Bachelor of Science Business Management
Union Institute & University’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Management prepares you to lead through management positions in a competitive global economy. Our online degree program emphasizes contemporary business issues while giving you the business sense and critical skills you need to manage an organization. Are you ready for the rewarding challenges of today’s global and competitive market? At Union, we will show you how to become a flexible and resilient business leader of tomorrow.
Program Options Available
Students who choose the Business Management major may complete a generalized program or elect one of the following four concentrations within the major:
Organizational Leadership (LDR)
Self-understanding is at the heart of good leadership, the building of relationships and the effectiveness of teams. The focus of this concentration is leading oneself, leading others, and leadership for the common good. Developing the skills needed to lead across a wide variety of situations and organizational structures is emphasized. Students who select the Organizational Leadership concentration will complete three (3) LDR elective courses as part of their studies.
Health Care Administration (HCA)
This concentration is designed for students with technical education and experience in health care. Emphasis is placed on the development of business management and leadership skills that can be applied in health care settings. Transfer students may apply 16 credits from allied health care courses to complete this concentration. Areas of focus may include fields such as occupational therapy, health information management, medical assistant technology, rehabilitation services or nursing.
Human Resource Management (HRM)
People management is a key function in all types of organizations – including businesses, public agencies, nonprofits and more. Recruitment, retention, training and development, the legal aspects of human resource management and performance management are explored in this concentration. The three required classes for this concentration are: HRM 316 – Employee Selection and Staffing, HRM 323 – Human Resource Management and HRM 340 – Diversity in the Workplace.
Applied Technology & Business Leadership (ATBL)
For students with technical expertise through a career or technical training program, this concentration helps develop business management and leadership skills to complement their technological knowledge. To pursue this concentration, students must be able to transfer a minimum of 16 previously earned credits in a technical field. Areas of focus may include construction management, manufacturing, industrial management, technology management or other applied areas of technology.
- 120 credit hour program (minimum)
- Full & part-time options
- Classes start every eight weeks
- Transfer up to 90 credit hours
GENERAL EDUCATION AT UNION
General education courses are the foundation of a bachelor's degree and aim to introduce students to the world of critical thinking, written expression, broad philosophical topics, scientific method, quantitative reasoning, and more.
General education at Union Institute & University is different with a purpose. Most colleges have an assortment of “Introduction to….” courses for their general education curriculum - not Union. Our general education courses are topic-based, and they have a direct link to our popular majors. These topics make for a seamless transition from the breadth of general education to the depth of your major.
SKILLS & BENEFITS UNION STUDENTS GAIN
Upon completion, students will be able to:
Meet Our Faculty
- Mary Amos Business Management Faculty
- Michael E. Bishop MSOL Faculty Member
- Rick Chaffee Part Time Faculty
- Tony DiGaetano Business Management Faculty
- Heidi Helgren Affiliate Faculty
- Juantisa Hughes Affiliate Faculty
- Angela C. Kelley Business Management Faculty
- Mary Margaret Kraut Interim Director, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program
- Tom Maloney Affiliate Faculty
- Steve Simpkins Affiliate Faculty
- Tracey L. Tiller Affiliate Faculty
- Michael Washington MBA Faculty
What Makes Our Program Unique?
“Union’s Business Management program is tailored to adults who have experience in the workplace. We use an adult learning approach that brings management theory and best practice together with the rich experience of our students. This adult model of teaching and learning accelerates the learning process because what is learned can be immediately applied to their personal and professional lives. Besides being a fun way to deepening business and management skills, Union’s approach also addresses key aspects of leadership and its role in social justice.”
RICK CHAFFEE, Ph.D.
Study at Your Own Pace
Like all our Bachelor of Science majors, Union’s Business Management program is available to you whenever you find the time to study. Union’s flexibility gives you the power to advance your career.
Funding Your Future
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