As a student in our Business Management Associate’s degree program, you will begin to build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills for today’s business environment. Our Business Management program is career focused and features practical, hands-on opportunities in your coursework and is designed to help you gain job-ready skills that employers seek and set yourself apart in today’s competitive market. This online Business Management degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit by demonstrating what you know and can do.
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- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Advance Your Education
Whether this is the first step on your path to a career in business or you're currently working and ready to advance your credentials, we've made it easy. Our program is designed so credits simply ladder-up, one to the next, Associate's to Bachelor's.
Help Move Your Career Forward
You will assemble a complete job-seeking portfolio including demonstrations of skills and examples of student work. With your Associate's degree, bolstered resume and enhanced skills, you can feel confident moving your business career forward and creating value across your organization.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
Associate’s degree holders earn an average of $6,240 more annually than those with a high school diploma, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).2 An Associate's degree in Business Management from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Business Administration Skills
Understand and utilize your knowledge of business administration information from a wide range of courses, including accounting, business, business ethics, business law and finance.
Planning and Decision-Making
Demonstrate management skills, including planning, decision-making, project management and scheduling, controlling and leading employees.
Communication and Customer Service
Develop a customer service strategy, coping with challenging customers, increasing customer retention and surveying customer satisfaction.
Use computer applications for the business environment and interpret basic financial data and perform basic accounting skills.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- GEB 1011
- 4 Credits
- MAN 2021
- 4 Credits
- MAN 2793
- 4 Credits
Introduction to Business
Studies the characteristics and functions of business in a free enterprise environment and how business impacts the economy in which we live. Characteristics studied may include opportunities, organizations, management, marketing, analysis and any other activities related to general ownership and operation.
Principles of Management
Develops managerial skills and insights by studying management practices. Also, advances an understanding of the manager/employee relationships and the legal and ethical issues impacting these relationships.
Introduction to Functional and Project Management
Examines various management roles and how they interrelate within organizations by analyzing the daily tasks and responsibilities within each management role. Compares how divisional managers lead teams, investigates cross functional team relations and discusses the importance of developing project management skills within various management disciplines.
14 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Business vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Will I Take These Classes?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.