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Bachelor of Business Administration – Management

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Become a Leader in Organizational Operations and Resource Management

Become an assertive, knowledgeable leader in a hyper-competitive global market. EKU’s 100% online bachelor of business administration in management provides students with the knowledge and skillsets necessary to effectively manage organizational operations and resources. Through engaging, high quality coursework students are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s organizations. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions as effective team leaders and are poised to move quickly into upper management.

Career Outlook

Employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031.

— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Common Job Titles for Business Graduates

A degree in business can open the door to a wide variety of career options across the industry spectrum.

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Job Titles Include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Business Unit Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

 

Where Have EKU Business Graduates Worked?

EKU business graduates work in a variety of fields and positions.

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Employers Include:

  • Elite Dental Partners
  • Saver Group
  • Capital Insurance Group (CIG)
  • Hightower Advisors

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  • Creating/Updating Your Resume and Cover Letter
  • Interviewing Tips and Coaching
  • Career Documents Review
  • Job Search

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Benefits
Minors & Certifications
Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills for today’s business environment through a personalized and tailored degree in management.

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Two professional student organizations, Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Free textbooks through EKU BookSmart
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members and their spouses
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
Minors & Certifications

Minors & Certificates can be difficult to complete with this program.  If you wish to explore this option, please work directly with your program advisor.

Curriculum

Rooted in both theory and practical applications, our accredited online program blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as human resource management, management science, organization theory, and organization behavior.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate with a bachelor degree, including 42 upper-division credits.

View the Management BBA program degree requirements:

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 90 hours of credit from accredited institutions. Please note that a minimum of 30 credit hours in this degree program must be completed at Eastern Kentucky University.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to EKU for appropriate articulation. Learn more about transferring to EKU.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog

MGT 320 – Human Resource Management (3)
Survey of principles and practices in the areas of human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations, safety and health, equal employment opportunity, and personnel research.

BUS 303 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (3)
This course provides a survey of the principles and practices involved in leading and managing people in organizations. Topics include management, leadership, motivation, conflict management, organizational culture, teams, and ethics. Human Resource topics include onboarding, training, development, staffing, performance management, and compensation.

MGT 400 – Organization Theory (3)
Principles of organization design as they relate to goals and strategy formulation, environmental conditions, technology, job design, control systems, and decision making.

MGT 480 – Organization Behavior (3)
Determinants and consequences of behavior in business organizations are analyzed in the contemporary language of administrative social systems and models. Interdependence of economic, social, and behavioral factors is emphasized.

Enrollment

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Kaitlin Kirkpatrick

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Kirkpatrick for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs.

Contact Info:
859-622-7626
Kaitlin.Kirkpatrick@eku.edu

Application Deadlines

 

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

 

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Big E Central (Financial Aid & Student Account Services): 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345

Student Success

I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.

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Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate

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