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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in Management

Online Business Management Degree

Our Online Business Management Degree program explores organizational change. AIU’s Bachelor in Business Administration-Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Our online business management degree is customized with AIU’s intellipath® adaptive learning technology, so you can save time, skip what you already know and get down to business.

Next Start Date:
June 15, 2022
Total Credits:
Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Online Business Management Degree Program Details

Online Business Management Degree Program Outline

Businesses need strong leaders to build teams, organize change, and assist employees to reach their full potential. Our Business Management degree program is designed to help students develop a solid foundation in business fundamentals while giving them an opportunity to learn about organizational change, the role of managers and cultural differences found in the management environment. You can also study how to recognize potential ethical and legal conflicts in today’s business environment.

Receive credit for eligible work and life experience—including military service1

  • Save money by transferring in up to 75% of the qualifying credit you need toward your degree1

Business management courses online include core business fundamentals as well as classes in global operations, organizational change, and team building.

This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of your business management courses in your field of interest.

Our business management classes online are just 5 weeks long.

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The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s Business Administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this accreditation association.

1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
2. The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition varies by campus and depends on the number of AIU Accelerate™ assessments successfully passed. AIU Accelerate™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for reduction in time and money. Courses eligible are subject to change. Students must not have yet attempted the course for which the proficiency credit applies.

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Business Management Courses

Degree Requirements


General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT415 Global Operations Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 54
General Electives

A combination of any 10 undergraduate courses

Total Credit Hours: 45


Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

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

General Business Administration Track
Instead of a Specialization, select 5 Business Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
MGMT335 Personnel and Organization Policy 4.5
MGMT340 Building Teams and Resolving Conflict 4.5
MGMT345 Diversity in the Workforce 4.5
MGMT348 Industrial Labor Relations 4.5
MGMT405 Global Leadership and Management 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Total Credit Hours : 180


Business Management Classes Overview

For an Online Business Management Degree, 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 is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of budgeting and the budgeting process as well as a practical guide for preparing financial budgets.

Managerial Accounting

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study the role of accounting information in support of decision making and planning throughout the organization. Students will have the opportunity to learn accounting methods for planning and controlling operations through budgets, responsibility centers and cost management. Furthermore, students will also study 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/specialization 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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This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP accredited

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