Develop a strong foundation in business theory and practice to prepare for leadership positions in a range of fields. We offer optional specializations in Accounting, Marketing, or Not-for-Profit Management within this major.
Master the full range of key business functions as you prepare for a leadership role in private, public, or not-for-profit organizations. Through coursework and interactive assignments that link theory and practice, this fully online bachelor's degree completion program is designed to help you:
Courses are offered online in eight-week sessions, with six start terms per year. You'll interact with faculty and peers through online discussion
boards and email, offering the ability to complete coursework on a schedule that is convenient for you.
Our flexible program of study allows you
to explore areas of special interest. We offer three optional specializations in this program.
Even if you do not opt to specialize, you can pursue your interests by taking elective courses in management or in other subjects. Management electives include topics such as Business Law, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Negotiation, and Human Resources Management.
Accounting specialists are essential to
the success of any business, as they provide the planning, control, and
evaluation to improve financial operations. Develop the skills for
recording financial transactions, maintaining accounting records, and
Explore the processes that influence competitive advantage, buyer behavior, and the
creation of new markets in the global economy. Learn about marketing
strategies, the role of technology in shaping consumer perceptions, and
the value of research in this field.
Focus on managing
not-for-profit organizations in a range of fields, from economic
development to social services. Explore the managerial,
organization, human resources, and legal issues of nonprofits and learn how to evaluate organizational effectiveness.
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You may apply up to 90 transfer credits toward a degree.
Select core courses must be taken at Lesley University.
"What a fabulous adult education school! When I went back to Lesley, I hadn't been in school for many years and was worried that I'd feel out of place. Lesley was the perfect place to go! Their adult learning population is vast, and I felt very comfortable – not to mention that I learned so much! I would recommend it highly."
— Cynthia Freedman, Bachelor of Science in Management
Students learn the basic concepts needed to analyze the financial status of an organization, and learn to use financial analysis for managerial decisions. Students learn how to develop and use basic accounting tools, starting with the creation of balance sheets and income statements to the eventual development of a complete accounting system. Additional course topics include revenues and monetary assets, inventories and cost of sales, depreciation, working capital, consolidated statements, and useful ratios for financial analysis.
Students explore the relationship among culture, politics, and economics, and their influence on American firms doing business in international markets. The course focuses on the process of globalization, and offers alternative perspectives on the complex issues that impact organizations engaged in business abroad. Topics include emerging views of consumer behavior; organizational adaptation to cultural mores; and ethical issues that firms and individuals must recognize and respond to in order to live and work in international communities. It is recommended that students have some knowledge of management and/or economics.
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