Health and Beauty Management Online Associate Degree


The health and beauty management online associate degree is designed for students who have previously earned a cosmetology, cosmetology instructor, esthetician, massage therapy, barbering, or nail tech license (or a combination thereof) and want to complement their experience with business skills. This degree is an excellent option for students who wish to pursue a management career or become an entrepreneur in the health and beauty sector.

A maximum of 61.5 quarter credit hours from a cosmetology, cosmetology instructor, esthetician, massage therapy license (or a combination thereof) is required to transfer into the health and beauty vocational core.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Identify a variety of employment options in the health and beauty sector.
  • Create a comprehensive health and beauty business plan.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Design a plan for participating in professional activities and pursuing personal and professional development.

Students have up to three terms from the date of enrollment to present a copy/copies of their valid state license/s. Students holding a current state or national license or certification from an accredited cosmetology, cosmetology instructor, massage therapy, or esthetician program will receive transfer credits up to 75% of the degree, based on the appropriate documentation and/or articulated program hours. Combinations of the specified licenses will also be accepted. Number of transfer credits awarded may vary based on state licensure and educational requirements.

If at least 45 credits are not awarded for such licenses, the student will fulfill the vocational core with recommended business electives (courses coded AC, EC, FN, MG, MT, OL, OM).

Course Listing (90 Credits)

HB2100D     Mastering Cosmetology Business


EN1150     Composition I

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication


MA Mathematics Elective OR
SC Science Elective


HU Humanities Elective

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.