in both the services and manufacturing industries.
This course provides an overview of negotiations in an organizational setting. Students learn negotiation processes and strategies, the role of stakeholder interests in negotiation, and how to apply these concepts to the workplace. Students also examine conflict management techniques and emerging negotiation trends in globalization and technology.
MGT/312T: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR FOR MANAGERS
LDR/300T: INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP
MGT/362T: CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
OPS/330T: STRATEGIC OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS
ETH/321T: ETHICAL AND LEGAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS
PM/350T: ORGANIZATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
ECO/372T: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
FIN/370T: FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MGT/498: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
General Education Courses:
GEN/201: FOUNDATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY SUCCESS
PSY/110: PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING
ENG/110: ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
HUM/115: CRITICAL THINKING IN EVERYDAY LIFE
FP/100T: EVERYDAY ECONOMICS AND FINANCES
ENG/210: ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
SOC/110: TEAMWORK, COLLABORATION, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
SCI/220T: HUMAN NUTRITION
HUM/186: MEDIA INFLUENCES ON AMERICAN CULTURE
ENV/100T: PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
MTH/215T: QUANTITATIVE REASONING I
MTH/216T: QUANTITATIVE REASONING II
COM/295T: BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
BIS/221T: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS
BSCOM/100T: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION
MGT/411: INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE BUSINESS THINKING
HRM/300T: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGT/434T: EMPLOYMENT LAW
HRM/324T: TOTAL COMPENSATION
HRM/420T: HUMAN RESOURCE RISK MANAGEMENT
HRM/326T: EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
HRM/498T: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EMERGING ISSUES
CPMGT/300: PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CPMGT/301: STRATEGIC PORTFOLIO AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CPMGT/302: PROCUREMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
CPMGT/303: PROJECT ESTIMATING AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES
CPMGT/304: LEADING PROJECTS IN ORGANIZATIONS
CPMGT/305: PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE
MGT/420: MANAGING QUALITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
MGT/445: ORGANIZATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS
Both the on campus and online management degrees feature the same courses, and your academic counselor will help you schedule them. Please note that on campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm.
What you'll learn
When you earn your on campus or online management degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.
What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Management degree?
A BSM can prepare you to be a:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.
BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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