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Program Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful business manager in Ashland University’s Business Management program. Learn how to form effective teams, manage resources and understand the conceptual frameworks required to operate a business. Plus, enjoy the flexibility to delve more deeply into your own interests so you’ll be ready to achieve your personal career goals.


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Learning Experiences

Along with learning the foundational skills you need to be an effective business manager, you can tailor your curriculum to focus on your interests. For example, you could specialize in learning more about human resource management. Whatever you choose, you can look forward to: 

  • Small classes in which you get individual attention from your professors 
  • Learning from interdisciplinary faculty with real-world experience in business, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Participating in student organizations (link to Business Management Studies Page) to expand your knowledge and network
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How to Know If This Major Is Right Major for You

This program is ideal for anyone who:

  • Usually winds up leading the group In a team or collaborative effort
  • Is energized and excited by competing
  • Likes to set goals and map the steps to achieve them
  • Is interested in managing people
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Graduate Outcomes

Sample Curriculum

Some of the managerial skills and knowledge you will acquire in your classes include: 

  • Problem-solving strategies 
  • Resource management strategies
  • How to give persuasive presentations 
  • The fundamentals of motivating and influencing others
  • How to form teams that operate collaboratively and perform effectively
  • Ethical principles and moral issues you will likely confront

View the Academic Catalog for complete degree requirements.