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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Boost your resume! With your IACBE accredited 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 with the technical knowledge and critical thinking skills you need to communicate ideas in a collaborative business environment. Scholarships are also available.

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What you will learn

Business Administration 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 the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program you will be able to:

  • Collaborate to achieve team goals
  • Develop an awareness of their leadership style
  • Evaluate a situation and apply an effective 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 in this program, 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 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:



Human Resources Management

Information Systems

International Management

Logistics Management


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 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. Take a look at your potential career options.

Business Administration Careers

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.