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Online Business Degree Bachelor's in Business Administration

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Register By: January 01 Classes Start: January 03

Learn to Succeed in Business

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

Online Business Degree Overview

To build a successful career in business, you need to start with a solid foundation. As one of Southern New Hampshire University's most popular programs, the online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration program focuses on developing these fundamental skills to help students become successful entrepreneurial thinkers and decision-makers. From interpersonal skills to strategic problem solving and operational principles, this program gives students the tools they'll need to succeed in a wide variety of fast paced business environments.

Earning your bachelor's in business administration can also open a variety of doors in your career. With 14 unique concentrations, you can tailor your degree to the industry you plan on entering upon graduating. Each concentration provides the unique skills, principles and career-focused expertise that a given industry looks for in its potential employees.

Learn how to:

  • Develop business management approaches and help build collaborative relationships with diverse teams
  • Problem-solve by integrating personal values with ethical, legal and socially responsible business practices
  • Articulate implications of global and societal contexts on business decisions
  • Recommend strategic and creative business options using data
  • Communicate effectively to diverse internal and external audiences

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

Online Business Degree Concentrations

Career Outlook

The bachelor's in business administration program prepares its students for a wide range of career options - making it one of our most popular programs. 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 8% through 2030, adding about 750,800 new jobs.1 In May 2020, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $72,250.1

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

Ed Ponte with text Ed PonteUpon 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."

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Courses & Curriculum

Dr. Jessica Rogers with the text Dr. Jessica RogersThe 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, senior 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.

Bambi Dixon with the text Bambi DixonThe decision to select a concentration was an important one for Bambi Dixon '19. As someone who worked in healthcare, she knew a business degree with a concentration in healthcare administration would help her reach her long-term goals.

"I took a hard look at my 5, 10, and 15 year plan to figure out where I wanted to be in my career, then discussed with my academic advisor which program or concentration would best align with my career goals," she said. "I’ve been working in healthcare my entire adult life, it was an easy choice."

By tailoring a degree to fit her passion, Dixon developed knowledge and skills she could apply to any number of jobs.

"The [online BS in Business Administration program] was challenging and taught me a plethora of knowledge that can be applied in many business settings," Dixon said. "The courses that focused on my concentration were easily relatable because they were directly correlated to my chosen career field."

Before long, doors started to open.

"I was offered a leadership position six months prior to my graduation from the program within my current organization," she said. "It was a great promotion that I was qualified for because of the education I received at SNHU."

Curriculum Requirements & Resources
  • Business core: Business programs require learners to complete the business core, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. These courses focus on 10 core competencies to 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 math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Show your knowledge of the materials in your program's math courses, and you could earn up to 9 math credits – at less than $50 for each course assessment.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation—and haven't raised our costs in a decade.

We also 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. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

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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