The University offers the Bachelor of Arts in Management for working professionals seeking advanced comprehension of the latest management principles used to optimize organizational effectiveness, to build high-performance workforces and supporting systems, and to deliver on results. Nationally recognized by the Sloan Consortium for best practices in online education, the University is a leader in providing working adults career-relevant education entirely at a distance. This flexibility, combined with the University’s affordable tuition, attracts management professionals from public, government, and nonprofit sectors worldwide.
This interdisciplinary management curriculum is designed to meet the relevant career needs of professionals in the field and prepares them for advanced or related degrees in the overall management discipline. The program challenges students to advance their interpersonal, managerial, human resource, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills which are commonly utilized in real-world practice. Students learn to effectively assess and evaluate management practices in any type and size of organization. In addition to its versatile applications, the online Bachelor of Arts in Management degree offers popular concentrations. For example, students have the option to specialize their degree in Human Resource Management, which was designed to fully align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR curriculum guidelines. Every course is taught by expert practitioners. Many professors are leaders in the management or business industry and American Public University consults with industry advisory councils to verify that the program reflects emerging trends and current market needs. Students connect with a global and supportive learning community and many are actively involved with affiliated organizations such as SHRM, Golden Key International Honor Society, and more.
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|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||71%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.