A bachelor’s degree in business management gives students the problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in lucrative and in-demand managerial business roles.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects business management jobs to increase 7% between 2018 and 2018. Professionals in this field earn an average annual salary of $104,240.
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Established in 1853, the University of Florida generates more than 100,000 jobs in the state and brings in $700 million in research funding annually. The university offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Warrington College of Business’ flexible, 120-credit, online BA and BS in business administration programs.
The BSBA explores topics like entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and real estate, focusing more on business concepts than the BABA. The BABA takes a more interdisciplinary approach, inviting students to pair an interest in business with study in other disciplines. The core business curriculum for both programs includes courses like introduction to retailing systems and management, operations and supply chain management, and writing and speaking in business.
The business management degrees include university, college, and major requirements, and students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to graduate. The program offers three annual start dates. Graduates can pursue careers in accounting, retail, business operations, human services, and market research.
Admissions requirements include a high school diploma or GED and a minimum 2.5 GPA. SAT or ACT scores are only required for students who graduated from high school less than five years prior to applying.
University of Arizona
A public research institution founded in 1885, the University of Arizona enrolls more than 45,000 students annually. The school offers distance education programs through Arizona Online, including a fully online BS in business management with an emphasis in innovation and strategy from the Eller College of Management.
The program examines major theories, processes, and practices of business. Courses include management information systems, business ethics, and the economics of business decisions. Many courses include real-world projects, giving students practical experience solving business problems. All online students pay the same tuition rate regardless of residency.
Applicants to Arizona Online must submit official transcripts. Upon acceptance, students start as pre-business majors. They must complete pre-business prerequisite courses, hold a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA, and earn at least 12 credits before applying to the business management program.
The Eller College of Management accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, offering start dates in the fall, spring, and summer. Applicants must complete a mandatory advising appointment, professional admissions interview, business major orientation, and a prerequisite skills assessment exam.