Management, B.S. Business Administration

Program Overview

Are you a natural born leader who likes to strategize, organize, innovate, and collaborate with others? When faced with problems, do people tend to look to you for solutions? Do you enjoy being in charge of projects or tasks? You may just have what it takes to be a successful manager or entrepreneur.

A PLNU Bachelor of Science in Management equips you with the intellectual and professional tools needed to assume positions of responsibility within an organization. Courses in leadership, organizational behavior, operations management, finance, and strategy will help you understand different areas and demands of the workplace. These courses, alongside your choice of a concentration in entrepreneurship or global business, will shape you into a leader of purpose and influence.

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Randal Schober, Ed.D.

With more than 20 years of combined experience in entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and organizational leadership, Randal Schober brings a wealth of knowledge to graduate and undergraduate students of PLNU’s Fermanian School of Business.

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Additionally, student-run business clubs like Launch Point will give you opportunities to test what you learn in class against real-world circumstances. You might choose to participate with Toast at the Point and hone your public speaking abilities for the professional environment. Or you can even decide to take your learning abroad through one of the international opportunities offered by the Fermanian School of Business. Some of the global options available to you are Mexico business tours; the 2+1+1 China partnership study abroad; or even business class trips to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

Skilled managers are in high demand. PLNU management graduates are leaders of purpose with a passion for people, communication, and systems. This transferrable set of skills has led to work opportunities in an array of industries, because management alumni understand how to maximize people's potential, implement organization, overcome obstacles, and strategize effectively in any environment. PLNU graduates have gone on to work at companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, Under Armour, General Atomics Aeronautical, Hurley, and ADP.

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Student Profile

Andrew Sutton

Andrew graduated from PLNU in 2012 with a B.A. in business administration and is the Head of Operations and Fulfillment at a San Diego based e-commerce company called Tipsy Elves, which offers a variety of fun holiday apparel and was featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013.

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A Bachelor of Science in Management can lead to careers in:

  • Consulting
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources and Labor Relations
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
  • Property and Real Estate Management
  • Hotel Management
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