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Business Management, A.A.S.

Requirements

Students majoring in business management may receive a Certificate of Completion, an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management, an Associate in Science with a pre-major in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in one of the following four areas: Entrepreneurship, General Business, Hospitality Management, or International Business. An Associate in Science Woodbury School of Business transfer degree is available for students planning to transfer to another college or university in Utah.

Total Program Credits: 65

General Education Requirements: 17 Credits
ENGLISH  
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATHEMATICS  
  MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE  
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language 3
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE  
  ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science 3
BIOLOGY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
  Any approved Biology of Physical Science course 3
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH/SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENT  
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment course 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 30 Credits
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0)  3
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0)  3
  MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business 3
  IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
or Business Computer Proficiency Exam *  
  FIN 1060 Personal Finance 3
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
Elective Requirements: 18 Credits
  Any ACC, ECON, FIN, HM, LEGL, MGMT, MKTG course 1000 level or higher ** 9
  General Education Electives (select from Distribution List): 9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 65 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with 2.5 required for all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade below C- in required courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU with at least 12 credits of Woodbury School of Business courses.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
Footnote
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.
** No more than three credits of MGMT 281R Cooperative Work Experience will be allowed as business elective; see advisor for further recommendations.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
Science Elective Distribution Course 3
ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science 3
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3
General Elective/ IM 1010 Basic Computer (recommended) 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 1
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communications 3
HUMANITIES HH Distribution Course 3
IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
Business Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 1060 Personal Finance 3
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 1010 Intro to Business 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
Business Elective 3
Business Elective 3
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
General Elective 4
  Semester total: 16
Notes: Graduate with AAS BMGT
  Degree total: 65

Department

 Name:

Strategic Management & Operations

Location:

WB 242

Telephone:

801-863-7144

Email:

management@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/management/

Chair:

David N McArthur

 
 

Students graduating from the Department of Strategic Management and Operations have many opportunities in private industry, government, and entrepreneurship fields. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered with emphases in entrepreneurship, international business, and general business. An Associate in Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree are also available.

Faculty in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations Department have real-world expertise they bring to the classroom. During their program of study, students serve an internship in business where they receive actual work experience during their training. Graduates of the UVU strategic management and operations program are well prepared to work in multiple aspects of business or to go on to graduate school for additional education.

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for those trained in strategic management and operations in private industry, government, and through entrepreneurship. Possible jobs in domestic and international businesses include agents, business managers, business executives, operations managers, health service administrators, human resources managers, job benefits and analysis specialists, management analysts, office managers, and purchasing managers.

Job Outlook

Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas; and the employment outlook is excellent. 

Programs

Students focusing on degrees in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management, an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management, an Associate in Science with a pre-major in Business, a Bachelor of Science or Certificate of Proficiency in Entrepreneurship, or a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in one of the following  three areas: General Business,Hospitality Management or International Business.

An Associate in Science Woodbury School of Business transfer degree is available for students planning to transfer to another college or university in Utah.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Cenk Caliskan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University; M.S., Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Kevin Castle(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



A.A., Korean Studies, B.S., Human Biology, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., International Marketing, Barrington University; M.I.M./M.B.A., International Management/Business, School of International Management; Ph.D. (ABD), International Management, Northcentral University.

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Mohammed El Saidi(2008)

Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.Sc., Applied Mathematics and Education, M.A., Applied Mathematics and Psychology, B.Sc., Pure Mathematics, The University of Tanta; M.Sc., Mathematical Statistics, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Memphis; Management Development Program Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

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Vance Gough(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, M.B.A., Business Administration/Management; Ed.D., Education, University of Calgary, Alberta.

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Mohsen Hamidi(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Dakota State University.

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Carolyn Hamilton(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mathematics, University of California.

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Tammy Huffman(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Management and Economics, Centre College of Kentucky; M.B.A., University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Kentucky.

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David McArthur(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy; M.B.A., International Business and Finance, M.A., International and Area Studies (emphasis in Asian Studies), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina.

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Gary Mercado(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Production Engineering, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia; M.B.A., McNeese State University; M.S., Ph.D., Applied Statistics, University of Alabama.

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Ronald Miller(2017)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Experimental Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Purdue University.

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Patrick Milligan(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University.

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James Mortensen(2013)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Business Administration, M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Kevin Rhoads(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Oklahoma.

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Peter Robinson(2003)

Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Psychology (emphasis in Organizational Psychology), Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Jennifer Schultz(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., Student Personal in HE, University of Georgia; M.B.A., Management, Our Lady of the Lake University; Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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Eugene Seeley(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management.

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Gregory Richard Smith(2015)

Visiting Professional in Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., International Business, University of South Carolina.

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H. Warmbier(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Wilhelm-Buchner Hochschule, Germany; M.B.A., Business, Utah Valley University.

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Careers

Careers:    
Many opportunities exist for those trained in business management in private industry, government, and through entrepreneurship. Possible jobs in domestic and international businesses include agents, business managers, business executives, operations managers, health service administrators, human resources managers, job benefits and analysis specialists, management analysts, office managers, and purchasing managers. Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas and the employment outlook is excellent.

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