What To Study For a Management Degree

By on December 23, 2019

Whether you're interested in healthcare or human resources, you can find courses that will work for your future career.

Management skills are useful in virtually any occupation in any industry. Whether you plan to start your own business, work in the nonprofit sector or climb the corporate ladder at a large company, you'll find skills in areas like economics and accounting useful along the way.

In addition to covering these and other fundamental management skills, Bay State College's Management Program stands out by offering students the option to focus on one of five industry-specific areas of concentration: Cloud Security Risk Management, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management or Digital Marketing

For example, students who concentrate in Digital Marketing learn state-of-the-art techniques, such as how to employ Internet analytics in a marketing program. "Students learn about jobs and skills that didn't exist 20 years ago," explains Oscar Gutierrez, Dean of Faculty and Chair of the Business Department at Bay State College. "Our Digital Marketing course teaches them about search engine optimization, how the various search engines perform their analyses and what you can do to get optimal placement for your messages." A course in Content Marketing helps students develop the skills they need to develop effective brand messaging in a 24/7 media world.

Additional examples of courses in the other four industry-specific areas of concentration include:

  • Cloud Security Risk Management Methodology: Cybersecurity is a growing concern across industries, and courses like Cloud Security Risk Management Methodology help students prepare for a career managing cyber risk. Led by certified real-world practitioners, topics include evaluating a test-case scenario and selecting or writing appropriate security controls.
  • Managerial Finance: A degree in fiance can prepare you for occupations from investment and commercial banking to corporate finance and asset management. Bay State's Managerial Finance course focuses on helping students gain an understanding of the strategic investment models used in borrowing, decision-making and evaluation of capital investments. The course deals with strategic financing decisions and ends with the management of working capital.
  • Healthcare Financial Management: Doctor's offices, hospitals, medical clinics - almost every type of healthcare office or institution needs trained professionals who can manage the business side of caring for people. Bay State's Healthcare Financial Management course helps students develop an understanding of the principles and practices of financial accounting and the methods for analyzing and using financial accounting information for healthcare decision-making. 
  • Training and Development: Talent scarcity has made recruiting, managing, retaining and engaging employees a growing challenge for many companies. Bay State's Training & Development course helps equip students with best-practice knowledge on how to bring employees into a company, integrate them effectively and maximize their personal as individuals and team members. 

If you're interested in learning more about any of these focus areas, find out more about Bay State College's Management Degree Program.