B.A. in Business Administration

Take the first step to a successful future in business.

Degree Details

  • Estimated Program Length: 2-4 years
  • 120 credit hours minimum are required to graduate
  • $472 per credit hour
  • Next Start Date: April 29, 2019

Degree Overview

If you’re interested in a lasting career in business, earning an online business administration degree with Avila University is the first step in the right direction. This online degree will allow you to complete coursework on your own time, while you learn from a faculty full of real-life experts. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with student mentors, access Avila’s extensive eLibrary and utilize online tutoring services designed to help you succeed.

As you gain the skills necessary to take on a variety of careers in the business world, you’ll also study essential business fundamentals. Strengthen your marketing research skills with courses on strategic presentation and organizational behavior. Seize the opportunity to build your understanding of finance with course instruction focused on accounting as well as the principles of macro and microeconomics. You’ll also become proficient in management principles with detailed courses on conflict resolution, business writing, and workplace diversity.

Not only will earning an online bachelor’s degree in business administration provide you with the educational foundation you need to succeed in a business career, but it is also a stepping stone to an advanced education. Whether you plan to enter the workforce upon graduation or apply your undergraduate skills to a master’s degree, Avila University’s online business administration degree can help you on the way to achieving your career goals.

Who Is This Degree For?

Avila’s online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program is designed to support a variety of students with diverse career goals. Students who will reap the most benefits from this program include:

  • Those in need of a bachelor’s degree to gain promotion within their companies
  • Those who are determined to further their education with a master’s degree in business or management
  • Those who plan to pursue a career in marketing, finance or management immediately after graduation

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Course Information

  • Business Administration Related Curriculum

    Course #
    Course Name
    HC/NU 456
    Informatics OR
    AR 271
    Media Design
    EN 112
    Composition II*
    PY 101
    General Psychology*
  • Business Administration Professional Studies Core Curriculum

    Course #
    Course Name
    BU 305
    Legal Aspects of Business*
    BU 321
    BU 322
    Organizational Behavior & Development
    CO 212
    Conflict Resolution *
    CO 213
    Strategic Presentation
    CO 312
    Writing Plans & Proposals
    CO 321
    Leadership *
    EC 202
    Principles of Microeconomics *
    EC 240
    Statistical Analysis
    PL 255
    PY 373
    Diversity in the Workplace
  • Bachelor’s Core Curriculum

    Course #
    Course Name
    AC 201
    Accounting I
    BU 310
    BU 323
    Human Resource Management
    BU 330
    Finance *
    BU 345
    Legal Aspects of Business II OR
    BU 346
    Employment Law
    BU 350
    Data Science
    BU 498
    Writing a Business Plan
    CO 415
    Integrated Brand Marketing
    EC 203
    Principles of Macroeconomics*

*Can meet Core Curriculum as well as Major requirements


Avila University has received accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, Inc. (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Career Outcomes

Students in Avila’s online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree program graduate as well-rounded individuals with a thorough understanding of a variety of business topics. While this degree is designed to prepare students for a number of business careers, the following are four roles often pursued by business administration degree holders:

  • Public Relations Specialist

    Public relations specialists establish strong reputations for the companies that hire them. Thorough involvement with the media and event planning are key skills of this career. Therefore, professionals in this position must demonstrate quality communication and brand marketing awareness.
  • Sales Representative

    Serving as the face of the company, sales representatives work directly with clients to develop contracts and promote sales. A full understanding of a company’s financial needs, as well as impeccable organization skills, must be demonstrated by professionals in this position.
  • Credit Analyst

    Hired by companies and individuals, credit analysts are responsible for recording clients’ credit histories, and providing financial planning and advice. Excellent skills in finance and organization are required for this profession.
  • Human Resources Generalist

    Working directly with employees of an organization, a human resources generalist is responsible for managing the behavior of employees while ensuring individuals are treated fairly. Organization and communication skills are required by professionals in this position, along with a thorough knowledge of business ethics and an understanding of psychology.

Benefits of Learning Online

It’s no secret that advanced career opportunities and greater earning potential accompany a college degree. It’s also no secret that completing a college degree, whether graduate or undergraduate, is challenging. Choosing an online degree offers you the freedom and flexibility to overcome life’s obstacles and find career success.

Avila University’s online degree programs were designed with busy students in mind. Through degree programs offered completely online, students are never required to travel to campus to attend classes. Instead, students can complete coursework on their own time and at their own pace, wherever life takes them.

The Avila Difference

  • Service to Society

    We believe the world is unfinished and that our students will make responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community. Each year, our students volunteer more than 140,000 hours to community service projects.

  • Quality Academics

    We emphasize inclusive learning and embrace individuality.

  • Development of Leaders

    We believe the real strengths of leadership lie in collaborative accomplishment and genuine caring.

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The path to your online degree starts here. Call 844-276-1341 to take your first step.