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BS in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to prepare students to be skilled business professionals with strong management skills. Discover more about the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Before entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, students should have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Some experience in a business setting is helpful but not required. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program combines a diverse education in humanities, literature, history, composition, and mathematics with an emphasis on business and leadership principles and practices. In the major area, students will study team building strategies, decision making processes, business ethics, corporate regulations, global business environments, change management, and group dynamics. Core courses introduce students to concepts and practices in various areas of business, including accounting, marketing, finance, policy development, and human relations. All students at Southern New Hampshire University are required to complete the B.A./B.S. Core, which includes introductory courses in all major areas of study.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans, scholarships and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:

Business Administration Major

  • OL 211: Human Resource Management
  • OL 215: Principles of Management
  • OL 326: Social Environment of Business
  • OL 342: Organizational Behavior
  • OL ELE: 300- or 400-level organizational leadership electives

Business Core

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 206: Business Law I
  • FIN 320: Principles of Finance
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 421: Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core

Skills Courses:

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking

or one free elective for Online and On location students and transfers with 15+ credits

Knowledge Courses:

Choose one of the following:

  • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
  • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
  • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
  • FAS 340: Modern Art
  • FAS 370: American Art

Choose one of the following:

  • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
  • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
  • HIS 113: United States History I
  • HIS 114: United States History II

Choose one 200 level Literature Elective

Choose one of the following:

  • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
  • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
  • PHL 214: Logic, Language and Argumentation
  • PHL 230: Religions of the World

Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)

Choose four (4) other electives:

  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)*
  • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program could choose to enroll in a master's degree program before entering the workforce. Those who intend to pursue upper-management or executive positions will likely be required to obtain a graduate degree.

Master's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

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

Career Paths:

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, graduates could seek to fill entry-level management positions in nearly any type of industry. Areas in which they could work include corporate finance departments, operations, human resources, production, or marketing. The following list illustrates some careers graduates might explore:

  • Office Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Operations Manager
  • Training Manager

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