Business Management (ASPIRE)

12 Months to a Degree in Business Management (on campus)

An organization's greatest assets are its people, and the responsibility for retaining and managing those people is a critical component of the workplace. ASPIRE's Business Management degree, teaches the core fundamentals to be successful in a variety of fields. You'll learn the dynamics of interactions between organizations and people, and how to manage those dynamics to successfully lead, motivate and manage a professional organization's resources.

ASPIRE's unique class structure is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Take one class at a time — one night a week for five weeks — and build on the knowledge gained in each class. It's a process that optimizes learning, leading to greater assimilation and stronger retention of the knowledge and tools you need to compete in the marketplace.

  • Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

    This course provides a survey of current management theory related to the management of modern corporations and business operations. A review of the interrelationships of the major business disciplines is made within the context of achieving an organization's goals. The historical evolution of organizational designs and theories and their impact on planning, organizing and controlling modern profit and non-profit businesses are also considered.

  • Business Ethics & Law

    This course studies the legal framework within which management decisions are made. Emphasis is placed on the sources, functions and processes of United States business law. The areas of negligence, contracts, negotiable instruments, forms of legal business entities, product liability and constitutional law are surveyed. A brief review of the current regulations in the fields of consumer protection, antitrust and labor law are made.

  • Introduction to the Bible

    An emphasis on a survey study of the Bible from an evangelical perspective. The course will affirm biblical authority and relevancy to everyday living. Biblical content will be studied and analyzed from the Bible's own philosophy of history.

  • Business Statistics

    This is an introductory course in statistics and their application to business situations. Topics of study include data presentation, types of distribution, probability theory, sampling and hypothesis testing. Parametric and non-parametric statistical tests will be examined, including t-tests, correlation tests, Chi-square and ANOVA.

  • Christianity and World Religions

    An introduction to the history and central beliefs of Christianity and other world religions with emphases on the ethical implications of each religion for modern society and understanding divergent worldviews.

  • Managerial Finance

    This is a study to the conceptual and analytical framework guiding financial decision-making within the business entity. Emphasis is placed on financial analysis, evaluation of investment opportunities and alternative means of financing a firm.

  • Managerial Economics

    This course explores current management decision making in private or public firms as they compete in a global economy. Topics include: marginality, opportunity costs, product markets, production efficiency,technology, competitive markets, price and non-price competition, generic industry environments and competitive strategies.

  • Managerial Accounting

    A foundation course designed to provide a basic understanding of the theory and practices of accounting as they relate to the principle concepts of costing, budgeting, and reporting to internal management. Preliminary concepts of job costing, inventory control, cost centers and managerial accounting are examined.

  • Principles of Marketing

    This course surveys the terminology and basic concepts of marketing. Emphasis is placed on a consumer orientation and managing the marketing function in an uncertain environment. The marketing mix of product development, pricing, distribution and methods of promotion are studied. A survey of modern consumer and shopping behaviors is made.

  • Production Operations Management

    The production/operations management of both manufacturing and service industries is described in this course. Topics include: analysis and decision techniques in the location, design and layout of facilities and production processes. Work forecasting, scheduling, quality measurement and queuing models are studied as well.

  • Seminar in Strategy, Policy and Ethics

    This is the capstone course for the major and must be taken as the final course of study. The students will study the current issues in managerial strategy and corporate policy that integrate the concepts of organization theory, marketing, finance, human resources, production/operations, accounting, economics and entrepreneurship. The class will emphasize case studies and integrate all previous course materials to decide the best options for local, regional and trans-global businesses.

A Bachelor of Arts in Business Management gives you many career options. With a strong foundation in the skills and techniques necessary to manage any organization's diverse challenges, you'll be well prepared for such careers as:

Human Resources Manager/Director

Specialist Benefits Administrator

Employee Relocation Specialist

Benefits Analyst

Training Specialist

Organizational Development

Employee Relations Specialist

Employee Assistance Program Manager

HR Information Systems Analyst

Labor Relations Manager

Your training will also open doors outside of traditional human resources, to careers such as:

Public Relations

Home-Care Contract Administrator

Account Manager

Payroll Specialist

Government Services Analyst

District Sales Representative

Marketing Director


Call Center Manager



Systems Consultant/Engineer

Some of these occupations may require additional coursework in another area.