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With an emphasis on developing a strong portfolio of specialized knowledge and practical skills for managers and leaders in a variety of business environments, the Bachelor of Arts in management offers a solid foundation upon which students can build as they progress in their personal and professional development and in their careers.  Students will learn to organize, motivate, and lead individuals in diverse public and private business enterprises. Students can also choose from a menu of course options that allow them to tailor their studies around their unique professional and career interests.

Throughout their course of study, students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with faculty who are themselves business owners, specialists, experts, and consultants in their fields. The faculty and staff who work with students in the Bachelor of Arts in Management program are deeply committed to the academic success as well as to the personal and professional development of students.

As a transfer-friendly degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Management is designed to maximize the number of transfer credits counted toward the degree which can facilitate accelerated degree completion that compliments the student’s schedule and career aspirations. The Bachelor of Arts in management also provides preparation for success at the master’s degree level in programs such as the Master of Science in Human Resource Management, the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, the Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the Master of Public Administration, as well as the MBA.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Management

The BA in Management requires completion of 123 units as follows: 51 units of general education coursework, which includes 21 units of liberal studies core and 12 units of foundation courses in preparation for the major, 21 units required for the major and 51 units of general electives. Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted. A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 “C” or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University.

All degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete their English, mathematics and critical thinking requirements within their first 27 units at Golden Gate University, unless they have already earned credit for the equivalent courses from another institution and have had those courses accepted in transfer by Golden Gate University. If either Math or English requirements for the degree have not been satisfied, newly enrolled students must take placement tests to ensure proper placement in the appropriate Math or English course. Students may also choose to waive the placement tests and enroll in the first course in either series, which are ENGL 10A and MATH 10. (See the course descriptions below to identify courses that have prerequisite course requirements.)

TOTAL UNITS -- 123

51 GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS

REQUIRED COURSES -- 18 UNITS

UGP 10
Gateway to Success (to be taken in first term of program)
CRTH 10
Critical Thinking
ENGL 1A
Expository Writing
ENGL 1B
Research Writing
ENGL 120
Business Writing
Plus one of the following:
COMM 35
Speech Communication
COMM 40
Understanding Communication

LIBERAL STUDIES CORE -- 21 UNITS

ARTS 50
Contemporary Arts and Culture (or any other ARTS course offered)
HIST 50
Contemporary American Economic History (or any other HIST course offered)
HUM 50
Examining the Humanities (or any other HUM course offered)
LIT 50
Principles of Storytelling OR LIT 160 Business in Movies (or any other LIT course offered)
PHIL 50
Professional & Personal Ethics (or any other PHIL course offered)
SCI 50
Science, Technology & Social Change (or any other SCI course offered)
SOSC 50
American Government in the 21st Century (or any other SOSC course offered)

OR:

PSYCH 10
Introduction to Psychology (or any other PSYCH course offered)

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS -- 12 UNITS

MATH 20
Intermediate Algebra

OR:

MATH 50
From Numbers to Decisions 

MATH 40
Statistics
ACCTG 1A
Introductory Financial Accounting

ECON 1
Principles of Microeconomics
OR
 
ECON 2
Principles of Macroeconomics

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - 21 UNITS

MGT 100
Manager as Communicator
MGT 140
Management Principles
MGT 141
Organizational Leadership
MGT 160
Management & Leadership Strategy (capstone course to be taken in final term of program)
OLHS 115
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
Two courses from the following two groups:

Students may select one course from each group or both courses from the same group.

Emphasis on Leadership, Human Skills Development, and Diversity Skills and Knowledge
MGT 165
Corporate Social Responsibility
MGT 190
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
OLHS 110
Emotional and Social Intelligence at Work
OLHS 114
Leading Effectively through People, Teams, and Organizations
OLHS 116
Innovation and Creativity in Organizations
OLHS 117
Adaptability and Agility in a Disruptive World
PSYCH 143
Psychology of Leadership
Emphasis on Qualitative and Technical Skills and Knowledge
ACCTG 1B
Introductory Managerial Accounting
DATA 50
Introduction to Business & Data Analytics
DATA 101
Data Visualization for Business
FI 160
Personal Financial Planning
MGT 173
Human Resource Management
MGT 179
Introduction to International Business
MKT 100
Principles of Marketing

51 ELECTIVE UNITS

A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (C) or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University, as well as in the courses designated "Required for the Major." Prerequisites to a course, if any, are shown in the course descriptions. All degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete their English, mathematics, and critical thinking basic proficiency requirements within their first 27 units at Golden Gate University. Placement tests must be taken prior to enrolling in ENGL 10A, 10B or 1A and MATH 10, 20 or 30 to ensure proper placement in the sequences.


Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Management, including the general education curriculum, will be able to:
  • Construct written communications that clearly articulates and promotes business ideas, arguments, or solutions (written communication)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills in collaborative projects, through persuasive speech, and in providing clear directions, instructions, and guidelines within a business setting (oral communication)
  • Address a complex problem in business management using strategies and tactics that lead to the development of actionable solutions (problem solving/critical thinking)
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making in business and develops strategies, practices, and policies that advance ethical management practices and corporate social responsibility (ethics/specialized knowledge)
  • Locate, evaluate and apply information, using a variety of research tools, in analysis of a complex business management problem (information literacy/critical thinking)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative data and apply results to improve business management strategy, tactics, and practice (quantitative fluency)
  • Demonstrate the self-awareness and habits required to identify, integrate, and apply new information and skills that increase personal and professional effectiveness in business contexts (lifelong learning)
  • Define, explain, and correctly apply concepts, theories and practices in business management (specialized knowledge)
  • Develop innovative approaches and solutions to an existing or emerging challenge in business management that also draw on disciplinary perspectives of ethics, other humanities and/or social sciences (broad integrative knowledge/creative thinking/problem solving)
  • Integrate and apply concepts, theories, strategies, and tactics of business management in the construction of summative projects (specialized knowledge/broad integrative knowledge)

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