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Management Degree


Learn to lead and direct

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Develop management skills at Columbia College

Employ key management concepts useful to create value in organizations with the application of critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In addition to foundational business practices, you’ll learn about human resources, organizational behavior and diversity, as well as operations and business project management. Additionally, you can opt to delve deeper in public administration and policy, marketing, leadership concepts and small business management.

You’ll study:

  • Business information systems
  • Business law
  • Principles of management
  • Human resource management
  • Diversity in organizations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Operations management
  • Business project management

Degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Management

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • IL - Freeport
    • IL - Great Lakes
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - St. Louis
    • OK - Fort Sill
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • TX - Mesquite
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
  • Bachelor of Science in Management

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • GA - Fort Stewart
    • GA - Hunter Army Airfield
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • IL - Freeport
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - St. Louis
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • TX - Mesquite
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
  • Management Certificate

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • AE - Guantanamo Bay
    • AL - Redstone Arsenal
    • CA - Lemoore
    • CA - Los Alamitos
    • CA - San Luis Obispo
    • CO - Denver
    • FL - Jacksonville
    • FL - NAS Jacksonville
    • FL - Orlando
    • IL - Crystal Lake
    • IL - Elgin
    • IL - Freeport
    • IL - Great Lakes
    • IL - Lake County/Great Lakes
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Fort Leonard Wood
    • MO - Jefferson City
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - Rolla
    • MO - Springfield
    • MO - St. Louis
    • MO - Waynesville
    • TX - Fort Worth
    • UT - Salt Lake
    • WA - NS Everett - Marysville
    • WA - Whidbey Island

Prepare to lead projects and teams

The management program prepares students for entry into professional business careers and graduate studies. You’ll have the knowledge and skill sets to successfully compete in a highly competitive global economy. Graduate with critical thinking and problem solving skills and high-demand practical tools.

You’ll be prepared to work for and advance your career in a variety of settings.

7%

Employment growth

707k

New jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, BLS.gov/OOH

Some possible paths include:

  • Banking
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Operations management
  • Retail sales management

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.


Small classes

Michael Cross teaching students in class.

Columbia College students benefit from small, personalized classes. Professors are experts and leaders in their respective industries and communities..


Facilities

Night class from outside of business building.

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.


"“Columbia College has provided me a great deal of support, from the professors who became great mentors to the confidence gained from real-world business exposures. Without Columbia College, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
— Corbin Umstattd ’12, Bachelor of Science in Management


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