By design, the required business core is kept lean in order to increase flexibility to accommodate a diverse student population. Frequent one-on-one consultation with an adviser helps students select courses that are right for them and that meet their personal plan. Most business students starting at Marylhurst transfer some community college credits and many are able to take advantage of the Prior Learning Assessment program (see Prior Learning Assessment Program ).
If students want to add an area of focus to their business degree, the department offers the following disciplines or business areas: leadership, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, business management, and sustainability.
The department also offers one-credit professional seminars (MGT 465 ) that bring students the best practices taught by leaders on the cutting edge in their field. See further information about the professional development seminars on MGT 465 Professional Development Seminars .
Business and leadership students take an integrated self-assessment upon entering the program in their BUS 300 class and upon completion of the program in their BUS 491 class. Most of the questions require critical thinking and knowledge of fundamental business principles (i.e., marketing, finance, managerial accounting, organizational behavior, and strategy). Students receive individual, scaled scores that demonstrate their understanding of key business concepts. The department uses the assessment to measure student academic achievement and to assess program outcomes. The assessments are taken as part of the BUS 300 and BUS 491 courses.
Clackamas Community College
Marylhurst business programs have collaborated with Clackamas Community College for many years. The current articulations are listed below.
Retail Management Articulation Agreement
Clackamas Community College and Marylhurst University have partnered to create an innovative path for students to segue directly from the Statewide Retail Management Certificate Programs and the two-year Associate of Applied Science, Retail Management degree into the Marylhurst Business and Leadership bachelor’s degree.
In addition to the 90 credits required for the AS degree, students can transfer an additional 30 credits for a total of 120 credits as outlined in the articulation agreement. The remaining 60 upper-division credits are to be taken at Marylhurst.
Project Management Articulation Agreement
The Marylhurst University and Clackamas Community College Business departments have partnered since 1999 to facilitate the credit-transfer process and Bachelor of Science completion for students completing the Project Management program at Clackamas Community College.
Industrial Technology Articulation Agreement: Clackamas Community College and PGE Corporate University
The need to train journeyman employees in management skills and concepts and to create a clear succession plan to replace large numbers of retiring managers is the prime motivator of this articulation agreement. Marylhurst University and the Clackamas Community College Business department have partnered to facilitate the movement of students from the Portland General Electric Corporate University/Clackamas Community College Line Apprentice and Meter Reader apprenticeship programs into Marylhurst University.
Marylhurst University Advising
As soon as Clackamas Community College students express interest in finishing their degree at Marylhurst, they will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Marylhurst adviser to ensure that an educational degree plan is created that allows them to get the mutual benefits of both schools. This process helps students take the right classes at the right school saving time, saving money, and maximizing the quality and value of their education.
Additional Business Articulation Agreements
The Marylhurst University School of Business has additional articulation agreements with other community colleges. Please contact the department for further information.