|Bachelor's Degree Requirements
|Bellevue University Resource Guide|
|General Education Core Curriculum|
|Options For Fulfilling Core Requirements|
|Kirkpatrick Signature Series|
Total Requirement of 127 semester credit hours. All credit hours are stated in semester hours for BA and BS Degrees.
All graduating BA and BS students must:
Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree must meet the following requirements:
In addition to satisfying the General Education Core, all students must complete the Signature Series.
* The substitution of transfer courses and the use of Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA) credit is made as designated by the office of the appropriate college dean. There is a designated CLEP/DSST examination or in-house examination available for each of the General Education Core requirements, except for the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. There are no substitution, ELA, or transfer courses for the Kirkpatrick Signature Series.
At Bellevue University, we believe in a complete education for our students. While our programs offer a career-relevant value for our students as employees, our Kirkpatrick Signature Series allows them to grow as citizens.
The 9-credit hour series of courses, which is required of every bachelor's degree student at Bellevue University, provides you with a rich and engaging perspective. It's also an integral part of our Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program.
Many Americans have a passing knowledge of our history and culture. Through this learning platform, we hope to encourage an awareness and appreciation for the visions and values of our society.
The Kirkpatrick Signature Series is the intellectual linchpin of the General Education component of Bellevue University's institutional mission. The series focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western Civilization that have achieved unprecedented success in the United States, and it finds ground for intellectual, social and cultural progress in the productive tensions between tradition and change, and freedom and responsibility. It highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world, one in which popular government, the Western tradition, and American values are sometimes severely tested. The series emphasizes intense your involvement in active intellectual and experiential learning-affirming the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.
The Kirkpatrick Signature Series fits an information-age philosophy and reflects a dynamic approach to the complex realities of life in the 21st Century.
Focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States.
Begins with world traditions and investigates how social, economic, intellectual, and moral forces of change act against them. The course focuses on the tensions between tradition and change in the production of intellectual, social, and cultural progress. The course emphasizes intense student involvement in a comprehensive learning experience, culminating in a formal written thesis that confronts the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.
Focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western civilization that are found at the core of American democracy. Central focus is on the balanced relationship between freedom and the responsibilities involved in the ongoing maintenance of freedom in a just and productive society.
There are no substitution, ELA, or transfer courses for the Kirkpatrick Signature Series.
Elective courses allow students to earn additional credit hours required by their major or degree. Courses selected as electives also should apply toward your area of interest or your future career plans. Elective courses also can satisfy upper level requirements for graduation. Speak with your academic advisor for the exact number of elective courses you need to take.
The undergraduate leadership major provides knowledge and skills that enhance your understanding and practice of leadership as it relates to individuals, groups, and organizations. You will learn how to diagnose leadership problems and recommend appropriate solutions that are based on sound theoretical concepts and practitioner level principles. This is accomplished through the study of personal power, interpersonal dynamics, decision making, communication, and social psychology. You also will be exposed to frameworks for promoting and developing ethical leadership in personal and organizational contexts. This program is offered online.
The courses in this cohort program are designed to be taken in order as listed. Their prerequisite is acceptance to the Leadership Accelerated Degree Completion Program.
This course introduces to the leadership major by focusing on definitions of leadership, fundamental leadership theory, roles of leaders in various contexts, and an overview of foundational skills required for successful leadership.
This course integrates major leadership theories with case study analyses of notable military, political, religious, civil rights, and business leaders. Debate and discussion of the case studies will also be used to enhance the understanding of leadership theory and application.
This course focuses on developing leadership skills in the areas of personal priorities and objectives, monitoring one’s own behavior and its consequences, and learning to be more efficient in accomplishing personal objectives.
Organizational leadership examines the attitudes and actions that people exhibit in organizations. It provides an overview how leadership affects organizational structure, personality, emotion, power, politics, and motivation in the workplace.
This course investigates the pressing ethical issues and decision-making problems facing contemporary leaders. Emphasis is placed on ethical approaches to problem solving, communication, and managing people. The impact that various leadership styles have on organizations and society will also be presented.
This course examines the leader’s role in facilitating and directing change by considering the ways in which leaders can initiate, promote, and champion change in a variety of business, government, community, and organizational contexts.
This course helps students acquire an understanding of the predominant global leadership theories and presents ways in which these theories can be applied to such global issues as economic development, cross-cultural communication, and entrepreneurship.
This course presents the social-psychological underpinning of leadership. Classic experiments on obedience, conformity, social influence, and impression management will be presented to demonstrate how the power of situation influences leader and follower behavior.
This course demonstrates communication techniques of effective leaders by analyzing classic speeches, correspondence, and other modes of communication. Provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice their own communication skills.
This accelerated degree business program in Business is designed to provide a foundation of professional skills needed to become a successful global business manager. The degree program emphasizes applied business practices using the concepts of responsible capitalism. Dynamic course experiences will focus on a broad foundation that will enable the student to be a valuable asset to their organization in a variety of areas. The focus on capitalism, finance and accounting, marketing, supply chain management, business systems and information management, and organizational structures and management are applied in theory and application through business simulation. Effective communication, critical thinking, ethics, legal application, global business application, and decision making tools are integrated throughout the curriculum to enhance the learning experience and allow student application in their workplace and society.
The Business program contains four core courses and four courses which concentrate heavily in the field of study.
The first two courses of the core (Business Capitalism Core) provide skill development in the areas of advanced business communication, team building, social networking tools and developing applied business decision making skills including computer-based and data analysis skills.
The last two courses of the core (Management Capitalism Core) focus upon business principles and areas common to all-cohort based business programs including accounting, the legal and regulatory environment of business, finance, human resources, ethics and marketing. Developing strong competency in courses three and four set the stage for specific and intensive study in the students' major area.
This course focuses on the practical application of business communication. Emphasis will be placed on learning the different types of writing required in the modern business environment including an introduction to professional presentations.
This course focuses on the knowledge needed to understand and apply processes for making business decisions. Emphasis is placed on the role of the pillars of capitalism as the underlying assumptions for making economic decisions in the U.S. Emphasis will also be placed on developing critical thinking skills.
This course focuses on the practical application of accounting concepts and processes and financial data analysis. The importance of the management of business information systems will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on how these basic concepts are used in today’s global business environment.
This course is an overview of global management theory and practices. Management strategies for operations and marketing in a global economy are examined. Economic theory is also examined as it relates to these strategies. Also included are team work and communication skills.
This course addresses the use of systems and information within the business environment. The process of developing and utilizing information within various systems of an organization will be examined. Case studies and application of theory will be utilized to demonstrate the role of information and systems within business. The course will also focus on issues including the use of social media, record keeping, and data mining for competitive advantages. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program and the successful completion of RCBC 310, RCBC 320, RCBC 330, and RCBC 340
This course is designed to introduce fundamentals of managerial accounting and financial decision making. The course covers accounting and management decision making, cost concepts, long and short-term strategic and operational planning, and control of cost. Accounting and financial decisions and how they relate to ethical behavior and to management’s responsibility to stakeholders will also be covered. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program and the successful completion of RCBC 310, RCBC 320, RCBC 330, and RCBC 340
The course focuses on organizational dynamics including motivation, leadership, cultural aspects, ethics and other related topics. The course is designed to encourage and demonstrate the application of the pillars of capitalism in diverse conceptual and theoretical perspectives to organizational management and behavior. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program and the successful completion of RCBC 310, RCBC 320, RCBC 330, and RCBC 340
This course provides an introduction to the functions of marketing and supply chain management. It covers current marketing concepts and practical application for both entrepreneurs and business organizations. The relationships between marketing and supply chain will be addressed to include key decisions within operations management. Additional emphasis will be given to global markets, the internet, social media, and multicultural marketing. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business accelerated degree program and the successful completion of RCBC 310, RCBC 320, RCBC 330, RCBC 340, BUSC 410, BUSC 420, and BUSC 433
If you are seeking a Behavioral Science Degree, explore the opportunities the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science degree program at Bellevue University offers. This program is taught by respected faculty, who bring their real world experience to the classroom.
The Behavioral Science major is an accelerated cohort program alternative to the traditional BA/BS if you are interested in the MA in Human Services or other graduate programs designed for licensure preparation in mental health fields. The program incorporates a full range of "learning skills" needed by all professionals and involves you in assessment processes that lead to quality "integrated" performances. The emphasis on activities, assignments, and projects that lead to transferable learning outcomes is a significant educational feature that will prepare you for future opportunities.
The foundation knowledge includes major concepts and theories of psychology, sociology, and counseling, with emphasis on applications to examples in human services or to personal areas of improvement. Applied experience is an important component that helps you deepen your reflective understanding of yourself, of diverse populations of clients, and of agencies that provide services.
Through a unique partnership with YIEP, Inc. Bellevue University accepts bachelor's degrees from any regionally accredited or Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools accredited or affiliated institution. Bellevue University also awards as many as 6 credit hours for past college courses, rabbinic training and life experience. These credits can be applied toward a 36 credit hour Master of Arts Degree in Educational leadership. Awarded college credits must be earned at a graduate level.
Students can earn their master’s degree online. Our online learning platform is an award-winning model that’s emulated by colleges and universities around the globe. At Bellevue University, you will learn from your peers, while they learn from you, under the instruction of our respected faculty who bring knowledge and real world experience to the classroom. Traditional, one way, teacher-to-learner lectures are replaced by research, class discussions and workplace projects.
GRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All persons applying for admission are required to submit an Application and a non-refundable application fee. Candidates for admission must meet the following admission requirements.
Admission is considered when all requirements have been met, official transcripts received, and documents verified. The Director for Graduate Enrollment reviews all completed applications. In special circumstances, the Academic Dean may recommend a conditional admission to a student who has not yet been able to complete or fully satisfy all requirements.
GRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Benefits of Special YIEP Inc. Program
The ultimate goal of the Master of Arts in Leadership cohort program is for you to utilize critical thinking skills to integrate your real-life experiences with your studies to prepare yourself for leadership roles in your home, organization, community, and society. You typically enter the program because you have an interest in the human side of the organizational equation, and you have a desire to acquire the knowledge and skills at will enable you to lead, coach, and mentor others in a variety of settings.
Throughout the program you will study leadership theories, current leadership issues, historical and modern-day leaders, organizational behavior, team and group dynamics, strategic leadership, organizational change, human development, ethics, and leadership for the 21st century. Each course provides multiple opportunities for a practical application of knowledge from the assignments including the leadership project, which you design to explore topics related to your own personal and/or professional interests The courses in this cohort program are designed to be taken in order as listed. Their prerequisite is acceptance to the Master of Arts in Leadership program.
Bellevue University's MBA is a 39-hour graduate program available online. (11 courses of 3 credits each at Bellevue University and 6 credits in transfer for post bachelor's Judaic education) All students begin their program by taking MBA 605 Human Capital: Self-Development and Communication and MBA 606: Critical Thinking & Applied Problem Solving to frame their MBA experience.
The MBA is aimed at individuals from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested in running a business, a particular area of business, or growing their own businesses. The average MBA student is in his or her middle to late 20's, with at least two years of work-related experience. Older students who would like to change or jump-start their careers or pursue an entrepreneurial path are also attractive candidates.
In the entrepreneurial environment of today's business settings, leaders with a deep understanding of core business skills, enhanced by a working knowledge of supporting technology are in strong professional demand. Our revised MBA is designed to equip students to excel in leadership positions and advance in a dynamic business environment. The MBA program teaches students how to build capital responsibly (intellectual, physical, human, and structural), meet markets, and craft value for customers and businesses.
The focus on responsible capitalism will set Bellevue University's MBA apart from others. Our revised curriculum will help turn knowledge into productive and responsible, market-based action that fosters student success and enhances the quality of life and wellbeing for members of organizations and communities. Its design equips students to meet the demands most called for in the 21st century workplace by building ethical leadership, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, team work and technical skills. Emphasis on capitalism and economic reasoning, practical problem-solving, application of data analysis for effective decision making, and work-life balance all prepare graduates to lead in a global business environment.
This course explores the development of human capital, including self-diagnostics, learning management, cognitive and metacognitive strategies, and the acumen necessary to communicate with and influence various stakeholders in a complex and interconnected global business environment. Students will practice using knowledge gathering and knowledge sharing tools for effective decision making; and will begin to master business communication skills including writing, speaking and presenting. Prereq: Graduate Standing
This course examines the use of critical thinking methods, mental models, and qualitative and quantitative decision making and problem solving methods to shape successful organizations. Emphasis is placed on the role of judgment development and how experience, research, knowledge, and group dynamics can lead to quality business analysis and shape effective decisions. Prereq: Graduate Standing
This course reviews the history of capitalism, with a focus on the modern implications of American Capitalism to business and policy decision-making today. It also explores competing systems and compares the economic, political, and personal freedoms that define our market-based system in relation to others. The course will use both focused and integrative analyses of key micro- and macroeconomic, accounting, finance, and marketing concepts, and their role in shaping the creation and growth of American business enterprises, and in defining and measuring their success. Students will begin the journey of learning how to reason like an economist and understand system impact in their analysis, decision making, and judgment making. Prereq: MBA 605 and MBA 606
This course is about the art of analyzing and summarizing data, and converting it into useful information for the purpose of solving business problems and making sound business decisions. Graphs, tables, number summaries, correlation, and regression are among common tools which enable a manager to explore patterns in the data and discover relationships among variables, all of which are major focus in this class. Additionally, students learn about random variables and various distributions, as well as their relevance to business decisions such as stock prices, waiting lines, inventory control, project management, and quality decisions. Finally, to put course content into perspective and demonstrate its relevance to the business environment, students learn specifically how to use time-series data and graphical tools to make forecasting and quality management decisions, as well as use visual and numerical tools to manage time and cost of projects.
This course encourages the application of advanced conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the analysis and control of behavior in organizations. Students will practice diagnosing and resolving behavioral and organizational problems related to management functions, individual differences, group and interpersonal conflict, and work/life interface. Includes emphasis on perception, motivation, leadership, influence, work/family conflict, stress, decision making, diversity, organizational learning, ethics, global issues and change. Prerequisite: For MAQC students - MBA 600 and MBA 610
This course examines the key concepts and issues in developing and selecting a marketing strategy. Developing and implementing dynamic marketing strategies that are adaptable to changing conditions are emphasized. It examines processes that enable the domestic and/or international organization to continually learn from competitors, customers and other stakeholders with the objectives of developing marketing strategies that are essential to both obtaining and sustaining a competitive advantage. Students can gain career experience in marketing by analyzing various corporate dilemmas and developing strategies throughout the course along with creating marketing plan. Prerequisite: MBA 600, MBA 605, MBA 606, and MBA 608
Fundamental principles and practices relevant to a firm’s financial strategy are addressed. Emphasis is on conceptual foundations and analysis of how financial fundamentals impact corporate financial strategies and the efficient allocation of wealth resources. Topics include: key elements of financial environments, market efficiency, financial analysis, cash flow, incentive theory and practice, agency problems, time value of money, security valuation, risk analysis, portfolio theory and practice, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policies, options, global financial concerns, and contemporary financial issues. Prerequisites: MBA 600 and MBA 610
This course deals with the problems of producing and delivering goods and services. This course also covers the application of problems such as production scheduling, smooth work flow, quality control, inventory control, facility layout, and proper task sequencing from a managerial viewpoint. Case studies will be used to improve skills in problem identification; mathematical and computer tools will be used when appropriate to solve the problem at hand. Prerequisites: For MAQC students - MBA 600 and MBA 610
The purpose of the capstone experience is to reinforce the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from the program. The student will take the knowledge gained from the other courses in the program and apply it to the development and execution of an organization’s business strategy. It will also provide opportunities for students to strengthen their portfolios with material developed throughout the program and to focus on particular needs that may have come to light during the program. Prerequisites: 30 hours in major and taken during last term of coursework.