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Bachelor of Science in Management Studies

Learn Advanced Management Skills for Your Field

Expand on your prior professional experience in the public, private or military sectors and become a leader in your field. The Bachelor of Science in Management Studies provides you with general management principles and practices while emphasizing core competencies in leadership, communication and technology. The curriculum is designed to teach you the strategic management, leadership, communication, resource management and organizational behavior relevant to your current and future business environments. 

Do you want to study alongside experts in the field? Norwich’s experienced faculty of working experts provide insight into professional communication, leadership, ethical decision-making and critical thinking. Your classroom will also include students with similar goals to grow as managers in their field.

Now, you can confidently pursue a number of career options. With your Norwich degree, you will gain the ability to apply knowledge and proficiency in general management to specific management environments, contexts and challenges. Choose a specialized concentration tailored to your career goals  — such as receiving an internal promotion, ensuring a smooth military-to-civilian transition or preparing to earn a master’s degree.

You, at Norwich

Our approach to integrated curricula allows you to take courses in a wide range of subjects, as well as the opportunity to explore a specific topic of study in depth.

Transfer up to 90 semester credits and complete your degree in fewer than two years.

Several start dates per year offer you the ability to enroll when it fits your schedule.

Relevant electives, including Strategic Communications or Business and Professional Writing.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

 

 

Next Bachelor's Session Start Dates: 

SUMMER B: June 24, 2024

FALL A: August 26, 2024

FALL B: October 21, 2024

Program & Details

At a Glance

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Multiple start dates per year

 

 

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    
learn@norwich.edu

Transfer Credits


You may receive the equivalent of up to 90 semester credits for training and prior learning that meet specific course requirements in the program.
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International Admissions


Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits


Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As a part of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Prior college courses, completed with a grade of C or better, from regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher learning, or the equivalent from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a NACES approved agency.
    • ACE-reviewed military or professional training for which college credits are recommended.*
    • Other military or professional training reviewed by Norwich University for which college credit has been assessed, or is stipulated in a MOU.
    • Credit recommended based on scores on standardized tests such as CLEP.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL is required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.**
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.**
    • Successful completion of an associate’s degree from an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

*Prospective students who have completed military or professional training that has not been ACE reviewed may petition to Chair of Continuing Studies to have their training reviewed and assessed for transfer credit.

Please Note: All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

SPECIAL NOTE TO NORWICH UNIVERSITY RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS:

  • If you are a residential undergraduate student at Norwich University, you may enroll in CGCS courses only with written permission of the Dean of the College of Graduate of Continuing Studies, your undergraduate advisor, and your major undergraduate department chair and/or dean via the petition to enroll at CGCS form on the registrar's webpage.

Admissions Process

To apply, you must submit the following no less than four weeks prior to your desired start date:

  • Application form
  • Resume is required if applying for transfer credit.
  • Official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF), sent to the address below.
  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, sent to the address below.
  • If entering with no military or college credit, applicants must show proof of high school completion via diploma or GED.

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

Students who enter the program with 59 credits or less of prior coursework or the equivalent must complete general elective courses to reach the 60-credit threshold before moving into the core curriculum. Some of the key courses are:

COMM315 -- Technology-Mediated Communication 
This course is a study of human communication and the effect of modern technology on it. Students review basic communication theory, including non-verbal and intercultural communication, and then evaluate the impact of technology on the effectiveness and efficiency of communication. Topics include: spoken versus written communication; synchronous versus asynchronous communication; the status of world languages on the internet; the impact of social media; modern workplace communication; and trends in the development of communication technology.

MNGT309 -- Management of Organizations 
A study of the functions of modern management: planning, organization, staffing, leading, and controlling. This study is applicable to the management of military, government, educational and non-profit, as well as business organizations. The ethical and social responsibilities of management and contemporary challenges such as the internationalization of organizations are integrated in all aspects of this course.

QM213 -- Business Statistics 
A course emphasizing the development and presentation of statistical data for business and economic decision-making. Topics will include survey methods, statistical description measures, sampling distributions, statistical inference procedures, simple regression and time series analysis, and construction and use of index numbers.

After completion of the core curriculum, students focus their studies on a concentration of their choice. The program will culminate with the capstone course.

Concentrations available:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Leadership Studies
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Management Studies program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.

Major

Norwich University Online's Bachelor's programs are an investment in your future that we can help you manage from a financial perspective. There are many ways to get financial assistance and many strategies that can help you achieve your goals. Whatever your individual situation, we can guide you through the financial planning process.

Tuition at a Glance
Credit Hours: 30-120
Credits per Term: 3-12
Cost Per Credit Hour: $375
Additional fees & discounts may apply.


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Paying for your Education

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Alumni Testimonials

Michele Turner, CGCS alum

What made Norwich stand out was that when I looked through the information, it wasn’t just structured as a checklist of academic requirements, there was really a sense of family.

Michele Turner

'12, Master of Science in Business Continuity

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Thomas Rouan

Going to Norwich means you are actively choosing to excel beyond the academic standards of many other colleges to sharpen your leadership toolset.

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'22 Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies

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Learning to lead oneself, others, the organization, and in service, all while incorporating Norwich values-based leadership taxonomies will create the conditions for success not just professionally, but personally as well.

Christopher Greca

'21 Master of Science in Leadership

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Anh Brown

Norwich provides the right mix for me to excel in life.

Anh Brown

'19 Master of Science in Leadership

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Michele Turner, CGCS alum

Michele Turner

Hartley 2016 Computer Security & Information Assurance Major

Joshua Hartley

Thomas Rouan

Thomas Rouan

Christopher Greca headshot

Christopher Greca

Anh Brown

Anh Brown

Faculty & Staff

Join professionals from around the globe and learn from experienced faculty as you complete your degree and open up new professional and personal possibilities for yourself.

Careers & Outcomes

Leaders Wanted

Keen management is an essential component of any organization, and the skills therein are applicable across most—if not all—industries. As such, skilled managers continue to be in high demand; the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of management jobs will increase by eight percent by 2026. This projected growth presents a tremendous opportunity for working adults who wish to move into management positions, and Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Management Studies online program can help you develop the skills necessary to take your career to the next level.

Career Outcomes

Norwich’s online management studies degree is specifically targeted towards individuals who possess considerable professional experience but may need a bachelor’s degree in order to become eligible for mid- to high-level management positions. Our graduates have the opportunity to finish the program with a wealth of relevant skills and knowledge, and can confidently pursue a number of career options—from receiving an internal promotion, to ensuring a smooth military-to-civilian transition, to preparing to earn a master’s degree.

Examples of Career Paths

  • Business Analyst
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing Manager
  • Military Officer
  • Public Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Data Analytics
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  • General Operations Manager

Types of Employers

  • Local, State and Federal Agencies
  • U.S. Military
  • Technology Firms
  • Private-Sector Organizations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Retail & Wholesaling
  • Entrepreneurial Business & Startups
  • Colleges & Universities