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Get to Know Our Bachelor's in Business Administration
While earning your Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, you’ll study core concepts used by Fortune 500 companies, taught by our faculty of knowledgeable professors. Concepts covered include accounting, marketing, project management, human resources and more. To help you prepare for the interconnected workplaces of tomorrow, your general studies will include communications, humanities, mathematics and social sciences.
These courses are designed to help you receive a well-rounded education and build critical thinking skills that can be used across many professions. Here are a few reasons to consider our Bachelor’s in Business Administration:
- Join a growing field: Career opportunities in business and financial occupations are projected to keep pace with the national average, with about 750,800 new jobs through 2030.1
- Feel confident: Our Bachelor’s in 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: Our faculty members teach real-world skills that are applicable to
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.
Business Administration Specializations
Graduates of our Bachelor’s in Business Administration may explore careers such as:
General and Operations Manager
Administrative Services Manager
Industrial Production Management
Social and Community Service Manager
Bachelor’s in Business Administration Courses
Our Business Administration degree program can help you develop a strong foundation in core business concepts. It is designed to help you learn effective communication, leadership and decision-making skills. During the program you’ll also learn to demonstrate teamwork with diverse populations and use real-world applications to solve business problems. The following list represents the core and general degree coursework our business administration students will experience.
Core Degree Courses
|BIS155||Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab|
|BUSN115||Introduction to Business and Technology|
|COMP100||Computer Applications for Business with Lab|
|MGMT303||Principles of Management|
Finance and Management
|BIS245||Database Essentials for Business with Lab|
|ECON312||Principles of Economics|
|CIS115||Logic and Design|
|MGMT408||Management of Technology Resources|
|SEC310||Principles and Theory of Security Management|
General Degree Courses
|LAS432||Technology, Society, and Culture|
|ETHC334||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace|
|ETHC445||Principles of Ethics|
|HUMN303||Introduction to the Humanities|
|LAWS3107||The Legal Environment|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
|SOCS350||Cultural Diversity in the Professions|
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
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
How to Earn Your Business Administration Degree Online
Follow these steps to pursue your online business administration degree at DeVry:
- Contact us to speak to an Admissions Representative who will get to know you and your education goals, talk you through our various degree programs and help find the right one for you.
- Submit your application and complete the admissions process. We’ll help you evaluate your transfer credits and develop a financing plan.
- Create your schedule. Our classes start every eight weeks, which means you can start classes when it works for you.
- Complete your online classes. You’ll access each course through our convenient online platform. There, you’ll engage with lectures, take part in discussions and complete assignments.
Skills You Can Gain in the Business Administration Degree Program
The core courses in your business administration degree program are designed to teach you foundational business skills such as:
- Accounting: Learn to analyze financial statements and accounting information to make decisions.
- Business Strategy: Prepare to navigate the modern global world of business by reviewing relevant case studies. Develop skills for critical thinking, decision-making and leadership.
- Economics: Prepare for the real world of economics by learning about strategic planning, management and analytics.
- Finance: Learn the basics of corporate finance and use software to analyze and solve real-world business concerns.
- Leadership and Teamwork: Develop leadership and teamwork skills as you practice business decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Management: Develop your managerial skills and learn the basics of managerial theories and responsibilities. Explore the crucial areas of human resources, planning, organizing, business communication and directing.
- Marketing: Expand your marketing skillset and keep up with the latest trends by studying subjects like forecasting and selling as well as how marketing and operations intersect.
- Statistics: Learn research and evaluation techniques to help you analyze data and make informed decisions.
How to Choose a Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree Program
Is the school accredited? Accreditation shows that the institution has met strict quality standards. For instance, DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org8.
In addition, specialized accreditation is granted to schools that meet high standards in business education. Some of our programs (including our Bachelor’s in Business Administration) have received additional accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Your education must fit your budget. Work with your school to determine costs and what financial assistance is available to you. Financial aid teams can help evaluate your eligibility for student loans, scholarships and grants.
Explore and hybrid learning options. These allow you to fit your education into your life by giving you the choice to complete your degree online or with a mix of online and on-campus learning.
Graduates of our Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration must complete at least 124 credit hours. This can be done in as little as 2 years and 8 months.9
Students in our business administration degree program can customize their degree with a specialization that fits their career aspirations and goals, including
- Business Intelligence and Analytics Management
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Health Services Management
- Hospitality Management
- Human Resource Management
- Project Management
- Sales and Marketing
- Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Enrolling in a bachelor’s degree in business administration program requires a high school diploma or the equivalent. You'll also need to complete an interview with an Admissions Representative, an admissions application and various steps as part of the enrollment process.
Benefits of a Business Administration Degree
As with any industry, the benefits of a business administration degree will vary depending on your individual skillset, professional background and personal goals. Here are some of the potential benefits of working in business administration:
- Opportunities are on the rise – The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 750,800 jobs in the areas of business and financial operations between 2020 and 2030.1[DE1]
- Work in a variety of industries – Effective business skills are needed for a variety of roles in nearly all organizations and industries.
- Hone your leadership skills – Understanding how businesses operate and various functions intersect can help prepare you to work within or lead cross-functional teams.
- Gain well-rounded knowledge – Business professionals often maintain a well-rounded knowledge base in many areas of business from accounting and finance to project management and technology trends.
- Pave your own path – With so many potential paths you can take, a business administration degree can help you carve out a future that aligns with your individual goals.
FAQs: Business Administration
What is the difference between a Business Management degree and a Business Administration degree?
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.
What business degree specializations can I choose from?
At DeVry, students in our business administration degree program can choose from the following specializations:
How can I earn my bachelor's degree in business administration online?
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 little as 2 years and 8 months8, or sooner with qualifying transfer credits.
Is a business administration degree a BA or BS?
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 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.