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Bachelor of Professional Studies Program at the College of Charleston

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) program provides adult students with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. We designed this program with flexibility in mind. Now, busy adults can balance their work and life responsibilities with their academics. We offer concentrations in four areas of study.

The concentrations are applied communication, healthcare and medical services management,  organizational management and development and project management.

Applied Communication

Applied Communication Concentration College of Charleston BPS

Students will learn how to effectively communicate with both internal and external organizational stakeholders. Students will focus on topics like public relations, marketing, social media, professional writing and both customer and employee relations. A degree in applied communication prepares students for careers in (1) professional writing and editing, (2) external communications like marketing, public relations, social media and customer relations, and (3) internal communications like employee communication and relations, organizational coaching and dispute resolution.

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Healthcare and Medical Services Management

Healthcare and Medical Services Management Concentration College of Charleston BPS

Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare structure, operations management, finance, law and regulation. A degree in healthcare and medical services management prepares students for a career as a healthcare administrator, medical practice manager, health center administrator and a healthcare marketing and sales director.

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Organizational Management and Development

Organizational Management and Development Concentration College of Charleston BPS

Students will learn about the efficient and effective leadership, management and development of organizations. Students will learn and integrate the key components of the leadership and management cycle comprised of assessing external and internal environments, strategic planning, organizational design, process management, human resource management, leading and coaching others, multi-level assessment of performance and organizational change and development. A degree in organizational management and development prepares students for careers as entrepreneurs, managers and professional specialists in areas like strategy, process management and organizational development.

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Project Management

Project Management Concentration College of Charleston BPS

Students who choose this concentration will learn how to expertly manage complex projects from beginning to end. The focus is on leadership, time management and effective communication. A degree in project management prepares students for a career in any industry. Students can expect to find jobs as a consultant, program manager, information technology project manager, operations manager and product manager.

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