The Department of Business and Management equips students to respond ethically, think critically, communicate effectively and perform with excellence as Christians in a changing world.

The Business & Management programs will prepare you to make a positive impact in your community and the world around you. A career in business offers many opportunities for people to develop their passions, spark discovery, and create sustainable futures. 

At Vanguard, we will prepare you to be successful in a rapidly-changing and dynamic business landscape by helping you discover your unique strengths and abilities. While taking innovative classes and gaining a well-rounded business education, you will be mentored by professors who care about your spiritual well-being as well as your future career success. 

The department also offers distinctive development and experiential learning programs, such as COMPASS, a professionalism development program, and ways to elevate your digital and technological proficiencies in partnership with the Department of Communication's MediaHub. Integrated career planning rounds out a holistic approach to your success; both while a student at Vanguard and in the industry God is preparing you to make an impact in.

In the Department of Business & Management, you can choose from the following majors:

Several minors are also offered, including Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing. 

A Sampling of Business Courses

Real Estate Finance

Action Sports Marketing

Entrepreneurship: Formation/New Ventures

Program Highlights

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Beyond the Classroom

From our Accounting Society to company visits to department events, our faculty provide practical, experiential activities for students in the business world.

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Career Preparation

Our faculty prepare students for their future careers with engaging events, relevant guest speakers and a four-year business degree plan.

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Faculty Mentors

Faculty are also dedicated practitioners who invest in each student’s unique skills and passions. 

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Our faculty have extensive networks that they make available to students.

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Multi-Disciplinary Offerings

Diversify your resume with classes in Accounting, Business and Marketing, and learn digital skills through the MediaHub.

The logo of Sigma Beta Delta, the Business Honors Society

Sigma Beta Delta

High-achieving students have the opportunity to join a thriving campus chapter of the nationally-recognized honors society for business majors.

Build Your Future

Business & Management graduates achieve advanced degrees and pursue successful careers. 

Recent alumni work for:

  • 454 Creative
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Law
  • Marshall Reddick Real Estate
  • Microsoft
  • Oakley
  • Quiksilver
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • Stance Socks
  • Trilogy Financial

Recent alumni work in:

  • Accounting
  • Government
  • Investments
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Ministry
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Social Media

Recent alumni study at:

  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Northwestern University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Purdue University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Oxford
  • Southwestern Law
  • University of Southern California
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management

We invite you to take the next step