Business Common Professional Components – BMAL 590

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to give students a foundation of the common professional components necessary to understand the graduate level business concepts in the MBA. Students who pass each component will demonstrate proficiency in each of the following: Marketing, Business Finance, Accounting, Management, Legal Environment of Business, Business Ethics, Global Dimensions of Business, Information Management Systems, Quantitative Techniques/Statistics, Business Integration and Strategic Management. This course is required for admission to the MBA for all students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or accounting.




This course is designed for students without an undergraduate degree in business or accounting, and who want a bridge into the MBA. This ensures that students entering the MBA program have the foundation of knowledge needed for MBA courses.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Utilize concepts within each of the 15 identified common professional core competency areas.
  2. Apply APA standards of writing and formatting.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and module presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

As the first activity in this course, please read the syllabus and Student Expectations. After reading the syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Academic Leveling Certificates (ALCs) (16)

The student will complete 16 ALCs, using Peregrine’s Academic Leveling Course Modules. A pre-test on each of the 15 business component subject areas will be given. If a sufficient score of 75% is earned, the student will proceed to the next module. If a sufficient score of 75% is not earned, the students will be required to go through the module and complete all exercises. Upon completion of the exercises, a post-exam will be given. Students are given two opportunities for each of the 15 business component subject area post-exams. The module for Write & Cite (APA) does not include a pre-test; however, there are still three attempts allowed (all classified as post-exam attempts). Failure of any of the 16 ALC modules will result in failure of the course, as the passing of all modules, including the Write & Cite (APA) module, is required for MBA admittance.

At the completion of each module, a certificate will be made available. Each certificate must then be uploaded to Blackboard using the appropriate links. Students will upload either the pre-test or the post-test certificate, as appropriate. The completion scores will be verified against a report received from Peregrine. Academic Integrity policies will be followed. Any discrepancies in the submission documents by the students and the Peregrine report will be investigated and handled accordingly.

No partial points are given on modules; full points are awarded for passing the module with a minimum score of 75%. Zero points are awarded for not achieving the 75% minimum score.

Check Ins (7)

Students are required to check in during weeks two (2), four (4), and six (6), eight (8), ten (10), twelve (12), and fourteen (14), using the appropriate links in Blackboard. This will be used to gauge progress throughout the course.