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Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Learn Key Skills to Influence Business Decision-Making

Advance your education with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from DeVry University. This hybrid or online business administration degree program is designed to give you a solid foundation in core business concepts and explores how different parts of a business work together to create real-world impact. 

Our program offers hands-on experience with real-world business scenarios to help you build many of the skills and practices used in today’s global marketplace. Courses in our Bachelor’s in Business Administration Program address technology applications, effective communication, market influences, management principles and more.

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 (, 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 today’s workplace.

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:

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.
Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

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

During this program, you’ll have opportunities to analyze business opportunities and risks, work with databases to examine statistical and financial data and produce financial statements using GAAP accounting guidelines. You’ll also apply marketing strategies for products and services and leverage technology to develop solutions for daily operations.

Specifically, our Bachelor's in Business Administration covers the following:

  • Administration and Management
    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management and resource management.
  • Critical Thinking
    Learn how to 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.

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

DeVry is proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Our Bachelor’s in Business Administration is accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Student Achievement

Career Opportunities in Business Administration

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

Program Courses

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
Business Core1
Data Analysis with Spreadsheets (With Lab)
Introduction to Business and Technology
Computer Applications for Business (With Lab)
Principles of Management

+ Choose one below:

Fundamentals of Accounting
Financial Accounting

¥All students pursuing ACCT or FIN specializations must take ACCT212

Finance and Management
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Business
Principles of Economics

+ Choose one below:

Project Managment
Project Management for the Profession

10All students pursuing the PROJ concentration must take PROJ404.

Senior Project
Senior Project

+ Choose one below:

Business Analysis
Introduction to Programming
Leadership and Facilitating Change
Communication for a Diverse Workplace
Management of Technology Resources

+ Choose one below:

Budgeting and Forecasting
Cross-Cultural Leadership
Principles and Theory of Security Management
General Degree Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Principles of Ethics

+ Choose one below:

Introduction to the Humanities
Multi-Ethnic Humanities
Social Sciences
The Legal Environment
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Nutrition, Health and Wellness (With Lab)

+ Choose one below:

Quantitative Reasoning
Statistics for Decision-Making

8Students selecting the Business Intelligence and Analytics Management major/concentration must take MATH221.

Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
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:

  1. 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 you find the right one for you.

  2. Submit your application and complete the admissions process. We’ll help you evaluate your transfer credits and develop a financing plan.

  3. Create your schedule. Our classes start every eight weeks, which means you can start classes when it works for you.

  4. 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.

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

  • 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.

How To Choose a Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree Program

When choosing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration program, consider the following factors.


Is the school accredited? Accreditation shows that the institution has met strict quality standards. For instance, DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning

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.


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 on-campus 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.

Program Features

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

  • Accounting

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics Management

  • Finance

  • 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.

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?

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

As a student in our online business administration degree program, you’ll complete your coursework through our convenient online class portal. Learn more about how online education works.

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.

Learn about business administration degree requirements and the benefits of earning a business administration degree.

Is a business administration degree a BA or BS?

Our Bachelor’s in Business Administration is a bachelor 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.

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Related Programs

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.

*Student Achievement At-a-Glance - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1According to the BLS, Employment in business and financial operations occupations, on a national level, are projected to grow 5% from 2019 to 2029. Local growth will vary by location.
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. 
10All 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.