Bachelor of Arts in Business Management

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management (New!)

Our Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management is designed to support students in their growth as effective influencers and leaders in a diverse and global environment. Students learn to apply practical, evidence-based solutions to issues in organizational change, group and team dynamics and strategic planning and implementation. Students are equipped with a foundation in Christian ethics and are introduced to the management concepts and theories supporting successful leadership of Christian organizations.
The degree is offered online with some face-to-face opportunities for learning, networking, and hands-on experience. All of Jakes Divinity School students will have face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year. The first is during the International Leadership Summit each spring of a given degree program. Students will arrive on site of the summit the Sunday evening prior and remain for a week until the end of the summit. The second residency will likely take place in Dallas, TX, at Jakes Divinity School in the fall of each year.

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A truly hybrid learning experience, your classes will combine online learning sessions that are accessible according to your schedule as well as face to face class-time and live video conferencing.  Because a Jakes Divinity School experience is paramount, we will also be offering specialized Jakes’ micro-courses throughout your degree journey.  These courses will be taught by our very own JDS faculty and special lecturers during the week of the International Leadership Conference.
Packaged in manageable 5-week courses, you will be able to concentrate on one course at a time while you continue to fulfill your role in ministry or the professional world.

General Education Core Requirements 34-37
Business Core Requirements 21
Management Prerequisite Requirements 12
Major Core Requirements 15
Electives or Concentration 35-38
Total Units 117-123

  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analytics for Business Decisions
  • Intercultural Dynamics in Business
  • Business Through Eyes of Faith
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Speech Comp/Presentation
  • Marketing Course – Select any Introductory Marketing (MRKT) or equivalent course
  • Psychology Course – Select any PSYD or equivalent Psychology course
  • Select one course: Managerial Economics, Finance (FINC) or equivalent course
  • Special Topic in Management (Conflict Management and Negotiations)
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Social/Cultural Psychology
  • Principles of Management
  • Managerial Leadership

Unit Requirements

General Education:
34-37 units
$415 per unit
$15,355

Electives:
35-38 units
$415 per unit
$15,770

Business Core:
48 units
$545 per unit
$26,160

Costs

  • $415-545 per unit
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

Estimated tuition costs based on 2020-2021 tuition rates.

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The degree is offered online with some face-to-face opportunities for learning, networking, and hands-on experience. All of Jakes Divinity School students will have face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year. The first is during the International Leadership Summit each spring of a given degree program. Students will arrive on site of the summit the Sunday evening prior and remain for a week until the end of the summit. The second residency will likely take place in Dallas, TX, at Jakes Divinity School in the fall of each year.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not eligible to accept students from the states of New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Virgin Islands, Indiana, and Maryland in degrees powered by Vanguard University

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Management FAQs

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Jakes Divinity School is powered by Vanguard University. It is designed to support students in their growth as effective influencers and leaders in a diverse and global environment. Students learn to apply practical, evidence-based solutions to issues in organizational change, group and team dynamics and strategic planning and implementation. Students are equipped with a foundation in Christian ethics and are introduced to the management concepts and theories supporting successful leadership of Christian organizations.

Graduates Become:

  • Business Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing
  • Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Human Resources Officers
General Education: 34-37 units $415 per unit $15,355
Electives: 35-38 units $415 per unit $15,770
Major: 48 units $545 per unit $26,160
  • $415-545 per unit
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

The course format consists of three 5-week modules per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Most students take one course per module. If a student needs to complete two courses in a single module, it must first be approved by the Student Success Coordinator.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, our JDS partner school, Vanguard University, does not accept applicants who reside in:  New York, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maryland. You may contact a JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator to discuss other program options that may fit your needs.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Vanguard University
        School for Professional Studies
        55 Fair Drive
        Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: spsadmissions@vanguard.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Write a detailed statement of purpose that describes how your chosen degree program aligns with your vocational aspirations and is related to your Christian faith.
    • Statement must be a minimum of 250 words, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
    • Please email your completed statement of purpose (in Word document or pdf format) to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Statement of Purpose – (Your first and last name here)”.

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