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Management

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Management prepares you to transition from the technical aspects of a profession to leading and managing individuals in their respective fields. You will explore management theories, concepts, and practices necessary to organize, motivate, and lead human capital. Successful completion of the online degree program prepares you for managerial positions and responsibilities in business, as well as nonprofit, government, and military organizations.

This program’s curriculum is in alignment with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM ) standards. This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate the functions and applications of various management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling.
  • Develop strategies for organizational challenges using management theories, principles, and practices.
  • Analyze the impact of international, legal, social, political, economic, technological, and environmental issues as they relate to organizational behavior in terms of the individual, group/team, and overall organizational performance.
  • Examine the importance of ethical conduct, communication, social responsibility, and corporate responsibility in the global environment.
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, data interpretation, and decision making necessary for developing systematic processes and approaches in the management of human capital and achievement of organizational effectiveness.

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ACBSP Accredited

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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General

This general concentration allows you to select from dozens of different concentration courses offered within this program, enabling you to create your own focused area of study. View course catalog for details.

BUSN313

Global and Competitive Strategy

EDMG340

Consequence Management

MKTG307

Consumer Behavior

EDMG220

Emergency Planning

EDMG230

Emergency and Disaster Incident Command

EDMG320

Natural Disaster Management

CMRJ206

Juvenile Delinquency

CMRJ303

Criminology

CMRJ306

Criminal Investigation

PBHE111

Introduction to Health Care Administration

PBHE112

Health Services Organization

CMRJ101

Evidence and Procedures

EDMG101

Introduction to Emergency Management

HRMT407

Human Resource Management

MGMT312

Leadership & Motivation

MGMT313

Organizational Change

MGMT331

Leading Yourself Foundations

MGMT332

Leading Others Leadership Counseling

MGMT414

Strategic Planning

BUSN250

Analytics I

BUSN350

Analytics II

HIMA100

Medical Terminology

HIMA110

Introduction to Health Information Management

ACCT105

Accounting for Non Accounting Majors

FINC300

Foundations of Financial Management

BUSN316

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

ITMG321

Information Technology Project Management

ITMG322

Project Management Using MS Project

ITMG421

Virtual Management

LSTD301

Constitutional Law

SPMT200

Foundations of Sports Management

SPMT379

Contemporary and Social Issues in Sport

SPMT430

Sports Communication

SPMT440

Sports Event Management and Planning

SPMT450

Sports Governance

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Human Resource Management

Delves into the laws, rules, regulations, policies, trends, and issues affecting both human capital in the workplace and the field of human resource management. Compares compensation packages and incentives used to recruit and retain employees. Includes the selection, training, and development of employees, as well as performance appraisal and reward systems.

HRMT412

Compensation and Benefits

HRMT416

Human Resource Development

HRMT407

Human Resource Management

HRMT419

Recruitment and Staffing

HRMT415

Human Resource Management Information Systems

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Leadership

Provides a foundation in the leadership process and motivation. Examines management techniques  in organizational change and transformation, and the processes of conflict resolution. Additional topics include common leadership theories exercised in business, military, and political contexts in public and nonprofit organizations.

HRMT411

Dispute Resolution

MGMT312

Leadership & Motivation

MGMT313

Organizational Change

MGMT331

Leading Yourself Foundations

MGMT414

Strategic Planning

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Retail Management

Examines retail management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling. Topics include: management of information technology; financial and human resources in the retail workplace; leadership; interpersonal communication; and critical thinking skills.

RTMG300

Retail Strategy

RTMG301

Retail Innovation

MKTG307

Consumer Behavior

RTMG220

Retail Asset Protection

RTMG302

Retail Operations

RTMG150

Retail Organization Fundamentals

TLMT311

Introduction to Transportation Management

RTMG303

Retail Merchandising Operations

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Entrepreneurship

Focuses on key concepts and principles of being a successful entrepreneur or small business owner. You will examine leadership practices, feasibility of ideas, funding, and customer service specific to a small business.

ENTR150

Idea Generation

ENTR310

The Family Owned Business

ENTR340

Small Business Customer Service

ENTR210

Entrepreneurs as Leaders

ENTR200

Leadership in Small Business Ventures

ENTR300

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

ENTR425

Operating a Small Business

ENTR311

Business Plan Foundations

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Sports Entertainment Management

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical and managing skills to develop an event in the sport and entertainment industry.
  • Integrate coursework and networking opportunities to create a pathway into the sports and entertainment business world.
  • Apply concepts and theory to the sport and entertainment world by developing an ePortfolio to showcase skills acquired in the program.

LSTD209

Sports Law, Risk, and Regulation

SPMT200

Foundations of Sports Management

SPMT379

Contemporary and Social Issues in Sport

SPMT430

Sports Communication

SPMT440

Sports Event Management and Planning

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Talent Acquisition and Retention

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Develop strategies for hiring employees that will embrace the organization’s culture.
  • Create onboarding strategies that promote higher productivity.
  • Analyze techniques that encourage recruiters to think like marketers.
  • Implement an employer brand to attract potential candidates.
  • Outline a development plan to further an employee’s career.

MKTG305

Advertising

HRMT416

Human Resource Development

HRMT419

Recruitment and Staffing

MGMT312

Leadership & Motivation

MKTG201

Fundamentals of Marketing

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour:

$285 | $250 with military grant*

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*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master's-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

University Book Grant

Books are provided online at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The university book grant is estimated to save full-time students $1,200 per year.*

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

*According to College Board Trends in College Pricing.