Administration and Management

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Administration and Management (BIS in A&M) degree equips students with the essential knowledge, understanding, and tools needed to become successful administration and management professionals in a wide breadth of fields. Now, more than ever before, administrators and managers must be prepared to make strategic decisions in a business landscape that is constantly and rapidly evolving. A key benefit to Villanova's A&M degree is the focus on applied skills that can be immediately put to practice in the field, such as effective leadership, strategic planning, decision-making and problem solving, data analysis, and team building.

The demand for administration and management professionals is forecast to grow between 6 and 8 percent through 2024


The BIS in A&M is an on-campus, flexible degree option that can be completed on a part time basis by working professionals. Some courses are hybrid which means they can be taken on campus or online, and students can take a variety of accelerated 7 week courses that enable degree completion at a faster pace. Course credits from prior institutions can be transferred in and will be evaluated by the College of Professional Studies Admissions Team.


BIS Core = 45 Credits, 15 Courses

Students must complete 45 credits/15 courses in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Core Curriculum

Major Core = 10 Courses, 30 Credits

LDR 2000 Foundations of Leadership: Introduction to the concepts of and approaches to leadership. Historical and contemporary leadership theories.

LDR 2010 Strategic Planing for Leaders: The strategic planning process in organizations. Mission, values, goals, alignment and accountability in the development and execution of a strategic plan.

LDR 2070 Strategy Driven Talent Management: Develop a personal talent management philosophy and plan. Improve ability to reflectively lead talent management efforts. Develop the capacity to analyze and assess talent management practices. Sharpen decision making and problem solving techniques. Research, develop and present a talent management project.

AMP 1001 Economics for Non-Business Majors

AMP 1100 Foundations of Administration & Management: Surveys management theories and conceptual frameworks and their practical applications with a focus on building leadership skills for today's organizations. Topics covered include management, planning & controlling, organizing, leading and global diversity. Students will assess leadership qualities (self and others) and develop a presentation/plan to enhance an organization's structure and practice.

AMP 1113 Essentials of Finance for Non-Business Majors

AMP 1137 Essentials of Marketing

AMP 1200 Foundations of Human Resources

AMP 2040 Analytics and Information Systems

CSC 1035 Databases for Many Majors: Design and implementation of your own database as a group project. Cooperative learning techniques to demystify key concepts: the relational model, normalization, the Entity-Relationship model and SQL.

Concentration = 5 Courses, 15 Credits in one of the following three areas:

Information Technology Management

MIS 3020 Enterprise Systems & Applications: Management and development enterprise computing concepts and applications in today's organization; integration of information systems in real time for support of internal functions; integration of different E-Commerce front ends with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for extension of their functionality.

MIS 3050 Enabling Technology in E-Business: Fundamental issues associated with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Data Analytics, theoretical and practical, such as designing and building a data warehouse, building and populating info-cubes, report generation with SAP BW, data mining, business intelligence technologies, and extension of CRM to the Internet.

CSC 2500 Survey of Information Science: Brief introductions to several areas in which problems in information use are important. Examples are business, law, biology, medicine, electronic commerce, and libraries.

CSC 3070 Emerging Technology Trends: Investigate new technologies and current applications. Explore when and how to apply new technologies with sensitivity to feasibility, financial viability, and overall effectiveness. Culminates in team-driven exploitation of a new technology.

CSC 3080 Information Security & Protection: Explores the criticality of protecting information's availability, accuracy, authenticity, confidentiality, and integrity. Analysis of topics to include redundancy, backup and recovery, business continuity, security technologies, and controls such as audit, change management and testing.

CSC 4710 Information Systems Project Management: Finite automata and regular expressions; push down automata and context-free grammars; Turing machines; Church's thesis; computability; NP-completeness.

Organizational Management

AMP 2010 Social Media Management for Professionals

AMP 2020 Science of Character: Managing the Growth Mindset

AMP 2030 Decision Making for Professionals

AMP 2050 Cultivating Innovation and Creative Thinking in the Workplace: The cultivation of innovation and creative thinking are essential to an organization's success in the 21st Century Global context. This course will examine how innovation and creativity can be facilitated, managed, and sustained in a work setting. Students will learn about the theories behind and the practical applications of these key concepts

AMP 2060 Professional Resilience

COM 3441 Negotiation & Dialogue: Examination of the practical, theoretical, and critical analysis of a variety of approaches to negotiation and resolving conflicts. Verbal forms of negotiation, mediation, and dialogue are developed as key components in the maintenance of any healthy organization.

COM 3444 Interviewing


COM 2440 Theories of Organizational Communication: Exploration of the relationship between organizational and communication theories. Addresses issues of leadership, structure, culture, decision-making, communication channels, conflict, change, motivation, performance, diversity management, and external communication as they relate to organizations.

LRD 2020 Leadership & Community: Leadership in the public sector. A study of leaders in politics, civil rights, academics/research and corporations. Evaluation of effective/ineffective leadership styles.

LDR 2030 Leadership & Technology: Analysis of the implications of technology on leadership. The strategic role of technology in organizations. Information systems, e-commerce and their value to leaders.

LDR 2060 Leadership in a Borderless Economy: The course focuses on the problems confronting the world's disadvantaged majority. Students in this course will develop transformational leadership skills by examining the interconnectedness of educational, economic, and socio-cultural issues in the US and abroad.

LDR 5000 Leadership Capstone Course: Utilizes integration and analysis of leadership principles. Case studies and team-based project covering major topics in the leadership curriculum.

Free Electives = 10 Courses, 30 Credits

Students must take 10 elective courses (for a total of 30 credits) from any subject


Visit the Admissions webpage to view all admissions requirements. Once you have reviewed the process and requirements, you may apply to your program of interest.

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Villanova, PA 19085
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