Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
Dr. Jorge Cardenas is an Associate Dean at Ashford University's College of Business and Professional Studies. He has a Doctor of Business Administration from Alliant International University, and a BS and MS in Business Administration from San Diego State University. Read his full bio.
Accelerate your career! With your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Ashford University, you will increase your project management, critical thinking and leadership skills. Plus, you can prepare yourself for a path to graduate school and a Master's degree in business.
Your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Ashford University will provide you with the technical knowledge and critical thinking skills you need to communicate ideas in a collaborative business environment. Upon graduation, you will possess a practical understanding of these ideas and other important business concepts and skills.
When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of business are requirements. You may choose to pursue a job search in business, to start your own business, or to pursue careers with local, state, or federal government. You may also consider a career in the following industries:
- Investment Banking
- Small Business Management
- Non-profit Organizations
- Entrepreneurial Start-ups
Special Terms and Conditions
You may choose to delve into other areas of business administration when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
Prepare to launch and manage entrepreneurial enterprises. You will increase your business and your technical skills when you add the Entrepreneurship specialization to your Business Administration degree.
Add to your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. You will bridge the fields of finance and business to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches of financial management.
- Human Resources Management
Elevate your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration by adding a specialization in Human Resources Management. You will develop the skills and knowledge critical to effectiveness in this essential organizational function.
- Information Systems
Take advantage of a wide range of opportunities in one of the fastest growing areas in business organizations. You will increase both business and technical skills with an Information Systems specialization added to your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree.
- International Management
Broaden your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in International Management. You will prepare to exercise leadership in a diverse array of international and multicultural scenarios.
- Logistics Management
Coordinate your career for success by adding a specialization in Logistics Management. You will learn how to distribute products, services, and material while preparing for a career managing transportation, warehouses, and supply chains.
Explore different ways in which marketing and advertising shape our modern business world by adding a specialization in Marketing to your Bachelor's degree. You will expand your experience with branding, research, and consumer behavior.
- Operations Management
Discover how to apply both organizational and technical skills when you add the Operations Management specialization to your degree program. The Operations Management specialization prepares you to succeed in a broad range of manufacturing and service business settings where quantitative skills are essential.
- Project Management
Build on your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management. You will be well-equipped to seize new opportunities in this fast-growing field.
- Public Administration
Promote civil society and social justice by adding a specialization in Public Administration to your Bachelor's degree. You will enhance the management skills you need to perform effectively within public, government, or not-for-profit organizations.
Use previous education or work experience to enhance your degree and customize it more closely with your professional and educational goals. You can transfer up to 12 approved credits of applicable coursework to add to your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Transfer concentrations are available in the following fields of study:
- Business Management
- Computer Science Studies
- Hospitality Management
- Retail Management
If you don't see a concentration listed here but you have some courses or experience in another field, just give us a call at 866.711.1700 to find out if it could qualify as a transfer concentration.
If a business administration degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.