Bachelor - Business Administration

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the fast-paced world of business, including areas of finance, human resources, and marketing. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program is part of the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University, and it is designed to teach you about the environment of business in a market-based economy. The program provides you with a chance to study various aspects of business through coursework in economics, accounting, statistics, and business law. You will have the opportunity to learn how to keep track of a company's finances, set budgets, develop marketing plans, and take into account marketplace factors when doing business. You'll also get to study different psychological concepts like group behavior and organizational change, which can serve as a tool that may help you in managing employees later in your career. Forbes School of Business & Technology students also have access to a vast library of resources and invitation-only speaker series and webinars.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you're applying for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, you should be interested in business and economics and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Though not required, you may have had experience working in for a small business or corporation, dealing with accounting, human resource, or marketing initiatives. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Business Administration program consists of 120 total credits, including 46 general education credits, 45 major credits, and 29 elective credits. You also have the option of choosing a specialization or personalizing your degree with a transfer concentration. Students who transfer credits in may not be required all of the courses listed below.

Business Administration Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
CGD 218 Visual Literacy in Business
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
BUS 330Principles of Marketing
MGT 415Group Behavior in Organizations
MGT 435Organizational Change
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 311Business Law I
ECO 203Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics
BUS 303Human Resource Management
BUS 308 Statistics for Managers
PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics
BUS 401Principles of Finance
BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is designed to prepare you for a career in childcare or assistant teaching. You will have the opportunity to gain the child development knowledge and pedagogical skills to prepare you for a variety of careers working with young children.

Positions you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Human resource manager
  • Project manager
  • Operations manager
  • Information systems manager
  • Marketing executive

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is designed to prepare you for entry-level careers in the corporate world, but if you would like to pursue a higher-level career or become an executive or CEO, you may need additional education. Some advanced degrees you may be eligible to apply for include:

  • Master of Arts in Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Finance
  • Master of Arts in International Business

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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