Program Overview

Earning a bachelor’s degree can have a significant impact on the job and salary opportunities available to you. According to the Pew Research Center, the annual earnings for college degree holders are, on average, $17,500 greater than for those with only high school diplomas — a gap that is only expected to increase. More and more, entry-level positions require a bachelor’s degree to even be considered for hire. The online Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Point Park University offers a broad-based education in business fundamentals, preparing you for a number of potential careers.

Curriculum Overview

This fully online program offers a diverse curriculum developed by professionals for professionals, with an emphasis on applicable skills for your career. Instructors bring years of experience and real-world expertise, so you can start making a difference from your first day on the job. Our flexible, fully online format and support from application to graduation mean you can achieve your education goals.

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  • Next Start Date:January 8, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:2-4 Years
  • Credit Hours:123
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$412

Available Concentrations

Entrepreneurship Concentration

For those interested in starting their own business, the entrepreneurship concentration provides needed skills for this rewarding and challenging venture. Courses focus on foundational business topics seen through an entrepreneurial lens. Upon completion, you’ll be better prepared to be an effective entrepreneur in today’s competitive business landscape.

Management Concentration

Interested in pursuing leadership roles in the workplace? The management concentration offers students the skills needed to become a dynamic and impactful leader. With courses in labor relations, operational management and marketing management, you’ll have the skills that today’s employers are looking for.

Thematic Core Courses (42 credits)
  • COMM 101 Oral Communications and Presentation
  • ENGL 101 College Composition
  • UNIV 101 City-University Life
  • Explore the World – Choice 1
  • Explore the World – Choice 2
  • Investigative Science
  • Investigative Mathematics (MATH 180 College Algebra)
  • Interpret Creative Works
  • Understand People – Choice 1 (PSYC 150 Psych Foundations)
  • Understand People – Choice 2
  • Succeed in Business
  • Appreciate and Apply the Arts
  • Discover Technology (CMPS 114 Problem Solving with IT)
  • Capstone

*Math course level dependent on results of placement exam.
**One Writing Intensive course in addition to ENGL 101 is required for graduation.

Departmental Major Requirements (57 credits)
  • ACCT 101 Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 Introductory Accounting II
  • ACCT 203 Managerial Accounting
  • BMGT 101 Introduction to Business
  • BMGT 201 Business Law I
  • BMGT 202 Business Law II
  • BMGT 205 Principles of Marketing
  • BMGT 207 Human Resource Management
  • BMGT 208 Principles of Management
  • BMGT 221 Bus. Comm. & Research
  • BMGT 300 Corporate Finance
  • BMGT 310 Management Science
  • BMGT 417 Strategic Planning
  • CMPS 116 MicroComputing I
  • CMPS 330 Electronic Commerce I
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 175 Elementary Statistics
  • Human Science 200+ elective
General Elective Requirements (6 credits)
  • Electives provide students with the opportunity to study content areas that meet personal, professional, or vocational interests.
Management Concentration Requirements (18 credits)
  • BMGT 316 Labor/Management Relations
  • BMGT 406 Oper/Prod/Quality Management
  • BMGT 411 Adv. Marketing Management
  • (3) additional electives from ACCT, BMGT, CMPS, ECON, PADM
Entrepreneurship Concentration Requirements (18 credits)
  • BMGT 332 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • BMGT 336 Entrepreneurial Regulation
  • BMGT 452 Global Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • BMGT 454 Adv. Entrepreneurial Applications
  • CMPS 300 Information Technology for Mgrs.
  • (1) elective from ACCT, BMGT, ECON, PADM

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Management program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Degree admission requires a satisfactory transcript from either a high school or postsecondary institution. Transcripts from postsecondary institutions must include a minimum of 12 earned credits or six months of training. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for admission by the program director based on additional information in support of the application.
  2. The university reserves the right to require an interview or supplementary materials for any applicant (degree or non-degree) and to use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 34 percent of jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, and that number is only growing. Earning a business management degree can offer you the credentials and experience you need to secure your place in today’s workforce. Upon graduation, you will be qualified for critical business roles, such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Consultant
  • Account Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Financial Analyst
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