Business Management Degree (Online)

If you believe God is calling you to a career in the business world, we want to help you prepare. Learn the essential aspects of business — leadership, organizational behavior, human resource management, finance and marketing — while becoming deeply rooted in Scripture. The result: You'll emerge with a highly developed skill set that will set you apart as a redeeming presence in any workplace.

What can you do with a business management degree? 

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Program features

  • Program is fully online, giving you the flexibility and convenience you need to fit school into your busy life
  • Participate in live classroom lectures and discussions, or watch them later at your convenience
  • Complete the program in as little as 25 months
  • Take one course at a time
  • Discussion-centered learning model
  • Courses taught by faculty with experience in the field
  • Unique to a Multnomah education is the opportunity to integrate biblical wisdom with management practices

What you'll learn 

  • A knowledge of general business principles and practices with a focus on how they pertain to ethical conduct and sustainability
  • The basic elements of business operations such as management, organizational behavior, human resources, finance and marketing
  • The ability to identify, analyze, implement and communicate business solutions that integrate a biblical worldview
  • An understanding of how organizations function and how to effectively manage their resources
  • An awareness of how business, as a vocational field, serves and advances the kingdom of God, serves the church, and benefits your community
  • How to conduct business and interact within communities across cultural borders


Business management major

  • LM 206D Essentials of Management 
  • BU 300D Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • BU 303D Organizational Behavior 
  • BU 306D Accounting for Managers 
  • BU 312D Project Management
  • BU 325D Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • PHL 312D Principles of Ethics
  • BU 400D Marketing and Sales
  • BU 410D Managing Human Resources
  • BU 415D Leading Organizations 

Bible/theology core

  • BIB 111D Old Testament Pentateuch
  • BIB 327D Old Testament Prophetic Books
  • BIB 115D New Testament Gospels
  • BIB 325D New Testament Acts and Pauline Letters
  • BIB 113D Bible Study Methods
  • TH 200D Introduction to Theology

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View the full 2016-17 schedule

2016-17 costs 

Tuition - $465 per credit hour

The Business Management program is 48 credit hours taken over four terms for a total program tuition cost of $22,320. Your tuition rate stays locked-in when you stay enrolled with your original cohort. Students who transfer to another cohort or change majors are subject to a change fee and are charged the current tuition rate.

Technology Fee - $115 per term

Textbooks - Costs vary from program to program but budget between $200 - $400 per term.  Used, rental or digital versions may cost less.

Financial aid

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Admission requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must:

  • Submit an application
  • Submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended
  • Possess a minimum of 60 credit hours* 
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience
  • Complete program prerequisites (i.e., English Composition).

*Applicants with less than 60 hours may still enroll as pre-cohort students by taking a variety of courses on campus or online.

Graduation requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, students must:

  • Complete 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete the 48 semester hours in the Degree Completion Program
  • Complete 41 semester hours of Electives
  • Complete 35 semester hours of General Education requirements including:
    • English/Communication (8 hours)
    • Humanities (6 hours)
    • Social Science (9 hours)
    • Natural Science and Math (9 hours)
    • General Education Electives (3 hours)
  • Complete the Service Learning requirement

Contact our Degree Completion Admissions Coordinator Deborah Lee at 503.251.6591 or