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Business and Management Programs

What are business and management?

Business and management are professional fields that focus on understanding the essential aspects of successful organizational operations. This can include areas such as leadership and management, project management, oral and written communication, marketing, team building, data and financial analysis, human resources, and ethical awareness.

Understanding the diverse range of skills needed to lead a successful business, nonprofit, or social service organization can help those seeking a career in management within a current organization or benefit anyone hoping to build their own.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, employment in management occupations and business and financial operations occupations are projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and the expansion of existing ones, which may require more workers to manage these operations.

Why choose a degree in business and management from Pacific Oaks?

Pacific Oaks College’s business and management programs prepare graduates to lead and thrive within dynamic, sustainable organizations capable of balancing social responsibility with operational effectiveness. The application of analytical and leadership training prepares graduates for a broader range of positions than traditional business administration programs. Particularly, as the need for analytics and leadership skillsets increases in the business world, professionals who can tackle complex business problems are in demand more than ever before.

The business and management programs at Pacific Oaks College are based upon the theory that excellence in leadership requires knowledge, skills, analytical training, and extensive self-awareness in order to create or direct a successful organization with sustainable value. Unlike more traditional programs, the courses in Pacific Oaks’ programs integrate business and leadership theory with the development of management skills to understand how to directly impact organizational needs.

Careers in the fields of business and management

  • Finance (auditor, analyst, accountant)
  • Marketing (research, analysis)
  • Sales (manager, director)
  • Nonprofit (executive director, strategic consultant)
  • Education (dean of student services, advancement director)
  • Human resources (manager, analyst)
  • Entrepreneur