Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Minor program


Your pathway to online degree completion

Next Session Start Date:

Apply by: 04/02/24

Document Deadline: 04/05/24

Confirmation Deadline: 04/12/24

Start Session: 05/06/24

Program Overview

Discover our 100% online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Minor program

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

This accredited online management 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.

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

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

As a graduate of this online management 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

Management career opportunities include:

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

Also available:

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition

12 months**

Duration

120

Credit Hours

UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023.

“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


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Email us at umpi-yourpace@maine.edu

Or call 207-768-9433

Tuition

Choosing our online program is cost-effective

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!

*Tuition and fees are subject to change

Tuition breakdown:

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

TermApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineConfirmation DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineStart DateClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 202/06/2402/09/2402/16/2403/05/2403/07/2403/11/2405/03/248 weeks
Summer 104/02/2404/05/2404/12/2404/30/2405/02/2405/06/2406/28/248 weeks
Summer 206/11/2406/14/2406/21/2406/25/2406/27/2407/01/2408/23/248 weeks
Fall 107/26/2408/02/2408/09/2408/27/2408/29/2409/03/2410/25/248 weeks
Fall 209/20/2409/27/2410/04/2410/22/2410/24/2410/28/2412/20/248 weeks

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Admissions

Requirements for this online management program

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.

Admission Requirements:

No Application Fee

Minimum 1.75 GPA

Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • All international transcripts will only be accepted if the student provides them through an evaluation service. The evaluation agency must be a member of NACES or AICE. We will not accept unofficial copies (e.g., from the student)
  • Canadian schools and universities from a French-only institution (mostly in the province of Quebec) must be evaluated
  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from an English language proficiency test taken no more than two-years prior to date of application

Additional guidelines for international applicants may be found here.

**Student under 20 years of age do not meet the requirements for the YourPace programs. We do offer other programs that may meet your needs. If you would like more information about our traditional programs, please visit https://www.umpi.edu/academics/. You can also reach out to the Admissions Office at umpi-admissions@maine.edu or by calling 207.768.9433.

Institutions and third-party vendors may submit official documents such as official transcripts and English proficiency exam score reports to: edocs@maine.edu

Mailing Address:

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

Courses

A look at the online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Minor curriculum

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. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 18 credit hours of Management Minor core courses, and 62 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks | 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. Must be taken before BUS 343, BUS 400, BUS 359, BUS 401.

Duration: 8 weeks | 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.

Duration: 8 weeks | 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.

Duration: 8 weeks | 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.

Duration: 8 weeks | 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.

Duration: 8 weeks | 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, e-mail and memos, to proposals and presentations. They’ll get out of the classroom, partnering with an organization to apply what they’ve learned.

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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**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.