Bachelor of Science in Management online

Prepare to be a leader or entrepreneur in the modern and evolving workplace with career-ready skills to enhance your current profession or pivot for new opportunities.

Apply by: 10/12/21
Start class: 11/1/21

Program Overview

Take a closer look at the online management degree at William Paterson

$350 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours

Prepare to be a leader or entrepreneur in the modern and evolving workplace. Our online business management degree program creates global citizens ready to contribute to and lead organizations as they face today’s challenges and plan to succeed in tomorrow’s goals.

Students will learn to effectively apply management theories, oversee organizational resources, and develop and implement strategic and tactical plans to enhance organizational welfare and profitability. Our program combines traditional management skills and techniques with contemporary perspectives on current issues. The curriculum emphasizes sustainability, diversity, corporate social responsibility, ethics, and international business.

Our Cotsakos College of Business keeps this program forward-looking by scanning the current business environment, incorporating knowledge and wisdom from many disciplines, and maintaining a respect for history and timeless ideas. It is our goal to prepare you as a life-long learner with career-ready skills to enhance your current profession or pivot for new opportunities.

Graduates of the BS - Management program will:

  • Provide a vision for an organization in today’s global environment
  • Plan, organize, and direct diverse groups to achieve strategic and tactical organizational goals consistent with that vision in a sustainable, ethical manner
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior in organizations to motivate and lead individuals to work collaboratively in teams and accomplish goals
  • Use various statistical and algorithmic techniques of quantitative analysis to aid decision-making and process-control
  • Implement human resource policies and practices that create a fair, positive working environment, supporting individuals in their career and skills development
  • Plan for current and future workforce needs
  • Provide a vision for an organization in today’s global environment
  • Plan, organize, and direct diverse groups to achieve strategic and tactical organizational goals consistent with that vision in a sustainable, ethical manner
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior in organizations to motivate and lead individuals to work collaboratively in teams and accomplish goals
  • Use various statistical and algorithmic techniques of quantitative analysis to aid decision-making and process-control
  • Implement human resource policies and practices that create a fair, positive working environment, supporting individuals in their career and skills development
  • Plan for current and future workforce needs

Also available:

William Paterson University offers a variety of specialized bachelor's degrees. Check out all of our online undergraduate programs.

$350 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours
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Tuition

Choosing WP makes financial sense

Online undergraduate programs from William Paterson University offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/12/21 Apply Date
11/1/21 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall II11/1/2110/12/2110/18/2110/26/2110/28/2112/19/217 weeks
Spring I1/24/221/3/221/9/221/18/221/20/223/13/227 weeks
Spring II3/21/223/1/223/7/223/15/223/17/225/8/227 weeks
Summer I5/16/224/26/225/2/225/10/225/12/227/3/227 weeks
Summer II7/11/226/21/226/27/227/5/227/7/228/28/227 weeks
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/30/229/1/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/25/2210/27/2212/18/227 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/12/21 Apply Date
11/1/21 Class Starts

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Admissions

See the qualifications for admission to the online management degree at WP

At WP, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly. Please note all requirements for admission to the online business management degree program, including required documents and where to send them.

The requirements include:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

You must meet the following requirements for admission to this BS online program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college attended or high school transcript if no prior college experience
    o Applicants must be at least two years post high school to enroll in our WP Online accelerated programs.
  • Complete online application and submit $50 application fee

Official transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Review the courses in your Bachelor of Science in Management program

For the business management degree online, you must complete 39 credit hours of core common business courses, 12 credit hours of core management courses, and nine credit hours of business electives. Additional University Core Curriculum and elective credits will be required to complete the 120-credit BS degree. You may transfer up to 90 approved credit hours to decrease cost and time to completion.

Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course in the fundamental principles of accounting, the theory of debit and credit, account classification, preparation of working papers, adjusting, closing, reversing entries, and preparation of basic financial statements. Use of spreadsheet and word processing computer applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic concepts of cost accounting and the use of accounting as a decision-making tool for management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course discusses the basic economic principles related to the behavior of individual agents. the main topics include the following: 1) Opportunity Cost, 2) Demand and supply analysis, 3) consumer theory, 4) Production and costs, 5) Profit maximization, 6) Market structure ( perfect comptetition , monopoly, monoplistic competition, and oligopoly), 7) Market failure and the distribution of income ad 8) International trade and exchange rates.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Included in this course are the topics of descriptive statistics (collection and presentation of data, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and skewness);sampling and probability; and an introduction to statistical inference.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a continuation of ECON 2100 Business Statistics I. Topics covered include one-sample and two-sample tests of hypothesis, ANOVA, simple and multiple linear regression, and nonparametric methods such as Chi-square applications and the analysis of ranked data. Optional topics are index numbers, time series and forecasting, quality control, and an introduction to decision theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the basic principles and practices of the financial management of private business corporations. The course provides an operational framework for financial analysis, planning, and forecasting, along with profit analysis and financial control for today’s business world
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to familiarize students with the legal system with particular emphasis on the court system and administrative agents. Also includes examination of substantive areas such as antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate law, partnership, and securities regulations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic principles, policies, problems, and successful methods of business organization and management. Emphasizes management’s ability to analyze, plan, coordinate, and control the varied activities of production, personnel, finance, and marketing. Also examines social responsibility and environmental factors affecting business policy and operation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of information systems at different levels of an organization. It addresses current technology, its impact on organizations, and its management. The evolving role of information systems and related technology within a business organization is also studied. The learning process is enhanced by means of critically studying and analyzing, with the support of information technologies, real business cases.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to increase awareness of values, ethics, beliefs and attitudes, and how they relate to issues of sustainability. It will pay special attention to the manner in which corporations can become agents of injustice and inequality in society, and conversely, how they can be transformed by individual actors and by institutional reforms. This course will also analyze sustainability at the institutional level, focusing on socially and structurally imbedded nature of corporate actions. this is a Writing Intensive Course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques and methods employed by managers to plan and control manufacturing and other operating systems are emphasized. Application of quantitative methods and various analytical techniques are stressed for operating system design, planning, control, problem solutions, productivity, inventory, scheduling, quality and capacity management, control system development, new technology evaluation and transportation problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This three credit course represents a case study approach to business decision-making that integrates functional and organizational disciplines. It examines a series of complex industrial situations in depth to determine, in each instance, the strategy and policies a firm should follow for its long-run survival. Some sections of this course are writing intensive
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Major emphasis on techniques for solving business problems, the development of marketing policies, and the sale of consumer and industrial products. Various marketing decisions are examined with respect to product planning, channels of distribution, promotion activity, selling and sales management, pricing, and international marketing.
Students must complete the following courses. 
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic principles, policies, problems, and successful methods of business organization and management. Emnphasizes management’s ability to analyze, plan, coordinate, and control the varied activities of production, personnel, finance, and marketing. Also examines social responsibility and environmental factors affecting business policy and operation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a framework for the analysis of international management problems. Defines the nature of the international, multi-national, and transnational company. Also examines the evolution of these types of enterprises, develops a model of a multinational firm in a dynamic global setting, and provides a bridge among the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and international management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores, in depth, selected theoretical aspects of management theories and/or the major areas within management. Each student is expected to take a major area and prepare a paper that may include decision-making processes, strategy formulation, perceptions of environmental factors, managerial values, organizational crises, and other current management topics. Students have the opportunity to write a paper based on their studies of real-world situations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores the basic concepts and key critical skills involved in between the organizational representative and the client, including the psychology of bargaining. Applies negotiation strategies and tactics in a variety of business environments, with an emphasis on collaborative and competitive styles of negotiating. Seminar-style course with multiple bargaining simulations throughout the semester.
Students must complete the following courses. 
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the theories and practices of human capital management, specifically emphasizing the role human resources plays as a strategic partner in supporting, upholding, and delivering a business entities mission and values. Students will develop and apply the critical thinking skills necessary to integrate the myriad of moving parts involved in the human capital planning process by applying them to real life business situations designed to move a company forward. Some sections of this course are writing intensive.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of how labor and management are affected by various theories and institutional approaches and policies, such as public legislation on labor and management relations, collective bargaining, labor unions, inflation, and unemployment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth analysis of the planning and control elements of any organization. Includes student development of plans and control systems, and development of student familiarity with some important planning and control techniques. Involves both systems and behavioral aspects of the work involved in planning and control activities.
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