Program Overview

Black Hills State University offers an Online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with Management Specialization. The program provides a well-rounded exposure to accounting, marketing, finance, economics, business law, and information systems.

All organizations, including public and private, need qualified management professionals.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Management opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities in a global profession.  Learning to manage people and the company’s resources may be one of the most important skills in business. By acquiring analytical problem solving skills, leadership techniques, resource management skills, and personnel development expertise, graduates will be in the position to assume entry-level professional employment in management.

Students are required to complete 120 credit hours, 36 of which must be 300-400 level courses. Students will take 24 credit hours of Pre-Business Core courses. These courses include Principles of Accounting I, Principles of Accounting II, Quantitative Decision Analysis, Managerial Communications, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Introduction to Statistics, and Advanced Computer Applications. Students will also need to take 33 credit hours of business core courses. These include economics electives, Business Finance, Business Statistics II, Legal Environment of Business, Organization and Management, Marketing, International Business, Production/Operations Management, Business Ethics, Business Policy and Strategy, and Management Information Systems. The Specialization in Management will require students to take 18 credit hours with courses including Managerial Accounting, Business Law, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, and Human Resource Management. Students will also chose three credit hours from courses including Small Business Management, Advertising, Retail Management, Consumer Behavior, Managerial Economics, Compensation Management, and Tourism Management. Lastly, students will need to complete 34 credit hours of general education courses.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Black Hills State University is a four-year, public institution of higher education, located on a 123-acre campus in Spearfish, South Dakota. Founded in 1883 when South Dakota was still a territory, the university opened as Dakota Territorial Normal School. Through the twentieth century, the school continued to evolve and expand educational opportunities, and in the 1990s, officially became recognized as Black Hills State University. The twenty-first century’s vision of BHSU is to “be recognized as an innovative, high-quality University in the Black Hills region, the state, the nation, and the world,” and the university is committed to: scholarship; student-centeredness; educational excellence and lifelong learning; integrity; inclusiveness; and innovation and change.

    Students attending Black Hills can pursue undergraduate fields of study, including associate’s and bachelor's degrees, in business, technology, behavioral sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, arts, humanities, and education. Graduate programs offer master’s and certificate options in fields, such as business administration, education, and leadership. Along with a wide range of individual online courses, Black Hills State University supports online master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and endorsements. Through BHSU Educational Outreach, students can access distance education resources and support.


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