Program Goals and Outcomes

Business management bachelor's degree goals and outcomes

Our online Business Management Bachelor's Degree can help prepare students to work in a variety of positions in marketing, finance, human resources, and more. Graduates of Penn Foster's Business Management Associate Degree can transfer relevant courses and credits toward the bachelor's program.

Business Management

Bachelor's Degree 36-48 mo As low as $59/mo
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Program Goal

To prepare students for professional opportunities in management by providing a thorough background in the functional areas of modern business, such as human resources, finance/accounting, administration, marketing, and operations. Students will obtain skills they can apply immediately in the business workplace and the professional practices and benefits of general education required for lifelong personal growth in today's global economy. In addition, this program provides a foundation for further studies.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills
  • Demonstrate computer and information literacy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas and the need for collaboration among the different functions
  • Discuss the management function and application to the business organization and develop problem solving-skills needed for management
  • Discuss the steps of the accounting cycle and utilize financial document information as a management tool to plan and track the financial status of a business
  • Discuss the factors affecting marketing plans to promote the business’s products or services through an understanding of marketing principles, consumer buying habits, and advertising strategies
  • Discuss and apply ethical and legal standards to the business environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of economic and financial markets and apply financial and economic principles to business decisions
  • Discuss the human resources function as it relates to the business environment
  • Analyze and evaluate the main structural features of a business or industry and develop strategies to position a firm attractively in the business environment
  • Discuss the theories, influences, cultural forces, labor factors, and methods of successfully entering international markets
  • Discuss the scientific method and approach to a variety of research methods likely to be useful to supporting successful decision making in business

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