Become a Successful Business Leader

Earn Your Business Management Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree

As a student in our Business Management Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, you receive a comprehensive overview of the business world and develop the practical skills you need to open doors to a wide range of career opportunities in today's competitive job market. Our Business Management program is designed so you can choose to learn in our traditional, 11-week format, earn an AcceleratED Bachelor's degree in as little as 18 months or choose your pace in our Self-DirectED Associate's degree.*

Time to complete is dependent on number of credits transferred in and taken per quarter.



Gain the Skills You Need in the Boardroom

Our Business Management Bachelor's and Associate's degree curriculum teaches you how to apply the business strategies you learn in the classroom to real-world situations in today's competitive market.

Your courses provide insight into business operations, including:

  • Management and organizational leadership
  • Marketing
  • Finance and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Risk Management
  • International Business

Learn more about our Business Management Bachelor's or Associate's degree by completing the form on the right or calling us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer all your questions.

Program Highlights
  • Examine case studies from Harvard Business Publishing
  • Network with other business professionals and students through the exclusive national organization, Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA)
  • As a graduate, you can earn your Master's degree in as little as one year through our partner, Benedictine University
  • Participate in an optional internship to gain hands-on experience

Time to complete is dependent on number of credits transferred and completed per quarter.

Business Management Degree Courses

Management requires mastery of a wide range of disciplines. A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Business Management covers the in-depth and sophisticated topics in the business industry to provide you the skills necessary to effectively contribute to the business community. In addition, graduates leave Rasmussen College with sharpened skills in critical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving and interpersonal communications.

Sample Course List

Accounting for Business Managers
This course provides a review of accounting objectives and their relation to business, as well as a survey of the theory and application of managerial accounting principles. Topics include cost behaviors, production costing methods, data processing, economic analysis, budgeting, and management and financial control.
Applied Management Principles
This course will review foundational management skills and insights derived from the study of management practices. Through theory, selfanalysis, and analysis of others, this course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become an effective manager. Specific topics covered include managing stress; solving problems; coaching, influencing, and motivating others; team-building; and leading change.
Operations Management
In this course students examine the operations function of managing people, information, technology, materials, and facilities to produce goods and services. Specific areas covered will include designing and managing operations; purchasing raw materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and producing goods or services that meet customers' expectations. Quantitative modeling will be used for solving business problems.
Contemporary Leadership Challenges
This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
$2,281,040
4.9%
Associate's Degree
$1,763,440
6.8%
Some College
$1,622,240
8.7%
High School Diploma
$1,367,880
9.4%

**http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Administrative Services Managers$44,330$60,250$81,080
General and Operations Managers$46,890$65,860$95,440

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, bls.gov/ooh/

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Salary data includes earnings of March 2012 – December 2012 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

The average
starting salary
for our Business Management graduates:

Bachelor's
$40,688
Associate's
$35,196

Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study

*Graduate Employment Rate
Placement Rate Methodology for Business Management: 89% of September 2011- June 2012 graduates from this program available for employment were employed in their field of study or continuing their education as of March 30, 2013. This rate includes graduates across all Rasmussen College campuses working in their field of study or continuing their education at Rasmussen College or another institution. This rate does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

 
 
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