Business Management Associates Degree


Program Description

Brighton College’s Associate of Science in Business Management degree will prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and sound business principles to pursue an entry-level position in a variety of business fields. As a graduate, you may seek positions in such industries as retail, insurance, finance, technology, telecommunications, banking, sales, service and many others.

Who Should Enroll in the Business Management Degree Program?

Whether you are currently employed and are looking for advancement or seeking a new career path, the Business Management degree will help you achieve your goals. Are you an employer who wants your managers to further their education, increase their skill level and become more productive in your business? Earning an associate degree in Business Management will open doors to so many opportunities.

What Business Principles and Concepts Will I Learn?

The following are just a few of the concepts you will learn in our Business Management associate degree program:

  • How to apply basic economic, finance, and accounting principles to organizational environments
  • Recognize human resource concepts and activities in organizational environments
  • Define the various tasks and responsibilities of managers in organizations
  • Identify the types of businesses and the laws and regulations on business
  • Define and apply marketing and distribution principles used in business
  • Identify and use the appropriate technology in business
  • Many other principles and concepts vital to any business manager

Job Assistance

We understand that finding a position after completing your Business Management degree is the ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and prepare for your next step. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.

Course Outline

The following courses are included in the Business Management program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Business Management degree program has a total of 60 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Business Management Core Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
BUS 100 Skills for Success 3 Credit Hours
ACC 114 Accounting I 3 Credit Hours
BUS 201 Introduction to Business 3 Credit Hours
BUS 202 Principles of Management 3 Credit Hours
MKT 120 Marketing and Distribution Principles 3 Credit Hours
BUS 203 Human Resource Management 3 Credit Hours
ECO 210 Microeconomics 3 Credit Hours
ECO 220 Macroeconomics 3 Credit Hours
BST 200 Business Statistics 3 Credit Hours
BIS 204 Business Information Systems 3 Credit Hours

Business Management General Education Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 101 Business English 3 Credit Hours
COM 102 Business Communications 4 Credit Hours
MTH 101 Principles of Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
PSY 201 Introduction To Psychology 3 Credit Hours
HST 200 American History I 3 Credit Hours
HST 201 American History II 3 Credit Hours

Business Management Specialty Career Focus Courses

You will also select 12 credit hours of electives in the area of your focus. You can find a list of courses to choose from in our current school catalog or call our office at 1-800-354-1254.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau Labor Statistics, employment of business managers with associate’s degrees is projected to grow anywhere from 5 to 24 percent from 2014-2024, depending on the industry in which employment is held.

Employment Opportunities

You could find business management opportunities in the following settings:

  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Foodservice
  • Hospitality
  • Property/Real Estate
  • Sales
  • Community service
  • Healthcare


The median annual wage for managers with an associate’s degree was approximately $48,690 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,780, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,010.

Most managers work full time. Managers in some industries will often work long shifts, and some of these managers work more than 40 hours per week, while others may work traditional business hours. Those who oversee multiple locations of a chain or franchise may be called in on short notice, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Food Service Managers, on the Internet at (visited March 03, 2017).

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Lodging Managers, on the Internet at (visited March 02, 2017).

Tuition & Fees

The total price for The Paralegal Institute Associate Degree in Business Management program is $10,950.

Total Tuition $9,000
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $950
Total Sales Price $10,950

Payment Options

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $10,450. Save $500!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veterans benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Career Services

Specialized Career Course

As you complete your program, you will have the option to take a Career Exploration course that focuses on career information and prepares you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships.

Personalized Resume Building

You can submit your resume through our online resume center. Our career placement coordinators will provide one-on-one consultations with you and personally review your resume.

One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance

You will learn how to build and design effective cover letters and follow-up letters. In addition, we will show specific examples.

Interview Preparation

You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Proctored Exams

All associate degree students are required to take two proctored exams through an online proctoring service, ProctorU, as required in specific courses. Proctored exams are open-book and only course material, course resources, and personal notes may be used. Students may not use Google or any other online search options to locate answers during proctored exams. A webcam is required to complete proctored tests. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis and alternate courses will be established upon enrollment as warranted. For students who do not have access to a webcam, they may check with the local library, community centers, and recreational centers for availability. Active duty and deployed service members may request proctoring through a military education officer or test control officer. If necessary, a proctored exam may be done in person with a non-affiliated individual such as an administrator, librarian, counselor, or human resource personnel. In-person proctored exams require approval from the Student Services Manager prior to taking the exam.

Last updated Mar 2018

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Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best ed ... Read More

Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best educational experience and ensuring your ultimate success. Read less