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See what it takes to lead and make a difference in a number of organizational settings with an online BS in Management from ACU. Earn your degree around existing commitments while experiencing the support and encouragement of our vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.
About the Program
With ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Management, you will master the four functions of a manager, gain a deep understanding of human motivation and behavior, and apply management models in real-world situations. With many corporations doing business internationally, you will also examine the economic, legal, and social aspects of global commerce.
All the Details on Your Degree
Understand what it takes to be an effective manager, no matter your industry. Core courses comprehensively cover business essentials, from management theories to accounting and marketing, providing insight into how teams across an organization collaborate toward a collective purpose. From here, you’ll select from one of three concentrations to specialize your knowledge and tailor your degree toward your goal.
Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours (including 9-15 hours in Bible)
Major: 64 hours (16 hours in electives)
Principles of Marketing
Upcoming Start Dates
October 17, 2023
January 9, 2024
Common Job Titles
Training & Development Manager
Employee Relations Manager
Emergency Management Director
Curriculum & Concentrations
If you envision yourself at the top, know what each team does and how they contribute toward a business’s bottom line. Courses for the online Bachelor’s in Management present this multifaceted perspective. Through a 27 credit-hour core, you’ll learn about accounting, the legal aspects of operating a business, macro and microeconomics, finance, statistics, organizational behavior, business strategy, management information systems, and marketing principles and the role each plays in day-to-day operations and long-term growth.
Human Resource Management
Organizational culture and change both start with a company’s human resources department. Prepare to hire, guide retention efforts, and manage teams at department and company levels through courses covering employee planning, compensation, benefits, and workplace safety. Completing this concentration equips you for a position in corporate human resource operations.
You sense your own leadership potential. This concentration instructs you in techniques for captivating others and directing a business forward through defined strategies. You’ll examine the approaches successful leaders have taken and apply these methods to discover and improve your own abilities. As all industries and organizational models require supportive, inspirational, and forward-looking professionals, the knowledge you acquire equips you to lead and manage formally and informally in a number of environments and positions.
Operations isn’t strictly a vision — product development, from conception to marketing and sales, differentiates many organizations. This concentration introduces you to the processes businesses use to source, produce, and deliver their products efficiently. Coursework goes over the use of planning and production management software and instruction in logistics, systems development, and innovation. Students completing this concentration will be prepared to excel in large and small production environments.
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Nancy Kucinski, Bachelor of Science in Management
Dr. Nancy Kucinski is a Professor of Management and the Program Director for the Online Business Programs at ACU. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Organizations, Strategy, and International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Kucinski has more than thirty years of teaching experience and was a Dean at her former university. In addition, she is a guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences-Salzburg, Austria where she often travels to teach. She enjoys the virtual learning environment where she encourages students to engage with the course content as well as with each other. She is also interested in studying and researching in the areas of environmental sustainability, eco-tourism, and intercultural understanding. Nancy is married to Dale, a retired airline pilot. They live on a small ranch outside of Abilene and have one son, Neal, who lives in New Braunfels.
ACU Nationally Ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs
ACU has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs for 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report! Our online Bachelor of Science in Management has been highlighted. “One of the main goals of our business degree programs is to equip the next generation of industry leaders,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, chief executive officer for ACU Dallas. “Through programs like ACU’s online Bachelor’s in Management, students can learn how to manage a group of hardworking individuals and lead and inspire others to work efficiently and with a sense of purpose.”
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