Program Overview

Why a post-baccalaureate business management degree?

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:August 24, 2019
  • Est. Program Length:2-3 Years
  • Credit Hours:45
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$480

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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 210 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 220 – 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 316 – Labor/Management Relations
  • BMGT 338 – Operations Mgmt/QA
  • BMGT 340 – Org Behav W/Topics in Mgt
  • BMGT 481 – Business Models of Organiz.
  • 2 CMPS Elective Courses (6 credits)
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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 history and evolution of American labor and labor unions including industrial relations problems. Prerequisite: BMGT 207.
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Introduction to and application of financial accounting concepts relating to the importance of accounting in business and the application of generally accepted accounting principles related to the collection, recording, analysis, interpretation and reporting of financial accounting information. Prerequisite: MATH 180.
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Introduction to and application of managerial accounting concepts related to the use and interpretation of accounting data in decision making. Prerequisite: ACCT 210.
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Students will study concepts of operations management. Students will learn to use statistical techniques and quantitative analysis to apply to business type problems. Topics will include: Project management (PERT), use of formulas/mathematical equations/probability to make business decisions, models such as linear programming, forecasting, and basic inventory models.
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Examines the role of individual and group behavior within work organizations. Review the traditional theories of management. Topics will include motivation, leadership, group behavior, organizational structure, conflict management, and resistance to change.
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The capstone class requires students to interpret knowledge gained throughout their coursework in the University core and major program in order to conceptualize a business model (mission/vision/values), analyze a company’s business model, and create a business operations plan for a theoretical organization. An e-Portfolio will be utilized for assessment purposes. Prerequisites: ACCT, BMGT, or ECON/FIN Major. 90 or more credit hours. ACCT 101 & 102; BMGT 201, 202, 300; ECON 201, 202; and any 1 course in the student’s concentration area.

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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