Organizational management degree completion program

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Bluffton’s bachelor of arts in organizational management is an intensive, accelerated adult degree-completion program that prepares students to better understand management and leadership principles within an organizational setting.

Students advance through the program as a class cohort, relying less on traditional lectures and more on the benefits of group interaction and discussion. Coursework will prepare you to work effectively with others, further developing your abilities in critical thinking, problem solving and communication, while focusing on ethical business practices.

What to expect

The program is designed specifically for working adults, utilizing the experience and skills you bring to the classroom and applying them to emerging management situations. You will explore past and current theories in management from instructors who are experts in their field and who possess relevant leadership experience in their own organizations. 

  • Attend an online class one evening per week via Zoom Technology.
  • Participate in a weekly online community forum
  • Degree completion in two years 

To qualify 
To be admitted, you must have at least 60 hours of transferable college credit with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Due to the interactive classroom environment, you must be regularly employed, have applicable work experience or be actively involved in an organization. 

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.

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. 

Now is the time

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.

Cohorts start in January and August.


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Classes begin in January and August

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