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Advance Your Career!

Complete your Certificate, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree
through online business classes with Rockford University.

Business Management Webinar

Free Online Webinar to learn more about Rockford University’s Business Management Bachelor’s Completion program.

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Certificate and bachelor’s degree

Start dates:

Monday, September 23, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
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Earn your MBA!

Start date:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
View course schedule

Certificates

Earn a certificate in any of 5 concentrations: Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing, or Operations Management.

Each Certificate includes 6 courses.
Completion time: 6 to 12 months

Business Management Bachelor’s Degree

Apply previous college credits and RU certificate credits to complete your degree.
Completion time: 18 to 30 months

MBA Degree

Begin the program in January 2020!
Enhance your business skills. Move into a leadership role!
Completion time: 18 to 24 months

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Enhance your advancement potential by developing key business skills. Earn a business certificate with concentration in Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing, or Operations Management.

Three easy steps.

1) Choose your concentration and take 2 courses.

Finance

  • BSMS 323 Development & Review of Financial Inform (3)
  • BSMS 425 Finance (3)

Human Resources

  • BSMS 348 HR Management (3)
  • BSMS 338 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (3)

Leadership

  • BSMS 301 Team Dynamics (3)
  • BSMS 480 Leadership Seminar (3)

Marketing

  • BSMS 358 Marketing (3)
  • BSMS 453 Global Business Applications (3)

Operations Management

  • BSMS 440 Management of Information Systems (3)
  • BSMS 420 Data Analysis (3)

2) Choose 4 concentration completion courses below.

  • BSMS 301 Team Dynamics (3)
  • BSMS 305 Organizational Communication (3)
  • BSMS 315 Business Ethics (3)
  • BSMS 323 Development & Review of Financial Inform (3)
  • BSMS 338 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (3)
  • BSMS 343 Readings in Management & Organizational Theory (3)
  • BSMS 348 HR Management (3)
  • BSMS 358 Marketing (3)
  • BSMS 420 Data Analysis (3)
  • BSMS 425 Finance (3)
  • BSMS 430 Business Research (3)
  • BSMS 436 Government & Organizations (3)
  • BSMS 440 Management of Info Systems (3)
  • BSMS 453 International Business (3)
  • BSMS 480 Leadership Seminar (3)

3) Receive your completed certificate.

If you wish to continue your education, your RU certificate credits count toward earning your Business Management Bachelor’s Degree. 

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Required Major Courses (General)

  • 301 – Team Dynamics
  • 305 – Organizational Communication
  • 315 – Organizational Ethics
  • 323 – Development & Review of Financial Information
  • 336 – Government and Organizations
  • 338 – Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • 343 – Readings in Management
  • 345 – Leadership Seminar
  • 348 – HR Foundations
  • 353 – Global Business Application
  • 358 – Marketing
  • 361 – Research
  • 368 – Finance
  • 371 – Technology
  • 395 – Strategy and Policy
  • 495 – Senior Capstone
  • 364/365 – Data Analysis/Data Presentation OR 376 Special Course

Liberal Arts Courses

  • 380 – Topics in Social Science
  • 381 – Topics in Science
  • 382 – Topics in Humanities
  • Supporting Requirements
  • 120 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 121 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • 220 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • 221 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • 230 – Principles of Statistics

*Degree requires a total of 124 credit hours

Visit the Accelerated Business Management Bachelor’s Degree program page for full details

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

  • MBA 503 Managerial Economics or MBA 504 Business & The National Economy
  • MBA 510 Legal Environment of Business
  • MBA 530 Managerial Accounting and Control
  • MBA 540 Financial Management
  • MBA 550 Management and Leadership Theory and Practice
  • MBA 560 Marketing
  • MBA 580 Introduction to Business Research
  • MBA 590 Organizational Communication
  • MBA 696 Business Planning and Strategies

 

Concentration Coursework
Choose courses from 3 different concentrations

Healthcare Administration (3 eight-week courses in classroom and online)

  • MBA 581 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
  • MBA 582 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MBA 583 US Healthcare Strategy

Finance – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 509 Public Finance
  • MBA 517 Money and Banking
  • MBA 641 Investment Management
  • MBA 670 International Trade/Financial Management
  • MBA 685 Contemporary Topics and Issues in Organizations

Project Management – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 650 Operations Management
  • MBA 680 Information Systems in Business
  • MBA 685 Project Planning and Control
  • MBA 685 Supply Chain Management

You may enroll in the general track of the MBA. If you choose to pursue a general MBA, you take any 3 electives of your choosing.

Visit the MBA Degree program page for full details

Certificates

Earn a certificate in any of the 5 concentrations. Each concentration includes 6 courses.
Concentrations: Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing and Operations Management. 
Completion time: 6 to 12 months

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Enhance your advancement potential by developing key business skills. Earn a business certificate with concentration in Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing, or Operations Management.

Three easy steps.

1) Choose your concentration and take 2 courses.

Finance

  • BSMS 323 – Development & Review of Financial Inform (3)
  • BSMS 425 – Finance (3)

 

Human Resources

  • BSMS 348 – HR Management (3)
  • BSMS 338 – Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (3)

 

Leadership

  • BSMS 301 – Team Dynamics (3)
  • BSMS 480 – Leadership Seminar (3)

 

Marketing

  • BSMS 358 – Marketing (3)
  • BSMS 453 – Global Business Applications (3)

 

Operations Management

  • BSMS 440 Management of Information Systems (3)
  • BSMS 420 – Data Analysis (3)

 

 

2) Choose 4 concentration completion courses below.

  • BSMS 301 – Team Dynamics (3)
  • BSMS 305 – Organizational Communication (3)
  • BSMS 315 – Organizational Ethics (3)
  • BSMS 343 – Readings in Management & Organizational Theory (3)
  • BSMS 338 – Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (3)
  • BSMS 430 – Business Research (3)
  • BSMS 436 – Government & Organizations (3)
  • BSMS 490 – Strategy & Policy (3)

     

3) Receive your completed certificate.

If you wish to continue your education, your RU certificate credits count toward earning your Accelerated Business Management Bachelor’s Degree. 

Business Management Bachelor’s Degree

Apply previous college credits and RU certificate credits to complete your degree.
Completion time: 18 to 30 months

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Required Major Courses (General)

  • 301 – Team Dynamics
  • 305 – Organizational Communication
  • 315 – Organizational Ethics
  • 323 – Development & Review of Financial Information
  • 336 – Government and Organizations
  • 338 – Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • 343 – Readings in Management
  • 345 – Leadership Seminar
  • 348 – HR Foundations
  • 353 – Global Business Application
  • 358 – Marketing
  • 361 – Research
  • 368 – Finance
  • 371 – Technology
  • 395 – Strategy and Policy
  • 495 – Senior Capstone
  • 364/365 – Data Analysis/Data Presentation OR 376 Special Course

Liberal Arts Courses

  • 380 – Topics in Social Science
  • 381 – Topics in Science
  • 382 – Topics in Humanities
  • Supporting Requirements
  • 120 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 121 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • 220 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • 221 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • 230 – Principles of Statistics

*Degree requires a total of 124 credit hours

Visit the Accelerated Business Management Bachelor’s Degree program page for full details

MBA Degree

Begin the program in January 2020!
Enhance your business skills. Move into a leadership role!
Completion time: 18 to 24 months

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

  • MBA 503 Managerial Economics or MBA 504 Business & The National Economy
  • MBA 510 Legal Environment of Business
  • MBA 530 Managerial Accounting and Control
  • MBA 540 Financial Management
  • MBA 550 Management and Leadership Theory and Practice
  • MBA 560 Marketing
  • MBA 580 Introduction to Business Research
  • MBA 590 Organizational Communication
  • MBA 696 Business Planning and Strategies

 

Concentration Coursework
Choose courses from 3 different concentrations

Healthcare Administration (3 eight-week courses in classroom and online)

  • MBA 581 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
  • MBA 582 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MBA 583 US Healthcare Strategy

Finance – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 509 Public Finance
  • MBA 517 Money and Banking
  • MBA 641 Investment Management
  • MBA 670 International Trade/Financial Management
  • MBA 685 Contemporary Topics and Issues in Organizations

Project Management – Complete 3 of the following

  • MBA 650 Operations Management
  • MBA 680 Information Systems in Business
  • MBA 685 Project Planning and Control
  • MBA 685 Supply Chain Management

You may enroll in the general track of the MBA. If you choose to pursue a general MBA, you take any 3 electives of your choosing.

Visit the MBA Degree program page for full details

Learn More

Faculty

Admission
(815) 226-4040
Accelerated@rockford.edu

Business Management Bachelor’s Degree
Mandolen Mull, Ph.D.

Learn More

Admission
(815) 226-4040
Accelerated@rockford.edu

Faculty

Accelerated Business Management Bachelor’s Degree
Mandolen Mull, Ph.D.

Accelerated MBA
Professor Luis Romero