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Business Management Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.)

National Louis University's Bachelor of Science in Management prepares students for the next step in their careers, giving them a foundation in business principles, as well as an understanding of management, leadership, marketing, strategy and organizational dynamics. We offer the bachelor’s in business management at our Chicago and Florida locations and online.

Choose NLU for a business management bachelor's in Chicago if you:

  • Want to learn sound management methods and evidence-based theories to manage people, organizations and information
  • Would like to transfer in coursework completed at other colleges and graduate quickly
  • Are interested in incorporating business case studies and projects to hone analytical thinking skills and prepare to work in a complex organization
  • Are looking for a flexible degree program schedule that allows you to study in online, on-campus or blended formats
  • Value the opportunity for team-based learning and developing personal business networks
  • Management and leadership theories that can be applied to your work setting and lead to a deeper understanding of business
  • Identification and analysis of financial, economic and operational data to make better decisions and pinpoint strategic organizational opportunities
  • Broad principles such as strategy, marketing and organizational development that can help enhance your career
  • Critical thinking, responsible business practices, ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Oral presentation and writing skills, communication skills, business savvy and polish

The online business management degree program at NLU is an option for those who would like to complete the entire Bachelor of Science in Management program through computer-based classes, lectures and interactive communications. If you are a business management major in Chicago or elsewhere, our online program gives you the power to study when it's most convenient for you — anywhere, anytime. The curriculum parallels the traditional Bachelor of Science in Management, so you study the same concepts as you would on campus.


Our competitive global economy is presenting new opportunities for students with business degrees. Today’s companies are looking for graduates with both a broad understanding of business as well as an established professional identity. A business degree prepares you for a range of careers. Some of the career options for business degree students include:

  • Project manager
  • Sales manager
  • Advertising manager
  • Insurance sales
  • Human resource manager
  • Entrepreneurial ventures

The Bachelor of Science in Management program is intended for students in all phases of their professional career and undergraduate studies. Students with extensive prior coursework and/or an associate degree can complete the Bachelor of Science in Management in as little as 18 months.

The Bachelor of Science in Management is distinguished by its flexibility, relevance and focus. Students may pursue their degrees online or face-to-face in our classrooms — or they may choose a combination of on-campus and online courses. Our curriculum is application-oriented, drawing upon real-world examples and the experiences of our students. Focused on developing managers and supervisors who can lead and innovate, motivate and negotiate, NLU’s curriculum reinforces the need to establish positive, productive relationships in the workplace. Our faculty — the majority of whom have practical business and nonprofit experience — are focused on you and your success.

Plus, the Bachelor of Science in Management program is professionally accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).


On-site, Online and Blended Format Options

The Bachelor of Science in Management program is offered at our Illinois locations, on-site at NLU's Tampa, FL center, and online. Florida residents who choose the online business management degree format will join a diverse community of learners from Chicago and across the nation.

For more information about enrolling at any of our locations, including Florida, connect with an Enrollment Specialist or Apply for Free today.

The undergraduate Management degree program is a solid 180 quarter hours in length and, depending upon your prior college work and experience, may include general education coursework, courses in business support areas, elective coursework and coursework in the major. The curriculum is designed to meet you where you are in your college journey. Working with an academic adviser, students engage the curriculum at a point that reflects their preparation and readiness.

General education courses: NLU requires 60 credits of general education courses distributed over the following areas: communications, humanities, fine arts, quantitative reasoning, physical and life sciences, social sciences and behavioral science. In addition to college courses, students may complete general education requirements through credit by portfolio, credit by examination (CLEP or DANTES), or credit by proficiency.

Bachelor of Science in Management major courses: As you move into the 54-credit core program, you'll engage in a time-tested business curriculum with a focus on management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, communication, information systems, legal and ethical principles, project management and strategic management.

Elective courses: Most students will have the opportunity to take some elective coursework during their program of study.


All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements, as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at

Get more information today about enrolling in NLU's Bachelor of Science in Management program. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).


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