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B.S. in Business Administration, Organization and Innovation Management

This Business Administration – Organization and Innovation Management major at Colorado State University is designed to provide its students with a comprehensive knowledge of organization and innovation management along with the skills necessary for effective decision making in a business environment that is diverse, global, and highly competitive.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Managers are dynamic individuals who are responsible for projects, teams, and processes. They coordinate, motivate, strategize, plan, budget, initiate action, evaluate performance, and control process and activities.

They are commonly responsible for overseeing a budget and the activities of others to ensure that the organization’s goals and objectives are met. Managers are employed in every industry.

It is essential that a manager learn and master key knowledge, skills, and abilities including how to handle conflict, communicate effectively, negotiate, create positive and productive work environments, and effectively manage the numerous issues associated with the human resources of an organization.

Students in the Business Administration – Organization and Innovation Management major at Colorado State University may choose focused course work in entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and human resource management.

These are designed to help students acquire skill sets so that, upon graduation, they will be able to “hit the ground running.” In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a concentration in organization and innovation management includes the College of Business Core and various management electives that allow the student to structure a program around his or her educational and/or career interests.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills adequate to assume entry-level management positions in the broad spectrum of organizations so they can pursue careers in a wide variety of organizations and industries
  • Ethical decision making skills
  • An understanding of necessary change management and innovation skills
  • An understanding of business principles and practices in an international context

Potential Occupations

Some examples include, but are not limited to the following: Account Manager, Analyst, Client Services, Consultant, Customer Service, Entrepreneur, Human Resources Manager, Logistics/Distribution Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Recruiter, Retail Manager, Small Business Owner, Supply Manager, Trainer/Facilitator

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