Bachelor of Science in Management Studies

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Chair, Department of Continuing Studies: Mark L. Parker
Program Manager: Daniel Alcorn

The Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSMS) is an upper-division bachelor’s degree completion program. Intended for students with prior professional experience in the public, private, or military sectors, the BSMS provides students with a solid academic foundation in general management principles and practices while emphasizing core competencies in such areas as leadership, communication, and technology. By also completing a required concentration in a specialized area of management studies, graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to apply knowledge and proficiency in general management to specific management environments, contexts, and challenges.

Curriculum Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSMS) is designed for students with at least 30 credit hours of prior college coursework or its equivalent in eligible military or professional training. The program consists of three curriculum areas:

  • Core Courses
  • Concentration
  • Capstone

The core courses are degree requirements to be taken by all students. All BSMS students must complete an 18-credit concentration in a specialized management area or discipline. The capstone is the culminating activity for the program and is required for completion of the degree. Free electives are taken by students who enter the program with fewer than 60 credits.

Core Courses
Students complete all of the following:
ACCT 350Financial Accounting3
ACCT 351Managerial Accounting3
COMM 301Business & ProfessionalWriting3
ECON 350Seminar in Economics3-6
FNCE 350Fundamentals of Finance I3
FNCE 351Fundamentals in Finance II3
MATH 232Elementary Statistics3
MNGT 309Mngt of Organizations3
MNGT 315Leadership3
MNGT 330Management Information Systems3
PHLS 210Ethics in the Modern World3
Total Cr.33-36


Students in the BSMS program are required to complete one of the following 18-credit concentrations:

Leadership Studies
MNGT 401Sem in Leadership I:Fundamntls6
MNGT 402Sem in Leadership II Styles EQ6
MNGT 403Leadership of Change3
MNGT 404Leadershp in Tech-Driven World3
Total Cr.18
Human Resource Management Studies
MNGT 404Leadershp in Tech-Driven World3
MNGT 421Sem in Human Resource Mngt I6
MNGT 422Sem in Human Resource Mngt II6
MNGT 423Human Capital Planning3
Total Cr.18


The capstone course is the culminating academic activity for BSMS students. In it, students propose, develop, and deliver a final project that combines the general knowledge acquired in the core courses with the specific knowledge of the concentration area. The final project may be in the form of a business or strategic plan, a formal proposal in response to an RFP, a research study of a management or leadership problem, or other type of substantive project. The capstone course may not be fulfilled through transfer credit.

MNGT 400Management Capstone6
Total Cr.6

General Education

Students are required to meet general education competencies in writing, literature, history, arts and humanities, science, social science, and math and may do so by transfer credit or enrollment in courses offered through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Transfer Credit and Student Progress in the Program

CLEP and DSST exams may be accepted for transfer credit by the academic program manager, depending on the requirements of the Norwich course for which credit is sought. CLEP and DSST transcripts must be applied to a student’s record by the time they have earned 100 credits in their program. No credit derived from CLEP or DSST exams will be applied to the student’s record after this point.

Students must complete all core and elective coursework before being enrolled in a field study course, including any courses necessary to fulfill required general education competencies, unless given prior written approval from the academic program manager.

Students must complete all required coursework including any required field study courses before being enrolled in a Capstone course, unless given prior written approval from the academic program manager.

All transfer credit must be applied to the student’s record before being enrolled in a Capstone course.

Faculty Member Institution at which highest degree was earned
Gregg D. Bailey, PhD New Mexico State University
Diane J. Douglas, PhD University of Idaho
Kevin Ryan, JD University of Denver
Edwin G. Sapp, JD University of North Carolina
Michelle Worth, MS University of Hartford
Ben Zamzow, PhD University of Arizona