Business Management

Associate Degree

Career Outlook

Your New Career
The future of the Business Management field is solid. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job openings will grow nearly 13% through 2018.* This reflects the increasing complexity of corporate transactions and growth of government. Professionals with the skills to make sure that business operates efficiently will be needed.

  • Earn your Associate Degree in as little as 14 months, with appropriate transfer credit, by studying in the comfort of your home and at your own convenience.
  • No experience necessary. The Associate Degree program in Business Management is designed so even beginners can learn quickly.
  • Gain management skills necessary to work in various types of business environments.

After completing our four-semester Degree Program, you'll be well prepared to begin what can be a very enjoyable and profitable career. You can always choose to further your education later by earning a bachelor's degree.

Your New Skills
Whether you want to begin your Business Management career in a small business environment or a large corporation, you will learn the skills required to get the job done.

  • Sharpen your mathematical skills. Learn basic operations; checking accounts and bank statements; business-related equations; financial statements and ratios; interpreting and presenting business data and statistics.
  • Gain well-rounded business knowledge. Learn fundamentals of organizing; communication and teamwork; technology and information; the corporate and global environment.
  • Enhance your communication skills. Learn effective speaking skills and how to write memos, reports, and business letters.


* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

†Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.