Adult Professional Studies
What type of leader do you want to be? History is speckled with powerful people who were thrust into leadership roles without the proper training to be an effective leader. Perhaps you’ve witnessed this in your place of employment.
Immaculata’s Bachelor of Science in business leadership will prepare you with management and analytical skills for today’s business environment in both the profit and non-profit sectors. This accelerated, online degree-completion program for adult undergraduates will help you explore leadership theories and develop your own leadership style, enabling you to communicate more effectively, manage change initiatives, understand group dynamics, and lead high-performing teams.You will gain a solid foundation in accounting, finance, and marketing, while also developing the intellectual agility and leadership skills that employers seek.
Our faculty, who have extensive business experience, will provide you with a unique emphasis on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and ethics.
You can maximize your previous coursework by transferring up to 72 credits into the program. Ask about IU’s opportunities for Credit for Prior Learning.
Where Can I Work
Over the next several years, employment opportunities in the business and financial sector are expected to increase. Median salary range for these professions ranged from approximately $50,000 to $90,000 in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates of this program are well suited for leadership and management positions across numerous industries. The program is also excellent preparation for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Immaculata’s Master of Science in Management and Leadership.
This program contains content aligned with the curriculum requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Technology in Decision Making
Technology is integrated throughout all areas of an organization. This course will focus on some of the major technology used in organizations, such as Microsoft Office products (Excel), SAP technology (such as Enterprise Resource Planning, through the SAP University Alliance) and Social Networking applications. These and/or other technology components, which are embedded throughout the curricular program, will be studied.
This course explores essentials of successful project management. Execution of complex projects requires decision-making clarity, and stakeholder alignment as well as alignment of the steps, timing, resources and capabilities with a project’s overall goals. Throughout project implementation, effective communication, reallocation of resources and plan revisions impact success.
This course will develop a foundational understanding of the knowledge, abilities, and skills that professionals need in order to perform effectively in leadership situations in within globally-oriented business operations. Areas of inquiry include leadership theories and styles, interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, group and organizational dynamics, problem and decision analysis, change management, and conflict resolution.
Emergency & Risk Management
Organizations can proactively identify and address risks as well as prepare for response and recovery in emergencies. Understanding, forecasting and evaluating operational, financial and emergency-related risks are explored along with examining how organizations build preparedness, mitigate exposure and respond to enterprise risks effectively.