Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Project Management Emphasis, B.A.

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Program Director: Sharon L. Starcher, DBA


The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Project Management is designed to provide expansive knowledge and a practical guide to leadership and management, within the field of project management. Classes such as management, organizational behavior, marketing, and accounting provide the foundation for advanced classes in project management. The key to this 24 month program is a consistent focus on participation, application of theories and concepts, and performance. With our bachelor's degree emphasis in Project Management, graduates will complete four courses designed specifically for students who want to gain knowledge in project management. Threaded throughout the major is an ethical employee and leadership perspective. The major is designed to provide a solid background for graduates to use in seeking responsible employment, promotion, or Project Management certifications (CAPM or PMP).

Admission Requirements

Application form and fee for the overall program, not unique or specific to any emphasis

  • A minimum 2.4 GPA, below 2.4 can submit a petition
  • 2 years of post-secondary experience
  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Business Content Knowledge: the student demonstrates mastery of foundational knowledge in general management, organization development, human resource management, managerial accounting, the legal and ethical influences in business, and marketing. USLO Content Knowledge.
  2. Critical Thinking: the student evaluates business conditions, identifies problems, and creates solutions within the business context utilizing critical thinking skills. USLO Critical Thinking.
  3. Faith Integration: the student recognizes Christian ethics and values, and the student integrates his/her faith-based ethics and values as the student formulates decisions that affect the business community and its environment based on the course focus. USLO Moral Reasoning, Service.
  4. Communication: the student conveys researched ideas clearly through professional written and oral communication that utilizes the current language of the business community. USLO Oral Communication, Written Communication.
  5. Cultural Awareness: the student applies management practices that demonstrate the student's understanding and respect for organizational culture, for diverse cultures at large, and for the impact to society and the environment. USLO Perspective.
  6. Reflection and Personal Growth: the student integrates advanced self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness into supportive service as a professional, a team member, and a leader. USLO Reflection.

Project Management Emphasis

PM1. Research and Analysis: the student demonstrates the ability to analyze project management data and derive accurate meaning and application in the project management context. USLO Information Literacy

PM2. Quantitative Analysis: Students will learn how to properly assess which method of project management should be used in a variety of scenarios, make critical project management decisions based on quantitative and qualitative data focused on risk, understanding and management, KPIs, and more. USLO Quantitative Reasoning

Credit Bearing Grades

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 -.

Program Length: 

24 month cohort program

Locations Offered:

North Fresno, Merced, and Visalia campuses, Online

Degree Pathways

Business Administration - Project Management, B.A. (DC) Two Year Pathway  

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