ONLINE bsm DEGREE
ONLINE bsm DEGREE
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Register by: May 10, 2023
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You’ll need 120 credits to complete this business management degree. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in a business management environment.
These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in business management — they’re useful in daily life.
Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in, whether they’re related to your degree or not. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Select from a variety of courses that help lay the foundation for your degree program. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in the professional world — they’re useful in daily life.
Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.
Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers want.Learn more about skills-based learning
This course prepares students to understand the influence that behavior has on leading and managing organizations. After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of a manager within an organization, summarize key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior, explain the influence of leadership styles on individual performance, examine the roles and interaction of group and team members, describe the relationship between job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance, and the relationship between the human resource function and organizational development.
This course provides a foundation of understanding of leadership and its role in managing people and systems. This course will cover key leadership elements such as effective leadership behavior, power and influence, the differences between leadership and management, leading change, intrapreneurship, and how an innovative mindset impacts people and systems in a continually changing global and virtual environment.
This course will provide students with an overview of the role that business analytics has in the preparation and implementation of change management throughout a project. Students will examine the functions of change management to apply them to activities to meet the strategic and operational plans of an organization. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the importance of the integration of data and decision making on change processes and project management methodologies to implement changes throughout an organization. Focus will also be on managing change to ensure high performance, quality, and operational effectiveness.
Strategic operations and logistics are key to maximizing value, minimizing costs, and ensuring efficient process management. This course covers enterprise resource planning and continuous improvement processes used in workflow management, process integration, inventory and supply-chain management, data analysis, business forecasting, optimization, and quality improvement.
This course provides students with an overview of the legal, ethical, and related statutory and regulatory environment in which businesses, organizations, and individuals within them function. After completion of this course, students will be able to understand the general structure of the court systems in the United States, describe the alternative means of resolving disputes and their respective advantages and disadvantages, evaluate the frameworks for regulatory compliance and corporate social responsibility, examine the principle areas of business law, and understand intellectual property rights.
This course provides an overview of project management concepts, phases, and methodologies used to optimize complex, organizational processes. Students will evaluate communication, leadership, financial, and operational practices that are used in support of strategic business initiatives.
This course provides students with the basic theories, concepts, terminology, and uses of macroeconomics. Students learn practical applications for macroeconomics in their personal and professional lives through assimilation of fundamental concepts and analysis of actual economic events.
This course introduces the student to the essential elements of finance for business. Emphasis is placed on financial management, financial markets, and the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in making financial decisions. Topics include: financial statement analysis, time value of money, financial markets and institutions, risk and return, financial planning, and international finance.
This course involves an analysis of the role of marketing within the organization. Other topics include analyzing consumer behavior, identifying marketing variables, creating marketing strategies, and describing challenges of international marketing issues.
This course gives students the opportunity to integrate management concepts and practices to contemporary business strategies, while discussing the theories of strategic management. This course will focus on improving management decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will create a strategic management plan. Special emphasis is placed on business ethics, sustainability, innovation, and the legal environment of business.
This course transitions students through the foundations of study at University of Phoenix. Students develop personal strategies for achieving educational goals and develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
The course introduces theories and concepts in psychology that will foster academic success and provide students with opportunities to synthesize and apply that knowledge.
This course develops the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are essential for academic and life success.
Students learn how to think critically, focusing on developing the necessary tools and skills to analyze problems, make decisions, and formulate well-supported points of view on key academic, social, and professional issues.
This course introduces students to thinking about and working with numbers by examining the day-to-day and societal importance of money.
This course extends practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking. Emphasis is given to developing an effective writing process that takes into account audience and rhetorical purpose.
This course will introduce students to the scientific principles that are required to identify environmental phenomenon. Students will explore the composition and processes of Earth's lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere to examine environmental impact and mitigation of environmental risk.
This course provides an overview of the key components of comprehensive wellness. Based on a preventive model, the course will allow learners to explore choices that promote wellness with goals of living longer and better.
This course provides an applied approach to team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Students must understand and apply these concepts within academic and professional settings. Students develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. Gender, cultural, and individual considerations in team dynamics are also explored.
The course provides an introduction to the most prominent forms of media that influence and impact social, business, political, and popular culture in contemporary America. It explores the unique aspects of each medium as well as interactions across various media that combine to create rich environments for information sharing, entertainment, business, and social interaction in the United States and around the world.
Students apply advanced quantitative reasoning skills to solve real-world problems. This course emphasizes modeling skills, statistical methods, and probability to create, analyze, and communicate solutions.
This applications-driven course prepares students to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative reasoning. Students approach real-world scenarios using numerous reasoning skills and mathematical literacy to draw conclusions.
This course introduces students to the foundations of communication in a business setting. After completion of this course, students will be able to identify the types and purposes of various business documents; create messages using appropriate channels for delivery based on context, audience and purpose; understand the effect of technology, such as social media, on business communication; and identify ethical, cross-cultural, and multinational issues in business communication.
This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft® Office tools including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant technologies for collaboration, and how information is used and shared to accomplish business goals.
This course is an introduction to the field of communication with emphasis on the history of communication study, concepts important to all areas of communication, the contexts in which communication occurs, and the issues that must be faced by students of communication. The course serves as an introduction to the strands of communication: interpersonal, small groups and teams, mass communication, organizational, intercultural, and rhetoric.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for using innovative and creative thinking strategies to improve managerial decision making and problem solving. Emphasis is placed upon learning critical skills to identify and facilitate innovative behavior and collaboration within the organization that will increase sustainable business growth and strengthen abilities to respond to organizational changes and challenges. Course lectures, reading and projects span theory and practice and draw upon examples from multiple industry sectors.
This course explores the critical role of human resources in achieving business results. The course will help students to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business today. This course will provide students with a critical perspective on the development of human capital in the context of a unified system of attracting, retaining and developing talent that creates and supports the vision and values of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today.
This course provides an overview of federal statutes and state-regulated areas that affect the personnel function. Among topics addressed are EEO and affirmative action, OSHA, ERISA, FMLA, and ADA; employee privacy issues (polygraph testing, drug and alcohol testing, employer searching and monitoring); and wrongful discharge.
This course explores topics in basic total compensation design and decision-making. It will provide the student with knowledge required for planning, developing, and administering total compensation programs that are compliant with government laws and regulations. Topics include: wage decisions, budgeting, benefits, incentive plans, and retirement plans.
This course introduces students to risk management in a human resources department context. The course introduces basic risk management concepts that the student can apply to HR responsibilities of an organization to avoid or mitigate potential liabilities. Topics will include health and safety, security, crisis management, legal compliance, employment, and discrimination issues.
This course explores the role and relevance of employee development in today's business environment. This course will also provide students with a thorough understanding of the legalities impacting employee development, the strategic role that employee development plays in an organization, and the impact education has on employee motivation. The course will also explore methods of program design, development, and assessment.
This course focuses on strategic HR management and key issues that are opportunities and challenges for the HR function. The course explores how to align human resource management (HRM) with the business strategies and emerging issues facing business, and to understand the HRM competencies and leadership skills necessary to be a true strategic business partner. Students will examine what strategic HRM planning is and how to do it, as well as learning how to manage the necessary change in emerging business environments. The course will define the new roles and expectations of companies for the HRM functions.
This course provides an overview of the standard for project management, with a focus on project management principles and guidelines for strategic development, decision making, and problem solving. Students will examine contexts, factors, and functions related to value delivery, governance, project environments, and product management.
This course provides an overview of project planning and performance, with a focus on stakeholders, teams, development approach and lifecycle, and planning performance domains.
This course addresses the relationship between supply chain management and procurement processes. Students will address procurement from a strategic perspective as well as at the operational level.
This course provides an overview of project delivery and measurement, with a focus on project work, delivery, measurement, and uncertainty performance domains.
This course explores models, methods, and artifacts commonly used in the management of projects. Students will have the opportunity to apply a variety of models, methods, and artifacts across performance domains to support project requirements.
The project management capstone provides students with an opportunity to apply project management principles and methodologies in the completion of projects that deliver value and support a variety of organizational needs.
This course introduces students to critical value-added activities that comprise logistics systems -specifically, transportation, warehousing, forecasting, and inventory. This course prepares students to make decisions across these activities to assure the efficient and timely movement and storage of goods and services across the supply chain to deliver an outstanding customer experience.
The course provides an overview of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which will integrate all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, customer service, finance, and accounting. Topics include business process integration, inventory management, master scheduling, and material and capacity planning.
Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a business management degree.
When you earn your online Bachelor of Science in Management Degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.
You'll learn how to:
A BSM can prepare you to be a:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.
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Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.
Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.
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As a business management major you will study how businesses function. You will learn business principles while strengthening leadership skills. You will also solve problems using data and develop communication and managerial skills, as well as study the ethical aspects of business decisions.
The degree in business management you choose depends on your educational and career goals. A bachelor’s in business management may help you pursue your career objectives.
Once you have earned your bachelor’s degree, you may wish to pursue a master’s degree in management and then a doctoral in management to enhance your business management knowledge for future career opportunities.
An online busines management degree typically takes between 16 months to 4 years to complete depending on the type of degree taken.
However, you may be able to complete your degree sooner if you transfer credits from another institution or earn credits for your work or life experience. Eligible credits could cover up to 75% of your costs.
An online business management degree prepares you for roles with potential growth including General & Operations Managers, which has a 8% projected job growth between 2021-2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salary range: $60-151k.
The salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of University of Phoenix. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. University of Phoenix does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement. BLS data is geographically based. Information for a specific state/city can be researched on the BLS website.
An online business management degree can range from $398 per credit for a bachelor’s degree to $698 per credit for a master’s degree. However, you may be able to reduce your cost if you transfer credits from another institution or earn credits for your work or life experience. Eligible credits could cover up to 75% of your costs. Find other ways to save on your business management degree.
*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.