Bachelor in Business Administration Online

Modern business moves fast. Leaders must possess a deep disciplinary expertise as well as the ability to contribute ideas across an ever-changing landscape. Our program is informed by top employers to offer you relevant best practices and in-demand skills. You’ll emerge with the business proficiency to maximize the ROI for your organization — and prepare for career advancement.

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Study 100% online

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Choose from 3 start dates per year

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Choose an area of emphasis suited to your skills

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Complete core business courses in as few as two years

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Eligible transfer credits accepted

Why Earn Your Bachelor’s in Business Administration Online?

As a business professional, you can build dynamic expertise that can be applied in many settings. This helps you prepare for more diverse opportunities as demand for modern business expertise continues to grow in for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors.

When it comes to choosing your degree, we know the options can be overwhelming. That’s why our accredited business administration degree online is designed to inform your choices with exposure to a diverse business curriculum.

Maryville’s online bachelor’s degree program in business administration can provide the flexibility to advance your business skills on your schedule. With approval, you can transfer credits and earn your business degree in as few as two years. It’s how our business administration online degree helps you envision more — and act on it.

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Flexible, affordable — and 100% online

100% online coursework.
No campus visits required.

Customize your degree.
Choose an emphasis area such as accounting, financial services, healthcare, marketing, management information systems, cyber security, or organizational leadership.

Supportive faculty.
Engage with expert faculty to help you connect the curriculum to your career vision.

Study at a respected business school.
Join Maryville University, which ranks among Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” and the best values in private colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Tuition assistance.
Apply for financial aid.

What Can You Do with Your Online Business Administration Degree?

Our online business administration degree can help you qualify for careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It can serve as the foundation of your continually evolving business expertise, or apply your general knowledge to a specialized field. The versatility of online business administration degree programs is a draw for many students. At Maryville, we deliver a dynamic degree that can help you think differently about your future.

You can work in a variety of business settings:

  • Government/public sector
  • Small businesses
  • Private offices
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Technology firms
  • Marketing agencies
  • For-profit businesses
  • Independent consulting
  • Global companies
  • Hospitals

Career opportunities for BSBA grads include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Accountant
  • Operations manager
  • Data research analyst
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Healthcare manager
  • Database administrator

What’s the market outlook for business administration graduates?

Steady growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 632,400 jobs will be created in business and financial operations from 2014 to 2024. Demand for accounting, financial management, data management, and healthcare management skills is projected to grow faster than the national average for all jobs.

More leadership opportunity

More than 3.6 million executives are expected to retire in 2017, making way for today’s business professionals to advance and creating openings for more business leaders to rise. (Forbes, 2017)

Higher earning potential

Average salaries for professionals working in business and financial operations were $66,530 in 2016. Specialists can pursue higher average earnings, including operations research analysts ($79,200) and healthcare managers ($96,540). (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Why Choose the Maryville Bachelor’s in Business Administration Online Program?

At Maryville University, we recognize that students have choices when pursuing an excellent business education. That’s why we strive to stand out by emphasizing the value of your degree, both in the marketability of the skills you develop here and in the return on your investment once you advance in your business career.

We’re proud of our reputation for quality academics, accelerated growth, and affordability, because those elements form the cornerstone of our student support system.

Founded in 1872, Maryville University has a long history of cultivating industry expertise. This begins with your instructors, and that’s why 90% of our faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree. It continues with your courses, which are continually updated based on feedback from leading businesses. The end goal is your success, and that’s why 97% of on-campus Maryville graduates are placed in jobs today.

You can be next.

Our online business administration degree provides a broad course of study that helps you get a feel for the business world and a handle on where you can best benefit. Here, you can come even closer to achieving your goals by earning your bachelor’s in business administration online.

We’re distinguished by our dedication to your success

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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ACBSP - Global Business Accreditation

Our students are finding success at Maryville. So can you.

I took a lot of my undergrad courses online and I found the environment very friendly. I was able to go to work, still have time with my family, and incorporate school into my everyday life. It just made it so easy for me. I have great interactions with my fellow students. You get to know people. It feels like a small family. The faculty go the extra mile to make sure you’re successful. Go for it. You will have the support you need.

— Kristina Coleman

Our faculty shares extensive business experience.

Meet Dr. Felix Kwan

Professor of Economics and Finance

As a leading educator in economics, Dr. Felix Kwan has been helping Maryville business students advance their skills for more than 20 years.

  • PhD, Economics
  • Master’s in Industrial Economics
  • Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Kwan began teaching economics at Maryville University in 1996, and now he serves as a critical expert in our business administration program. His courses include business economics, international economics, and corporate finance, and his insights come from his extensive professional and academic experiences.

On top of his role as an instructor, Dr. Kwan has also served the academic community as a member of the St. Louis Federal Reserve’s Education Advisory Board and as a reader and table leader for the College Board, assessing AP macroeconomics submissions.

In addition, he has worked as a reviewer of Economics Principles, Problems, and Policies for multiple years, and has appeared as a conference speaker.

Dr. Kwan’s research interests include student engagement and learning assessment, which points to his primary objective at Maryville University: helping students like you.

Bachelor’s in Business Administration Online Curriculum

The online Bachelor’s in Business Administration curriculum is designed to prepare students with general business insights in economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations. It includes general education, business core, business administration major, and electives.

Students can satisfy the general education requirement through transfer credits, which helps you complete the program in as few as two years.

Required Business Core Courses — Develop your management and marketing expertise with a foundation in financial accounting, economics, business law, and statistics.

Business Administration Major Required Courses — Deeply explore management, finance, and law, and discover how they intertwine and relate to business administration.

Electives — Choose from business or general courses.

Prepare to make more business moves.

Earning your business administration degree online can help you compete for opportunities in many settings or advance within your current career. Graduates can emerge prepared to plan and communicate a shared vision for a wide variety of organizations. For many motivated students, this is just the beginning of all you can do to further your business interests. Our online bachelor’s degree program in business administration can lead you to your next degree, including an accelerated MBA track, as well as specialized degree paths in growing fields that benefit from general business expertise.

When you’re ready to go further, we offer many online graduate degree options:

MBA, with options to apply credits taken during your bachelor’s degree program.

MS in Accounting, with CPA exam prep courses to help you qualify and prepare for licensure.

MS in Business Data Analytics, can help you advance your skills in data analytics, warehousing, mining, and visualization.

Master of Health Administration (MHA), with four concentrations to choose from, as well as a general MHA track.

MS in Cyber Security, with virtual labs taught by faculty who share expertise from Fortune 500 companies and the FBI.

Apply to the online Business Administration degree program at Maryville University.