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Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management strives to transform students into thoughtful, knowledgeable, ethical, and forward-thinking leaders ready to tackle the latest organizational challenge—whether that’s growing a business from the ground up or directing a large, diverse team toward a new goal.

With a flexible, 100% online format that’s ideal for working adults seeking to finish their bachelor’s degree or add a new credential, this program builds upon MVNU’s traditional business curriculum and faith-based worldview with advanced coursework focused on team leading, interpersonal relations, and improving organizational efficiency.

Named one of the Top 3 Best Online Business Programs in 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online, the standalone online BBA curriculum introduces broad business concepts and all of the interconnected, functional roles within an organization. This foundation sets students on a path toward achieving organizational goals, conducting themselves personally and professionally with integrity, and understanding the global issues facing businesses today. In the process, the curriculum focuses on improving students’ research, critical thinking, written, and verbal communication skills, effectively preparing them to lead in corporate, government, non-profit, and ministry environments.

The Management major—one of four possible extended majors for the online BBA degree—elaborates on many of the principles introduced in the traditional business curriculum, with the goal of preparing students for management and leadership positions in the workforce. Along with grounding students in business ethics and best practices, the Management major anticipates the ever-evolving marketplace, covering topics like new venture creation, project management, advanced business law, and operations management. The result delivers a comprehensive view of functional business concepts and organizational behavior that can be applied across small business, entrepreneurial, and corporate settings.

Management Degree Highlights

A Management degree, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, can help you gain a better understanding of people and processes. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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Tuition & Cost

$398 per credit hour**

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Program Length

26 months*

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Total Credit Hours


*Based on students beginning the program with 56 transferable credit hours and only needing the program-specific classes. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.

**30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.

Management Curriculum

Courses you might take

BBA 101

Operations Management

To provide thorough familiarization with the many theories and techniques of operations management as they apply to accomplishing objectives in all types of business operations and many other walks of life, but especially to manufacturing and service operations.

BBA 201

New Venture Creation

This course examines creativity and the process of entrepreneurship, including the generation of potential business opportunities, evaluation of venture potential, development of a new venture team and an entrepreneurial organization, startup, growth, and harvest strategies for entrepreneurial ventures, and marketing of new ventures.

BBA 301

Strategic Planning

A capstone that involves an examination of the development, implementation, and formulation of business strategy and policy, and stresses the need for awareness of and accommodation to change in the company's internal and external environments. Special emphasis is given to integrating decisions in business with the Christian faith.

Curriculum stats/highlights

Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of general education, all requirements for the major, and 39 upper division credit hours. Many courses fulfill more than one requirement so most majors can be completed within the 120 credit hour minimum.

Students may be able fulfill their general education or elective class requirements by transferring previously earned undergraduate credits or applying Prior Learning credits gained through job or military training. In these cases, students may be able to complete this online degree in management in as few as 21 months.

Additional Courses

BBA 102 Credit Hours
Student Success Strategies 1
Spreadsheets for Leaders 3
Management and Leadership Techniques 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Business Accounting 3
Business Marketing 3
Business Statistics 3
Business Finance 3
Global Perspectives in Business 3
Business Ethics and Law 3
Managing Human Resources 3
Strategic Planning 3
Organizational Communication 3
New Venture Creation 3
Operations Management 3
Project Management 3
Advanced Business Law 3
Total BBA in Management Core Hours 55

All BBA students, regardless of their extended major, must start with Personal Development and Research Skills before progressing through the rest of the list, and should end with Strategic Planning. A 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA must be maintained throughout all BBA in Management Core courses, with no grade lower than “C-” earned. Students who receive a Core course grade lower than “C-” must repeat the class until earning a “C-” or higher.

In line with many professionals’ long-term goals, MVNU offers BBA students the option of earning dual-graduate credit. A way to kickstart a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree while fulfilling the BBA’s upper division coursework requirement, students who have achieved a certain GPA may take up to six (6) 6000-level business credit hours. Find out more about how dual-graduate credit works.



Compounding to the 40 credit hours of traditional business coursework, the Management major adds an additional fifteen (15) credit hours geared toward improving corporate responsibility, interpersonal and departmental communication, and behavioral and ethical issues:






How much will a Management Degree cost?

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Management Careers

This online degree in business management opens the door to multiple career pathways, which, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, will remain steady or experience some growth between now and 2028.

With a Management degree, you can begin an exciting career as an:

  • Management Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
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