Business leaders must be multi-talented and versatile, ready to shift from financial strategist to marketing innovator to team motivator. The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program prepares you to take on these varying roles so that you can play a pivotal part in guiding your organization to success.

In our business management program, you’ll learn to plan and execute business projects effectively, while gaining crucial interpersonal skills for informed, ethical decision-making, leading and motivating teams and persuasive communication.

Whether you are ready to advance at your organization or aspire to be a business owner, manager or entrepreneur, a degree in business management provides you with the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed and lead in the fast-paced business world. See the business management curriculum.

At Cal Lutheran, we pride ourselves on providing personal attention to each of our students. Our classes are intentionally kept small so that you can connect with your instructors and peers. You’ll also have access to a personal academic counselor who will guide and support you every step of the way.

This major is part of our Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program, which is designed for working adults and lifelong learners resuming their education. Each student enters the program with a minimum of 24 transfer credits, with many bringing in even more credits.

Program Overview


Courses offered online or on campus in Thousand Oaks or Oxnard


Evening classes once per week, Monday – Thursday


Flexible part-time and full-time options


Complete the degree in as little as two years

What You’ll Learn

This Bachelor of Science in Business Management builds globally minded, future-focused managers in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and apply core business knowledge to real-world situations
  • Utilize agile analytical skills to support problem-solving and decision-making
  • Apply quantitative skills to analyze increasingly complex and voluminous business data
  • Communicate effectively both through oral and written communications
  • Understand and address contemporary challenges in business such as globalization demands, multicultural perspectives and social and environmental responsibility
  • Lead and manage teams by developing leadership and active listening skills

“Life doesn’t have to get in the way of you achieving your goals. The Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program made me realize it’s never too late and it can be done. As a first-generation student, it was important for me to set an example for my son and the rest of my family, because I believe that higher education is important and shows commitment.”

Quina Green, ’22

Business Management Degree Curriculum

Required courses

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted

Foundational courses



Applied Math for Business

Research Writing for Professionals

Advanced Research Writing for Professionals

Principles of Professional Communication

Management essentials

Foundations of Financial Accounting

Business Calculus

Foundations of Management

Foundations of Marketing

Global Perspectives in Business

Business and Society

Foundation of Business Analytics

Foundations of Business Law

Foundations of Corporate Finance

Foundations of Strategic Management

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Select one of the following:

Organizational Behavior

Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Students must take at least one of the following:

Foundations of Managerial Accounting

Foundations of Human Resource Management

Organizational Communication

Total Credits to Complete the Degree

To graduate, students must complete 124 credits minimum. This total includes:

  • Major courses: At least 57 credits are completed through business management major courses. Out of these, at least 30 credits must be upper-division courses (these courses are identified by course numbers in the 300 and 400 ranges).
  • General education and other courses: The remaining credits can consist of general education courses, additional major courses if desired and any transferred credits.

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