Organizational Management

Our organizational management program is an online degree completion program that creates a dynamic learning community for working adults and aids in the development of your ability to think critically, make decisions and solve problems ethically within your business.

Through Bluffton’s program, you'll enhance your communication skills, increase self-awareness and grow into the professional you strive to be. Our small class sizes and dedicated faculty ensure you are prepared for your next steps.


  • Attend class one evening per week via online virtual classroom
  • Participate in a weekly asynchronous online community forum
  • Degree completion in two years 

To qualify 
To be admitted, you must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of transferable college credit and have a minimum 2.0-grade point average. Due to the interactive classroom environment, the student must have prior work experience. Preference is given to students 23 years of age or older. 

Program length
Courses are offered in a sequential schedule over 4 semesters that result in 48 semester hours of credit. A total of 122 semester hours is needed to graduate. Depending on the number of hours transferred, you may have additional hours to complete beyond your major. These additional semester hours may be obtained in several ways: courses taken at Bluffton or other institutions, testing through College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Our academic advisors are available to help you determine the best fit.

Class hours
Classes are offered one night a week via online virtual classroom, with classes starting in August and January. A cohort of students remain together throughout the entire program. Classes meet one evening per week from 6 to 10 p.m. in an online virtual classroom.

Bluffton University is accredited by  The Higher Learning Commission  (HLC) and a member of the  North Central Association 312-263-0456

Graduate school 
Many graduates who have completed accelerated degree completion programs at Bluffton have been accepted into, and successfully completed, master’s programs. Because we are fully accredited, students should not have any difficulty in being accepted into a master’s degree program.

Financial aid
Students in the organizational management program are considered full-time and may be eligible for state and federal grants or loans. Completion of the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine eligibility. Most students qualify for the Federal Direct Loan Program.

In addition to grants or loans, we offer a deferred payment plan to qualified students who are eligible for reimbursement by their employer. Check with your employer to see if they offer educational assistance. Another option is to arrange a personal payment plan, either by the semester or monthly. 

Cohorts start in August and January.