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Advance as a Manager in Your Field

The Bachelor of Arts in Management degree program is specifically designed for anyone seeking a broad management background focusing on the organizational and human dimension of the field. This program will teach you the basic knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a manager in your field.

Courses are offered in an online or on-campus format. This program is one of the top-ranked online bachelor’s programs in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.


Throughout the Bachelor of Arts in Management program at CityU, you’ll develop a broad understanding of what makes organizations work, how to build successful teams, how to be a strong leader, and how to communicate in the business world. The program includes 50 core credits that focus on solving business problems from a manager’s perspective.

You will have the option to take courses online or on-site. Students with sufficient transferable credits and applicable real-world experience can graduate with a BA in Management in as little as one year.

With 40 upper-division electives, you will create your own focus area through elective coursework and study topics within or outside the School of Management.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Bachelor of Arts in Management program, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply leadership theories to the work environment
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Critically analyze a variety of business problems and create effective, ethical solutions
  • Find, evaluate, and use information to support professional and organizational development
  • Gain a broad foundational knowledge of the many facets of management, including marketing, human resources, and project management
  • Participate in productive and diverse teams

Required Credits (180 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Management is designed for students who want to grow their career in business and management. The curriculum is developed and taught by professionals who have several years of experience in finance, accounting, project management, marketing, supply chain management, human resources, leadership, and other areas.

Lower-Division Requirements

College Composition: 5 credits
College Mathematics: 5 credits (This program requires MATH 107 or higher.)
Humanities: 15 credits
Social Science: 15 credits
Natural Science/Mathematics: 15 credits

Upper-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Management Core (50 Credits)

BC 301 Critical Thinking (5)

BC 306 Ethics and Leadership (5)

BSC 407 The Effective Organization (5)

BSM 304 Organizational Communications (5)

BSM 414 International Management (5)

HR 405 Strategic Management of Human Resources (5)

MG 360 Financial Fundamentals for Managers (5)

MG 495 Management Strategy (5)

MK 300 Principles of Marketing (5)

PM 401 Introduction to Project Management (5)

Upper-Division Electives (40 Credits)

Choose 40 credits of upper-division undergraduate level elective coursework from other fields or disciplines including business, psychology, communications, information systems, and general education. Elective courses are offered in multiple formats including the performance-based model. Contact an admissions advisor for the current list of available courses.


Specialized Study Courses (40 Credits)

Choose 40 credits of upper-division undergraduate level specialized study courses. These courses must be approved by the Program Director.

With such a wide scope of academic coverage, the BA in Management will prepare you for a variety of professional outcomes. Skilled managers are needed in every type of organization. With a BA in Management, you will be prepared to pursue a career as:

  • Team lead
  • Franchise owner
  • Retail manager
  • Supervisor
  • Corporate management consultant

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.