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Business Management

Bachelor's Degree

Next start date

July 01, 2019

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • 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 abilities in the skill areas sought after by today's employers. Our online Business Management courses, real-world case studies and practical coursework applications prepare you for a successful business career. Our business management program features a skills-based curriculum that 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 Business Management Bachelor’s degree can be completed in as few as 18 months and is available with Flex Choice®.1 You'll learn through traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education—the best of all worlds—so you can 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 relevant management and leadership skills so you can feel confident advancing your business career in a fast-paced industry, contributing to a diverse team and developing innovative ideas.

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 key business management concepts including accounting, finance, marketing, operations, law and ethics, business project management and analysis.

Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Coursework in Contemporary Leadership Challenges as well as Organizational Behavior Analysis help you develop strategic approaches, leadership skills, and organizational development and effectiveness.

Managing Strategies

With knowledge of advanced management principles and theories, you will be able to analyze current strategies and formulate strategic decisions within various business environments.

Engagement and Relationship Management

Apply human-centered strategies in a variety of areas including diversity, negotiation and conflict resolution to maximize engagement and relationships.

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

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Important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program.


Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Business Project Management

    • GEB 3422
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Provides students with the essential elements and foundational standards used to manage projects, programs and portfolios in any organization. Students develop project scope and scheduling skills as well as assess program bidding and proposal processes. They evaluate the impact of scope definition, and explore how to manage teams, expectations and project stakeholders.

    Applied Management Principles

    • MAN 3175
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Reviews foundational management skills and insights derived from the study of management practices. Through theory, self-analysis and analysis of others, this course provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become an effective manager. Specific topics covered include managing stress; solving problems; coaching, influencing and motivating others; team-building; and leading change.

    Organizational Behavior Analysis

    • MAN 4240
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Explore human behavior in work settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. The following topics will be studied and analyzed from a management perspective: organizational structure, leadership, power, conflict management, individual and group dynamics, motivation, morale and communication.

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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Transfer Student

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.

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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.

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Class Locations

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.

  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.
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