Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.


Get to Know Our Bachelor's in Business Administration.

When you partner with DeVry to earn your Bachelor’s in Business Administration, you’ll study core concepts used by Fortune 500 companies, taught by our faculty of knowledgeable professors. This includes experiential projects in accounting, marketing, project management, human resources and more. Plus, to help you prepare for the interconnected workplaces and business markets of tomorrow, your general studies may include communications, humanities, mathematics and social sciences.

This program is designed to accommodate students with a wide range of experience. If you have little or no prior college education or work experience, you will fit right in. If you do, you may also want to consider our Technical Management or Management degree programs, which are available with many of the same specializations.

Business Administration Specializations

Customize your Bachelor’s in Business Administration based on your goals with one of 11 specializations. You can pick one right away or wait until you're more familiar with the space1:

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Bachelor’s in Business Administration covers the following:

  • Critical Thinking
    Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematical Reasoning
    Use mathematical formulas to solve problems or project outcomes.
  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the most appropriate choice.
  • Administration and Management
    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.


Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Bachelor’s in Business Administration may explore careers such as:

  • General and Operations Manager

  • Sales Manager

  • Administrative Services Manager

  • Industrial Production Management

  • Construction Manager

  • Social and Community Service Manager

  • Cost Estimator

  • Management Analyst

  • Financial Analyst

Core Degree Courses

Business Core2

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Finance and Management

ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN379 Finance
ECON312 Principles of Economics

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project


CIS115 Logic and Design
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3255 Environmental Sociology
LAWS3106 The Legal Environment

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2287 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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FAQs: Business Administration

What is the difference between a Business Management degree and a Business Administration degree?

A business management degree prioritizes planning and organizing whereas a business administration degree allows you to focus on a specialized area.

Although both of these degrees share core courses that vary from finance to economics to marketing, they also have some differences.

What business degree specializations can I choose from?

Our business administration degree offers 11 specializations to choose from including accounting, analytics, health services management and human resources among others, allowing you to choose the path you’re most passionate about. View all of our business specializations.

How can I earn my bachelor's degree in business administration online?

You can apply for admission to our online business administration degree on our website or through talking to one of our admissions representatives. Our representatives are here to help you, so if you have any questions regarding your Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, they will be there to help you as much as they can whenever you are ready.

How long it will take for me to earn my business administration degree?

Generally, you can earn your bachelor's in business administration in 2 years and 8 months and potentially sooner with qualifying transfer credits.

Related Programs

*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs.
1Students may start this program as "Undeclared," but must select a specialization after earning 30 semester-credit hours 
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement:
(a) all of: BUSN412; GSCM206
(b) one of: BUSN369; INTP491 and INTP492
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.