Bachelor’s Degree

Business Management

An affordable bachelor’s degree program to prepare for a career in business administration.

 

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Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management

The BAS in Business Management degree program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and management positions within a variety of businesses and industries.  Students will have the opportunity to continue their education and prepare for advancement opportunities within their business field.  The curriculum includes courses that will provide a solid understanding of organizational leadership and management practices designed to aid and develop the potential of our graduates to be successful leaders in their business environment. General education course credits, as well as technical/occupational course credits from an AAS or AAT degree, can be transferred (upon review) towards GMC’s BAS degree requirements. Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree in Operations Management, Management Information Systems, or an equivalent program can enroll directly into this degree program, as well.

Estimated Annual Cost: $8,820

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.

 

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Career Paths

Business Administrators
Support and oversee teams, problem-solve, develop and implement plans, and meet goals.
Accountants and Auditors
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.
Human Resources Specialists
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

What You Will Learn

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Leadership and management skills needed for communicating and leading organizational change.

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Strategic management concepts to compose and present a formal business report relating to achieving measureable business goals and objectives.

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Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills to develop and manage a project plan centered on solving a business problem.

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Students will formulate business communications that reflect ethics in the business environment.

Leadership. Character. Civility.

Attending GMC is about more than just earning a degree. We prepare our graduates to stand out in the world by teaching leadership skills, character education, and ethics. GMC grads have the grit and determination to be successful in an ever-changing job market.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC Online students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC Online for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

“My GMC Online Enrollment Coach really believed in me, and pushed me to want to do better for myself… One year later, I found myself with a degree and two jobs. I was very quickly able to get myself a new car, put my son in a better school, and eventually buy myself a house. I became an all-around happier and healthier person thanks to GMC Online.”

— Charity Suggs, Graduate

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Concentration Courses

BSM 310 Managerial Accounting | 5qh

This course addresses the use of accounting information by non-financial managers. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of accounting information and the language of financial accounting to participate effectively in business activities such as planning, investment, control, and managerial decision.

BSM 315 Advanced Business Communications | 5qh

This course addresses the importance of excellent communication skills in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on effective and efficient business report writing and presentations that integrate business decision-making and analytical thinking skills into the content.

BSM 325 Organizational Development | 5qh

This course analyzes the forces that drive organizations to change, examines barriers to change, and presents approaches for managers to consider in order to make organizational change more effective. An understanding of change processes and practical skills for becoming an effective change agent will be covered.

BSM 340 Operations Management | 5qh

This course describes the scope of operations management and how it pertains to the whole organization. Qualitative principles and techniques to effective planning and utilization of resources in the operations of manufacturing, research and services are emphasized. Topics include operations strategy, change management, product design, process selection, and planning and controlling the supply chain.

BSM 355 Organizational Leadership | 5qh

This course will present the development of leadership theories from trait, skill, style, situational, and contingency constructs and their utilization by managers and leaders. The content will emphasize the importance the role of both leaders and followers and their interaction with organizational culture and effective performance.

BSM 400 Management Information Systems | 5qh

This course covers essential business aspects of information systems such as networks, databases, the internet, management reporting, and information ethics. Students will examine the use of management information systems, which will include fundamentals of computer-based technology and the use of business-based software for support of managerial decisions.

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BSM 410 Financial Management | 5qh

This is an introductory course in financial analysis and decision-making from a management perspective. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial planning, time, value of money with analysis and computation tools, cash flow analysis, risk and rates of return, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and miscellaneous financial decision- making tools and methods.

BSM 420 Quality Management Systems | 5qh

This course will examine the continuous quality management and improvement philosophy. Topics will include quality assessment, lean manufacturing, six-sigma, quality processes, techniques for charting attribute and variable data, statistical process control, and total quality management.

BSM 460 Marketing for Managers | 5qh

This course helps develop the marketing knowledge and skills necessary for the successful management of an organization. Students will research and discuss marketing concepts, including the development and execution of marketing strategies. The course will focus on formulating a marketing strategy for a variety of enterprises including business-to-business, business-to-government, and public service organizations.

BSM 470 Project Management | 5qh

This course is a general introductory class in project management designed to give students an exposure in general project management concepts. This course is meant to provide students with a framework on which to build project management knowledge. Concepts will include Gantt charts, PERT charts, Critical Path and Critical Chain methods, and understanding how to develop a project budget.

BSM 480 Strategic Management | 5qh

This course covers the strategic planning process from identifying and engaging internal and external stakeholders to the development of a mission statement and identification of goals, objectives, and activities. Topics include, environmental analysis, organizational direction, strategy formulation and implementation, and strategic management theory.

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

Frequently Asked Questions

About This Program


The BAS in Business Management degree program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and management positions within a variety of businesses and industries.  The curriculum includes courses that will provide a solid understanding of organizational leadership and management practices designed to aid and develop the potential of our graduates to be successful leaders in their business environment. General education course credits as well as technical/occupational course credits from an AAS or AAT degree can be transferred (upon review) towards GMC’s BAS degree requirements.

Degree Program Coordinator


Dr. Russell Spears, rspears@gmc.edu

Program Benefits


The BAS in Business Management provides students with a broader knowledge of applied business practices and prepares them for advancement within their business field or to start their own business. Graduates will be prepared to seek career opportunities in middle-management and upper-management within their respective business field.

Cost for the Degree


Average Annual Cost for this Degree:
$8,280

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