Associate - Business Management

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Are you seeking an opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of business practices and managerial techniques? If so, then Herzing University's Associate of Science in Business Management program could provide the education you need to reach this professional goal. Continue reading to find out more about this associate's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Herzing University's Associate of Science in Business Management program offers introductory courses in various business principles and disciplines combined with diverse general education studies. In core courses, you will have the opportunity to study management functions and challenges, business technologies, legal and ethical issues in business, marketing processes and strategies, leadership theories, and project management. You could also learn about accounting cycles, financial statement preparation, budgeting and cash flow, and business economics. You will also choose between an internship in an actual business environment or the completion of a written and oral paper covering a business topic. This program is available online or at select campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills and have a desire to work in a corporate setting. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

As a student of Herzing University's Associate of Science in Business Management program, you will be required to earn a total of 62 credits. This credit total represents 30 credits in required core courses, 24 credits in the general education curriculum, two credits in personal and professional development, and three credits each in open electives and an internship or research project.

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
AC 107 Accounting I
AC 220 Finance
BU 106 Introduction to Management
BU 204 The Digital Firm and Business Communications
BU 206 Business Law I
BU 220 Principles of Marketing
BU 302 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BU 345 Project Management
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 121 Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Internship or Research Project

Course CodeCourse Title
BU 265

BU 270
Internship
OR
Research Project

General Education Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
VariesChoose one semester credit hour in Information Literacy
VariesChoose three semester credit hours in English Composition
VariesChoose three semester credit hours in Speech
VariesChoose four semester credit hours in Computer Applications
VariesChoose four semester credit hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or above)
VariesChoose three semester credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
VariesChoose three semester credit hours in Natural Science or Humanities with a Critical Thinking Focus
VariesChoose three semester credit hours in General Education Electives

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 214 AS/AAS/BS/Diploma Internship Preparation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Associate of Science in Business Management program, you might apply what you have learned to various entry-level positions in nearly any type of business. You could pursue clerical or assistant opportunities in human resources, operations, accounting, finance, marketing, or corporate communications. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Human Resources Representative

Advanced Degrees

Once you have earned the Associate of Science in Business Management from Herzing University, you could be prepared to continue your studies in a four-year degree program. A bachelor's degree might help you explore more advanced employment opportunities in the business field. Examples of degrees you could seek include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management