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Bachelor of Business Administration in

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


Bachelor of Business Administration in

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 program 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.

Before attending Friends University, I was at an entry level position with my employer, and once I finished my degree was able to transition to a more senior level position/pay.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

Richard Gaertner Business Management Graduate

Learn more: friends.edu/management


FAQ How long will it take to complete my degree? 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 and graduate school 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 accept up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities.

This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. Friends University requires 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Business Management degree major is a 51 credit hour program and Friends accepts up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities. Any remaining credits needed can be completed at Friends. You can determine your own pace – your admission counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.

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 or email 316-295-5200 or financialaid@friends.edu.

What are my options for earning this degree? The Business Management degree is offered on campus, online or in a combination of both. Most students take two classes every eight weeks.

Notable faculty…

Is the degree accredited?

Brian J. Powers, MBA, “I am privileged to teach Principles of Finance and Managerial Finance in the Business Management Program at Friends University. As a faculty member, my goal is for our students to achieve proficiency in this critical aspect of the business curriculum and to ensure that the future business leaders graduating from this program exhibit an ethical approach to this important discipline. I am both encouraged and humbled by the level of excellence throughout Friends University: it offers its students exceptional resources and flexibility with its course offerings and it demonstrates a sincere commitment to life-long learning. I am so pleased to be able to combine a lifetime of pertinent business experiences with an approved curriculum for our students’ benefit.”

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

APPLY NOW How to apply Apply online at apply.friends.edu or send your application and fee to:

Friends University Adult Recruitment 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Friends University waives the application fee for all active duty and retired military personnel.

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 here at Friends. We are focused on you and what we can do together to make a difference

in our lives and our world.

Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School

Contact us: adultrecruitment@friends.edu | 877-857-5424 | 316-295-5300


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/management


Wichita Main Campus and Online Learning 2100 W. University Ave. | Wichita, Kansas 67213 316-295-5300 | 877-857-5424 adultrecruitment@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  

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