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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 career options, allowing you to choose a business or management 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:

  • Examine the role of competitive advantage in business environments using strategic and operational methods. 
  • Compare and contrast regional, national, and international business environments.
  • Evaluate the legal, social, political, and economic environments of business.
  • Analyze financial information and other business data to ensure effective managerial decision-making.
  • Design effective solutions by diagnosing organizational problems.
  • Create a strategic business plan.

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Your Courses in Business Administration

You have a choice when pursuing your 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:



Human Resources Management

Information Systems

International Management

Logistics Management


Operations Management

Project Management

Public Administration

Sports & Recreation Management

Business Administration Degree

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. Explore the benefits of earning your degree online at Ashford University. 

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Careers in Business Administration

Almost every organization or company has some component of business administration incorporated into their day-to-day operations, which is why online business degrees can open a range of possible career paths. When you complete the online degree program for business administration, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of business will be required. The knowledge that you will receive from your business classes will prepare you for a wide variety of career options, allowing you to choose a career path that is specific to your interests. 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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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.

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