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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.
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.

View other concentrations in this program to see sample courses.

  • EDMG340 - Consequence Management
  • EDMG220 - Emergency Planning
  • EDMG230 - Emergency and Disaster Incident Command
  • EDMG320 - Natural Disaster Management
  • FINC300 - Foundations of Financial Management
  • PBHE111 - Introduction to Health Care Administration
  • PBHE112 - Health Services Organization
  • EDMG101 - Introduction to Emergency Management
  • SPHE379 - Contemporary and Social Issues in Sport
  • SPHE400 - Sports Management Foundations
  • SPHE430 - Sports Communication
  • SPHE440 - Sports Event Management and Planning
  • SPHE450 - Sports Governance
  • ITMG421 - Virtual Management
  • ITMG322 - Project Management Using MS Project
  • ITMG321 - Information Technology Project Management
  • ACCT105 - Accounting for Non Accounting Majors
  • BUSN250 - Analytics I
  • BUSN350 - Analytics II
  • HIMA100 - Medical Terminology
  • HIMA110 - Introduction to Health Information Management
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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.

Sample Courses

  • HRMT412 - Compensation and Benefits
  • HRMT416 - Human Resource Development
  • HRMT407 - Human Resource Management
  • HRMT415 - Human Resource Management Information Systems
  • HRMT419 - Recruitment and Staffing
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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.

Sample Courses

  • 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.

Sample Courses

  • RTMG300 - Retail Strategy
  • RTMG301 - Retail Innovation
  • MKTG307 - Consumer Behavior
  • RTMG220 - Retail Asset Protection
  • RTMG221 - Retail Photo Operations
  • RTMG302 - Retail Operations
  • RTMG303 - Retail Merchandising Operations
  • TLMT311 - Introduction to Transportation Management
  • TLMT313 - Supply Chain Management
  • RTMG150 - Retail Organization Fundamentals
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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.

Sample Courses

  • ENTR150 - Idea Generation
  • ENTR200 - Leadership in Small Business Ventures
  • ENTR210 - Entrepreneurs as Leaders
  • ENTR300 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR310 - The Family Owned Business
  • ENTR311 - Business Plan Foundations
  • ENTR340 - Small Business Customer Service
  • ENTR425 - Operating a Small Business

Admission Requirements

  • All APU 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 APU 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 APU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

View Tuition and Fees Details  

*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, APU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

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

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

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

APU 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.

School of Business


School of Business

This program resides in the American Public University School of Business, where 18 of our 26 degree programs have earned specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This distinction does not come easy! To earn ACBSP accreditation, programs need to demonstrate quality in the areas of teaching excellence, student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement. On top of this, our accounting degree programs have also earned the prestigious ACBSP Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

APU School of Business courses are taught online by real-world practitioners who strive to bring expert knowledge and relevancy to our students. With input from industry advisory councils, the School of Business regularly examines and updates curriculum and introduces new programs such as our in-demand degrees in business analytics and our new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam preparation certificate.

At APU, we understand your need for flexibility because most of our students are working adult learners attending school around work and other life commitments. This is why we offer 8-week or 16-week online courses that start monthly. Through an online virtual classroom, you’ll communicate with students and professors in forum communities as you work to complete your weekly written assignments on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. And with our mobile application, you can even work offline and upload your assignments when you reconnect.

The mission of the APU School of Business is to prepare students to be leaders in the global business community. No matter what your educational and career goals may be. We encourage you to browse the School of Business webpage to learn more about what’s happening in the school and to find a program that’s right for you.