Business Management BS

Program Purpose


Learning Outcomes


Students in Business Management develop skills and competencies in vital areas of business analytics and leadership effectiveness. These learning outcomes include:

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: Applying Strategic Frameworks

When confronted with a business situation or problem, use appropriate strategic thinking frameworks to analyze information and make decisions that will maximize organizational performance.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 457 BUS M 462 BUS M 463 BUS M 466 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 478A BUS M 480 BUS M 481 BUS M 482 BUS M 487 BUS M 488 BUS M 491R BUS M 494R BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning, Competence
Critical Thinking: Adapting to Change

Assess and adapt to new information and changing environments

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 361 BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 457 BUS M 462 BUS M 466 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 478A BUS M 480 BUS M 481 BUS M 482 BUS M 491R BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320 ORG B 347
Linked to BYU Aims: Lifelong learning
Critical Thinking: Drawing Conclusions from Business Reports

Accurately interpret evidence, reports, and graphical depictions of business data from a variety of sources to assess business performance and identify key issues.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 457 BUS M 462 BUS M 466 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 482 BUS M 487 BUS M 491R BUS M 494R BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning, Competence

Communication: Writing and Presenting Effectively

Communication: Composing Texts

Students compose a variety of commonly occurring business texts such as emails, letters, memos, PowerPoint presentations, SlideDocs, reports, and newsletter articles. Students must demonstrate effectiveness in the design, organization, content, and style of these documents.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 390 BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 457 BUS M 462 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 482 BUS M 487 BUS M 491R BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively
Communication: Oral Presentations

Give effective oral presentations with appropriate visual support, achieving effectiveness in three categories: message, media, and messenger.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 361 BUS M 390 BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 462 BUS M 466 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 481 BUS M 482 BUS M 487 BUS M 488 BUS M 491R BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Communicate effectively
Communication: Grammar

Demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted grammar standards and typical business style (from Writing & Speaking for Business).

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 454 BUS M 457 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 480 BUS M 482 BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Competence
Communication: Graphics (visualizing information)

Communicate information through effective visuals, including charts, graphs, pictures, and other graphics

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 361 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 454 BUS M 466 BUS M 468 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 481 BUS M 487 BUS M 488 BUS M 496R BUS M 498
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Communicate effectively

Ethical Reasoning

Ethical Reasoning:

Applying Frameworks to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas: Apply contemporary and classic frameworks in analyzing ethical dilemmas and suggest appropriate courses of action for resolving them.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 488 BUS M 491R BUS M 496R
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Character
Ethical Reasoning

Understanding Cognitive influence on ethical judgments: Recognize how individual differences and cognitive barriers influence ethical judgment;

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 361 BUS M 371R BUS M 380 BUS M 382 BUS M 390 BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 487 BUS M 488 BUS M 491R BUS M 494R BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 321 ORG B 347
Linked to BYU Aims: Character
Ethical Reasoning

Applying Personal Values in Ethical Decisions: Identify and prioritize personal values and apply them in making ethical decisions.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 456 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 488 BUS M 491R BUS M 496R BUS M 498
Linked to BYU Aims: Character, Lifelong learning
Ethical Reasoning

Discussing Moral Dilemmas Effectively:Engage in logically sound discussion about moral dilemmas using the language of business ethics.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 450 BUS M 491R BUS M 496R
Linked to BYU Aims: Gospel knowledge, Communicate effectively

IT Literacy

IT Literacy: Generating/Analyzing Data to Support Decisions

Manipulate and analyze data to make appropriate recommendations for managerial decision-making.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 430 BUS M 442 BUS M 444 BUS M 450 BUS M 454 BUS M 457 BUS M 463 BUS M 466 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 481 BUS M 482 BUS M 487 BUS M 488 BUS M 496R BUS M 498 FIN 320
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Quantitative reasoning
IT Literacy: Data Storage and Extraction

Design, build, and query a database to apply correct principles of data storage and extraction.

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 442 BUS M 457
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Competence
IT Literacy: Computer Skills

Develop effective computer skills and literacy concerning computer hardware, networking, security, organizational information systems

Courses that Contribute: BUS M 430 BUS M 431 BUS M 442 BUS M 457 BUS M 468 BUS M 469 BUS M 472 BUS M 475 BUS M 480 BUS M 482 BUS M 487 BUS M 496R BUS M 498
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence, Lifelong learning

Evidence of Learning


Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement