Kean Online’s B.S. in Business Management prepares students for managerial positions in local, national, and global organizations. Through the School of Management and Marketing, students explore business trends in corporate management, entrepreneurship, consumer markets, media, technology and globalization. Kean’s world-class faculty mentor students in best business practices. Programs feature well-integrated and comprehensive degree plans, small classes, dedicated faculty who are professionals in their field, advising and internship opportunities. These management programs empower students to pursue career opportunities in a broad range of fields including administration, human resource management, international trade and business, supply chain management and logistics, labor relations, hospitality industry, real estate management, business analysis and consulting, entrepreneurial ventures, and small business management. Dean’s Message Welcome to the College of Business and Public Management. We are excited to offer the B.S. in Business Management online. In our knowledge-based economy, this degree represents an invaluable tool for business-minded professionals. As an online student, the lessons you will learn, not only about the global economy and its interconnectedness, but about yourself in discipline and determination, will take you to new heights in your career and in your life. Dr. Michael Cooper, Dean of the College of Business and Public Management Affordable Tuition $453 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Learn more about tuition by clicking here. Business Management Courses Organizational Behaviors ⌄ With the premise that people are the foundation for an organization’s competitive advantage, this course seeks to explain, control, and predict individual, interpersonal, and organizational actions. Students will focus on strategic aspects of human behavior, managerial applications of knowledge and skills of human capital. You will gain perspectives of organizational behavior required in the new forms of organization, examine new challenges contemporary organizations face and learn to identify emerging behavioral issues from the individual human resources to organizational levels with the goal of high performing organizations. Entrepreneurship⌄ This course empowers students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and resources to be an entrepreneur, even in a challenging economic environment. This course will cover topics including advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship, identification of ideas for new start-up opportunities, forms of business ownership and franchising, strategic management of financial and human resources, marketing and production plans, and other topics. Students will develop new business plans as a basis for launching new ventures and gain the tools to implement their plans. Operations Management⌄ In today’s economy, efficiency is the difference between success and failure. Operations Management deals with making production and service businesses more efficient and more profitable. Students will learn about the analysis of production operations in manufacturing and service operations, systems and control and production planning, and be introduced recent methodological developments such as inventory forecasting, PERT/CPM, operations scheduling and queuing theory. Supply Chain Management⌄ Supply Chain Management (SCM) is concerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so that products and services are distributed to customers in the right quantity, at the right time, with lowest costs. Important concepts, principles, and strategies of SCM as well as tools and techniques to solve real SC problems are taught. Students learn through practice-oriented learning processes, analytical and problem-solving skills, cutting edge research and real business cases. Human Resources Management⌄ An analysis and understanding, from both the theoretical and application perspective, of the Human Resource Management role in contributing to and determining organizational success. Emphasis will be placed on concepts and themes related to external environmental considerations and to the major human resource functions within both a national and international labor market Faculty listing Dr. Abraham Dr. Fenster Dr. Hiraoka Dr. Ma Dr. Patel Dr. Vaccaro Dr. Ahlawat Dr. Chattalas Dr. Lemel Dr. McGill Dr. Rhee Dr. Wang Dr. Black Dr. Fraser Dr. Lim Dr. Melworm Dr. Singh Career options Each specialization within the department carries its own array of career opportunities: Supply chain management students can look towards positions such as Production Analyst, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Data Miner and Manager, Facilities Planner. General Business Students find employment in roles such as Entrepreneur, General Manager, Strategic Planner, Business Consultant, and Corporate Executive. Human Resources Students can anticipate positions that will include Human Resource Manager, Compensation and Benefit Specialist, Business Consultants, Training Specialists, Recruiting Manager, Counselor, Negotiation Specialist, Labor Relation Specialist. Why online? In today’s fast paced, information economy, students need the right education required to get ahead in the business world. Trying to accomplish this with busy schedules is increasingly difficult. Kean Online B.S. in Business Management offers the tools students need to get ahead. Securing a future is important to everyone, and students enrolled with Kean Online are be able to accomplish this on their own schedule. Online specific While students are receiving an online experience, they are also receiving the same courses, same learning objectives and same world-class education that they would get in a traditional classroom. All of these courses have been adapted to an online environment, ensuring the rigorous education the business world requires. Other Opportunities The School of Management and Marketing is supported by the College of Business and Public Management’s Board of Advisors, which has corporate partners with large companies such as Wakefern, Avis, Verizon, Citigroup and many others. Kean’s School of Business and Public Management is the home of New Jersey DECA (an international association for students interested in Management, Finance, Hospitality, Marketing, Sales and Entrepreneurship), which offers competitions that lead to scholarship opportunities and professional certifications. The Small Business Development Center helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. The Internship Center offers student assistance in securing internships, resume writing and bolstering interview skills. Social School of Management and Marketing web and social media sites include: Website: sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/m-m/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/KeanUniversitySchoolofManagementandMarketing Twitter: twitter.com/KeanMGSandMKT Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/KEANMGSandMKT/ Instagram: instagram.com/keanmmib/ Student activities include: Small Business Club, Center for Entrepreneurship, Honors Society - Sigma Beta Delta & Collegiate DECA. Online students are encouraged to join and participate as their time allows. Kean offers many opportunities for students to be involved in competitions and events. The Kean Business Plan Competition, Carteret Business Plan Competition and Kean Shark Tank are some of the opportunities that Kean Online students can opt to participate in while pursuing their online studies.