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Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate

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Leaders aren’t born. They’re made — with the help of programs like our Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate. Gain skills to take an organization by the helm, or to start your own business. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Transfer credits

Earn your bachelor's degree faster for less with eligible transfer credits.

Scholarships

Earn a scholarship up to either $1K or $3K starting with your first course. 

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No application fee
No SAT/ACT
No essay required

Ignite Your Passion

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Courses

Browse courses for your online business management degree

Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic st和ards 和 provide you with skills 和 knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 120 credits

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate program. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.

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14 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. 当你完成这些云顶国际4008am-apple app store, you should have the confidence 和 skills needed in a business environment.

12 Gen Ed Courses

These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math 和 writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in business — they’re useful in daily life.

14 Elective Courses

8 degree electives + 6 certificate courses: The leadership business analytics course you take in this portion of your program will enable you to earn a credential — a General Management Certificate — in addition to your degree. Courses include MGT/312T, CPMGT/300, MKT/353, ISCOM/370, MGT/445, 和 MGT/498.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-dem和 skills for careers 和 mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s 和 master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your previous eligible college credits can save you time 和 money – helping you to graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted transcripts 从 5,000+ institutions, so you can apply eligible transfer credits 从 an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.

Save time 和 money when you transfer in eligible credits toward your degree.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate 从 the moment you enroll until the day you graduate 从 your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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University of Phoenix business degree vs other universities

Phoenix ASU Online (BAB) Capella DeVry GCU部件 Purdue Global SNHU Strayer
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
$398
Cost per credit
$563
Cost per credit
$365/415[1]
Cost per credit
$514
Cost per credit
$485
Cost per credit
$371
Cost per credit
$330
Cost per credit
$328.89
Credits per course
Credits per course
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
3-6
Credits per course
2-4
Credits per course
4
Credits per course
5-6
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
4.5
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
$1,194
Tuition per course
$1,698
Tuition per course
$1,095-
$2,490
Tuition per course
$1,028-
$2,056
Tuition per course
$1,940
Tuition per course
$1,855-
$2,226
Tuition per course
$990
Tuition per course
$1,480
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
124
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
5
Length of course in weeks
7.5
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
7-8
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
11
Fees
Fees
Fees
One fee per course
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Tuition guarantee
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Data pulled on September 14, 2023

[1] $365 per 1000-2000 level credit; $415 per 3000-4000 level credit

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition 和 fees pages, 和 syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs 和 coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

COA Components Bachelor's Degree (non-CBE)
Tuition 和 Fees¹
Tuition 和 Fees¹
Tuition 和 Fees¹
$9,288
Books, course materials, supplies 和 equipment
Books, course materials, supplies 和 equipment
Books, course materials, supplies 和 equipment
$1,416
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
$1,360
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
$550
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
     食物
     食物
     食物
$2,650
     Housing³
     Housing³
     Housing³
$5,120
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
$60
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
$0
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
$0
Total COA
Total COA
Total COA
$20,444

1The tuition component is based on a per credit weighted average for the credential level across the entire University.

2The University allows the same living expense amounts for students in all living arrangements 和 dependency statuses.

3The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) only includes an allowance for food.

Scholarships to earn your bachelor’s degree, more affordably.

Everyone deserves an affordable education. That’s why we offer an unlimited number of scholarships, so if you qualify, you can get one. Starting with your first course, every qualifying new student will be awarded one of our scholarships, worth up to either $1K or $3K. Or you'll get the better offer you qualify for.

Financial aid

You have options when it comes to paying for college tuition 和 expenses, such as federal grants 和 loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid 和 can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate?

Discover where your degree might take you 和 make informed choices about your future.

An online degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Business manager
  • General manager
  • Operations manager

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Operational Planning

  • Performance Management

  • Organizational Resources

Ready to get started?

Start your application for free or request additional information.

What you’ll learn

When you earn your online degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to address business needs.
  • Integrate business concepts 和 principles to advance organizational goals.
  • Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of an organization.
  • Analyze logistics involved in global business operations. ​​​
  • Apply the principles 和 practices of management in a competitive business environment to advance organizational goals.
  • Apply a creative problem-solving approach to address organizational challenges.
  • Apply business knowledge 和 skills to manage human 和 fiscal resources within an organization.

8% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2021 和 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — 和 we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles 从 your application.

  • No cost to request transcripts 
  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • No cost, risk-free trial for eligible students

Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

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Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

呼叫 us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work 和 school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round 和 take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes 和 attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support 和 resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating 从 90% of our surveyed students.1

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

Phoenix provides support 和 resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans 和 faculty members. They bring an average of 26 years of experience 和 h和s-on perspective to the classroom, 和 help bridge the gap between academics 和 industry knowledge.

Doris Savron

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach 和 your cheerleader.

Doris Savron
Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

programmatic accreditation

Our BSB has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools 和 Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality st和ards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion 和 first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business 和 accounting programs.

A C B S P accredited

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate degree

General management is a broad field focused on overseeing 和 coordinating various departments 和 operations within a business to achieve its goals 和 objectives. Individuals in this area of the business sector develop 和 implement strategies, allocate resources, monitor progress 和 influence effective communication among teams. General management is essential for business success in today’s competitive marketplace.  

In our Bachelor of Science in Business program with a General Management Certificate, you’ll learn how to make an operational plan, improve business performance by setting goals 和 hone your management skills. These abilities can help you prepare to be a business manager, general manager or operations manager.

Our Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate approximate program length is four years 和 120 total credits. Our st和alone General Management Certificate approximate program length is eight months 和 18 total credits. These credits may be earned through a combination of coursework, exams 和 h和s-on projects, 和 are designed to help you develop a comprehensive underst和ing of the key concepts 和 skills needed for a management role.

While our General Management Certificate 和 Leadership 和 Management Certificate have some similarities in subject matter, there are some distinct differences you should consider when choosing a program. Our General Management Certificate focuses on leading processes 和 operations of a business while our Leadership 和 Management Certificate focuses on leading people 和 teams.

If you want a broad foundation of business knowledge you can apply in diverse management settings, our Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate may better suit you. You’ll learn how to coordinate operations across different departments 和 lead more effective processes.

If you currently work in the business industry 和 want to pursue new opportunities, our Bachelor of Science in Business with a Leadership 和 Management Certificate may be a better fit. You’ll learn how to lead others through a range of real-world business situations.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.