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OVERVIEW

Obtain the skills needed to be successful in your career and business with an online Bachelor of Arts in Management degree from the University of Virgin Islands online. In this program, you will participate in career-relevant problem-solving activities that are real world.  These skills will better prepare you for management responsibilities.

  • What will I learn in this online degree program for a Bachelor of Arts in Management? You’ll be able to identify and act on business principles in multiple functional areas of any business. Business communication strategies, decision-making capabilities, and evaluating legal and regulatory business practices, you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of every aspect of business management.
  • What careers can I pursue with this Bachelor of Arts in Management? A number of supervisory and management positions –from managing daily business operations in private or public sectors. Learning how to manage is universally important – in businesses, non-profits or even the government. Your degree is applicable to a variety of industries.
  • How much will the online Bachelor of Arts in Management degree program cost? The undergraduate rate is $434 per credit hour, no additional institutional fees. UVI also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.
  • When can I start? Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.Contact us at online@uvi.edu  to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

OUTCOMES

Bachelor of Arts in Management

  • Demonstrate critical thinking through applying decision-support tools
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Distinguish the theories, principles and concepts related to the foundational areas of business
  • Analyze the basic theories and best practices of business managers and leaders in a global setting
  • Engage in integrated business problem solving activities
  • Analyze economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts related to global business
  • Describe decision making skills that are relevant to professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • Understand the importance of human and social diversity

curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I 3
  This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of financial accounting, the accounting cycle, the study of fundamental accounting concepts, and impact of the accounting treatment of business transactions on the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II 3
  This course provides an introduction to management accounting principles, cost-volume-profit, cost behavior, cost management, budgeting, responsibility accounting, capital budgeting, cost allocation, variable and absorption costing, and the use of relevant information in decision-making.
BUS 1120 Introduction to Business 3
  This course is designed to prepare the student for a career in business administration and broaden student’s understanding of the vital role of business in our society. It focuses on the study of the types of business ownership, a broad overview of business operations and examination of the major segments of business administration.
BUS 3050 Business Communication 3
  Designed to give students a comprehensive view of business communication through study and application of the concepts of effective written and oral communication. It develops critical thinking, analytical, ethical and problem-solving skills. Students learn the importance of audience adaptation and concise written and oral expressions. Emphasis is on use of English language skills to effectively plan, organize, compose, evaluate, and edit business emails, letters, memoranda, reports and proposals. Additional emphasis is on verbal, non-verbal, and listening skills. The proficient use of word processing technology is required for document production.
BUS 3510 Business Law 3
  Rules of law as they relate to business transactions, court systems and procedures, law of contracts, law of agency, employee-employer relations, law of negotiable instruments, law of sales, law of property, bailments, insurance and business organizations.
BUS 4360 Business Policy and Strategy 3
  A study of overall business strategy from the perspective of top management. The student will examine strategic goals, plans and actions of the business firm. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and completion of degree requirements.
IST 2100 Management Information Systems 3
  An introductory course that provides the skills and knowledge required for managing information systems in contemporary business environments. Students will learn how hardware, software, data, people and processes are combined to produce information supporting business goals and objectives. Extensive out-of-class computer work is necessary for mastery of industry standard software.
DSC 3250 Business Statistics 3
  A study of those areas of statistics which find widest application in problems of management. Students develop basic statistical theory and apply that theory to decision-making situations by means of examples and problems. Topics include graphical appreciation, index number theory, probability and hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, sampling techniques, regression theory, decision theory and forecasting.
DSC 4101 Quantitative Methods 3
  The purpose of this course is to provide students with a conceptual understanding of the role of quantitative methods in decision analysis and decision-making. Students will be exposed to several quantitative problem solving techniques in an application-based environment to help sharpen their analytical skills and problem solving abilities.
DSC 4300 Introduction to Operations Management 3
  The functions of management as related to the production of goods and services; plant layout; quality control; raw materials, from supply through the finished product.
FIN 3010 Principles of Finance 3
  An introduction to theory and technique for optimal investment of the capital resources of the firm under conditions of uncertainty. Topics include rate of return analysis, cost of capital theory and measurement, capital structure, dividend policy, promotion and reorganization.
MGT 3010 Principles of Business Management 3
  A study of the basic principles of business management emphasizing the decision-making approach; planning, organizing, directing, and control in the business enterprise. A history of the study of business management.
MGT 3420 Human Resource Management 3
  Personnel management principles and practices; the role of the personnel department and its program; role of the operating supervisor and executives within the program; role of behavioral sciences in the functional areas of personnel management.
MKT 3010 Foundations of Marketing 3
  Introduction to marketing management and analysis; distribution, promotion, pricing, product development, consumer motivation, and market research; case problems.
MGT 3200 Retail Management 3
  This intermediate course introduces students to aspects of retailing, such as strategic planning and the overall retailing activities and control mechanisms. The retail strategies of a broad range of retail institutions are analyzed. The student is then shown how to identify and understand target customers, choose a retail location, and manage a business. The merchandise management and pricing aspects of the retail strategy mix is presented.
MGT 4100 Labor Relations 3
  A study of the historical development of labor management relations in the American economy, with emphasis on problems relating to management and unions, industrial conflicts, collective bargaining, and the legal environment.
MGT 4290 Organizational Behavior 3
  A study of human behavior in an organizational context with emphasis upon the role of leadership, varieties of status systems, motivation and job design, group behavior, and analyses of organizational development change.
MGT 4340 Business & Society 3
  This course will examine the emergent patterns of state and federal legislation and the contemporary significance of changing public policies which affect business enterprise together with an identification and analysis from the historical and legal point of view of the rights and responsibilities of management, labor and the public.
Total Program Core 54  
Program Electives 12  
General Education  
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
  In this course, students will develop effective strategies and insights necessary for success in the online academic environment. The course provides an introduction and orientation to the nature of University education and available resources. Topics included will assist students to obtain the necessary skills in resilience, information literacy, communication, support networks, and career development.
COM 1190 Interpersonal Communications and Leadership Skills 3
  An introduction to interpersonal communication and to leadership skills basic to all disciplines. Specific areas include an examination of the communication process and the role that perception plays in the formation of verbal and nonverbal messages. Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating the relationship of interpersonal skills with basic communication skills central to promoting excellence in leadership.
COM 1200 Public Speaking 3
  This course develops the communication skills required for effective public speaking. It involves the study of good presentational skills coupled with intensive study in researching topics, outlining and effective speech organization. The course will provide practical experiences in presenting both informative and persuasive public speeches.
ENG 1200 English Composition I 3
  English Composition is the intermediate writing course in the University’s composition offerings. It develops critical thinking, investigative research and coherent ideas through the writing of analytical, literary and critical essays and the close reading of texts.
ENG 2010 Research and Applied Writing 3
  ENG 2010 is the capstone course in the University-wide writing requirements. It is designed to ensure student competency with the principles and practice of effective writing. This course will prepare students to achieve proficiency in the use of standard writing formats for communication in the various disciplines offered in the University, including research, report writing, argumentation, technical writing, critical writing and other professional-level writing skills.
ENG 2610 World Literature I 3
  An interdisciplinary exploration of the short story and novel from a global perspective, the terminology of literary analysis, different critical approaches, and selected criticism leading to the production of aesthetic and critical analyses of works of fiction.
ENG 2620 World Literature II 3
  An interdisciplinary exploration of poetry and drama from a global perspective, the terminology of poetry and drama, interdisciplinary critical approaches, and selected works of criticism leading to the production of aesthetic and critical analyses of works of poetry and drama.
PHI 2000 Critical Thinking 3
  Students examine the basic principles of critical thinking with an emphasis on the use of criteria to evaluate issues; the development of extensive experience in constructing, analyzing, evaluating, and presenting oral and written arguments. Students discover different ways of knowing and exploring philosophical concepts through a variety of interdisciplinary literatures, and apply these concepts in the study of contemporary issues of society in everyday contexts, especially as promulgated in the mass media.
MAT 2320 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 4
  A calculus course with emphasis on techniques, graphs and applications rather than theory. Topics include functions; limits, continuity and rates of change; the derivative; exponential and logarithmic functions; anti-differentiation; the definite integral; and functions of several variables.
GEN 2990 General Education Capstone 3
  General Education Capstone is the culmination of skills and information students have gained through their general education courses. This course will allow students to review knowledge that was gained throughout their college experience and build on that knowledge as they get ready for graduation and beyond. Students will apply research and critical thinking skills to current events which affect all of us and which depend on all of us to make sustaining changes to ensure a healthier environment across all forms of life.
Humanities Elective 9  
Social Science Electives 6  
Math Electives 4  
Science Electives 8  
Total General Education 28  
General Education Electives 26  

Program Snap Shot

 
Total Program Core Credits 54  
Total General Education Credits 28  
Total Electives 38  
Program total 120  

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

Pursue many careers with a Bachelor of Arts in Management from UVI ONLINE.

Potential career paths and positions include:

General and Operations Managers

Sales Managers

Administrative Services Managers

Industrial Production Managers

Transportation Managers

Storage and Distribution Managers

Construction Managers

Social and Community Service Managers

Supply Chain Managers

Security Managers

Loss Prevention Managers

Wind Energy Operations Managers

Wind Energy Project Managers

Cost Estimators

Management Analysts

The median wage in 2016 for sales managers was $117,960. 1

The median wage in 2016 for administrative service managers was $90,050.2

The median wage in 2016 for management analysts was $81,330.3

1https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-2022.00#WagesEmployment

2 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3011.00#WagesEmployment

3https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1111.00#WagesEmployment

EMPLOYERS INCLUDE

  • Banks, investment firms or insurance agencies
  • Small businesses
  • Start-ups – possibly your own
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal