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management studies bachelors degree

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  • All classes taken online
  • 30-credit entry requirement

Critical Thinking for Contemporary Managers

Skilled managers who coordinate team efforts and fuel workplace morale are essential to organizations of all kinds and sizes. Being a good manager, however, requires more than just a will to lead. Excellent communication skills, fluency with technology, and insight into an organization’s financial and strategic underpinnings are all part of a successful manager’s toolkit.

Norwich’s online Bachelor of Science in Management Studies program helps prepare working adults in the public, private, and military sectors for mid- to high-level management positions. Designed for students who have at least 30 credit hours of prior college coursework or equivalent military training, the program builds on students’ work experience through relevant courses that emphasize general management theories and practices as well as leadership, communication, and technology skills.

Students in the management studies program can specialize in one of two concentrations: human resource management or leadership studies. Concentration courses add a layer of specificity to what students learn in their core courses, developing their capacity to navigate management challenges in a particular sector or work environment.

The culminating experience for all BSMS students is the capstone course. In this course, students conceptualize and execute a major project that applies their holistic understanding of management principles and best practices in the context of their concentration area. Capstone projects can range from a research study of a leadership problem to a strategic plan for implementing a new work initiative.

The Norwich Advantage

  • Earn credits for your experience toward your degree for prior education and career/military training.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week.
  • With two concentrations to choose from, you can tailor your coursework based on your current or desired career track.
  • Because the management studies program is geared toward working adults, you can use your professional experience as a foundation for what you’re learning in your courses.
  • Norwich University is a recognized leader in online education. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked Norwich’s online bachelor’s degree programs among the best online programs nationwide.

Career Preparation

You already have valuable work experience and demonstrated leadership potential. By earning a bachelor’s degree in management studies from Norwich University, you can validate and build on that experience to become eligible for mid- to high-level management positions in the private, public, and military sectors. You can also use your bachelor’s degree as a building block toward earning a master’s degree.

How to Get Started

Norwich is committed to helping you reach your academic and career goals. Whether you have questions about applying to the online Bachelor of Science in Management Studies program, managing your time as a working adult and student, or getting the right books and materials, we can help. All you have to do is contact us.

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