Earn a degree in business management and become possible
- 100% online classes you can take right at home
- Transfer up to 91 approved credits
- Program length: 20-36 months
- Choose an associate or bachelor’s degree path
- Earn dual credit towards an MBA degree program
Careers in Business Management
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A Herzing University business management degree provides students with a well-rounded education in all aspects of business. This offers graduates unlimited career growth and opportunities.
Not sure which business focus is for you? The first step is to pay attention to which business classes you find most stimulating. For example, if you enjoy learning the different methods for attracting attract new business, you may have a future in marketing, sales, advertising, or product development. Are you a “numbers person,” fascinated by financial transactions? If so, a position in accounting or finance may be ideal for you.
What is the career outlook for business studies?
With the growing economy, new businesses and management opportunities are always being added. These businesses require qualified professionals to ensure profitability and survival, creating a strong career outlook for management graduates.
How do I advance my business management career?
Advancing your business career depends on the individual career path you choose – such as marketing, executive management, or corporate training. Some graduates move up in the field simply by gaining on-the-job experience, while others benefit by earning a master’s degree or industry credential.
Once you have determined what their career goal position is, our Career Development Department can help you create a plan that will position them for the greatest chance at reaching your professional goals.
Where do business management graduates work?
Graduates typically work in an office environment, although office environments can vary greatly – from start-up agencies to established corporations. Offices may be located in an office building or on location at a manufacturing company or factory.
Some business graduates may be able to work from an online home office with occasional trips to the main office for meetings and presentations. Depending on the specific position, some travel may be required to satellite offices or client establishments.
As a business grad, you can typically expect a 40-hour work week, though extra hours may be required for bigger projects or tight deadlines. Those in upper management or with greater responsibility will typically work beyond the 40-hour standard. Executives often spend additional time attending professional events and staying current with industry trends. Full-time employees generally receive full benefits packages including health/dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, and retirement/wealth savings or accrual plans (such 401(k), company stock, and profit-sharing).
Recent job titles for graduates from the Herzing University Associate in Business Management degree program include:
Team Leader, Accountant, Customer Service Representative, Office Manager, Account Representative and Administrative Assistant. Examples of companies these graduates are employed by include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Target, Coca-Cola Enterprises, AutoTrader.com, and Terminex International.
Business Careers in Any Field
Earning a degree in business management online can benefit anyone – from those working in customer relations or sales, directors and executives, or entrepreneurs. The skills you’ll learn in Herzing’s business classes – both online and on-campus – can readily apply to any industry, including finance, industry, manufacturing, healthcare and education.
Herzing University Bachelor of Business Management graduates recently took positions with titles such as:
Business Analyst, Auditor, Accountant, Director, Restaurant Manager, Paralegal, Department Supervisor, Account Representative, Medical Office Manager, Manager and Business Owner. Samples of companies these graduates are employed at include: Covance, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, WyoTech, ProHealth Care, Inc., John Deere, Allina Health System, and Solo Cup Company.
For a list of companies that employ graduates in your area, contact your campus.
Business Management Program Curriculum
Herzing University offers several different options for those looking to further their education in the field of Business and Business Management. Each program incorporates the core courses required for successful entry into this field and adds additional courses as required by the level of education the student pursues.
|Bachelor of Science in Business Management||123||36|
|Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management||62||20|
Program availability varies by location.
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program will gain an understanding of:
- how a business functions
- how to evaluate and maintain the productivity of a business
- how to manage and motivate the people who work in that organization.
This program is designed to be transfer friendly for those with a substantial amount of prior learning.
Required Courses in Business
All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.
or BU 600 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3.00 semester credit hours
or BU 630 - Project and Operations Management 3.00 semester credit hours
Required Courses in Business Management
All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Business Elective Courses *
A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may take any business, accounting, human resources, or economics course.
Open Elective Courses *
A minimum of 27.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required. * A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours between these two open elective categories must be at the 300- to 400-level.
Required Capstone or Internship
3.00 semester credit hours are required.
** Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Personal and Professional Development Courses
2.00 semester credit hours are required.
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management
The business associate degree program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in any sector. Students learn the fundamentals of how business is conducted and the different areas that are required to maintain a successful business.
Required Core Courses
All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Required Internship or Research Project
■ 3.00 semester credit hours are required.
* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.
Open Elective Courses
■ A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.
General Education Requirements
Students enrolled in this associate's degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Personal and Professional Development Courses
2.00 semester credit hours are required.
Online & on-campus availability
The Herzing business management bachelor's and associate's degree program may be completed online, with at least partial class availability offered at several Herzing locations:
- Akron, Ohio
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Brookfield, Wisconsin
- Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Orlando, Florida
Program delivery (online / on ground) may vary by location. Please call your campus for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Herzing's business program is different because it is focused on leadership development according to what has been identified by employers in the global market.
Specifically Herzing's business program offers:
- Practical Experience - Students will gain practical experience, understanding the impact of a Changing Global Economy even at the local "mom & pop" level; importance of Leveraging Technology and information to make decisions; and the key skills of Professionalism & Teamwork that are essential to leadership and management.
- Industry Certifications - Graduates will earn more than a degree, they will have the opportunity to earn sought-after industry certifications.
- Up-to-Two Concentrations - Students in the MBA program have the option to enhance their academic experience by completing up-to-two concentrations.
- Dual Credit - Students in the undergraduate program can get a "jump start" on a MBA at the same time. Up-to 12 graduate credits could be taken while still an undergraduate and applied toward both degrees, thereby saving both money and time.
- Transfer Friendly - Students with an associate degree from an accredited institution like a Community College can receive up-to 60 credits toward a Herzing Bachelor's degree, and in some instances may receive more. DEGREE UP students are provided with the opportunity to transfer in additional credits earned after completing an associate degree. Herzing will review all transcripts a student may have, as there is an ability to transfer up-to 75% of their previous credit load toward their Herzing program, thereby saving them time and money.
Yes, the Herzing University business program is accredited.
Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
Please let us know if you have any other questions about our business program.
Herzing's MBA programs can begin with a "business level-setting" course. If you do not have a business degree or years of business experience, you will begin with a fundamentals course that gives you an overview of all the important business disciplines. Additionally, Herzing offers tutors and academic support resources both on-campus and through Herzing Online.
Bachelor's Degree Program Available Certification and Prep-to-sit for Certifications:
|Certification||Method to Earn|
|SHRM Certified Professional||Human Resources Concentration prepares students to sit for the exam|
|CAPM Certification||Course BU345 (Project Management) prepares students to sit for the exam|
|QuickBooks Certified User||Course AC335 (Computerized Accounting) prepares students to sit for the exam|
|Entrepreneurship Certificate||Complete course B234 (Entrepreneurship)|
|Six Sigma Yellow Belt||Complete course BU421 (Operations Management)|
MBA Degree Program Available Certification and Prep-to-sit for Certifications:
|Certification||Method to Earn|
|Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP)||Data Analytics Concentration prepares students to sit for the exam|
|CMA Certification||Finance & Accounting Concentration prepares students to sit for the exam|
|PMP Certification||Project Management Concentration prepares students to sit for the exam|
|PMI-PBA Certification||Project Management Concentration prepares students to sit for the exam|
Program length can vary depending upon degree level, number of concentrations, course load and credits transferred, as well as class schedule.
Associate degree program is 4-semesters and can be completed in two (2) years with a full-time schedule.
Bachelor's degree program is 9 semesters and depending upon transfer credits, can be completed as a full-time student in three (3) years.
- When transferring in a Herzing Associate degree: the Bachelor's program can be completed in 4-semesters or 2-years.
- Students with an associate degree from an accredited institution like a Community College can receive up-to 60 credits toward a Herzing Bachelor's degree saving them time and money.
Graduate degree is a 3-semester program and a student can transfer in up-to 9 credit hours.
Regardless of your background, a business degree provides you with the analytical, problem solving, management and leadership skills that can help a student be competitive in today and tomorrow's competitive business marketplace.
Concentrations enable a student to customize their business acumen to their career goals, differentiating them in the workforce with specialized knowledge.
Herzing currently offers the following MBA program concentrations:
- Data Analytics
- Healthcare Management
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Technology Management
Business Management Degree Programs
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This bachelor's degree is designed to provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities, functions, and challenges of today's entrepreneurs. Students will take classes to increase their knowledge and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurial law, social responsibility, product development, and innovation. The goal of the program is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to start a small business or develop an existing business upon graduation. By the end of the program, students should be able to develop a comprehensive business plan, which includes a well-constructed financial and marketing component.
This program prepares individuals to apply integrated training, organizational development, career planning, and counseling skills to the design, management, and evaluation of programs to improve individual productivity, employability, job satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness. The program includes instruction in psychology, organizational behavior, principles of adult education, occupational counseling, skill testing and evaluation, program design, consulting practice, organizational development, and applications for issues such as training, management development, customer service, and lean management.
This bachelor's program is designed to prepare students with an understanding of the complex relationship between markets and customers and the practical and theoretical skills needed to market a product in a competitive business environment. The core components of the marketing program concentration are advertising, marketing on the internet, consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing strategy, new product development, international marketing, professional selling, and sales management.
This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in various business enterprises. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, business administration, sales, marketing, and human resources.
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