Business ManagementDegree Programs

Overview

A bachelor’s degree or associate degree in business management gives you core business skills and knowledge that can be applied to many careers. Graduates of Herzing’s online degree programs understand the unique purpose of the departments that make up a business and how these teams work together to ensure overall success.

As you earn your degree, you’ll gain critical skills in accounting, management, business law, economics, marketing and sales.  You'll also choose electives that focus on your key interests in the business administration field.

In addition to specific subject knowledge, our online business management degree students learn how to:

  • Think critically in an ever-evolving business world
  • Develop innovative solutions to critical business issues
  • Communicate effectively - both verbally and in writing
  • Use industry-standard computer software for data collection and analysis.
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Careers in Business Management

Business Operations Manager Ranked #5 Best Business Jobs of 2018 by U.S. News & World Report

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.

Curriculum

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.

 
ProgramCreditsMonths*
Bachelor of Science in Business Management12336
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management6220
*Average number of months for students to complete program

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.  View Program Course Sheet

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. View Program Course Sheet

FAQs

Answer:

Herzing's MBA programs all begin with "business level-setting" courses. Whether a student has years of business experience or not, students will begin with fundamentals that will be a refresher for some and an introduction for others. Additionally Herzing offers tutors and academic support resources both on-campus and through Herzing Online.

 

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Bachelor's Degree Program Available Certification and Prep-to-sit for Certifications:

CertificationMethod to Earn
SHRM Certified ProfessionalHuman Resources Concentration prepares student to sit for exam
CGBP CertificationInternational Business Concentration prepares student to sit for exam
CAPM CertificationCourse BU345 (Project Management) prepares student to sit for exam
QuickBooks Certified UserCourse AC335 (Computerized Accounting) prepares student to sit for exam
Entrepreneurship CertificateComplete course B234 (Entrepreneurship)
Six Sigma Yellow BeltComplete course BU421 (Operations Management)

MBA Degree Program Available Certification and Prep-to-sit for Certifications:

CertificationMethod to Earn
CMA CertificationFinance & Accounting Concentration prepares student to sit for exam
PMP CertificationProject Management Concentration prepares student to sit for exam
PMI-PBA CertificationProject Management Concentration prepares student to sit for exam
 

 

 

Answer:

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 business program concentrations.

Bachelor Concentrations:

  1. Entrepreneurial Studies
  2. Human Resource Development
  3. Marketing
  4. Technology Management

Graduate Concentrations:

  1. Accounting
  2. Healthcare Management
  3. Human Resources
  4. Project Management
  5. Technology Management

 

Answer:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Industry Certifications - Graduates will earn more than a degree, they will have the opportunity to earn sought-after industry certifications.
  3. Up-to-Two Concentrations - Students in the MBA program have the option to enhance their academic experience by completing up-to-two concentrations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Answer:

Program length can vary depending upon degree level, number of concentrations, course load and credits transferred, as well as class schedule.

Associate degree is 4-semesters and with a full-time schedule can be completed in two (2) years.

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 18 credit hours.

 

Answer:

A business degree is a versatile degree that has application in almost every industry from healthcare to manufacturing to tourism to commerce. Herzing offers 6 undergraduate and 7 MBA concentration areas that enable a student to gain relevant additional experience.

 

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Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, www.iacbe.org, (913) 631-3009.

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