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Online Business Degree Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration

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Register By: May 01 Classes Start: May 03

Learn to Lead in Business

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • 14 unique concentrations
  • Receive credit for prior learning
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores

Online Business Degree Overview

To succeed in business, you need a deep understanding of how organizations run. That's why interpersonal skills, strategic problem solving and operational principles are at the core of Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. By focusing on these key business skills, this degree program will help prepare students to be successful entrepreneurial thinkers and decision-makers in various fast paced, complex environments.

Why earn a business administration degree at SNHU?

You can choose the bachelor's degree in business administration alone or elect one of over a dozen concentrations.

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

The bachelor's in business administration program prepares graduates for a wide range of career options. There's a tremendous need in the marketplace for professionals who know how to manage the resources of an organization or business in an effective manner.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 7% through 2028, adding about 591,800 new jobs.1 In May 2019, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $69,820.1

With a solid foundation in the principles of information technology, analytical skills, legal and ethical issues, behavioral dynamics and quantitative analysis, you'll be prepared for a number of roles including:

  • Financial analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Sales manager
  • Human resources and compensation manager
  • Accountant

Upon completing this bachelor's degree, you'll have earned vital competencies that can be applied to your personal and professional life, including communications and critical thinking skills as well as economics, finance and organizational leadership.

Plus, as business graduate Ed Ponte '14 points out, learning online will help you build a whole other set of skills employers want to see.

"When you're a top performer in an online program, hiring managers take notice, because those same attributes will make you a valuable employee," he said. "It's about balancing a schedule, setting priorities, working in ambiguity, and finding both the resources and paths to success. It's the exact same skill set of a top-performing employee."

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Business Degree

Courses & Curriculum

The curriculum for our online business degrees prepares SNHU graduates for the workforce – as do our career services, learning resources and support services. SNHU's programs offer a variety of courses that provide you with a well-rounded foundation, in some cases featuring experiential learning opportunities like simulations and internships.

You'll learn from expert faculty, such as Jessica Rogers, PhD, Associate Dean of Business Programs at SNHU.

Leveraging experience in operations, management, sales and marketing, Rogers also serves as an editorial board member of The Journal of Education for Business. But even with her accomplished career, few moments hold a candle to seeing her students succeed.

"SNHU instructors really love our disciplines and want to share our passions with students," said Rogers, who's affectionately known by learners as Dr. J. "Inspiring. Mentoring. Cheerleading. I love all that, and want students to take that grit and evolve.”

You can tailor your program to work for you, too. Choose the general BS in Business Administration to gain a broad understanding of business and management principles, or opt for a concentration to specialize your skill set. Students unsure about a concentration area may choose to add one after enrollment.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Revised for fall 2020, our undergraduate business programs contain 10 cutting-edge business courses. These core courses are designed to help prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn credits for what you already know: Did you know certain work and life experience – like industry-recognized certifications, law enforcement training and math knowledge – could save you time and money at SNHU? Learn how you could get credit for work or life experience.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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