As a Management major, develop outstanding leadership skills by learning to understand the challenges of managing organizational activities at any level in rapidly changing business and not-for-profit environments. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Management provides knowledge expected of all managers: accounting, budgeting, economics, and management theory. Learn to analyze and apply current social, political, and economic issues affecting the management and leadership of organizations.
At AUSB, you’ll join a peer community where you receive personal attention in small class sizes. Measure your success through applied learning and community projects, not one-size-fits-all tests. Apply up to 135 quarter (90 semester) transfer units, and learn about prior learning credits. Become part of a powerful community of engaged students of all backgrounds, and acquire the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to meet your goals.
This degree is offered by AU Santa Barbara.
AUSB’s BA in Management is designed to explore the roles, responsibilities, and ownership needed to build a positive working environment, develop as an emotionally conscious leader, and explore ways to advance social and human justice ideals. You will explore the application of business principles needed to build and strengthen human and social enterprises; build a foundation to understand and lead change in a diverse and complex culture; and develop skills for innovative leadership.
Our program builds on your experience, teaching immediately-applicable skills for a wide variety of business functions, including marketing, human resources, general management, and project management.
The average time to complete this degree is 1-2 years, depending on number of credits transferred into AUSB.
Students need 180‐200 quarter units to graduate from Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Bachelor of Arts in Management program. Students must complete a minimum of 120 quarter units in general studies (60‐66%) taking courses across several disciplines. Within these 120 units, students must complete the Breadth/General Education (GE) Requirement and the Core Courses.
Six BA Required Core Courses that students must take at AUSB:
- Educational Foundations
- Academic Writing
- Environmental Studies (choice) (environmental)
- Ethics & Leadership (choice) (ethics)
- Cultural (choice) (global)
As an AUSB BA in Management student, you’ll complete 45 quarter units in major (30 semester credits):
- Business Finance (3 units)
- Leadership and Project Management (3 units)
- Managing in a Global Environment (3 units)
- The Business of: [Rotating Topics] (3 units)
- Management: Best Practices (3 units)
- Organizational Strategy & Culture (3 units)
- Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 units)
- Human Resources & Legal Issues (3 units)
- Integrated Marketing Communication (3 units)
- Strategic Marketing (3 units)
- Intercultural Communication (3 units)
- Entrepreneurship (3 units)
- Business Planning & Development (3 units)
- Global Economics (3 units)
- CAPSTONE (3 units)
Management positions exist in every organization. Our graduates have the know-how to coordinate services, oversee operations, ensure safety standards and examine consumption patterns. But more importantly, our graduates understand that people are the most valuable resource in any organization. You will leave AUSB prepared for roles such as:
- Administrative services manager
- Facility manager
- Office manager
- Contract administrator
- Office and administrative support supervisor
- Human Resources Specialist or Manager
- Production Manager
- Operations Manager
- Sales Manager
- Project Manager
- Public Relations Specialist
- Marketing Manager or Specialist
There are four (4) learning outcomes for BA in Management:
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Apply the basic concepts, and principles in the functional areas of accounting, economics, finance, and marketing in managing and operating an organization
- Apply functional business tools in an ethical and socially responsible manner
- Analyze and apply current social, political and economic issues affecting the management and leadership of organizations