The Business Management Professional

The Business Management Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in a leading a team whether from the very top of a company, middle management or first-line supervision. Managers at intermediate levels serve as the bridge between their staff and higher management understanding how to execute the project, exercising good judgment over costs and risks but also able to extract and rely on the talent of their team to get things done effectively. Good leaders are key to cultivating positive morale among their staff while also best situated to identify policies or procedures that are not working and improve upon them to benefit both staff and management. Effective managers have unique skill sets that promote collaborative, orderly and productive work environments from which everyone can benefit.


The Business Management Professional Program

Leading a team of colleagues or managing your own staff requires a set of leadership skills that are often few and far between in today’s business culture. Understanding the personalities working for you and with you, while also maneuvering to get the most out of the different skill sets and personalities on your staff is essential to effective leadership and productive management. This collection of skills and knowledge will ensure students understand the delicate balance of leadership, motivation, delegation, and authority while fostering an environment of encouragement and teamwork. From business communication and basic supervision to the fundamentals of leadership and project management, this program ensures students will emerge with the confidence to make the tough decisions managers are faced with every day coupled with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be a true leader.


Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Contrast theories and techniques of managing, motivating, and leading others
  • Analyze the impact of an organization’s culture, environment, and design on management
  • Examine how social responsibility and ethics affect management functions
  • Analyze issues facing managers when performing management functions
  • Examine challenges related to organizational strategies and processes that managers face in today’s business environment
  • Evaluate approaches to communication to best fit an organizational structure
  • Apply theories of leadership and motivation to effectively manage others
  • Assess approaches to controlling organizational performance
  • Examine operations management
  • Describe the key components of the contemporary U.S. and international business environment
  • Describe the role of ethics and social responsibility in the business environment
  • Examine how businesses can be organized and structured
  • Analyze the various functions of and approaches to management
  • Analyze marketing processes, forces, and issues in a business enterprise
  • Examine the key strategies, tools, and issues involved in business operations
  • Examine the key financial concepts involved in the business enterprise
  • Develop a business plan incorporating sound business concepts, systems, and strategies
  • Analyze the competencies and skills needed to be an effective supervisor
  • Explain contemporary workplace considerations with respect to a supervisory role
  • Plan strategically using goal-setting and organizing skills
  • Recommend a staffing, recruiting, and retention strategy
  • Recommend a control process strategy
  • Propose a decision-making strategy
  • Explain motivational leadership in the context of today's workforce
  • Use effective communication strategies
  • Propose group- and-team-building skills
  • Analyze the performance appraisal process
  • Recommend strategies to improve workplace health and safety
  • Propose conflict resolution strategies
  • Analyze factors that impact change management
  • Analyze the supervisor's role in the collective bargaining processes
  • Use Microsoft Office


Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.


National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program at  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.


Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.