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Bachelor of Science inManagement

Program Overview

The constantly changing marketplace makes the skills of leadership and management incredibly valuable. Effective management can be the difference between a great success and a great failure. Today’s most successful companies and corporations are always on the lookout for leaders who can manage the day-to-day operations of their business. Strong managers will always have a wealth of opportunities available to them.

Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program is created just for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. Our online Bachelor of Science in Business Management program offers convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality. In addition to competitive tuition rates, you won’t have any book costs because courses in the GOAL programs use Open Educational Resources (OER), digital, openly licensed content. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

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Our courses will prepare you for the quick pace of today’s business world. You will gain the tools needed to become a strong and effective leader in a variety of situations. This program will also open a variety of job opportunities, and help take you from an entry-level position into management.

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“I was really excited when Grace offered the GOAL program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”

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Management Courses

GOL 3000 Adult Learner
GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium
GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace
GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace
GOL 3400 Principles of Management
GOL 3500 Business Law
GOL 3600 The Human Factor
GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics
GOL 4200 Fundamentals of Finance
GOL 4300 The Dynamic Organization
GOL 4400 Operations Management
GOL 4500 Information Technology Management
GOL 4600 Applied Research
GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities, and technology. Experiential learning portfolio instruction is also provided, if applicable. Three hours.

Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.

In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.

Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.

This course will survey the role of managers in organization: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. We will explore leadership styles and techniques, preparing students to solve problems and apply effective decision-making processes in their environments. Three hours.

Students study the basic legal principles which control modern business transactions. Additionally, the course deals with such topics as contracts, agencies, employment, negotiable instruments, property, sales, and business relations with government. Three hours.

Students will be exposed to major theories of human resource management and contemporary trends in recruiting, training, motivating, and retaining a productive workforce. The legal, psychological, social, and economic issues related to managing people will also be addressed. Three hours.

Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.

This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretive skill set development will focus on strategic planning, assessing risk, and applying effective budgeting controls. Three hours.

The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today’s economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and in their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will be explored in the context of organizational development. Three hours.

Students will learn how to use mathematics, statistics, and various computer packages to solve common business problems. Three hours.

This course will primarily focus on understanding and utilizing information technology and information systems within the organization from a managerial perspective. Three hours.

This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.

This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.

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The instructors in all GOAL programs use OER in place of traditional textbooks. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to all students in this degree program.

Unlimited Access to Learning Resources

Because OER is easily customized for a specific course or topic, our instructors can curate innovative content from multiple authors and perspectives. In addition, OER often feature multimedia and other dynamic elements, so you can learn with interactive, engaging course content. This program’s use of OER allows coursework to fit today’s student needs, providing a better, unique learning experience.

Customized Courses So You Can Achieve More

Grace’s commitment to providing OER for GOAL students ensures that you receive the best education possible. Using the latest resources and enhanced coursework, our expert faculty can create an adaptable curriculum specifically for your chosen degree program. Because you will have access to the most relevant content, you can be sure you are gaining the right skills for career success.

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