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BSM vs. BBA

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Which Bachelor of Business is Right for You?

Program Name Duration Academic Focus
Bachelor of Science in Management 3 years

Core business functions + 

management skills in practical

application   

Bachelor of Business Administration 3 years

Core business functions +

administrative understanding 

Bachelor of Science in Management

Like the BBA, the bachelor of science in management is typically a three-year undergraduate degree program, but the BSM takes your preparation further. A bachelor of science in management can expand professional options by providing a broader foundation.

While the BBA provides a core understanding of administration, the BSM develops managerial expertise. The goal is to shape a well-rounded practitioner, confident and knowledgeable in a range of diverse and practical subject areas. By offering an integrated view of managerial issues in real-life business situations, a bachelor of science in management deepens the student's problem-solving capabilities, explores leadership skills, and opens pathways to more career options and increased earning potential.

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Bachelor of Business Administration

A bachelor of business administration is typically a three-year bachelor's program that mainly deals with administrative-level studies through general business coursework and advanced courses for specific concentrations.

A BBA degree is designed to provide basic knowledge of all the functions of a company, such as marketing, finance, and human resource management.

Beyond Your BSM

Get a Head Start On a One-Year MBA or MS

Earn an accelerated and affordable graduate degree in just one additional year. Go directly from the Pepperdine BSM to a Pepperdine MBA, MSML, or MSHR.

BSM to MBA and MS Pathways