Bachelor of Arts in Management
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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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Bachelor of Arts in Management, Business Law
The Business Law specialization is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in law, business, or government. In addition to foundational studies in marketing, operations, finance, and management, the specialization coursework provides you with an understanding of international law, negotiations, public contracting, and the complex legal issues that exist in today’s business environment.Learn More
Bachelor of Arts in Management, Project Management
Project Management is one of the most in-demand skills within modern businesses and organizations. This bachelor specialization provides you with the fundamental knowledge to manage project budgets, teams, and timelines; improve productivity, profitability, and quality of work; and mitigate project risks. Whether you’re looking for an immediate job or want to continue your studies to get a professional certification in Project Management or an MBA, these capabilities should give you a competitive advantage toward advancing your career.Learn More
Bachelor of Arts in Management, Economics
The Economics specialization is designed for those who want to progress beyond microeconomics and macroeconomics to examine how individuals, businesses and governments make decisions in allocating their resources. The coursework teaches quantitative analysis, economic fundamentals, and monetary principles that can prepare you for success in graduate business studies, law school, professional training, and employment opportunities in government, the private sector, and international organizations.Learn More
Bachelor of Arts in Management, Marketing
The Marketing specialization explores the concepts and techniques of marketing, sales, and advertising; and how to apply these principles to promotional strategy, decision-making, and analysis. The coursework provides you with the fundamentals for a range of opportunities in the business and marketing fields, including marketing management, marketing research, market analysis, product/brand manager, retailing, sales promotion, and international marketing.Learn More
Bachelor of Arts in Management, Human Resource Management
The Human Resource (HR) Management specialization provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively support employees and improve the overall performance of an organization while promoting its culture, values, and strategies. As a professional in the fast-growing field of HR, you’ll help select and guide job candidates, facilitate training, determine salaries and protocols, and enable employees and organizations to reach their goals and objectives.Learn More
Bachelor of Arts in Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Alternative Dispute Resolution specialization is designed for those interested in pursuing degrees in Legal Studies, Business and Public Administration, or Leadership and Counseling. The coursework will position you to grow in the role of an ADR specialist as the demand for ADR increases in the fields of law, business, counseling, government, community services, and nonprofit work. Upon completion, you’ll understand the fundamentals needed to diagnose conflict, guide diverse cultures in finding peaceful solutions, and become an effective negotiator, mediator, facilitator, or arbitrator.Learn More
Bachelor of Arts in Management, Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurship specialization is designed for those seeking practical knowledge in starting, operating, and managing a small and growing business. It provides you with specialized knowledge in entrepreneurship, e-business operations, small business management, and family business. Coursework explores venture capital acquisition, risk management, new business registration, security, bankruptcy, estate planning, philanthropy, and family business issues.Learn More
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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National University degrees do not guarantee employment or salary of any kind. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review desired job positions to review degrees, education, and/or training required to apply for desired positions. Prospective students should monitor these positions as requirements, salary, and other relevant factors can change over time.
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