The Business Administration Major is designed to give students maximum flexibility in their careers. Business Administration students are exposed to business functions such as accounting, marketing, finance, human resource management, production/operation, project management, and information systems. Since most professionals change jobs many times during their careers, the skills taught allow an individual to adapt to rapid changes in a technologically dynamic global marketplace. Students have the opportunity to develop their business management and entrepreneurial skills, while also preparing to lead organizations through innovation and change. The Recreation program shares courses with students throughout the UMS system to expand their experience in recreation locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.
Students will select one of the following concentrations to further specialize within the Business Administration Major: Accounting, Management & Leadership, Project Management & Information Systems, and Recreation.
Mission & Outcomes
We promote rigorous academic programing and experiences that prepare our students to become innovative, ethical, and effective leaders ready to take an active role in today’s diverse and ever changing business environment.
The UMPI business program endorses and follows industry standards and best practices as developed within our profession.
Upon completion of the program, our graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively utilizing professional business- related techniques.
- Apply a practical and theoretical understanding of managerial and leadership skills across business disciplines.
- Demonstrate appropriate analytical and quantitative skills by examining a wide range of business models.
- Utilize emerging technologies in order to improve business performance.
- Develop an understanding of cultural, ethical, and global issues by examining their impact on self, business, and organizations.
The University has established an adult degree completion program to provide a flexible and affordable pathway for adult learners who have some college credit but have not yet earned a degree.
Instead of traditional coursework, participants will complete learning modules associated with a list of competencies that need to be completed to earn the degree. Participants will be able to apply past college credit, prior learning, and work experience toward their degree. After determining which competencies participants need to complete, an UMPI Academic Success Coach will create an individual learning plan. Students will pay a flat tuition rate of $2,000 per semester for full-time or $1,750 for part-time students and take advantage of as many competency learning modules per semester as they would like. All materials and resources needed are embedded in the digital platform so there are no additional textbook costs or fees. The program is Financial Aid eligible. Participants should be 24 or older, have the equivalent of a high school diploma, and some prior college credit and/or work experience.
Competencies within this program have been carefully mapped to the Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts program to ensure that every YourPace student meets the same program outcomes as students in the traditional classroom setting. Participants will have contact weekly with their faculty and Academic Success Coaches to guide them through the learning process. Upon graduation, they will receive a transcript that outlines the specific skills, knowledge, and abilities they have acquired by completing their competencies.