Minor in Business Administration (Professional)

APU’s professional minor in business administration equips students with the leadership and analytical skills needed to lead positive change in today’s business world, and can be taken only in conjunction with one of APU’s bachelor’s completion programs.

21 units

Today’s business leaders must be agile and able to adapt to a rapidly changing business world while leading employees by modeling character, integrity, and compassion. Relevant coursework addresses current issues in business and encourages the integration of real-world work experiences and hands-on projects. Students may combine these experiences with internships or international study opportunities to further expand their portfolio and network.

Benefits of Adding a Minor

A minor can help students complement their bachelor’s degree and stand out to future employers, helping them expand their employment opportunities as they study an additional area of interest. The versatility of the business administration minor complements any major, giving students the opportunity to demonstrate management expertise in any field and possibly providing an edge in their job search, while also adding knowledge that can be used throughout an individual’s career. 

Certificates, Credentials, and Microcredentials

Throughout the program, students build on existing experience while gaining a strong foundation in business management and leadership. Students in this program also have the opportunity to earn internationally recognized certificates, credentials, and microcredential badges that can be added to résumés and uploaded to online portfolios, certifying and showcasing their mastery of certain skills or abilities to potential employers.


PRBA 120Principles of Accounting I3
PRBA 210Principles of Management3
PRBA 260Marketing Principles3
PRBA 370International Business 13
PRBA 448Organization and Administrative Behavior 23
PRBA 305Operations Management3
PRBA 445Human Resource Management3
Total Units21

Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Critical Thinking: Identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  2. Quantitative Reasoning: Analyze quantitative data to address real-world or discipline-specific business problems.
  3. Information Technology: Apply current information technologies to business issues.
  4. Christian Business Ethics: Use biblically-based ethics to make moral and virtuous ethical and socially responsible business decisions.
  5. Written Communication: Convey ideas clearly and effectively through professional written communication.
  6. Oral Communication: Communicate in informative or persuasive ways using the appropriate genre, channel, structure, and style.
  7. Global/Multicultural Awareness: Informed by biblically-based ethics, students will identify and respond to cultural, economic, and political aspects of business in multicultural and global environments.