Online Degrees


Business Management Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 100% Online

Business Management Online Degree Program Overview

ECPI has ranked on the annual Best for Vets survey by Military Times for 8 years in a row.Like any other professional, businesspeople have to be nimble, ready to change course based on new trends and economic realities. And they have to move fast because technology is changing the pace of business. In fact, it’s no understatement to say that the two are inextricably linked. That makes ECPI University Online an ideal place to earn your business degree.

ECPI University traces its roots to the dawn of modern technology, being among the first to offer classes in computer programming.

We understand how technology influences business, and how to prepare graduates for the inevitable waves of change yet to come. Our online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program is fast-paced and multifaceted. It’s designed to develop your knowledge in such areas as marketing, sales, financial management, personnel, research, and strategic planning. Specific curriculum includes classes in:

  • Management, entrepreneurship, search engine marketing, and accounting with a focus on international business
  • Statistical Process Control (Six Sigma Techniques) and project management
  • Project-based coursework to prepare you for the workplace market - both as manager and as entrepreneur

Blending theory with application, you will be tasked with project-based coursework and developing marketing plans. You can also gain experience through two required workplace externships. Some of this will be team-based., and even though you aren’t in a physical classroom together, ECPI University’s online learning platform and project management software allows you to interact and collaborate with your fellow students even if they are halfway across the world.

At ECPI University Online, you can also complete your degree much faster. Through our year-round, accelerated program, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management in as little as 2.5 years.

Program Description

ECPI University’s Online Business Administration Degree curriculum is based on sound business fundamentals, with each facet of the program designed to create graduates who can adapt to the ever-changing global economy. Critical areas of emphasis include:

  • Application of management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • Critical thinking and analysis of business factors including operations management, technology, and globalization
  • Detailed implementation of ethical standards as required by business management professionals
  • Change management - fundamental to today's business world
  • Effective oral and written business communication
  • Environmental knowledge and experience necessary to strategically plan with respect to decisions at different layers of management
  • An understanding of global and technological business processes and management leadership
  • Effective use of information literacy in the management field
Possible Career Track

With an online business administration degree, you will be qualified for entry level management positions in diverse areas such as education, manufacturing, or government. After completion of this program, students could apply for a management position in fields such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • E-commerce
  • Banking
  • Information Systems
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Services
  • Government

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS222Ethics in Business 3
BUS298Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314Marketing Management 3
BUS321Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331Management Information Systems 3
BUS350Financial Management 3
BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology 3


6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR191Career Orientation 1
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS108Office Applications 2

Concentration Requirements

Business Management

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
Managerial Accounting for Managers
Accounting for Business Decisions
BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
BUS224Change Management 3
BUS225Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS227Operations Management 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS436International Business 3
BUS440Global Marketing 3
BUS472Applied Project Management 3
BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
Various Electives 19

Business Management Electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS226Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS316Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 1
BUS345e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS409Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership 3
BUS443Staffing and Workforce Diversity 3
BUS463Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a 1
BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b 1
BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c 1
BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS150Networking I 3
CIS223Database I 3
CIS282Web Interface Design 3
SOC100Introduction to Sociology 3
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Describe business principles and competencies as applied to local and global environments.
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative accounting and financial problems, using appropriate tools and technology.
  • Create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.

The Business Management concentration emphasizes application of business theory and principle in managing in a technically and economically dynamic world. As technology advances, businesses must continue adaptive change in order to sustain competitive advantage. Our program is designed to create managers and business-oriented personnel who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply management skills in business leadership roles.

Click above to experience an actual online class in real time.