Program Overview

Bluefield College offers a Degree in Management and Leadership for students who are interested in beginning their career with managerial positions in business or other organizational environments. Students will develop the required knowledge of multiple aspects of business, technology and database resources. These include personnel and staffing, issues of finance and accounting, and an understanding of human resources and the general operations of a firm in order to best manage and administrate its activities. In addition, students will develop their leadership capacities as they relate to strategic planning, ethics, personal integrity, and the overall functions of management.

The program consists of 36 credit hours of classroom courses in which students will develop their understanding of business management responsibilities and develop their leadership capabilities. Those classes include leadership and change management, foundations of management, and introduction to leadership.

Students who successfully complete this degree will have proven their capability and qualifications in management and leadership. These include demonstrating competency in the core areas to business, utilizing different leadership strategies to motivate employees and effectively manage organizations, and understanding techniques for achieving competitive advantage in the global market environment. Students should also be able to demonstrate written and oral communication skills for effective performance in the workplace, to show competencies in the methods of inquiry to solve organizational problems, and to have an understanding of business financial management including financial statement analysis, financing, and investing. Some other qualifications include having an understanding of law of contracts and legal and ethical issues involved with business management, and understanding the research process and its application.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Established by the Baptist General Association, Bluefield admitted its first students in 1922. Today, Bluefield College is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning, located in the southwestern city of Bluefield, Virginia. The school retains a vision to “seek to graduate servant leaders who understand their life calling and transform the world;” and a mission that states: “Bluefield College is an inclusive Christ-centered learning community developing transformational servant leaders.”

    Bluefield College awards bachelor's and master's degrees and retains articulation agreements with a number of Virginia schools. Bluefield College’s Online Degree Program provides accredited distance education options for adult students that feature accelerated formats, allowing students with necessary credits to earn a degree in 13 months. Distance education degrees include studies in three schools:

    • College of Professional Programs
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    The eLearning environment focuses on concepts that mirror that of the real-world. Classes are taught by faculty with necessary academic credentials and with a commitment to the school’s Christian beliefs. Academic support, library resources, and eligibility for financial aid for full-time students are all accessible.

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