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Business
Management Online
Associate Degree Program

20 Mo.

Program length


Online

Format

62

Credits


$446

Cost Per Credit

Hit the ground running in your new fast-paced career

AccreditationIACBE accredited,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 46 approved credits
PathwaysTake the first step in YOUR degree pathway towards a bachelor's degree and/or MBA
Waived enrollment fee Classes start January 9th
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Degree

Begin building a new you online in 2 years or less

Your first step to starting and thriving in your business career is earning a degree.

An associate degree in business management from Herzing University represents a quick path to earn the education you need to qualify for entry-level roles in business and position yourself for further career growth.

  • Learn online at your own pace, on your own schedule
  • Classes include topics in business communications, business law, marketing principles, economics and project management
  • Small class sizes with excellent access to experienced faculty
  • Continue your career path by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management (transfer up to 90 prior college credits!)

With Herzing University taking the first step in your business career IS possible. We exist to help you build a strong foundation, find your first job and keep climbing the ladder.

Classes Start January 9th

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Curriculum

Associate degree classes & curriculum details

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.

All classes are delivered online with a required research project or internship (if available in your state).

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management2062
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Program availability varies by location.

Required Core Courses

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Internship or Research Project

■ 3.00 semester credit hours are required.

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.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

When you accept the 10% tuition discount from our Financial Commitment Scholarship, the cost of tuition for the Associate of Science in Business Management program is $446 per credit.1

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

i. Financial Commitment Scholarship eligibility requirements: Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000 in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.

Requirements

Business Management associate degree program enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in Herzing’s associate degree program include:

  • Completed high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

With Herzing University advancing your career IS possible. We are here to help you take the first step.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Classes Start January 9th

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Careers

What can I do with an associate degree in business management?

Earning an associate degree is a quick path to qualifying for many types of entry-level roles in business enterprises. Discover new career opportunities in accounting, accounts payable, business administration, marketing, human resources and much more.

Examples of potential jobs with a business management degree include:

  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Support Assistant
  • First-Line Supervisor
  • Administrative Supervisor
  • Office Supervisor

How can I advance my career? Earning a bachelor’s degree in business management can help you qualify for the next level of managerial roles as a sales manager, operations manager, or administrative services manager. In addition, you may be eligible to apply up to 12 credits towards an Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program and position yourself for jobs in business leadership.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Business management degrees are versatile. The critical thinking, leadership, and decision-making skills you learn in a business management program can apply to roles in virtually any industry, from hospitals to high finance. They’re also specifically designed to set you on a path toward management-track roles, meaning upward mobility is built into the curriculum.

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).

Business management skills are strategic leadership skills. Graduates of a business management degree are prepared to manage the long-term growth of business operations. They learn to make decisions about people, processes, and projects. They also develop a broad base of skills in finance, accounting, organizational management, and more.

Business administration skills are more about day-to-day operations. In a business administration degree, students often choose a specialization area to focus on a specific business function, such as human resources. They’ll still learn principles of other business functions, but their skill set will be more heavily weighted toward what they learned in their specialization coursework.

Learn more about the biggest differences between business management and administration.

A business management degree is an educational program that teaches students general skills for leading business operations at a strategic level.

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.

At Herzing University, it typically takes students 20 months to complete their bachelor’s degree in business management.

How long it takes to earn your degree can vary widely based on your eligible transfer credit. Transfer up to 46 approved credits and you may be able to complete the program much faster.

Yes!

Virtually every organization needs professionals with the skills business degrees teach, so business management degree graduates have the opportunity to put what they’ve learned to work in all kinds of industries. There’s also high potential for advancement as you gain experience. If you want to earn a degree with a strong return on investment, a business management degree could be right for you.

Herzing’s degrees in business management are Bachelor of Science degrees. This program requires students to take a higher proportion of courses focused on the technical and practical aspects of their major. A Bachelor of Arts program typically features more liberal arts courses and electives.

Because of our intense focus on helping you build a career, we designed this degree to concentrate on providing you with the most possible opportunities to develop the marketable skills employers want.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*,

Keep in mind these do not represent entry-level wages. Average pay can vary based on factors such as location of employment, education and experience level. Learn more about the average salary for business management careers.

Business management degrees provide the opportunity to develop versatile skills. Learn the basics of how businesses function in society and within the economy, and then go deeper into the knowledge you need to capably function in a leadership or leadership support role.

Herzing’s business management degree program includes topics in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business communication
  • Business law
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business ethics
  • Project management
  • Economics

Business degrees generally fall into two categories: business administration and business management. Within those categories, there are many different specializations and options.

Herzing currently offers six different business degree programs at the bachelor’s degree level:

Take our quiz to determine which business degree path might be right for you based on your goals and personality.

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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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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The Business Division at 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, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

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The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$495.00
Base Tuition$30,690.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (46 x $495.00 )(-$22,770.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$7,920.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$980.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
52
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
6216
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$33,140.00$8,900.00
Estimated Savings*
$24,240.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Recipients and the amounts of the scholarships vary.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients, amounts, and terms and conditions are determined by Herzing University and its donors and are subject to change. An endowment is an amount of money (fund) that is given to the University with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. Students and alumni can learn more through the following channels: email give@herzing.edu, call (262) 735-6189, or visit https://www.herzing.edu/make-donation-herzing-university.

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Students enrolled in the following undergraduate and diploma programs:

  • Business; Criminal Justice; Dental Hygiene Bridge; Dental Assisting; EMT-Paramedic Associates Degree Program, Healthcare Administration; Health Information Management; Insurance Billing and Coding; Legal Studies; Medical Assisting; Medical Billing; Medical Office Administration; Sterile Processing; Surgical Technology
  • Students enrolled in Graduate and Post Master’s Certificate Business Programs

Continuing students may contact a Financial Aid Advisor to confirm eligibility

Requirements

Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000* in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. *Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Available to undergraduate students enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree that are on the Dean’s or President’s list

Requirements

Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Submit an application by the required deadline for applicable semester answering the following questions in paragraph form/essay format, bulleted outline, video submission, or other creative means.
    • What are your proudest achievements during this semester? (Examples: community service, campus involvement, family life, charity work, major improvement to grades, etc.)
    • What obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve your academic success this semester?
  2. Not have received any HU Strive Scholarship in any enrollment. If an applicant is not selected during a semester, they may reapply by submitting a new application in subsequent semesters for as long as they remain on the Dean’s or President’s list

The application must be submitted through Canvas by the end of the A Term immediately following the semester when the Dean’s or President’s list was earned.

Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program

Requirements
  • Documentation showing proof of employment is required
  • Recipients must be packaged at direct cost (receiving financial aid for tuition and fees only)
Who Can Apply

Herzing is excited to award this scholarship during the season on giving. This scholarship is available to new, current, or re-enrolled student applicants.

Requirements

Must maintain continuous enrollment and submit online form. Recipients are chosen at random. For more information, please contact your Financial Advisor.


Questions?

Reach out to a member of the Financial Aid team at the Online campus:

Financial Aid Team
(866) 508-0748
fa@herzing.edu

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Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.