Bachelor of Science Degree
Build a foundation of professional business knowledge with this accelerated online business degree covering all key areas of business operations including marketing, economics, finance, management of business systems and information, change management, and human resource management. This robust curriculum is for adult learners with organizational life experience that can be applied to studies. The program is offered as an accelerated cohort and all courses are 4 credit hours.
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Courses in the major include:
Learn the basics of provision of goods and services to consumers. Topics include customary business technology, resources, terminology and concepts.
In this course, students learn how to create and deliver effective messages across multiple business entities. Communication topics include best practices for composing, transmitting, and interpreting messages. Additional areas of focus include how to articulate your thoughts clearly, persuasive communication, active listening, professional writing, and integrating social media with business communication.
In this course, students learn how to set strategy and coordinate efforts of employees to accomplish the objectives of the business. Management topics include interpreting key performance indicators; linking actions, behaviors, and consequences; and optimizing business performance. Additional skill areas of focus include analytical skills, inductive reasoning, and critical thinking.
In this course, students learn how to manage employment-related aspects of the business. Human resource topics include employee recruitment, establishing policies and procedures, and managing performance issues. Additional skill areas of focus include negotiation, conflict management, conflict resolution, and collaboration.
In this course, students learn how to create, communicate, and deliver effective messaging and information that has value for business stakeholders. Marketing topics include ethical and legal implications of decisions, best practices for traditional, digital, and social media marketing, and analyzing marketing data to maximize business performance. Additional skill areas of focus include marketing and communications technology, and digital media.
In this course, students learn how to analyze the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics topics include systems and design thinking, performance analytics, and crafting a business strategy. Additional areas of focus include techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods and services.
In this course, students learn how to manage risk and uncertainty based on the assets, liabilities, and capital of the business. Finance topics include financial statement analysis, predicting opportunities and identifying risks, and establishing rates of return. Additional skill areas of focus include business analysis, policy analysis, bookkeeping, and insurance.
Learn how to apply techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods and services. Course topics include contemporary computer applications, as well as how to apply new technical knowledge to the business.
In this course, students demonstrate mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities learned over the duration of their study in the program. By completing a contemporary business simulation, students will demonstrate business competencies by managing a business in the simulation.
This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
Consult with your Enrollment Counselor to determine your eligible credits as well as to verify minimum requirements for your degree. Transfer credits must be from a regional accredited college or university. Bellevue University makes no promises to prospective students regarding the acceptance of credit awarded by examination, credit for prior learning, or credit for transfer until an evaluation has been conducted.