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Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) in Business Management

The most efficient, affordable, and flexible degree pathway for entering business management.

Degree Partner: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University

Build skills to prepare for a wide variety of business management roles

Earn more

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

Be in demand

135,000 average annual management-related job openings in California.


A degree you can be proud of

Accredited by the New England Commision of Higher Education (NECHE).


Transfer in 60 or more college credits, or an accredited associate degree, and you may be eligible to start this program halfway. Transfer in less than 60 college credits and you may be eligible to transfer credits to the “associate’s degree track”

What you'll learn

Solve Problems in the Workplace

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Generate original solutions to practical problems in the workplace and the process of locating and using reliable information.

Confront Culture

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Explore the fundamental procedures of anthropology, such as analyzing cultural artifacts and the results of archeological and ethnographic fieldwork.

Analyze Data

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Employ important terms and concepts in macroeconomics to analyze financial news and use basic concepts in statistics and probability to solve graphical and numerical problems.

Apply Economic Theories

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Apply fundamental concepts of microeconomics and perform financial calculations to analyze consumer decisions.

Build Teamwork Through Marketing

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Gain techniques for working individually and in a team to explore the fundamentals of marketing and build collaboration skills.

Chart the Evolution of Media

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Research the historical development of mass media and evaluate its impact on individual and societal thinking in various time periods.

Consider the Environment

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Analyze different ways that humans impact the environment and identify potential solutions to environmental problems.

Leverage Business Tools

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Gain crucial business skills, including performing calculations in a spreadsheet, writing effective business communications, and developing solutions to business problems.

Develop a Budget

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Apply basic mathematical concepts and tools to different practical situations, including creating charts and graphs and making mathematically informed financial decisions.

Evaluate Popular Psychology

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Analyze popular psychology by applying scientific principles and utilizing psychosocial knowledge in real-world situations.

Career outlook

Thrive in a variety of careers

  • Administrative services management
  • Claims adjustment
  • Human resource management
  • Operational management
  • Program analysis
  • Public policy management
  • Public relations management
  • Risk management

Salary progression

Increase your income by >50% when transitioning from a classified role to a certified teacher.
Average annual salary for paraprofessionals (source)
(+$20k from para to teacher)
Annual salary for first-year
teachers w/ BA only (source)
Put yourself on the path to predictably build your income over time.
Within 5 years, avg. annual salary for teachers w/ BA only
Within 10 years, avg. annual salary for teachers w/ BA only

Growing network

By joining Rivet School’s Educator Pathway, you’ll build a strong professional network by tapping into a growing community of educators across California. We partner with K-12 school districts and networks to find and support our students in their journey to classroom teaching.
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Full tuition

BA in Business Management


3 Years

avg. time to completion
After factoring in financial aid and scholarships, the average Rivet School students pays $9,800 out of pocket for their entire bachelor's degree.

Financial Aid

Most Rivet School students are eligible for financial aid, and the average Rivet School student covers around half of their tuition through government scholarship. If you’re accepted to our Pay it Forward program, you can pay no upfront tuition, and pay back only if and when you earn more than $40,000 / year.

Rivet School students with full
financial aid (about 25% of students)
pay less than $500 on average
for their entire bachelor's degree.

Learn about student finances

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