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.
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 .
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:
- Demonstrate the use of effective management processes for planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply leadership principles to various organizational scenarios.
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.
Analyze external and environmental influences such as competitive landscape, globalization, stakeholder interests, culture and technology on organizational decision-making processes.
Recognize ethical principles within an organizational context for addressing ethical dilemmas arising from conflicting values and identify personal and organizational responsibilities.
Demonstrate effective communication knowledge and skills for interacting collaboratively in global environments.
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.