Bachelor's Degree in Business Management: Salon and Spa Management

The Business of Beauty

Develop the management style needed to oversee salons and spas.

business salon & spa management
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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
180 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
12 quarters full time
36 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
93% for 2012 - 2013
*Employment rate is for the Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration/Business Management

Salary Range:
Full-time $20,000 - $88,000

Our unique program gives students the business background needed to move into a management position in a salon or spa. 

The growing popularity of salons and spas has created a need for qualified individuals in management positions.

Transfer in credits from your cosmetology or massage background and get a head start on the next step in your career.

Salon and Spa Management Highlights

Students take emphasis classes, including:

  • Salon and Spa Business Strategies
  • Trends in Salon and Spa Business
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Service Marketing



  • Salon and Spa Business Strategies

    This course introduces students to practical business matters that are vital to the overall operations of the salon or spa business. Application based learning reinforces the importance of comprehensive planning for starting, maintaining and growing a successful business.

    Trends in Salon and Spa Business

    Students are introduced to current issues and trends in the Salon and Spa industry dealing with topics such as marketing, treatments, modalities, customer service and employment opportunities. Students will discuss these emerging trends and research how these changes affect industry standards and business strategies.

    Recruitment and Retention

    The practical implications of recruiting and retaining employees are learned in this course, including effects on business success. Students prepare systematic approaches to making hiring decisions that enhance a business’ human resources.

    Service Marketing

    Course focuses on the competitive advantage a business gains when it provides high-quality service. Topics include mediums used to implement a marketing plan for a service-oriented business and contrasts between product and service marketing.


    The practicum integrates program and general education training through hands-on applications in a workplace environment. Working under the direction and supervision of business owners, managers, supervisors or industry experts, students maintain ethical and professional work standards while applying classroom learning.

  • Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates:

    Bachelor's in Business Management Graduates Joly 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013

    1. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
    2. Vi Salus Sciences
    3. Superior Steel Supply, LLC
    4. Primera Technology
    5. Nelson Marketing
    6. Milltronics Manufacturing
    7. Mayo Clinic
    8. Edward Jones Investments - MO
    9. Citi Financial, Brooklyn Park