Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

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Program at a Glance

  • Aviation management
  • Business development
  • Construction management
  • Digital and social media management
  • Financial analysis
  • FinTech
  • Global marketing management
  • Hospitality sustainability
  • Human resources
  • Information system management
  • Management
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Real estate
  • Sport entertainment management
  • Supply chain management and logistics
  • Wealth management and financial planning
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Effort Per Course
15–18 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
4 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
(120 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
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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

Former Purdue Global graduate shares how she was able to work full time and earn her degree online.

Graduate Pamela Rohan shares how she was able to work full time and earn her business degree online.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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.

Military Transfer Credits

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.

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Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational 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

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

    Financial Aid FAQ

  • Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • Prior Military Experience

    We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

    Credit for Military Training

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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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.

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Sample Courses
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Major Credits
  • Elective Credits
  • Total Credits

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.

  • 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.

  • Concentrate your degree in a fast-growing field. Develop innovations used to enhance and automate the delivery of financial services.

  • Gain a thorough understanding of advertising, promotion, PR, consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing research, and more.

  • Take on advanced roles in the hospitality industry while focusing on sustainability, with insights into climate change, social responsibility, customer service excellence, ecological matters and more.

  • Prepare for leadership roles in human resource management while learning employment practices, personnel administration, employee training, benefits, and more.

  • 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.

  • Develop skills in sports analytics, learn how to manage sports programs, discover sports sponsorships and sales, and more.

  • Learn the logistics behind supply chain management while gaining skills in procurement, maintenance, transportation of materials, and more.

  • Explore the concepts of a healthy financial portfolio while developing skills in communication and sales that prepare you to plan and manage investments.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial occupations in the U.S. is projected to grow 7% between 2021 and 2031, 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:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Coordination
  3. Speaking
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. 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.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 51% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 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 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.