Skip to main content
Two Business Administration professionals having a discussing in a meeting room

Undergraduate Major Business Administration (International Students) (BBA)

Gain In-Depth Business Knowledge with this Specialized Business Administration Major at SNHU

The 3+1 Bachelor of Business Administration program is designed as a degree pathway for two groups of students who would like to become business administration majors:

  • Students who have completed three-year diplomas with the equivalent of 90 credits
  • Students in four-year bachelor's degree programs who want to earn a bachelor's degree from a U.S. university, and, in cases where we have cooperative agreements, earn degrees from both universities

See Yourself Succeed as a Business Administration Major

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in business administration at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine

​Internships & Outcomes

Put your course study into practice with internships that give you valuable hands-on business experience. SNHU faculty, alumni and our career development staff can help connect you with experiential learning opportunities that prepare you to enter the business world.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Trained leaders, such as those who have graduated with a BS in Business Administration degree, should see a growing demand for their skills.


SNHU requires 120 credits to complete our bachelor's degree in business administration. Students who have at least 90 completed credits from another college or university (of which 30 must be in business) can complete their final year at SNHU and earn a Bachelor's of Business Administration. Southern New Hampshire University requires an additional 30 credits to complete our bachelor's degree.

The additional requirements for courses are very flexible and call for at least five general education courses, including two English composition courses. All English requirements must be fulfilled by providing TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. Students needing further intensive English will require additional coursework.

Another five courses must be in business. One required course will be Strategic Management, along with four upper-level business classes, which may be chosen from accounting, finance, hospitality, organizational leadership, marketing, operations and project management, international business or IT. Any prerequisites for these advanced-level courses would have to be met as additional courses.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in business administration program includes:

  • General education
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

Two campus students using their laptops to complete school work

Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

Related Articles

A woman with her master's in accounting working with clients in her office.

Is a Master’s Degree in Accounting Worth It?

Now more than ever, it’s a great time to get a master’s in accounting and enter or advance in this surprisingly diverse profession. Today’s accountants do much more than count money and balance the books. They solve crimes, play a role in healthcare reform, run small businesses and more.
Two management accountants discussing information on one of their a laptops.

What is Management Accounting?

Management accounting provides financial information for an organization’s internal management in order to inform decision-making and improve performance. With an advanced degree in management accounting, you could begin or accelerate your path to higher-level accounting roles in your industry.
A supply chain manager holding a tablet, speaking with other professionals wearing fluorescent yellow vests and working in a warehouse.

What is Supply Chain Management?

From pencils to iPads, the production of everyday goods and services relies on a functioning global supply chain. Supply chain management is the field that keeps these essential processes running smoothly. Learn more about the industry and how to start a supply chain management career.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

ACBSP logo