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Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Business professionals are found in a variety of settings in virtually every sector of the economy. To make sound business decisions, you need a broad-based background — from finance and marketing to human resources and business communications. Through the Business Management program, you’ll be prepared with the skills you need for a career in business with the basics in human resources, strategy, management, marketing, and international business.

What You'll Learn

Do you have a mind for business? Through the Business Management program, you’ll learn to think like a business manager. You’ll be equipped with personal leadership skills and an understanding of management ethics and best practices. You’ll possess the tools needed to enter the business world or a graduate program to further develop and strengthen your skills as a business professional.

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The Business Management program at Beacon provides many interesting classes that will help me in my future career. The teachers are helpful, supportive, and make each class engaging!

— Jenna Burke

The things I enjoy most about the Business Management program are the professors and the experiential way of learning that will lead to my success in my future endeavors. I love how the Business Management program provides students with a look into many aspects of the business environment and prepares us to confidently take on a management role in various industries.

— AJ Evdokimo

Sample Courses

Introduction to Business

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles and functions of business. Business will be studied as part of a total social, political, and economic environment. The various functional areas of business will be discussed: economic systems, forms of business ownership, small business, management, human relations, marketing, accounting, finance, stock market, and business law.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course examines the stages of the entrepreneurial process, the characteristics of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, the approaches they use to create, identify, and evaluate opportunities and prospects for new ventures, and the skills that are needed to start, manage, and sustain new ventures.

Business Communications

The study and practice of the kinds of internal and external forms of business communications. Practice in researching, writing, and editing letters, memos, reports, promotions, product descriptions, and/or proposals. Includes oral presentations and relevant ethical issues.


This course focuses on franchising as a form of entrepreneurship. Topics include determining the success rates of franchisors and franchisees, the advantages and disadvantages of franchising, the process of franchising a business idea, and the process of selecting and working with a franchisor.

Human Resource Management

Studies the relationship between management and employees. Principles of dealing with the human factor to maximize the individual’s fulfillment and the productive efficiency of the firm through sound procurement. Development and utilization of the firm’s employees with an introduction to labor-management relations. Includes an overview of the legal implications of human resources upon business.

International Business and Management

Students examine the environment and operations of international business and management. Topics include the globalization of management, strategic planning for multinational, global, and transnational organizations, multinational structure, foreign subsidiary coordination and control, and special issues concerning expatriate employees.

Entrepreneurial Finance

This course examines all aspects of financing an entrepreneurial venture. Students will be introduced to the mechanisms by which entrepreneurs maintain proper financial records and controls, make budgetary decisions, price products and services, make provisions for the payment of taxes and loans, and determine profitability/financial sustainability.

Business Law

Designed to acquaint the student with the common practical laws as applied to ordinary business procedures. Review of basic legal concepts including contract law, business transactions, and related terminology.

Field Experience and Internships

Business Management majors are required to complete 80 hours of experiential learning and internships. The knowledge, skills, and experience you gain — in the classroom and through internships — will boost your resume and your confidence with real-world work experience. Recent internship experiences include opportunities at Dell Technologies, Disney World, and Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Career Opportunities

Students with a B.S. in Business Management can immediately begin working in the field or continue to graduate school for advanced study.

  • Sales managers
  • Retail managers
  • Management analyst
  • Project managers
  • Sales representative
  • Human resources assistant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business program manager
  • Recruiter
  • Small business owner
  • Marketing coordinator
  • International business manager

Business Management Minor

A minor in Business Management provides students with the groundwork for incorporating leadership skills into various organizations through knowledge of business basics such as human resources, marketing, and international business. The minor is an excellent complement to a degree in Computer Information Systems or Studio Arts.

Associate of Science in Business Management

The Associate of Science degree in Business Management provides students with an educational foundation before entering the workforce, pursuing further study, or beginning professional training. The program requires the completion of a total of 61 credits, with 18 credits in the major.

Learn More About Business Management

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