Organizational Studies Program

Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Organizational Studies

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Management is designed for adult learners who hold an Associate’s Degree in technical, liberal arts, general studies, health care, or other areas.

Why choose this program?

  • Improve workplace knowledge, skills and abilities including:
    • Conflict management
    • Leadership
    • Organizational change strategies
    • Organizational development tools
    • Teamwork
    • Decision-making
  • Practice high-touch communication in an increasing digital world.
  • Increase promotion opportunities (many jobs require a bachelor’s degree to continue into a supervisor or management position in your industry).
  • Continue to grow both professionally in your field and personally in your communication with other professionals, clients, patients, customers, community members and leaders.
  • Pursue a position in management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014-2024 translating into approximately 505,400 news jobs.
  • Increase your salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for management occupations was $100,790 in May 2016; this was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

What makes this program different?

  • Transfer credits from your associate’s degree are maximized. In other words, your professional or technical course credits are valued and will count toward your degree in the transfer evaluation process (maximum transfer credits 66).
  • Course delivery includes traditional, on campus classes (1 night a week for 3 hours over a 14-week semester), reduced-seat time (1 night a week on campus for 3 hours over a 7-week semester), weekend (4 Saturdays on campus over a 14-week semester), and fully online courses.
  • Thinking about continuing your education for a MBA—let’s talk about how to fast track you toward that goal.

Learning Outcomes

Upon program completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge.
  • Apply appropriate and effective use of technology for organizations.
  • Communicate effectively through the delivery of written and oral presentations.
  • Use critical thinking skills to understand and apply problem solving
    strategies and techniques for organizational and individual decision making.
  • Exemplify professional skills, attitudes and dispositions.
  • Develop professional, personal, and interdisciplinary connections through content and professional experience.

Admission Requirements

Completion of an A.A.S., A.S., or A.A. degree with a 2.75 overall GPA.

Program Requirements

45 credits

Complete all of the following:

  • ACC 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 205 Principles of Management
  • BUS 212 Business Law I
  • BUS 213 Business Law II
  • BUS 307 Business Ethics or BUS 312 Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • BUS 308 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 314 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 325 Financial Management
  • BUS 332 Conflict Management & Mediation
  • BUS 335 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 340 Leadership and Diversity
  • BUS 420 Organizational Development Capstone
  • ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 215 or MAT 220 or PSY 207 Statistics

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor’s degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Half of major requirements must be completed at Sage
  • Completion of General Education Requirements
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.00
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.75
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