Jennifer Boutte ’15
Sustainability Manager, Quad A For Kids
The B.S. in Business Management (formerly Organizational Management) focuses on real-world business issues, helping you advance your career while continuing to work. You will graduate as an ethical and collaborative leader prepared for both for-profit and non-profit settings. This program can be completed in 12-24 months (full-time or part-time) taking one or two 8-week classes online or onsite (evenings).
Do you have questions you need answered about the program and the admissions process? Schedule an appointment below or call or text your Adult & Graduate Enrollment Representative, Lisa Martinez DeVinney M.S., at 585.454.9049.
Full-time | 12 months
Part-time | 24 months
Under 20 students
Online or onsite
In our Bachelor's in Business Management, you will learn to lead teams, consider business and organizational ethics, manage projects, plan strategically, and apply research to your daily work. You will begin the program by reflecting on your own experiences, providing valuable insight into how you work as a leader and as a colleague. You will then take those insights and apply them throughout your courses at Roberts. You will hone your leadership style with coaching from your professors, learning to lead with empathy, humility, and strength.
You will be taught by many working professionals who are experts in their fields. This allows you to apply theory, course materials, and concepts you learn in class to real-world scenarios you, your classmates, and your professors experience daily.
Take the next steps towards a rewarding career field with an accredited degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. Search our website for additional information about curriculum, faculty, and related degrees available at Roberts.
IN-CLASS OR ONLINE: Pick the Format or Location Convenient for Your Schedule
EXAM-FREE CURRICULUM: Grades Based on Papers, Presentations, and Projects
HANDS-ON RESEARCH: Apply Research Principles to Your Work or Career
PERSONALIZED 1:1 Academic Advisement
Large, Established ALUMNI NETWORK
Admission tests NOT REQUIRED (SAT/ACT)
Prepare to manage an organization toward a common goal with the Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree. The degree concentration was developed with input from industry professionals to help you apply skills and theories to real-world applications.
Business managers help businesses of any size navigate through change with data-driven decision-making. With this degree, you will develop strategic goals and learn to motivate individual employees to achieve set goals. Developing and employing these skills prepares organizations to move from an uncertain future to one that is based confidently on strategy.
The program lets you explore change, organizational behavior, strategic planning, research foundations, and other important management principles. The skills that are taught become essential to the success of any business, and are in high demand across a multitude of industries.
With a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, you will learn how to:
A Business Management degree from Roberts Wesleyan College provides effective techniques that you can use to guide your future team toward achieving organizational goals. The degree program starts with a foundation in understanding yourself and how your lived experiences can be applied to your career. You will then move on to examining critical business functions, such as finance, management, group dynamics, project management, strategic planning, and more. You will also take humanities and ethics courses that are designed to teach critical thinking and communication skills.
The degree explores important topics including:
Hands-on learning throughout the degree will help you apply your coursework to real-world applications.
Your courses will also help you gain a global perspective. You will explore organizational structure, group dynamics, and other theories that impact management roles. You will also develop an understanding of planning and decision-making. You will learn how to boost productivity, manage conflicts, and grow an organization in today’s evolving business world.
Management courses examine the role of managers within organizations. You will dive deeper into the development process and explore different styles and theories to add new management skills to your toolbox.
Some of the important skills you will learn in your coursework that you can use throughout the rest of your life include:
As a student at Roberts Wesleyan College, you’ll also have access to a variety of additional learning opportunities, which include tutoring and other writing services, professional organizations, and a strong local alumni network. These can help students make professional connections and begin to build foundational skills and their professional network.
Students can also benefit from a full range of career services. Networking opportunities, resume and cover letter reviews, and mock interviews are provided to refine a student’s strengths and prepare you to move-up, move-out, or get ready for the next great opportunity!
Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Science in Business management programs include:
Potential Career Paths
With a B.S. in Business Management from Roberts, you can find a career path in management in either the for-profit or non-profit sectors including:
Those who wish to begin their new career in business management should seek a Bachelor’s degree at Roberts Wesleyan College. Apply your coursework to grow in your current position or future career. A business manager can help shape the future of the businesses and organizations they manage and lead.
Sources cited: Management occupations : Occupational outlook handbook. (2020, September 01). Retrieved March 29, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm
Gary Pike ’14
Family Readiness Support Assistant, New York National Guard Family Programs
Jocene Henderson ’13
Technical Assistance Project Manager, Veterans Outreach Manager, Inc.
Todd Baxter ’11
Former Executive Director, Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
Tamara Jordan ’11
Business Development Manager, Faneuil, Inc.
Vlade Kordovich ’10
Engineering Manager, XLI Corporation
Lauren Kolb ’10
Senior VP of Business Development and Client Services, Genesee Valley Trust
Gary Galetta ’09
Investigator, Rochester Police Department
Jeff Otto '09
Director of Network Operations and Infrastructure, Roberts Wesleyan College
At Roberts, we design our online programs to fit your schedule so you can still enjoy the things you love most in life. We’ve been offering online courses for more than 20 years, so you can be assured that we provide a quality education through this delivery format. Our online courses are asynchronous, allowing you to complete the assignments when you have time throughout the week, while meeting regular deadlines for work. Instead of regular, in-person class sessions, you will follow a weekly rhythm of reading, watching videos from your instructor, and participating in online discussions to connect with classmates and deepen your learning experience. Through your online course pages, you will have access to all the resources you need to be successful, including the Golisano Library, the Learning Center, and IT support.
Business management is an approach to better work. Business managers set strategic goals for an organization. They work with individual employees to carry out specific assignments that lead towards one cohesive goal.
You’ll do more than lead the day-to-day operations of a team or department. Business management combines an understanding of the business world with an understanding of people. You'll learn how to motivate people to work toward a common goal.
The business landscape is shifting rapidly. Organizations are looking for managers who can help them respond to industry and workforce changes.
Business Managers find work across many fields, including corporate environments, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
This degree offers a unique combination of business knowledge and skills. It can help you prepare to lead an organization through a changing business landscape. It offers a foundation of general education and business courses. This learning is supplemented by management and leadership classes online or in the classroom.
Core business courses explore topics, including:
Additionally, critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, and communication are also skills that are reinforced throughout the curriculum.
Online or in-person courses will explore skills, group dynamics, organizational structure, change management, and more. You'll learn how to think strategically, identify future innovations and opportunities and develop potential in others.
Business Management is a great field of work for those who dream of making an impact on a future organization. These people enjoy helping groups of people work toward a common goal by applying their skills in practice.
Your skills can be applied to a wide variety of jobs. Jobs for management occupations are projected to grow 5% between 2019 and 2029 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Training and development managers will see 7% job growth over the same time period. Administrative services managers, who oversee the overall function and success of a department or organization, are projected to see 6% job growth by 2029.
Jobs in this field are available across many industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations saw a median salary of $105,660 in May 2019 Depending on your specific role, salary potential can vary.
Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown that marketing managers earned a median salary of $136,850 and public relations managers earned a median salary of $116,180. Human resources managers earned a median salary of $116,720, while training and development managers earned a median salary of $113,350. Additionally, operations managers earned a median annual salary of $100,780 and administrative services managers earned a median salary of $96,940.
An individual's education and experience can also affect their salary. Many jobs require only a bachelor of science in business management or a related field. Some top positions may require a master’s degree.
A master’s degree could bring more career opportunities and higher pay. In 2019, workers with master’s degrees earned 20% more than workers with bachelor’s degrees.
At Roberts Wesleyan College, there are two graduate-level management degree options that can help advance a management career and boost earning potential - Strategic Marketing, M.S. and Strategic Leadership, M.S.L.
A management degree is a credential that is versatile and can be applied to just about any industry, organization, or government agency. As the business landscape continues to evolve, managers with experience in organizational change management are sought after by companies across many different industries.
Business Managers are in high demand across many different industries, including:
This bachelor's degree offers a unique combination of business and management skills that can be used in positions, like:
No matter what your interests, you can use your skills to help move a team of people or an entire organization forward toward a common goal and vision for the future.
Almost all students that have made the choice to enter this program have graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College, improved their vocational career prospects and/or gone on to graduate programs. Graduates from Roberts Wesleyan College have acquired the knowledge and learning experiences necessary to advance their personal and professional development to stay competitive in today’s working environment.
You may be able to apply approved transfer credits from previous accredited colleges or universities toward your bachelor’s degree - a minimum of 60 credits are required to begin your Business Management major. The Business Management courses will take 12-24 months (full-time or part-time) combined with any past transfer credits and any additional credits needed to satisfy the 124 credits required to complete a bachelor’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. Before you enter the program, an academic advisor will assess your current academic status and create a custom degree audit designed for your unique situation. Your degree audit will clearly explain what additional credits you might need in addition to the 37 credits earned in the Business Management program to achieve the 124 credits needed to earn your bachelor’s degree at Roberts. The total time to earn your bachelor’s degree will vary depending on how many additional credits you need to earn. NOTE: there are several ways to satisfy these additional credits that your advisor will develop into a custom plan for degree completion for you.
At Roberts Wesleyan College, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about career advisement, but overall advising is done by a dedicated, non-faculty program advisor who will help them stay on track to graduate. NOTE: advisors assist students with the sequencing of courses, transfer credit evaluation, military transcript evaluation, DSST/CLEP exams, assessment of life-long learning for credit, and more.
We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to over 75% of bachelor's completion and graduate students, which includes Federal and NYS aid. Additionally, Corporate Partners can save 25% off tuition - learn how!