online Bachelor of Arts for Management Leaders

American Public University offers the Bachelor of Arts in Management for working professionals seeking advanced comprehension of the latest management principles used to optimize organizational effectiveness, to build high-performance workforces and supporting systems, and to deliver on results. Nationally recognized by the Sloan Consortium for best practices in online education, American Public University is a leader in providing working adults career-relevant education entirely at a distance. This flexibility, combined with American Public University's affordable tuition, attracts management professionals from public, government, and nonprofit sectors worldwide.

This interdisciplinary management curriculum is designed to meet the relevant career needs of professionals in the field and prepares them for advanced or related degrees in the overall management discipline. The program challenges students to advance their interpersonal, managerial, human resource, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills which are commonly utilized in real-world practice. Students learn to effectively assess and evaluate management practices in any type and size of organization.

In addition to its versatile applications, the online Bachelor of Arts in Management degree offers popular concentrations. For example, students have the option to specialize their degree in Human Resource Management, which was designed to fully align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR curriculum guidelines. Every course is taught by expert practitioners. Many professors are leaders in the management or business industry and American Public University consults with industry advisory councils to verify that the program reflects emerging trends and current market needs. Students connect with a global and supportive learning community and many are actively involved with affiliated organizations such as SHRM, Golden Key International Honor Society, and more.

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • General
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Retail Management
     

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Undergraduate $270 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $350 per credit hour $325/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. If you're taking an undergrad course for credit, textbooks and ebooks are included at no cost. This can save you about $1,200/year if you’re enrolled full time, according to the College Board 2017-2018 Trends in College Pricing.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers and their spouses/dependents, Guard members, Reservists, and veterans receive a tuition grant. We also waive technology fees for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve servicemembers using military tuition assistance (TA).
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Heidi Boe Meinhart
M.S., Sports Management

American Public University exceeded all of my expectations. The resources they provided me made me confident I could achieve my degree.

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Martin Lawson
B.A., Transportation & Logistics Mgmt.

American Public University has opened my eyes to a whole new world of learning that I didn't even know existed.

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Jennifer Deater
B.A., Hospitality Management

American Public University was the answer for us. The online format, the courses – everything was a fit for what we needed.

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