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BA in Service Management

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management program is designed to give enrolled students a comprehensive understanding of service operations and management in one of four areas of specialty. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Service Management here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Service Management

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Service Management program should have graduated high school and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Students who are interested in a management career in hospitality, restaurant, retail, and nonprofit organizations could enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Service Management from Ashford University. Students discover how to deliver services in organizations devoted to customer care and learn to assess logistics in a variety of service environments. The online courses include accounting, human resources, and marketing. This program is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢, and online business students have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

Students must select one of four specializations in this degree program: hospitality enterprise, retail management, non-profit enterprise, and restaurant enterprise management. A specialization consists of four courses, each worth three credits.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Service Management:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • MGT 330: Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 303: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 311: Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ACC 205: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206: Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ECO 204: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • SRV 301: Introduction to Service Management (3 credits)
  • SRV 312: Service Operations Management (3 credits)
  • SRV 340: Marketing in a Services Environment (3 credits)
  • BUS 401: Principles of Finance (3 credits)
  • BUS 402: Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 23-26 credits in elective courses, depending on which specialization they select.

Specialization Requirements

Specialization course requirements vary depending on the chosen specialization.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Service Management program who are interested in working in retail, hospitality, non-profit, or restaurant management could pursue a master's degree in hospitality management, business administration, tourism, or public administration. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the qualifications needed for a position in an area of specialty related to service management.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Arts in Hospitality Management
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts/Science in Accounting
  • Master of Arts in Finance
  • Master of Arts in Management
  • Master of International Business

Career Paths:

Ashford University 's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in tourism, hotel or restaurant management, retail marketing, or the non-profit sector. Service management is a very broad field that presents numerous career options.

Possibilities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Restaurant manager
  • Chain store management trainee
  • Event promoter
  • Non-profit administration
  • Restaurant consultant
  • Service business marketing

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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