The Business Management major at The University of Akron College of Business is designed to provide adult learners with a degree that is inclusive of prior learning, offers great flexibility in terms of course/program content, and allows them to complete their business degree in a highly flexible online environment.
“I made the choice to attend the College of Business because I have a very hectic life and work schedule, and the University of Akron offers a completely online Bachelor of Business Management degree. I specifically chose to pursue a degree in Business Management because I want to be a part of making businesses better. I have been a part of the hourly workforce for over a decade and believe that having experience on the floor and understanding the business from the ground up is vital for making better business decisions. Although having an all-online curriculum has its challenges, the university staff has made the transition as smooth as possible including transferring my previous credits. I couldn't be happier with my decision.”
SAMMIE JO FUNK
Business Management Major, Fall 2023
EXPLORE OUR MAJOR
Earning an Undergraduate Degree in our Business Management major will consist of at least 120 credit hours. Here are a few of the classes you would be taking:
- Human Resource Management
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Foundations of Personal Finance
- Supply Chain Logistics Planning
- Professional Selling
Check out the full curriculum here: Business Management, B.B.A.
The program is geared toward working adults who are currently in a role that does not require a degree but who have developed the functional expertise to take on a managerial role. Here are a few possible career paths you can choose to go into as a Business Management major:
- Operations Manager
- Financial Advisor
- Business Analyst
- Account Manager
- Project Manager
This program maximizes flexibility for adult learners who have developed expertise on the job through the nationally recognized DSST program. DSST helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of more than 30 exams in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities.
POSSIBLE FUTURE EMPLOYERS
National, regional, and local companies, as well as Fortune 500 companies and government entities, actively recruit our students. Employers speak of our program as one of the leading programs in the region. Some of the companies our graduates have chosen to work for are:
- J.M. Smucker Co.
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and more than 270 business professionals who work together to provide students with extraordinary opportunities – internships, professional development, global experiences, entrepreneurship, leadership, and more.
Students are provided strong support to get ready for the job market through the programs and opportunities provided by the College’s Professional Development Center and Universities Career Services.
THE AKRON ADVANTAGE
The University of Akron, College of Business has prepared a curriculum to respond to the industry's needs for business professionals.
Our faculty are highly credentialed and dedicated to providing an excellent learning experience for all our students. Classes are taught by experienced full-time faculty, not graduate assistants. Some of our full-time faculty are a few highly qualified business professionals who teach courses on a part-time basis.
The College of Business is one of only 188 business schools among thousands worldwide to hold dual accreditation from the AACSB.
The College of Business distributed nearly $5.3 million in scholarships to business students in 2019-2020. Receive more information on our scholarships on our scholarship page.
The Department of Management at The University of Akron consists of faculty with a rich history of business education and close relationships with the professional community.
Dr. Erin Makarius is an Associate Professor of Management and the Chair of the Management Department. While her teaching interests include human resources, organizational behavior, leadership, and managing people, her research focuses on boundary spanning in the form of work-life as well as international and organizational boundaries, with particular emphasis on the role of social networks and reputation in these processes.
Learn more about our Faculty from the College of Business on our Faculty Page.