Program Details

Program Outline

Learn about organizational change, the role of managers and cultural differences found in today's fast-paced, ever-changing business environment in addition to developing a solid background in business fundamentals.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Apply team-building and leadership skills and employ methods for improving decision-making
  • Apply quantitative tools to analyze contemporary business functions and practices
  • Apply the concepts and principles of finance, economics, and accounting to make effective decisions in the global business environment
  • Apply current operations and marketing management practices and principles used in the business environment
  • Examine the implications of technology and the Internet on today’s businesses
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in today’s business environment

General Education

BUSN 125 Applied Business Mathematics


COMP 101 Introduction to Computers


COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab


ECON 220 Microeconomics


ECON 224 Macroeconomics


ENGL 106 English Composition I


ENGL 107 English Composition II


HUMA 205 Art Appreciation


HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies


PRES 111 Presentation Essentials


SCIE 206 Biology


SCIE 207 Biology Lab


SCIE 210 Environmental Science


SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab


General Education Electives (1)


Total Credit Hours: 58.5


General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I


BUSN 105 Introduction to Business


BUSN 150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing


Total Credit Hours: 18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310 Managerial Accounting


BUSN 311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis


FINA 310 Financial Management


MGMT 310 Management and Leadership of Organizations


MGMT 315 Survey of Human Resource Management


MGMT 305 Management Information Systems


Total Credit Hours: 27



BUSN 310International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business


FINA 425Budgeting


MGMT 335Personnel and Organization Policy


MGMT 340Building Teams and Resolving Conflict


MGMT 345Diversity in the Workforce


MGMT 412Project Management


MGMT 415Global Operations Management


MGMT 436Managing Organizational Change


MGMT 499Program Capstone


Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Personnel and Organization Policy

In order to select and secure proper human resources for organizational needs, personnel policies must be in place to guide personnel selection, compensation planning and performance management. In addition, policies must be established for progressive disciplinary process and motivational alternatives. These policies must be linked with organizational strategy to develop human resources as a competitive advantage. They must also be linked with proper career management and employee retention activities. This course covers the basic aspects of policy writing for selection, performance management, disciplinary process, employee motivation, and career management.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

This course examines principles of team building and conflict resolution. Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.

Diversity in the Workforce

This course addresses the experience of work as it varies with gender and ethnic background. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes, discrimination and harassment, career choice, occupational segregation, employment patterns, group differences related to fair testing and employment practices, and the relationship of diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring and power.

Project Management

This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management, and project integration.

Global Operations Management

This course explores basic operations management in modern organizations which involves design, management and improvement of productive processes. Subjects include critical path methods (CPM), PERT Charts, Resource Allocations, Gantt Charts, budgeted cost of work scheduled, budgeted cost of work performed, actual cost of work performed, and projects associated with services and the manufacture of products including fast delivery to the ultimate consumer.

Managing Organizational Change

This course presents both conceptual and experiential approaches to the topic of organizational change and organization development. Special emphasis is placed on developing interpersonal skills in order to analyze situations.

International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.

This course will provide fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and includes a practical guide for preparing financial budgets.

Managerial Accounting

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the role of accounting information in support of decision making and planning throughout the organization. Students will learn accounting methods for planning and controlling operations through budgets, responsibility centers and cost management. Furthermore, students will learn various measures and analysis techniques to evaluate the performance of the business.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

Management Information Systems

This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.

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Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

Career Paths

With jobs in fields ranging from healthcare to business to education to media, there are many different business management career options for an individual with a degree in management. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, business management jobs will increase steadily for the next decade. For example, sales management jobs are expected to grow by 5% from 2014 to 20241, in line with the national average job growth.

For employees with a solid knowledge of team leadership, management strategies, personnel policies and group behavior, a career in management could be right for you. Potential areas of business management careers2 include:

Compensation and Benefits Management

Planning, directing and coordinating how an organization pays its employees. Benefits managers do the same for retirement plans, health insurance and other benefits.

Administrative-Services Management

Planning, directing and coordinating supportive services of an organization. Tasks may include buying and distributing supplies, supervising clerical and administrative personnel, and recommend changes to policies and procedures.

Medical and Health-Services Management

Planning, directing and coordinating medical services, including managing facilities, clinical departments or medical practices.

Sales Management

Directing sales teams. Tasks can include setting sales-team goals, analyzing performance data and developing training programs for employees. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a Bachelor's degree is the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Sales Managers, on the Internet at (visited June 29, 2016).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Management on the Internet at September 13, 2016).

Related Degrees

If you want to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree: Specialization in Operations Management

There’s always a better way to do things. A Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Management can help you develop the skills and practical experience you need to drive processes and procedures that save time, money and produce a better product.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree: Specialization in Project Management

Every industry needs professionals who excel at getting things done on time and on budget. A Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Project Management can help you do just that. Learn how to manage the people, processes and resources it takes to get things done, whatever the project.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree: Specialization in Human Resource Management

An organization’s greatest asset is its personnel. Our Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources explores the business side of recruiting, developing and retaining an effective workforce in today’s competitive professional environments.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree: Specialization inTechnology Management

Having an IT background isn’t just helpful; it’s essential for effective business management. With a BBA degree in Technology Management from AIU, you can learn to manage the business side of information technology — including the people, the processes and the resources it takes to succeed.

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education more meaningful in the marketplace.

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Classes Start November 21, 2016