Almost two years after retiring from the USAF I look back on my decision to pursue my degree with Bellevue University and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Bellevue University provided me the avenue to quickly and efficiently complete my bachelors in management.
Business Degree - Bachelor of Science
This cohort degree program in Business is designed to provide a foundation of professional skills need to become a successful global business manager. Dynamic course experiences will focus on a broad foundation that will enable the student to be a valuable asset to their organization in a variety of areas. The focus on finance and accounting, marketing, supply chain management, business systems and information management and organizational structures and management are applied in theory and application through business simulation. Effective communication, critical thinking, ethics, legal application, global business application, and decision making tools are integrated throughout the curriculum to enhance the learning experience and allow student application in their workplace and society.
Prerequisites for the College of Business' Business Accelerated Cohort Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Bellevue University's College of Business offers Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs for working adult students, those with past employment history or those with significant volunteer experience who have completed an associate's degree or a minimum of 60 semester hours of transferable credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher education.
The accelerated nature of the degree presumes that students have organizational life experiences that can be applied to their studies. This allows for application-based instructor to student interaction and a student's contribution to peer-to-peer learning.
Prior to beginning the cohort-based major, you need to:
- Possess an associate's degree, or 60 semester hours completed with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please submit copies of official transcripts.
- Be currently employed, have a past employment history or have significant volunteer experience (such as serving on a not-for-profit Board of Directors or serving as an officer of a volunteer organization for a period of years) where the academic content of the major can be applied; and
- Submit an Application for Admission, completed, signed, and accompanied by the $50 processing fee
Major Requirements (40 credit hours)
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LA 300 Foundations for Professional Success
This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University’s four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
BUSC 309 Business Communications
This course focuses on the practical application of business communication. Emphasis will be placed on learning the different types of writing required in the modern business environment including an introduction to professional presentations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 319 Decision Making in a Business Environment
This course focuses on the knowledge needed to understand and apply processes for making business decisions. Emphasis is placed on the role of capitalism as the underlying assumptions for making economic decisions in the U.S. Emphasis will also be placed on developing critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 329 Foundations of Fiscal Management
This course focuses on the practical application of accounting concepts and processes and financial data analysis. The importance of the management of business information systems will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on how these basic concepts are used in today’s global business environment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 426 Business Accounting and Finance
This course is designed to introduce fundamentals of managerial accounting and financial decision making. The course covers accounting and management decision making, cost concepts, long and short-term strategic and operational planning, and control of cost. Accounting and financial decisions and how they relate to ethical behavior and to management’s responsibility to stakeholders will also be covered. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 436 Business Marketing and Supply Chain
This course provides an introduction to the functions of marketing and supply chain management. It covers current marketing concepts and practical application for both entrepreneurs and business organizations. The relationships between marketing and supply chain will be addressed to include key decisions within operations management. Additional emphasis will be given to global markets, the internet, social media, and multicultural marketing. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 446 Management of Information Systems
This course addresses the use of systems and information within the business environment. The process of developing and utilizing information within various systems of an organization will be examined. Case studies and application of theory will be utilized to demonstrate the role of information and systems within business. The course will also focus on issues including the use of social media, record keeping, and data mining for competitive advantages. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 456 Business Management and Organizational Behavior
This course examines the process of achieving desired results through the efficient use of human and material resources. An overview of theory and practice of management is presented covering the basic functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling, and issues related to teams, groups, empowerment, and change. The course will focus on problems related to perception, motivation, leadership, cultural diversity, interpersonal and group dynamics, stress, influence, decision-making, ethics, international management issues, and change. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 466 Global Business Management
This course is an overview of global management theory and practices. Management strategies for operations and marketing in a global economy are examined. Economic theory is also examined as it relates to these strategies. Also included are team work and communication skills. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
BUSC 476 Business Capstone
Students present a formal Professional Capstone project covering the material presented throughout the previous courses in both a written and oral format. This course allows students to synthesize their knowledge into a collection of a comprehensive paper and professional presentation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program.
Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)
(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)
LA 400 American Vision and Values
Focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States.
LA 410 Tradition and Change
Begins with world traditions and investigates how social, economic, intellectual, and moral forces of change act against them. The course focuses on the tensions between tradition and change in the production of intellectual, social, and cultural progress. The course emphasizes intense student involvement in a comprehensive learning experience, culminating in a formal written thesis that confronts the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.
LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility
Focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western civilization that are found at the core of American democracy. Central focus is on the balanced relationship between freedom and the responsibilities involved in the ongoing maintenance of freedom in a just and productive society.
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