Administration and Management

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Administration and Management (BIS in A&M) degree equips students with the essential knowledge, understanding, and tools needed to become successful administration and management professionals in a wide breadth of fields. Now, more than ever before, administrators and managers must be prepared to make strategic decisions in a business landscape that is constantly and rapidly evolving. A key benefit to Villanova's A&M degree is the focus on applied skills that can be immediately put to practice in the field, such as effective leadership, strategic planning, decision-making and problem solving, data analysis, and team building.

The demand for administration and management professionals is forecast to grow between 6 and 8 percent through 2024

About

The BIS in A&M is an on-campus, flexible degree option that can be completed on a part time basis by working professionals. Some courses are hybrid which means they can be taken on campus or online, and students can take a variety of accelerated 7 week courses that enable degree completion at a faster pace. Course credits from prior institutions can be transferred in and will be evaluated by the College of Professional Studies Admissions Team.

Curriculum

BIS Core = 45 credits

Students must complete 45 credits in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) core curriculum

Administration and Management Major Core = 10 courses, 30 credits

AMP 1100* - Foundations of Administration & Management
AMP 1200* Foundations of Human Resources
AMP 1001* Economics for Non-Business Majors
AMP 2040* Analytics and Information Systems

AMP 1137* - Essentials of Marketing
AMP 1113* Essentials of Finance for Non-Business Majors

Concentration = 5 courses, 15 credits

Students may choose one of three concentrations within the A&M Major, including  Leadership, Organizational Management, or Information Technology Management —or students may select five courses from among the three concentrations.  Examples of courses within each concentration are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list. 

Leadership

 

Organizational Management

AMP 2010* - Social Media Management for Professionals
AMP 2020* - Science of Character: Managing the Growth Mindset
AMP 2030* - Decision Making for Professionals
AMP 2050* - Cultivating Innovation and Creative Thinking in the Workplace
AMP 2060* - Professional Resilience

 

Information Technology Management

 

* Denotes a course in development

 

Free Electives = 30 credits

Concentration Areas

Students have the opportunity to concentrate their degree in a specific area, including Leadership, Organizational Management and Information Technology Management. Select the Curriculum dropdown to view courses and descriptions within each concentration.

Admissions

Complete the online application: Visit the CPS Apply webpage to apply to the degree program. Application requirements include:

  • Application fee: $50. Can be waived by attending select on campus open houses or online information sessions. Visit the CPS Events webpage to see all upcoming events.
  • Transcripts: High school transcripts and official transcripts from all institutions of higher education where applicant completed coursework are required. Official transcripts may be submitted directly by the student rather than mailed by the institution but will only be accepted if received in a sealed envelope which has been signed or stamped by the appropriate official at the issuing institution.  If the student uploads the document into the student application, it will be considered an “unofficial” transcript. Villanova allows students to transfer up to 60 credits from other regionally accredited institutions; course grade is a C or higher; Villanova will evaluate its transferability towards the Villanova degree.
  • A current resume.

The College of Professional Studies Admissions Committee convenes bimonthly to review applicants. All documents must be received before the Admissions Committee will review an applicant.

 

Official Transcripts should be sent to:

  • Mail – Villanova University, College of Professional Studies, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
  • Electronic – cps.info@villanova.edu

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