Management
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Online Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Management online degree program is designed to introduce students to the supervisory skills and leadership fundamentals that are essential to the success of managerial roles in modern business institutions.

The business world is quite the act to follow. With trends constantly changing, keeping up with common business practices can appear to be a job in and of itself. However, there is one steady factor of business that does not change: management. If that crucial element is not properly understood, it can ultimately make or break an organization.

The Bachelor of Science in Management incorporates all skills and methods required to effectively meet organizational goals through other individuals. Aside from the basic principles of management, students will learn management functions in relation to human resources, small businesses, and operations.

BS Management studies are ideal for candidates who are already working in a leadership capacity and are looking to expand their understanding of management theory. However, the program is also designed for individuals who would like to eventually work in a supervisory position and are seeking to acquire the knowledge necessary to successfully manage a team of working professionals.

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The California Coast University online Bachelor of Science in Management program was designed for complete flexibility for the student. All courses are self-paced and completed 100% online.

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Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

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The Bachelor of Science in Management degree program consists of 42 total courses.
The required courses are comprised of: 14  Core Courses > 14  General Ed Courses
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There are 126 total semester units in this program.

14 Core Courses

For the online Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.) degree program, the following 14 courses must be fulfilled. Click on course title to expand and read more.

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ID Course Name Units
BAM 105 Introduction to Business  3

Introduction to Business introduces the business world and the contemporary environment in which it operates. How business operations are managed and organized will be explored and the basic ideas of marketing processes and consumer behavior will be discussed. Additionally, students will become aware of the changing face of business, with its current technological and management information system advances.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the types of ethical and social responsibility issues that affect the contemporary business environment.
  • Explain how businesses, operations, and people are organized and managed.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of marketing, including marketing processes, consumer behavior, customer relationships.
  • Explain the financial issues facing business today, including money, banking, securities and investments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the utilization of information technology within a business environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to the introduction to business course content.
BAM 110 Introduction to Accounting  3

Introduction to Accounting reviews the basic approach to accounting with an emphasis on recording, measuring and communicating the accounting data of business. Basic accounting concepts will be explored, including the effects of transactions on financial statements, payroll accounting, accounting for professional and merchandising operations and state and federal income tax deductions.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define commonly used accounting terms and key principles, and examine the role of accounting in business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of accounting practices, systems, and processes in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in cost analysis, pricing, and financial statements.
  • Examine accounting processes including budgeting, establishing standard costs, and accounting for fixed assets.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to accounting.
BAM 223 Principles of Economics  3

Principles of Economics demonstrates the relevance of economics through real-world business examples. The first part of the course presents microeconomic analysis such as consumer behavior, market structure, firm strategy, and corporate governance. The latter part of the course provides a comprehensive coverage of macroeconomic models, theory and policy issues including GDP, payroll employment, long-run growth, and business cycles.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define the study of economics including commonly used terms and key principles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of economics including microeconomic and macroeconomic foundations.
  • Discuss the economic analysis, the function of the stock market, measuring GDP, market structure, and firm strategy.
  • Analyze long-run economic growth, short-run economic fluctuations, and the importance of economic trends on the local, national, and global levels.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to economics.
BAM 225 Information Management  3

Information Management is an introductory course designed to provide in-depth coverage of essential concepts and important terminologies. Topics include information management, the value chain and value web models, the principles of a database management system, the principal technologies and standards for wireless networking, communication, and Internet access, and the relationships among ethical, social, and political issues that are raised by information systems. This course also examines e-commerce and how social tools, mobile technology, and location-based services are transforming marketing and advertising.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role and importance of information systems in the digital age.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key terms, principles, infrastructure, and system applications for the digital age.
  • Describe the foundations of business intelligence.
  • Understand the key components of building and managing systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to information management.
BAM 306 Principles of Marketing  3

Principles of Marketing examines the various functions of modern marketing including the market, product and price systems, distribution structure, and promotional activities. The course covers services, nonprofit and for-profit organization marketing including the planning, implementation, evaluation, and control of the marketing effort. Ethics in marketing and socially responsible global marketing are also explored.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and describe the multiple factors related to the field of marketing.
  • Analyze the various types of market opportunities.
  • Examine concepts related to product, pricing, and distribution decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of promotion and communication strategies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to marketing.
BAM 312 Business Communications  3

Business Communications covers the fundamental dimensions of communication: language and behavior. Alternatives for conveying messages are discussed. The course also covers, in detail, the various channels and media for business communication, with guidelines for effective and successful use of each.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the foundations of business communication and analyze why it is important.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of effective business communication and the writing process.
  • Describe best practices in finding, evaluating, and processing information to effectively plan and write formal reports and proposals.
  • Discuss how to develop and deliver effective business presentations with the use of slides and visual media.
  • Assess the importance of writing employment messages, and describe best practices for interviewing for jobs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to business communications.
BAM 313 Introduction to Financial Management  3

Introduction to Financial Management introduces students to the elementary principles and motives of financial management and covers basic fundamental principles of short-term financing, time value of money, risk, value, and cost. Students will be able to understand the interrelationships underlying the various data and techniques in which financial decisions are based, analyze financial data, and apply basic concepts to make confident financial decisions in their respective business futures.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define financial management, key terms, theories, and its importance to business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial management processes including valuation of financial assets and capital budgeting.
  • Analyze capital structure and dividend policy related to the field of financial management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial management policies related to liquidity management and international business.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to financial management.
BAM 315 Principles of Management  3

Principles of Management serves as an introduction to the discipline of management. It is designed to integrate the accepted theories in the area with real world applications to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for managing others. This course begins with a discussion of the current issues in management and then proceeds to cover the traditional functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. By the end of this course, students should have an understanding of the needs of modern public and private organizations, including emerging national and international trends.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine the role of managers in organizations, and identify the value of studying management.
  • Describe managerial challenges and issues relating to ethics, diversity, and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of management functions including planning and managing strategy.
  • Examine organizational structure and human resources in relation to managing, organizing, and leading individuals and teams within the organization.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to management.
BAM 317 Business Law  3

Business Law explores preventive law, which is central to a law course designed for business students. This course examines law in a business context rather than in the abstract, employing the practical approach that using the law makes it easier to reach business objectives.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define the study of business law including commonly used terms and key principles.
  • Apply principles of ethics and social responsibility to business law.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Constitution and public law, contracts, commercial law, e-commerce, and organizational governance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of government regulation and the various types of laws that affect the field of business.
  • Examine the legal factors which influence the global business environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to business law.
BAM 350 Project Management  3

Project Management will introduce students to critical components of project environments. Through numerous examples, students will be able to understand how project management concepts and techniques can be skillfully applied to real-world scenarios. Topics include project management life cycle and process, developing a project proposal, techniques for planning, scheduling, resource assignment, budgeting, and controlling project performance, project risks, project manager responsibilities and skills, project team development and effectiveness, project communication and documentation, and project management organizational structures.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and explain the foundations of project management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management processes including selecting, planning, performing, scheduling, and controlling projects.
  • Understand key factors contributing to project success including the role of project managers, teamwork, and communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of project resource utilization and management, budgeting, and risk management.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to project management.
BAM 402 Public Relations  3

Public Relations is the values-driven management of relationships with groups of people that can influence an organization’s success. This course will examine how organizations can ethically and systematically build productive, mutually beneficial relationships with such groups, especially with the exponential growth of social media and emerging technologies. This course also discusses the dynamic growth of global communications and its challenge for the PR profession.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical foundations, key terms, and history of public relations.
  • Describe the types of ethical and social responsibility issues that public relations must address.
  • Examine best practices for social media and emerging technologies in public relations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the globalization of public relations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to public relations.
BAM 411 Human Resource Management  3

Human Resource Management explores the fundamentals of human resource management and its significance to a company’s success. Examined, in detail, are HR functions such as recruitment, retention, appraisal, compensation, labor relations, development, and current trends in the field. Practical skills-oriented concepts and techniques are highlighted throughout the course, as is the emphasis on building and maintaining an engaged and productive workforce.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define human resource management, and describe major trends and best practices related to the field.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of staffing and training issues related to human resource management.
  • Develop an understanding of compensation plans and total rewards.
  • Recognize the importance of employee and labor relations, social responsibility, ethics, and risk management as they relate to the field.
  • Identify the issues of managing human resources on a global scale.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to human resource management.
BAM 418 Small Business Management  3

Small Business Management presents an overview of entrepreneurship, including launching a new venture, managing an ongoing venture, financial planning, taxation, and other topics specific to entrepreneurs. Students will learn the necessary elements to successfully start, run, and manage a small business and be able to apply those concepts and ideas within their business careers, even if they do not choose the entrepreneurial route.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics and challenges of small business management including its role in the U.S. economy.
  • Recognize the importance of strategic planning and early decisions in small business management.
  • Describe key principles of financial and legal management.
  • Explain aspects of marketing in small business in relation to products and services.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to small business management.
BAM 421 Operations Management  3

Operations Management introduces the theory and practice of operations management and explores the systems approach to tie information together. The course explores issues in operations strategy, development, and implementation. Students will be able to apply various management tools, such as inventory management and supply-chain management, to effectively contribute to managing business operations.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define operations management and assess why it is important to businesses.
  • Develop an understanding of product design and process management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices related to process performance improvement, utilizing business forecasting, capacity planning, inventory management, and supply chain design.
  • Analyze important issues relating to operations management including location, project management and trends influencing the field.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with academic writing related to operations management.
14 General Ed. Courses

For the online Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.) degree program, the following 14 courses must be fulfilled. Click on course title to expand and read more.

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14 Elective Courses

For the online Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.) degree program, you will select 14 courses to take from the list of courses below. Click on course title to expand and read more.

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Prerequisites to Admission:

The applicant should meet the following prerequisites in order to be admitted to the program: An applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have successfully obtained a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent.

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