The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Workforce Leadership program is designed for those looking to step up in their career — to dive deeper into the knowledge and expertise it takes to become a true leader and to build upon the foundation that has already been established in their Associate of Applied Science degree.
Too often when transferring to a new college, students see a substantial amount of their transfer credits lost, forcing them to basically start over at a foundational level. At William Woods University, we are committed to minimizing the loss of transfer credits and making it easy for you to graduate on time.
As a graduate of the Workforce Leadership program, you will be prepared to apply ethical reasoning to typical situations that occur in the workforce, develop a leadership style appropriate for leading in a diverse workplace, evaluate information systems and technology to lead an organization more efficiently, create business and financial reports, and evaluate financial and societal needs of the 21st century workforce.
You will graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Workforce Leadership program with a wide array of sought-after skills and the knowledge and expertise to move your future forward. Whether you hope to advance into a supervisory or managerial position within your current organization, are pursuing the path towards developing and running your own business, or plan to continue your education with an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership or Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, this program will be an invaluable stepping-stone in that process.
— Dr. Stephen Forsha, Associate Professor and Program Director Undergraduate Online Business Programs
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Workforce Leadership degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation — including 51 core major credits and a capstone component.
Principles of Accounting I
An introduction to the principles underlying accounting information. The course will focus on the role that accounting information plays in planning, evaluating, and recording operating activities of businesses. An introduction to financial statements is also included. In this course students will summarize financial data and construct basic financial statements using various software tools such as Excel and QuickBooks.
Advanced Productivity Tools
Student will learn advanced skills involving the applications of spreadsheets, databases and word processors. Students will be exposed to PivotTables, Vlookup, Match & Index functions, Goal Seeker and Solver, PMT function, data tables, SQL queries, Macros, Sorting, forms, linked objects and more
This is a course designed to provide students with the reasoning skills for ethical decision making in business. Students will study the framework for the concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics. The emphasis is on critical, informed, and systematic thinking about situations where good arguments can be made on both sides of a question. Students will study two major Western codes of ethical conduct from the field of normative ethics (teleology and deontology) and analyze and apply these to business situations and case studies. This course addresses the complex environment of ethical decision-making in any type of organization where the burden of ethical behavior relates to the organization’s values and traditions, not just to the individuals who make the decisions and carry them out.
Human Resources Administration
This course focuses on Human Resource Management as it is used in the business environment. The covered subject areas include recruitment, selection, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, employee relations and performance appraisals. Various tools will be discussed that are available to the Human Resources professional such as job analysis, and job design. Students will analyze real-life, legal issues, that pertain to the functions of a Human Resources department, and demonstrate their comprehension by applying the principles they have learned to solve these non-routine issues.
Principles of Marketing
An application of concepts from the field of marketing of consumer demand in relation to marketing procedures, functions, methods, policies, including issues of marketers from a marketing perspective.
This course provides practical information covering five main topics: money management (budget, credit cards, income taxes, and mortgage payments), insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning. Students are expected to integrate various personal finance instruments and construct a personal finance plan based on their personal assessment.
Formulate and develop the business/management communication process and its functions in a business environment. All types of business communications will be analyzed, practiced, and assessed.
Fundamental principles of law in relation to business including court systems, torts, contracts, and sales.
Principles of Management
An investigation of management concepts with an emphasis on the four basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, including the application of decision making, group dynamics, communication, and the business environment.
This course is an introduction to the nature, method, and scope of economic analysis regarding the macroeconomic performance of nations. Indicators of a nation’s macroeconomic performance include the economic growth rate, the tendency toward inflation, and the level of unemployment. This course introduces students to the process of monetary and fiscal policy, and also introduces students to each policy’s impact on national economic performance. Students also are introduced to the nature of global trade and economic development.
Built Environment in American History
This course examines the ways in which Americans from the colonial period to the present have shaped their physical surroundings and in turn been shaped by those built environments. It focuses on the importance of the space and place in American history by exploring the physical landscapes of large cities, small towns, rural communities, and sprawling suburbs; the development of regions like the South, the Industrial Belt, the Sunbelt, and the West; and the role of human products like farms, factories, railroads, houses, main streets, chain restaurants, and Wal-Marts. Throughout, it traces how these built environments both shaped and were shaped by individuals and communities, culture, politics, and the economy.
The course will cover the principles needed to create and lead effective teams. Students will generate, compare and assess effective team interventions to produce high achieving teams in organizational settings. Topics covered in this course include stages of team development, identifying and assigning appropriate human capital to teams, team culture and alignment to corporate culture, ensuring team productivity through effective and timely leader interventions and team disbandment.
Students will learn basic skills involving the applications of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentations, and e-mail using the Office 2013 suite. Students will be exposed to employment considerations and new administrative features. Several of the specific components will include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
This course is an examination of the knowledge sets, skills, tools and techniques of project management, with an emphasis on how project management contributes to the strategic goals of the organization. The course focuses on the role of information technology as an integration tool in project management. Topics: Microsoft project, work breakdown, structure development, resource scheduling, developing a project network, project organization, time management, and performance measurement and evaluation. The course also examines the managerial competencies required to organize and lead a project.
Race and Ethnicity -D
A comprehensive study of minority group relations. Attention is given to the social history of racial and ethnic minorities, the social nature and consequences of ethnic differentiation, patterns of inter-ethnic contacts, inequality, assimilation, ethnic and racial conflict, and accommodation.
Elementary Spanish I
Functional skills approach for beginning students, focusing on developing the ability to communicate as well as an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic culture.
This course provides students with the opportunity to utilize the skills and information they have learned in the prerequisite major courses to complete the final strategic business assessment. The student will create a professional assessment of a company in their field by investigating several factors, drawing conclusions from that data and explaining their opinions in terms of concepts learned throughout the program.
William Woods' online undergraduate programs are available to students across the country. From our main campus in Fulton, Missouri and beyond, our online graduates hail from California, Illinois, Kansas, Washington, Arkansas and many more.
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