Here to do business with you. As a student in our Business Management Associate’s degree program, you can build a strong foundation for today’s business world. Our Business Management program is career focused, featuring practical skills and real-world opportunities designed to get you job-ready, preparing you with the background and business acumen employers seek in a very competitive market. To prepare you even further, you’ll also develop employer-valued skills, such as communication and critical thinking, as you become well-rounded and ready for a business career across diverse industries and roles.
Our online Business Management Associate's degree can be completed in as few as 18 months and is available with Flex Choice®. You'll learn through traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. And when you’re ready to advance further, those credits can easily transfer into our Business Management Bachelor’s degree.
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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 may be eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam offered by the Project Management Institute. With your Associate's degree and demonstrated mastery of transferable skills showcased on your resume, you can feel confident moving your career forward and creating value to 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.
You’ll also develop the soft skills you will transfer into your role. Core courses develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable 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. We will provide a transfer credit eligibility estimate quickly with one-day turnaround without needing a formal transcript—any kind of graduation record will do in order to produce an estimate. Talk to an admissions advisor 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 an admissions advisor 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 Can I Find a Business Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Business Management program near you.
- 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.
- Certified Associate in Project Management and CAPM are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Project Management Professional and PMP are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.