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BS - Business: Management and Leadership

Capella University's Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership program could help students develop basic managerial skills and a fundamental understanding of various business processes. Learn more about this online degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Strong organizational and communication skills would be helpful to those seeking to enter the BS in Business - Management and Leadership program. Applicants to Capella University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Leadership theories and managerial strategies are the main focuses of Capella University's Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership program. In specialization courses, students have the opportunity to learn about topics like collaborative leadership practices, leadership characteristics, decision-making tools and processes, strategic planning methods, and change management. Several courses use case study examinations that offer real-life analyses of these concepts. Two management and leadership courses in the core curriculum provide study in management principles, management trends, and leadership styles in addition to fundamental practices in HR, sales, supply chain, marketing, and accounting/finance. Students will also have the opportunity to apply methods and techniques to the development of a product or service and corresponding strategic plan in the program's capstone course.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership:

In this 180-credit program, students must complete 42 credits in business core courses, 48 credits in the area of specialization, and 45 credits in the general education curriculum as well as 39 credits in electives and a 6 credit capstone. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (45 credits)

  • Students select 45 credits from among the following categories, as long as each category is represented:
    • Communications
    • Humanities
    • Natural Science and Mathematics
    • Social Science

Core Business Courses (42 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following courses
    • Developing a Business Perspective
    • Developing a Business Perspective
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Business Law
  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing and Sales
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Fundamentals of Organizational Communication
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Finance

Management and Leadership Specialization Courses (48 credits)

  • Virtual Team Collaboration
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance
  • Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Global Business Relationships
  • Ethics and Enterprise
  • Change Management

Elective Courses (39 credits)

  • Students choose any undergraduate courses

Capstone Course (6 credits)

  • Business Capstone Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While the BS in Business - Management and Leadership program is designed to build basic skills and could prepare graduates for mid-level management positions, some who desire to fill more advanced roles might pursue a master's degree. A graduate degree could provide further studies in managerial concepts, theories, and techniques, and might be required for senior management or executive positions in most companies.

Master's degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Management

Career Paths:

Once they have been awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership, graduates might apply their skills in positions in various business areas, such as operations, human resources, sales, or project development. They might oversee business planning strategies, sales team building, facility management, retail store management, recruiting and employee development, production, or project planning and implementation.

Positions that might be a good fit for graduates of this program include:

  • General manager
  • Account manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Regional manager
  • Human resource manager

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