The Bachelor of Science in Management offers students a well-rounded educational experience that focuses on the development of management and leadership skills. The program is of particular interest to those who need to complete their baccalaureate education to move up the organizational hierarchy and want to supplement their current skills with specific business functions (such as finance, budgeting, operations, information systems, etc.) with specialized knowledge of leadership and organizational behavior. The core of the Management program provides students with a conceptual foundation on managing and leading people and organizations; it also emphasizes demonstrable communication skills that help students evolve as managers and leaders in the future. Students have the opportunity to relate the classroom experience to their current jobs and apply their new knowledge. Assessments will be conducted at the onset and prior to completion of the program.
Learning outcomes for this program may be found at: www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/business/.
The major program consists of fifteen required core courses totaling 60-semester credits. Course descriptions are found in the section of this Catalog entitled Course Descriptions. To graduate, students must complete all of the requirements of their degree programs and earn at least 120 credits of academic credit.
Core Courses include 15 courses for a total of 60 credits. Please note, students can choose between BUSB 342 or INTB 470. For the capstone, students may choose between BUSB 485, BUAD 495, or INTB 495.
Examination of moral and legal business issues in domestic and international contexts with emphasis on contemporary problems.
Introductory study of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Microeconomics studies decision-making by individual firms and consumers in regard to the allocation of scarce resources, supply and demand basics, and optimum output determination. Macroeconomics includes coverage of the national and global economy, the impact of economic aggregates, and government action.
Deepens students’ analytical skills in written and oral communication. Focus on purpose, depth, organization, research, style, and effectiveness. Special attention is paid to contemporary business contexts, as well as historical perspectives.
Introduction of mathematical foundations with applications for decision-making in business, economics, finance, business statistics, and operations management. Focus is on mathematical concepts, including functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, linear programming, mathematics of finance, and basic probability and statistics.
Prerequisite: successful completion of the Math Readiness Evaluation or ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning Assessment).
Overview of organizational behavior and theory. Focus is on the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations. The study of organizational decision-making, organizational design, culture, leadership, power and politics, and management of change. Ethics, diversity, and globalization are integrated throughout the course.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.
Introduction to basic statistical concepts, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, frequency distributions, probability distributions, sampling distributions, and estimation. Also application in statistical inference, one- and two-sample hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance, and multiple regression models.
Co-requisite: BUSB 145 or equivalent.
Develops advanced critical analysis skills in writing, reading, and oral presentation through considering aspects of leadership in management in its various dimensions and within diverse theoretical and disciplinary frameworks.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301.
Study of the theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in organizations, including labor relations. Current issues in Human Resources Management will be addressed.
Introduction to using information systems to create contexts for effective business environments. Examines how to effectively use and produce information to build dynamic organizational cultures that support creative individuals and teams.
Focuses on the role of financial and accounting information in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, manage resources, budget operations, and report economic events.
In-depth study of advanced topics in human resources management and organizational behavior that includes a review of the literature, a deeper understanding of theoretical foundations, and applications to real organizational issues.
Prerequisites: BUSB 330, BAMG 356, and BAMG 401.
Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure.
May substitute for BUSB 342 or BUSB 485.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or by permission. May be repeated for credit given different country or region.
Examination of developments within international markets and the effects of the activities of business enterprises. Students study the effects of increasing international linkages on the role and conduct of domestic and international business functions. This course may be substituted by the study-abroad programs in INTB 470.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.
Introduction to the concept of marketing and marketing principles. Focus on creating value for customers. Develops an understanding of the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) with application to product, service, profit, and not-for-profit enterprises in local, national, and international environments.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.
Develops analytical tools critical to assessing environments, opportunities, and threats needed to build and sustain long-term competitive advantage. Addresses knowledge, skills, and approaches necessary to generate, evaluate, and implement strategic alternatives. Emphasizes interrelationships of various organizational functions.
Prerequisites: In the BS Management program: BUSB 330, BAMG 334, BUSB 340, and BAMG 365 or their equivalents. In the BS Business program: BUSB 330, BUSB 333, BUSB 340, and BUSB 361, or their equivalents.
Co-requisite: BUSB 342 or equivalent.
Focuses on integrating knowledge and skills acquired during the program and applying them to an organizational analysis. Students develop and present a capstone paper that utilizes artifacts created in earlier courses, synthesizes principles and theories from a broad arena of learning, and demonstrates effective skills of critical inquiry. This course may be substituted by the study-abroad programs in INTB 470.
Prerequisites: BUSB 340 or equivalent and BUSB 342 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: BUSB 481 or equivalent.
Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with a domestic organization. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for BUSB 485.
Prerequisite: BUSB 481.
Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with an organization in a foreign country. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. With Undergraduate Program Director approval, may substitute for BUSB 485.
Prerequisite: BUSB 481.
The School of Business & Society and the School of Continuing Studies offer electives designed to assist undergraduate students in accomplishing their academic goals. This is done by providing elective courses in general education and business that enhance and complement the core program, offer academic depth and breadth in areas of interest, and enable students to earn academic credit toward degree completion. Weekend and evening courses are conveniently scheduled at regional campus locations throughout Southern California and on the main campus in Redlands. For further information please contact your Assistant Director of Student Success.
The Assessment of Prior and Experiential Learning
School of Business & Society undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn certified credit toward graduation requirements through assessed learning, which is the review of college-level learning acquired in some courses, as well as outside the environment of an academic institution.
Credits earned through the Registrar’s Office Assessed Learning process may be used to meet General Education category requirements and general graduation requirements. A maximum of 30 credits may be certified through faculty assessment of prior and experiential learning, including assessed prior learning credits from other institutions. The services of the Registrar’s Office Assessed Learning are available only to students in the School of Business & Society undergraduate programs. Assessed Learning credits will be published on a student’s academic transcript. However, the transferability of those credits is dependent upon the institution receiving them.
Study Abroad Programs
Students may choose from a growing number of study abroad programs. INTB 470, International Area Studies, may include programs in Asia, Europe and other regions of the world. This course can replace BUSB 342 International Business, or BUSB 485 Capstone: Analysis and Integration in Business and Management or can serve as an elective course. These programs are tailored to the schedules of working adults, concentrating the travel portion of the course over two weeks.