Business Management

Combining a well-rounded background in liberal arts and sciences with a comprehensive study of business related disciplines, the Business Management degree will prepare you to effectively manage people, projects and organizations.

California Lutheran University’s School of Management provides a learning environment that supports realizing your full potential for professional preparation and personal growth.

Graduates enter careers in banking, management, marketing, international trade, consulting and business ownership.

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Program Highlights

The university environment provides an opportunity to experience the world of national and international business. Cal Lutheran offers the Center for Leadership and Values, the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting and the California Institute of Finance. You will complete a core managerial program comprised of courses in accounting, business law, finance, organizational behavior, computer information systems, marketing and strategic management.

Locations Offered

Note: Some business courses may need to be completed on the Thousand Oaks campus.

Program Requirements

Required credits: 39 credits minimum; 28 upper division credits. 2.0 minimum GPA.

Required Courses

BUS 251 (4) Principles of Accounting
BUS 252 (4) Managerial Accounting
BUS 367 (4) Behavior in Organizations
BUS 374 (4) Business Law 
BUS 375 (4) Principles of Marketing
BUS 381 (4) Information, Systems, and Organizational Design*
BUS 391 (4) Principles of Finance
BUS 469 (4) Strategic Management (Capstone)
BUS 476 (4) International Business Behavior

*BUS 381 replaces BUS 310 as of Winter 2016


ECON 311 (4) Statistical Methods

Required Supporting Courses

ECON 200 (3) Micro-Economics
ECON 201 (3) Macro-Economics

Business Communications

BUS 301 (4) Communication for Managers


MATH 245 (4) Applied Calculus


One of the following:
BUS/REL 354 (4) Theology and Business
PHIL 315 (4) Social Ethics
PHIL 350 (4)Technology and Value
REL 350 (4) Christian Ethics


Required credits: 20 credits minimum; 12 upper division credits.  2.0 minimum GPA.


BUS 251 (4) Principles of Accounting
BUS 252 (4) Managerial Accounting
BUS 391 (4) Principles of Finance

Elective Courses

Two courses (8 units) from Business Administration curriculum (Bus 367, 374, 375, 381, Econ 311)


ECON 200 (3) Micro-Economics
ECON 201 (3) Macro-Economics