Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Management

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Drive Organizational Success as a Business Management Expert

Being a business management professional means you’re the one companies look to for driving and maintaining success. With an Online Business Management degree from CSU Global you can become a valued member of any organization with some of the following responsibilities:

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Provide feedback and recommendations to clients.

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Gather and analyze financial data and employment reports.

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Interview employees, observe workplace flow, and mitigate potential problems.

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Apply critical analysis in decision-making processes.

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What will I learn in this degree?

After completing your Bachelor’s in Business Management online at CSU Global, you will understand how the integration of various business units impact decision making within organizations operating in our global economy. The program draws from a variety of business aspects to deliver a comprehensive experience for students. Those aspects include…

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • International management

Upon completion of the online business degree program, you will be prepared to apply critical analysis in your decision-making processes, while taking into account the fiscal and economic value of an organization. Understand how to innovate and integrate appropriate technology for advanced outcomes, and become a leader at every organizational level.

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Courses in this Degree

This online business management bachelor's degree contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.

Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!

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Core Degree Courses (30 Credits)

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ECN210** Microeconomic Principles
    Microeconomics addresses the economic decisions made at the individual level, by individual consumers or individual firms, after evaluating resources, costs, and tradeoffs. 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. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) This course is considered prerequisite and may be waived through transfer of equivalent lower division coursework or demonstrated workplace knowledge.
  • ECN215** Macroeconomic Principles
    An understanding of the theories of economics in a global context. Emphasis on the application of the concepts of demand and elasticity, international rate determination and balance of payments, national and international financial system and institutions, and macroeconomic indicators. This course is a replacement course for ECN400 as of the 2016-2017 Winter A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) This course is considered prerequisite and may be waived through transfer of equivalent lower division coursework or demonstrated workplace knowledge. BSBM majors enrolled prior to Winter A 2018 will take ECN310 and ECN315. BSBM majors enrolled after Winter A 2018 will take the prerequisites of ECN210 and ECN215.
  • 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.
  • ACT300 Principles of Accounting I
    Students will demonstrate understanding of accounting standards and practices in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial transactions relevant to businesses in today’s world of automation, business intelligence, and data analytics. Primary emphasis is on the financial accounting system for corporations and the procedures for recording, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting results of business activities. This course will cover the development of basic financial accounting statements, ethical considerations, and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.)
  • 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 using digital technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion). Students who completed MKG300 cannot earn credit for MKG310. In this course, the student will obtain a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Course units include marketing functions; price policies and controls; distribution channels, merchandising, and market research; competitive practices and government regulations; product development; and integration of marketing with technology, a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion), and current issues.(This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • 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.
  • FIN300 Principles of Finance for the Private Sector
    A study of the financial aspects of businesses, including the costs of capital, fund acquisition sources, time value of money, efficient management of assets, and investment decisions. Particular emphasis is on determining the optimal capital structure between utilization of debt and equity financing.
  • MGT405 Management in the Global Economy
    An analysis of the social, political, technological and economic factors that influence practices and decisions in an international/global organization. Included is the analysis of the scope of expansion and appropriate operations in the international marketplace. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) This course was formerly ECN405.
  • 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.

* MGT495 is an optional course that students engage in to gain practical business management experience. This course may not be available in all states, see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.
** These courses are prerequisites for the business management program.BSBM majors enrolled prior to Winter-A 2018 will take ECN310 and ECN315. BSBM majors enrolled after Winter-A 2018 will take the prerequisites of ECN210 and ECN215.

Elective Courses (Remaining credits to reach 120 total credits)

The remainder of your degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.

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Tuition Rates

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Employer Discount

Your employer may be one of 2,200+ we partner with to offer a 10% discount on tuition.

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Financial Aid

You may be eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of your education.

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REGIONALLY ACCREDITED

Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.

ACBSP ACCREDITED

The CSU Global B.S. in Business Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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The Best Schools ranked CSU Global #3 on their list of The 20 Best Online Bachelor in Business Management Degree Programs.

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RANKED #10 BEST BACHELORS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ONLINE

In Best College Reviews’ ranking of The 50 Best Bachelor’s in Business Administration Online, CSU Global earns #10.

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“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 in my thirties!”

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Degree

At CSU Global, you get more than just a diploma. Our career-driven curriculums are based on real-world concepts that help you excel in the workplace on day one. You’ll get training and experience from faculty who have worked in your chosen field. And because we know how hard it can be for modern learners to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, we lock in your tuition rate so you can enjoy the same affordability for the duration of your enrollment.

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Learn Valuable Skills

Overall, B.S. in Business Management students learn how to apply management skills in decision-making and analysis of organizational structures. Specific learning outcomes include the following:

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

Career Outlook

Career Ladder

Download the Business Management Career Ladder to see the job title progression from Entry Level to Executive/C-level.

93% of Alumni Working in Their Field

Bachelor’s of Business Management alumni from CSU Global report extremely high rates of working in the field of business management after completing the program.

$81,686 Estimated Starting Salary

Bachelor’s of Business Management alumni from CSU Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $80k.

Project Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager

Top three titles as reported by Bachelor’s of Business Management alumni from CSU Global.

Finish Faster and For Less with Alternative Credit Options

Credit by Exam

You can get credit by taking exams for what you have already learned.

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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