Bachelor of Arts in Management (B.A. Mgt)
Of the three bachelor's degree programs offered by MSPS, the Bachelor of Arts in Management (B.A.Mgt.) is the ideal choice for those wishing to pursue a career in business or management.The program offers a strong liberal arts foundation, along with in-depth exposure to both the principles and practices of management and the various functional areas of business enterprises. Prospective students may view a general outline of the B.A.Mgt. degree program as well as a detailed academic worksheet of the academic requirements for the B.A.Mgt. degree.
U.S. Department of Labor data shows that the top three major occupational groups in the D.C. metro area - accounting for almost one-half of the area's total employment - are administrative support, management, and business and financial occupations. The Occupational Outlook Handbook states that employment for workers in management, business, and financial occupations is expected to increase by an impressive 2.2 million positions, or 14.4 percent, between 2004 and 2014. The B.A.Mgt. degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills to help them succeed in these abundant, fast-growing occupations.
Management Core and Business Track Courses
To function effectively as a business professional, one must understand not only the work environment and the internal functioning of organizations, but also the influence of political, social, ethical, international, technological, economic and environmental issues. Ideally, managers are expected to be familiar with each of the major functional areas of business - such as marketing, finance, human resources, etc. - and to have a sound understanding of good management principles and practices.
MSPS's B.A.Mgt. degree program helps current and aspiring managers to meet and exceed these expectations. The course work provides critical exposure to the functional areas of business as well as to management concepts and practices. It also helps to provide students with the ability to think critically, to analyze business situations effectively, and to develop cogent arguments.
When students graduate from the B.A.Mgt. degree program, they should be in an excellent position to leverage their newly-acquired knowledge, in combination with their work experience, to transition into, or to advance in, a managerial position. Once there, the knowledge and skills should help graduates excel in their management positions - whether in the nonprofit, corporate, or government arena.