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Bachelor of Science in Management Degree Online Business Management Degree

4 years

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Register by: Dec 8, 2021

Get ready to lead in your organization with a Bachelor of Science in Management. You’ll hone the leadership skills needed to improve productivity, efficiency and communication in a business setting. Customize this business management degree by choosing electives in accounting, marketing and more. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Strategic Planning

  • Performance Management

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a business management degree.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on campus* or online Bachelor of Science in Management Degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Evaluate management principles necessary for organizational effectiveness.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of processes used to achieve organizational goals.
  • Integrate key problem-solving strategies in the analysis and recommendation of business decisions.
  • Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of an organization.​


Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a business management degree?

A BSM can prepare you to be a:

  • Business manager

  • General manager

  • Operations manager

  • Store manager

5 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million in new scholarship opportunities this month.

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.



Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. 

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix


Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Management degree

Business management is the coordination of all aspects of a business. Our BSM curriculum enhances the skills needed to improve productivity, efficiency and communication in various business settings. You’ll learn the core functions of management while developing skills in strategic operations, change management and process improvement. And you’ll be equipped to make informed management decisions that align operational workflows and resources with business goals. 

No. University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, at and its predecessor, since 1978. This Bachelor of Science in Management is not programmatically accredited. 

Our BSM coursework can help prepare you for a career as a business manager, general manager, operations manager, store manager and more. According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics, business management occupations are projected to grow 5% between 2019 and 2029.

Earning a management degree helps you gain the skills to prepare you for a career in management in a variety of companies and situations. Our Bachelor of Science in Management covers a wide range of topics. It’s intended for students who seek a broad foundation in management functions, and to improve their business management expertise and problem-solving skills, so they can support cross-functional business operations.

While earning your BSM with us, you’ll have plenty of electives and en-route certificate options to help customize your degree. Additionally, our business management program allows students to apply eligible transfer credits so they can save time and money on their degree.

University of Phoenix is committed to your career. With faculty who bring an average of 26 years of industry experience to the classroom, you can immediately start applying what you learn in your courses to your job. Our online classes allow you greater flexibility in your schedule so you don’t have to put your life on hold to prepare for a career in management. And you could save time and money on your degree by applying transfer credits or having your prior relevant  work or life experience evaluated for potential credit

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.