Bachelor of Arts in Management (Vancouver)

Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management

CityU in Canada is excited to announce the launch of its Bachelor of Arts in Management degree (BAM) with a Specialized Study emphasis in Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management. Making a difference in the rapidly changing 21st Century workplace demands a fresh approach, a new sensitivity and awareness and a different set of skills. This is what the BAM is all about.


Social and environmental responsibility are not afterthoughts for the business leaders of today. This is why these critical responsibilities are at the core of the BAM. Caring for the environment and building healthy communities are not extras for the leaders of tomorrow. This is why they are at the centre of the BAM. We believe knowing what to do on Monday morning is not something to learn after graduation, it is something to learn now. That is why CityU instructors are people who do the work of leading change, as well as thinking, writing and presenting about change.

For over twenty years CityU in Canada has become increasingly recognized for its outstanding Master of Education and Master of Counselling degree programs and for the quality of its educational community- practitioner focused, relevant, social justice and diversity sensitive; a place where each and every student matters; an educational institution that measures its success by its students’ success; a university that embraces its responsibility to transform the social world. The BAM is a natural extension of this approach into the business world.

The Bachelor of Arts in Management degree program is specifically designed for anyone seeking a broad management background focusing on the organizational and human dimensions of the field. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of management—the basic knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a manager in your field. You will learn the basics of teaming, both as a leader and member. You will also improve your oral and written communication skills as well as learn important techniques required in project management and develop research skills that will provide a pathway to lifelong learning.

The BAM is designed for the students who have taken or are willing to take the first two years of their degree programs, including general education courses, at a recognized college or university. Many two year diploma programs will prepare students to enter the BAM.

Plan to attend an upcoming information session!

Next BAM information session:

Wed, April 18 • 5pm

CityU Canada – 3rd floor, 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver


* Monday, March 19, 2018
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
KPU Langley, West Building, Room 1010 (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley)

* This special information session  is being presented at the KPU campus as part of our partnership to offer students in their Horticulture, Computer Aided Design, Environmental Protection Technology and Brewery Operations entrance into the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Management (BAM) degree at City University of Seattle in Canada.

Interested students from KPU can sign up directed to attend the session here:


With an emphasis on ethics and sustainability in business, and the ability to complete a degree with two years of prior learning, the BAM program is truly a unique and progressive offering. Plus our partnership with KPU (Kwantlan Polytechnic University) as a public institution, is also a first of its kind, with a laddered degree completion offered to diploma graduates from the horticulture, environmental-protection technology, brewery operations, and computer-aided design at KPU.



Bachelor of Arts in Management

Total Required Credits (180 Credits) 


Lower-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

General Education (15 Credits)

General Education needed in the lower division:  HU met (5 Cr) , SS met (5 Cr), NS met (5 Cr), College Composition (Research Paper) (5 Cr)

College Math (MATH 107 or above) (5 Cr)

Lower division Electives (75 Credits)

Must include the following two City University of Seattle lower division courses:

(NS) SCI 215 Environmental Science (5 Credits)

(HU) HUM 210 Justice and Ethics (5 Credits)


Upper-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Management Core (50 Credits)

BC 301 Critical Thinking (HU) (5 Credits)

BC 306 Ethics and Leadership (SS) (5 Credits)

MK 300 Principles of Marketing (5 Credits)

BSM 304 Effective Organization Communications (HU) (5 Credits)

MG 360 Budgeting for Managers (5 Credits)

BSC 407 The Effective Organization (5 Credits)

BSM 414 International Management (5 Credits)

HR 405 Strategic Management of Human Resources (5 Credits)

PM 401 Introduction to Project Management (5 Credits)

MG 495 Management Strategy (5 Credits)

Upper-Division Electives or Specialized Study Courses in “Social and Environmental Responsibility” (40 Credits)

BC 307 Corporate Social Responsibility (5 Credits)

HR 408 Fair Labor Practices (5 Credits)

NAS 331 Biodiversity and Conservation (NS) (5 Credits)

NAS 332 Sustainable Resource Use(NS) (5 Credits)

MK 403 Public Relations (5 Credits)

SOC 305 Social Media and Society (SS) (5 Credits)

ENT 300 Entrepreneurship (5 Credits)

PM 409 Leadership and Teams (5 Credits)


Course Descriptions

Lower Division Required Courses

HUM 210 Justice and Ethics (5 Credits)

Ethical, philosophical, and moral dilemmas while pursuing justice are at the heart of the course. Students are exposed to both classical and modern models of ethics and decision making analysis. Students will hone their skills using real case studies to evaluate challenges in policing, forensics, and corporate justice practices.

SCI 215 Environmental Science (5 Credits)

This course explores environmental change on a global scale, emphasizing the fundamental concepts of matter, energy, and ecology as applied to contemporary concerns. Environmental issues impacting more than two dozen countries are illustrated in order to develop an international perspective on the environmental challenges facing our planet.


Management Core

BC 301 Critical Thinking (5 Credits)

Critical Thinking introduces the student to critical thinking processes used to analyze today’s business issues and aid the student in identifying rational solutions. The course focuses on building and analyzing arguments; forms and standards of critical thinking; and evaluating sources of information. Students learn foundational skills that will serve them throughout the program and their business careers.

BC 306 Ethics and Leadership (5 Credits)

This course provides an overview of various philosophical approaches to ethical decision-making and practical applications involving ethical problems that arise in business. In addition, it introduces the student to the theory and practice of leadership. Topics include the major ethical constructs, approaches to self-knowledge and practical leadership skills. Students will be able to find solutions to ethical dilemmas they may confront during a business career, and have the self-knowledge and leadership skill to follow through with the solution.

BSC 407 The Effective Organization (5 Credits)

Organizational effectiveness is a function of leadership, decision-making, individual talent/people, processes and organizational culture. This course will assist students in developing their own skills and the ability to identify and manage these structures in their work environment. At the end of this course, students will understand: their own leadership style and how to modify leadership practices for cultural fit; understand the process for making and implementing decisions; working in teams as both a peer and a leader; how to motivate others; and how to design processes and procedures that align with the organization’s culture.

BSM 304 Organizational Communications (5 Credits)

This course covers internal and external communication in the contemporary evolving organization. Students will assess their management communication style and identify areas for improvement. Topics include interpersonal and small group dynamics, use of communications technology, motivation, conflict resolution, and communicating with diverse audiences.

BSM 414 International Management (5 Credits)

International Management introduces students to the global economy. Students will investigate the internal business environment and its complexity in the international setting. Understanding and practical application of concepts and processes of globalization; the political, legal, and technological environment; ethical behavior and decision-making; the role of culture and its impact on behavior; and management of international strategies will be emphasized. Cross-cultural management and problem-solving techniques will be examined.

ENT 300 Entrepreneurship (5 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to entrepreneurship. Topics include business planning, financing, market development, operations, management, legal issues and social responsibility as they relate to starting and running an entrepreneurial venture. Topics are presented in the context of developing an overall new venture business plan where students will develop a plan for a real or imaginary new venture.

HR 405 Strategic Management Of Human Resources (5 Credits)

This course provides students an understanding of the use of marketing in the healthcare sector, including the creation of a marketing plan, the use of focus groups, and the creation of a marketing budget. Emphasis is placed on identifying market demographics, targeting, and positioning as well as decisions about product and service design, pricing and placement, and the promotion of health services. Students will gain an understanding of market research and the application of marketing strategies and tactics to support an organization’s core strategies.

MG 360 Financial Fundamentals for Managers (5 Credits)

This course introduces students to the basic principles, terminology and application of financial concepts in a project management context. This course will enable managers to enhance decision-making aptitude by incorporating financial theory and concepts. Students will learn to integrate concepts such as net present value, weighted cost of capital, capital budgeting, working capital management, and forecasting into a project management context.

MG 495 Management Strategy (5 Credits)

Management Strategy is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Arts in Management. Students integrate discrete skills gained from coursework in management, critical thinking, ethics and leadership, marketing, project management, and human resources.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the BAM program is required. Prior to enrolling in MG495, students must be in their last quarter of study. Any exceptions must have special permission from the BAM Program Director.

MK 300 Principles of Marketing (5 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to basic marketing concepts. Topics include the marketing mix, new product development, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, strategic planning and e-commerce. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan and apply course concepts to real or imaginary products.


Specialized Study Courses

BC 307 Corporate Social Responsibility (5 Credits)

This course introduces sustainability frameworks that companies can use to make business decisions that strike a careful balance between corporate profits, environmental stewardship, and social justice. Emphasis is placed on strategies to resolve ethical conflicts using values-based strategies that respect the needs of all stakeholders. Students will analyze business practices to identify ethical conflicts that are a result of an overemphasis on corporate efficiency and profits and will have the opportunity to suggest alternative corporate strategies that are beneficial and responsible to all parties.

HR 408 Fair Labor Practices (5 Credits)

This course is an examination of labor policies, practices, and tools required to build strong employee relations and to ensure fair labor practices. Topics include employment law, employee distribution, collective bargaining and labor unions, health and safety, training and development, and diversity policies and practices. This course approaches these topics from a global perspective and encourages students to become knowledgeable with fair labor practices at home and abroad

NAS 331 Biodiversity and Conservation (5 Credits)

Biodiversity and Conservation incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biodiversity and conservation, with a foundation in ecological theory and principles as a basis for the conservation and management of natural, production, and disturbed systems. Students explore biodiversity as an ordered progression in biological complexity, from genes to ecosystems, and the mechanisms behind the development of species and ecosystems. The key processes that threaten biodiversity conservation are examined. The impact of humans on the earth’s biodiversity and current issues in the conservation of biodiversity are examined, in both global and regional settings. The scientific basis of species and habitat conservation and current practices and problems are also explored.

NAS 332 Sustainable Resource Use (5 Credits)

Sustainable Resource Use provides students with an understanding of the principles of sustainable development, with a focus on the environmental impact of current land and resource uses. Human impacts and land use over the past 200 years are examined, along with the limitation of current environmental policies and legislation. Forestry, fisheries, mining, energy, agriculture, and urban development, and the impact of each of these on the environment, are reviewed, both locally and on a global scale. Economic growth and traditional management practices are analyzed. Current approaches to land and resource use and planning, including world-wide environmental policies and legislation, are evaluated in terms of their contributions to global sustainability and options for the future are reviewed. Students leave the course with an appreciation of the challenges of sustainable resource use

MK 403 Public Relations (5 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to the role of public relations, responsibilities and duties of the PR professional, as well as functions of the PR department. Topics include crisis communication, issue management, and building and managing an organization’s image. Students will develop a public relations campaign, write news releases, fact sheets, media advisories, feature articles, etc.

PM 409 Leadership and Teams (5 Credits)

In this course, students will explore techniques for effective leadership and team management. Students will examine how to lead and participate on teams and manage change. Special emphasis is placed on team development and the ability to lead and work on geographically distributed teams. This course focuses on how to build and sustain alignment among team members by focusing on improved coordination, communication, and collaboration among team members regardless of geographical location.

SOC 305 Social Media and Society (5 Credits)

Social media has become one of the most important tools of human interaction. Social media is also a source of information. In this course, students will examine how various types of social media shape people’s lives and social reality. This course will also look at social inequalities, such as age, gender, and socio-economic status, and their impacts on perception, access, and society.



Join us for an upcoming information session: April 18, 2018 • 5-6pm

Talk to an advisor and learn more!

Phone: 604-689-2489 or 1-800-663-7466