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ONLINE BACHELOR'S DEGREE INBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Drive Organizational Success with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management

Getting an accredited online business management degree will prepare you for a rewarding career as the person companies trust to drive and maintain their success.

If you’re interested in business and want to become an effective, skilled and analytical manager in a professional setting, then you may have a bright future in business management.

CSU Global’s Business Management Bachelor’s Degree program is designed to train you for modern managerial positions, and will prepare you to lead teams of professionals working in various business units, including management, marketing, operations, finance, economics, and statistics.

 

Career Outlook

93% OF ALUMNI WORKING IN THEIR FIELD Alumni from CSU Global’s Bachelor’s of Business Management Program report extremely high rates of working in the field after graduation.

$81,686 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY Alumni from CSU Global’s Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management Program report an estimated annual starting salary above $80k.

PROJECT MANAGER, OPERATIONS MANAGER, GENERAL MANAGER Top three titles held by CSU Global’s Online Degree in Business Management Alumni.

Business Management Responsibilities

PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO CLIENTS.

GATHER AND ANALYZE FINANCIAL DATA AND EMPLOYMENT REPORTS.

INTERVIEW EMPLOYEES, OBSERVE WORKPLACE FLOW, AND MITIGATE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.

APPLY CRITICAL ANALYSIS IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES.

Watch a Quick 2-Minute Overview

This quick video covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Why you should consider a degree in Business Management.
  • What our Business Management program prepares students to do.
  • How our Business Management program teaches business fundamentals.

What Business Skills Will You Learn?

Completing an online Bachelor’s in Business Management can contribute to your overall career advancement by preparing you to be the professional companies turn to when they need a solutions-based problem-solving expert.

CSU Global’s online Business Management program prepares students to assume leadership roles by providing them with comprehensive knowledge about each of the fundamental business units, including: 

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

Upon completing our 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.

You'll also understand how to innovate and integrate appropriate technology for advanced outcomes, and be prepared to serve as a leader at every organizational level.

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What Management Skills Will You Learn?

Our online business management courses train students to apply management skills to complicated real-world problems faced by businesses and organizations. Specific learning outcomes include:

  • Applying critical analysis in your decision-making, allowing you to help improve the organization’s fiscal and economic value.
  • Developing critical-thinking skills required for analysis in strategic planning and innovation.
  • Understanding how to innovate and integrate appropriate technology solutions to generate advanced outcomes.
  • Leading at every organizational level.

ACBSP-Accreditation & SHRM Alignment

CSU Global’s B.S. in Business Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), and its curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

As the largest global network of human resource professionals, our partnership with SHRM gives students additional opportunities to enhance their education and careers.

  • Discounted $49 SHRM membership
  • Discounted SHRM Certificate study materials
  • Reimbursement up to $300 of your SHRM certification exam
  • CSU Global firmly believes in the value of earning a SHRM Certification, which is why we make the network so accessible to students.

Details are subject to change at any time, and there are restrictions and eligibility requirements. Contact your student success counselor or the SHRM advisor (shrm.advisor@csuglobal.edu) to take advantage of these exclusive student discount opportunities.

What Business Management Courses Will You Take?

CSU Global’s accredited online Business Management Degree requires the completion of 120 total credits, including a mix of core degree courses, general education courses, elective courses, and optional degree specializations and certificates.

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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 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.
  • 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.
  • ACT300 Principles of Accounting I
    Students will apply 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) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). (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 SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” 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 MGT20 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. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Degree Specialization (Optional) (15 Credits)

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Business Management?

Business Management is the process of coordinating, organizing and managing business activities and interests. 

Business managers may work in several different organizational roles, managing a business’s assets, including materials, money, equipment or personnel to achieve strategic objectives.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in management occupations to grow 5 percent by 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations, making business management an excellent long-term career option.

If you want to be the person who companies and organizations look to for organizing and managing their assets, then you should consider studying business management.

What is a Business Management Degree?

CSU Globlal’s Online Bachelor’s in Business Management is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. 

US News & World Report explains that B.S. programs emphasize science and math, which makes CSU Global’s B.S. in Business Management a better fit for students who want to work in their field.

Our B.S. in Business Management program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and ACBSP Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

Furthermore, this program can be completed 100% online, requires no set times or locations, provides monthly class starts, and offers accelerated courses, making it easier for you to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Business Management?

Graduates from our online business program are prepared to help drive results at any organization in any industry. What can you do with a business management degree?

CSU Globla’s Online Business Management Classes will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to serve as an effective, skilled, analytical manager in a professional setting, where typical job duties may include:

  • Providing feedback and recommendations to clients
  • Gathering, analyzing and providing suggestions based on financial data and employment reports
  • Interviewing employees, observing workflows, mitigating problems and innovations solutions for improving current practices
  • Applying critical analysis in decision-making processes

According to Prospects, a respected U.K.-based career guidance site, some of the most common roles for graduates of Business Management programs include:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Arbitrator
  • Business adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Corporate investment banker
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Forensic accountant
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Risk manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Supply chain manager 

What Jobs Can You Get With a Business Management Degree?

Earning your online Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from CSU Global could lead to job opportunities across a wide array of career paths. 

Top Job Titles for graduates from our accredited online business degree program include:

What Classes Do You Take for Business Management?

CSU Global’s Business Management Degree requires 31 credits of General Education Courses, 30 credits of Core Degree Courses, 15 optional credits of Degree Specialization Courses, and Elective Courses, which are used to reach the 120 total credits required for graduation.

Core Courses include:

  • Applying Leadership Principles
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Principles of Management
  • Information Systems Design and Management
  • Management in the Global Economy
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Finance for the Private Sector
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Capstone – Business Policy Development and Implementation
  • Business Management Practicum

CSU Global’s graduates are prepared to serve as professionals, and 93% of our program alumni report working in their field of study.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Worth It?

Yes! While it may take hard work and dedication to complete your degree in business management, this is an excellent industry to get into and CSU Global’s 100% online Business Management program is one of the best ways to enter the field. 

Why should you consider studying with us?

Simply put, CSU Global is one of the best online business management schools, as our program has recently earned several awards, including:

  • A #3 ranking for Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Management programs by The Best Schools
  • Top 10 rankings for Best Online Business Administration Programs from Successful Student and Best College Reviews
  • A “Gold School” of Distinction award from Best Colleges’ Schools of Distinction standings, making us one of only 15 schools to receive gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs

How much will my degree cost?

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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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Credit By Exam

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Self-Study Assessments

Earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credit for what you’re learned in your career or other educational experience.

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Why Should You Choose CSU Global?

CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.

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REGIONALLY ACCREDITED

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

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ACBSP ACCREDITED

Your Bachelor’s in Accounting from CSU Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)

RANKED #3 BEST ONLINE BACHELOR IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DEGREE

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

RANKED #8 BEST ONLINE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COLLEGES

Successful Student recognizes the CSU Global B.S. in Business Management program #8 on their 36 Best Online Business Administration Colleges ranking.

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!”

KARIE WELKER

Business Administration Student