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This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of business administration, management and communications.

Supervisory Management and Advanced Supervisory Management
Earn the Supervisory Management Certificate by completing the required core courses (19 credits). Continue your education with course work in business writing and employment relations by completing the Advanced Supervisory Management Certificate (additional 12 credits).

Course Requirements*

Core Certificate (19 credits)

BA 250 Small Business Management (3 credits)
Analysis of problems of the small firm, particularly for the student who wishes to venture into business.

BA 243 Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (4 credits)
Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and BA 243.

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts (3 credits)
Study of fundamental principles and processes applicable to the understanding of management. Not available to students who have taken B A 304.

MGMT 341 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Introduction to the strategic planning and implementation of human resource management, including staffing, development, appraisal, and rewards.
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MGMT 321 Leadership and Motivation (3 credits)
Applies organizational behavior theories, concepts, and skills to leading and motivating individuals and groups.

SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
 The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.
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PSYCH 100 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
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SOC 005 Social Problems (3 credits)
Current social problems such as economic, racial, and gender inequalities; social deviance and crime; population, environmental, energy, and health problems.

CAS 100 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.

Advanced Certificate (19 + 12 credits)

ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition (3 credits)
Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that show sensitivity to audience and purpose. Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination.

ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing (3 credits)
Writing reports and other common forms of business communication.

LER 100 Employment Relations (3 credits)
Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public.

PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
Ethical theory about virtue, duty, autonomy, and life quality applied to moral problems, including character, violence, oppression, abortion, and suicide.