Bachelor's Degree in Management

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Are you inspired by the dynamic forces of change and potential for growth in the ever-evolving business landscape? Do you want to lead business-improvement efforts and manage innovation initiatives for an organization? If so, DeVry University’s Bachelor's Degree in Management is designed to help students like you gain the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in rapidly changing and competitive global marketplaces.

If you’re a creative problem solver, consider earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from DeVry University. This onsite or online business management degree helps prepare students for a business career in a variety of industries. Through this program, you can gain versatile problem-solving and management skills that can help you prepare for what’s next in your field. With a Bachelor's Degree in Management, you will be introduced to management concepts like budgeting and forecasting, project management and marketing. You’ll learn through real-world management scenarios and practice the skills needed to motivate employees and help them perform.

Get to Know Our Bachelor's in Management

When you partner with DeVry to earn your Bachelor's in Management degree, you'll learn strategies used to manage employees and business goals across a variety of functions. Our professors are professionals who can help you create a solid foundation in areas such as accounting, project management, marketing, entrepreneurship and human resources. You can choose to earn your degree 100% online or through a combination of online and onsite at one of our campus locations.

  • Join a growing profession: Launch a career in a fast-growing field. On a national level, employment of management analysts is expected to grow 14 percent nationally from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
  • Choose your own path: With our undecided model, you’ll be exposed to 10 different online business management degree specializations and be better equipped to choose your path.2
  • Learn from experienced professors: DeVry’s faculty bring real-world experiences that can be immediately applicable to the workplace.
  • Experience flexibility to fit your life: Study full- or part-time and tailor your DeVry experience to fit your life. Classes start every eight weeks, so you can begin your business management degree when it makes sense for you.

Business Management Degree Specializations

Prepare for business management roles across various industries by customizing your onsite or online business management degree based on your goals. You can pick one of 10 specializations right away or wait until you're more familiar with the space2. Students dedicate at least 30 credit hours of their coursework to their preferred business management program specialization.

Available management degree specializations include:

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Management in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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What You'll Learn

The courses within our Bachelor's in Business Management degree program span a broad range of topics related to business administration, finance, management practices and business analytics. Because technology drives modern business, we've infused technology into our management curriculum so you'll prepare to solve problems and help move organizations forward through hands-on learning.

The Bachelor's in Management program covers the following:

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    Critical Thinking

    Learn how to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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    Mathematical Reasoning

    Use mathematical formulas to solve problems or project outcomes.
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    Judgment and Decision Making

    Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the most appropriate choice.
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    Administration and Management

    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.

14% Projected Growth

Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.1


Accreditation Matters

DeVry University’s Bachelor Degree in Management has achieved voluntary accreditation** from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org, demonstrating that it has met the standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

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Career Opportunities

A bachelor's degree in management can prepare you for a number of careers in business, such as human resources, project management, sales and marketing and more. Graduates of DeVry’s Business Management degree program may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers depending on their specialization of choice:

  • Accountant
    Accountants are employed in a wide range of industries where they help business leaders keep track of expenses and revenues. They also play a role in shaping the direction of a business through the budgeting of projects and initiatives.

  • Business Analyst
    Business analysts evaluate the processes at a business to determine their efficiency and identify ways that they could be improved.

  • Data Analyst
    Data analysts gather and organize data into clear reports. Using these reports, the analyst draws conclusions on how a company can be run more efficiently and then presents this information to upper management.
  • Financial Planner
    Financial planners work with a company to help them develop effective budgets. These budgets are based on fiscal goals that the company wishes to reach. They also work to develop investment and savings strategies for the company.

  • Investment Analyst
    Investment analysts research the investments a company makes to help them make profitable decisions.

  • Manager
    Managers oversee a group or team of employees within a department to ensure that productivity goals are being met.
  • Marketer
    Marketers develop strategies and campaigns that increase the visibility and value of a company's brand. This differs slightly from, can often confused be with, advertising, which aims to promote a specific service or product offered by a company.

  • Project Manager
    Project managers are responsible for overseeing specific projects within a company. They set and monitor budgets, ensure deadlines are met and delegate work to people within the project team

  • Security and Commodities
    Security and commodity professionals identify stocks and bonds, also known as securities, which would make a profitable investment for a company.
  • Specialist in Talent Acquisition
    These specialists are often responsible for sourcing, interviewing and hiring employees for an organization or company.

  • Sales Representative
    Sales representatives are responsible for connecting with customers to ensure their receipt and satisfaction with a company’s products and services. They can also be tasked with identifying new markets and leads.

Business Management Degree Courses

The courses within DeVry’s Bachelor’s in Management degree program cover topics related to finance, business administration, technology and beyond. Depending on the specialty you choose, core or required coursework for DeVry’s business management students may include data analysis, principles of economics, marketing and project management. Additional classes in your field of study will depend on the requirements of your degree specialization.

At DeVry, we believe in broadening your knowledge and skills beyond the specific area of your business degree program. To help prepare you for the interconnected workplace and business markets of tomorrow, your general studies may include communications, humanities, mathematics, social sciences and more.

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BIAM400 Applied Business Analytics
BIAM410 Database Concepts in Business Intelligence

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1854 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

FAQs: Business Management Degree


What is a management degree?

A management degree teaches students what they need to know to manage organizations and lead people in business settings. Management degrees can be earned at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level and can focus on specific areas within business.

Interested in additional information about management degrees? Learn about business management degree requirements and the benefits of earning a management degree.


What can you do with a business management degree?

There are many options and career paths available to those who earn a business management degree. From leading organizations to being a valued individual contributor, some potential careers include marketing manager, business analyst or a financial analyst.


Is business management a good degree?

A business management degree is a good degree choice if it aligns with your desired career path and will help you gain the knowledge you need to achieve your goals. Specifically, a business management degree can help you better understand the basics of business, hone your management skills, improve your communication abilities and lead organizations into the future. If those are skills you want to develop, a business management degree can be a good choice.

Learn more about why a business management degree can be worth the investment.


Can I get a business management degree online?

Yes, schools such as DeVry University and DeVry’s Keller Graduate School of Management offer online business management degrees at the, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Plus, DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.


Is business management a BA or BS?

Typically, a business management degree is a bachelor of science (BS) degree. At DeVry University, our Bachelor's Degree in Management is a bachelor of science (BS) degree.


If I choose to pursue my business management degree online, will I still be able to have access to admissions representatives and student support advisors?

Yes, our representatives and advisors are available to all enrolled students and new students looking to enroll. Our colleagues are here to help you. If you have any questions regarding your Bachelor’s Degree in Management, they will help you whenever you are ready.


Will the business management degree provide the knowledge and skills to be prepared to manage or supervise employees?

Some business classes that you may take will include principles of management, where you will be taught management theories. Another potential course is managerial applications of business analytics, which focuses on how analytics impact organizational management.


What specializations are offered with this degree?

Specializations offered with DeVry’s Bachelor’s Degree in Management include accounting, finance, human resources and project management among others. Learn more about each of our business specializations.


How long does it take to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management online?

While many schools focus on four-year degree programs, at DeVry, you can earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Management in as little as 2 years and 8 months* – or even faster with qualifying transfer credits. Our 122-minimum-credit-hour program is offered year-round, with new class sessions starting every 8 weeks. The length of time it takes to earn your degree will also depend on whether you enroll full or part-time and if you plan to take any breaks during your studies.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


How much does it cost to get a bachelor’s in business management?

The cost to earn a bachelor’s in business management varies depending on various factors—tuition, program fees and other expenses.

At DeVry, our program’s tuition is billed by the credit hour. Your total tuition costs depend on the program you enroll in, as well as individual factors such as qualifying transfer credits, scholarships, grants and more. To learn about our current cost per credit hour, visit our Tuition page.


What type of skills will an online business management degree program teach me?

There can be many benefits to earning your business management degree online, including learning skills that are relevant across a variety of industries.

Online business management degree programs focus on the skills and knowledge needed to lead teams and make informed managerial decisions while considering the ethical, economic and social implications of your actions. These can include:

  • Critical and strategic thinking: Learn to identify problems and resolve them logically and strategically.
  • Communication: Gain skills to help you effectively communicate in various business situations.
  • Project management: Learn to plan, analyze risks, budget and monitor projects.
  • Problem-solving: Analyze challenges and learn to resolve issues and roadblocks that arise in the workplace.
  • Leadership: Explore the leadership fundamentals of managing a project and guiding a team.
  • Research: Understand how to gather, examine and review information to create recommendations.
  • Analytics: Examine statistics and data to investigate and analyze business performance.
  • Financial accounting: Learn how companies manage finances, plan budgets and prepare financial statements.

Is a Bachelor's in Management degree right for me?

A bachelor's degree in management may be right for you if you have an interest in what motivates people and want to help them achieve their goals while improving a business. It's a great degree choice for socially oriented people who have natural leadership skills or for anyone who wants to develop those skills.


Are there scholarship and financial aid options available for the business management degree program?

Yes, financial aid is available to students who apply and qualify. We can help you explore a variety of scholarships and grants as well as financial aid options that you may be eligible for.

DeVry University offers scholarships and grants to eligible students. Visit our Scholarships and Grants page for more details on eligibility criteria and award amounts. Our Student Support team can help you develop a personalized plan to manage your business management degree tuition costs.


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Related Programs

Whether you want to complete a business management degree online or take classes at one of our 40+ campus locations, at DeVry you can choose a business degree program that’s the right fit for you. DeVry’s Bachelor’s in Management offerings, like our Bachelor’s in Business Administration, are designed for students with little to no prior college education and work experience. If you have relevant prior college credits or professional experience, you might consider a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management, which offers many of the same specializations.

Career Services for Bachelor's Degree Students

Whether you're working to move ahead in your field or looking to take an entirely new path, DeVry’s career services team has helped thousands of bachelor’s degree holders get started with or further develop their career plans. Improve your resume, establish networking contacts, and explore opportunities in your field after graduation. Wherever your management degree takes you, DeVry has tools, resources and advisors available to help you pursue your professional goals.


1Growth indicated on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm
**Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
2Students may start this program as "Undeclared," but must select a specialization after the completion of 45 semester credit hours.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
5Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.