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Online Degree Overview

Bachelor of Business Administration

Jessica Martin, Bachelor of Business Administration, Class of 2018
In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn practical, real world business competencies from a faculty dedicated to your success. As you complete your bachelor of business administration courses online, you’ll explore fundamental business strategies and how to adapt them for changing marketplace conditions. In addition to studying management, marketing, and operational strategy, you can learn how to apply effective communication and leadership techniques in courses like Organizational Behavior, Fundamentals of Project Management, and Leadership.

Through case studies and intensive projects across the business administration online degree program, you can become skilled at assessing organizational needs and implementing appropriate solutions. Eventually, you’ll put your knowledge to the test in a Business Simulation course where you manage a firm operating in a simulated industry. After developing a strategic plan and execution plan, you’ll monitor business results and modify your execution plans as needed, all while competing with others in this simulated industry.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Online Programs, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org).

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration: 180 Credits
Area I General Education Requirements: 64 Credits
Professional Development
ITS1000 Computer and Internet Literacy, 4 Credit Hours
UVC1000 Strategies for Success, 4 Credit Hours
Basic Communications
ENG1100 Composition I, 4 Credit Hours
ENG1200 Composition II, 4 Credit Hours
ENG1300 Composition III, 4 Credit Hours
SPC1026 Public Speaking, 4 Credit Hours
Mathematics and Statistics
MAT2058 Statistics, 4 Credit Hours
Choose two additional courses from the following:
MAT1001 College Algebra I, 4 Credit Hours
MAT1005 College Algebra II, 4 Credit Hours
MAT1500 College Mathematics, 4 Credit Hours
MAT2000 Pre-Calculus, 4 Credit Hours
MAT2101 Calculus I, 4 Credit Hours
MAT2102 Calculus II, 4 Credit Hours
Natural Sciences (choose two)
BIO1020 Biology I, 4 Credit Hours
BIO1021 Biology II, 4 Credit Hours
CHM1010 General Chemistry, 4 Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities (choose two)
ENG2002 World Literature I: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages, 4 Credit Hours
ENG2003 World Literature II: From Enlightenment to Modernity, 4 Credit Hours
ENG2011 Introduction to American Literature: 1865 to present, 4 Credit Hours
HIS1101 U.S. History I: Colonial to 1865, 4 Credit Hours
HIS1102 U.S. History II: 1865 to Present, 4 Credit Hours
HUM1001 History of Art through the Middle Ages, 4 Credit Hours
HUM1002 History of Art from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, 4 Credit Hours
HUM2101 World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 C.E., 4 Credit Hours
HUM2102 World Civilization II: 1500 to Present, 4 Credit Hours
PHI2301 Introduction to Philosophy, 4 Credit Hours
REL1001 World Religions, 4 Credit Hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECO2071 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 Credit Hours
ECO2072 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 Credit Hours
Choose one additional course from the following:
PSY1001 General Psychology, 4 Credit Hours
SOC1001 Introduction to Sociology, 4 Credit Hours
SOC2010 Social Problems, 4 Credit Hours
Area II Foundation Requirements: 36 Credits
ACC1001 Accounting I, 4 Credit Hours
ACC1002 Accounting II, 4 Credit Hours
ACC1003 Accounting III, 4 Credit Hours
BUS1038 Business Law I, 4 Credit Hours
BUS1101 Introduction to Business, 4 Credit Hours
BUS2023 Business Communications, 4 Credit Hours
FIN2030 Introduction to Finance, 4 Credit Hours
MGT2037 Principles of Management, 4 Credit Hours
MKT2010 Principles of Marketing, 4 Credit Hours
Area III Major Requirements: 48 Credits
Core
BUS3001 Ethics in Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
BUS3055 Business Law for Commercial Transactions, 4 Credit Hours
BUS3059 Quantitative Business Analysis, 4 Credit Hours
BUS4098 Business Simulation, 4 Credit Hours
FIN4060 Financial Statement Analysis, 4 Credit Hours
MGT3002 Organizational Behavior, 4 Credit Hours
MGT3035 Fundamentals of Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
MGT3059 Operations Management, 4 Credit Hours
MGT3102 Leadership, 4 Credit Hours
MGT4070 Strategic Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS3101 Application of Management Information Systems, 4 Credit Hours
MKT3010 Marketing Management, 4 Credit Hours
Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credit hours)

Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.

Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.

A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

Choose eight courses from the following list:
BUS3041 Managerial Communications, 4 Credit Hours
BUS3101 Dynamic Decision Making, 4 Credit Hours
BUS4100 Business Internship, 4 Credit Hours
BUS4101 Quality Management, 4 Credit Hours
FIN3030 Corporate Finance, 4 Credit Hours
MGT3045 Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours
MGT4027 Global Business Management, 4 Credit Hours
MGT4059 Advanced Operations Management, 4 Credit Hours
MKT4106 Advertising and Promotion, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to determine the extent of information needed, assess the needed information, evaluate information and its sources critically, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, and access and use information ethically and legally.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, their understanding of and solutions for common business problems.
  3. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills when working with team members with diverse backgrounds and abilities to realize important business objectives.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze business problems within and across functional business disciplines to positively affect financial performance.
  5. Demonstrate attainment of discipline-specific knowledge and the practical skills to be effective in entry-level positions.

Career Outlook

Graduates from the BBA degree program will be prepared to pursue entry-level careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • accounting
  • construction management
  • financial services
  • economics
  • personnel resources
  • sales and marketing

Online Classroom

Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. 

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.

Read more about online requirements here

Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our business and technology alumni and the difference they make. 

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Erika Wiggins Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I'm recognizing more about what I'm really capable of at South University. When you have education, you have a foundation, and you have something that will propel you to growth and strength in the world.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

La'Sondrick Bridges 2011
La'Sondrick Bridges Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Master of Business Administration

“After talking it through, I realized I could go to school and work full time as well They really care about you and want you to succeed.”

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Leah N. Williams Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Master of Business Administration

“A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take my career to the next level and realized that an MBA would allow me to achieve that goal. When I first showed interest in South University, I met my admissions officer, Shakeara Hudson. She made the application process as easy as possible, and then she checked on me continuously while I was a student just to make sure I was on track to complete my MBA. She even attended my graduation ceremony and spoke with me afterwards.”

Tom Andrew 2012
Tom Andrew Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

“What has helped me the most at South University has been the flexibility. I've taken classes online and on campus. I will complete my last class in the spring and graduate in June 2012.”

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