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Online Bachelor's Degree inBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Develop the leadership skills and practical business knowledge you need to advance in any organization.

Overview

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Being a professional in business management means you are the one companies turn to in order to help them achieve and maintain success. The knowledge and experience you will gain as part of your B.S. in Business Management will help you become a valued part of any organization.

As a business management expert, you will provide feedback and recommendations to clients by gathering and analyzing financial data and employment reports, interviewing employees, observing the flow of the workplace, and developing solutions to potential problems.

Whatever your specific day-to-day functions, you can become an essential part of the foundation that will ensure the success and efficacy of each client.

If this sounds like the career for you, allow us to help you get started today. Just fill out the form to your right to speak to one of our Enrollment Counselors.

Some potential career options with a B.S. in Business Management:

  • Business Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Human Resources Director


Earn Your Bachelor's Degree In Business Management

With CSU-Global’s online bachelor’s degree program in Business Management, you will gain the fundamental knowledge of what it means to be an effective, skilled, analytical manager in a professional setting.

The undergraduate business management degree program is ideal for those who wish to move forward, and to stand out as leaders within their industries.

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Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the integration of various business units and the impact of decision making in an organization operating in the global economy. This degree completion program draws from management, marketing, operations, finance, economics, statistics, and international management to provide a comprehensive business experience. As changes in the economy and the aging labor force impact local, national, and global organizations, the impetus is on internal advancement to capture employees’ existing skills and knowledge. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to apply critical analysis in decision-making affecting the fiscal and economic value of an organization, innovate and integrate appropriate technology, and lead at every organizational level.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Baccalaureate Business Management Major, when combined with the Specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Development, fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Visit http://www.shrm.org/Education/hreducation/Pages/universities.aspx or view the Assurance of Learning exam.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective written communication and analytical skills.
  • Apply management skills in decision-making and analysis of the organizational structure.
  • Examine ethical behaviors and legal implications of an organization in social, environmental and corporate environs.
  • Evaluate the role of a manager in the global economy.
  • Develop critical thinking skills for analysis in strategic planning and innovation.

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Career Outlook

Employment for Business Management professionals is expected to grow 19% within the next seven years, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and demand for the services of these professionals will also grow as businesses develop and seek ways to improve. 

That means that if you are interested in a career in the field, the time is right to earn your degree.

If you are…

  • Analytical
  • Adaptable
  • Thorough
  • Innovative
  • Independent
  • Deadline-driven
  • A natural problem solver
  • Able to communicate clearly

…then you might be a perfect candidate for the an online business management degree.

The CSU-Global business management online degree program is designed to address common business obstacles, and shape you into an invaluable leader.

If you're serious about business management, fill out the form to the right to get in touch today. Let CSU-Global answer your questions, and help you find the best path forward.

Degree Optimization

We provide students with career-relevant resources to help them succeed outside of the classroom. That's why we created Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, specific to our programs of study, spotlighting the knowledge, skills, and abilities that hiring managers find essential to success in the field. Managing Business Fundamentals and Applied Strategic Management are two of the awards you can receive as part of our business management program. 

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Courses

CSU-Global's accredited online bachelor's degree in business management is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of business. The program consists of 12 three-credit core courses as part of a full 120-credit bachelor's degree. Maximize your transfer credits and take advantage of our alternative credit options to finish faster and for less! 

  • ORG300: Applying Leadership Principles

    This required first course for all majors provides an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are important to all fields of study because regardless of the role a person assumes in an organization he or she will need to influence others in order to accomplish the goals and tasks of their work. The course engages students in discussion, exploration and application of leadership skills, principles and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections among leaders, individuals and organizations. Topics include communication, motivation, problem solving, organizational change, and workplace conflict.

  • MGT300: Principles of Management

    An examination of the basic functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling and how they can be utilized to strengthen management, employee and organizational performance.

  • MIS300: Information Systems Design and Management

    Overview of issues, processes and technology utilized in the design and management of information systems. Analysis includes needs assessment, database management, software capacity, security features, and decision making applications.

  • HRM300: Principles of Human Resource Management

    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.

  • ACT301: Financial Accounting

    This course is intended for the user of financial information. The goal of the course is to provide the tools for making more informed business decisions. Included are an analysis of the various financial statements, their use, and limitations in making business decisions. A detailed analysis of the components of the financial statement and their economic impact on wealth creation for the organization is emphasized.

  • MKG310: Introduction to Marketing

    This course provides a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Topics such as marketing functions, price policies and controls, distribution channels, merchandising, and market research as well as competitive practices and government regulations, product development, and integration of marketing with technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion).

  • ECN310: Microeconomic Principles

    Microeconomics addresses the economic decisions made at the individual level, by individual consumers or individual firms, after evaluating resources, costs, and trade-offs. Topics include microeconomic concepts and analysis; supply and demand analysis; theories of the firm and individual behavior; competition and monopoly; environmental externalities and the public good; and, the role of the government in the domestic and global economy.

  • MGT315: Business Law

    This course focuses on the tools for understanding the principles underlying the legal environment of business. The course identifies the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses and students become familiar with the new developments and trends that will greatly affect future transactions. This course introduces the U.S. legal system, coverage of the major components of contract law, employment law, accounting law, and an examination of business liability issues under tort law. In addition, the intellectual property issues of trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights will be covered. The impact of digital technology and business globalization will be integrated into each topic discussed.This course is a replacement course for MGT320 as of the 2016-2017 Spring A term. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program cannot receive credit for both these courses.

  • ECN315: Macroeconomic Principles

    This course teaches students software assurance best practices and methodologies to protect and defend infor- mation and information systems. Students will also learn software integration and testing techniques including black and white box, regression, and unit testing as well as inspection and debugging software in order to maximize value in a business environment. Students will also be exposed to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) which includes requirements analysis; logic design (UML); physical design, and system maintenance. Prerequisite: CSC450

  • FIN400: Analyzing Financial Statements

    The aptitude to understand and interpret financial reports for analysis, forecasting and budgeting decisions.

  • MTH410: Quantitative Business Analysis

    This course provides students with skills to analyze data and apply concepts of statistical analysis and research in a business context. Students formulate conclusions from data using descriptive and inferential statistical methods and expand on knowledge of the underlying theory behind types of data, data sources, data organization, measures of central tendency and variation, probability, and probability distributions.

  • MGT481: Capstone- Business Policy Development and Implementation

    This course provides an analysis of the roles and responsibilities of leaders in developing governance and operational policies within the corporate world. Focus includes how policy development and implementation influence and determine the business's strategic direction. The course includes entering the “Capstone Business Simulation” experience, where participants face a complex and rapidly evolving scenario in which business acumen is tested and enhanced through modeling, analysis and strategic planning. The “Capstone Business Simulation” provides the rare opportunity to experience running a complete business, with the benefit of reports that show clear correlations between management decisions and outcomes. Faced with a full range of strategy-based decision-making options, participants have the opportunity to try new tactics, test unfamiliar strategic paradigms and take risks in a risk-free environment.

  • MGT495: Business Management Practicum

    This course allows students to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program, under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals; a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor; and a final report reviewing the practicum experience. This course may not be available in all states, see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies. Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 core courses.

Specializations

You can customize your online degree in business management by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of five upper-division courses (15 credit hours) in a more specific area of interest. A specialization is not required to complete a bachelor’s degree, but it is an ideal way to tailor your educational experience to your professional goals and personal interests. 

Explore Your Specialization Options for Your B.S. in Business Management:

  • Construction Management

    The Construction Management specialization helps students understand the standards and leadership skills required to manage construction projects. This industry-specific specialization can be applied to your degree as a way to ready yourself for the construction field.

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  • Criminal Forensics

    The Criminal Forensics program is ideal for students interested in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Gain the knowledge and skills to pursue or advance a career as a medical examiner, crime analyst, criminal investigator, or similar position in this exciting field.

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  • Criminal Justice Management

    The criminal justice field includes careers in security, the court system, corrections, forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Justice Management program provides advanced leadership skills to further one’s professional development in these areas.

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  • Criminology

    The Criminology program focuses on the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the legal system. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement, social work, forensics, welfare, pathology, probation, or other public safety positions will gain a competitive advantage through the Criminology program.

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  • Data Management and Analysis

    The Data Management and Analysis program is designed for students interested in careers related to information systems and networking. Professionals interested in the information technology field who desire in-depth knowledge of how to manage enterprise data should consider this program.

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  • Emergency Management

    While emergency situations cannot always be avoided, proper critical response and preparation can drastically improve public safety. The Emergency Management program provides professionals, including safety directors, emergency specialists, consultants, analysts, and direct responders, with the skills necessary in a wide array of emergencies.

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  • Foundations of Accounting

    This program provides business principles and other applied skills in the area of accounting to assist professionals at all levels. In addition to accountants and CPAs, this program provides financial understanding for budget and cost analysts, payroll specialists, auditors, tax consultants, advisors, managers, and more.

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  • Healthcare Management

    The Healthcare Management program provides professionals in clinics, hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, research facilities, and more with the focused training required to handle the unique management challenges of the healthcare industry. This program gives students a competitive edge in an ever-changing field.

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  • Human Resources and Organizational Development

    Students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources should consider adding this specialization to their bachelor’s degree coursework. It provides a background in personnel management, staff training and development, policy and procedures, and more. When completed as part of the B.S. in Business Management degree, this specialization aligns with educational standards from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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  • Information Technology Management

    As technology continues to advance, the need for qualified IT managers grows as well. Through the Information Technology Management Specialization, students gain the administrative knowledge needed to meet the demands of corporate technology systems including problem solving, resource allocation, networking, security, and more.

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  • Information Technology Operations

    This program provides a basic understanding of technology operations, networking, problem-solving, development, and more. Professionals interested in careers that require knowledge of information technology, including administrators, department managers, system analysts, and more, will benefit from this program.

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  • International Business

    The undergraduate specialization in International Business prepares students for international management career opportunities within multinational industries and organizations. Learners will gain an understanding of economic, legal, governmental, financial, and cultural issues related to international business.

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  • Marketing

    Students interested in the global field of marketing will benefit from this specialization, which includes promotion, creative services, public relations, research, consulting, communications, advertisement, strategy, branding, and much more. The Marketing program provides the tools necessary to be successfully employed in many areas within this field.

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  • Operations Management and Supervision

    The Operations Management and Supervision program is ideal for students who pursue careers in logistics or manufacturing and production. These courses provide knowledge and skills to improve efficiency, efficacy, and performance in organizational operations.

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  • Organizational Leadership

    If you wish to advance into a management role in your organization or further your management skills as they apply to staff, effective decision making, strategic communication, and more you should consider the Organizational Leadership program in addition to your your bachelor’s degree major or as a certificate of completion.

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  • Project Management

    Students interested in project management should consider this program to gain comprehensive theories and concepts on how to improve organizational efficiency and performance on a per project basis. Ideal for both Project Management Professionals (PMP) and those interested in entering this growing field.

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  • Public and Non-Profit Management

    Students interested in careers within the public and non-profit sectors should consider pursuing a specialization or certificate of completion in Public and Non-Profit Management. This program provides students with management and decision-making abilities necessary within these organizations.

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  • Public Relations

    Public relations specialists aim to generate a positive image for their clients by maintaining relationships with media professionals, developing campaigns, creating print and web-based materials, writing speeches, and managing digital media.

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  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    Students who have a desire to work with a start up business or manage their own entrepreneurial enterprises will gain the variety of skills necessary to be successful through this specialization.

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  • Strategic Communications

    Effective communication can increase efficiency and results in a wide array of professional positions. The Strategic Communication program improves both internal and external messaging, delivery, and comprehension for managers, consultants, marketing and public relations specialists, human resources, and more.

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Cost and Schedule

Cost

We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in your education, so our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state tuition, and tuition guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled. Find out how you can earn your online bachelor’s degree in business management without breaking the bank.

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Schedule

You don’t have to put your career on hold while you earn your undergraduate business management degree. With 100% online classes, you work and study when it’s most convenient for you.

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Student Headshot - Karie Welker"My greatest accomplishments have been being able to go back to school and manage a work-life balance. The schedule is challenging but gives me confidence that I can obtain my degree even in my thirties!"

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