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Business Administration Degree Oonline

Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program shows you how to integrate management, marketing, accounting and finance concepts. Fully develop your analytical, organizational and leadership talents as you prepare for career advancement with your Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months per Semester (Total 8 Semesters)

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  What You'll Learn

The Business Administration degree online program is comprised of 40 courses of 3 credits each. Content includes a course overview, lecture notes, practice exercises, computer-scored multiple-choice tests and hand-graded assignments.

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Semester 1

EN110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

This course will help students sharpen skills that will help in achieving maximum learning as they complete their degree programs. Taking this course will unlock students’ undiscovered potential and will help them discover their multiple intelligences and best ways to learn. This course will also help students uncover strengths and build from them, as well as explore the areas where they might change behaviors to ensure college success.
CreditHours3

SP180 - Principles of Public Speaking 

This course teaches the students fundamental principles while emphasizing skills development in the practice of public speaking. It covers purposes, methods and steps in preparing speeches, develops communication skills in listening, speech criticism, audience analysis and writing, and provides effective delivery techniques to present a variety of speeches.
CreditHours3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
CreditHours3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today’s office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
CreditHours3

C15 - Principles of Management  

This is an introduction to the principles and practices of management, with emphasis on the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Topics also include effective leadership and motivational techniques, communication, social responsibility and ethics, managing change and conflict, and control.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
CreditHours3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   C05 - Business Communication  

This course presents the basics of written communication in business. It also explores differences in approach and format for various business documents, and covers techniques for planning, researching, organizing, and writing reports.
Credit Hours: 3

C06 - Business Ethics  

This course explores current ethical issues in the business world, including social and professional responsibilities, organizational relationships, employee rights and obligations, workplace discrimination, organizational culture, and ethics in a global economy.
Credit Hours: 3

A01 - Introduction to Accounting  

This course reviews the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping and the debit/credit method of recording transactions. The bookkeeping cycle, from recording transactions to preparing financial statements, is included. Emphasis is placed on service concerns operating as sole proprietorships.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for BU330

Semester 3

General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 100-200 Level)   General Education Elective (Humanities/Fine Arts 100-200 Level)   C16 - Principles of Marketing  

This course focuses on the facilitation of exchange relationships in a dynamic environment through the creation, distribution, promotion, and pricing of goods, services, and ideas. The concepts of market segmentation, buyer behavior, branding, marketing strategies, and services marketing will be stressed, in addition to the processes of planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling marketing activities.
Credit Hours: 3

C07 - Personal Finance or C09 - Principles of Finance*  

C07: This is a consumer-oriented overview of the practical application of economic concepts. The course emphasizes decision making about budgeting, savings, consumer strategies, insurance, investing, retirement planning, and estate planning.
Credit Hours: 3

C09: This course provides a focused look at the management of capital in a business firm. Emphasis is placed on policies and actions relating to asset structure, risk, income, and cash flows. Operating and financial analysis are also explored.
Credit Hours: 3

C13 - Microeconomics  

This is an introduction to microeconomics, with emphasis on the functioning of individual markets and their effectiveness for resource allocation. Topics include price and production theory, competition, labor, the distribution of income, and the theory of household behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for C11, BU310

Semester 4

C17 - College Mathematics or MA240 - College Algebra*  

C17: This is a comprehensive review of mathematical skills and concepts commonly used in academic and vocational applications. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimal notation, ratios and proportions, percents, statistics and measurement, geometry, real numbers, and algebra.
Credit Hours: 3

MA240: This course introduces the major concepts of college-level algebra. The course begins with basic concepts such as sets and numbers but quickly moves into intermediate algebra topics, emphasizing concepts most often used in computer science. The student will gain extensive experience in evaluating and manipulating expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

C12 - Business Law  

This course presents the basic principles of business law as applied to contracts, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, agency and employment, business organization, insurance and bankruptcy, and real property.
Credit Hours: 3

Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Semester 5

MA260 - Statistical Analysis I  

This is an introduction to the foundations of statistical analysis, including distributions, measures of location and dispersion, probability, the normal probability distribution, sampling and testing methods, and decision analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: MA140, MA270

BU360 - Social Impact of Business  

This course examines broad social, ethical, and technological trends that affect business operations, exploring some of the effects and implications of business-society interactions related to public issues, ethics and social responsibility, the environment, culture and diversity, and the process of globalization.
Credit Hours: 3

BM350 - Marketing Management  

Building on the student',s understanding of basic marketing, this course reviews a few of the bedrock principles and theories of marketing including strategic planning, marketing information, target marketing, the marketing mix, marketing in specialized fields such as service marketing, and global marketing. Developing marketing plans and solving marketing problems in a case study environment is also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (300-400 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Semester 6

BU350 - Organizational Behavior  

Focusing on the people in the organization and how they work and behave, this course examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork, the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, and conflict management. The course also discusses how to motivate people and improve employee performance, provide feedback, and use rewards and positive reinforcement.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ420 - Human Resources Management  

This course examines what can or should be done to make working people more productive, satisfied, and focused on achieving their firm',s business objectives. Students also learn how to manage employee performance through human resource planning and development.
Credit Hours: 3

BU330 - Accounting for Managers  

This course examines the principles and procedures for developing accounting information for managerial decision-making. Topics include value-chain and cost analysis, organizational performance measurement, inventory management, financial and operational budgeting, economic pricing concepts, capital investment decision-making and analysis, product quality control systems, customer service cost accounting systems, and the tools for measuring an organization',s financial performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: A01

General Education Elective (300-400 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Semester 7

BU450 - Leadership Skills  

Providing a basic foundation to equip students for future leadership activities in business, government, and society, this course explores the history, philosophy, theories, and concepts of leadership and its relationship to the management of organizational change. It also demonstrates skills needed to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction, and inspire employees.
Credit Hours: 3

BU340 - Managerial Finance I  

This course examines the foundational tools of business finance and their applications to controlling the firm',s financial environment, including financial analysis, planning and forecasting, valuation, capital budgeting techniques, and risk management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: C11, MA260, BU310

BU460 - Electronic Commerce  

This course introduces the managerial applications of Internet technology for a successful Web-based organization. The course examines the application of management principles to electronic business models, including business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-business commercial ventures. It also presents the strategic application of EC principles to the process of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational processes, adding value to current business practices, and driving the development of new value-added activities.
Credit Hours: 3

Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Semester 8

BU470 - Strategic Management  

This course provides students with a framework to master strategic management problems and issues in rapidly changing business environments. Topics include the strategic management process, the nature of competitive advantage, functional, business, and corporate level strategies, strategy in the global environment, and strategy design and implementation.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ440 - Quality Control  

This course introduces the statistical basis of quality control and the application of tools to the design, implementation, and analysis of a quality management system. Topics include continuous improvement, quality measurement, variation, productivity, and the historical development of quality control.
Credit Hours: 3

BU490 - Business Ethics or BZ400 - Strategic Information Technology*  

BU490 - Business Ethics Examines ethics and values in business, beginning with an introduction to ethics in business. The perspective then broadens to include corporate ethics and the role of moral leadership in business, and concludes with an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ400 - Strategic Information Technology* Students explore the major current issues and challenges facing the design, implementation and use of information technology systems in organizations.
Credit Hours: 3

Elective (300-400 Level)  

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*If students expect to complete a bachelor's degree, C09 is required, MA240 is required. Students must take a Business Ethics course to complete a bachelor's degree in business administration.

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  What You Get

Start any time, study at your own pace and take exams on your schedule with our Business Administration degree online program. Each course provides a balance of important theoretical concepts and practical knowledge. Affordable tuition and interest-free monthly payments assure you can graduate debt-free. Your tuition covers:

Carefully selected business administration degree courses ensure a balance of essential theory and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive textbooks & study guides
  • Instructor guidance
  • Online, open-book exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Career search and time management guides
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates receive a diploma suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your Bachelor of Business Administration degree will be an important addition to your resume, clearing the way for career success.

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