Business Administration B.A.

General Educational Core Requirements34-37
Business Administration Prerequisite Requirements12
Business Core Requirements21
Major Core Requirements15
Electives or Concentration38-35
Total Units120

Business Administration Major Prerequisite Courses

Prior to completing the Business Administration Core Requirements, students must successfully complete the following prerequisite courses: 

Lower Division
ACCT-P275Financial Accounting3
ACCT-P282Managerial Accounting3
BUSN-P272Managerial Economics3
PSYD-265Intro to Statistical Methods3
Total Units12

Business Core Courses (All Majors)

Upper Division
MNGT-P310Design Thinking and Innovation3
BUSN-P361Organizational Communication3
MNGT-P372Organizational Behavior3
BUSN-P378Research Methods3
FINC-P415Data Analytics for Business Decisions3
BUSN-P416Intercultural Dynamics in Business3
or BUSN-P481 Business Through Eyes of Faith
BUSN-P478Organizational Ethics3
Total Units21

 Business Administration Major Courses 

In addition to the Prerequisites and the Business Core Requirements for a Business Administration Major, students must successfully complete the following courses:

Upper Division
BUSN-P316Business Law3
FINC-P484Financial Management3
MRKT-P471Principles of Marketing3
MNGT-P457Management Information Systems3
or MNGT-P464 Principles of Management
BUSN-P456Business Strategy (Capstone)3
Total Units15

Disclaimer: This sample Multi-Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the School for Professional Studies. 


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
ENGL-115 Foundations for College Writing II 3
ENGL-220 Researched Writing 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
REML-PLHDSPS Religion Requirement 3
 Units12
Year 4 Term 1
FINC-P415 Data Analytics for Business Decisions 3
BUSN-P478 Organizational Ethics 3
BUSN-PLHDBUIntercultural Dyn or Bus Eyes of Faith 3
 Units9
Year 4 Term 2
BUSN-316 Legal Aspects/Business Process 3
FINC-P484 Financial Management 3
MRKT-P471 Principles of Marketing 3
 Units9
Year 4 Term 3
BUSN-P456 Business Strategy 3
MNGT-P225 Career Transitions: Landing Your Ideal 0-3
MNGT-PLHDBUMngt Info Systems or Principles of Mngt 3
 Units6-9
Year 1 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
ENGL-230 Literary Perspectives 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units12
Year 1 Term 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units9
Year 2 Term 1
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units12
Year 2 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units12
Year 2 Term 3
ELCT-PLHD9Elective 9 Units 9
BUOM-PLHDBusiness Writing or Computer Apps 3
 Units12
Year 3 Term 1
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
ACCT-P275 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT-P282 Managerial Accounting 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 2
BUSN-P272 Managerial Economics 3
PSYD-265 Intro to Statistical Methods 3
MNGT-P310 Design Thinking and Innovation 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 3
BUSN-P361 Organizational Communication 3
MNGT-P372 Organizational Behavior 3
BUSN-P378 Research Methods 3
 Units9
 Total Units120-123