Business Administration B.A. (Professional Studies)

  1. Communication: Students will be able to organize thoughts and compose ideas to demonstrate articulate written, oral, listening, visual, and media skills for effective presentation to varying audiences
  2. Management and Teamwork: Students will be able to work with others in diverse and cross-functional environments and manage and lead teams to achieve stated objectives
  3. Thinking (critical, strategic, creative) and problem solving: Students will demonstrate excellence in critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, and strategic planning so as to be able to link data, knowledge and insight to make sound strategic decisions on a timely basis
  4. Ethical Reasoning and Spiritual Formation: Students will be able to engage in ethical reflection, evaluate ethical issues, and apply ethical principles and moral values in decision-making
  5. Decision Making: Students will conduct research and apply analytical decision-making skills to identify structure and solve business problems
  6. Business Tools and Technology: Students will exhibit technical expertise and demonstrate the use of information technology as a tactical and strategic resource for business professionals
General Educational Core Requirements31
Business Administration Major Requirements (Lower Division) 15-18
Business Administration Requirements (Upper Division)36
General Electives or Concentration38-35
Total Units120

Lower Division Business Administration Requirements

Lower Division
BUSN-P205Computer Applications3
or BUSN-P277 Business Writing
ACCT-P275Financial Accounting3
ACCT-P282Managerial Accounting3
BUSN-P272Principles of Macroeconomics3
MNGT-P225Career Transitions: Landing Your Ideal0-3
PSYD-265Intro to Statistical Methods3
or MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods
Total Units15-18

Upper Division Business Administration Requirements 

Upper Division
BUSN-316Business Law3
BUSN-P361Organizational Communication3
BUSN-P378Research Methods3
MNGT-P310Design Thinking and Innovation3
MNGT-P372Organizational Behavior3
MNGT-P464Principles of Management3
MRKT-P471Principles of Marketing3
BUSN-P456Business Strategy (Capstone)3
BUSN-P478Organizational Ethics3
or BUSN-P481 Business Through Eyes of Faith
Take one of the following:3
Industrial/Organizational Psyc
Any upper division Marketing course
FINC-P415Data Analytics for Business Decisions3
FINC-P484Financial Management3
Total Units36

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 in Business Administration 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 of Business and Management. 

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 Theology Requirement 3
Year 1 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
ENGL-230 Literary Perspectives 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 1 Term 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 2 Term 1
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 2 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 2 Term 3
ELCT-PLHD9Elective 9 Units 9
Year 3 Term 1
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
ACCT-P275 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT-P282 Managerial Accounting 3
Year 3 Term 2
BUSN-P272 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PSYD-265 Intro to Statistical Methods 3
MNGT-P310 Design Thinking and Innovation 3
Year 3 Term 3
BUSN-P361 Organizational Communication 3
MNGT-P372 Organizational Behavior 3
BUSN-P378 Research Methods 3
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
Year 4 Term 2
BUSN-316 Business Law 3
FINC-P484 Financial Management 3
MRKT-P471 Principles of Marketing 3
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
 Total Units117-120