General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
Management majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Business Law
- Principles of Management
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Principles of Marketing
- Managerial Finance
- Strategy and Policy
- Students will possess effective written communications skills.
- Students will possess effective oral communications skills.
- Students will be able to effectively apply critical thinking skills to business problems.
- Students will possess an integrated knowledge of business functions & systems.
- Students will understand management theories and practices related to structure, processes, communication, decision- making, and culture in organizations.
- Students will value ethical principles and application of individual and business ethics and values to business situations.
- Students will apply a case solving methodology to management cases and be introduced to techniques for analyzing and solving organizational problems.
- Students will understand and practice methods of continuous improvement for organizations.
- Students will become sensitized to worldwide economic, labor, political, social, cultural, and competitive markets.
The goal of the Management program is for students to gain an understanding of theory, frameworks, processes and practice of managing individuals and groups including continuous improvement and leadership in organizations.
Professional Standards in Business
Business programs at Marian University focus on the following principles of business education:
Principle 1: Outcomes Assessment. The academic business unit has developed and fully implemented an outcomes assessment process consistent with their mission and broad-based goals.
Principle 2: Strategic Planning. The academic business unit has developed and implemented a strategic planning process that enables continuous improvement and guides it into the future consistent with its mission.
Principle 3: Curriculum. Programs offered are consistent with current, acceptable business practices and the expectations of professionals in the academic and business communities.
Principle 4: Faculty. Appropriate program coverage is provided by highly-qualified faculty with adequate time to devote to teaching, service, and scholarly activity.
Principle 5: Scholarly and Professional Activities. Faculty members are involved in scholarly and professional activities that enhance the depth and scope of their knowledge.
Principle 6: Resources. Financial resources available are sufficient to support a high-quality learning environment.
Principle 7: Internal and External Relationships. The academic business unit has effective working relationships with other functional units within the institution, meaningful linkages to business practitioners and organizations, effective relationships with external organizations, and is accountable to the public.
Principle 8: International Business Education. The academic business unit ensures that students possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and deal effectively with critical issues in a dynamic global business environment
Principle 9: Educational Innovation. The academic business unit maintains environment that encourages and recognizes innovation and creativity in the education of business students.
Professional Conduct (Standard for Students)
Faculty and Staff in the business department in the College of Professions expect the highest standards of honest, ethical professional conduct from each of our students. Primary components of professional behavior expected include:
- Respect for others
- Full engagement
- Responsibility and integrity, and commitment to quality.
Outcome: Knowledge Acquisition – Business
Measure: Peregrine CPC Comp Exam
Marian Baseline Target = 50 %-ile (51.9% correct)
Comparison (IACBE schools) = 50%-ile (51.9% correct)
Marian Stretch Goal = 80%-ile (62.5% correct)
Marian Average achieved = 78%-ile (59.9% correct)
Marian Highest Achieved = 98%-ile (79% correct)
- On average, Marian students performed higher than the IACBE comparison average.
- Almost half of Marian students performed in the top 20 percent nationally (45%).
- In general, students have good knowledge of business concepts as measured by the CPC-Comp.
Outcome: Integrated Knowledge of Business
Measure: CAPSIM Business Simulation
Standard: Balanced Scorecard – Standard = at/above National average (50th %-ile)
Stretch Goal: Balanced Scorecard – Standard = at/above 80th %-ile
Marian Achieved = All teams above average except 1. (Range: 16th to 96th %-ile)
Marian Stretch Goal Achieved: 44% of teams at or above 80%
- 94% of Marian teams achieved results at or above the national average compared with others teams.
- 44% of Marian teams achieved the stretch goal performing at or above the 80th percentile.
- In general, students do well in the simulation, demonstrating integrated knowledge of business.
67% of graduates have found new jobs or changed jobs within 6 months of graduation
Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to advance their careers, the general management program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. You can start your program six times per year and you’ll be able to advance through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.
An Adult Undergraduate Studies (AOS) student who meets Marian University admission standards and who declares a business major must comply with the following standards:
- Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00
- A grade of “D+” or lower in any business course will result in the course being retaken until a grade of “C-” or better is achieved