Organizational Management

Bachelor of Science

About This Program

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. Students admitted to the program will typically have completed at least 48 credit hours of college credits from accredited institutions, Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DANTES, military experience, or prior work experience in an organization. Exceptions may be made in special cases.

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, and human resource management skills and the information systems 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 and Procedures section of this catalog, each graduating student will be able to:

  1. Speak with confidence, clarity and conciseness.
  2. Research, prepare, and deliver professional presentations.
  3. Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics (punctuation) and usage (sentence structure and vocabulary).
  4. Correctly and ethically present scholarly writings utilizing the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Utilize quantitative, qualitative and scientific reasoning for solving problems.
  6. Demonstrate effective information literacy and communication with valid and reliable research in an effort to effectively problem solve and make decisions in organizations.
  7. Apply ethical standards as required by business management professionals.
  8. Evaluate how individuals and groups influence and interact with an organization.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of how individuals and groups influence an organization.


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.