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Organizational Management, Bachelor of Science

This Fusion program combines online and face-to-face learning and also recognizes prior college-level learning. The program is designed for students who wish to complete their degree in less time than is possible with traditional courses and class schedules.

Purpose

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Organizational Management (BSOM) is a unique degree completion program designed to meet the educational needs of working adults with some college credits from accredited institutions or from work or military experience. The program is conducted in a condensed time frame with an instructional schedule tailored to accommodate busy lifestyles. The program will help students develop the relevant skills needed to manage organizations in today’s job market. Students will develop strong communication and leadership skills and develop an ethical approach to business and life.

Program of Study

The BSOM core courses will be conducted in an accelerated format with a sequence of three-credit courses each completed over a five-week period. Most BSOM core courses are in the “hybrid” format with 20 hours of classroom instruction and at least 20 hours of online instruction.

The program courses are offered in a logical sequence and cover most major aspects of organizational management. The program starts with emphasis on organizational behavior, communications, ethics, human resource management skills and business analytics necessary to coordinate the management of these functions. The sequence continues with emphasis on the management skills needed for marketing, finance, global business challenges, and operations and project management. The program concludes with gaining an understanding of current business situations and problems and the completion of student projects designed to develop the skills necessary to identify, analyze and make recommendations to solve organizational problems.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, each graduating student will be able to:

  1. Maximizing wealth through revenue improvement and cost reduction by optimizing the blend of human resources, materials, systems and equipment.
  2. Demonstrate effective information literacy in the synthesis of the principles and practices of Organizational Management concepts to contribute to the success of their organization.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through clear, concise, verbal, written, and electronic formats.
  4. Apply appropriate ethical standards as required by professionals in a business environment.
  5. Utilize technology and quantitative techniques to solve basic and critical issues in business.

Continuing to Graduate Programs

Students interested in seeking an MBA or MS in Accounting once they have completed their Organizational Management degree must take BAC 101 and BAC 102 prior to graduating for an MBA. For an MS in Accounting, students need to take BAC 101, BAC 102, BAC 201, and BAC 202 prior to graduating.


Curriculum - General Education Requirements


English Composition (12 Credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ENG 310 Research Writing

Humanities (6 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

BBM 319 Business Ethics

VMG 313 Aesthetics of Film

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

TEC 215 Basic Photography

COM 245 Writing for the Media

Culinary Arts Elective

Drama Elective

Ethnic Studies Elective

Fine Arts Elective

Foreign Language Elective

History Elective

Humanities Elective

Literature Elective

Music Elective

Philosophy Elective

Religion Elective

Social Science (6 credits)

ECO 101, ECO 102, or ECO 105

Choose (1) course below (See Specific Program Requirements):

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Mathematics (3 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

Natural Science (3 or 4 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

Computer Operations (3 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

Critical Analysis (3 Credits)

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Citizenship (3 Credits)

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

All College of Business students are to take HUM 381.

Organizational Management Program Core (42 credits)

The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of “C” for these program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than “C” in any indicated program core course must retake that course.

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 400 Current Topics in Business Leadership

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 412 Project Management

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BMK 305 Marketing

FIN 304 Applications of Corporate Finance

HRM 310 Organizational Development

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

BBM 407 Organizational Project

The prerequisite requirement for BBM 407 is the successful completion of all Organizational Management Core courses.

Business Elective (3 credits)

(Upper level 300-400)

Free Electives (36 credits)

Free electives may include transfer credits, courses from the Wilmington University catalog or approved prior learning assessment credits. The remaining credits may be completed at any time prior to, during, or after completion of the core program requirements. Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.


Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

Semester 1

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Free Elective

OR

FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

Semester 2

BBM 201 Principles of Management

Humanities Elective

Social Science Elective

Social Science Elective

Sophomore

Semester 1

ENG Elective

OR

LIT Elective

Humanities Elective

Natural Science Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Semester 2

ECO 101 Economics I

OR

ECO 102 Economics II

OR

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

HRM 310 Organizational Development

Humanities Elective

Free Elective

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

Junior

Semester 1

BBM 320 Business Communications

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

Free Elective

Free Elective

Semester 2

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

BMK 305 Marketing

Free Elective

Free Elective

Senior

Semester 1

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 412 Project Management

FIN 304 Applications of Corporate Finance

Free Elective

Semester 2

BBM 400 Current Topics in Business Leadership

BBM 407 Organizational Project

Upper Level Business Elective

Free Elective

Social Science Elective


Organizational Management Completion Degree

Curriculum

Transfer students who hold an associate degree from a partner institution are required to take the following Organizational Management courses. A maximum of 75 transfer credits can be accepted into the program; 45 credits must be completed at Wilmington University. If you have fewer than 75 transfer credits, you will take electives to fulfill the degree requirements necessary for the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management.

Organizational Management Core

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 400 Current Topics in Business Leadership

BBM 407 Organizational Project

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 412 Project Management

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BMK 305 Marketing

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

FIN 304 Applications of Corporate Finance

HRM 310 Organizational Development

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

2 courses from the following prefixes

BAC, BBA, BBM, BLA, BMK, FIN, HRM, NFP

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.