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BS - Business Administration

Capella University's online Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration program is designed to teach students fundamental business management and leadership skills. Learn more about Capella's online BS in Business Administration program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Program Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students thinking of applying to the online Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration program at Capella University should have experience or an interest in business leadership, finance, and management. Prospective students should posses fundamental skills in reading, writing, communication, and math. All applicants to Capella University must have a high-school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration program at Capella University is designed to help students to further their overall education while learning the foundations of business organization and management. Students not only have the chance to learn about the supply chain and business law, but also the opportunity to learn business finance through marketing, sales, and accounting courses. Learners may also explore business leadership by examining how to communicate effectively and respectfully, plan strategically, and problem-solve professionally. Students could study subjects like research writing, ethics, mathematics, microeconomics, and fundamentals of management. This program is accredited by the ACBSP.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration:

Students enrolled in the online Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration program at Capella University are asked to complete 45 credits in general education courses and 42 credits in core courses. In addition, students must also complete 36 credits in specialization courses and 51 credits in elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (45 credits)

  • Students select a minimum of six quarter credits from each of the following categories:
    • Communications
    • Humanities
    • Natural Science and Mathematics
    • Social Science
  • Developing Business Thinking

Core Courses (42 credits)

  • Developing a Business Perspective
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Business Law
  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing and Sales
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Fundamentals of Organizational Communication
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Finance

Specialization Courses (36 credits)

  • Ethics and Enterprise
  • Students will choose 30 credits from upper-division business or project management courses

Elective Courses (51 credits)

  • Students will choose 51 credits from any additional undergraduate courses

Capstone (6 credits)

  • Students must take the following course in their final quarter
    • Business Capstone Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration could be interested in advancing their general business skills in a variety of industries. Others could seek to advance their skills in the health care and social services arena, or seek to specialize in human resources or government work. Some master's degree opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Business Administration from Capella University could be able to exhibit an understanding of the basics of business management from a financial, organizational, and leadership approach. They should have advanced skills in reading and writing, and be able to communicate ethically and professionally. Graduates may be able to work in a diverse range of businesses from small to corporate such as hospitality, military, retail, non-profit, government, and health care. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Office manager
  • Human resource administrator
  • Business analyst
  • Marketing / sales manager
  • Buyer

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