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Columbia College Bachelor's in Management

Develop management skills at Columbia College

Management is a good choice for highly motivated students who want to eventually lead teams and organizations. You’ll learn management theories and skills that can be applied to any type of public, private and non-profit organization.

Students in the management major will learn to 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 study human resources, organizational behavior and diversity, as well as operations and business project management. Additionally, you can opt to delve deeper into specific management areas.

You’ll also hone your critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills through a liberal arts education.

Opportunities to study:

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

Prepare to lead projects and teams

Every organization needs managers to provide leadership and strategic direction. The Columbia College management program prepares students to work and advance within professional business careers. In addition to management and organizational leadership, you will graduate with an understanding of business basics such as finance, human resources and marketing.

Management positions vary, however be prepared to plan, direct and coordinate services and supervise activities.

Employment of management occupations is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some possible paths include:

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

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dr. Ken Akers

"Greater engagement with work strongly relates to commitment to the organization, positive citizenship behaviors, reduced intentions to quit, increased productivity, and the ever-important job satisfaction."

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 69 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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