1. Skip to content

Field of Study: Business Management and Administration


Business management and administration programs teach people the skills to be managers and leaders in business.



Students learn the fundamentals of business, including:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Management theory
  • Organizational psychology

Students in a bachelor's degree program may have the opportunity to concentrate in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Customer service management
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Research and development management

Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Most colleges and universities offer bachelor degree programs in business management and administration. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study.

Many schools offer graduate degrees in business. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program requires two years of study beyond the bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.