The key difference between a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is how you enter the Marylhurst degree program when you apply. The majority of our incoming students pursue the B.S. The B.A.S. is for those students who hold a technical degree or who have completed an Associate of Applied Science through a community college with a program. The content and requirements in Marylhurst’s business management program is no different whether you pursue a B.S. or B.A.S.
Laura Sequeira – Admissions Counselor for Business Programs
“Business management is a solid, career-focused program. And because it’s offered by Marylhurst University – an applied liberal arts school, our students also take coursework that grows them as a good professional by building communication, interpersonal, problem-solving skills. Please let me know if you have any questions about this program. I’m happy to help.”
100% Online Option to Complete the Business Management Curriculum
Complete Marylhurst’s Business Management program from anywhere. If attending face-to-face courses is not something you can do as part of your busy schedule, consider pursuing this program 100% online. Content is presented in five-week accelerated online courses. Interaction between faculty and students is built into each course so you still get the hands-on, team-orientated environment as our on-campus students.
Marylhurst is a degree completion university, which means the majority of our undergraduate students transfer in their lower-division credits. The Business Management program is no exception, and requires that you transfer in a minimum of 50 credits before starting your major degree coursework. This also allows you to complete your lower-division courses at a community college (at a lower cost) and then go right into the major and finish within two-to-three years.
Business Management Curriculum & Degree Requirements
To earn your bachelor’s in business management from Marylhurst, you will complete 180-quarter credits (through a combination of Marylhurst courses and by transferring in credits from your previous college work). The degree requirements feature three main areas:
Major requirements (70 credits)
- Foundation courses – you will take courses that provide fundamentals in business management. Sample course titles include:
- Business Writing and Communication
- Statistics for Managers
- Personal Ethics in Organizations
- Business Management Courses – in-depth coursework in business management. Sample course titles include:
- Human Resources
- Business Law
- Managing in Dynamic Environments
- Strategic Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Capstone Paper
You will take one course in applied management principles and within the course, write a comprehensive capstone paper highlighting your business management study as a final element of your degree program.
Marylhurst Core (8 credits)
The majority of your lower-division courses will be transferred in before you start this program. You will take the remaining fundamental coursework focused on the applied liberal arts such as communication skills, critical thinking, writing, problem-solving and leadership.
General electives (102 credits)
Choose courses outside of Business Management from Marylhurst’s diverse undergraduate programs to better define your career focus. Most Marylhurst incoming students transfer in credit from their previous college work or through our Prior Learning Assessment program that go toward their general electives.
The average time to complete the Business Management program is two years. Marylhurst is a degree completion institution meaning most of our students enter our university with some previous college credit, reducing the investment of time and financial resources necessary to earn their degree.