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).

This online bachelor’s program is regularly reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Retail management and merchandising
  • Principles and theory of management
  • Strategic management and executive challenges
  • Organizational and workplace behavior
  • Employment and labor relations
  • Management information systems
  • Statistics in organizational problem-solving
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Career counseling and performance management

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.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Degree at a Glance


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.



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.


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

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


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

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
  • RTMG150 - Retail Organization Fundamentals
  • RTMG220 - Retail Asset Protection
  • RTMG221 - Retail Photo Operations
  • RTMG302 - Retail Operations
  • RTMG303 - Retail Merchandising Operations
  • TLMT311 - Introduction to Transportation Management
  • TLMT313 - Supply Chain Management

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our 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 admission representative at 877-777-9081 or