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Management

Bachelor’s Degree

The UIU Advantage

Looking for a career where you can motivate people and influence outcomes? Your UIU Management degree focuses specifically on making you an effective manager. Learn what it takes to keep a business or organization running smoothy, factoring in the human behaviors that teams rely on.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, you’ll have the confidence you need to make decisions, inspire a team, earn respect and lead by example.

Why Management at UIU?

Employers look for candidates that have a strong knowledge of management techniques, combined with skills in critical analysis and communication. At UIU, you’ll learn from faculty who have real-world experience and can provide context for the teachings they share.

Additionally, classes are kept small, at a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, to ensure you have plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time with your professors.

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Management Courses

See course descriptions for the classes you need for your Management degree, as well as any general education requirements.

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Careers in Management

A degree prepares you for many careers, such as agricultural finance and sales, entrepreneur, HR specialist, investment manager, marketing consultant, nonprofit manager, product manager, and sales manager.

Majoring in Management

About UIU’s Management Degree Program

What is a Bachelor’s Degree in Management?

Learn how to manage the human, material and financial resources that organizations use to reach their objectives. When you graduate with a Bachelor’s in Business Management, not only will you have the hard skills needed to keep a department operating profitably, but you’ll also gain insights into techniques for keeping employees motivated and engaged in their work.

Getting your Management Degree Online

Get the same high-quality Management education that you would get from a UIU classroom, at home or in your office. Upper Iowa University offers an online Business Management degree, as well as in-person and distance learning options to meet your educational needs.

How to apply

To apply, visit our Online Application portal to create an account and start your application. Still unsure if this program is right for you? Reach out to our admissions to ask specific questions or request additional information about the Management program at Upper Iowa University.

Career Opportunities & Benefits

Careers in Business Management

There are so many things you can do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. The skills you’ll gain from this program will equip you to start a small business, oversee a sales or marketing team for a company, help with human resource needs and so much more.

Some examples of job titles that are appropriate for Management majors are:

  • Agricultural finance and sales
  • Entrepreneur
  • HR specialist
  • Investment manager
  • Marketing consultant
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Product manager
  • Sales manager

Business Management Salary Information

Salaries for graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management can vary based on factors like job title, location and years of experience. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some average salaries for Management careers include:

  • Administrative services and facilities managers – $98,890
  • Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers – $141,490
  • Compensation and benefits managers – $125,130
  • Construction managers – $97,180
  • Agricultural managers – $68,090
  • Financial managers – $134,180
  • Food service managers – $56,590[1]

As you can see, these roles span an array of industries, making the Business Management degree one of the most versatile options.

Benefits of a Management Degree

Management skills extend beyond the workplace. When you need to navigate a situation that requires decision-making and human interactions, management training comes into play. From a career standpoint, some of the benefits of holding bachelor’s in Business management include:

  • Increased employability
  • Increased credibility
  • Higher salary
  • Networking opportunities
  • Options for flexible work environments[2]

Degree Requirements, Skills & Certifications

Management Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor’s in Business Management program are carefully designed to prepare you for the workforce. Through your coursework, you will learn how to handle managerial tasks with confidence and poise. The confidence you’ll gain through your expanded knowledge will be invaluable as you begin your career and beyond.

Some of the key courses in the Business Management program are:

  • International Management
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Supervision
  • Leadership Theory
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Motivation
  • Organizational Behavior

Management Skills

At the heart of every successful business or organization, lies people. That’s why the Business Management degree at UIU includes courses that shed light on some elements of human behavior, so you can more effectively lead and inspire a team. Additionally, a keen understanding of finance and supply chain processes can help a company operate smoothly and efficiently.

Some companies even negotiate across international borders, in which case, understanding cultural differences and etiquette can go a long way toward forging healthy business relationships internationally.

Examples of some of the hard and soft skills you can expect to gain from the Management program at UIU include:

  • Cross-cultural leadership and negotiations
  • Labor relations and negotiations
  • Contemporary topics in management
  • Cost accounting
  • Reporting
  • Leadership
  • Presenting
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management[2]

Best Minors for Business Management Majors

Customize your Management major with a minor that complements your goals and interests.

Some popular minor choices for Business Management Majors are:

Many graduates also go on to pursue their master or doctoral degrees. In fact, UIU offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree that could be a perfect continuation of your experience earning your Bachelor of Business Management.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the types of business management?

Business management is a broad field of study that encompasses many skills and spans many industries. However, here is a broad list of the types of work you can expect business management to cover:

  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Sales management
  • Human resource management
  • Strategic management
  • Production management
  • Program and project management
  • Operations management
  • Service management
  • Supply chain or procurement management
  • Resource and development management[3]

What do business managers do?

Business managers are responsible for overseeing cross-departmental operations. Their tasks may include hiring new staff, leading meetings, developing strategies for business growth, and maintaining employee morale.[4]

How can I qualify for a business manager role?

Most business manager positions require a bachelor’s degree in management or related field. However, some companies may seek candidates with an MBA.4 So, depending on your specific career goals, you may wish to seek a master’s degree, which can be completed at your own pace through UIU—providing you with the flexibility to work and earn a living while you pursue your degree.

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Convenient, Focused Scheduling

UIU Management students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule. Plus, convenient evening or online courses ensure your education fits your unique lifestyle.

The Management bachelor’s degree program is offered through UIU’s School of Business and Professional Studies.

Admissions

When you’re ready to apply for your bachelor’s degree in Management, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Go Further with an MBA or MPA

Earned your undergraduate degree in Management? Consider UIU’s MBA or MPA programs to advance your career even further.

Becki Wissmiller, MS

Faculty Spotlight

Becki Wissmiller, MS
Lecturer of Business & Director of Master of Business Administration Program (2014)

In today’s organizational climate, our students need to be prepared with the tradition skill set but also with the soft skills organizations are requiring today. Our students walk through critical thinking activities, communication skill, and understand the importance of relationships with our Management major.

Sources

  1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm
  2. ^ Indeed. 9 Benefits of Having a Business Management Degree. https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/benefits-of-business-management-degree
  3. ^ Business.com. 8 Branches of Business Management. https://www.business.com/articles/8-branches-of-business-management/
  4. ^ Indeed. Business Management Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications. https://www.indeed.com/hire/job-description/business-manager