Business Management

Business Management Degree

If you’re looking to explore a career in business management and want to increase your earning potential, Penn Foster College's online Business Management Degree can help you take the next steps toward the job you want. Through flexible coursework, you'll build fundamental industry knowledge on your schedule, from home.

  • College-level courses cover foundational business skills such as marketing, human resources, and finance that are transferrable across various industries.
  • Can prepare students for jobs such as operations manager, human resources generalist, account manager, and more.
  • Furthering your education can increase your earning potential.
  • College courses recommended by ACE Credit.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to solve for important accounting principles and concepts by creating four common types of financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flows.
  2. How to effectively write for business needs including memos, emails, outlines, reports and proposals, marketing materials, and more.
  3. How to describe the elements of human resource management, including labor considerations, regulation, and management of workflow.
  4. How to apply strategies to be competitive in the marketplace, hire talent, diversify, and manage ethical and social responsibilities.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Business Management Career Outcomes

Job you could pursue after graduation include:

Market Research Analysts







Human Resources Specialist







Penn Foster's online Bachelor's in Business Management Degree can help students prepare for business-focused jobs in retail, marketing, finance, human resources, and more.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Please review state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements, which vary from state to state.

Business Management Degree Curriculum

  • 8 semesters
  • 120 credits
  • 64 exams (semester one)

Estimated completion time per semester:

  • Fast track = 2 months
  • Average time = 5 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times per semester are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from November 2020 - October 2021, excluding withdrawals.

Our online Business Management Degree courses cover the fundamental industry knowledge that can help you develop the skills to work in a variety of roles from marketing to human resources. Your online business courses include:

  • Business and Technical Writing
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Finance

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Business Management Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Business Management Bachelor's Degree Program can help prepare you to take the first steps toward a job in a variety of businesses. This program has helped recent graduates find new jobs or start their own businesses while learning at their own pace. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Kimberly Q.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

"I am truly grateful for Penn Foster and the education that this school provides. I have excelled in my career and education since being a student here."

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Business Management Degree Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our Bachelor's Degree in Business Management Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans and get started today!

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Our Proven Business Management Learning Model

Empower students to reach their professional goals


  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Webinars and discussion boards


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Dedicated Learner Center


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Business Management Degree FAQs

Where can I work with a bachelor’s degree in business management?

Graduates with a business management bachelor’s degree can find rewarding work in a variety of industries and settings, from retail to manufacturing. In any business, those with a business management degree can find entry-level positions in marketing, finance, and even human resources, among others. With a degree in business management, there’s also an opportunity for growth. Paired with some experience, you can take your career to several different industries and roles, depending on your goals.

What is the average salary for someone with a bachelor’s in business management?

Generally, the higher the level of education you achieve the higher your earning potential can go. Standard salary can vary based on the role, your experience, the company you work for, or the area you live in. There are many career options for a graduate with a bachelor’s in business management, here some examples of occupations and the potential national average annual salary a graduate might earn:

How long does it take to earn a B.S. in business management?

An online business management degree with Penn Foster College is self-paced, with no set start dates or deadlines. However, on average, most students complete the business management program in a period of four years.

Why should I study business management?

Business management skills are relevant to most industries and positions, whether you’re working in a creative role, a hospitality role, or something entirely different. From leadership skills to general education courses, those studying the subject can be considered well-rounded job applicants for a variety of positions.

Do credits from the associate degree transfer to the bachelor’s of business management degree?

Yes, they can! If you complete your Penn Foster online Business Management Associate Degree and want to further your education with a bachelor’s, your completed coursework can be evaluated into the Penn Foster eight-semester degree program so you don’t need to repeat any courses.