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Bachelor of Science in Business Management

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Career Outlook and Growth

Expanding Careers

With a Bachelor’s Degree from Bryan University in Business Management, you’ll gain a unique skillset and prepare for a fulfilling career in a growing industry.

Careers for General and Operations Managers are on the rise. Jobs are expected to grow through the year 2026 at a rate of 5-9%, with expected job openings in the US of 210,800.1

Earning your degree now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, you may seek career opportunities1 such as:

  • Business Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Reporting Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Management Analyst
  • Self-Employed

Diverse Employers

Business Management graduates have a range of potential employers who need college-educated professionals to support managing daily operations and improving outcomes. Examples of these employers may include:

  • Business consulting groups
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Manufacturing and production facilities
  • For-profit and non-profit enterprises
  • Service industries
  • Retailers

Program Overview

Create Your Path to a Business Management Career

Designed by industry experts and developed in collaboration with our distinguished Board of Advisors, the Bachelor of Science in Business Management provides you a broad range of skills and focuses on connecting  you to the industry with simulated real-world experiences. Your professors will include experts in the field of business management, operations, and business intelligence.

Additionally, since the Bryan University Business program is aligned with current competencies required by the modern business marketplace, you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand. Upon graduation, you’ll be immediately prepared for the job market.

Gain Specialized Skills Employers Need

In today’s business environment, college graduates should be equipped with the right technology expertise, problem solving skills, and leadership acumen. As a Bryan University business student, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge in business from faculty who have real-world experience, plus you’ll learn critical competencies that employers need, such as:

  • Leadership and management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Business law and economics
  • Organizational behavior
  • Speaking and presenting
  • Ethics

Bryan University also provides specialized skills and benefits as part of the core curriculum, such as:

  • Project management
  • Business process and quality improvement
  • Reporting and business intelligence
  • Technologies such as Excel
  • Real-world case study approach
  • An Applied Analytics Capstone Case Study where you’ll solve a real-world business challenge using the tools and techniques learned in class
  • A portfolio of your work that demonstrates your skills to future employers
  • All courseware and books are included in tuition

Three Concentrations to Choose From

In addition to the core courses, students of the Bachelor's Degree in Business Management can choose from one of the following three concentrations to gain a deeper level of expertise:

  • Business Management Concentration
    • Strategic decision-making
    • Leading diverse teams
    • Negotiation
    • Conflict management
    • Supply chain management
  • Business Intelligence Concentration
    • Analyzing marketing, financial, and consumer information
    • Presenting and interpreting information
    • Using information for strategic decision-making
    • Quantitative statistics and research methods
  • Business Data Analytics Concentration
    • Relational databases using Access
    • Extracting data using Structure Query Language (SQL)
    • Data analysis using Excel
    • Reporting and data visualization using SQL Server Reporting Services

Experience the New Online Learning Model—Personalized to You

Our dynamic experiential learning model (DeXL) contains cutting-edge curriculum combined with computer-based learning tools, allowing you to learn smarter and retain more. You’ll receive a personalized learning experience, which includes:

  • Individual coaching meetings with instructors when you want them, and instructors who reach out to you if they see you need help
  • The flexibility to accelerate assignment due dates and select from a variety of assignment options to fit your schedule and learning style
  • A mastery-based learning environment giving you the option to improve grades by re-taking assignments based upon instructor feedback
  • Cutting-edge technologies such as SmartBooks, an electronic textbook platform that identifies your current knowledge level and highlights only the information you need, saving you time and improving the learning experience
  • Meaningful, interactive conversations with your peers and faculty
  • Real-world experiences using simulated work environments
  • Weekly live, interactive online events such as industry speakers, faculty coaching sessions, and helpful workshops that are all recorded in case you miss the event and need to watch it later

Connect with an Online Community Like No Other

Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smart phone, tablet, or computer with BryanConnect, our online user-friendly community. At Bryan, we don’t think online learning means learning alone. You’ll become part of a vibrant community of your fellow students, alumni, instructors, and others, who provide support and celebrate your success along the way. You’ll not only develop colleagues who will help coach and assist you during your college experience, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.

Footnotes

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition. Also see http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-1021.00. Sites visited on 1/15/2017. Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

Student Experience

 

Program Details

The Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management introduces students to the various functional areas of business organizations: finance and accounting, human resources, marketing, and information systems. In addition, the curriculum facilitates the development of leadership skills and core competencies in critical thinking and problem solving, project management, communication, teamwork, and ethics. Additionally, the program is designed to meet the increasing industry demand for business professionals with specialized skills, like data analysis. Bryan University delivers this program through dynamic, adaptive, experiential learning that includes personalized instruction and coaching.

Locations:
Program offered 100% online.

Program credits:
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.

Transfer credits:
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.

UNV-101S—Student Success and Technology Foundations—3.0 credits
A course covering the information and skills needed to succeed in academic studies, including study skills, setting academic goals, managing time, and technology skills such as word processing and presentations.

BHA-120—Architecture and Infrastructure in Computer Systems—3.0 credits
The core concepts of systems architecture and IT infrastructure underlie all technology driven organizations. Participants will gain an understanding of the components of the IT architecture, how computer infrastructures support and enable enterprise goals, and how IT systems are managed.

BHA-205—Analytic Tools—3.0 credits
Industry has developed from paper-based, isolated practices to connected systems that acquire and store electronic data, which can be used to help manage organizations. In this course, students learn how to use specific, popular analytic tool(s) to organize, analyze and display data.

BHA-215—Database Systems—3.0 credits
Data obtained within the organizational departments and across the enterprise must be stored and organized in a structured environment that enables reliable access, analysis, and reporting. Students will learn the fundamentals of modern database systems and be introduced to structured query language (SQL).

BHA-305—Project Management—3.0 credits
Today’s business organizations require accelerated change from technological, economic and compliance pressures, and demands for cost savings while improving outcomes. These projects demand careful planning and ongoing management. In this course, students learn the principles of project management, as well as using popular project management tools to create, track and manage projects.

BHA-415B—Business Intelligence Tools—3.0 credits
Cutting-edge organizations are at the forefront of data revolution and have realized the advantage of transforming raw data into meaningful and useful information. Such vast stores of data challenge the organization to identify what data are important and actionable, and to develop meaningful ways to display complex data. This course introduces students to the discipline of, and the use of tools for business intelligence.

BHA-425—Analytic Tools II—3.0 credits
Today’s organizations have developed from paper-based, isolated practices to connected systems that acquire and store electronic data, which can be used to help manage enterprises. As a continuation of BHA-335, students learn additional methods for using a specific, popular analytic tool(s) to organize, analyze, and display data.

BHA-440—Applied Capstone—3.0 credits
Practical experience is an important characteristic for employment within the thriving business sector. Students will apply their data and analytic skills and tools to solving a real-world problem using data stored and managed within a live informatics repository. Student will present their results for students and faculty to review.

BMA-100—Introduction to Business—3.0 credits
Complex marketplaces require businesses to use data and analytics to address regulatory, market, consumer and operational challenges. This course provides students with the foundations of business organization and operations
to provide a foundation for students to use when analyzing data to uncover actionable information for the enterprise.

BMA-110—Information Management—3.0 credits
Managing information is critical for today’s organization. Information management consists of acquiring information from multiple sources, managing the data, and appropriately distributing the information to personnel. Students will be exposed to processes, tools, and techniques that will help them become managers that can effectively meet these challenges.

BMA-120—Micro/Macro Economics—3.0 credits
This course covers the basic principles of economic behavior of businesses, consumers, and government agencies. During this course, the student will be exposed to core ideas such as supply, demand and market equilibrium, competition, elasticity, inflation, monetary system, foreign exchange and trade.

BMA-130—Introduction to Marketing—3.0 credits
Organizational branding is a key strategy used by business to distinguish themselves from their competitors and create a perception in the minds of their consumers. This course serves as an overview of marketing principles that orient the organization through understanding and communicating to the needs of its target consumers. Students will explore current marketing concepts and their application in modern business.

BMA-140—Foundations for Accounting—3.0 credits
This course provides students with a functional knowledge of basic accounting principles to facilitate their interpretation of financial statements. Students will also be introduced to the methods for summarizing, analyzing and reporting financial data for business decision-making.

BMA-200—Management Principles—3.0 credits
Successful management is rooted in forming essential behaviors associated with leading an organization and its people. During this course, the student will understand basic management principles and functions required within small and large organizations and be introduced to business application models. This course will emphasize critical thinking and solving real-world problems.

BMA-210—Business and Contract Law—3.0 credits
This course provides students with a survey of the principle areas of business law, exploring the relationship between business and the law with respect to torts, crimes, intellectual property, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, employment, and forms of business organization. Students also explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to ethics and social responsibility, government regulation, personal property, real property, and international trade. Students will gain an overview and understanding of a contractual relationship/agreement, applicable laws related to contract negotiations and terms, and the available remedies if the relationship/agreement is breached.

BMA-220—Introduction to Human Resource Analytics—3.0 credits
Businesses rely on employees to design, implement and evaluate the policies and procedures of the business. As such a vital resource, organizations need to have a clear understanding of how to recruit, evaluate, hire, promote, and compensate employees. The course examines the tools and techniques available to collect, manage and analyze data to evaluate how a can improve their relations with employees, and how employees contribute to the organization.

BMA-230—Finance Principles—3.0 credits
This course is serves as a foundation for principles, techniques and aspects of financial management. Areas of study include effective management of business funding to effectively accomplish the goals of the organization. Students will learn how to plan, organize, control, and direct financial objectives for the enterprise.

BMA-310—Quality and Process Improvement—3.0 credits
Quality and process improvement is an essential strategy for modern organizations. Seeking systematic and continuous actions lead to measurable improvement of operations and customer satisfaction. In this course, students learn the characteristics of quality, the variables that affect quality, and how process improvement can include outcomes.

BMA-330—Operations Management—3.0 credits
Enterprises attempt to fulfill their missions in a complex world of regulations, changing consumer demographics and expectations, and fierce worldwide completion for both customers and resources. Business must optimize their operations to meet the demand of a complex marketplace. In this course, students learn about the stages of business operations, opportunities for improving processes, and the tools and techniques that are available to analyze operations.

MGT-240—Business Ethics—3.0 credits
This course provides students with the tools necessary to examine moral problems and make effective decisions on ethical issues faced in the workplace. Topics considered include discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, informational privacy, drug testing, ethics in advertising, business and the environment, and global ethics. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the ethical values, principles, and theories pertinent to management. Students will also examine social responsibilities of managers in the workplace.

MGT-305—Leading Organizations—3.0 credits
This course focuses on management skills 21st century leaders need to be successful. Emphasis is on the difference between managing and leading. Topics include: leadership skills, diversity, communication, organizational culture and change management.

MGT-320—Organizational Communication—3.0 credits
This course provides an overview of the mechanics and politics of organizational communications. Students will learn theories of organizational communication and have practice in applying these theories to business situations. The course will cover both external and internal communications, as well as leadership and cross-functional communications.

MGT-350—Organizational Behavior in Management—3.0 credits
The purpose of this course is to develop student skills in applying theories and concepts of organizational behavior to enable the student to identify and resolve behavioral issues within global organizations. Topics include factors affecting individual and group motivation in the workplace, development of effective groups and teams, organizational cultures, ethical issues in organizational behavior, as well as organizational behavior issues in global organizations.

MGT-360—Human Resource Management—3.0 credits
This introductory course to human resource management examines the role and functions of both members and leaders within an organization. Exposure to areas critical to modern day leadership includes counseling, training and development, recruiting, retention, compensation, and diversity in the workplace. Role-playing and class discussion is encouraged to stimulate intellectual growth and human resource management awareness.

MGT-441—Negotiation and Conflict Management—3.0 credits
Conflict is inherent in all organizations and is often driven by the competition for limited resources and power. This course is an introduction to the sources and types of internal and external conflicts, and the strategies for understanding and managing these conflicts.

MGT-442—Leading Diverse and Dispersed Teams—3.0 credits
We have become a global economy, and as a result are operating across different time zones and cultures. Future leaders will need to have skills to create and lead both diverse and dispersed workforces. In this course, students will learn about the challenges of managing in a global economy by reading case studies demonstrating how some organizations have successfully addressed these new leadership challenges.

MGT-443—Supply Chain Management—3.0 credits
In this course, students study the following supply chain functions: logistics, operations, purchasing/sourcing, transportation, inventory and warehouse management. The use of analytical tools to guide decision-making is emphasized.

MGT-444—Strategic Management—3.0 credits
This course is an examination of strategic management concepts. Students will study the strategic planning process, which includes creating goals, making decisions, taking actions, and analyzing results. The benefits of strategic planning will be identified and distinguished from operational planning. Through discussions, exercises and assignments, students will practice using analytical tools to critically assess an organization’s internal and external environments, competitive opportunities, and threats. Students will be expected to recommend an appropriate organizational strategy, while at the same time critically analyzing other strategic approaches.

Business Intelligence Elective Concentration Course Descriptions

BMA-240—3.0 credits Survey of Accounting Analytics—3.0 credits
Although business are accustomed to using the standard financial statements (e.g., balance sheet, profit and loss statement, budget, accounts receivable and revenue and expenses) to report on financial activities, businesses seek additional targeted, timely and actionable data. In this course, students will study tools and techniques that can applied to accounting data to provide information for managing risk, improving business processes and efficiency, reducing operating costs, and optimizing the business.

BMA-300—3.0 credits Using Analytics to Improve Business Processes—3.0 credits
Businesses must understand how their policies, processes and operations affect the organization’s performance. Businesses face the challenge of making decisions in the face of risk at every step of conducting their activities. This course examines how businesses can use data to align supply and demand and to evaluate alternative courses of action. The course examines the tools and techniques available to collect, manage, and analyze data to achieve a clearer understanding of a company’s operations.

BMA-320 – Introduction to Consumer Metrics – 3.0 credits
Businesses must understand how their policies, processes and operations affect the organization’s performance, which means both understanding the needs, and meeting the demands, of its customers. Businesses face the challenge of making decisions despite risk at every step of conducting their activities. This course examines how businesses can use consumer data to align supply and demand and to evaluate alternative courses of action. The course examines the tools and techniques available to collect, manage, and analyze data to achieve a clearer understanding of a company’s operations.

BHA-300—Quantitative Research Methods—3.0 credits
The adage “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” has become increasingly important as organizations move from disconnected internal systems to a connected, integrated, data-driven system. This course introduces students to the quantitative methods used to organize, analyze, and report data.

BHA-425—Analytic Tools II—3.0 credits
Today’s organizations have developed from paper-based, isolated practices to connected systems that acquire and store electronic data, which can be used to help manage enterprises. As a continuation of BHA-335, students learn additional methods for using a specific, popular analytic tool(s) to organize, analyze, and display data.

BHA-440—Applied Capstone—3.0 credits
Practical experience is an important characteristic for employment within the thriving business sector. Students will apply their data and analytic skills and tools to solving a real-world problem using data stored and managed within a live informatics repository. Student will present their results for students and faculty to review.

Data Analytics Elective Concentration Course Descriptions

BHA-315—Database Management Tools—3.0 credits
Data obtained within organizational departments and across the enterprise must be stored and organized in a structured environment that enables reliable access, analysis, and reporting. Students will learn the fundamentals of a modern database management tool used to access, analyze, report and modify data.

BHA-400—Applied Databases: Structured Query Language (SQL)—3.0 credits
Organizations require quality data that are readily available, in a standard format, and reliably accessible to permit analysis and reporting. Relational databases are one of the major repositories for data, and the Structured Query Language (SQL) language is used to access, manipulate and manage that data. Students are taught to use SQL to store, retrieve, manipulate, and analyze data.

BHA-420—Database Management Tools II—3.0 credits
Increased regulatory and accrediting compliance, as well as a more competitive marketplace with demands for concomitant cost-control and improved outcomes, require robust methods of accessing, analyzing, and reporting. In this course, students examine the use of dedicated reporting applications as tools to produce sophisticated reports and data displays.

BHA-435—Analytic Tools: Advanced Methods—3.0 credits
As organizational data has grown in volume and complexity, analytic tools have evolved additional capabilities to deal with these increased requirements. In this course, students learn to use advanced analytic functions to analyze data.

BHA-425—Analytic Tools II—3.0 credits
Today’s organizations have developed from paper-based, isolated practices to connected systems that acquire and store electronic data, which can be used to help manage enterprises. As a continuation of BHA-335, students learn additional methods for using a specific, popular analytic tool(s) to organize, analyze, and display data.

BHA-440—Applied Capstone—3.0 credits
Practical experience is an important characteristic for employment within the thriving business sector. Students will apply their data and analytic skills and tools to solving a real-world problem using data stored and managed within a live informatics repository. Student will present their results for students and faculty to review.

Note that courses are subject to change based upon employer needs and marketplace requirements. The most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information can be found in the Bryan University Course Catalog.

Gary Gant, MPH, MBA

Public Health Analyst, U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Advisory Member, Bryan University

A Community-Oriented Public Health practitioner by training, Gary is currently a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations in Region 10, which is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Gary is currently the HRSA regional lead for rural health, chronic disease, community engagement and tribal health.

Prior to joining HRSA, Gary was an Executive Officer for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System where he served as the Privacy and Freedom of Information Act Officer. Gary has also worked in various consulting and advisory positions in public health; he was the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Health’s Immunization Program and has worked as a Health Policy Analyst for several public health organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Gary has an M.P.H in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington and a M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Gary has received various public health fellowships, including the Quentin Burdick Fellowship in Rural Health and the Tobacco Scholars Career Development Fellowship, and received the HRSA Administrator’s Special Citation Award in 2015 and 2016 for outstanding performance.

Jeffrey Smoot, D.C.Sc, MBA, BIT, CSM

Founder and Chief Scientist, Interactive Healthcare Designs
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Jeffrey Smoot has a Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Computer Science.

He has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1988 for major healthcare systems in the United States. With extensive knowledge in Biomedical Technology, PACS Administration, Cardiovascular Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare IT, he has performed doctoral research on the reduction of Noscomial infections in hospital through touchless interfaces.

His main interest of research is in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Healthcare Cardiology, he has been the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society Annual Convention, Colorado Technical University Alumni Board member.

Currently he is a Professor at Trident University International in Healthcare Informatics and Business Systems Analyst Lead for Cardiology at major Healthcare System. Dr. Smoot is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, which develops innovative technologies for healthcare in the space of Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality and Human Computer Interaction.

Ron Teagarden, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Valor Global
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Ron brings over 20 years of technology, business and relationship management experience in executing his role as the Chief Operating officer for Valor Global. Valor provides IT managed services and contact center solutions to businesses of all sizes. Ron has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and he has held several industry certifications from Microsoft, and HP. He blends his technology and his business background to deliver complex IT solutions that resolve business problems. In addition to contributing in various ways to Valor Global’s leadership team, Ron has lead and managed a wide range of business groups and units including IT, HR, Operations, and he has also made significant contributions to Sales, and Marketing.

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