Bachelor of Science in Management

From startups to Fortune 500 companies, managers play a critical role in the success of an organization.

With ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Management, you will master the four functions of a manager, gain a deep understanding of human motivation and behavior, and apply management models in real-world situations. With many corporations doing business internationally, you will also examine the economic, legal, and social aspects of global commerce.

The Bachelor of Science in Management degree is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) , the nation's top accreditation body for schools of business.

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Meet the Program Director

Mark Phillips is Professor of Management Sciences at Abilene Christian University. A faculty member since 2004, Mark earned an undergraduate degree from ACU, a Master’s from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Prior to taking on his role as Program Director, he served for five years as Chair of the Department of Management Sciences in the College of Business Administration. He has extensive experience using educational technology in both online and face-to-face classes, and has designed and taught multiple online courses over the last decade. He has lived a total of more than a year of his life outside the United States, most recently as a faculty member at ACU’s site in Leipzig, Germany in the fall of 2019.

Mark Philips

What can you do after graduation?

  • Training & Development Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Emergency Management Director

Admission Requirements

ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality. 

To be considered for admission:

  • Students must see that the College of Graduate and Professional Studies receives the following:
    • Completed “Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.  
    • Official transcripts of all previous academic work. 
    • Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a 2.5 GPA or higher for all courses taken at ACU and at least a “C” in each business course.

Degree Highlights


Human Resource Management



Required Hours

University requirements: 56 credit hours

Major requirements: 48 credit hours

Electives: 16 credit hours

Total required: 120 credit hours

Example Coursework

ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting

IS 322 Business Statistics

MGMT 438 Global Strategy

MKTG 320 Principles of Marketing


School of Undergraduate Studies and College of Business Administration

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021