Program Director: Suzanna Dobric-Veiss, Ph.D.
This major is designed to provide expansive knowledge of the business environment from a systems perspective. Classes such as management, organizational behavior, marketing and accounting provide the foundation for advanced classes in finance, economics, statistics, research and analysis. A business issue or concern is researched and analyzed to help students focus on practical information to develop a strategic plan that benefits the business or organization. Together, all the courses provide a practical guide to business operations in a variety of organizations, from entrepreneurial to well established. Threaded throughout the major is an ethical perspective. The major is designed to provide a solid background for graduates to use in seeking responsible employment or promotion.
- Application form and fee
- A minimum 2.4 GPA, below 2.4 can submit a petition
- Two years’ postsecondary work experience.
- Need a minimum of 6 transferable units, below 6 units can submit a petition
- Note: need 60 units before starting the major
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will articulate the practical applications of management and leadership theories, management principles, and business studies through working with applied business problems, projects and case studies.
- Students will identify, evaluate and synthesize information by utilizing the most appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods, tools, devices and modalities for effective leadership and decision-making.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between organizational leadership, business administration and the Christian faith through their ability to discern, reason, and create resolutions to ethical issues.
- Students will present and discuss management theory and business practices through effective verbal and nonverbal communication in group settings.
- Students will demonstrate logical reasoning, and critical analysis to develop and implement business concepts and management practice in an effective manner through proper written language.
Students must earn a C- or higher to receive credit for their business management courses. Exceptions: Students may receive credit for BIB-314 and BIB-451, as well as any other general education or elective course, with a D -.
Eighteen-month cohort program.
North Fresno, Visalia, and Merced Campuses, Online