Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration at LAPU equips students with professional knowledge and practical skills in strategic leadership, management, operations, marketing, finance, technology, and business law. Students prepare for a successful business career with a broad appreciation for the major elements of the business enterprise and relationships.

Program Highlights

  • Builds a solid foundation in business, economics, and accounting
  • Prepares students for an MBA or other graduate degrees in business
  • Develops analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills for business
  • Prepares for a variety of careers in business and economics

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Potential Careers

Graduates of the program are armed with the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in a variety of roles in related industries:

Business Analyst

General Manager

Entrepreneur / Business owner

Employee Training Manager

Customer Service Manager

Human Resources Manager

Course Requirements

Students must complete the following degree components at LAPU or via applicable transfer credits. See the catalog for more details.

General Education
28 Credits

General Education (28): see catalog for more details

28 Credits
Program Requisites
15 Credits

ACCT 210Financial Accounting

3 Credits

ACCT 220Managerial Accounting

3 Credits

ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics

3 Credits

ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Credits

STAT 280Applied Statistics

3 Credits
Major Requirements
45 Credits

BUSN 270Business Law and Ethics

3 Credits

BUSN 310Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions

3 Credits

BUSN 320Financial Management and Markets

3 Credits

BUSN 340Introduction to Business Analytics

3 Credits

BUSN 350Marketing and E-Commerce

3 Credits

BUSN 395Project Management

3 Credits

BUSN 415Operations Management

3 Credits

BUSN 450International Business

3 Credits

BUSN 460Leadership and People

3 Credits

BUSN 480Strategic Management and Policy

3 Credits

BUSN 485Management and Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

ECON 440International Economics and Trade

3 Credits

ISYS 380Information Systems Management

3 Credits

ORGS 400Leading Disruptive Innovation

3 Credits

SCHM 300Global Supply Chain Management

3 Credits
Electives
32 Credits

Electives (32): choose 100-400 level courses from the catalog

32 Credits
Total Credits
120 Credits
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Recommended Concentrations

A concentration is similar to a minor, but more integrated and with no extra units added to the degree. Each program allows you to choose a concentration to sharpen your skills and specialize in a focused area of study.

Accounting

Includes emphasis on cost accounting, budgeting, and tax accounting. Review the economic, quantitative, and managerial aspects of business.

The Accounting concentration provides students with a survey of the principles, theories, and concepts of the accounting profession while presenting an intense review of the economic, quantitative, and managerial aspects in business. Classroom theory, coupled with the coverage of key skills and practical knowledge, prepares students for professions within the industry. The coursework initiates the process of preparing students for the CPA examination administered by the various state boards of accountancy in the United States.

ACCT 300 – Intermediate Accounting (3 Credits)

ACCT 320 – Intermediate Accounting II (3 Credits)

ACCT 340 – Cost Accounting, Analysis and Budgeting (3 Credits)

ACCT 410 – Tax Accounting (3 Credits)

ACCT 430 – Auditing (3 Credits)

Business Information Systems

Explore the intersection of information systems and business.

The Business Information Systems concentration provides students with specialized knowledge and skills related to the intersection between information systems and business environments. Students are prepared to apply such knowledge and skills to a variety of business contexts and processes.

BUSN 320 – Financial Management and Markets (3 Credits)

BUSN 350 – Marketing and E-Commerce (3 Credits)

ISYS 460 – Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (3 Credits)

ISYS 465 – Business Information Systems and Ethics (3 Credits)

ISYS 470 – Information Security and Compliance (3 Credits)

Business Intelligence

Theory and application of business intelligence, information security, and data modeling.

The Business Intelligence concentration provides students with basic theories and applications of information technology and electronic evidence as they relate to both business efficiency and security planning. Students are prepared for work in private, public, and nonprofit sectors in enhancing business operations and security.

BUSN 350 – Marketing and E-Commerce (3 Credits)

ISYS 460 – Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (3 Credits)

ISYS 470 – Information Security and Compliance (3 Credits)

ISYS 480 – Advanced Data Management (3 Credits)

ISYS 485 – Data Modeling and Architecture (3 Credit)

Business Psychology

The study of organizational behavior, motivation, and conflict management.

The Business Psychology concentration provides a foundation for motivating and understanding organizational behavior, conflict management, and gender issues. Focus on psychological theory, concepts, and business-related strategies effectively prepare the student for a career in the business arena. This is also a valuable foundation if students plan to get a master’s degree in business.

PSYC 455 – Conflict Management (3 Credits)

PSYC 460 – Motivation (3 Credits)

PSYC 470 – Positive Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 480 – Group Processes (3 Credits)

BUSN 485 – Management and Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)

Cultural Psychology

Preparing for a profession associated with human services working with diverse populations.

The Cultural Psychology concentration provides a foundation to study, through the lens of psychology, the world’s rapidly changing culture. Psychological cultural sensitivity and training are critical when working with diverse populations. Students in this concentration engage material to guide thinking and skill related to cultural phenomenon impacting society at large, as well as particular populations. Fundamental psychological theories, concepts, and strategies will prepare students for a profession associated with human services working with diverse populations.

PSYC 435 – Gender Issues in Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 450 – Family Systems (3 Credits)

PSYC 455 – Conflict Management (3 Credits)

PSYC 480 – Group Processes (3 Credits)

BUSN 485 – Management and Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)

Healthcare Management

Gain the key skills, competencies, and knowledge required to effectively serve in the field of healthcare management.

The Healthcare Management concentration is designed specifically to prepare students for the rapidly expanding healthcare industry. Students gain the key skills, competencies, and knowledge required to effectively serve in the field of healthcare management. The courses are designed and taught by industry experts bringing years of practical experience to the learning environment.

HMGT 300 – Healthcare Laws and Regulations (3 Credits)

HMGT 310 – Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 Credits)

HMGT 320 – Healthcare Financial Management (3 Credits)

HMGT 410 – Healthcare Ethics and Quality Control (3 Credits)

HMGT 420 – Healthcare Organizational Management (3 Credits)

Organizational Leadership

Study the theories of leadership and implement strategies designed to produce long-term sustainability with integrity and authenticity.

The Organizational Leadership concentration provides students with the essential skills, knowledge, and competencies essential for serving in a leadership role in a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental institution. Domestic and multinational enterprises require leaders who possess the acumen to move their organizations forward in a globally competitive marketplace. Students study the theories of leadership and implement strategies designed to produce long-term sustainability with integrity and authenticity. The coursework prepares students to implement organizational change and position a firm to build a competitive advantage with its people.

ORGS 350 – Leadership Ethics (3 Credits)

ORGS 400 – Leading Disruptive Innovation (3 Credits)

ORGS 420 – Human Resource Strategy (3 Credits)

ORGS 450 – Theory and Practice of Leadership (3 Credits)

ORGS 470 – Emotional Intelligence and Leaders (3 Credits)

Public Administration

Introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector.

The concentration in Public Administration introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector. Students will become familiar with various functions of public administrators in the areas of theory of leadership, finance, risk management, change management, and human resources. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of various departments and agencies within a governmental structure.

ORGS 330 – Managerial Finance (3 Credits)

ORGS 350 – Leadership Ethics (3 Credits)

ORGS 420 – Human Resource Strategy (3 Credits)

CRJU 430 – Principles of Public Administration (3 Credits)

CRJU 460 – Risk Analysis and Security (3 Credits)

ISYS 470 – Information Security and Compliance (3 Credits)

ORGS 360 – Organizational Analysis (3 Credits)

PSYC 455 – Conflict Management (3 Credits)

Supply Chain Management

Explores supply chain and logistics fundamentals like procurement, distribution, and warehouse management.

The concentration in Supply Chain Management provides a specialization for students in majors such as Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. Large and small logistics companies seek analysts, business process engineers, and scheduling managers who can develop more effective supply chains to improve profitability. Logistics decision making is key to updating global supply chains which can quickly become outdated due to the constantly changing business environment.

SCHM 310 – Quality Management (3 Credits)

SCHM 320 – Transportation and Distribution Management (3 Credits)

SCHM 400 – Strategic Warehouse Management (3 Credits)

SCHM 410 – Procurement and Strategic Sourcing (3 Credits)

SCHM 420 – Consumer Value Ecosystem (3 Credits)

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