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Prepare to be a purpose-driven business leader

124 Credit Hours

Course format
8-week terms

About the Campbell Adult and Online Education (AOE) Business Management Degrees

Business management focuses on the strategies, activities, and processes associated with running a business or organization, particularly with respect to managing people and teams. Managers are essential to organizational effectiveness and the successful collaboration, performance, and well-being of human resources. Managers in leadership roles help shape the direction of an organization and, in today’s increasingly global and competitive business environment, guide and sustain an organization across teams, borders, and areas of operation.

The AOE Management BBA and BAS degrees provide you with the well-rounded education that every business leader needs.  As a business management major, you will learn how to be an effective and purpose-driven manager who can deal with complex relationships among people working closely together to promote business success. In the management program, you will learn to become adept at interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict management, and team building. You will develop the skills necessary to engage others with emotional intelligence and maturity and lead in a diverse and global workplace.

Management is the largest and broadest business discipline. The skills and competencies that you learn in the management BBA and BAS degree tracks translate to any workplace regardless of whether you are working in a small or large business, private or nonprofit organization, education, or the government sector.

Business Management Degree Learning Outcomes

The Management degree learning outcomes stress developing well-rounded business leaders who can manage efficiently in a complex and multinational business environment. Program learning outcomes focus on: 

  • Developing a basic understanding of accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.
  • Using critical thinking and developing a mindset of innovation to better serve customers and improve processes in any organization.
  • Understanding of the language and core ideas that define business in today’s world, including concepts related to diversification, competition, sustainability, and business ethics and social responsibility. 
  • Learning to apply business theories and principles in practical workplace situations.
  • Understanding the processes of problem-solving and analysis critical to developing innovative solutions to organizational challenges.
  • Developing effective oral and written business communication skills.
  • Increasing collaboration and teamwork skills.  
  • Understanding the principles of free enterprise and how they impact the management of businesses and organizations.
  • Understanding the global emphasis that is driving the world of business today.

Why Choose Campbell AOE for Your Management Degree?

The Adult and Online Education business management program provides you with a broad knowledge base in several core areas, across business disciplines. In addition, the program allows you to:

  • Customize your business management degree to your areas of interest, such as international business or leadership.
  • Learn with instructors who bring real-world professional experience and expertise across a variety of industries.
  • Leverage the flexibility of taking your business management degree online or at one of three campuses — in a program specifically designed for the needs of online and adult learners.
  • Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster.
  • Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes, allowing greater connection/interaction with your instructors.
  • Take advantage of Campbell University Career Services for career and job search resources.
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Management Degree Tracks - AOE

Campbell Adult and Online Education offers two options for earning a business management degree that fits your professional goals or previous coursework experience: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Management. Both options are available online or on campus.

Management Tracks

Locations: Online, Camp Lejeune, Fort Liberty, Raleigh

Credit Hours: 124

Explore the BBA Curriculum Plan

Locations: Online, Camp Lejeune, Fort Liberty, Raleigh

Credit Hours: 124

Explore the BAS Curriculum Plan


What is a BAS?

A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree builds on a student’s previously earned applied associate degree.

The Campbell AOE Management BAS program requires that a student 1) possess an earned Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Accounting or Business from a regionally accredited college or technical school, and 2) have completed a military service school that has a minimum of 10 semester hours of qualifying applied science credits recommended by American Council on Education (ACE). View full requirements & courses →

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The Management Curriculum

AOE are courses designed in eight-week accelerated terms to allow flexibility for adult learners. The AOE management curriculum introduces students to a broad range of subjects. Courses vary from semester to semester. Please consult the academic catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Courses You Will Take

  • Philosophy of Business
  • Business Law
  • Critical Thinking
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship Seminar
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Skills You Will Learn

  • Language and core ideas of business
  • Applying business principles to practical situations
  • Problem-solving
  • Oral presentation 
  • Business writing
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Ethical thinking
  • Global business awareness

Business Management Jobs

Business management is one of the most versatile degrees in terms of career opportunities. About 70% of our graduates go directly into the workforce or progress in existing careers, while an additional 30% pursue graduate education.

Banking is among the most popular career choices, but our graduates also work in accounting firms, government, private businesses both large and small, family businesses, education, and the public sector. Other career opportunities include:

  • Financial services 
  • Consulting
  • Sales and marketing
  • Human resources
  • Nonprofit management
  • Administrative services
  • Hospitality management
  • Real estate sales and management
  • Community services
  • Training and development

Getting Started in an AOE Business Management Program

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