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B.A. in Management and Leadership: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

120 Total Credits Required

To receive a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, all undergraduate students must complete the¬†general education¬†requirements. The online bachelor’s degree in management and leadership also requires 40 credit hours of coursework covering organizational behavior, business fundamentals and entrepreneurship, legal environment of business, applied accounting and finance, marketing, and more.

Throughout the online bachelor’s degree in business management, expert faculty will lead you through dynamic learning experiences that build your real-life decision making, critical thinking, and project management skills.

Required Courses

Learn how to manage for success by examining the effects of human behavior on teams and organizations. Examine foundational theories and applications for motivation, leadership, team building, and change management that shape organizational culture.

Learn what it means to be an entrepreneur while exploring foundational concepts in management, marketing, economics, and finance/accounting. Create a full business plan for a small business in class, making daily decisions about the business in a dynamic environment.

This course examines the administrative and common law regulation of business. Constitutional Law, Title VII and product liability are covered. Students also examine contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code provisions on sales and secured transactions.

Explore the fundamental concepts of accounting and finance within an organizational context, including terminology, financial statements, ratio analysis, budgeting, time value of money, along with ethical and global considerations. Apply standard financial and accounting tools to make business assessments and financial decisions important for managers in any organization.

Develop skills for effective integrated marketing and business strategy to create innovate and sustained competitive advantage in the digital economy. Learn to ethically apply these insights for business growth to advance strategy. Students explore international marketing perspectives emphasizing future trends while examining the current market environment and marketing strategy elements.

Learn to analyze data and make predictions using tools like probability analysis, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, linear programming and tools for financial analysis. Structured and unstructured data will be examined through data mining, web mining, text mining and sentiment analysis.

Learn how team functions affect organizational effectiveness. Through hands-on team exercises, practice developing team culture, decision-making, increasing productivity, providing critical feedback, and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies to lead and build productive teams. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 380)

Develop the skills needed to support innovation and improvement in organizations. Design an organizational change plan, create a vision, manage the communication, and identify the barriers to effective implementation of the change. Explore the impact of change on the day-to-day work experience of organizational members, and discover how culture, management philosophy, and individual performances are influenced by change. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 380 or HRM 382)

Enhance leadership skills by applying effective project management tools and techniques to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a project. Practice project management leadership techniques that will help teams meet organizational goals. Topics include project scope, cost, time, integration, quality, communication, risk human resources, and procurement management. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 380 and MAL 402)

Develop strategies to manage organizational conflict effectively and lead collaborative negotiations. Learn how positive dialog and effective communication can change organizational conflict from destructive to constructive. Master the art of win/win collaborative negotiations while preserving relationships using principled dispute resolution strategies. Improve negotiating skills by practicing strategies and tactics to conduct collaborative and competitive negotiations.

Learn to construct a strategic plan for a business aligning the vision, mission, and strategic objectives, while developing concrete action plans for success. Incorporate performance analysis using strategic decision making tools and write recommendations that reflect critical and ethical thinking. This course brings the skills, tools, and analysis learned throughout the program together into a culminating capstone project. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MAL 404 and MAL 406)

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