B.A. in Business Management

APU’s business management major offers each student a solid business foundation, followed by a focus on a special area of interest that aligns with their career goals.

61 units

Preparation for a business career requires a deep appreciation for, and a sound understanding of, the marketplace. Thus the business management major program is designed for those who seek a broad spectrum of business courses or wish to combine several fields. This program develops competence in conceptual, human, and technical skills, and these skills—developed through a well-chosen sequence of electives—make those completing the program well prepared for employment in public- and private-sector organizations.

Career Opportunities

Coursework in general business management includes a fundamental system of values that serves as the basis for decision making. Students are prepared upon graduation for first-line management positions such as supervisor and team or shift leader. This degree also prepares and equips students for staff specialist or general administration positions. Students may enter into a wide range of industries, including retail and sales, commercial banking, real estate, savings and loan associations, entertainment, and more. Some graduates begin new ventures, operate small businesses, develop new products, or return to the family business.


The Bachelor of Arts in Business Management comprises 61 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (including the Business Core).

Business Core Courses
ACCT 120Principles of Accounting I4
ACCT 121Principles of Accounting II3
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 13
MGMT 210Principles of Management3
BUSI 240Introduction to Information Systems3
ECON 250Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 251Principles of Microeconomics3
MKTG 260Principles of Marketing3
BUSI 296Business Law3
BUSI 370International Business 33
FIN 320Principles of Corporate Finance3
or FIN 300 Business Finance for Managers
MGMT 448Organizational and Administrative Behavior 43
MGMT 450Strategic Management 53
Business Management Courses
MGMT 311Leadership In Management3
MGMT 312Managing Teams and Groups3
MGMT 410Production Management3
MGMT 445Human Resource Management3
Business Management Electives
Select three of the following:9
Personal Finance
Business and Entrepreneurship
Topics in International Management and Strategy
Real Estate Management
Business Management Internship 5
Sales and Sales Management
Retail Management
Global Marketing Management
Total Units61

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Competent Business Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
  2. Critical Thinking: Identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  3. Christian Business Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
  4. Written Communication: Convey ideas clearly through professional written communication.
  5. Oral Communication: Express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
  6. Collaborative Teamwork: Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
  7. Comprehensive Global Awareness: Identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
  8. Discipline Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of business management concepts.
  9. Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Solve core management problems, or analyze management situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.