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The business world is looking for future leaders to manage departments, divisions, and operations both large and small. Companies seek experienced professionals that have a broad array of fundamental business skills. The Pittsburgh Technical College management program is designed to provide you with this important collection of skills. It is a concentrated immersion in business essentials crafted to prepare you for a successful career in management. PTC has designed this program for the online student to blend the essential lessons of business with online valuable case studies.

Key Benefits

  • You will build key business skills with real-world simulations and cases in many areas of management. The simulations mirror real business scenarios managers have encountered and provide invaluable management lessons.
  • You will be able to study at your convenience with our online technology balancing work, family life, and studies.
  • You will develop management skills for large and small businesses
  • Courses prepare you with valuable knowledge in operations management and project management.
  • You will also learn key skills in labor relations, and financial management.
  • The program has been crafted by business advisory board members to insure that the curriculum is current with industry demand. This career-focused program builds on the hands-on expertise PTC is known for.
  • You may complete your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as three years.

Key Skills

  • The PTC management program is designed to prepare you with the following skills:    
  • You will master a series of cases and simulations with real-world business practices.
  • Work in a team environment with fellow online students to make pertinent strategic decisions which impact the organization’s business strategy.
  • Learn to solve business problems, think critically, and make effective presentations.
  • Develop skills in operations management and supply chain management.
  • Build a sound knowledge of government policy and labor relations.
  • Understand the challenges and benefits of entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Evaluate a firm’s external environment to include consumer markets, competition, market segments, positioning, product and branding, services, pricing, promotion, and evaluation.
  • Design and complete a business and marketing plan to present to investors.

More information about Management below

Courses of Study

Spreadsheet Applications
This course guides students with little spreadsheet experience and enables them to become knowledgeable, confident spreadsheet designers and users. The course utilizes hands-on examples, tutorials, and reinforcement to develop spreadsheet design in a wide variety of disciplines, including marketing, accounting, finance, and operations.
Human Resource Management
This is an introduction to the principles, policies and procedures of personnel management. The course focuses on the acquisition, training, and maintenance of human resources for organizations. Topics include legal principles for human resource managers, salary and benefits, workplace diversity, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, orientation/training, appraisal of performance, and discipline.
Small Business Management
This course will provide an opportunity for students to blend the theory of investments with the practical demands of investment management. The course objectives include an understanding of the process of establishing a portfolio strategy with a real portfolio, gaining knowledge of the mechanics of trading, principles of equity valuation and technical analysis. Students actively manage a portfolio through the semester.
Leading Organizational Change
This course focuses on the crucial role leaders have in effectively leading change initiatives in the workplace. Students learn how to introduce a change initiative and lead discussions with employees to explore how best to implement the changes. In addition, they learn how to help others overcome their resistance to changes. These skills enhance a leader's ability to minimize the potentially negative effects of change on morale, processes and productivity. Blending theory and practice, students will work in teams, applying course material in the analysis of real-world change management challenges. The aim is to produce critically thinking, proactive change managers who have the tools to respond to the range of organizational issues emerging in workplaces today.
Supply Chain Management
This course will focus on strategic, tactical and operational issues of supply chain management and become familiar with the integration of various entities. Topics include: supply chain strategy, e-procurement, supply chain risk management, supply chain coordination & integration, value of information, global supply chains, customer value, dynamic pricing, coordinated product design chain, and supply chain performance measures.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The purpose of this course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation and growth and to foster innovation and new business formations in independent and corporate settings. The course uses and integrates many of the disciplines in the B.S.B.A. curriculum. The course appeals to individuals who have an existing strong desire to become an entrepreneur, or work in a startup or early stage or entrepreneurial minded company that may be expressed immediately or later in their careers. Students will formulate new venture ideas, develop a complete business plan, and present the plan for financial investment.
Organizational Behavior
This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change.
Government and Public Policy
This course will introduce the policy process in U.S. ; needs and demands for public action; organization and nature of political support; process and the problems of decision making in major policy areas. Students will explore the economics and politics of public policy to provide an analytic framework for considering why, how, and with what success/failure government intervenes in a variety of policy areas. Particular attention will be paid to important policy issues relating to taxation, social security, low-income assistance, health insurance, education, the environment, and government deficits. The costs and benefits of alternative policies will be explored along with the distribution of responsibilities between the federal, state and local governments.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management can prepare you for careers in:

  • Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • Small Businesses
  • Hospitality
  • Retail Operations
  • Financial Services Companies
  • Industry Operations
  • Healthcare

& many others

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