This major is designed to provide expansive knowledge of the business environment from a systems perspective. Classes such as management, organizational behavior, marketing and accounting provide the foundation for advanced classes in finance, economics, statistics, research and analysis. A business issue or concern is researched and analyzed to help students focus on practical information to develop a strategic plan that benefits the business or organization. Together, all the courses provide a practical guide to business operations in a variety of organizations, from entrepreneurial to well established. Threaded throughout the major is an ethical perspective. The major is designed to provide a solid background for graduates to use in seeking responsible employment or promotion.
- Application form and fee
- A minimum 2.4 GPA, below 2.4 can submit a petition
- Two years' postsecondary work experience.
- Need a minimum of 6 transferable units, below 6 units can submit a petition
- Note: need 60 units before starting the major
Program Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will articulate the practical applications of management theories, business principles and research studies through working with applied business problems, projects and case studies.
2. Students will identify, evaluate and synthesize information by utilizing the most appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods, tools, devices and modalities for effective decision-making.
3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between business administration and the Christian faith through their ability to discern, reason and create resolutions to ethical issues.
4. Students will present and discuss management theory and business practicies through effective verbal and nonverbal communication in group settings.
5. Students will demonstrate logical reasoning and critical analysis to develop and implement business concepts and management practive in an effective manner through proper written language.
North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced Campuses, Online
Program Length/Semester Starts
Eighteen-month cohort program.
Students must earn a C- or higher to receive credit for their business management courses. Exceptions: Students may receive credit for BIB-314 and BIB-451, as well as any other general education or elective course, with a D -.