Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

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Program at a Glance
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nearly 600,000 additional business professionals will be needed between 2018 and 2028.*
  • 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.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
COST PER Credit $371
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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.

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.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Military Transfer Credit

Servicemembers and veterans can earn a degree faster with our PME2Degree® program. Use our Military Credit Calculator to see how much of your training counts as credit.

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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.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial occupations in the U.S. is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations between 2018 and 2028, 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.

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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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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Business administration 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

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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 97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 231 Faculty publications in 2018–2019
student at desk icon More Than 50,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2018–2019

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, August 2019. 2018–2019 academic year.

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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.