Bachelor of Arts – Management

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 :
ACC2010 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I – This course focuses on ways in which accounting principles are used in business operations. Students learn to identify and use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), ledgers and journals and steps of the accounting cycle. This course introduces bank reconciliation methods, balance sheets, assets and liabilities. Students also learn about financial statements, including assets, liabilities and equity. Business ethics are also discussed.
ACC2020 Principles of Accounting II 3
Accounting II – expands on what the student learns in Accounting I. It is focused on corporate accounting. This course discusses how corporations are structured and formed, with an emphasis on corporate characteristics. Stocks, bonds, notes, purchase investments and analysis of financial statements are included, as well as an in-depth look at managerial accounting. Statements of cash flow, budgets, and budget management are also examined.
BUS 1120 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 1120 Introduction to Business – 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. A study of the types of business ownership, a broad overview of business operations and examination of the major segments of business administration. Prerequisites: None
BUS3050 Business Communication 3
BUS 3050 Business Communication (COM1200, ENG1200) – 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.
BUS3510 Business Law 3
BUS 3510 Business Law I (BUS1120) – 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.
BUS4360 Business Policy and Strategy 3
BUS 4360 Business Policy and Strategy (Completion of Degree Requirements) – 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
CIS2100 Management Information Systems 3
CIS2100 Management Information Systems (BUS1120) – Information systems and the strategies for managing them change quickly, but the principles that guide both often remain timeless. These principles form the backbone of this comprehensive survey of the field, designed for a student’s first course in information technology. By presenting the details and the big picture, this course puts the lessons of managing information systems into an understandable context. The overall principle is that the right information, if it is delivered to the right person, in the right fashion, and at the right time, can improve and ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
DSC3250 Business Statistics 3
DSC 3250 Business Statistics (MAT2350) – 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.
DSC4100 Quantitative Analysis 3
DSC 4100 Quantitative Analysis (DSC3250) – 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.
DSC4300 Introduction to Operations Management 3
DSC 4300 Introduction to Operations Management (MGT3010 and DSC3250) – 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.
FIN3010 Fundamentals of Finance 3
FIN 3010 Fundamentals of Finance (ACC2020) – 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.
MGT3010 Principles of Management 3
MGT 3010 Principles of Management (BUS1120) – 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.
MGT3420 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 3420 Human Resource Management (MGT3010) – 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.
MKT3010 Foundations of Marketing 3
MKT 3010 Foundations of Marketing – Introduction to marketing management and analysis; distribution, promotion, pricing, product development, consumer motivation, and market research; case problems.
MGT 3200 Retail Management 3
MGT 3200 Retail Managment – 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
MGT4100 Labor Relations (MGT3420) – This course provides a comprehensive review of the concepts and techniques associated with strategic human resource management (HRM) in an emerging global context. Keys issues examined are the legal, ethical, and regulatory nature of the business environment. Also studied are the specific technical areas of job evaluation, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance appraisal, and employee relations. Of particular importance in the course, will be the examination of such areas as technology, international staffing, and global competition.
MGT 4290 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT4290 Organizational Behavior (MGT3010) – This course introduces students to concepts and principles of organizational behavior. Students investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. Topics addressed include motivation, leadership, communications, group structure and process, attitude and values, and the change process.
MGT 4340 Business & Society 3
Business & Society – This intermediate course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of business and how it relates to society as a whole. The major topics include the corporation in society, the business and the social environment, business and the ethical environment, business and government in a global society, the corporation and the natural environment, business and technological change, and business and the media. A systems-thinking approach is central to the course, wherein business, government, and society are so closely intertwined that an action that affects one will inevitably affect the others. The corporation’s responsibilities to primary and secondary stakeholders, both economic and ethical, are studied in light of various social issues.
Total Program Core 54
Program Electives 12
General Education
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
SSS1000 Student Success – This course provides introduction and orientation to the nature of University education, functions and resources. Topics assist students obtain the necessary skills to attain their educational objectives. Emphasis is on Group process. 1 credit
COM 1190 Interpersonal Communications and Leadership Skills 3
COM 1190 This course explores the challenges of building and maintaining relationships through verbal, nonverbal language, conflict management, perception and listening skills. Ideas are applied to everyday aspects of interaction in both personal and professional relationships. The course also provides an in-depth perspective on communication and the role it plays in everyday challenges.
COM 1200 Introduction Public Speaking 3
COM 1200 Introduction Public Speaking – This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization/ delivery. Topics include effective introductions, conclusions and control over nervousness. In addition, students practice informative and persuasive speeches.
ENG 1200 English Composition I 3
ENG 1200 English Composition I – The writing course that develops critical thinking, investigative research and coherent ideas through the writing of analytical, literary and critical essays and the intense text readings.
ENG2020 Technical Writing 3
ENG2020 Technical Writing – This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process. Students will analyze readings and practice writing for personal and professional applications. This course satisfies the General Education requirement.
ENG2610 World Literature I 3
ENG2610 World Literature I (ENG2020) – 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.
ENG2620 World Literature II 3
ENG2620 World Literature II (ENG2610) – 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.
PHI2000 Critical Thinking 3
PHI2000 Critical Thinking – This course examines critical thinking. Students learn the core skills of effective thinking then analyze argumentative processes, in order to identify weaknesses in thinking and overcome them. With a focus on critical reading, as well as critical thinking, this course prepares students to engage actively with their studies and in society.
MAT2350 Elementary Statistics 3
MAT2350 Elementary Statistics – This intermediate mathematics course presents methods in making analytical decisions using statistics. This course focuses on the characteristics of numerical and categorical data, methods of presentation, and descriptive statistics. Correlation and covariance are presented in the context of business analysis. The course also introduces students to basic methods of sampling and of making inferences using one or two independent samples.
GEN2990 General Education Capstone 3
GEN2990 General Education Capstone – This is the capstone coursework for the Virgin Islands general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, this course helps students’ bridge the gap between broadbased learning and discipline-specific education. Second, the course highlights and incorporates specific skills and knowledge attained through general studies and may assist students achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined. Furthermore, students may better comprehend how to draw and apply information from experience thus leading them to become more actively engaged and socially aware citizens of various communities.
Humanities Elective 9
Social Science Electives 6
Math Electives 3
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 can include:

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