Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

Learn Key Skills for Today's Marketplace with a Business Administration Degree

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.

  • Join a growing field: Career opportunities, on a national level, in business and financial operations are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, with about 476,200 new jobs through 2029.1
  • Feel confident: DeVry’s Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org), demonstrating that it meets standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.
  • Learn from experienced professors: DeVry’s faculty teach real-world skills and experiences in business that are applicable to today’s workplace.

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.

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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 space.2

Available business administration degree specializations include:

What You'll Learn

DeVry’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program covers concepts related to general business principles, including accounting, marketing, management and the analytic skills that inform business decision-making.

Learn to analyze business opportunities and risks, work with databases to examine statistical and financial data, and produce financial statements using GAAP guidelines. Apply marketing strategies for products and services, and leverage technology to develop solutions for daily operations.

Specifically, 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.

ACCREDITATION MATTERS

Certain programs are accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org.

ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body that is based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. It evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to assess whether a business program offers a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.

Career Opportunities

With business and financial operations career opportunities, on a national level, projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 20291. Graduates of DeVry’s 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

Bachelor’s in Business Administration Courses

DeVry University's Business Administration degree program can help you develop a strong foundation in core business concepts. The program is designed to produce graduates who are able to communicate effectively, develop leadership and decision-making skills, demonstrate teamwork with diverse populations, and use real-world applications to solve business problems. The following represents the core and general degree coursework our business administration students will experience.

Core Degree Courses

Business Core3

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

Electives

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

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1124 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities5

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

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3256 Environmental Sociology
LAWS3107 The Legal Environment

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2288 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?

DeVry’s business administration degree offers 11 specializations to choose from, including accounting, business intelligence and analytics management, 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 DeVry’s online business administration degree on our website or by talking to one of our representatives. They are here to help you with any questions regarding earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration whenever you are ready.


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

Generally, you can earn your Bachelor's in Business Administration in as few as 2 years and 8 months2, potentially sooner with qualifying transfer credits.


Is a business administration degree a BA or BS?

At DeVry, our Bachelor’s in Business Administration is a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree.


What can you do with a bachelor's degree in business administration?

There are many career options available across a variety of industries for those who earn a bachelor's degree in business administration. Some potential career paths include operations manager, sales manager, management analyst or financial analyst.


Related Programs

This Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree program is designed to accommodate students with a wide range of experience or those with little to no prior college education and 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.


*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs.
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 enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
9Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. Additional program information may be found on our Degree Programs page.

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.