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BBA in Management

Welcome to the Department of Management and Business. You have many choices, and we are very pleased that you have chosen the Woodbury University School of Business for your BBA. Knowing that, we are here for you and we aim to give you the best possible Management education and the best possible customer service.

The mission of the Department of Business & Management is to be recognized as a premier student-centered business management program. We want our students to become leaders who have ethical values, a global outlook, and effective communication skills. We facilitate their education in an environment that emphasizes technology, diversity, and collaboration.

• Why learn management?

People who plan, organize, coordinate, motivate, lead and communicate are providing necessary services that make our world work. Those people are known as managers, and when they perform those services both ethically and globally, great value has been added at all levels of our world-wide community. This is why we are here and why we strive to educate you to be a high quality leader and manager.

• Why major in management?

Management majors learn skills in the various functions of business, such as accounting, finance, and marketing, but learn to use them globally and ethically through effective planning, organizing, leading, communicating, and motivating.

• How do students learn in management classes?

Our management majors learn through the intellectual contributions and teaching skills of excellent faculty members, team experiences, management simulations and business internships. Our class sizes are small and our faculty members engage in close teacher/learner relationships with students both in and out of class.

• What are the results of the study of management?

Students who graduate with a BBA will qualify for beginning professional management positions in business and not-for-profit organizations, in private and public sector organizations.

Interested in a Woodbury BBA in Management? Visit our Admissions Page.


Curriculum

Faculty

Professional Affiliations


Curriculum Summary

Required courses for Business Core(BBA) 12 36
Required courses in Major 7 21
Required internship in Management 1 3
Elective courses in Major 3 9
General Education Electives 17 51
Unrestricted Electives 2 6
Minimum courses/semester units required 42 126

Core Courses

MGMT 100 – Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship (BBA Core)
This course allows students to discover how a business works and how it impacts society. Business is studied as an integral part of a total social, political and economic environment in all its various functional areas: accounting, finance, management, marketing, human relations, and how these interact. It explores how entrepreneurs find, screen, and evaluate ideas for new business opportunities. A key part of the course focuses on student teams’ development of a business plan for a new venture.
Prerequisites: None.

MGMT 110 – Legal Environment of Business (BBA Core)
The course prepares students to make viable decisions with in the legal and ethical framework. Subjects include the nature of law and legal process; business and the regulatory environment; administrative law of contracts and torts; statutory and common law, antitrust, partnerships and corporations, environment law, consumer protection and employment law.
Prerequisite: MGMT 100, Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship and WRIT 111, Academic Writing I.

MGMT 301 - Organizational Communication
The practice of written and oral skills as applied to human relations in an organizational setting. Emphasis is on the principles of effective listening, perceptual processes in communications, including an awareness of current issues such as the role of electronic media and communication processes within an organization. Prerequisites: MGMT 100, Management and Organizational Behavior, COMM 120, Public Speaking and WRIT 112, Academic Writing II.

MGMT 326 - Management and Organizational Behavior (BBA Core)
This course is a comprehensive overview of the management process and organizational behavior. The focus of the course is on understanding and managing human behavior in organizations. Topics include: fundamentals of planning, organizing; organizational culture and leadership; motivation; communication, managing across cultures; ethics and social responsibility; human resource management and development; interpersonal skills; teamwork and group dynamics; diversity; power and politics; authority and influence; managing change and conflict. High level of participation is garnered through the use of cases, simulations, discussion, and the class itself is viewed as a virtual organization. Prerequisites: MGMT 100, Fundamentals of Business Entrepreneurship and WRIT 112, Academic Writing II.

MGMT 336 – Management Information Systems (BBA Core)
This course analyzes the role played by information systems in a successful organization at the strategic level where information technologies and systems can provide major competitive opportunities, and at the operational level where the continuous flow of useful data and information is vital to managers. Students will develop the skills to use available information channels effectively and initiate new ones when the need arises. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 345 - Global Enterprise
This course is an introduction to international business, including a review of those aspects of international economics, finance and trade affecting international business decisions and operations. Topics include multinational enterprises, legal, political and socio-cultural considerations and a survey of managerial solutions for recent and future trends in international business. Lecture. Prerequisites: ECON 203, Macroeconomics and ECON 204, Microeconomics, and MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 350 - Business Ethics (BBA Core)
This course explores the process of ethical decision-making in organizations. It emphasizes the development and application of moral concepts in the resolution of ethical dilemmas faced by managers and entrepreneurs and addresses the issue of social responsibility in worldwide capitalist economic system. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 110, Legal Environment of Business and PHIL 201, Introduction to Philosophy or PHIL 210 Ethical Systems, and MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 400 - Operations Methods in Value Chain Management (BBA Core)
Value Chain Management looks at the entire stream of value-adding units and activities in an organization. The categories include the primary line management activities from inbound logistics, production, marketing and sales, outbound services, and return actions. It also includes staff functions such as HR, infrastructure concerns, development, and purchasing. The course focuses on the quantitative techniques utilized by managers in these areas for problem-solving and decision-making in business, including areas such as linear programming models, inventory and production models, decision making and project scheduling under certainty and uncertainty, transportation and trans-shipment techniques, decision tree construction and analysis, and PERT-CPM. Prerequisite: MA 220: Business Mathematics, MA 226: Business Statistics, and MG 336 Management Information Systems.

MGMT 461- Leadership Theory and Practice (BBA Core)
An examination of current theory in the burgeoning field of leadership studies. Leadership skills and their place in human resources management. Ideas of self-awareness, understanding the role of the leader, sensitivity to individuals and groups. The significance and implementation of vision statements; a study of inspiration versus domination; motivation versus manipulation. Creation of positive self-image and group identity. Lecture, case study, experiential exercises and group process. Lecture. Prerequisite: MG 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MG 483 - Business Policy and Strategy (BBA Core)
This course is the “capstone” course for business majors. It provides an opportunity to integrate previous studies in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, production, and management. Organizations are analyzed with respect to the effectiveness and appropriateness of strategies and goals in each of the functional areas and the synergies of the functional areas for achieving optimal results consistent with their respective missions. The major topics covered include: competitive analysis, the strategic management process, the role of the chief executive officer, strategy formulation and decision making, and strategy implementation. Lecture. Prerequisites: Senior standing and at least having completed 9 BBA core courses, and most major designated courses. Note: A minimum grade of C or better in this course is required to graduate.

MGMT 490 - Management Internship
Practical experience in management. On-the-job experience is complemented by an academic requirement and periodic meetings with Internship Coordinator. Student is required to complete a contract in advance of registration, perform at least 120 hours in the internship and submit an application, weekly reports, mid-term and end-of-term evaluations by the student and the supervisor, and a minimum ten page report of the experience. Prerequisite: Management major with senior standing and contract approved by the Internship Coordinator and/or the Management Department chair.

Some Electives

MGMT 327 – Human Resources Management
Basic principles underlying formulation and administration of human resource management, such as recruitment, selection, orientation, training, development, compensation, benefits, safety and health. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 330 - Managerial Persuasion
This course provides an understanding of the theory and processes of bargaining, persuading and negotiation in organizational settings. Students develop skills through extensive case analyses, role playing and simulations. Designed for the broad spectrum of bargaining problems typically encountered in business. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 301, Organizational Communications and MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 335 - Managing Workplace Diversity
This course familiarizes students with the implications of the increasing workplace diversity in the United States. It explores the complex interplay of ethnic, racial, gender, and other forms of diversity in organizations and its implications for decision making and organizational change. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior, and Junior Standing.

MGMT 340 - Social & Political Environment of Business
This course is designed to explore the relationship between business and government in the United States. Through this course, the influence of environmental forces on business institutions and the impact of corporations on their environment will be studied. A central theme will be how business-society interaction changes the way companies are managed. Topics include business ethics, social responsibility, environmental policy, regulation, consumerism, affirmative action, politics, and current trends in organizational structures. Lecture. MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 360 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
This course provides an overview of the basic principles and processes of entrepreneurship. The entire entrepreneurial process is investigated, including conceptualizing, identifying and quantifying opportunities, and examining tax and legal considerations. Topics include start-up opportunity analysis/assessment, self-appraisal of entrepreneurial characteristics and leadership potential, the business plan, financing and raising capital, building and leading an effective organization. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 100, Introduction to Business.

MGMT 364 Family Business Management
This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of managing the interests of two distinct yet overlapping institutions: the firm and the family. Key topics include understanding the uniqueness of family business in terms of culture, stages of evolution, career planning, business ownership, family structure, sibling rivalry, insurance and legal issues, and organizational issues such as succession and estate planning. Real world family cases are examined in depth and local family business owners serve as invited speakers. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 366 - Small Business Management
This course focuses on practical solutions to common problems and decisions facing the small business manager. Topics include raising capital, organization, record keeping and accounting, personnel management, inventory control, marketing and sales, and taxes. Lecture. Prerequisite: ACCT 205, Principles of Accounting I.

MGMT 367 - New Venture Creation
This course focuses on the pre-start-up, start-up, and early growth of business ventures. Subject matter of the course is organized around the following themes: seeking and evaluating opportunities for new ventures, leveraging resources to convert those opportunities into viable businesses, and developing appropriate entry and exit strategies. Taking an applied approach, each student interviews a local entrepreneur and develops a detailed business plan for a new venture that they believe in and the one that has the potential to impress a prospective investor. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 360, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.

MGMT 370 - Topics in Management
Topics focus on current issues in management. Lecture. Prerequisites: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior, Sophomore standing, and permission of the instructor.

MGMT 375 - International Field Experience
Designed to give students interested in international business the opportunity to travel internationally in order to observe and analyze, first-hand, aspects of the global business environment. Prerequisites: Approval by the instructor and payment of deposit.

MGMT 420 - Compensation and Benefits Management
Techniques of wage/salary administration. Review of job analysis, job descriptions, job design as foundations for job analysis. Methods and techniques of job evaluation. Methods of determining appropriate pay ranges. Employee benefits as part of pay. Performance appraisal as the basis for incentive plans. Lecture. Prerequisites: MA 221, Statistics and MGMT 327, Human Resource Management.

MGMT 460 - Managing Change and Conflict
A theoretical foundation for the change process with practice in the application of concepts to genuine situations through the case-study method and simulations. Study of the dynamics of change in individuals, groups and organizations, focusing on theory, research and current practices in facilitating the change process. Study of conflict versus confrontation; development of skills needed to plan and augment change. Testing of theories learned through group and individual projects such as role-playing, interviewing, real-life change incidents and the group decision process. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 326, Management and Organizational Behavior.

MGMT 465 - International Management
Identification, analysis and resolution of managerial issues of organization and policy for global managers, both here and abroad. Emphasis is placed on the special problems of adaptation to different sociological, cultural, legal, political and economic forces. Lecture. Prerequisite: MGMT 345, Global Enterprise.

MGMT 474: Project Management
This course examines characteristics, problems, techniques and methods of Project Management. Projects are typically short term and high tempo in nature and must be conducted within cost, scope, and time constraints. The course provides conceptual and concrete operational tools for projects and decision-making in organizations using Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (“PERT”), Critical Path Method (“CPM”), and MS Project Systems. Students will study project management textbooks, learn project management software, and analyze project management problems and cases. Prerequisites: MG 336 Management Information Systems (can be taken in tandem).

Bob Bjorklund, PhD, has taught at Woodbury University since 1999, first as an adjunct professor and in full-time service since 2004 as Associate Professor and Chair. He currently serves as Coordinator of the Management Department. He earned a PhD in Management at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst MA and taught there, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Utica, Rider University, and New York University before joining Woodbury University. Additionally, Dr. Bjorklund managed and owned commercial investment real estate firms in New Jersey and presently serves as a California Probate Referee. His specialty teaching area at Woodbury University is strategic management (MBA & BBA) with a growing emphasis on organizational structure and operations management.

Angelo A. Camillo, PhD, is Associate Professor of Strategic Management. He has over 35 years of international hospitality management experience and has worked and lived in ten countries and four continents. He holds an undergraduate degree from Heidelberg (Germany)School of Hotel Management, a MBA degree from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma State University. He teaches courses in Strategy, Global Enterprise Management, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, and special topics in Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Business Development. His research encompasses three streams of interest that reflect his specializations and courses he teaches:Strategic Management (Mainstream), Industry Specific, and Cross-disciplinary. Research topics include Strategic and International Management, Food and Wine Business, Marketing Best Practice, Social Responsibility, and Ethics.

Nathan Garrett, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology. His research focuses on educational technology and assessment. While primarily teaching the “Management of IT” courses for the business school, he also is deeply interested in entrepreneurship and Internet startups.  He earned his PhD and MS from Claremont Graduate University, and BS from LeTourneau University.

Virginia Green, PhD, has more than 20 years of leadership experience running businesses, building global brands and guiding other growth-oriented companies. An accomplished corporate CEO strategist and marketer, her vision and expertise in business performance have driven notable enterprise growth in the retail, manufacturing, and general consumer goods sectors. Her achievements have been featured in New York Stern Business columns, as well as other business media. Virginia’s exceptional record of accomplishment of business improvement is based on her philosophy of total enterprise engagement in change. Virginia received her PhD, MA, MBA and MA from New York University, New York Institute of Technology and Capella University.

Svetlana Holt, EdD, has fifteen years’ experience in corporate training for performance improvement, quality control, small business administration, database management, student support, and new curricula design and evaluation. She is a registered practitioner for Mayer-SaloveyCaruso emotional intelligence model of organizational development. Her research and publications topics include leadership in multicultural settings, emotional intelligence as it relates to organizational performance, and academic achievement in higher education. Dr. Holt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Germanic Philology, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. She holds memberships inDelta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration, Phi Delta Kappa International Honor Society for Educators, and the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Alexandra Saba, Licensed Psychologist, serves as Assistant Professor in the area of Management and Organizational Behavior, and Global Enterprise. She holds a BS and MA from Northern Arizona University, and an MC, Arizona State University. She is the coordinator of Business Professional Women of Woodbury, BPWOW. She has been highly instrumental in initiating and coordinating the annual business etiquette dinner for all Woodbury students. She has won the Dora Kirby Award for her long time contributions to Woodbury University.

Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

Woodbury University’s School of Business carefully selects a small group of business students – undergraduate and graduate – who have demonstrated excellence in their scholastic output.
DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY is an International Honor Society in Business Administration at four-year universities and colleges. The organization was founded in 1913 at the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, New York University, New York.

Mission of DMD:
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership.

The purpose of the Delta Mu Delta honor society is to promote higher education in business ad-ministration by recognizing and rewarding scholastic accomplishment.

Delta Mu Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. As the highest international recognition our business students can earn, it is appropriate to include DMD membership on one’s resume and to wear the Key and display the certificate and other regalia with pride.

Delta Mu Delta membership is awarded to the top 20% of our Business School graduates in the Bachelor and MBA programs. Since 2000, Woodbury’s School of Business runs the Chapter “Theta Omega” of this honor society.

The DMD team consists of Dr. Satinder Dhiman, Dr. Tahmoures Afshar, Ms. Lori McCall, and Ms. Joy Tabuchi. 



Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO)

Woodbury University’s School of Business is the proud home to a Chapter of CEO. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is the premier global entrepreneurship network, which aims to serve about 30,000 students through 400 chapters and affiliated student organizations at colleges and universities. CEO’s vision is to help students achieve their entrepreneurial dreams and goals.
The mission of CEO is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Some benefits of being a member of CEO are:

  • Global access to a network of fellow collegiate entrepreneurs
  • Continuous updates through an organizational electronic and print newsletter
  • Discounted registration fees to the Annual CEO Conference
  • Access to website chat rooms featuring renowned entrepreneurs
  • Access to world class Internet information
  • Communication on entrepreneurial topics using website message boards
  • Invitation to compete in student entrepreneur competitions
  • Chapter development support
  • Leadership training
  • Discounts on products and services

Members of the Woodbury CEO Chapter meet on a regular basis and are instrumental in university networking events with current students and alumni.

The adviser for CEO is Mr. Bud Walker.



The Society of Accounting and Business (WUSAB)

This organization enables Accounting and Business students to build lasting relationships and to have a better understanding of job opportunities in their field.

The advisors of the program are Dr. John Karayan and Dr. Ashley Burrowes.



Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL)

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the premier national honor society for nontraditional undergraduate adult students. ASL aims to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career. By so doing, this Society encourages many students to continue toward and to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees. Through leadership born of effort, both scholastically and fraternally, Alpha Sigma Lambda inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and communities through their academic achievements.

The ASL adviser is Dr. Anne Ehrlich.



Business and Professional Women of Woodbury

The goals of BPWow is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, edu-cation, and information,  to empower women. to build upon and develop members into successful women, to explore, build and maintain relationships with each other as well as networking with corporate professionals, and to increase personal development.

The advisor of the program is Ms. Alexandra Saba.