Business Management

Excel with a Business Management College Education

Effective management is essential for any business to function. A professional with the skills to coordinate the financial and human resources of an organization is critical for day-to-day operations.

A degree in business management will provide you with a well-rounded foundation of business management courses in accounting, management, economics, human resources and marketing combined with skills in problem-solving, decision-making, leadership, communication, logic and interpersonal team dynamics.

Faculty Spotlight

Kelly Evans-Wilson

Professor Kelly Evans-Wilson is an enthusiastic, results-driven visionary committed to excellence in business practice in a variety of fields. Her diverse professional experiences in business, higher-education administration and public health have uniquely suited her to shape future business leaders at Urbana.


Launch Your Business Management Career

The BS in Business Management at Urbana University is a versatile program in the College of Professional and Applied Studies. A business management degree at Urbana University equips you with a broad-based, adaptable foundation of courses in business and effective leadership skills.

You won’t find a better mentoring experience – or faculty more eager to share the depth and breadth of their business management knowledge and experiences with you.

A business management degree prepares you for leadership and management positions in areas such as personnel management, organizational behavior, small business, healthcare, production, hospitality, communications and government agencies. It’s also a strong foundation for those who plan to continue on to MBA studies.

Program Outcomes
  1. Students will possess a clear understanding of the relationship between the functional areas of business

  2. Students will be proficient in the use of technology common to business practices

  3. Students will gain an understanding on how to communicate and act in a professional manner

  4. Students will be able to operate in a team building environment and interact with other business students

  5. Students will be able to think critically in business situations

  6. Students will be able to apply theory and organize solutions to business related problems

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two nits of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional units from English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign language or philosophy. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 830

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally-accredited institution are required.

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