Business Management

A degree in business management provides students with core business skills and knowledge that can be applied to a vast number of careers. Graduates of the associate and bachelor's degree programs will understand the function of each unit/department that makes up a business and how each is equally vital in ensuring positive performance of the company.

Coursework in the Herzing University business management degree programs include accounting, management, business law, economics, marketing and sales, and technology classes; electives allow the student to focus on a main interest within the business field.

In addition to subject knowledge, students in the business management degree programs learn how to think critically, creatively find solutions to business problems, communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing), and utilize industry-standard computer software for data collection and analysis.

Business Management — Is it for you?

A degree in business management is ideal for the individual who either wishes to work in an office setting or own a business. Skills learned will be applicable to any industry including finance, industry, manufacturing, healthcare and education. Those interested in pursuing a business-related career should be able to work effectively individually and in a team environment. They should also be comfortable using a computer and present themselves in a professional manner.

Business Management Concentrations

Our programs are customizable to include focused studies in the following concentrations:

  • Business Administration,
  • Entrepreneurial Studies,
  • Human Resource Development,
  • International Business,
  • Marketing, and
  • Project Management

Ask your admissions advisor for more information.

What are the career opportunities in this field?

A Herzing University degree in business management provides students with knowledge in all aspects that make a business profitable. Because of this, graduates have unlimited career path opportunities and flexibility when seeking a position.

For those unsure which path is best for them, the first step is to pay attention to which classes they find most stimulating while earning a business degree. For example, if a student enjoys learning the different methods a business can use to attract new customers, that student may have a future in marketing, sales, advertising, or product development. If another student is fascinated by how a company keeps track of the vast number of financial transactions that happen every day, a position in accounting or finance may be ideal for that student.

Recent job titles for graduates from the Herzing University system associate in Business Management degree program incluce:

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.

Herzing University system bachelor's in business 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. A sample 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.

How do I advance in this career?

Advancement in business careers depends on the actual career path the student chooses (such as marketing executive, department director or corporate trainer). Some business management degree graduates will be able to move up in the field simply by gaining on-the-job experience, while others will need to earn a master’s degree or industry credential. Once a student/alumni has determined what their career goal position is, our Career Development Department can help that individual create a plan that will position them for the greatest chance at achieving their professional goal.

Where do they work?

Business Management graduates typically work in an office environment. Offices may be located in an office building or on location at a manufacturing company or factory. Some workers may be able to work from a home office with weekly or 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.

A 40-hour work week is standard although additional hours may be required prior to important project or reporting deadlines. Those with greater responsibility will typically work beyond the 40-hour standard, and managers in some industries may rotate being on-call (this is especially prevalent in hospitality, restaurant and retail management). 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).

What is the career outlook?

The growing economy is continually fostering the addition of new businesses to the market. These businesses will need qualified professionals to ensure profitability and survival, creating a strong career outlook for business professionals.

What is the program title, length, and content?

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.

Business Management Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

Program Credits Months
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management 62 20
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – No Minor or Concentration 123 36
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Business Administration 123 36
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Entrepreneurial Studies 123 36
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Human Resource Development 123 36
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – International Business 123 36
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Marketing 123 36
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Project Management 123 36
*Average number of months for students to complete program

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Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Business Management

Program availability varies by location.

The 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. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – No Minor or Concentration

Program availability varies by location.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program will understand how a business functions, how to evaluate and maintain the productivity of a business, and 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. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Business Administration

Program availability varies by location.

This program emphasizes a generalist approach to management education by providing the skills and knowledge for entry-level general management training positions. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivables, business administration, human resources, and hospitality. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Entrepreneurial Studies

Program availability varies by location.

Entrepreneurial Studies graduates will receive the instruction and skills development to start a small business or expand an existing one. This includes creating comprehensive business and marketing plans, leadership of employees, and management of finances. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Human Resource Development

Program availability varies by location.

In addition to the human resources specialization, graduates of this program will have a solid understanding of all aspects of business and will be prepared for entry-level human resources and business-related positions in any sector/industry. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – International Business

Program availability varies by location.

Students graduating with the International Business concentration will gain thorough knowledge of business practices and how to apply them in an international setting. Various foreign business models and cultures will be explored, and graduates should be able to effectively recognize the obstacles and opportunities of conducting business in a global environment. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Marketing

Program availability varies by location.

Students selecting the Marketing concentration will study what prompts consumers to make buying decisions, how to promote products and services to target markets, the questions (and answers) required for creating and launching new products, and more. Graduates will be able to apply this knowledge to a range of industries to suit their interests. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Project Management

Program availability varies by location.

Students selecting the Project Management concentration will develop their analytical and communications skills and learn to identify priorities, isolate specific assignments, and deploy and coordinate resources to accomplish projects on time, on budget and within scope. The core components of this program include managing project teams, managing project risk, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, lean management, and project planning. Download Program Course Sheet

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Students enrolled in a Herzing University bachelor's degree program who are interested in pursuing a master's degree can save time and money with the Herzing University MBA!

  • Dual Enrollment – This program allows current bachelor's degree students the opportunity to exchange up to four courses (12 credits) in their bachelor's degree program with MBA courses.
  • Herzing bachelor's degree students and alumni receive a 15% tuition scholarship on their master's degree courses!

Note: The MBA and Dual Enrollment are not offered at all locations; please check with your local campus for availability.

Which locations offer this program?

Akron Campus
Atlanta Campus
Birmingham Campus
Brookfield Campus
Kenosha Campus
Madison Campus
Minneapolis Campus
New Orleans Campus
Online Campus
Orlando Campus
Toledo Campus

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