Management B.A. (Professional Education)

  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. 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
  6. Management Principles: Students will demonstrate proficiency in applying the theories, practices and skills specific to management, including the four managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling organizational resources, within a culturally diverse and global environment.
General Educational Core Requirements31
Management Major Requriements (Lower Division)15-18
Management Major Requriements (Upper Division)36
General Electives or Concentration38-35
Total Units120

Lower Division Management Requirements

Lower Division
Take any 3 unit Communication (COMM) course3
Take any 3 unit introductory Marketing (MRKT) course3
Take any 3 unit Psychology (PSYD or PSYC) course3
MNGT-P225Career Transitions: Landing Your Ideal0-3
Select one course:3
BUSN-P125Computer Applications3
or BUSN-P277 Business Writing
BUSN-P215Principles of Macroeconomics (or take a 3 unit Finance class)3
Total Units18-21

Upper Division Management Requirements

BUSN-P361Organizational Communication3
BUSN-P378Research Methods3
BUSN-P478Organizational Ethics3
or BUSN-P481 Business Through Eyes of Faith
PSYD-352Industrial/Organizational Psyc3
or PSYD-432 Social/Cultural Psychology
FINC-P415Data Analytics for Business Decisions3
MNGT-P310Design Thinking and Innovation3
MNGT-P325Management Theory and Practice3
MNGT-P342Human Resource Managment3
MNGT-P346Organizational Behavior3
MNGT-P470Special Topic in Management (Conflict Management and Negotiations recommended)3
MNGT-P413Managerial Leadership (Capstone)3
MNGT-P464Principles of 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 Management 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
MRKT-P471 Principles of Marketing 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 2 Term 1
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
PSYC-103 Introduction to Psychology 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
Year 2 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
Year 2 Term 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 3 Term 1
COMM-201 Speech Composition and Presentation 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
Year 3 Term 2
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
MNGT-P310 Design Thinking and Innovation 3
Year 3 Term 3
BUSN-P361 Organizational Communication 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
MNGT-PLHDOMSp Topic in Mngt or Managing Org Change 3
Year 4 Term 3
MNGT-P413 Managerial Leadership 3
MNGT-P225 Career Transitions: Landing Your Ideal 0-3
MNGT-PLHDPYSocial/Cultural Psych or Prin of Mngt 3
 Total Units102-105