The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 6, 2002
May 6, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 33


SPSBE Adds Five Undergrad Offerings Geared to Changing Workplace

By Neil A. Grauer
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Addressing the changing needs of American workplaces, the Undergraduate Division of the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education will begin offering this summer new concentrations and dual degree programs for working professionals.

Three new concentrations have been added to the Bachelor of Science in Business and Management program.

Asset protection management addresses the heightened need to initiate and maintain policies and procedures to protect a business's information, personnel and property under adverse circumstances. Courses include security management, understanding terrorism, crisis management and counterespionage in American businesses.

With health care now one of the largest industries in the country, demand has increased for employees who are specially trained in the health care industry's unique business practices. Addressing this need, the health care management concentration will provide a foundation in general business principles and how to apply them in the health care field.

In order to survive in today's competitive environment, managers who can apply knowledge in finance, marketing, management and technology to typical nonprofit situations are needed. Courses in the nonprofit management concentration will include social marketing, community relations and ethics, and leveraging resources.

The three specializations will be offered in an accelerated format for working professionals who have not yet completed their bachelor's degree. Students will complete 60 upper-level credits in two and a half years, taking classes at night and on weekends at SPSBE campuses in the Baltimore-Washington area.

SPSBE's two new dual programs offer working professionals the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and master's degree, also in an accelerated format. The two programs are:

Bachelor of science in business and management/master of business administration.

Bachelor of science in information systems/master of science in information and telecommunication systems.

For more information, call the Division of Undergraduate Studies at 410-312-2880/ 800-GO-TO-JHU or go to