Online Bachelor of Science in Management

Do you see yourself as a dynamic motivator? Do you strive to uplift others while directing results? Explore your passion and propel your career forward with an online Bachelor of Science in Management from Abilene Christian University.

From startups to Fortune 500 companies, leadership and management energize an organization and give it structure in the process. A comprehensive business foundation coupled with a specialization prepares you to make an impact in a number of industries and roles. In the process, you develop the ability to foster collaborations, clearly communicate objectives, create data-based strategies, and compassionately connect with others. Embrace your mission — in the business world and through your commitment to your faith — while laying the groundwork to grow your future. 

Do you see yourself as a dynamic motivator? Do you strive to uplift others while directing results? Explore your passion and propel your career forward with an online Bachelor of Science in Management from Abilene Christian University.

From startups to Fortune 500 companies, leadership and management energize an organization and give it structure in the process. A comprehensive business foundation coupled with a specialization prepares you to make an impact in a number of industries and roles. In the process, you develop the ability to foster collaborations, clearly communicate objectives, create data-based strategies, and compassionately connect with others. Embrace your mission — in the business world and through your commitment to your faith — while laying the groundwork to grow your future. 

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Nourish Your Faith and Desire to Drive Change

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.

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Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

Bachelor of Science in Management

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.

Program Structure

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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.

Required Hours

Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (16 hours in electives)

Example Coursework

Managerial Accounting
Business Statistics
Global Strategy
Principles of Marketing

Upcoming Start Dates

October 18, 2022
January 10, 2023

Common Job Titles

Training & Development Manager
Executive Director
Sales Manager
Employee Relations Manager
General 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. 

 

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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.

 

 

 

business leadershipLeadership

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.

 

 

 

business operations

Operations

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

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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.

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Based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of management occupations is projected to grow nine percent between 2020 and 2030 across multiple industries and roles. 

An online Bachelor’s in Management from ACU powers you to harness your potential in an entry-level position and guide your trajectory from there. Your degree proves to be an asset in:

  • Business intelligence: Unlock data’s vast possibilities to propose or shape organizational strategies.
  • Marketing: Coordinate, develop, and oversee campaign concepts and budgets from proposal through launch stages.
  • Human resources: Attract and guide the careers of an organization’s employees while cultivating a supportive culture for all.
  • Operations: When your mind bursts with ideas, develop them into products that your business promotes. Your skill set offers an advantage for observing competitors, overseeing the product development process, and helping your concepts stand out in the marketplace.
  • Finance: Influence company-wide decisions by monitoring profits and losses and developing strategies through a combination of data, accounting, and general finance principles. 
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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.5 GPA or higher for all courses taken at ACU and at least a “C” in each business course.

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ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.

Objectives

The online Bachelor of Science in Management degree is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the nation’s top accreditation body for schools of business.

Management is integral to an organization’s success, from team-level guidance to a company-wide vision. ACU’s online Bachelor’s in Management encourages you to think from both perspectives and paves the way for you to advance your career. Through the core courses and your specialization, you’ll:

  • Master the four functions of management: Discover organizational behavior-rooted techniques for motivating and inspiring others. You’ll further explore management models and their real-world applications to develop and implement strategies, influence productivity, and coordinate operations across teams.
  • Strengthen your understanding of business: We live in an increasingly globalized economy. The online BS in Management highlights how this development affects the economic, legal, and social aspects of running a business. 
  • Uncover your own leadership style: Refine your God-given nature to succeed as an entrepreneur, help your department or business expand, and transform operations and culture from within.
  • Embrace your purpose: Deepen your faith and devote yourself to your vocation, while growing a tenacious mindset to tackle a spectrum of challenges in the business world and beyond.