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Business Management

Bachelor's Degree

Next program start date

August 17, 2020

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Set yourself apart in a competitive market. Our online Business Management Bachelor’s degree helps you gain key skills in the areas sought after by today’s employers. Our curriculum addresses fundamental business acumen as well as emerging trends including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT)/smart technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and sustainable/renewable resources. You’ll become adept in business research, business intelligence and data analysis visualization tools such as Excel® and Tableau® through innovative, online business management courses.,

You'll benefit from a business management program that features a skills-based curriculum and brings a well-rounded balance of valued real-world skills, such as communication and critical thinking, to prepare you for a variety of industries and roles. The program is designed and reviewed by experts with more than 120 years of combined experience from companies including Xerox, Deloitte Services, MoneyGram, Merrill Lynch, Cigna, Pfizer, Ford Motor Company, Target Corporation, Home Depot, Citrix Systems, SunTrust Bank and Nokia.

The online Business Management Bachelor’s degree can be completed in as few as 18 months and is available with Flex Choice®. You'll learn through competency-based education (CBE) courses—a flexible way to learn online and receive credit for what you already know as you earn your business degree.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Help Move Forward With Your Goals

Develop sought-after business acumen and the transferable skills to help you feel confident showcasing your management and leadership abilities to employers. You’ll be prepared to advance your business career in a fast-paced industry as a strategic business partner, consultant and leader as well as an effective organizational practitioner able to problem solve, collaborate, synthesize and implement evidence-based strategies.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Through the formal education provided by the coursework in this program, you may be eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)3 exam and the Project Management Professional® (PMP®)4 certification exam through the Project Management Institute.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for general and operations managers is 9%.2 A Business Management Bachelor's degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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What Skills Will I Gain?

Business Principles

Understand and utilize core business functions and methodologies including business technology, accounting, finance, digital marketing, operations, law and ethics, and business project management.

Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Program curriculum includes coursework to help you develop strategic approaches to utilize leadership skills to influence organizational effectiveness.

Data and Business Analytics

Learn skills and techniques for conducting research and analyzing business performance data to support business decision-making.

Engagement and Relationship Management

Apply human-centered strategies in a variety of areas including diversity, leadership and teamwork to maximize engagement and relationships.

Transferable 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.

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Gain the knowledge and experience you need to innovate and lead businesses on the path to success.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Leadership and Management Essentials

    • LDR 4200
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Explore how to identify an individual leadership style and become a creative and effective leader. Students will enhance leadership and professional development skills and examine the principles of high-performance leadership skills. Focus content areas consist of capabilities of motivation, critical thinking, decision-making, effective communication, group organizational skills and strategies to implement change. Students will explore building and leading innovative cultures in the workplace.

    Introduction to Business Analysis

    • CTS 3265C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Study skills and techniques for analyzing business performance data to provide support for business planning. The course places focus on using query development, reporting and analytical tools to help guide business decision-making. Topics include statistical analysis, basic database design and business process modeling, preparing students to utilize information to support decision-making.

    Emerging Trends, Markets and Technologies in Business

    • GEB4513
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    This course focuses on emerging technology and trends in business, including cognitive intelligence and smart technologies. Additionally, students will be introduced to technologies related to the human experience and digital transactions, as well as the emerging trend of sustainable and renewable resources in business.

23 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission, 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.

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We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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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.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Business Management 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 an Online Business Management program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  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 Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  3. Certified Associate in Project Management and CAPM are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
  4. Project Management Professional and PMP are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
  5. Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.
  6. Tableau is a registered trademark of Tableau Software, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.
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