Undergraduate and graduate Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services degrees are offered through online college programs. Some of the degrees available to you are the Associate of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing or the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. You can also enroll in online certificate and diploma business management and marketing programs. Certificate and diploma programs generally take between three to 24 months to complete, depending on the specific online program you enroll in.
Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services online college programs are accredited by national agencies like the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Depending on the accredited online college or university you attend you may be required to complete an internship to graduate from Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services programs.
Core courses associated with the online programs include:
After you graduate with your degree you can work a variety of jobs including as a business department or division manager, marketing analyst, marketing manager, administrative services manager or human resource manager. If you work at senior levels your workday might regularly start before 9 and end after 5. Otherwise you may generally work regular 9-to-5 hours. The types of tasks and projects you work on depend on the industry you work in and your employer’s needs.
Key skills you gain from Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services online college programs include analytical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution and decision making skills. You can also gain stronger communications, market research and customer service skills. As you’ll likely work with mobile devices and personal computers, majoring in the online programs also provides you with a range of information technology skills.
If you use your online degrees to get hired as a top executive you can expect to see jobs in your occupation remain fairly flat from 2008 through 2018 according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Competition for these top jobs is keen. Some top executives earn salaries that exceed $1 million a year. The median annual salary top executives earned as of May 2008 was $91,570. Get hired as a public relations, sales, marketing, promotions or advertising manager and you can expect to see 13 percent job growth in your occupation from 2008 through 2018. Median annual salaries marketing managers earned as of May 2008 were $108,580.