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Off-Campus Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA)

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Not everybody can commute to Camden for class. Not everyone wants to study online. For that sizable group of students, the Rutgers School of Business–Camden Off-Campus Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA) represents a fantastic opportunity. It allows you continue your education post-Associate’s degree, and earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration by enrolling in classes held at your current—or nearby—Community College.

Let the Rutgers name and reputation give you an edge in your business career. It’s never been more convenient than with the Off-Campus BBA.

Bring Rutgers to You

The Rutgers Off-Campus BBA lets you earn your Undergraduate degree via classes at one of six local New Jersey Community College. All classes are taught by Rutgers School of Business Faculty members, so you can rely on the same high-quality curriculum and instruction that you would receive at our Camden campus.

Highlights of the Rutgers Off-Campus Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration include:

Off-Campus BBA Degree Requirements

Students will complete 60 Rutgers University credits within five categories beyond their associate degree, and a minimum of 120 credits total to satisfy graduation requirements. 

  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Macroeconomic Principles  
  • 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
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Operations Management
  • IT and Project Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Physical Life Sciences
  • Heritages and Civilizations
  • Art, Aesthetics, and Theories of Interpretation
  • Global Communities
  • United States and the World
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Management of Multinational Business
  • Essentials in Financial Statement Analysis
  • Five courses in an Advanced Topics in Business
  • Six courses in business or related electives

How the Rutgers Off-Campus BBA Works

During your 2nd year working toward your Associate’s Degree at a two-year Community College, you can enroll to transfer your Associate’s Degree Credit to the Rutgers Off-Campus BBA. The program typically takes two years, or perhaps longer, depending on your schedule.

The Off-Campus BBA program lets you complete your Undergraduate Business Degree at one of six New Jersey Community Colleges, with a combination of in-person and online classes:

Current students can contact their academic advisors and set up academic advising appointments through

Industry-Focused Concentrations

Specialize Your Degree

The Rutgers School of Business–Camden Off-Campus BBA allows you to pick an optional concentration—an area of business specialization that matches your career goals and interests. Choose from the following four concentrations:

Money fuels the bottom line of every corporation. The courses in this track show you how to evaluate business decisions based on what makes best financial sense, including risk-taking, profit distribution, hiring, and more. Students will learn how 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 what should be avoided? 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).

Corporate Finance (core course)
Short Term Financial Management
Multinational Corporate Finance
M&A Finance

Preparation for careers in: Finance, Accounting, Investment

Every online search, click, and sale leaves a trail of data. The Data Analytics track shows you how businesses harness and analyze that data to drive growth. 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.

Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling
Data Management and Analytics with R
Data Science for Business (Special Topics)
An Approved Analytics Elective

Preparation for careers in: Business Analytics, Government, Education, Finance

The online space is the ultimate business battleground of the 21st century. How do you build an online brand? What are the best practices for developing digital campaigns that click with consumers? As the need for digital marketers continues to grow, developing an effective digital marketing plan is essential for every organization. The digital marketing track provides students with an understanding of the development of 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.

Digital Marketing Fundamentals

Principles of Digital Analytics

Social Media Marketing

Digital Content Creation


Preparation for careers in: Marketing, Communications, Advertising

No matter what field you are in, the ability to manage people will always be an in-demand skill. How do you build an effective team? What are the strategies for getting the most out of every individual? This track provides essential skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to excel in any industry. The courses 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 track 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.

Strategic Human Resource Management
Career Planning and Career Management
Compensation and Benefits
Talent Management

Prepares you for: Human Resources professionals, Management, Hiring Managers

Courses are offered on a rotational basis. Alternative courses can be considered in certain circumstances. Please contact your academic advisor for more information.

Upcoming Off-Campus BBA Info Sessions & Events

For more information or guidance through the application process, contact Cal Maradonna at maradonn@camden.rutgers.edu / 856-225-6714. 

Rankings and Recognition

Best 25 Business Administration Degrees in 2020 – Best Value Schools
The Off-Campus Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) was ranked among the top 10 in the Best Values Schools’ ranking of Best 25 Business Administration Degrees in 2020.

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