What is Business Management? And Why It May Be a Great Career Choice.

What is Business Management?

Business management is the coordination and organization of business activities. Business managers oversee operations and help employees reach their top productivity levels. A business manager may also supervise or train new employees, help a business reach their operational and financial objectives.

Online Education for Aspiring Leaders and Managers

“The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity … out of discord, harmony … and out of difficulty, opportunity.”

This great quote from the legendary big-thinker Albert Einstein captures the essence of leadership so well. Without leaders, our world can seem complex, combative and frustrating. Today’s workplaces need leaders, too, to set the right direction and foster the positive culture that companies need to survive and thrive.

If leading people is something you believe in your heart that you’re good at — or if you would like to acquire these skills — studying management theories and best practices will develop the leader in you.

Every Organization Needs Leaders

Not everyone can be a leader or manager at work, and many people don’t want the responsibilities of overseeing employees and processes. Fortunately, others feel called to work in management roles and want to make a meaningful impact on their teams and their employers.

Some managers go through company training to learn the skills they need. Others who are new to management “learn by doing,” having to figure things out as they go. Some entry-level managers start the job with formal management education under their belts, which helps them be more confident in their supervisory roles.

Associate Degree in Business Management

If a rewarding career in management is on your life’s bucket list, here’s something that can help you conquer that goal: Get a degree in business management.

University of Cincinnati Online offers an Associate of Business Management Technology (BMTN) degree program that’s focused, flexible and designed for today’s modern student.

Our BMTN program prepares you to move into an entry-level supervisory or management position in a wide variety of business settings, with a format that allows you to:

  • Study part- or full-time. If you attend full-time, you’ll get your associate degree in two years. Your time in the program will move quickly, and you’ll have your degree before you know it.
  • Earn a degree online. 100% of the courses are offered online, and there are no campus visits required — a big time-saver for you.
  • Learn on your own schedule. If you want to study on weeknights or prefer the weekend, the program gives you the flexibility you need to balance your studies with work and family obligations.
  • Get the support you need. Our program is 100% engineered for your success. You learn from experienced educators and get access to helpful tools and technical support. We pair you with a Student Success Coordinator who’s with you from enrollment to graduation — they’ll be your biggest champion.
Business Management Curriculum

Our program curriculum is expertly designed to help you excel in the business world. You’ll complete a minimum of 60 credit hours to graduate, studying subjects that include Entrepreneurship, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Marketing, Personal Selling and Sales Management and Fundamentals of Human Resources.

Completing UC Online’s business management degree equips you with skills that are highly sought after by employers, such as:

  • Effectively communicating in a business setting
  • Analyzing scenarios and drawing suitable conclusions
  • Demonstrating effective team management skills
  • Executing the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling
  • Using critical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions based on accepted business principles
Managers Are in Demand Today

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects employment in management occupations to grow five percent between now and 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. With a projected 505,000 new positions opening up, the opportunities for you to work in management is broad.

You likely know this from past work/life experiences but working as a manager or supervisor doesn’t limit you to one type of company or industry. Every type of workplace needs leaders. That’s the exciting thing about setting your sights on a management career — the opportunities are almost endless!

If you do some research online, you’ll see a variety of entry-level manager positions, including jobs like these:

  • Assistant store manager
  • Sales support manager
  • Assistant office manager
  • Customer relationship manager
  • Shift manager

People who work in management typically earn higher salaries than the employees they supervise. What you can make as a manager is dependent on several factors — for example, the employer’s preferred compensation for its managers, the company’s industry and financial strength and your professional background and education.

Ready to Grow Your Management Expertise?

If a career in management sounds exciting to you, you’ll want to get the best education from a reputable school. You’ll be happy to know that the University of Cincinnati has a rich, proud heritage of education that goes back 200 years — and more than 20 years of experience in the online education space. In fact, TheBestSchools.org ranks us as #1 in Ohio and #16 nationally as an online college leader.

Our UCO staff is ready to answer your questions about the Associate of Business Management Technology program. You can connect online with an advisor, or call our associate degree specialists’ team at 833-556-7877.

We look forward to helping you manage and lead!

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