Business Process Management

What Is It?:

Business Process Management develops concepts and skills for crafting innovative ways to deliver a firm’s goods and services. It focuses upon the productive management of capital as well as human and information resources, and upon the process of value creation. The coursework devotes particular attention to the definition of business goals, along with the design of management policies and procedures for achieving those goals.

For more information, please visit the Department of Business Administration.

Courses That Introduce the Major:

  • Pre-College of Business Coursework
    • ECON 102—Microeconomics Principles
    • ECON 103—Macroeconomics Principles
    • MATH Sequence (see website for options)

Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.

Possible Career Opportunities:

There are a number of options available to students who major in Business Process Management.  Here is just a small list of possible career opportunities:

  • Design and/or manage the technical operations of a complex, computer-controlled manufacturing firm
  • Provide technical support for a large-scale retailer and/or distributor
  • Design and/or manage technology that supports investment portfolios
  • Strategy consultant
  • Project manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Quality management professional

Common Career Titles Related to this Major:

(Some careers may require education beyond an undergraduate degree)

  • Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Manager Specialist
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Enhancing Your Academic Experience:

  • Participating in undergraduate research
  • Applying for a study abroad experience
  • Utilizing resources of The Career Center
  • Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) related to this major, such as:
    • OTCR Consulting: Works with clients ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500 corporations with service offerings that span Business Strategy, Technology Strategy, and Technology Implementation.
    • Phi Beta Lambda business society: Provides members with leadership skills and professionalism in preparation for the business world.

Related Skills:

  • Understanding of computer and other technologies
  • Quantitative reasoning skills
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding of business systems

Further Information:

For more information on what you can do with a major in Business Process Management, visit The Career Center’s webpage: What Can I Do With This Major.

There are several professional organizations dedicated to Business Process Management professionals.  Their websites might be able to provide a glimpse in the world of BPM.  These organizations include American Management Association and BPM Institute.

For more information on the classes needed for a degree in Business Process Management, visit Undergraduate Programs.