2021-2022 Catalog

Management - Performance Based, Bachelor of Arts

Identical to the BA in Management in terms of program outcomes, the performance-based mode of delivery allows students to move directly to the completion of assignments. Best suited to independent students with some work experience already obtained, these classes are self-paced and self-directed. You can tackle immediately those things you already know, while reserving time for those things you need to learn more about. This format allows you to speed up, or slow, down, your course completion based on the other demands in your life. Talk to an advisor to learn if this format might be right for you. Courses are offered only online in this format.

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts in Management - Performance Based will prepare students to:

Demonstrate the ability to develop and express ideas, while applying a vareity of delivery models, genres, and style.

Demonstrate the ability to explore/analyze issues, ideas, artifacts, and events to inform well-developed opinions and conclusions.

Demonstrate the ability to reason in an ethical manner and to reflect ocre beliefs and core competencies in authentic contexts.

Apply leadership theories to the work environment to discover the systemic nature of an issue and to propose a solution.

Apply core principles of management, including marketing, human resources, finance, and project management, in the business context.

Demonstrate the ability to reason and solve problems and inform decisions through the analysis and use of data.

Successfully develop and manage a diverse team.

Admission Requirements

This mode of teaching requires students to be self-paced within specific time parameters it is important to make sure this teaching style works for students entering this program. As a result, in addition to City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, students in this program must also meet the requirements listed below.    

  • Applicants must submit a detailed professional resume.
  • Applicants must submit a personally written essay to describe his/her experience and readiness to undertake the program of study. This essay should include the following:
    • Statement about self-direction and time management skills (accustomed to working with little to no guidance, comfortable structuring and following self-imposed deadlines, etc.).
    • Description of how the student plans to find the time for this academic effort (15-20 credits in a given quarter). How will the student make sure this fits with work and family life?



Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Lower – Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Students must meet General Education requirements.  This is typically completed within the 90 required lower division credits. See the General Education Requirements section of this catalog for more detailed information.

For this program, Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning is met through the course MATH 107 Mathematical Reasoning and its Applications or higher.

General Education Requirements

Total Credits

College Composition II (CCII)

5 Credits

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (CM/QSR)

5 Credits

Humanities (HU)

15 Credits

Social Sciences (SS)

15 Credits

Natural Sciences (NS)

15 Credits

Upper Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Management Core (50 Credits)

BAM 400Organizational Communications (HU)


BAM 405Organizational Leadership (SS)


BAM 410Business Operations


BAM 495Strategic Business Management Degree Capstone


Upper-Division Electives (40 Credits)

Choose 40 credits of upper-division undergraduate level elective coursework from other fields or disciplines including business, psychology, communications, information systems, and general education. Contact an admissions advisor for the current list of available courses. The following electives are available in the performance-based format in 20 credit blocks. Students are free, however, to choose electives in any format offered at CityU.

BAM 450Human Resource Management


BAM 455Project and Change Management


BAM 465Manufacturing Operations


BAM 470Training and Organizational Development



Specialized Study Courses (40 Credits)

Choose 40 credits of upper-division undergraduate level specialized study coursework. These courses must be approved by the Program Director.