hero bus mgmt bachelors female smiling

Business Management

Bachelor's Degree

Online Program

Next Start Dates
October 02, 2023
November 08, 2023
Apply By
September 28, 2023
November 06, 2023

1 day Get transfer credits reviewed in one business day (on average).

18 months Finish your degree in as few as 18 months.1

120+ years Rasmussen University is backed by over 120 years of experience as a Business school.

Manage Your Career Like a Boss

Ready to move as fast as the business world around you? Gain the working knowledge, leadership skills and business adaptability to pursue the competitive career you’re striving for.

  • Develop sought-after business acumen to help you feel confident showcasing your management and leadership abilities to employers
  • Receive the student support you need, from academic advising, library services and tutoring support to financial aid, scholarship assistance and career services

You may also be eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification and the Project Management Professional® (PMP®) certification through the Project Management Institute.23

In addition to advanced Business Management skills, all of your courses will help you enhance well-rounded transferable skills, or soft skills: critical thinking, digital fluency, information literacy, communication, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility.

Plus, take up to four MBA courses as part of your Business Management Bachelor’s degree with our accelerated Master’s pathway. Get a head start on your Master’s at no extra tuition cost. You’ll gain advanced knowledge and skills that prepare you for your career without committing to grad school right now. And if you decide to complete your Master’s degree, you could save up to $4,100 and finish both your Bachelor’s and MBA in as few as 3 years.4

Request Information

Specializations for Focused Business Expertise

Choose your specialization to gain proficiency in a specific area of business practice, along with a core set of general Business Management skills. Or, choose the general Business Management Bachelor’s degree to prepare holistically for management and leadership roles.

Plus, with our accelerated Master's pathway, there are four courses in our Business Management Bachelor's degree program, including each specialization, that align with our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

  • Business Management Degree (with No Specialization)

    You Bring

    • An interest in becoming a well-rounded business professional across a wide range of organizations and industries
    • Readiness to take on more leadership responsibilities

    You'll Study

    • Core business functions and methodologies in business technology, accounting, finance, digital marketing and more
    • Strategic approaches to leadership skills
    • Human-centered engagement and relationship management

    Career Path Example

    Administrative Services Managers 5

    • $59,210 (10th percentile)
    • $76,650 (25th percentile)
    • $99,290 (50th percentile)
    • Job outlook: 9% projected growth 2020–2030
    Sample Courses
    • Leadership and Management Essentials // LDR 4200 // 3 Credits
      • Explores how to identify individual leadership styles and become a creative and effective leader.
    • Emerging Trends, Markets and Technologies in Business // GEB 4513 // 4 Credits
      • Focuses on emerging business technology and trends, including cognitive intelligence and smart technologies.
    • Dynamic Team Development // LDR 4360 // 4 Credits
      • Examines individual skills and competencies necessary to be an impactful and emerging team member, including emotional intelligence and role resilience.
  • Business Intelligence Specialization

    You Bring

    • An interest in working with large amounts of data and developing actionable insights to guide decision-making
    • Confidence to inform future business strategies

    You'll Study

    • Data quality, platforms and scripting
    • How to plan an end-to-end business intelligence process
    • Visualizing both quantitative and qualitative data for client needs

    Career Path Example

    Management Analyst5

    • $50,190 (10th percentile)
    • $64,150 (25th percentile)
    • $93,000 (50th percentile)
    • Job outlook: 14% projected growth 2020–2030
    Sample Courses
    • Introduction to Data Analytics // QMB 3000 // 4 Credits
      • Studies common tools, terms and ideas of current analytics practices.
    • Applied Business Intelligence // QMB 4100 // 4 Credits
      • Hands-on practice analyzing existing business performance data to provide support for business planning.
    • Data Visualization Implementation and Communication // QMB 4500 // 4 Credits
      • Focuses on the study of data sets and methods used to evaluate and visualize qualitative and quantitative data.
  • IT Project Management Specialization

    You Bring

    • An interest in IT project planning, executing, monitoring and budgeting
    • A desire to combine IT, project planning and business management skills

    You'll Study

    • Multiple platforms used for project management, including Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft Project®, Visio6
    • Fundamental concepts defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM®) certification2
    • How to create risk analysis documents for long-term viability and backup solutions

    Career Path Example

    Computer and Information Systems Managers5

    • $95,220 (10th percentile)
    • $122,820 (25th percentile)
    • $159,010 (50th percentile)
    • Job outlook: 11% projected growth 2020–2030
    Sample Courses
    • Risk Management and Business Continuity // CIS 4189C // 4 Credits
      • Explores how to properly analyze risks within an IT department, including disaster recovery planning and how to create risk analysis documents.
    • Information Technology Project Management Tools // ISM 3110C // 4 Credits
      • Studies project management processes and knowledge, as well as Microsoft Excel®, Visio, Microsoft Project® and techniques to drive the project forward.6
    • Information Technology Project Management I // ISM 3255C // 4 Credits
      • Emphasizes project planning, executing, monitoring and controlling tools and techniques defined by the PMI in the CAPM® certification.2
  • Logistics and Operations Specialization

    You Bring

    • An interest in understanding purchasing strategies across industries
    • An understanding of the value efficiencies bring to an organization

    You'll Study

    • Supply chain and logistics management foundations
    • Procurement, purchasing and sourcing strategy
    • Quality and risk management

    Career Path Example


    • $45,160 (10th percentile)
    • $59,740 (25th percentile)
    • $77,030 (50th percentile)
    • Job outlook: 30% projected growth 2020–2030

    Sample Courses

    • Principles of Supply Chain // TRA 3086 // 4 Credits
      • Studies supply chain management from an operational, tactical and strategic perspective.
    • Procurement and Supplier Relations // TRA 4017 // 4 Credits
      • Examines purchasing techniques and strategies used across industries.
    • Transportation and Distribution Management // TRA 4238 // 4 Credits
      • Develops key skills related to selecting transportation options and impact to customers and overall supply chain.

Learn on Your Terms

Keep working while you get your degree with 100% online courses, eight start dates a year and a support team available evenings and weekends.

Finish Faster & Stronger

Seamless transfer policies, tuition savings opportunities and more—earn your Business Management Bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.1

Real-World Skills

Grow as a well-rounded leader and come up to speed in emerging trends through realistic scenarios and projects based on actual events.

Take the Next Step—Talk to Us!

There are some errors in the form. Please correct the errors and submit again.

Request More Information

Request More Information About Our Business Management Program

Fill out the form to receive information about:

  • Program Details and Applying for Classes
  • Financial Aid and FAFSA (for those who qualify)
  • Customized Support Services
  • Detailed Program Plans

Step 1 of 3

What's Your Name?

Step 2 of 3

Contact Information

Step 3 of 3

Program Preferences
Do you have potential transfer credits?

By clicking "Submit," I authorize Rasmussen University to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided. There is no obligation to enroll.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Get Credit for What You Know

Self-Directed Assessments

Show that you have already achieved the skills for a course and don't need to take it. Your potential savings are over $5,000! 7

Transfer Credits

Get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average).

bus mgmt bach tile 1

Education Built for Working Adults

bus mgmt bach tile 2

Fully Online

On the go or at home, you can learn at your pace, wherever you work best.

Empowered Learning™

Learn by doing real-world projects, manage your pace and stay connected with faculty and peers.

Affordable Education

Tuition & Savings

Do the Math:

With eight start dates a year and a total of 23 courses—full-time students can finish in as few as 18 months for $29,825.1You can save even more with transfer credits, loans, grants and more.

$279 cost per full-time credit
x 90 total credits
$25,110 total full-time tuition
+  $4,715 total fees
$29,825  full-time estimated total program cost

Learn more about the financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

Explore our Tuition Estimator Tool

Other Ways to Save

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how our online Business Management programs are designed to be more affordable with Knowledge Credit™ through transfer credits, self-directed assessments, and military training or professional certification. Plus, save more with loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, and military discounts for those who qualify. Find more about:

Request More Information

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at Rasmussen University 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. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor Completer Entrance Option, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher. If you don’t meet these requirements, we may have other options. Contact an admissions advisor for more information.

Talk to an admissions advisor

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't See Your Question Here?

Our dedicated team of admissions advisors can help you answer questions related to tuition, financial aid, admissions and more.

Request More Information

Call: 877-308-9946

logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne chart-credential-laddering-associates-bachelors-masters 0 Credits 90 Credits 180 Credits 48 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE Start Here MASTER'S DEGREE PURSUERS End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE End Here MASTER'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-associates-bachelors 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 90 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 180 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-msn chart-credential-laddering-nursing-programs chart-credential-laddering-post-grad-np chart-credential-laddering-nursing DNP MSN RN to BSN LPN to RN Bridge Accelerated BSN Professional Nursing ADN Practical Nursing Diploma Pre-Licensure Post-Licensure icon-colored-outline-bank icon-colored-outline-certificate icon-colored-outline-circle-dollar-sign icon-colored-outline-folder-search icon-colored-outline-hand-heart icon-colored-outline-head-blocks icon-colored-outline-head-cog icon-colored-outline-head-heart icon-colored-outline-health-plus-leaves icon-colored-outline-hospital icon-colored-outline-lifelong-learning icon-colored-outline-light-bulb-analytics icon-colored-outline-location-pin icon-colored-outline-magnifying-glass icon-colored-outline-monitor-healthcare icon-colored-outline-monitor-paper-search icon-colored-outline-nurse-rays icon-colored-outline-padlock-shield icon-colored-outline-person-presenter-screen icon-colored-outline-scales ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-colored-advance icon-colored-arrows-cross-curve icon-colored-briefcase-star icon-colored-build icon-colored-bulb-analytics icon-colored-certificate icon-colored-continual-development icon-colored-duo-chatbox icon-colored-folder-mortarboard icon-colored-forward-ribbon icon-colored-gears-clock icon-colored-globe-pen icon-colored-growth icon-colored-hand-bubble icon-colored-hand-stars icon-colored-hands-gear icon-colored-head-blocks icon-colored-head-cog icon-colored-health-plus-leaves icon-colored-hospital-building icon-colored-laptop-cbe-skyscraper icon-colored-laptop-checkmark icon-colored-laptop-webpage icon-colored-location-map icon-colored-location-pin icon-colored-monitor-paper-scan icon-colored-mortarboard-dollar icon-colored-national icon-colored-people-chat-bubbles icon-colored-person-cheer-star icon-colored-person-laptop-checkboxes icon-colored-person-screen-instructor icon-colored-person-whiteboard icon-colored-phone-chatbox icon-colored-police-light icon-colored-prep icon-colored-presenter icon-colored-regional icon-colored-save-time icon-colored-shirt-hat icon-colored-skyscraper icon-colored-state icon-colored-student-centered icon-colored-support icon-colored-world-experience icon-triangle-arrow-up-plant icon-triangle-calendar-pencil icon-triangle-clock-rotating-arrows icon-triangle-display-gears icon-triangle-hand-right-speech-bubble icon-triangle-laptop-coding-brackets icon-triangle-mortarboard icon-triangle-paper-ribbon icon-triangle-person-cheer-star icon-triangle-person-juggle icon-triangle-triple-people-chat-bubble icon-modality-campus icon-modality-field icon-modality-online icon-modality-residential icon-arrow icon-bank icon-camera icon-filter icon-general-chart icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-hat icon-general-heart icon-general-laptop-building icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-money icon-general-paperwork icon-general-people icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out icon-head-heart icon-info-circle icon-mail-forward icon-mglass icon-play-solid icon-quote-mark-left icon-quote-mark-right icon-scales icon-share-square-o icon-simple-chat icon-simple-desktop icon-simple-find icon-simple-hamburger icon-simple-phone icon-spinner icon-tag icon-testimonial-quotes icon-util-checkbox-white icon-util-checkbox icon-util-checked-white icon-util-checked icon-util-chevron-down icon-util-chevron-left icon-util-chevron-right icon-util-chevron-up icon-util-circle-arrow-down icon-util-circle-dot icon-util-language-switch icon-util-loading icon-util-open-window-link icon-util-pdf-link icon-util-refresh icon-util-x rebrand-arrows icon-social-facebook-colored icon-social-facebook-square-colored icon-social-facebook-square icon-social-facebook icon-social-google-plus-square icon-social-google-plus icon-social-instagram-colored icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin-square-colored icon-social-linkedin-square icon-social-linkedin icon-social-pinterest-p-colored icon-social-pinterest-p icon-social-twitter-colored icon-social-twitter-square icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube-play-colored icon-social-youtube-play graduate-cap-star-coin hand-coin