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The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies with a major in Business Administration from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) builds knowledge and skills for application in corporate and nonprofit settings, especially within administrative, managerial and supervisory positions. In this program, students examine their prior and current work experience in light of theory and principles. This program intentionally helps students to integrate liberal arts learning, with an emphasis on agile and critical thinking, with a professional specialization.
This major advances students' foundational business knowledge in a range of areas critical to business administration, especially project management, human resources, risk management, leadership, workplace law, globalization, ethical conduct, data analytics, and professional communications. With a range of courses in the major offered as electives, students may choose courses and specialize in areas of particular interest to them.
Graduates of this program will be particularly well positioned to make optimal decisions in the workplace and become promotable leaders. This major is designed for working adult students and provides:
- Flexible scheduling including online options available
- Financial Aid, flexible payment options, and special adult student tuition pricing
- Acceleration and affordability through transfer credit and prior learning assessment (PLA) credit
- Opportunities to combine bachelor's and master’s programs and apply graduate courses to both programs
- Individualized program planning, course selection and advising assistance provided
- Enhanced career opportunities through professional portfolio development, and career placement services instruction from industry practitioners, and wide-ranging Career Services support
- Degree granted by DePaul University, with its excellent academic reputation and the opportunity to join its prestigious and extensive alumni network
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||192|
Students will be able to:
- Analyze and apply knowledge and theories of management.
- Analyze issues in organizational contexts.
- Apply skills for effective decision-making in organizations.
- Investigate problems using qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Apply ethical principles in context.
- Apply various methods of communication in multiple settings.
- Analyze and apply different liberal arts perspectives.
College Core (78 credits, 20 credits in residence):
Lifelong Learning Requirements (32 credits, 16 credits in residence):
|LL 201||REFLECTIVE LEARNING 1||2|
|or RPL 101||PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT|
|LL 305||ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD||4|
|LL 205||QUANTITATIVE REASONING||4|
|or LL 206||ADVANCED MATH FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES|
|LL 261||ESSAY WRITING||4|
|LL 270||CRITICAL THINKING||4|
|LL 290||RESEARCH WRITING 1||4|
|LL 301||RESEARCH METHODS 1||6|
|LL 302||EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PRACTICUM 1||4|
Liberal Learning Requirements (46 credits, 4 credits in residence):
- Liberal Arts in Action Requirement: CCA 281, CCH 281, CCS 281 or courses with LA1 designation, 6 credits
- CORE CURRICULUM ARTS & IDEAS, courses with the CCA, AL, PI, or RD requirement designations, or any Arts & Ideas competencies, 12 credits
- CORE CURRICULUM HUMAN COMMUNITY, courses with the CCH, SSMW, or UP requirement designations, or any Human Community competencies, 12 credits
- CORE CURRICULUM SCIENTIFIC WORLD, courses with the CCSW, SI, SILB, or SISK requirement designations, or any Scientific Word competencies, 12 credits
- IN 307 INTEGRATIVE LEARNING, 4 credits 1
Must be completed in residence.
Major Requirements (70 credits)
40 credit hours must be completed in residence in the major, including FA 199 and LL 303.
Professional Studies Core (20 credits, 8 credits in residence)
|CAREER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING|
|FA 199||CAREER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING 1||2|
|DCM 330||PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE||4|
|ETHICS OR SOCIAL JUSTICE, courses with the PSES requirement designation. Choose one of the following:|
|DCM 317||ETHICS IN THE PROFESSIONS||2|
|DCM 318||SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE PROFESSIONS||2|
|CREATIVITY OR INNOVATION, courses with the PSCI requirement designation. Choose one of the following:|
|CCA 170||CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP||2|
|DCM 319||CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE THINKING||2|
|GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, courses with the PSGP requirement designation. Choose one of the following:|
|CCH 239||BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND OUR GLOBAL FUTURE||4|
|CCH 283||GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES OF WORK & FAMILY||4|
|CCH 300||GLOBALIZATION AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||4|
|LL 303||CAPSTONE PROJECT 1||6|
Must be completed in residence.
Business Administration Core (40 credits)
|BADM 208||SALES AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS TODAY||4|
|BADM 223||ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE PRINCIPLES||4|
|DA 200||DATA ANALYTICS||4|
|DA 233||APPLIED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS||4|
|DCM 301||EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN A CHANGING PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT||4|
|DCM 302||PROJECT MANAGEMENT: DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT||4|
|BADM 315||ECONOMICS FOR DECISION-MAKING||4|
|or BADM 305||ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS|
|BADM 330||LAW IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT||4|
|BADM 334||HUMAN RESOURCE AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR MANAGERS||4|
|BADM 335||RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE||4|
Business Administration Electives (10 credits)
|BADM 120||ESSENTIALS OF COACHING||2|
|BADM 224||ECONOMY, SOCIETY, AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY||4|
|BADM 231||PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING||4|
|BADM 270||BUSINESS STARTUPS||2|
|BADM 288||MARKETING FOR THE SOCIAL GOOD 4||4|
|BADM 310||GENDER IN BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP||4|
|BADM 313||CHANGE MANAGEMENT: THEORY & PRACTICE||2|
|BADM 318||UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS||4|
|BADM 340||IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAMS||4|
|BADM 359||ETHICAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOR||4|
|CCA 153||THE ART OF SPEECHMAKING||2|
|CCH 110||ESSENTIALS OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT||2|
|CCH 209||CONSUMER BEHAVIOR INSIGHTS||4|
|CCH 220||FRAUD IN REAL WORLD ORGANIZATIONS||2|
|CCH 221||PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING SKILLS FROM ZOOM TO ROOM||2|
|CCH 222||FACILITATIVE DIALOGUE||4|
|DCM 307||ANALYZING HUMAN BEHAVIOR||4|
|DCM 308||INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS||4|
|DCM 312||ADVANCED LEADERSHIP THEORY & PRACTICE||4|
|DCM 316||WORK IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT||2|
|DCM 324||EFFECTIVE GROUP AND PERSONAL DYNAMICS||4|
Open Electives (44 credits)
Open Electives can be fulfilled through courses taken in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and other DePaul colleges, transfer courses, assessment of prior learning (PLA), and independent studies.