2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Business Management, BPS


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Contact:

Associate Dean: 

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University College, associate teaching professor, Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 315-443-5753, rywillia@syr.edu

Administrative Director:

Michele L. Mooney, Academic Program Administrator, University College, 315-443-1317, mlmooney@syr.edu

Faculty List

Description:

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Business Management offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum that explores concepts, theories and skills in international business, strategy, accounting, finance, global leadership, communication, marketing, and organizational management. Students may further specialize with a variety of electives, minors, or certificate programs. 

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Apply business communications and management theories and practices to local and global business environments.
  2. Analyze opportunities and risks of doing business in a local and global environment.
  3. Define financial accounting concepts and tools and their impact on business models.

Liberal Studies Core (30-33 credits)


The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

  • Writing (6 credits)

  • Quantitative Skills (Choose 6-8 credits)

    Complete Quantitative Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Humanities (Choose 6 credits)

    Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Social Science (Choose 6 credits)

    Any course listed in the Social Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Natural Science (Choose 3-4 credits)

    Any course listed in the Natural Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues (Choose 3 Credits)

    Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

  • Students are required to select one Liberal Arts Core Course that meets the IDEA requirement

Professional Competencies Core (30 credits)


The Professional Competencies Core covers fundamental knowledge and abilities required in the modern workplace, such as ethics and critical thinking, problem solving, human relations, diversity and change management, budgeting and resource management, and teamwork. The Professional Competencies Core includes an introductory course, and a capstone experience required of all B.P.S. students. Designed to draw together issues from across the entire B.P.S. program, these courses summarize concepts covered in the curriculum and develop students’ skills in strategic decision-making that looks to the future.


Electives (27-30 credits)


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