Online Bachelor of Science in Management

Do more than explore the management field. Lead it.

Succeeding in business requires a sharp organizational and financial mindset, but to advance to the management level you need to build beyond those skills. The online Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business allows you to develop the specialized management strategies and skills that can help you build your business expertise and your career. At UAB we can help you do more than explore your management potential — we can help you reach it.

Management Program Highlights

  • 100% online degree program
  • Award-winning, student-oriented faculty members
  • 24/7 technical help desk
  • Collaborative networking opportunities
  • Transfer credits accepted
  • Scholarships available to qualified candidates

Why Choose a Bachelor’s in Management?

Learn the theory and practice of management

Study employment law and leadership strategies

Gain an understanding of organizational dynamics

Build your network of management professionals

You have the ambition —
now further your expertise.

A bachelor's in management can do more than earn you a place in the business world — it can help you lead. Our focused bachelor's in management degree can prepare you for tomorrow’s leadership roles in nearly any industry today. Management positions in nearly every industry require a minimum of a bachelor's in management for employment in addition to the organizational, communication, and leadership skills that top-ranked programs, such as UAB's online bachelor's in management, can help you develop.

Why Choose UAB’s Collat School of Business?

Your online management degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. We have garnered national and international respect for our rigorous academic standards and consistent record of growth and accomplishment. Our accolades include:

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UAB among the top 100 "Best Online Bachelor's Programs" and one of the nation's "Best National Universities" in its 2017 annual guide to America's Best Colleges.
  • The Princeton Review named UAB among the "Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity" for four consecutive years.
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business is accredited by AACSB and the SACS.
Our renowned business school is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. We create and share business knowledge that transforms our students’ lives through a relevant and robust curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement. We offer an engaging learning environment with classrooms extending well beyond the UAB campus walls. Our metropolitan location allows our faculty to build strong relationships with professionals from the state’s leading companies — from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups — and to integrate their practical experiences into our programs.

Industry Outlook and Career Opportunities

You have 2 million reasons to earn this degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 5.5 million individuals are employed in management roles today, and more jobs are expected. The future is bright for management hopefuls, as the field is projected to add more than 2 million jobs during the next 10 years because of growth and regular replacement needs. Your odds are good. A bachelor’s from UAB makes them better. What are some career options for our graduates? From management consultants to operations managers, a management degree can lead to many career paths with varied salaries. The salaries in this discipline range from an average of $60,550 to $124,870 depending on experience, education, and job title. At left are some common career paths for management professionals, along with average salaries according to the BLS.
Operations Managers

Average Annual Salary $96,430Named one of the highest-paying occupations in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and ranked No. 5 among "Best Business Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report, operations managers are tasked with hiring, contract negotiation, and budgeting, though duties vary by company.

Management Consultants

Average Annual Salary $78,600Efficiency is the goal for management consultants. They research profitable efficiency methods to reduce company costs and increase revenue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a faster than average growth rate of a staggering 19% for this profession.

Human Resources Manager

Average Annual Salary $99,720Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate administrative functions. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff, consult with top executives on strategic planning, and serve as a liaison between management and employees.

Purchasing Manager

Average Annual Salary $60,550By considering prices, quality, and availability, purchasing managers gather the materials necessary to create a product or provide a service. They must be aware of new industry trends, negotiate contracts, and evaluate suppliers to strike the best deal.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Average Annual Salary $124,870Ranked No. 3 among "Best Paying Management Jobs" by Forbes, architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies. They lead research and development teams, propose budgets, and determine staff, training, and equipment needs.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Earn Your Degree on Your Schedule

The Collat School of Business’ management degree offers a relevant and robust online curriculum that can help you develop the tools you need to launch your career in management. Our coursework covers relevant management theories and gives you the opportunity to apply that knowledge in practical, real-world situations.

Our 100% online management degree continuously evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s business, particularly by giving you the opportunity to focus on your interests and professional goals.

General Management

Our General Management concentration offers a broad-based study that can help you gain the technical, financial, communication, and personnel management skills necessary for success in the field. Courses include:

  • International Business Dynamics
  • Management Planning and Control
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management

General Management Core (18 credit hours)
IS 417 Introduction to Business Intelligence — 3 credit hours
MG 401 Organization Behavior — 3 credit hours
MG 409 Human Resource Management — 3 credit hours
MG 413 Employment Law — 3 credit hours
MG 417 Project Management — 3 credit hours
MG 425 Leadership — 3 credit hours
General Management Capstone (12 credit hours)
MG 412 Employee Selection and Development — 3 credit hours
MG 415 International Business Dynamics — 3 credit hours
MG 416 Supply Chain Management — 3 credit hours
BUS 450 Strategic Management — 3 credit hours

Want to learn more?
Explore our online bachelor’s in management degree course descriptions.

The help you need to get the career you want

We provide many tools to help jumpstart your successful career, starting with Career & Professional Development Services. This service provides resume, interviewing, and job search tips to aid you on your path to employment, as well as networking and professional experience opportunities.

Career & Professional Development Services also gives you access to DragonTrail Jobs, an online career management site for students, alumni, and employers nationwide. Career & Professional Development Services has the tools and tips to help you reach your employment goals.

FAQs

What should I look for in an online program?

We recommend students pursuing online undergraduate or graduate degrees consider programs with extensive experience delivering online learning, professional accreditation (AACSB), a dedicated full-time faculty, a high level of student satisfaction, and a low student attrition rate. UAB’s online management degree offers you all of these advantages, providing the benefits of a traditional university education with the convenience and flexibility afforded by the use of advanced technology.

Why is accreditation important?

It’s important to entrust your education to an academic institution recognized for professional excellence and tested for quality assurance. Since 1982, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business has maintained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a seal of excellence afforded to only 176 universities worldwide for undergraduate and graduate business degree programs.

Do I earn the same degree that on-campus students earn?

Yes, the University of Alabama at Birmingham awards the same accredited management degrees regardless of the delivery method.

Does the diploma say "online"?

Your bachelor’s in management diploma will not distinguish that you are a distance student in our online program. Students can be confident that UAB’s standards of excellence are the same for on-campus and online management degree programs. Online students, if they wish, attend the same graduation ceremony as on-campus students.

How long will it take to earn my Bachelor of Science in Management degree?

Students can complete their bachelor’s in management in as few as 4 years. Completion of the entire management degree is contingent upon individual student general education course completion and transfer credit evaluation.

Can I transfer credit hours earned at another institution to UAB?

Yes, UAB accepts transfer credits from other institutions. For more information, please complete the form above to download a brochure or to speak with an advisor.

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