Brighton College’s Associate of Science in Business Management degree will prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and sound business principles to pursue an entry level position in a variety of business fields. As a graduate, you may seek positions in such industries as retail, insurance, finance, technology, telecommunications, banking, sales, service and many others.

This program is not accepting any enrollments at this time.

Program Overview

Who Should Enroll in the Business Management Degree Program?

Whether you are currently employed and are looking for advancement or seeking a new career path, the Business Management degree will help you achieve your goals. Are you an employer who wants your managers to further their education, increase their skill level and become more productive in your business? Earning an associate degree in Business Management will open doors to so many opportunities.

What Business Principles and Concepts Will I Learn?

The following are just a few of the concepts you will learn in our Business Management associate degree program:

  • How to apply basic economic, finance, and accounting principles to organizational environments
  • Recognize human resource concepts and activities in organizational environments
  • Define the various tasks and responsibilities of managers in organizations
  • Identify the types of businesses and the laws and regulations on business
  • Define and apply marketing and distribution principles used in business
  • Identify and use the appropriate technology in business
  • Many other principles and concepts vital to any business manager

Job Assistance

We understand that finding a position after completing your Business Management degree is the ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and prepare for your next step. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.

Course Outline

The following courses are included in the Business Management program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Business Management degree program has a total of 60 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Business Management Core Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
BUS100 Skills for Success 3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to strengthen students’ study skills and help them to learn effective strategies to increase performance and success in college. Students learn how to use their learning styles to tailor their approach to learning, process information more efficiently, manage time effectively, set goals, increase concentration, increase motivation, reduce stress and procrastination, read college textbooks more effectively, take notes, prepare for tests, and perform well on different kinds of tests.
ACC114 Accounting I 3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on financial accounting and reporting. Topics covered include accounting terminology and concepts, analyzing transactions, the double-entry framework, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, depreciation methods, tax and payroll requirements, financial statements and statements of cash flow. Prerequisite: MTH101.
BUS201 Introduction to Business* 3 Credit Hours
This course is an overview of the basic functions of business and how they interrelate. Topics covered include fundamentals of economics, global business, e-business, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, management, finance and investment.
BUS202 Principles of Management 3 Credit Hours
This course involves the study of management theory and applications related to the manager’s role in a global business environment. The topics include strategic planning, organizational structure and design, ethics and social responsibility, motivating employee performance, decision-making, and the nature of leadership. Prerequisite: BUS201.
MKT120 Marketing and Distribution Principles 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of marketing, consumer decision-making, business marketing, segmenting and targeting markets, decision support systems and marketing research. In addition, it includes an examination of the distribution process of goods and services, the interrelationships of customer demands, production, pricing, promotion, and the movement of goods from producer to consumer.
BUS203 Human Resource Management 3 Credit Hours
This course is an overview of the study of human resource management issues and skills needed for effective performance by managers and employees. The focus of the course is on recruiting, performance management, training and development, disciplining employees, compensation, incentives and rewards, career planning and employee benefits. Prerequisite: BUS201.
ECO210 Microeconomics 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an introduction to microeconomics. The course focuses on choices made in households, firms, and governments and how these choices affect particular markets. Students learn to apply their own life experiences to key microeconomic concepts. Topics include economic systems, market structure and pricing, resource markets, market failure and public policy, and international economics.
ECO220 Macroeconomics 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics. The course steps back to consider the big picture—the performance of the economy as a whole, as reflected by such measures as total production, employment, the price level, and economic growth. Students connect their life experiences to key macroeconomic concepts. Topics include fundamentals of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, and the international setting. Prerequisite: ECO210.
BST200 Business Statistics 3 Credit Hours
This course introduces fundamental statistical concepts with a strong emphasis on the practical relevance of course material to students’ lives and careers.
BIS204 Business Information Systems 3 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the techniques and tools of management information systems. In today’s business environment, information systems and the strategies for managing them change quickly. Coverage is given to the latest information technologies, practices, and trends. Real-world examples and case studies provide students the skills and knowledge that are easily transferable to the business world.

Business Management General Education Courses

Course ID Course Name
ENG101 Business English

Faculty – Kristine Benard

Masters in English, University of Toledo

Bachelor of Arts (Major English), University of Toledo

This course is a comprehensive study covering grammar, editing, writing, and usage skills vital to successful written communication. The course is designed to assist students with the mechanics of writing and to improve their ability to write clearly.
COM111 Business Communications

Faculty – Suzin Marshall

MBA, UOP; BS in Business, UOP; Business Mgmt Cert, Team Bldg, Six Sigma Green Belt

This course teaches the basics of communication principles and concepts. Topics include foundations of communication, interpersonal communications and problem-solving, communicating in groups and in public, and developing and delivering persuasive and informative speeches.
MTH101 Principles of Mathematics*

Faculty– Gautam Sen

J.D., Western New England College School of Law, M.S.

Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati

This course is designed to provide the student with a foundation in fundamental mathematical concepts and an overview of mathematical principles, including the nature of the numeration system, whole numbers, algebra, geometry, money, logic, chance, graphs and probability. After completing the course,  the student should be able to use fundamental critical thinking skills, which will be enhanced through the use of basic mathematical problems that will range from algebraic equations, order of operations to complex fractions.
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology

Faculty– Sandy Gilbert

BS in Sociology, University of Arizona

Master of Education, UOP

Master of Psych, Walden University

This course is an introduction to the theories and methodological approaches to psychology. Topics include psychological bases of behavior, learning, memory, social behavior, personality, motivation, emotion, human development and abnormal behavior.
HST200 American History I

Faculty – Joel Tscherne

Masters of Library Science, Kent State University

Bachelors of Arts (History Major), Cleveland State University

This course is a survey of United States history from our beginnings as a nation until 1877.
HST201 American History II

Faculty – Joel Tscherne

Masters of Library Science, Kent State University

Bachelors of Arts (History Major), Cleveland State University

This course is a survey of United States history since 1877, focusing on the social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the country. Prerequisite: HST200.

Business Management Specialty Career Focus Courses**

You will also select 12 credit hours of electives in the area of your focus. You can find a list of courses to choose from in our current school catalog, or call our office at 1-800-354-1254.

*Predetermined Proctored Course

** Student will select one course to be proctored

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau Labor Statistics, employment of business managers with associate’s degrees is projected to grow anywhere from 5 to 24 percent from 2014-2024, depending on the industry in which employment is held.

Employment Opportunities

You could find business management opportunities in the following settings:

  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Food service
  • Hospitality
  • Property/Real Estate
  • Sales
  • Community service
  • Healthcare


The median annual wage for managers with an associate’s degree in May 2015 was approximately $48,690. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,780, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,010.

Most managers work full time. Managers in some industries will often work long shifts, and some of these managers work more than 40 hours per week, while others may work traditional business hours. Those who oversee multiple locations of a chain or franchise may be called in on short notice, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–17 Edition, Food Service Managers, on the Internet at (visited March 03, 2017).

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–17 Edition, Lodging Managers,
on the Internet at (visited March 02, 2017).

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the The Paralegal Institute Associate Degree in Business Management program is $10,950.

Total Tuition $9,000
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $950
Total Sales Price $10,950

Payment Options

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of  $10,450. Save $500!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit: Admission Procedures.

Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veterans benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.


Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200


Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $900 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.

Career Services

Specialized Career Course

As you complete your program, you will have the option to take a Career Exploration course that focuses on career information and prepares you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships.

Personalized Resume Building

You can submit your resume through our online resume center. Our career placement coordinators will provide one-on-one consultations with you and personally review your resume.

One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance

You will learn how to build and design effective cover letters and follow-up letters. In addition, we will provide specific examples.

Interview Preparation

You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Proctored Exams

In an effort to protect the integrity of Brighton College’s degree programs, Brighton College degree seeking students are required to complete periodic proctored final exams, which are appropriately spaced throughout the duration of the program. The table below indicates the number of proctored exams for the Associate Degree programs offered. Each Associate Degree is broken down into Core Courses, General Education Courses, and Specialty Career Focus Courses, a proctored exam will be required for one course in each category of the Associate Degree seeking students.

Program Level Proctored Exams
Associate’s Degree 3

*2 courses are pre-determined as requiring a proctored exam, one course will come from General Education Courses and the other, Core Courses. The third course will be a Specialty Career Focus Course which will be at the discretion of the student.

Certificate and vocational programs do not require final exams.

The courses which have been selected to have proctored exams are marked on the course syllabus, on the program layout in the college catalog, and on the Brighton College website, so that students are aware of which courses have proctored exams.

Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis and alternate courses will be established upon enrollment as warranted

Failure to take a proctored exam will result in a grade of F for the entire course even though a student’s grade average for the course is high enough to pass without taking the proctored exam

Proctored Exam Procedures through ProctorU

  1. Students using ProctorU will be directed to sign up for an account upon their first proctored exam. The website is:
  2. Students will create an account and schedule their exam. Be sure to provide a valid email address and a phone number where you can be reached when you are taking the exam.
  3. At the time of your exam, please return to and click on the blinking button, asking you to “click here to start.”

Proctored Exam Procedures not through ProctorU

  1. If a student chooses not to use the online proctoring service provided by Brighton College, or is unable to take the proctored exam at the Brighton College campus, he/she must obtain his/her own independent, qualified proctor and provide appropriate contact and qualification information to Brighton College prior to taking an exam to enable Brighton College to approve (or disapprove) the proctor. A proctored exam form should be filled-out and submitted to the registrar who will contact and verify the information regarding the instructor’s name, agreed upon location and time. The exam will not be released without approval.
  2. The Registrar will provide the completed form to the proctor. Included with the form will be instructions to the proctor, testing specific and student accommodations.
  3. At the scheduled time, a student should meet his/her proctor at the designated testing location. The proctor must validate the student’s identity by reviewing legitimate, government-issued photo identification.
  4. The student should log onto the Learning Management system, access the online exam, and then have the proctor enter his/her password. Students cannot access the exam until this information has been provided.
  5. After the student has completed the exam, the instructor will be notified immediately that the exam is finished and ready for grading.