Bachelor of Science in Management

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Apply By: 4/19/2021

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About the Online BS in Management

To jump-start your business career, you need a comprehensive understanding of the basics of good business. Athens State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Management will prepare you for success in business, giving you a foundational knowledge of best practices across a multitude of domains.

The BS in Management gives you an opportunity to pursue a variety of business fields, offering in-depth courses in accounting, finance, management, information systems, global business, production theory, and marketing. We’ll help you identify the specific area you enjoy most and give you the skills to build a career in that realm.

Affordable Tuition

The cost per credit varies by state and degree modality.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

Online Tuition, In-State or Out-of-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, In-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, Out-of-State: $450 per credit hour

Support You Can Count On


80% of Athens State alumni are employed in Alabama within one year after graduating.

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Athens State is the most affordable state school in Alabama and Tennessee.


Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with almost 200 years of academic excellence.

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the on-campus, hybrid, or online BS in Business Management program must have:

  • At least 36 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 15 credit hours applicable to Athens State general education requirements

Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at or (256) 252-3216.

Business Management student studying in the library.

Business Careers

With a management degree, you can enter a variety of professional fields — from sales and financial management to advertising and project management. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment in management occupations will grow by 5% between 2019 and 2029, a much faster growth rate than the national average (4%).

Our BS in Management can help you start a career in:

  • Banking
  • Management consulting
  • Sales
  • Project management
  • Nonprofit management

Fill out the form below to find out more about Athens State University’s transfer-friendly management program.