Associates Degree in Business Management

Online Business Degree



The Business Management associates degree program from Concordia University Online provides personalized, one-on-one instruction from current industry professionals. Learn essential disciplines like accounting, economics, finance, and management – preparing you with a survey in all facets of business, and the insight to lead in today’s competitive corporate environment. Learn how to develop your own business plan and take charge of your career using today’s most cutting edge strategies from an ethical and Christian perspective. Our Business Management program is ranked one of the Top Online Business Management Degrees by

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Goals / Objectives

  • Mastery of current software for designing and managing business projects
  • Ability to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a project’s lifecycle
  • Understanding of essential organizational strategies involving the parent, suppliers, and sub-suppliers in domestic and global environments
  • Practical knowledge of marketing tools, market segmentation, research analysis in decision-making, media and promotion, budgeting, and evaluation
  • Understanding of management as applied to small businesses
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive and viable business plan
  • Knowledge of the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives, such as capital, debt, securitization, and government subsidized options

Career Outlook

  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Any position within a company which utilizes organizational, planning, and leadership skill.

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Business Management

*Starred courses fulfill core requirements inside the major

Student Success Strategies (AL 107) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STUDENT SUCCESS STRATEGIES engages students in cultivating the abilities necessary for academic and professional success, including study and research skills, learning styles, use of technology, and critical thinking skills.
* Speech Communication (AL 234*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

SPEECH COMMUNICATION focuses on oral communication between the speaker and audience. The ability to speak with confidence is developed through a variety of speaking experiences. This course combines the theory of public speaking with practical experience in delivering informative, persuasive and inspirational speeches. Emphasis is placed on the ability to give and receive feedback of a critical nature. No duplication with AL 100 Public Communication.
*College Writing (AL 204*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

COLLEGE WRITING provides a variety of challenging writing tasks addressing a number of vital ideas and issues. Through critical reading and discussion of essays written by influential thinkers such as Niccolo Machiavelli, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Virginia Woolf, students learn to write thoughtful, logical, creative essays. Students develop editing, critical thinking, peer evaluation and research skills. One research paper is required. Prerequisite: AL 108 or acceptable assessment score.
Heritage of Faith (AL 159*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HERITAGE OF FAITH examines the faith stance of various biblical personalities as well as various literary forms used by biblical authors to enable the student to read the Bible with a more profound grasp of its message as well as a deeper appreciation of its role in the literature of the Western world.
Statistical Methods (AL 169) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STATISTICAL METHODS studies the terminology, methodology, and body of knowledge in statistics. Topics such as means, median, variation, probabilities, correlation and regression will be covered in this module. Prerequisite: AL 122 or AL 109 or acceptable test score.
Critical Thinking & Creativity (AL 356*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVITY applies logical reasoning and critical thinking to reading and writing processes. The course includes divergent thinking and ways of developing creative ability and considers both “left brain” and “right brain” processes. Doing is as important as understanding. Therefore, exercises and practical applications involving analysis of arguments and supporting ideas, as well as opening to creativity are included. Students complete the activities by weighing, judging, and evaluating qualitatively.
Organizational Management Principles (AL 272) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES engages students in the art and science of management within an organization. The four functions of management, organizing, leading, planning and controlling, are considered in light of individual, group and organizational dynamics. Not open to students who have taken AL 352 Organizational Behavior or AL 358 Principles of Management.
Marketing Management (AL 366EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MARKETING MANAGEMENT focuses on the role of Marketing within an organization from the manager’s perspective. Students gain an understanding of buyer behavior, evaluation of the marketplace, marketing research, and new product development Students complete a marketing plan on an actual organization.
Human Resource Management (AL 359) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT examines the principles, methods, and procedures in human resource management, including: staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labor/management relations, planning, employee development, health, safety and security, and equal opportunity issues. This is a survey course, which may serve as the foundation for further study in the Human Resource Management, major, minor or certificate programs. There are no pre-requisites.
Macroeconomics (AL 347EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MACROECONOMICS provides a foundation in the principles of macroeconomics as applied to the overall economy, both domestic and global. It covers fiscal policy, monetary policy, classical and Keynesian economic models, national income accounting, and the relationship between inflation and unemployment. It also reviews supply and demand relationships among goods, services, and labor.
Global Dimensions in Business (AL 367EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Global Dimensions in Business focuses on international trade theory, marketing, the interaction of foreign businesses, politics, and intercultural communication and business protocol. Students appreciate the importance of understanding cultural differences in working with others with different cultural backgrounds.
Phil of Values & Ethics (AL 368EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

PHILOSOPHY OF VALUES AND ETHICS provides the student the opportunity to explore philosophical approaches to ethics in the business organizational context. Personal and corporate ethical dilemmas are examined in reading, classroom, and online discussion, and reflective papers from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders. Students examine their own approach to ethical decisions and recognize the impact of Christian principles in their own behavior and attitudes.
Accounting (AL 365) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ACCOUNTING is a broad overview course that includes comprehensive instruction in basic accounting principles, with an emphasis on accounting as a necessary tool in the control and management of business. The application of management policies and practices required for effective planning and controlling of resources is considered. Prerequisite: AL 096 or acceptable assessment score.
Business Policy (AL 371 / 371EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Business Policy requires knowledge of all functional business areas. The course considers strategic management including management decision-making, using the case-study approach. Students apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a management context and demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills.
Integrative Project: The Business Plan (AL 474 / 474EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Integrative Project: The Business Plan is the capstone course in the Business Management major. Students demonstrate the acquisition of the program-level student learning outcomes through the creation of a business plan which includes financials, human resources, marketing and operations components.

Additional Core Requirements

1 Social Science Course (3 credits)

Civilization and World Views: History () - Credits: 3
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Civilization and World Views: Literature () - Credits: 3
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Christian Doctrine () - Credits: 3
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Culture & Civilization Literature (ENG 103) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CIVILIZATIONS & WORLDVIEWS: LITERATURE provides practice and experience in reading and analyzing three primary genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to enjoy and appreciate a wide spectrum of literature, with an understanding of how best to undertake various types of critical analyses of a work.
Mathematics () - Credits: 3
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Creative Arts () - Credits: 3
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Language () - Credits: 3
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Physical Development () - Credits: 2
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Lab Science () - Credits: 3
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Theology Elective () - Credits: 3
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