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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Acquire business administration skills that are tailored to help you in your professional business career. With your IACBE accredited online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Ashford University, you will increase your project management, critical thinking, and leadership skills. This range of experience will allow you to prepare for a wide variety of business career options, allowing you to choose a business career specific to your interests.

You can also prepare yourself for a path to graduate school with the technical knowledge and critical thinking skills you need to communicate ideas in a collaborative business environment. Specific Business Degree scholarships are also available to you whether you are pursuing your bachelor’s degree or your graduate degree.

 

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What you will learn

Business Administration degree studies often focus on specific fields including entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information systems, international management, logistics management, marketing, operations management, project management, and public administration. If you successfully complete your online business administration degree program you will be able to:

  • Collaborate to achieve team goals
  • Develop an awareness of different team leadership styles
  • Evaluate a situation and apply an effective business leadership style
  • Use technology tools related to their area of emphasis
  • Manage change within a dynamic business environment
  • Create a strategic business plan

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Your Courses in Business Administration

You have a choice when pursuing your online business administration degree, either to take a standard program composed of major course requirements, or you may choose to add a specialization or a transfer concentration. Please note that you must complete the business administration major course requirements' capstone course before you can begin any specialization.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Specializations in Business Administration

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), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations:

Entrepreneurship

Finance

Human Resources Management

Information Systems

International Management

Logistics Management

Marketing

Operations Management

Project Management

Public Administration

Sports & Recreation Management

BA in Business Administration

According to Dr. Ronald Beach, Chair of the BA in Business Administration program, this program is the broadest degree offered at the Forbes School of Business & Technology. In this video, Dr. Beach explains how the program builds vital business management and leadership skills.

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Careers in Business Administration

When you complete your business administration degree online, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of business will be required. This range of knowledge that you will receive from a business administration degree will prepare you for a wide variety of business career options, allowing you to choose a business career that is specific to your interests. Take a look at your potential career options.

Business Administration Careers

An Online Business Administration Degree That Benefits You

Whether you are deciding to go back to school or it’s your first time pursuing a college degree, Ashford’s online business administration degree allows you the flexibility to create your own schedule to complete the course work. Online business degrees are a great choice for any student, as they allow for a wide range of career options. Almost every organization or company has some component of business administration incorporated into their day-to-day operations, so having this relevant degree can benefit your career options. Getting your business degree online allows learning flexibility in both class schedule and career opportunities. Some additional benefits to earning your business administration degree online include:

Networking Opportunities – Connect with other like-minded students who share a passion for business. Meet with past alumni for advice and possible career opportunities.

Affordability – Payment options that fit your life and needs. You’ll find a wide range of funding options and manageable payment plans.

Professional Instructors – Learn from professors who have the relevant knowledge and experience to help you grow in your liberal arts career.

Online Support – Get online help that fits your schedule. 24/7 online support that ranges from live chat to over the phone service.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree is IACBE accredited.

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.