Online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management Degree

Online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management Degree

Strengthen your leadership and advancement potential with the online Bachelor of Arts in Management from Benedictine University. This online bachelor’s degree program in Management is ideal for business professionals who wish to advance into managerial roles. The online degree program provides you with a more holistic understanding of business management and operations to help you become a more effective manager.

The curriculum explores major business functions including:

  • Accounting
  • Business statistics
  • Project management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations management

Two Unique Management Concentrations Available

As a student in the program, you will have the opportunity to select from two concentrations — Marketing or Human Resources Management. You will then explore these vital areas in more depth and gain valuable expertise that can set you apart from your colleagues in the marketplace.

The online bachelor’s degree in Management at Benedictine focuses on guiding business operations and the decision-making process. You will learn to:

  • Determine growth initiatives using internal and external critical success factors.
  • Review financial factors and monitor strategic performance.
  • Review key strategies used in meeting long-term objectives.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods to define and design strategic initiatives.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of entering global markets.

The Bachelor of Arts in Management consists of:

  • 42 general education credits
  • 45 program-specific credits
  • 33 elective credits

Students can transfer up to 90 credits into this program, 18 of which can be from prior learning experiences including work/life experience and military experience.

The curriculum offers two concentrations.

Marketing Concentration:
Study techniques and methods for promoting your organization, service or product. Classes include:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Promotional Strategy
  • International Marketing
  • Internet Marketing Communications

Human Resources Management Concentration:
Explore how to harness the power of the workforce. This concentration requires these courses:

  • Employee Recruitment Strategies
  • Employee Performance and Appraisal Management
  • Essentials of Compensation and Benefits
  • Employment Law and Risk Management


General Education Requirements:
WRIT101 Person in Community: Writing Colloquium
3 credits
WRIT102 Research Writing
3 credits
SPCH110 Speech Communication
3 credits
MATH095 Intermediate Algebra
3 credits
MATH105 Finite Mathematics
3 credits
HUMN240 Converging Hemispheres
3 credits
HUMN250 The Contemporary World
3 credits
PHIL245 General Ethics
3 credits
MUSI104 Music Appreciation
3 credits
FNAR100 Art Appreciation
3 credits
NUTR100 Impact of Nutrition
3 credits
GEOG105 Physical Geography
3 credits
ECON101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECON102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
PSYC100 Survey of Psychology
3 credits
Degree-specific Requirements:
MGT 217 Group Dynamics and Learning Strategies
3 credits
MGT 247 Ethical Leadership
3 credits
CIS 127 Information Technology in Management
3 credits
ACCT 111
Accounting I
3 credits
ACCT 112
Accounting II
3 credits
MGT 150
Business Statistics I
3 credits
MGT 251 Business Statistics II
3 credits
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior
3 credits
ECON 227 Applied Microeconomics
3 credits
MKTG 300 Marketing
3 credits
MGT 275 Accounting and Financial Management Analysis
3 credits
MGT 347 Project Management
3 credits
MGT 302 International Management
3 credit
MGT 330 Human Resources Management
3 credits
MGT 387 Management Capstone
3 credits

See full course descriptions.

If you decide to enroll in to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Benedictine, the University will waive up to four master’s degree prerequisite courses from the program.

When you earn your online Bachelor of Arts in Management from Benedictine, you will graduate with the critical quantitative skills in marketing, project management, finance and other major areas of business that today’s top employers demand.

A bachelor’s degree is usually preferred and often required for the best prospects and jobs. For example, in 2011, these industries required bachelor’s degrees1:

  • 77 percent of employers in accounting and finance
  • 65 percent of marketing and sales management employers
  • 66 percent of organizations hiring budget analysts

According to recent employment projections by the U.S. Department of Labor:

  • Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree earn approximately $400 more a week than those who did not continue their education after high school graduation.
  • In addition, the unemployment rate was lower among those with a bachelor’s degree: just 4.5 percent versus 8.3 percent among individuals with only a high school education2.


Your First Step Toward an MBA

The online bachelor’s degree in Management can also be your gateway toward a graduate credential. If you decide to enroll in to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Benedictine, the University will waive up to four master’s degree prerequisite courses from the program, saving you time and money.

1Salary data from Burning Glass Labor Insights, April 2013
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, accessed 11/12/13,

You can immediately apply what you learn in the online bachelor’s program in Management in a wide variety of fields based on your personal and professional interests. Potential occupations within these fields include:

  • Operations management
  • Human resources management
  • Project management
  • Accounting and finance (average salary of $70,000)1
  • Marketing and sales management (average salary of $100,000)
  • General management
  • Office management
  • Budget analysis (average salary more than $70,000)
  • Training management

1Salary data from Burning Glass Labor Insights, April 2013

Why should you choose Benedictine’s program from all the online bachelor's degree programs open to you? There are many reasons:

  • It's AFFORDABLE: We offer competitive tuition rates, financial aid for those who qualify and tuition discounts for military and their spouses
  • It's FAST: Depending on the number of transfer credits you have, you may be able to complete the program in 10 to 36 months.
  • It’s a pathway to YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE: If you decide to go on to the online MBA program at Benedictine, the University will waive up to four courses from the graduate program.
  • It's TRADITIONAL: With more than 125 years of history, Benedictine has built a reputation for academic excellence.
  • It's NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED: US News & World Report ranked Benedictine for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2013, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013.
  • It's ACCREDITED: Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
  • It's CONVENIENT: Courses are completely online and asynchronous, meaning you don’t need to log in on a certain day or time each week.
  • It's SUPPORTIVE: Students familiarize themselves with the online learning environment before their first day of class in our complementary Success Strategies Course. You'll also have access to admissions counselors, academic advisors, 24/7 technical support and other services to ensure your educational experience is rich and successful.

Faculty Spotlight

Assistant Dean Amy Miller, instructor for the bachelor’s program introductory courses, addresses some of the common questions potential online learners have about going back to school.

Contact Us

Get a more professional understanding of business and learn how to become an effective manager. Call an Admissions Representative at (866) 295-3104 today to get started or apply online now.