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.

Program Overview

Who Should Enroll in the Business Management Degree Program?

Whether you are currently employed and are looking for advancement or are 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 you 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
BUS 100 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.
ACC 114 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: MTH 101.
BUS 201 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.
BUS 202 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: BUS 201.
MKT 120 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.
BUS 203 Human Resource Management 3 Credit Hours
The study of human resource management issues and the skills needed for effective performance by managers and employees. The focus of this course is on recruiting, performance management, training and development, disciplining employees, compensation, incentives and rewards, career planning and employee benefits. Prerequisite: BUS 201.
ECO 210 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.
ECO 220 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.
BST 200 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.
BIS 204 Business Information Systems 3 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the techniques and tools of management information systems. Information systems and the strategies for managing them change quickly.

Business Management General Education Courses

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 101 Business English 3 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study covering grammar, editing, writing, and usage skills vital to successful written business communication. This course is designed to assist students with the mechanics of writing and to improve their ability to write clearly using the fundamentals of English and the finer points of style.
COM 102 Business Communications 4 Credit Hours
The study of written communication skills utilized in a work environment. Emphasis is on the process of effective communication and the creation of business correspondence.
MTH 101 Principles of Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
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 and order of operations to complex fractions
PSY 201 Introduction To Psychology 3 Credit Hours
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.
HST 200 American History 3 Credit Hours
A survey of the history of the United States from our beginnings as a nation until 1877.
HST 201 American History II 3 Credit Hours
A survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present, focusing on the social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the country. Prerequisite: HST 200.

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.

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business managers with associate’s degrees is projected to grow anywhere from 5 to 24 percent from 2014 to 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 Brighton College’s Associate Degree in Business Management program is $8,550.

Total Tuition $7,500
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $950
Total Sales Price $8,550

Payment Options

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of  $8,050. 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.



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 show specific examples.

Interview Preparation

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

Proctored Exams

All associate degree students are required to take two proctored exams through an online proctoring service, ProctorU, as required in specific courses. Proctored exams are open-book and only course material, course resources, and personal notes may be used. Students may not use Google or any other online search options to locate answers during proctored exams. A webcam is required to complete proctored tests. For students who do not have access to a webcam, they may check with the local library, community centers, and recreational centers for availability. Active duty and deployed service members may request proctoring through a military education officer or test control officer. If necessary, a proctored exam may be done in person with a non-affiliated individual such as an administrator, librarian, counselor, or human resource personnel. In-person proctored exams require approval from the Student Services Manager prior to taking the exam.

Transfer credits that cover a proctored exam course, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and alternate courses will be established upon enrollment as warranted.