BS in Business Administration

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Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed to help students become effective managers in corporate environments. Read more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is designed to provide students with an understanding of important management concepts. The curriculum focuses on helping students develop their knowledge of business while building technical skills and productive work habits. Points of emphasis include teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving. Students in the program have the opportunity to personalize a degree in business administration by taking a concentration of electives through a career focus area. Students have the opportunity to study various aspects of finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and accounting principles that they could use to purse employment in the business world.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Policy and Strategy
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Macroeconomics
    • Global Business
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Small Business Management
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Business Law
    • Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Marketing Research
    • Marketing Management
    • 300/400 Level: Marketing elective
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Business Process Management
    • Operations Management
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Managerial Economics
    • Corporate Finance
  • Choose one from the following:
    • Management Capstone Externship
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Management
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates who have completed Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration could continue on to pursue a master's degree. A master's degree offers learning opportunities to develop additional skills and knowledge that could lead to career opportunities and positions of increased workplace responsibility.*

Master's degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance
  • Master of Science in Management

Career Paths:

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of management concepts and build real-world skills important in office environments. Graduates could pursue employment in a wide variety of business areas.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include†:

  • Retail manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Marketing associate
  • Financial controller
  • Project manager
  • Operations manager