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Business Management, B.S.

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).

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Program Details

Standard Completion Time:

Full-time | 12 months | online or onsite (Two 8-week classes at a time)

Part-time | 24 months | online or onsite (One 8-week class at a time)

(Onsite classes held in the evening)


Program Credits: 37


Cost Per Credit: $587


AccreditationInternational Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

 

Start Terms

  • January 3, 2022
    Online or in person
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by October 15, 2021 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by November 15, 2021 and your deposit is $100.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00
  • May 2, 2022
    Online only
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by February 1, 2022 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by March 1, 2022 and your deposit is $100.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00

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Program Highlights

When you enroll in the Roberts Wesleyan College Bachelors of Science in Business Management, you will develop skills for leadership positions in a wide range of industries. You will explore the necessary skills to be a leader; hard skills such as data analysis, research, planning and strategy, but also just as important soft skills such as ethical decision-making, humility, honesty, trustworthiness, and the ability to inspire others.

Our program provides you with incredible flexibility to complete your degree in 12 to 24 months. Our advisors will help you every step of the way. In the B.S. in Business Management degree program, students can examine the human side of managing a business or organization. These examinations include communications, group behavior, and decision-making.  Improve your understanding of all that an organization entails, such as finance, project management, strategic planning, and research. Develop effective communication and leadership skills from Roberts School of Business. For your final capstone project, you will develop a research question and thesis statement, and support that thesis with research. You will also develop and deploy a survey and analyze the results, drawing out insights for your current or future career goals. This will give you foundational research and critical thinking skills that you will use throughout your personal and professional life.

The accelerated 12 to 24-month program from Roberts Wesleyan College provides skills for management and leadership. In class, you will participate in a wide range of business topics taught by practitioner faculty in an applied format designed to help you rapidly build and improve skills. This program is an IACBE accredited, accelerated degree completion program designed to provide greater access and flexibility to accommodate the complex lives people live today. 

Within this program, you will hone your writing and presentation skills, discover how to lead organizations, develop a research project, and apply that research to your current workplace. You will graduate with critical thinking strategies to solve problems and a thorough understanding of management in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Take the next step in your career. Earn your B.S. in Business Management.

  • 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

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Popular Careers & Employers

Management Careers

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Science in Business management programs include:

  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Sales Producer
  • Account Services Consultant
  • Transitional Living Program Manager

Top Employers

  • University of Rochester
  • Xerox
  • Monroe Community College
  • Self-Employer (Business owner)
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)
  • City of Rochester
  • Paychex
  • Rochester Regional Health
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Harris Corporation

Career Outlook

The business world is rapidly changing. The growing application of entry-level remote work, increasingly diverse workforce, and evolving technology is changing the way workers and organizations get tasks completed. As organizations change, they’ll need to develop leading business acumen and interpersonal skills to continue to move forward. 

Jos for workers with education from an accredited college or university are available in a multitude of industries including public and private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. With a quality education in business management, students can lead a group toward common goals and objectives. 

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:

  • Sales Management. Lead an Organization’s Sales Team. Set the Team’s Sales Goals, Develop Training Programs, and Analyze Data.
  • Marketing Management. Coordinate Marketing Policies and Programs for an Organization. Determine the Demand for Products and Services and Identify Potential Prospects.
  • Public Relations Management. Oversee Communications Within a Company and Enhance the Company’s Public Image. Organize Press Releases, Media Reports, and Other Marketing Materials.
  • Financial Management. Develop Plans for Long-Term Financial Goals Within an Organization. Financial Managers Create Financial Reports and Direct Investment Activities.
  • Human Resources Management. Plan and Coordinate the Administrative Functions of an Organization. Oversee Interviewing and Hiring, Recruiting, and Consulting With Top Executives in Strategic Planning.
  • Operations Management. Establish Policies, Manage Day-to-Day Operations, and Plan the Use of Human Resources and Other Materials.
  • Industrial Production Management. Oversee Daily Operations of a Manufacturing or Related Plants. Determine How to Effectively Use Resources to Meet Production Goals and Ensure Production Stays on Schedule.
  • Supply Chain Management. Oversee the Movements of Goods at Every Stage of the Production Flow. Purchase the Raw Materials to Deliver the Final Product for Your Organization.

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

Learn to be a Leader

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.

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Additional Program Overview

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:

  • Align Management Approaches With Organizational Philosophies and Goals
  • Use Data to Make Strategic and Creative Business Decisions
  • Communicate Effectively to Diverse Audiences
  • Recommend Solutions to Achieve Organizational Objectives
  • Manage Change With Ethical, Legal and Socially Responsible Practices

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:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Analysis
  • Finance
  • Human Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Process
  • Project Management
  • Ethical Decision Making

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:

  • Analysis. Gather and Review Organizational Data to Set Strategic Goals. Lead Individuals Towards That Goal and Monitor an Initiative’s Progress.
  • Communication. Effectively Share Ideas in an Organization, Department, or Team. Target Your Message to a Variety of Audiences.
  • Critical Thinking. Evaluate Problems Objectively and Apply Legal, Ethical, and Socially Responsible Practices to Make Strategic Decisions.
  • Problem Solving. Connect Classroom Learning and Practical Experience to Solve Real-World Problems.

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! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Analysis
  • Finance
  • Human Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Process
  • Project Management
  • Ethical Decision Making

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:

  • Public and private sectors
  • For-profit and not-for-profit realms
  • Centralized and decentralized institutions
  • New startups and global conglomerates

This bachelor's degree offers a unique combination of business and management skills that can be used in positions, like:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Advertising, promotions, and marketing manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Financial manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Industrial production manager
  • Operations and supply chain manager
  • Public relations and fundraising manager
  • Training and development manager
  • General and operations manager

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!

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