Business Administration: Management

Business Administration: Management

Advance Your Business Career

The two-year A.A.S. Management program provides an extensive selection of introductory, advanced, general, and technical management courses. The degree is designed for someone who would like to develop management skills for career advancement.
This program offers many management electives and general electives to provide students the opportunity to take courses that fit their specific needs.

Certificate options are available for students who want to specialize in human resources, project management, entrepreneurship, social media, global perspectives, technical accounting, retail marketing, and sales.

In 2019, this program was ranked a Top 25 Online Business Administration Degree by Great Value Colleges.

How to Apply Plan of Study 

Kirkwood is the affordable option! We offer more than $3 million in scholarships every year.

Graduates of the management program will be able to:

  • Evaluate career options in business as a basis for making appropriate career choices.
  • Utilize critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions in business situations.
  • Communicate information effectively using a variety of formats for diverse audiences.
  • Analyze the ethical and legal implications of business decisions within the global business environment.
  • Investigate current trends in management to include human resources, project management, and entrepreneurship.
  • Evaluate the culture of a business in relation to the management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
  • Explain the impact of internationalization on the various functional areas of management including diversity in the workplace.
  • Solve management related problems individually and in a team environment.

Online Option

100% of this program can be taken online.

FlexFORWARD Option

This program is also offered online in a flexible, accelerated format with FlexForward.

Program Costs

Business Administration: Management 

School Year: 2023–24

Program Entry Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Total
Credit Hours per Semester 13 13 9 15 13 63
In-State Tuition $2,730 $2,730 $1,890 $3,150 $2,730 $13,230
Technology Fee per Semester $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $250
Clinical Expenses (mileage, lodging, screenings, etc.) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Conferences/Seminars $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Course Resources (textbooks, software, etc.) $756 $634 $474 $542 $566 $2,972
Course/Section Fees $35 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35
Laptop (required devices) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Testing Fees $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Third Party Credentials $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Tool Sets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Uniforms $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Estimated Cost $3,571 $3,414 $2,414 $3,742 $3,346 $16,487


Costs provided are estimated and based on the following current tuition rates: $208 (In-State), $281 (Out-of-State), $400 (International).

To view all costs associated with attending college visit our Tuition and Costs page.

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Customize your degree and boost your resume with Kirkwood’s certificate options. Students in the Business Administration: Management program can specialize in:


*State and federal aid may be used for the diploma on its own or as part of the degree program above.

Sample classes in the Business Administration: Management program include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Professionalism: Business Competition
  • Principles of Selling
  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Management Basics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Management Capstone

Do you see yourself as the leader of a team? The Business Administration: Management program is designed to help you develop the management skills needed for career advancement. With a large number of management electives, you can tailor the program to fit your specific needs. In addition, you can increase your marketability with various certificate options so you can achieve your career goals. Potential careers include:

  • Small business owner
  • Frontline manager
  • Advancement into supervisory capacity

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Mission Statement

To provide accessible delivery and diverse management skills to prepare students for employment in the fields of global perspectives, human resources, project management, technical accounting, entrepreneurship, and sales.


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