+ Choose one below:
While both degrees offer core courses in topics ranging from economics to finance to marketing, their overall focuses differ. Business management emphasizes managing, planning and organizing while business administration allows you to specialize in an area of business operation.
Business management concentrates on organizational operations and processes to help you oversee a business department's day-to-day operations. You’ll have the opportunity to learn skills like how to market a business, manage staff and processes and develop growth strategies.
Business administration emphasizes the responsibilities of specific roles within an organization. It helps you prepare to pursue a career in a particular department in business—such as accounting, marketing or economics.
At DeVry, students in our business administration degree program can choose from the following specializations:
Generally, you can earn your Bachelor's in Business Administration in as little as 2 years and 8 months8, or sooner with qualifying transfer credits.
Our Bachelor’s in Business Administration is a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree.
There are many career options that you can pursue with a degree in business administration. Some potential career paths include operations manager, sales manager, management analyst or financial analyst.
Learn more about why a business administration degree can be worth the investment.
This Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree program is designed to accommodate students with a wide range of experience as well as those with little to no prior college education or work experience. If you have relevant prior college credits or qualifying professional experience, you might consider a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management, which offers many of the same specializations.
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1According to the BLS, Employment in business and financial operations occupations, on a national level, are projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm
2Students may start this program as "Undeclared," but must select a specialization after earning 30 semester-credit hours
3Students 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
4Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
5Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
6Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
8Students selecting the Business Intelligence and Analytics Management major/concentration must take MATH221.
9Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
10Students selecting the Business Intelligence and Analytics Management major/concentration must take MATH221.
11All students pursuing the PROJ concentration must take PROJ404.
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.