Business Management Degree Program

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The world of business doesn’t stop, and opportunities continue to expand and grow. But the right school and education is crucial in order to give you an edge in the workforce.

Students of Daymar College’s Business Management diploma and degree training programs are prepared to take the lead in their new careers.

What Is Business Management?

It is tough to pin down exactly what business management is because it can be so broad.

In some contexts, it is very specifically the management and administration of a business or organization, but the skills and principles behind studying business management can be applied to a number of different business and financial careers and industries, everything from business law to human resource management to analytics to small business management. And with an economy that’s only getting more globalized and market-driven, business management continues to be one of the most diverse areas of study you can purse.

What Do People With Business Management Degrees Do?

Depending on the industry and the career path, the day-to-day tasks of business management graduates can vary widely. They often require the ability to communicate well, think critically, understand and analyze information, stay organized, make recommendations backed up by data, apply solid team-working skills, and solve problems with innovation and creativity.

Some of the areas you can pursue are administrative and office assisting, financial analysis, compensation and benefits, human resources, event planning, purchasing, bookkeeping and auditing, and insurance and personal financial advising.

Business Management Jobs (Career Outlook)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that, overall, business and financial jobs should grow about 5 percent — slightly faster than average — through 2029 and add over 475,000 new jobs. This may vary slightly up or down depending on what specific career path you’re seeking to pursue with a business management degree, from receptionists and administrative assistants (about as fast as average) to market research analysts and training and development specialists (both much faster than average).

Business Management Certification and Education

The type of education you need to pursue your business career depends on what your ideal career looks like.

But almost all employers in the field prefer to see applicants who have training from an accredited school and program, like Daymar College.

It’s important that whatever program you choose includes a professional internship as part of the coursework so that you know you will get real-world, hands-on education in addition to your time in the classroom.

It also helps to choose a school that utilizes instructors who have actual, professional experience that they bring to the curriculum. For some people, a diploma program will be a better option — either because they need a focused course for their personal home or business or because they prefer a quicker path to graduation and getting out into the field to gain experience.

Others are willing to spend a little more time in the classroom in order to earn their associate or bachelor’s degree and have the opportunity to pursue a wider range of potential jobs upon graduation.

What Classes Are Required in a Business Management Program?

With a Business Management program that’s offered at the diploma, associate degree, and bachelor’s degree level, Daymar College is well-equipped to prepare graduates for the field of business, finance, management, and administration.

Our Business Management diploma program lays the groundwork for administrative office positions, with potential to grow your career even further as you continue to learn and gain experience. Full-time students can completed the program in 12 months, and all course credits earned are applicable to both the Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs.

You’ll take courses like:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Business Law
  • Retail Management
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Communication
  • Business Math
  • Marketing
  • Small Business Management
  • Supervision
  • Computer Applications
  • General English*
  • Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project

With our Associate of Science in Business Management degree program, we broaden your experience both with practical business theory and software applications, as well as general education courses that help students develop soft skills like communication and critical thinking.

Students take all of the diploma courses above, as well as the ones listed below, and full-time students can complete the entire program in 18 months. All credits from the associate degree can be applied to the bachelor’s degree as well.

In addition to the diploma coursework, you’ll take:

  • Economics
  • Personal Finance
  • Computer Applications II
  • Public Speaking*
  • Critical Thinking*
  • Composition I*
  • College Math*
  • Psychology*

The Business Management Bachelor of Science degree program at Daymar prepares students for a wider range of entry-level careers in business by introducing management techniques, leadership concepts, and best practices of operating organizations of every size.

The program includes all coursework from the Associate Degree Program in addition to what is listed below, and full-time students can complete it in 36 months.

You’ll take courses in:

  • Personal Development & Research**
  • Business Communication**
  • Human Resources for Business Leaders**
  • International Business Operations**
  • Diversity in Organizations**
  • Strategic Planning**
  • Leadership**
  • Organizational Behavior**
  • International Management**
  • Principles of Quality Improvement**
  • Project Management**
  • Operations Management**
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management**
  • Staffing: Recruitment and Selection**
  • Training and Development**
  • Business Research for Decision Making**
  • Managing Information
  • Interpersonal Communications*
  • Introduction to Literature*
  • Composition I*
  • Composition II*
  • American History*
  • Technology and Society*
  • Earth Science*
  • Introduction to Sociology*

*Students must complete a minimum of 56 quarter course credit hours or equivalent in General Education containing at least one course in each of the following areas: humanities, mathematics, science, and social science.

**Students must complete a minimum of 48 quarter course credit hours or 12 courses of the Business Administration and/or Business Management courses identified at the 300 and 400 level.

How Much Do People With Business Management Degrees Make?

Graduates with business management training can apply their skills to a wide range of specialized fields, with a lot of opportunity for growth in both responsibilities and salaries. According to the BLS, the median wages in the business and financial field in 2019 include:

  • Budget Analysts: $76,540
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists: $64,560
  • Financial Examiners: $81,090
  • Market Research Analysts: $63,790
  • Personal Financial Advisors: $87,850
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents: $69,600
  • Training and Development Specialists: $61,210

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Where Can I Get Business Management Training?

Daymar College offers our Business Management diploma and associate degree programs at the following location(s):

If you’re ready to get started, our financial services department can help you discover the types of financial aid in which you may qualify.