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Grace College Online Education

Management, BS

Overview

The constantly changing marketplace makes the skills of leadership and management incredibly valuable. Effective management can be the difference between a great success and a great failure. Today’s most successful companies and corporations are always on the lookout for leaders who can manage the day-to-day operations of their business. Strong managers will always have a wealth of opportunities available to them.

Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program is created just for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. Our online Bachelor of Science in Management program offers convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality. In addition to competitive tuition rates, you won’t have any book costs because courses in the GOAL programs use Open Educational Resources (OER), digital, openly licensed content. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

Our courses will prepare you for the quick pace of today’s business world. You will gain the tools needed to become a strong and effective leader in a variety of situations. This program will also open a variety of job opportunities, and help take you from an entry-level position into management.

At A Glance

  • Next Start Date January 7
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 42
  • Degree Bachelor of Science
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Curriculum

  • GOL 3000 Adult Learner

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities, and technology. Experiential learning portfolio instruction is also provided, if applicable. Three hours.

  • GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.

  • GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.

  • GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.

  • GOL 3400 Principles of Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will survey the role of managers in organization: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. We will explore leadership styles and techniques, preparing students to solve problems and apply effective decision-making processes in their environments. Three hours.

  • GOL 3500 Business Law

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students study the basic legal principles which control modern business transactions. Additionally, the course deals with such topics as contracts, agencies, employment, negotiable instruments, property, sales, and business relations with government. Three hours.

  • GOL 3600 The Human Factor

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will be exposed to major theories of human resource management and contemporary trends in recruiting, training, motivating, and retaining a productive workforce. The legal, psychological, social, and economic issues related to managing people will also be addressed. Three hours.

  • GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.

  • GOL 4200 Fundamentals of Finance

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretive skill set development will focus on strategic planning, assessing risk, and applying effective budgeting controls. Three hours.

  • GOL 4300 The Dynamic Organization

    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today’s economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and in their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will be explored in the context of organizational development. Three hours.

  • GOL 4400 Operations Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn how to use mathematics, statistics, and various computer packages to solve common business problems. Three hours.

  • GOL 4500 Information Technology Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will primarily focus on understanding and utilizing information technology and information systems within the organization from a managerial perspective. Three hours.

  • GOL 4600 Applied Research

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.

  • GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3

    This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.

Tuition & Fees

Learning How to Maximize Productivity & Effectiveness

How Much Will I Pay for my Degree?
Full Program Tuition $473 Per Credit Hour $19,866
Online Course Fee (Per Online Class)* $225 $3,150
Full Program Total $23,016

Financial Aid & Credit Transfer

Grace College is dedicated to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dream of obtaining a quality education.

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How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in a Bachelor’s program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program.

  • 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the application process

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions which you have attended. To do this, please complete the Official Transcript Request Form and fax it to 800-473-2512.

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Credit Agreement

Upon acceptance, please fill out the credit agreement.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Start August 1
  • Spring Start December 1
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FAQs

Unlocked Opportunities

New careers are within your grasp.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Average Salary (2018) $57,000

Management Trainee

Average Salary (2018) $42,000

Human Resources Specialist

Average Salary (2018) $59,000

Small Business Owner

Average Salary (2018) $78,000

Product Manager

Average Salary (2018) $74,000

Public Relations Specialists

Average Salary (2018) $58,000

Salary Information Gathered at Payscale.com

Unlocking paths to pursue your goals

Graduating into the GOAL Program

Upon graduation, you will be able to move into Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue a future in business or human services. The GOAL program is an affordable and flexible way for adults to balance work and personal commitments while pursuing an education.

“I was really excited when Grace offered the GOAL program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”

Dee Anna Muraski - Associate Director of Internships