Learn to lead strategically in a wide range of organizational contexts with Aurora University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. This career-focused online business management degree is designed to give you a broad understanding of essential principles in human resources, marketing, operations, and more.
As a student, you will gain specialized management knowledge and expertise to make data-driven decisions that improve business outcomes. You will also complete an internship to gain hands-on management experience.
Courses are taught by expert faculty who bring relevant industry knowledge to the online classroom. The online business management degree also uses open educational resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. Digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.
Because this program is delivered in a flexible online format, you can complete your studies from anywhere while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Gain skills to succeed as a valued and effective leader in your field and earn your BA in Business Management in as little as two years with AU Online.
The business management degree online program combines rigorous academics with real-world experience to prepare you for professional success. After completing a core curriculum in business management theory and practice, you will complete a specialization in one of three areas: human resource, nonprofit, or manufacturing management. These concentration opportunities will empower you to tailor your degree to your career aspirations to help you gain a competitive edge in the job market.
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Students will have the unique opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations through an internship. In addition to offering placement support, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor in your field who will provide feedback on various internship-related assignments. Rest assured, you can complete your internship locally as well as at your current place of work, assuming it meets the program director’s requirements.Get Started
Apply your leadership and management skills to a career in human resources, and help employees thrive at your organization. In the human resource management degree online specialization, you'll study employee and labor relations, employee training and development, and compensation and benefits management.
Learn to help nonprofits manage their personnel, maximize resources, and fulfill their mission with the nonprofit management degree online specialization. You'll study fundraising, philanthropy, grant writing, and nonprofit development. This track will be available in Fall 2022.
In the manufacturing management degree online specialization, you'll study the daily operations of a manufacturing organization, including scheduling, staff leadership, policies, procedures, and troubleshooting. Course topics give you a foundational knowledge of manufacturing and logistics information systems, applied quality control, and Lean Six Sigma. This track will be available in Fall 2023.
Students can transfer more than half the credits they need to successfully earn a four-year degree. Aurora University will accept up to 68 credits from a 2 year institution and 90 credits from a 4 year institution.
A bachelor's degree in business management can prepare you for meaningful leadership opportunities in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations are expected to grow 5% through 2029, faster than the national average. Possible careers for graduates include: