At a Glance

(BPS) Bachelor of Professional Studies
121 Total Credits
General Education Credits 39
Art & Science Credits 12
Program Credits 50
Elective Credits 20

The Business Management concentration of the Management program leads to a Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) and combines a comprehensive range of business courses that prepares students for entry-level management employment. This curriculum includes a strong emphasis in modern management theory and application. The program is designed for students to enter the workforce immediately after graduation or continue with their studies at the graduate level. Additionally, students may choose to pursue our accelerated programs, allowing them to earn their degree in three years. 

This program is fully accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.  Visit to learn more about our accreditation status and to review the Annual Report to IACBE.

All students who pursue a BS degree in Business or Finance or a BPS degree in Management and all specializations must take a competency exam usually administered in the fall semester of their senior year.

  • Prepare students for entry level management positions either in public, private, or government related employment settings; and
  • prepare students for advanced studies in business, primarily a master of business administration degree.

The Business Management specialization allows students to experience management practices through internships. Internships are arranged through the business internship coordinator and may include a Disney internship experience. Students must meet minimal criteria before a placement is complete.

In order for students to be eligible for BU 481 Business Internship and BU 495 Senior Capstone they must have successfully completed a minimum of 90 credit hours, have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 in both their general studies and major core and permission of the program director.


  • General Manager
  • Business Office Manager
  • Purchasing Agent       
  • Retail Management
  • Administrative Services
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Financial Planning      
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Banking                      
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Sales                         
  • Labor Relations
  • Hospitality                
  • Public Relations
  • Cost Accounting 


   Course (Credits)    
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy: 
      BU 473/475 Business Research Methods/Marketing Research  (3)
   Senior Capstone: BU 495 Senior Capstone  (3)
   Course (Credits)    
   HG 131   Macroeconomics (3)
   HG 132   Microeconomics (3)
   SB 201    Multicultural Contributions (3)
   SM 261   Statistics (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 12

   Course (Credits)    
   AC 201    Financial Accounting (3)
   AC 202    Managerial Accounting (3)
   BU 105    Global Business (3)
   BU 110    Principles of Management (3)
   BU 230    Business Communications (3)
   BU 233    Human Resources Management (3)
   BU 240    Principles of Marketing (3)
   BU 301    SPSS (1)
   BU 311/346/385    Supply Chain Management or Purchasing Management or Social Media Marketing (3)  
   BU 321    Introduction to Data Analytics for Business Decision Makers (3)
   BU 326    E-Commerce (3)
   BU 331    Organizational Behavior (3)
   BU 363    Business Law (3)
   BU 371    Financial Management (3)
   BU 381    Internship Preparation (1)
   BU 481    Business Internship (3)
   AC/BU Electives  (6)
Total Career Program Credits - 50

   Course (Credits)    
   100-400 level (8)
   300/400 level (12)
Total Open Elective Credits - 20