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The bachelor of arts in management provides a solid foundation in essential management concepts, techniques, communication, and organizational behavior. Students will learn to organize, motivate, and lead individuals in diverse public and private business enterprises. The program helps prepare students for success in master's degree programs in disciplines such as human resource management, integrated marketing communications, psychology, and public administration.

With an emphasis on developing skills for leaders in the business environment, the bachelor of arts in management offers a solid foundation in essential management concepts and techniques, communication, and organizational behavior. Faculty teach students to organize, motivate, and lead individuals in diverse public and private business enterprises.

A flexible course of study is designed to maximize the number of transfer credits counted toward the degree, so the bachelor of arts in management can facilitate accelerated degree completion. Students can focus their skill set by selecting from concentrations specifically designed to support their professional goals.

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
MATH 40
Statistics
ACCTG 1A
Introductory Financial Accounting

ECON 1
Principles of Microeconomics
OR
 
ECON 2
Principles of Macroeconomics

21 MAJOR UNITS

MGT 100
Manager as Communicator
MGT 140
Management Principles
MGT 141
Organizational Leadership
MGT 173
Human Resource Management
MKT 100
Principles of Marketing
ITM 125
Management Information Systems
MGT 160
Management & Leadership Strategy (capstone course to be taken in final term of program)

51 ELECTIVE / CONCENTRATION UNITS

Students who do not choose a concentration must take eleven additional upper- or lower-division courses for a total of 51 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.

CONCENTRATIONS

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the BA in Management, including the general education curriculum, will be able to:
  • Construct written communications that clearly articulates and promotes business ideas, arguments, or solutions
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills in collaborative projects, through persuasive speech, and in providing clear directions, instructions, and guidelines within a business setting
  • Address a complex problem in business management using strategies and tactics that lead to the development of actionable solutions
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making in business and develops strategies, practices, and policies that advance ethical management practices and corporate social responsibility
  • Locate, evaluate and apply information, using a variety of research tools, in analysis of a complex business management problem
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative data and apply results to improve business management strategy, tactics, and practice
  • 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
  • Define, explain, and correctly apply concepts, theories and practices in business management
  • 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
  • Integrate and apply concepts, theories, strategies, and tactics of business management in the construction of summative projects

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