Business Common Professional Components – BMAL 590

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course is designed to give students a foundation of the common professional components necessary to understand the graduate level business concepts in the MBA. Students who pass each component will demonstrate proficiency in each of the following: Marketing, Business Finance, Accounting, Management, Legal Environment of Business, Business Ethics, Global Dimensions of Business, Information Management Systems, Quantitative Techniques/Statistics, Business Integration and Strategic Management. This course is required for admission to the MBA for all students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or accounting.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This class has a grading scale of Pass/No Pass.  Students must earn a 75% on each certificate in the course to be eligible to earn a Passing score.


Liberty University has attained ACBSP accreditation, or is pursuing ACBSP accreditation (please see our website for programs that are accredited or are pursuing accreditation), for many programs in the School of Business. ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program.

The goal in seeking ACBSP accreditation is that employers will find value in knowing you graduated from a school that uses the same standards as those used by businesses, health care providers, and others to recognize excellence. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, will ensure that you gain the right skills from your educational investment. Hence, admittance standards into the MBA program, such as BMAL 590, are designed to ensure that students are adequately prepared with foundational knowledge for the academic rigor of the MBA program.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: Academic Leveling Certificate (16)

There are 16 academic leveling certificates, which are administered by Peregrine Academic Services, LLC. The successful completion of each certificate will constitute a minimum score of 75%, and is necessary for passing the course. All work is completed online. Please follow the instructions below for registering with Peregrine. It is recommended registration be done on the first day of the course. Once registration is complete, the pre-tests may be taken. Simply follow the online instructions for completing each pre-test and the corresponding required modules. 

Quiz: Check-In (3)

There are 3 Required Check-Ins. These quizzes are primarily for attendance purposes. Due to the self-paced nature of this course, students are required to take this quiz periodically throughout the term to ensure active enrollment.