BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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

Overview

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

 

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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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.

Online B.S. in Business Management and M.S. in Management Dual Enrollment 

The Dual Enrollment Option allows highly qualified, well-prepared students like you in the B.S. in Business Management program an opportunity for early admission into the M.S. in Management program. There you will be able to complete four graduate-level courses in place of four specific undergraduate core courses and apply the resulting 12 credits through institutional transfer to both your bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. You will be required to meet all undergraduate degree requirements (including completion of their Capstone) in order for your bachelor’s degree to be conferred.

The following course substitutions will apply to the B.S. in Business Management core requirements for students who are accepted for the Dual Enrollment Option:

Undergraduate Core
Course to be Replaced

Graduate-Level Course
Replacement

HRM400

Human Resources Development and Management

ORG502

Effective Organizations: Theory and Practice

MGT320

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

HRM515

Legal and Human Resources

Dimensions of Business Management

ECN400

Managerial Economics

ECN500

Global Economics

FIN400

Analyzing Financial Statements

FIN500

Principles of Finance

The graduate-level courses will be charged at the graduate tuition rate at the time of enrollment. You should apply for the Dual Enrollment Option before your first core course substitution, and you must maintain the minimum academic standards as listed below:

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 for all undergraduate transfer credits from previous institutions.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 for all undergraduate courses completed at CSU-Global.
  • Grades of B or better (3.00 or higher) in all B.S. in Business Management core courses

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 here: www.shrm.org/assessment

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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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.
  • 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.
  • MGT320: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    An introduction to the legal influences upon and within businesses, including statutory, executive, administrative, and case law. Included are the roles and influences of contracts and regulations upon business operations as well as the ethical issues encountered within the business environment and the associated legal implications.
  • ECN400: Managerial Economics
    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.
  • 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.
  • HRM400: Human Resources Development and 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.
  • 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
    Description to come.

Faculty

All business management bachelor's degree courses are taught by qualified instructors with current industry experience. Our instructors hold advanced degrees in their fields, and are specially trained to teach online, so you and your fellow students can think more critically about how the subject matter applies to real-world situations.

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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:

  • Business Administration
    The Business Administration program is ideally suited for students interested in pursuing a career in business operations and management. Professionals in this field include department managers, accountants, consultants, executives, directors, and more.

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  • Computer Programming
    Computer Programming specialization is aimed at non-computer science majors who would like to broaden their programming capabilities. Courses cover an entire spectrum of basic programming and software development techniques for analysis, design, and implementation of software applications across various operating systems and platforms.

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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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