Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
Program at a Glance
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 750,000 additional business professionals will be needed between 2020 and 2030.*
- Shorten your path to an MBA with the accelerated bachelor's-to-master's option.
- Focus your business degree plan with elective courses in 15 business concentration areas:
- Aviation management
- Business development
- Construction management
- Digital and social media management
- Financial analyst
- Global marketing management
- Human resources
- Information system management
- Project management
- Real estate
- Sport entertainment management
- Supply chain management and logistics
- Wealth management and financial planning
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Purdue Global Career Outcomes 2020–2021
Each year, our Center for Career Advancement sends a NACE First Destination survey to our graduating class to learn more about their career choices and potential income within 18 months of graduation. We’re proud of our recent Purdue Global alumni accomplishments.
Graduates in Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program were employed or continued their education within 18 months of graduation.
“Career Outcomes Rate” is not the same as an “employment rate”—it includes graduates who are: (1) employed (whether full or part time); (2) participating in a program of voluntary service, (3) serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, or (4) enrolled in a program of continuing education. This rate may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global. (9,106 graduates surveyed across associate's, bachelor's, master's, JD, EJD, and DNP programs from July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020. 7,803 of 9,106 replied.)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Overview
A bachelor’s degree in business administration can prepare you for success in today’s competitive business environment. Our program focuses on helping you become an effective and efficient manager. Through our comprehensive online business administration degree curriculum, you have the opportunity to:
- Develop communication and critical-thinking skills as well as the technical competencies to become an effective business leader.
- Gain a detailed understanding of business functions including human resources, marketing, operations, finance, and supply chain management.
- Study group behavior to establish team-building and decision-making skills.
- Complete a capstone course in which you will demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts learned to real-world business management scenarios.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
What Our Graduates Say
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Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Purdue Global’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The human resources concentration aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
Servicemembers and veterans can earn a degree faster with our PME2Degree® program. Use our Military Transfer Credit Estimator to see how much of your training counts as credit.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Reach Your Career Goals Sooner
Accelerated MBA Option
Interested in continuing on to pursue a graduate degree? Earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's degree courses can gain you entry into a shortened version of Purdue Global's MBA. Complete both your bachelor's degree and master's degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.
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Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
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What Courses Will I Take?
Coursework helps you develop communication and critical-thinking skills as well as technical competencies to become an effective business leader.
The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the field of business.See All Business Courses
- Business Law
- Organizational Behavior
- Operations Management
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits83
- Elective Credits52
- Total Credits180
Business Administration Concentrations
The concentrations in business administration allow you to personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path.
View more details about the business administration concentrations.
Prepare for leadership roles in the airspace management system while learning how to construct flight schedules, understand laws and federal regulations, and more.
Master B2B and B2C selling concepts, customer analysis and relationships, and leadership strategies for salesforce management.
Gain foundational knowledge of construction methods with skills in plan reading, project management, delivery methods, methods and materials, cost estimating, and more.
Digital and social media management
Study successful online marketing and advertising management while gaining skills in social media, market analysis, and more.
Learn how to apply financial concepts to a variety of corporate functions with skills in financial-statement analysis, cash-flow analysis, and more.
Global marketing management
Gain a thorough understanding of advertising, promotion, PR, consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing research, and more.
Prepare for leadership roles in human resource management while learning employment practices, personnel administration, employee training, benefits, and more.
Information system management
Gain foundational skills in project management, IT consulting, and management of information systems and technological innovation.
Study the fundamentals of effective teamwork, improve your communication skills, and evaluate information management, planning, and control in business environments.
Gain practical skills in negotiating and monitoring agreements and contracts, working remotely, analyzing proposals and financial reports, and evaluating suppliers of goods and services.
Prepare for leadership roles in project management with skills in strategic project selection and initiation, planning, project execution, monitoring and control, and more.
Study real estate transactions while building foundational knowledge in negotiation, loan and financing options, and real estate laws that impact the public.
Sport entertainment management
Develop skills in sports analytics, learn how to manage sports programs, discover sports sponsorships and sales, and more.
Supply chain management and logistics
Learn the logistics behind supply chain management while gaining skills in procurement, maintenance, transportation of materials, and more.
Wealth management and financial planning
Explore the concepts of a healthy financial portfolio while developing skills in communication and sales that prepare you to plan and manage investments.
Why Choose a Bachelor's in Business Administration
Consider these additional resources on the value of an undergraduate degree in business, and some potential career pathways with a BSBA.
A degree in business administration can set you up for professional growth in a wide range of career paths.
Read up on career options with a BS in Business Administration, including required skills and typical responsibilities.
If your goal is to work in marketing, an undergraduate degree in business can provide an excellent foundation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial occupations in the U.S. is projected to grow 8% between 2020 and 2030, and a bachelor’s degree is considered required entry-level education for most of these occupations.†
Whether you are preparing for entry-level management positions or want to advance in your current career, a bachelor's degree in business administration may help you qualify for opportunities in a variety of fields including marketing, finance, human resources, and accounting.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Business Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
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Prepare yourself for success in today's competitive business environment.
*Job Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Business and Financial Occupations, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.
†Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Certain accounting and finance positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.