Program Overview

Metropolitan State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Management degree for students who are interested in a career involving the application of leadership to motivate and direct members of a business to achieve the goals of the business. These individuals are responsible for communicating the aims of the company and understanding how to direct employees to act and work to meet those goals. Managers have the responsibility for directing the employees to maximize their capability and inspire leadership in others to help increase the productivity and prosperity of the company.

The student will focus on a curriculum which involves developing their leadership potential as well as training in the management aspects of most businesses and organizations. Those classes include college algebra, statistics, financial accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial accounting, management principles and practices, organizational behavior, marketing principles, principles of management information systems, financial management, case studies in strategic management, human resources management, strategic frameworks, staffing organizations, employee development and training, compensation management, and employee benefits management.      

Students will prepare in this program for entry-level and start-up level positions in management in business, nonprofit, and government organizations. Through completion of the program, they will have demonstrated the qualities necessary to act as managers in most fields.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate understanding of the functional areas of organizations and the responsibilities of managers who do their jobs effectively, to demonstrate an understanding of multiculturalism and diversity as a reflection of the impact of globalization in business, to demonstrate understanding of external influences that affect businesses, and to demonstrate the responsibility necessary for management decision making.

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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

    Metropolitan State University is a four-year public school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Metro State was founded in 1971 as a college for working adults and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The school operates on the semester system.

    Metropolitan State University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Metro State offers undergraduate degrees and graduate programs. Schools at Metro State include:

    • College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
    • College of Individualized Studies
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Management
    • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • College of Sciences
    • School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
    • School of Urban Education

    The Center for Online Learning (COL) partners with faculty and staff to design and support excellent teaching and learning experiences in online programs and courses to fulfill the academic goals of a diverse population of students. Students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees and certificates, mostly from the College of Management.


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