Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

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Program at a Glance
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 750,000 additional business professionals will be needed between 2016 and 2026.*
  • Focus your business degree plan with elective courses in 14 business concentration areas.
  • Shorten your path to an MBA with the accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s option.
  • This degree program is eligible for the Tuition Cap, which ensures you only pay a fixed amount for your education.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
TUITION CAP MAX COST $45,000
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

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.

Our Tuition Cap Lowers the Cost of Your Education

Know exactly how much your education will cost when you enroll and save 33% off the total cost of your tuition.

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Purdue Global’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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The human resources concentration aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. 
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Career Opportunities

Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations between 2016 and 2026, 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
  • Accounting

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.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a 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.

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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.

Sample Courses
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management
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Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path.

  • Accelerated MBA option
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources
  • Information management systems
  • Investment
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • New media/internet marketing
  • Project management
  • Procurement
  • Real estate
  • Sales management
  • Supply chain management and logistics
  • Wealth management
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits88
  • Elective Credits59
  • Total Credits180

Ways to Save

  • Tuition Cap

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    Pay a fixed amount for your undergraduate degree. Never owe more, even if you repeat a course. Available for select programs.

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

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  • Grants

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  • Prior Military Experience

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Tuition Cap

$45,000maximum cost of attendance
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View Tuition Cap FAQs. The Purdue Global Tuition Cap may not be used in conjunction with any Purdue Global tuition reductions, including military spouse reductions. Military servicemembers and veterans are not eligible for the Purdue Global Tuition Cap.

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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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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.