Jun 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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Business Management, B.S. or B.A.S.

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The business management program provides graduates with a deep background in leadership, management processes and organizational functions. The broad curriculum covers topics from marketing and finance to law and strategic planning, to prepare you to lead and manage responsibly in dynamic environments. Our program places a special emphasis on helping you learn how to integrate sustainable leadership principles, ethics and service into a management role.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management (B.A.S.) builds on a core of professional/technical coursework earned outside of Marylhurst. Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or other technical degree, or have completed a body of at least 45 credits in a single professional/technical discipline, can apply up to 90 of those credits toward the B.A.S. degree. The major requirements are the same for the B.A. and the B.A.S.

Career Paths

Our business graduates are prepared to pursue careers in corporations, government and nonprofit organizations, or to start or run a small business. You’ll also be prepared to pursue graduate studies, including an MBA program.

Program Entry Requirements

All applicants must complete WR 221  Expository Writing, Critical Thinking, and Argumentation  or higher (with a C- or better) before beginning coursework in the major. In addition, it is recommended that students complete the Marylhurst Core requirements, as well as the prerequisite for BUS 320  Business Statistics 

Transfer Credits

Students may not use transfer credit to meet BUS 302 , BUS 498  and WR 323 ; these courses must be taken at Marylhurst.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing a B.S. or B.A.S. in Business Management will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate the use of effective management processes for planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply leadership principles to various organizational scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various organizational functions such as finance, marketing, human resources, strategy and planning, information technology, and their impact on management processes.

  4. Analyze external and environmental influences such as competitive landscape, globalization, stakeholder interests, culture and technology on organizational decision-making processes.

  5. Recognize ethical principles within an organizational context for addressing ethical dilemmas arising from conflicting values and identify personal and organizational responsibilities.

  6. Demonstrate effective communication knowledge and skills for interacting collaboratively in global environments.

  7. Demonstrate a broad-based liberal arts perspective that is applicable for business-related analysis and decision making and understand the value liberal arts knowledge gives to management.

Summary of Degree Requirements

Major Requirements 60 credits
Marylhurst Core Requirements 28 credits

Requirements satisfied within the major: 

Analytical and Applied Learning: MC 201 Entering Student Seminar
Quantitative Reasoning: BUS 320 Statistics
Values & Beliefs: BUS 400 Business Ethics
Critical Reflection and Integrative Learning: MC 401 Senior Core Project


General Electives 92 credits
Total credits required for degree 180 credits








Major Requirements

Coursework with a grade less than C- will not be applied toward any major requirement. A cumulative Marylhurst GPA of 2.25 or higher is required for graduation.

Total for the Major - 60 credits

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