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Administration Management Concentration

Division of Professional Studies

The administration management concentration provides students outside of business administration with skills in accounting and management that are essential to a broad variety of careers and graduate programs in business and government. Almost every organization needs people with the ability to use software to analyze data and manage budgets, inventory, human resources, expenses and tax liabilities. In addition, knowledge of organization management, public administration and the implications of public policies for private and public interests is essential to leadership roles in these organizations. Since computer information systems are also increasingly important, students might consider using their electives to learn skills in that area. The administration management concentration allows students to pursue a major that they are passionate about, while also equipping themselves with more general practical skills for securing employment. Students may have a concentration advisor from economics, business administration or political science.

Consists of 15 credits configured as follows:

Accounting for sole proprietorships and corporations accounting records processing accounting information and financial statement content. 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Accounting for partnerships time-value of money applications cash flows budgeting cost determination responsibility accounting and decision-driven financial information. Prerequisite BUS 201 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

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Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care education criminal justice social welfare policies immigration environmental issues organizational theory bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations debates and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

And any two from the following list:

Personnel administration from a managerial perspective including recruitment training and development performance appraisal compensation and motivation employeemanagement relations and various legal and regulatory issues. Prerequisite BUS 300

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to information system theory and application with special emphasis on information systems design in the functional areas of management marketing accounting and operations management. Prerequisites BUS 202 and 300 MATH 140 Credit may not be received for both BUS 330 and CIS 250.

Unit(s): 3

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Offers a general approach to the use of Information Systems in management education and government. Topics include computer terminology data communications system design computer ethics human-to-computer interfaces and computer based decision support systems. Credit may not be received for both BUS 330 and CIS 250. Prerequisites CIS 103 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

This course presents concepts and applications of database management systems. Topics include physical and logical data organization various database models query languages design concerns integrity and security and management issues. MS Access will be used for assignments. Prerequisites CIS 250 or BUS 330 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

This course focuses on the Javascript programming language. Students learn how to use JavaScript a browsers DOM and BOM to dynamically manipulate web pages. JQuery and web application programming interfaces (APIs) for web services such as Facebook and Google Maps are also discussed. Prerequisites
This course is an introduction to computer programming using Java a contemporary object-oriented language. Topics covered include the Java programming language ad fundamental concepts for algorithm and software design. These include problem-solving methods procedural and data abstraction top-down modular design and proper programming style. Students gain experience using these skills to design code debug and document computer programs. The course contains 3 credit hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.

Unit(s): 4
Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Discussion of the role of government and market forces in promoting economic efficiency focusing on antitrust policy economic regulation and socio-economic engineering. Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210

Unit(s): 3

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures record-keeping budgeting facility design risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals.

Unit(s): 3

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions decisions made throughout the process and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy regulatory policy and healthcare advocacy and policy. Co-requisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
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An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture social welfare health care or environment. Alternate years offered 2014-2015

Unit(s): 3

The concentration is not available to economics majors pursuing the business track, business adminis­tration majors or business administration minors.

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Holly A. Caldwell, Department Chair
540-828-5774
hcaldwell@bridgewater.edu