Program Overview

Get the edge you need to advance in your career in less than a year with the online Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Point Park University. Designed for students seeking to further develop their business skills, the online post baccalaureate in business management serves as a second baccalaureate degree. Gain the qualifications you need to be a more competitive candidate, all while attending classes in a convenient format that works around your schedule. With a post baccalaureate in business management, you’ll train to successfully advance in your career.

Curriculum Overview

The fully online post baccalaureate in business management program is designed to help you become a competitive professional in the business world. Students will master the foundations of topics such as economics, accounting, business law, marketing, human resources and corporate finance. Taught by experienced professionals, the online post baccalaureate in business management curriculum is designed to be immediately applicable outside the classroom.

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  • Next Start Date:January 7, 2018
  • Est. Program Length:2-3 Years
  • Credit Hours:45
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$433
 
Prerequisites (12 credits)
  • MATH 175 – Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 180 – College Algebra
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
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Data analysis and charts, rules of probability, conditional probability, distributions, random variables, sampling, confidence interval estimates, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation. Students enrolling in this course should have a background in college preparatory algebra, including high school Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent.
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This college level algebra course includes the study of linear, polynomial, rational, radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Other topics include inequalities, factoring, systems of equations, complex numbers, and applications. Students enrolling in this course should have a background in college preparatory algebra, including high school Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent.
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An introductory analysis of economic theory as applied to fiscal and monetary policy affairs.
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An introduction to the pricing and allocation mechanism of the classical market economy.
Departmental Major Requirements (45 credits)
  • ACCT 101 – Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 – Introductory Accounting II
  • ACCT 203 – Managerial Accounting
  • 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 300 – Corporate Finance
  • BMGT 303 – International Business
  • BMGT 310 – Management Science
  • BMGT 316 – Labor/Management Relations
  • BMGT 417 – Strategic Planning
  • 2 CMPS Elective Courses (6 credits)
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The basic principles and procedures for gathering, recording, summarizing and interpreting accounting data.
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General accounting principles, special procedures for manufacturing operations and analysis of financial and fund statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 101.
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Use of accounting information for management planning and control and the interpretation of accounting data as a management tool. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.
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An introduction to the law in general and a survey of the law as it relates to business transactions including the law of contracts, agency and employment, personal property, bailments, real property, wills, descendants’ estates, trusts and international law. Prerequisite: BMGT 101.
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A survey of the law as it relates to business transactions including the law of sales, the Uniform Commercial Code, consumer law, commercial papers, partnerships, corporations, antitrust, labor, environmental, secured transactions, bankruptcy, insurance and administrative law. Prerequisite: BMGT 201.
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Study of functions, institutions, marketing structure tools, career opportunities and the preparation of a complete marketing campaign for a job.
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Selection procedures, training techniques, wage and salary administration, fringe benefits, grievance procedures and disciplinary action. Prerequisites: BMGT 101; PSYC 150.
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Choose from the following:

  • BMGT 271 The Money Thing: Life and Finances During and After College
  • BUS 404 Business Ethics
  • CMPS 330 Electronic Commerce
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
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The problems associated with the effective management of capital. Includes the development of corporations, legal aspects, securities market, and financial planning and development. Prerequisites: BMGT 101; ACCT 102; MATH 175.
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An overview of business practices in the international arena which acquaints students with the complexities of international business. Analysis of such topics as global interdependencies, the working of multinational enterprises and other concerns reflecting the variety of socio-economic environments in which transnational institutions function. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
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The basic operations of research technology used in managerial and statistical decision-making: mathematical programming, inventory models and queuing theory. Dual listed as ECON 312. Prerequisites: MATH 175, MATH 180.
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The history and evolution of American labor and labor unions including industrial relations problems. Prerequisite: BMGT 207.
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A presentation of the concepts and procedures of strategic planning. Discussion relates strategic planning to the analysis of the external environment and an assessment of the internal strengths and weaknesses of the organization. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Post-Bac B.S. in Business Management program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Degree admission requires a bachelor’s degree. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is also 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 use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes


Business Analyst

Business analysts are responsible for helping companies and organizations run more efficiently by examining financial data. They often consult with upper management, coordinate financial projects, analyze budgets and cash flow projections, and provide solutions to the problems they find. Business analysts may work in finance, banking, information technology or other relevant fields.

Account Manager

Account managers are sales professionals charged with handling relationships with clients of their companies. They are responsible for onboarding clients and ensuring customer satisfaction, developing business opportunities, staying up to date on industry trends, promoting company offerings and more. Account managers must possess strong interpersonal skills and be effective in public speaking.

Financial Analyst

Financial analysts are responsible for helping businesses and individual investors make sound investment decisions. They may provide portfolio recommendations, determine the value of financial statements, evaluate financial data, prepare reports and perform other tasks to help clients earn profit. Financial analysts often work in banks, insurance companies, securities firms, and pension and mutual funds.

Sales Consultant

Sales consultants work to find customers for their company’s products or services. They often travel for their jobs to meet clients, recommend and describe products, and demonstrate the care and use of the items they sell. Sales consultants must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasized talent in listening and empathy.

Human Resources Manager

Human resources managers oversee administrative functions as they relate to employees within a company or organization. This may include deciding how to best use workforce talents, organizing benefits programs, consulting with managers on human resources issues, overseeing the hiring process and serving as a link between higher management and support staff. Human resources managers may focus specifically on areas such as work in union settings, payroll departments or recruitment.

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