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BA in Management

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
San Diego
Intakes monthly

San Diego
Intakes monthly

Program description

BA in Management

Gain an edge on the competition and develop a new level of business insight through the Bachelor of Arts in Management. This flexible degree emphasizes the management of organizations and personnel in multicultural and global settings. A variety of business-related concentrations are offered, helping you to grow your knowledge in specific areas of interest. Concentrations include alternative dispute resolution, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, and project management. For students interested in further global management study, National University offers the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts in the Management/Master of Global Management Transition Program.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Preparation for Major

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Legal Aspects of Business I

Core Requirements

  • Information Management in Organizations
  • Principles of Management & Organizations
  • Ethics in Law, Business & Management
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Survey of Global Business
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Survey in Human Resource Management & Organizational
  • Development
  • Strategic Business Management (Capstone)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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, and change theories and their practical implications.
  • Explain the effect of international business environmental factors (legal, economic, and cultural) on the conduct of global business.
  • Explain the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in the everyday conduct of business.

Career opportunities

Entry Level Positions

  • Sales/management trainee
  • Merchandise/retail manager
  • Human resource assistant
  • Systems analyst
  • Financial planner/manager

Further Education/Experience Required

  • Personnel administrator
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing/advertising/PR manager
  • Public sector/nonprofit manager
  • City/industrial relations manager

Potential Employers of Management Majors

  • Business & industry
  • Schools/universities
  • Federal/state government
  • Manufacturers
  • Real estate agencies
  • Retail stores
  • Banks/financial institutions
  • Insurance agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Service industries
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Health care industry
  • Stock brokerage firms

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...

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Four-Week Classes

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Online and On-Campus

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WSCUC Accredited

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Office of International Affairs
9388 Lightwave Avenue
92123 San Diego California
United States of America

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