B.S. in Management
National Louis University's Bachelor of Science in Management prepares students for the next step in their careers, giving them a foundation in business principles, as well as an understanding of management, leadership, marketing, strategy and organizational dynamics.
Consider getting your management degree at NLU if you:
- Want to develop skills and credentials in the management of people, organizations and information
- Are interested in completing your degree online or on campus
- Are looking for a flexible, accommodating degree program schedule
Why NLU for Business
The Bachelor of Science in Management program is intended for students in all phases of their undergraduate business education. Beginning undergraduates may complete the accelerated program leading to their undergraduate degree in four years or less. Students with extensive prior coursework can complete the Bachelor of Science in Management in as little as 18 months.
NLU's management degree is distinguished by its flexibility, relevance and focus. Students may pursue their degrees online or face-to-face in our classrooms—or they may choose a combination of on-campus and online courses. Our curriculum is applications-oriented, drawing upon real world examples including the experiences of our students. Focused on developing managers and supervisors who can lead and innovate, motivate and negotiate, NLU's curriculum reinforces the need to establish positive, productive relationships in the workplace. Our faculty—the majority of whom have practical business experience—are focused on you and your success.
Plus, the management degree program is professionally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
What You Will Learn
- Managerial theories and concepts that can be applied to your work setting and lead to a deeper understanding of business
- Broad business principles such as strategy, marketing and organizational development that can help enhance your career
- Critical thinking, responsible business practices and problem-solving skills
- Oral presentation and writing skills, communication skills, business savvy and polish
Our competitive global economy is presenting new opportunities for students with business degrees. Today's companies are looking for graduates with both a broad understanding of business as well as an established professional identity. A business degree prepares you for a range of careers. Some of the career options for business degree students include:
- Business Consultant
- Project Manager
- Sales Manager
- Advertising Manager
- Insurance Sales
- Human Resource Manager
- Entrepreneurial Ventures
Bachelor of Science in Management Four-Year Delivery Program Requirements
The management degree program is a solid 180 quarter hours in length and, depending upon your prior college work and experience, may include general education coursework, courses in business support areas, elective coursework and coursework in the major. The curriculum is designed to meet you where you are in your college journey. Working with an academic adviser, students engage the curriculum at a point that reflects their preparation and readiness.
General education courses: NLU requires 60 credits of general education courses distributed over the following areas: communications, humanities, fine arts, quantitative reasoning, physical and life sciences, social sciences and behavioral science. In addition to college courses, students may complete general education requirements through credit by portfolio, credit by examination (CLEP or DANTES), or credit by proficiency.
Business support courses: In order to prepare for your major program of study, business students typically take coursework in accounting, economics, computer applications, information systems and finance.
Elective courses: Most students will have the opportunity to take some elective coursework during their program of study.
Bachelor of Science in Management major courses: As you move into the 51 credit core program, you'll engage in a time-tested business curriculum with a focus on management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, communication, information systems, legal and ethical principles, project management and strategic management.
All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline