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Bachelor of Liberal Studies
- Management Minor


YourPace: Your pathway to online degree completion

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Program Overview

Focus on your business career goals while gaining a comprehensive education with the Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Management Minor YourPace online program. Business-centric courses are 100% online and develop your abilities to manage projects, communicate, and lead. You will work closely with an academic advisor to ensure your work history and previous college experience count toward your UMPI degree.

icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours
icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours

This accredited YourPace online program is a flexible, affordable degree option to help you become eligible for advanced positions. You will learn to integrate Six Sigma tools and techniques for lean management and process improvement, master the skills necessary to communicate effectively as a business leader, and grasp a range of methods to lead positive changes within your professional and personal life. This program’s coursework is 100% online and includes the opportunity to partner with an organization to apply what you’ve learned and prepare for the next step in your career.

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What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

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As a graduate of this YourPace online program, you will be able to:

  • Apply problem-solving skills in areas such as human resources, operations, and business communications
  • Understand and utilize Six Sigma methodology
  • Use Microsoft Project proficiently and confidently
  • Cultivate effective management strategies to enhance business performance

Career opportunities include:

  • Department Manager/Shift Leader/Production Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager

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“I have an extensive work and business background. I have wanted to complete my bachelor’s for a while. Now, I am just a semester away.”

– Perry Leavey, UMPI YourPace Online Student

Tuition

Our BLS - Management Minor online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

There are six opportunities throughout the year to start your BLS - Management Minor YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline.

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Admissions

We’ve streamlined the admission process so it’s easier for you to get started. Students who wish to earn their BLS - Management Minor should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

No Application Fee
No Minimum GPA
Diploma
or GED

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  • Submit your free application online
  • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Prior college and/or work experience:
    • If you have 0-11 earned credit hours, you will need to have 3 years of post-high school work experience
    • If you have 12+ earned credit hours, you will need to have 2 years of post-high school work experience

Submit documents electronically to: edocs@maine.edu

Mailing Address:

Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Fax: 207-581-5456

Applicants may also authorize UMPI to request transcripts on their behalf, at no additional cost, by completing the Transcript Request Form and submitting it via email to umpi-yourpace@maine.edu.

Courses

To earn your BLS - Management Minor, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. This program includes general education, management minor core, and general elective courses. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

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Students must complete a minimum of 40 credits hours of general education courses.

BUS 141: Introduction to Project Management with Microsoft Projects

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Project Management will present the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects. Microsoft Project will be used with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace. This course will also provide the skills needed to be an effective member and leader of project teams.

BUS 240: Change Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze the forces that drive organizations to change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. This course provides practical skills for managing and leading change in your personal life and within any organization.

BUS 260: Leadership

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on understanding the nature of leadership in professional environments. Students will examine the characteristics, roles, and functions of an effective leader allowing them to lead and manage change successfully. Major theories of leadership are discussed and students will learn to think critically about best practices and applications.

BUS 321: Human Resource Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

How organizations manage people as a key resource. Topics covered are job analysis, planning, recruiting and selection, discrimination laws, training, compensation, and collective bargaining. Prerequisite: junior standing.

BUS 415: Operations Management

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Operations management focuses on the use of Six Sigma methodology in both the manufacturing and service industries. Topics will include introducing students to the DMAIC steps for process improvement while having the ability to apply those steps through a service-learning project with a real organization.

PCJ 215: Business Communications

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will master the necessary communication skills to thrive in any business or professional area. They’ll become proficient in everything from phone etiquette, email and memos to proposals and presentations. They’ll get out of the classroom partnering with an organization to apply what they’ve learned. Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C- or higher or ENG 101.

Students must take 62 credit hours of general elective courses.

*Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.

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