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Strategic decisions. Keen insights. Mentoring skills. Managers in today’s business environments need sharply honed knowledge and skills that can position them for career growth and success. For many, the path to a corner office starts with a bachelor’s degree in management.
National University’s (NU’s) Bachelor of Arts in Management can prepare you to pursue a broad range of careers in any industry. Whether you’re focused on respect and recognition or specialization in a particular area of the business world, our BA in Management is designed to help you gain an edge on competition and develop a new level of visionary insight.
Maybe you’re in the early stage of your business career and are looking for a way to advance. Perhaps you have a military background, but want to transition into the civilian workforce. Possibly you’re an aspiring entrepreneur hoping to start your own company. Whatever your motivation, NU’s highly regarded BA in Management program can put you on the right track to a world of possibilities.
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Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s Bachelor of Arts in Management program, you will have developed the following skills:
- Describe the basic functions of management and their practical implications on the operations of the organization
- Analyze and evaluate management, leadership, and motivation theories
- Identify organizational behavior, communications, change theories and their practical implications
- Explain the effect of international business environmental factors (legal, economic, and cultural) in the context of global business
- Explain the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in the everyday conduct of business
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“The BA in Management program offers advanced curriculum taught by dedicated educators, which has prepared me to excel in today’s complex business world.”
-Samantha Valenzuela, Class of 2022
BA Management Program FAQs
Yes. Continuing your education into our Master of Business Administration program empowers you to build on the foundations of the BA program and focus more on a specific area of interest.
At NU, BA Management degree students have the option to take three higher-level electives that count towards the MBA degree. Once students take these courses, they are counted towards their bachelor’s degree. However, if a student chooses to go on to the MBA, they will have three of their courses already completed. Since the MBA can be completed in less than a year, students who capitalize on the higher-level electives can finish their MBA in as few as nine months.
It’s like getting double credit. You can take your electives in the BA in Management program and then transition them to the MBA. That’s a major time accelerator and time-saver!
Generally speaking, a bachelor of arts degree (BA) will have a heavier emphasis on the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and a greater focus will be placed on building skills in critical thinking and communication. A bachelor of science degree is more likely to include coursework in science, math, and technology and emphasize proficiency in logic, reasoning, and qualitative skills. Choosing between a BA or BS degree is largely a matter of personal choice and the type of career you’re likely to pursue.
Many successful business leaders begin their professional journey after completing their Bachelor of Arts in Management degree. NU’s program offers an excellent pathway for working professionals to advance into leadership opportunities within their respective careers. It’s designed to give you a competitive edge over fellow job seekers when pursuing a broad range of management roles.
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