The online Management degree at Appalachian

Upgrade your career by completing your undergraduate education with Appalachian State University’s online Management (BSBA) program.

This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively and efficiently manage organizations in a rapidly changing, dynamic and competitive global marketplace.

This includes learning how to attract and retain talented employees, and ensure that their activities are aligned with strategic objectives. Management majors also gain valuable leadership and interpersonal skills, along with an understanding of group dynamics – which, together, are the skills that truly define effective managers.

This flexible Distance Education program is ideal for all busy, working adults who aspire to complete their undergraduate degrees on their own schedule.

Distance Education at Appalachian: Empowering adult learners with the skills to land meaningful careers.

Department of Management

Degree details

Program format

Full-time option:

  • Year-round
  • Completion time: two years

Part-time option:

  • Year-round
  • Completion time: 4.5 years

Eligibility and application requirements

The following are criteria required for entry:

  • Minimum of 70 transfer credit hours

To determine how your coursework transfers to Appalachian, please visit the Transfer Equivalency Search.

Prior to entry, you must have met Appalachian’s General Education requirements.

In addition, you must have completed the following courses:

Appalachian State University Course Title NC Community College Course Title
ACC 2100 Principles of Accounting I ACC 120
ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting II ACC 121
LAW 2150 Legal Environment of Business BUS 115
CIS 1026 Personal Computer Effectiveness CIS 110
ECO 2030 Principles of Economics Price Theory ECO 251
ECO 2040 Principles of Economics Macroeconomics ECO 252
R C 1000 Expository Writing ENG 111 (Completion of a NC AA or AS degree will meet the RC 1000 requirement)
R C 2001 Introduction to Literature ENG 112 (For ASU Gen Ed may use ENG 114. Completion of a NC AA or AS degree will meet the RC 2001 requirement.)
ECO 2100 Business & Economic Statistics I MAT 151, MAT 155 or MAT 152
MAT 1035 Business Mathematics with Calculus MAT 263 or MAT 271 can substitute

Visit the College of Business website to review COB admission requirements as well as other policies that affect students in Distance Education.


Semester Start Application Deadline


Sept. 1 - Priority Admission
Oct. 1 - Final Deadline


April 1 - Priority Admission
July 1 - Final Deadline