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Business Management

Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree

Start your career—or move forward—in a field that takes real-world know-how, refined skills and a competitive spirit. An affordable, fully online Business Management degree from Rasmussen College can put you on the path to a career in the digital economy in as few as 18 months.1 The curriculum you’ll be immersed in has been designed and reviewed by industry experts—with more than 120 years of combined experience—and your instructors, who provide quality support. Additionally, you'll learn from instructors who are accomplished professionals in a wide variety of business concepts.

At both the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree levels, our fully online Business Management degree helps you build a strong foundation for your future, preparing you for a career in industries such as banking/finance, healthcare administration, human resources, logistics/manufacturing, marketing, operations, customer service and supply chain.

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Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know

The Associate’s degree is available with Flex Choice® self-directed assessment offerings—which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance—and prior learning assessments. The Bachelor’s degree program allows you to learn completely through competency-based education (CBE) courses and receive credit for what you know and can do. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Degrees That Mean Business

All of our online Business Management courses allow you to engage with instructors and peers through live lectures and online forums, where you'll gain the skills employers need—including business intelligence, data analytics, organizational leadership, project management, digital marketing, business ethics and process improvement. You’ll also develop sought-after soft skills that you can transfer into your business career: communication, critical thinking, digital fluency, diversity and teamwork, ethics and professional responsibility, and information literacy.

Regional Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Carry Your Credits Forward

Our Business Management programs make it easy to apply your current credits toward a degree. In fact, our Business Management Bachelor’s degree students transfer in an average of 106 credits—which is equal to $27,560 in tuition savings. That’s forward thinking for you.

Credentials Offered

Business Management

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students looking to pursue a successful career in business management and interested in becoming a leader across a wide range of organizations, with advanced knowledge in business and technical proficiency and understanding of emerging trends, markets and technologies. Opportunities for those with advanced knowledge of business and the digital economy span across a variety of areas, including business intelligence, data analytics, human resources, digital marketing, management and organizational leadership.

Prepares you for

Opportunities as a general and operations manager, office manager, accounting, human resources coordinator, business analyst, financial planner analyst, production supervisor, client support specialist, account executive, product development and business consultant.

Business Management

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students looking to pursue a successful career in business management across a wide range of organizations with well-rounded knowledge about the field. Opportunities for students interested in this program to simply ladder-up their credits toward a Bachelor's degree.

Prepares you for

Opportunities as a training coordinator, inside sales representative, accounts payable representative, customer service representative, call center representative, executive assistant, production supervisor and transportation analyst.

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Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your business management education easier by offering classes that fit into a busy working schedule and allow you to gain firsthand experience as a business professional. You will participate in a Capstone course to culminate your education and take part in live interactive lectures as you prepare to turn your education into a career. 

Burning Glass data shows that 22% of all U.S. job postings requiring a bachelor's degree ask for a business degree aligned to the skills you will learn in this program—with over 3.3 million job postings in 2017 requesting a Business Management Bachelor's degree. In addition, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential. Here are just a few examples of where a Business Management degree can take you.

Administrative Services Managers

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $55,000 10th Percentile
    • $71,850 25th Percentile
    • $96,180 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    10%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

General and Operations Managers

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $44,710 10th Percentile
    • $65,650 25th Percentile
    • $100,930 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    9%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

“Many of the skills I learned over the past two years in school have helped me tremendously. I felt a degree in Business was like a universal key to open all doors.”

Bill
Business Management Graduate

  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.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.
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