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Online Management Curriculum

Online Management Degree Curriculum

This program is offered online only with no in-person requirements

Classes run for 7 weeks and you can complete the degree at a full-time or part-time pace–whichever works with your schedule.

  • Degree Requirements

    The below Online Management Degree curriculum shows the courses required for the program. In addition, certain University Foundations courses are required to earn a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. These foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework, or will be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State. Download a printable view of the degree requirements.

    Course NumberTitleCredits
    BUSMGT 300Orientation1
    BUSMGT 304Design Thinking3
    BUSMGT 306Professional Communication for Managers3
    BUSMGT 315Foundations of Management3
    BUSMGT 317Managing Human Resources3
    BUSMGT 320Marketing3
    BUSMGT 322Negotiation and Conflict Management3
    BUSMGT 325International Business Management3
    BUSMGT 342Strategic Tools3
    BUSMGT 344Business Intelligence and Analytics3
    BUSMGT 347Law for Managers3
    BUSMGT 360Leadership and High Performing Teams3
    BUSMGT 364Business Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability3
    BUSMGT 368Operations Management3
    BUSMGT 420Managing Innovation and Change3
    BUSMGT 422Finance for Managers3
    BUSMGT 425Capstone3
    Sub-total49
    Additional academic credits and foundational courses71
    Total semester credits required for a bachelor's degree from Boise State120

    University Foundations Courses

    These University Foundations courses may be met through transfer coursework, or they may be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State. They are required, in addition to the Online Management Degree curriculum noted above, in order to earn your bachelor’s degree.

    University Foundations Required for a Bachelor’s Degree

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    FW ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing3
    FW ENGL 102Introduction to College Writing and Research3
    UF 100Foundations of Intellectual Life3
    UF 200Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
    FM*Mathematics course3-4
    FN*Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course with lab4
    FN*Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
    FA*Arts course3
    FH*Humanities course3-4
    FS Econ 201Principles of Macroeconomics3
    FS*Social Sciences course in a second field3
    *Foundation Discipline (FD) courses are part of the Boise State University Foundations program. For more details and a list of available courses, see Online University Foundations Courses.
  • Course Descriptions

    BUSMGT 300 Orientation
    Introduces students to the BBA Management program and the fundamentals of online learning. Includes a self-paced foundation or refresher in basic quantitative skills, financial accounting, microeconomics, statistics, and spreadsheets.

    BUSMGT 304 Design Thinking
    Introduces hands-on, technique-based training in the process of creating new, market-viable products and services. Focuses on disruptive thinking, reconstructing market boundaries, ethnographic research, and needs-based product positioning strategies. A mini business plan is developed using a collaborative, structured innovation process.

    BUSMGT 306 Professional Communication for Managers
    Provides opportunities to enhance skills in delivering clear, concise, and compelling messages through written and oral communication. This includes meetings and persuasive formal presentations. Students will also develop proficiency in the use of digital media for presentation, collaboration, and interpersonal interaction.
    PREREQ: ENGL 102

    BUSMGT 315 Foundations Of Management
    Introduces critical management skills involved in planning, structuring, leading, and controlling in an organization. Emphasizes the analysis and understanding of human behavior in organizations, including teamwork, motivation leadership, power and communication. Additional topics include strategic and operational planning, decision making, and designing adaptive organizations.

    BUSMGT 317 Managing Human Resources
    Introduces the major human resource management functions: planning and recruitment, selection and placement, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee and labor relations, and health, safety, and security.

    BUSMGT 320 Marketing
    Introduces the methods of identifying and interpreting the wants and needs of people, and selecting which of those the organization will satisfy through a proper mix of product, price, promotion, and place.

    BUSMGT 322 Negotiation and Conflict Management
    Examines negotiation planning, processes, third-party interventions, and conflict management techniques applied in interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, and community settings. Introduces and applies skill development through discussion forums and negotiation role plays.

    BUSMGT 325 International Business Management
    Examines international business practices, as well as the influence of culture and ethics within the context of the global business environment. Addresses decisions about strategy and entry into overseas markets. Explores functional areas including marketing, finance, and human resource management.

    BUSMGT 342 Strategic Tools
    Examines frameworks and tools used by managers for the strategic analysis and assessment of their competitive environments. Emphasizes developing a working knowledge of application and interpretation of frameworks, tools, and techniques.

    BUSMGT 347 Law for Managers
    Introduces future managers to the major legal issues involved in the business environment. Emphasizes the implication of these legal issues for business decision-making. Covers legal reasoning and the legal system, agency and business associations, torts, contracts and sales, intellectual property, employment law, and product liability.

    BUSMGT 344 Business Intelligence and Information Technology
    Examines information technology resources such as database systems, enterprise systems, and networks explained in their role of supporting decision makers. Emphasizes a hands-on-experience in a team project for developing and using business intelligence.

    BUSMGT 360 Leadership and High Performing Teams
    Develops an understanding of leadership concepts and principles. Emphasizes leadership skills and the ability to facilitate work in high-performing teams. Coursework includes applied learning within a business development context.

    BUSMGT 364 Business Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability
    Explores the role of business in a global society. Includes ethical reasoning and decision-making, business responsibility in social and environmental contexts, and best practices in sustainability.

    BUSMGT 368 Operations and Project Management
    Explores the concepts and tools used in the management of organizational operations and projects. On an organizational level, this includes the core operations in manufacturing and service firms. On a project level, this includes skills and tools used in any project to improve the ability to manage the project successfully.

    BUSMGT 420 Managing Innovation and Change
    Provides techniques for driving innovation and implementing ensuing business changes into an organization. Explores the role of managers and organizational design in balancing current operations with innovation during the change process.

    BUSMGT 422 Finance for Managers
    Examines the major topics related to financial management of a business, including investment, debt and equity financing, and cash distribution. Study will focus on interpreting the output of the accounting system rather than on details of statement preparation.

    BUSMGT 425 Capstone
    Develops analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills in situations dealing with complex organizations, with the ultimate objective of formulating policies and strategies, both domestic and worldwide. Builds upon and integrates the knowledge and methods acquired throughout the program to examine all functional areas of the organization.

    For complete course descriptions, please refer to Boise State’s online course catalog.

  • Full-time Sample Schedule

    The sample schedule below is a general guide of when courses can be completed. You will work closely with your academic advisor to arrange your degree plan after you are admitted to the program and complete new student orientation. Download sample full time schedule (pdf)

    Semester - CreditsCourses
    First Semester - 13 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 300 (1 cr)
    BUSMGT 315 (3 cr)
    BUSMGT 306 (3 cr)
    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 304 (3 cr)
    BUSMGT 317 (3 cr)
    Second Semester - 12 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 320 (3 cr)
    BUSMGT 322 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 325 (3 cr)
    Elective (3 cr)
    Third Semester - 12 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 342 (3 cr)
    BUSMGT 347 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 344 (3 cr)
    Elective (3 cr)
    Fourth Semester - 12 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 360 (3 cr)
    BUSMGT 368 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 364 (3 cr)
    Elective (3 cr)
    Fifth Semester - 12 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 420 (3 cr)
    BUSMGT 422 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 425 (3 cr)
    Elective (3 cr)
  • Part-time Sample Schedule

    The sample schedule below is a general guide of when courses can be completed. You will work closely with your academic advisor to arrange your degree plan after you are admitted to the program and complete new student orientation. Download sample part time schedule (pdf)

    Semester - CreditsCourses
    First Semester - 7 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 300 (1 cr)
    BUSMGT 315 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 304 (3 cr)
    Second Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 306 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 317 (3 cr)
    Third Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 342 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 344 (3 cr)
    Fourth Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 360 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 364 (3 cr)
    Fifth Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 320 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 325 (3 cr)
    Sixth Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 347 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    Elective (3 cr)
    Seventh Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 368 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    Elective (3 cr)
    Eighth Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 322 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    Elective (3 cr)
    Ninth Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 420 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    Elective (3 cr)
    Tenth Semester - 6 credits1st 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 422 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    BUSMGT 425 Capstone (3 cr)




schedule

Be aware of the time commitment

Before deciding on a part- or full-time schedule ask yourself:

  • How much time do I have each week to devote to studying?
  • What other obligations currently require my time?

See our time commitment guide to estimate study times. Questions? Contact us!


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“The online learning format coupled with your style and support makes class a lot of fun…It’s a good platform for the rest of my degree and real world business application.”

– Student, Design Thinking and Strategy

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(208) 426-5921
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