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Bachelor of Arts in Management

Learn how to become a successful, adaptable manager in a complex, fast-paced, and ever-changing business world.

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Earn more

Prepare for high-earning careers in fields like operations, HR, and project management.

What you’ll learn

Learn the skills you need to plan, direct, and coordinate the diverse operations of modern organizations. These include formulating processes, managing daily operations, overseeing financial management, and planning the use of materials and human resources.

career outlook

Thrive in a variety of careers


$85,530 (85K median)

Data Specialist

$67,970 (67K median)

Manager (food service)

$78,030 (78K median)

Social and community service manager

$82,030 (80K median)

what you'll learn


Explore State and Local Government


Explore the structure and function of state and local governments as well as key social, economic, and political factors that impact policy making

Navigate Public Administration


Focus on the history, purposes and components of public administration in the United States and explore public policy implementation challenges and funding issues

Administer Policy Ethically


Understand theory and ethics related to public administration, with emphasis on the ethical responsibilities of public servants and issues of accountability

Capstone Goal


Apply the principles of design thinking to address a need in the workplace or community

Work Within the Law


Examine the legal frameworks within which businesses operate in the US, as well as the main legal issues affecting US businesses such as torts, product liability, criminal law, and contracts

Use Math to Solve Problems


Use creative problem-solving techniques together with algebra, geometry, and statistics to address real-world challenges

Research Management


Use a variety of sources, including scholarly materials, personal interviews and news stories, to obtain information on communications topics, and then use the research findings to inform written pieces, such as articles

Orchestrate Business Operations


Apply relevant tools and theories to manage an organization’s resources and operational processes

Negotiate Difference


Analyze interpersonal and small-group communication

Market a Product or Service


Focus on the key phases of the marketing process: pre-marketing analysis and research, creation of a marketing plan, and development of a marketing brief

Manage a Business Organization


Use a variety of techniques to analyze common management issues, apply decision-making frameworks and communicate effectively with stakeholders

Lead a Team


Work closely with others, serving both as team leaders and team members to solve complex problems

Investigate Managerial Accounting


Conduct breakeven analysis, prepare operating budgets, and explore cost concepts that are essential for management decisions

Innovate Like an Entrepreneur


Identify business opportunities in the marketplace and on the mindset, skills, and tools needed to successfully develop a new venture

Improve Organizational Effectiveness


Evaluate the shifting models of organizations, analyze organizational change, and apply key theories to make informed management decisions

Employ Human Resources


Understand the major legal and regulatory frameworks in human resources; evaluation of staff performance; and effective recruitment, selection, and retention processes

Demonstrate Cultural Competence


Improve the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings by analyzing how culture shapes interpersonal relations and first-person perspectives

Contribute to Society


Focus on both the content knowledge and active participation needed for meaningful community and civic engagement, both globally and in the US

Conduct Business Globally


Focus on both the macro- and micro-environments of the global business arena

Account for Business


Hone the accounting competencies necessary for non-accountants to interpret and evaluate the financial effects of day-to-day management decisions

Support every step of the way

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Personal coach

From tutoring to time management. Your dedicated coach will help you achieve your goals.

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Financial aid

Expert support to help you access financial aid — plus financing options you’ll only find at Gateway U.

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Community of peers

Join a community of learners at Gateway U. Build relationships with other students in your neighborhood.

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Tools for school

Access our comfortable coworking spaces for you to get work done. Laptop, software, tech support...We’ve got you.

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Your pace

Our program works around your schedule, whether you want to take your time or finish as soon as possible.

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Career planning

Access hands-on career coaching and resources to help you find and get the job you want.


Tuition +fees before aid


per year

3 years

avg. time to completion for supported B.A. degrees

financial aid

Many Gateway U students are eligible for financial aid.

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Frequently asked questions

Are there scholarships and financial aid available?


How much is tuition?


$7,000 in yearly tuition and fees for SNHU’s competency-based education program with wrap-around support services provided by Gateway U. Most students are eligible for federal financial aid. Financial aid covers more than half of tuition for the average student (and can cover up to 98% of tuition).

Can I transfer credits out of the program?


Each institution has its own rules about credit transferability, and so we can't 100% guarantee that the credits you earn in the program will transfer fully to a future institution of your choice.

What are the application requirements?


To apply to one of our SNHU degree programs, students must have a GED or high school diploma.

Is Gateway U a university? Are the SNHU degree programs accredited?

  • Gateway U is not a university. We're proud to offer access to Southern New Hampshire University’s competency-based education programs, combined with our wraparound support services. 
  • Our students graduate from SNHU with an accredited associate or bachelor’s degree in their chosen field. 
  • Southern New Hampshire University (or SNHU) is a private, nonprofit university established in 1932 with more than 3,000 on-campus students, over 150,000 online learners and an alumni network of over 150,000, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation.
  • Our university partner SNHU is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation, and credits earned through regionally accredited programs are the most likely to transfer.

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