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Business
Management Online
Bachelor's Degree Program

36 Mo.

Program length


Online

Format

122

Credits


$446

Cost Per Credit

Walk a rewarding career path in business management

AccreditationIACBE accredited,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 91 approved credits
CurriculumA degree plan designed to provide competencies for entry-level general management training positions
PathwaysEarn dual credit towards an MBA degree program
Waived enrollment fee Classes start January 9th
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Degree

Jumpstart your business career with a bachelor’s degree

Earning a bachelor’s degree in business management can help you build the strong educational foundation you need to thrive as a business manager.

Establish introductory business principles, learn the fundamentals of business operations, and develop the skillset necessary to make yourself a valuable asset—positioned to keep climbing the ladder towards the career you’ve always wanted.

  • Learn online at your own pace, on your own schedule
  • Classes include topics in accounting, finance, business law, economics, operations management, business ethics and much more
  • Small class sizes with excellent access to experienced faculty
  • Seeking a faster path to an undergrad business credential? See our associate degree in business management option you can complete in less than 2 years.

Take a big step in your business career by earning a bachelor’s degree. Our goal is to help you walk the pathway of your choosing towards a prosperous career.

Classes Start January 9th

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Curriculum

Bachelor’s degree classes & curriculum details

Herzing’s business management bachelor’s degree curriculum focuses on introductory business principles, providing the training needed for entry-level general management positions.

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

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Business Management36122
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Program availability varies by location.

Required Courses in Business

All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  3.00 semester credit hours

or  3.00 semester credit hours

or  3.00 semester credit hours or  3.00 semester credit hours

Required Courses in Business Management

All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

Business Elective Courses *

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may take any business, accounting, human resources, or economics course. Students who are qualified to take dual-credit courses may also take approved graduate courses.

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.

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.

Dual Credit

Save time and money by earning dual credit

Enroll in our bachelor’s degree program and you can get a head start on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Qualifying undergraduate students who pursue a Herzing bachelor’s degree in business management may apply up to 12 credits toward an MBA degree.

Business management graduates may choose one of several MBA concentrations, or consider our Dual Concentration option to add additional emphasis to your MBA credential.

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Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

When you accept the 10% tuition discount from our Financial Commitment Scholarship, the cost of tuition for the Bachelor 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 bachelor's degree program enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Business Management bachelor’s 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 a bachelor’s in business management?

Earning a bachelor’s degree in business management can open many different doors to branch into the career path of your choosing.

Examples of potential jobs with a degree in business management include:

  • General and Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Director
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Operations Director
  • General Manager (GM)

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of General and Operations Managers is projected to rise 9% from 2020-2030, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.

Now is a great time to begin working towards a bachelor’s degree and join a growing field.

How can I advance my career? You may be eligible to apply up to 12 credits towards an MBA program with a concentration of your choosing, including IT management, healthcare management, accounting and more. We exist to provide YOUR pathway to the career you’ve always wanted.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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 how much you can make in business management.

At Herzing University, it typically takes students 36 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 91 approved credits and you may be able to complete the program much faster.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

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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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  Transfer Credit Hours
Bachelor of Science in Business Management Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$495.00
Base Tuition$60,390.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (91 x $495.00 )(-$45,045.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$15,345.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$1,470.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
93
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
12231
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$64,800.00$16,815.00
Estimated Savings*
$47,985.00

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.