Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at Purdue University Global can provide you with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of fundamental business processes and practices. Get more details about this online degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student of the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at Purdue University Global, you could be exposed to concepts in multiple areas of business. Major courses might address cost and market structures, management theory and tools, staffing and training, budgeting, marketing strategies, business planning, and organizational behavior. Business decision making, statistics, employment relations, and business ethics could also be covered. Concentrations allow you to focus your studies in a particular area of business or management; these include real estate, marketing, project management, sales, and information systems. An optional internship allows for the practical application of skills that might have been developed over the course of the program in a professional of virtual setting.

What Are the Prerequisites?

It could be helpful to have taken prior coursework in a business area, such as accounting or finance, and possess strong math, organizational, and decision making skills before entering the BS in Business Administration program. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete a total of 180 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. The curriculum consists of 33 core credits, 88 major credits, and 59 concentration and/or open elective credits.

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
CM107College Composition I
CM220College Composition II
CS204Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
Choose one of the following:
MM150Survey of Mathematics
MM212College Algebra
Choose one of the following:
HU200Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
HU245 Ethics
HU250Humanities and Culture
Choose one of the following:
SC200Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
SC235General Biology I - Human Perspectives
SC246Fundamentals of Microbiology
SC250Fundamentals of Science
Choose one of the following:
SS211The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
SS236People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
SS250The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Business Administration Major Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
AC113

AC114
Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
OR
Accounting I
BU204

MT220
Macroeconomics
OR
Global Business
BU224Microeconomics
MM255Business Math and Statistical Measures
MT140Introduction to Management
MT203

MT209
Human Resource Management
OR
Small Business Management
MT217Finance
MT219Marketing
LS311

LS312
Business Law
OR
Ethics and the Legal Environment
MM305Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
MT302Organizational Behavior
MT400

MT435
Business Process Management
OR
Operations Management
MT445

MT480
Managerial Economics
OR
Corporate Finance
MT460Management Policy and Strategy
300/400 Level Marketing Course
MT490

MT499
Bachelor's Internship in Management
OR
Bachelor's Capstone in Management

Elective Courses

  • Students select 59 credits of open electives or concentration courses

Concentrations options include:
Accelerated MBA Option
Financial Analysis
Human Resources
Information System Management
Investment
Management
Marketing
New Media/Internet Marketing
Procurement
Project Management
Real Estate
Sales Management
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Wealth Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

With classes that cover basics in accounting, finance, and human resources, you could be prepared for various entry-level or mid-management positions in nearly any type of business after graduating from Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. You might seek employment in corporate finance, HR, accounts payable/receivable, marketing, or sales departments. Positions you could be able to pursue include:

  • Marketing assistant
  • Junior accountant
  • Sales representative
  • Human resource specialist

Advanced Degrees

If you're thinking about pursing an advanced positions, such as senior management or executive positions, you might wish to enter a master's degree program upon completing this Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. A master's degree program might strengthen your managerial skills and knowledge of business operations. Graduate degrees you might consider include:

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Management and Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration