Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration is an excellent choice for those students who want to get a broad exposure to the business world and a solid foundation in business fundamentals, including accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, and information systems. Our online courses can provide experience in each of these fundamentals, and offer a lot of knowledge that can be applied outside of school. It is a versatile degree that provides students with a wide range of skills useful in a variety of industries. If you are team-minded, good at solving problems, resourceful, and creative, Business Administration could be the field for you.


  • Total number of credits required: 120 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 48 credits
  • Major Course Requirements: 72 credits

College Catalog


The core curriculum and course work in the Business Administration curriculum reflect the recommendations of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). A principle focus of the program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions and for advancement in various occupations and professions in the business world.


Upon successful program completion, the graduate is expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level expertise in the following areas and more:
    • Business analyst
    • Human Resource Generalist
    • Operations manager
    • Marketing specialist
    • Entrepreneurship
  2. Pursue the study of business at the graduate level or to obtain professional placement in their chosen field.


Upon successful program completion, the graduate is expected to be able to:

  1. Foster an appreciation for the social and cultural environment in which business is transacted.
  2. Manage areas that include information technology, leadership dynamics, ethics, and international relationships.
  3. Demonstrate expertise in organizational leadership.
    • Establish, execute, and analyze effectiveness of organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
    • Oversee strategic planning.
  4. Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities.
    • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other key performance indicators.
    • Identify cost-cutting areas.
  5. Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements.
  6. Manage people effectively.
    • Hire, supervise, and train employees up to the department head and manager level.

Get started with online courses in Business Administration today with Pathways College!