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BS in Business Management

Aspiring business leaders might develop the administrative skills and understanding of various business disciplines needed to pursue opportunities in corporate settings when they choose to study in Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Business Management program. Find out more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

The curriculum of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Business Management program is designed to offer study in managerial practices and principles in various areas of business, including human resources, finance, information technology, accounting and marketing. Topics likely to be addressed in required courses include business planning and staffing management, business information systems, financial forecasting and budgeting, recruiting and training methods, accounting decision-making processes and professional ethics. Leadership strategies, business analysis methods and business economics might also be discussed. In the capstone course, students will experience firsthand how to operate a business, and they will be able to apply managerial techniques and concepts studied throughout the program in a simulated setting.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Management:

Business Management Major - 11 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Principles of Management (3)
  • Information Systems Design and Management (3)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • Introduction to Marketing (3)
  • The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
  • Managerial Economics (3)
  • Analyzing Financial Statements (3)
  • Quantitative Business Analysis (3)
  • Human Resources Development and Management (3)
  • Capstone - Business Policy Development and Implementation (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Business Management program, graduates could continue their studies in a master's degree program. An advanced degree could be necessary for advancement to senior management or executive positions in many companies. The Dual Enrollment Option allows highly qualified students in the B.S. in Business Management program an opportunity for early admission into the M.S. in Management program. Additionally, accepted students will be able to complete four graduate-level courses in place of four specific undergraduate core courses and apply the resulting 12 credits to both their bachelor's and master's degree programs through institutional transfer. Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper division core credits at CSU-Global before applying for the dual enrollment option. In addition, Colorado State University-Global Campus offers the following relevant master's degrees:

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of International Management
  • Master of Information Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Business Management program could prepare graduates to explore mid-management positions in nearly any area of business. For instance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( reports that the sales management field is expected to see a 12% growth in employment from 2010-2020, and the computer and information technology management field is projected to see a growth of 18% during the same period. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resource Management

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