Students entering the Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA) degree program must have 18 credits (with grade “C” or better) from a regionally accredited university/college.

To satisfy graduation requirements, students must successfully complete 120 credits within the following 5 categories satisfy graduation requirements:   

Major Prerequisites (30 credits)

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Quantitative Skills for Business
  • Quantitative Business Skills/Calculus
  • Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Computing
  • Business Law I: Legal Environments

Business Core (27 credits)

  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Optimization & Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Operations Management
  • IT and Project Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Policy & Strategy

General Education (21 credits)

  • English Comp I
  • English Comp II
  • Physical & Life Sciences
  • Heritages & Civilizations
  • Art, Aesthetics, & Theories of Interpretation
  • Global Communities
  • United States & the World

Major Requirements (24 credits)

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • The Management of Multinational Business
  • Essentials in Financial Statement Analysis
  • Five courses in an Advanced Topics in Business

Business or Related Electives (18 credits)

  • Six courses in business or related electives

Industry-Focused Concentrations (Optional)

Students have the ability to complete specialized concentrations, including:

Corporate Finance Concentration: Every business decision that involves the use of money is a corporate finance decision. The courses in this track prepare students to make sound business decisions, such as which business activities make financial sense for the firm’s owners, which business and financial risks are worth taking and which must be avoided, how to ensure a business has enough cash on hand to pay its bills, and whether profits should be reinvested in the business or distributed to the owners. The basic principles of financial decision-making are the same for large, publicly traded firms and small, privately run businesses. This track benefits both entrepreneurs and those seeking an entry level position in a corporation with the goal of one day attaining the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

52:390:310 Corporate Finance
52:390:330 Short Term Financial Management
52:390:410 M&A Finance
52:390:315 Investments and Portfolio Management

Data Analytics Concentration: Data analytics involves quantitative and qualitative techniques and tools to analyze and exploit the massive amount of data generated in business. This track introduces data retrieval and programming languages, such as SQL, R and Python, as well as new programming environments, such as Hadoop ecosystem, data mining techniques, sentiment analysis, and predictive analytics. The track will introduce some of the latest software used for performing data analytics and text mining. The data analytics skill set will be valuable in a wide range of businesses and organizations in government, education, and other sectors.

52:620:321 Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling
52:623:447 Data Management and Analytics with R
52:620:430 Introduction to Big Data Applications
52:620:432 Text and Social Media Mining

Digital Marketing Concentration: In a world where more and more business activities are driven by technology, developing an effective digital marketing plan is essential for every organization and the need for digital marketers continues to grow. The digital marketing track provides students with grounding in developing marketing plans and strategies to capitalize on digital tools to communicate and engage with current and prospective customers. Students will gain cutting-edge marketing knowledge and skills in social media, search engine marketing, content marketing, digital marketing analytics, and more to develop high-performing integrated marketing plans that deliver on key marketing metrics.

52:630:361 Digital Marketing Strategy
52:630:362 Digital Marketing Analysis
52:630:416 Social Media Marketing
52:630:418: Digital Creative Design

Strategic Human Resource Management Concentration: Understanding how to reward employees, navigate legal requirements, and motivate a workforce are skills that every manager needs, regardless of their functional area or specialization. This track provides essential skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to excel as business leaders in any industry. The courses in this track focus on workplace issues crucial for performance, including team building, evaluating needs for training and development, guiding employees’ career progression, assessing compensation, and managing diversity by using evidence-based practices based on the latest research. Interested students can also use this module to prepare for the competency-based Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification exam the industry-wide gold standard in demonstrating expertise in personnel management. An important theme of this module is showing students how to use these concepts in a strategic, systematic way to result in positive organizational change.

52:533:360 Career Planning and Career Management
52:533:463 Talent Management
52:533:461 Compensation and Benefits