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Bachelor of Business Administration in

Business Management

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Business Management You will learn… A unique blend of cross-disciplinary learning, this degree focuses on managerial concepts as well as quantitative controls at both the strategic and operational levels. Explore the disciplines of information systems, accounting, business law, project development, communications and marketing, and enhance your skills in improved processes, quantitative decision making and problem/solution development. Integrated throughout the courses are aspects of conducting business in diverse cultures (domestic and global) as well as ethical issues in the world market today.

With this degree, you can… The degree prepares you to succeed in a wide variety of management positions, from small businesses or large corporations, to government agencies or not-forprofit organizations. Whether you are ready for a career change, want to enhance your opportunities at your current workplace, or want a solid foundation for building a business of your own, the Business Management degree gives you the tools needed to achieve your business goals. Additionally, this degree fulfills Friends University’s Graduate School requirements for seeking an MBA or other graduate degree in business.

You will develop skills in… • The Four Functions of Management: master the key concepts of planning, organizing, leading and controlling • Entrepreneurialism: evaluate business environments; identify emerging and under-served markets; recognize potential start-up or investment opportunities; and introduce innovative goods and services to the market • Organizational management: use appropriate tools to collect, organize, analyze and interpret data to improve organizational processes and enhance performance • Communication: effectively share ideas and concepts using appropriate tools, language and information to enhance your success • Critical thinking: synthesize, analyze and evaluate complex issues from multiple perspectives to enhance your decision making and formulate better solutions • Ethical reasoning: apply your values in the larger context of social challenges at local and global levels

Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships.

Learn more: management@friends.edu | 1-877-857-5424 | friends.edu/management

FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Enhancing your knowledge and honing the skills you need to enter or advance in professional commerce. • Providing opportunities to apply concepts and theories learned in class to real-world business situations. • Evaluation of ethical, social, civic, cultural and political issues as they relate to business practices around the world.

The Friends difference for adult students... • Start as soon as you like, progress as fast as you wish and get the degree that meets your needs. • A success coach helps you design a degree that fits your schedule and fulfills your goals. • A student peer success mentor provides support, and informal advice and guidance to help you adjust to and navigate the unique challenges you face as an adult student. • Career exploration elements are embedded in many courses to help you identify professional opportunities for your major. • Experiential learning provides you with awareness of civic and social needs. • Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national academic honor society for adult students, recognizes academic achievements.

We offer adult-focused bachelor’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, Greater Kansas City and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Enrollment Advisor for more details.

How long will it take to complete my degree? This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. However, you can start as soon as you want and finish as soon as you like. You determine your own pace – whether you want to take one evening course per week or more than one per week. Your admissions counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.

Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Apply now Apply online at apply.friends.edu or mail application and fee to:

Where is the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting offered?

Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Application fee ($35, $50 international) – Friends University waives the application fee for all active duty and retired military personnel.

Is financial aid available? Students enrolled in 12 credit hours during a 16-week period will be considered full time for financial aid purposes. To learn more about your financial aid options, call 316-295-5200 or email apply4$@friends.edu.

“As an adult student, we understand what it takes for you to enter or re-enter the classroom and succeed. You will find the support you need through our success coaches, student peer success mentors and faculty. At Friends, we are focused on you and what we can do together to make a difference in our lives and our world.” — Dr. Jo Lobertini, Dean, College of Adult and Professional Studies

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Business Management Concentrations General Business You will learn‌ This concentration advances levels of understanding through courses in organizational theory, strategic management, international business and project management. The professional core and advanced courses develop a strong business foundation for the diverse environment of the business world.

Health Care Management You will learn‌ Emphasis is placed on the management side of the health care industry with courses in medical terminology, health services, regulatory and legal issues, and health systems. The concentration provides a broad educational background for those working or wanting to work in the health care field.

Operations Management You will learn‌ This area is concerned with the designing, planning, controlling and coordinating of business processes, functions and systems. Through advanced study in systems planning, lean manufacturing, logistics and statistical process control, the concentration prepares students for career opportunities in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transportation and distribution among others.

Learn more: adultrecruitment@friends.edu | 877-857-5424 | friends.edu

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Topeka Education Center 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr. | Topeka, Kansas 66614 785-272-9595 | 800-794-6945, ext. 4300 learn@friends.edu | friends.edu Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; www.ncahlc.org; 1-800-621-7440.


Friends University Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management