Business Administration (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Take your business career to the next level – maybe even a management level – with an online Bachelor of Business Administration from Grantham University. This IACBE-accredited program will give you the skills you need to evaluate business-related issues and could open doors to administrative and supervisory positions in just about any industry.

What will I learn in this online bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program?

As you work to gain a fundamental understanding of every area of business, you’ll study consumer behavior … discover strategies for more effective decision making … learn how to lead teams, run meetings, create business plans and much more!

Human Resource Management

The program is designed to provide a comprehensive study of core competencies within the field: Business Management, Business Law, Labor Relations, Employment Law, Training and Development, Performance Management, Quality Management, Compensation and Organizational Behavior.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The program provides students the framework in which they are able to develop the critical skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to be successful in logistics, transportation, or supply chain management careers.

What careers can I pursue with an online business administration degree?

This online business administration degree can help you pursue a number of supervisory and management positions – from general operations management to sales administrative roles1. You can also pursue a career in management analysis or cost estimating. Plus, the skills you’ll learn are universally important – in businesses, non-profits or even the government. You could work almost anywhere.

How long is this online bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program?

At 124 credit hours, the online bachelor of business administration degree program is designed to be completed in 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the online business administration degree program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

View Program Disclosures

O*Net OnLine

Business Administration (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Business Administration Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the courses in this business administration management program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking through applying decision-support tools
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Apply decision making skills that are relevant to professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • Utilize strategic, tactical and operational methods in the decision making process to gain a competitive business advantage
  • Analyze economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Engage in integrated business problem-solving activities by distinguishing the theories, principles and concepts related to the foundational areas of business in a global environment
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Grantham University’s Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree Program is IACBE Accredited.

Business Administration (Bachelor of Business Administration)

As you consider your business administration degree options, bear in mind a Bachelor of Business Administration from Grantham can help you advance your current career or pursue an entry-level management position – in any area requiring a strong education and foundation in administrative matters1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Security Manger
  • Cost Estimator
  • Management Analyst

Employers can include:

  • Banks, investment firms or insurance agencies
  • Small businesses
  • Start-ups – possibly your own
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal

Business Administration (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Grantham University’s 100% online and professionally relevant coursework is designed to help you prepare for your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 55
General Education Core Credits: 27
Concentration Credits: 18
Electives Credits: 24
Concentration Credits: 15
Electives Credits: 27
Electives Credits: 42
Total Credit Hours: 124
Accreditation(s): DEAC, IACBE
Human Resource Management: 18
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: HRM370 Title: Employment Law Credits: 3
  This course provides the student with a basic understanding of law that affects business in the area of employment, including employment relationship and procedure, employment discrimination, and government regulation of employment. New developments affecting the legal environment of employment are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of employment law that governs business and how new developments affect employment law.
Course: HRM499 Title: Integrative Exper in HR Mgt Credits: 3
  This advanced course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive review of human resource management in the total business enterprise. The curriculum builds on previous courses to offer insights and analytic tools which a general human resource manager needs to plan and implement successful business policies and strategies. Through the use of exercises, case study analysis, and problem solving, students demonstrate their understanding of functional disciplines within human resources and apply fundamental theories to practical scenarios. Students learn strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation concepts and techniques, and apply their cumulative knowledge through a course project.
Choose 4 of the next 6 classes Title:Choose 4 of the next 6 classes Credits:
 
Course: HRM355 Title: Labor Relations Credits: 3
  This intermediate business administration course examines the historical and legal basis for labor relations and collective bargaining in the United States. The growth and evolution of labor law due to court decisions, NLRB rulings, and changes in the environment of union and management relations are covered, as well as analyses of the implications of changing labor laws in the workplace. Topics include estimation of wages and benefits, computerized costing, negotiating techniques, contract enforcement, grievances, and arbitration.
Course: MGT441 Title: Training and Development Credits: 3
  Students demonstrate training and development as a process designed to assist an individual to learn new skills, knowledge, or attitudes. As a result, these individuals make a change or transformation that improves or enhances their performance. These improvements ensure that people and organizations are able to do things better, faster, easier, and with higher quality and a better return on investment.
Course: HRM451 Title: Compensation Credits: 3
  Students integrate the concepts and topics related to the field of compensation to organizations. The course covers topics such as skill and performance competency analysis, compensation strategies, benchmarking job types, structuring pay merits, forms of pay, performance appraisals, determining benefit structures and Government and Legal issues in compensation. This course is designed to allow practical application of compensation in organizations through analyzing asset variations and the employee performance/recompense relationship.
Course: HRM476 Title: Developing Human Resources Credits: 3
  In this course, students develop targeted skills using human resource systems as a management tool. Students develop expertise in creating and implementing hiring, training and reward systems. This framework includes viewing human resources as a way to enhance employee retention, development, career advancement and performance management.
Course: MGT431 Title: Performance Management Credits: 3
  Students ascertain the purpose of performance management as the approach of systems thinking into the process of work improvement in organizations. This course examines the systems approach in measuring human performance and its alignment with organizational objectives. This approach is from the process of using metrics, removing barriers and studying the end results of the business. The course also explores some of the systems in transferring the approach of employee involvement into successful organizations.
Course: INT405 Title: Multinational Management Credits: 3
  This advanced course provides an introduction to multinational management. The course is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic, interrelated challenges and opportunities of operating an international business. It addresses issues of world trade, international investment, world financial markets, and business policy and strategy. It provides the student with conceptual frameworks and theoretical explanations applicable to the daily challenges of a practicing manager faced with cultural differences, global marketing, multinational finance and accounting, and taxation.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management: 15
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: INT460 Title: International Logistics Management Credits: 3
  International carrier operations and sourcing strategies for import, export and distribution of materials and finished goods are examined. This course covers facility location and off shoring of operations. Further, students in this course evaluate stakeholder roles in supply chain management as well as how countries have engaged the private sector in providing the logistics function to support their public sector supply chains.
Course: LOG430 Title: Supply Chain Management Credits: 3
  This course focuses on effective supply chain management strategies for companies that operate globally with an emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system to deliver value. Students are exposed to concepts, models, and case studies important in supply chain planning with an emphasis on key market tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as fulfillment strategies, process thinking, product development, supply chain design, process mapping, cost management, outsourcing, role shifting, inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing.
Course: LOG435 Title: Transportation Management Credits: 3
  This course provides an overview of the transportation industry to include providers, users, and government agencies. It examines contemporary public policy issues along with managerial strategies in transportation. Additional focus will be given to micro and macroeconomic issues in the transportation industry.
Course: LOG456 Title: Emerging Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics Management Credits: 3
  This course covers supply chain and logistics management theories. The course will look at how the two are interconnected. It will also examine global transportation options, performance measurements, the impact of technology, and current and future challenges in supply changes and logistics management. In addition, focus will be given on collaboration and success strategies related to supply chain and logistics management.
Course: LOG499 Title: Capstone in Logistics and Transportation Management Credits: 3
  This capstone course is an integrative course in which students synthesize their coursework and demonstrate how operations management acts as a strategic player in an organization.
Program Core: 55
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: ACC220 Title: Financial Accounting Credits: 3
  This introductory financial accounting course introduces the student to the important role of financial accounting in modern business. The key role of financial accounting is to provide useful information to external users so that a wide variety of economic decisions can be made. The course covers the theory and practice of accounting applicable to the recording, summarizing and reporting of business transactions. Topics include the different types of financial statements and accounts, asset valuation, revenue and expense recognition and appropriate accounting for asset, liability and capital accounts.
Course: ACC226 Title: Managerial Accounting Credits: 3
  This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting, shifting the focus from external reporting to internal needs of managers. Managerial accounting information helps managers accomplish three essential functions: planning, controlling, and decision-making. The course provides students with an understanding of managerial accounting information to enable them to evaluate the usefulness of managerial accounting techniques in the real world. Topics include managerial accounting terminology, budgeting, costing, breakeven analysis, and cost-volume-profitability analysis. The methods of identifying and extracting relevant information from managerial accounting systems as an input to decision making and performance evaluation are stressed throughout the course.
Course: BUS499 Title: Business Policy and Strategy Credits: 3
  Business Policy and Strategy is the capstone course for business administration majors. This advanced course is designed to provide students with a general management perspective of the total business enterprise. Students learn new strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation concepts and techniques. Students use this new knowledge, coupled with knowledge acquired from other courses, to chart the future direction of different types of organizations. The course builds on previous courses in diverse functional areas to offer insights and analytical tools, which a general manager needs to plan and implement successful business policies and strategies. The course emphasizes the practical application of business theory to business problems.
Course: CS165 Title: Advanced Microcomputer Applications Credits: 4
  This course provides the student with coverage of advanced topics related to microcomputer applications. It extends the student's basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite with various readings, hands on activities, and a final integration project. Topics studied include word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), database (Access), and graphic presentations (PowerPoint).
Course: CS192 Title: Programming Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to problem-solving concepts that programmers need to know and understand to skillfully use any programming language. Throughout this course students use language-independent problem-solving methods to structure logic (sequencing, branching, repetition), and data (records, objects). Students will also use diagramming and charting methods to communicate solutions and use arrays, menus, and flow charts to communicate structured programming solutions.
Course: ENT301 Title: Entrepreneurial Finance Credits: 3
  This penultimate course in the core business curriculum is an advanced undergraduate course focusing on entrepreneurship and small business ownership. The major topic of the course is the development of an entrepreneurial endeavor, including analyzing the venture creation process, understanding the groundwork for becoming an entrepreneur, and studying real life examples that illustrate entrepreneurial ethics and the global dimensions of entrepreneurship.
Course: ETH301 Title: Business and Society Credits: 3
  This intermediate course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of business and how it relates to society as a whole. The major topics include the corporation in society, the business and the social environment, business and the ethical environment, business and government in a global society, the corporation and the natural environment, business and technological change. A systems-thinking approach is central to the course, wherein business, government, and society are so closely intertwined that an action that affects one will inevitably affect the others. The corporation's responsibilities to primary and secondary stakeholders, both economic and ethical, are studied in light of various social issues.
Course: FIN210 Title: Personal Finance Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides the student with a basic understanding of personal financial planning. The course is designed to help students understand how to plan for a successful financial future for themselves and their families. The course offers a comprehensive treatment of financial planning to help students understand the complexities of today's financial world and evaluate their financial options through a formal decision-making approach.
Course: FIN307 Title: Principles of Finance I Credits: 3
  This intermediate course examines the role of the financial manager in the overall management and control of a firm. Focus is placed on the use of analytical models for improving the decision-making process. Both the short-term management of working capital and the long-term planning of capital structure and investment strategy are covered. Topics include financial ratio analysis, the time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, free cash flows, capital budgeting and the cost of capital.
Course: INT405 Title: Multinational Management Credits: 3
  This advanced course provides an introduction to multinational management. The course is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic, interrelated challenges and opportunities of operating an international business. It addresses issues of world trade, international investment, world financial markets, and business policy and strategy. It provides the student with conceptual frameworks and theoretical explanations applicable to the daily challenges of a practicing manager faced with cultural differences, global marketing, multinational finance and accounting, and taxation.
Course: IS231 Title: E-Commerce Credits: 3
  This course is designed to familiarize students with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies using the Internet. Topics include Internet technology for business advantage, managing electronic commerce funds transfer, reinventing the future of business through electronic commerce, business opportunities in electronic commerce, electronic commerce Web site design, and social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce, and business plans for technology ventures. The purpose of this course is to introduce to a new generation of managers, planners, analysts, and programmers the realities and potential of electronic commerce.
Course: LAW220 Title: Business Law I Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the law that affects business operations including the topics of torts, contracts, commercial paper, and sales. New developments that affect the legal environment of business are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of law that governs business and will gain an understanding of how new developments in technology affect business law.
Course: LAW265 Title: Business Law II Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the law affecting business operations, including the topics of debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, government regulation, property and its protection, and the international legal environment. New developments on those topics are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. This course differs from Business Law I. This course includes more of the specific law that is written for specific business situations. The student will gain an advanced understanding of law governing business: debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, government regulation, property and its protection, the international legal environment, and other topics. The student's knowledge of business law will increase in areas related to new developments in technology, especially computers and the Internet. In addition, the student will examine important cases, statutes, and regulation
Course: MA215 Title: Business Statistics Credits: 3
  In this course students learn to apply descriptive and inferential statistics to solve business problems. Students perform statistical analysis of samples, compute the measures of location and dispersion, and perform linear and multiple regression and correlation analysis. Other topics include constructing a hypothesis, performing one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty.
Course: MGT150 Title: Principles of Business Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Course: MGT468 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to concepts and principles of organizational behavior. Students investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness. Topics addressed include motivation, leadership, communications, group structure and process, attitude and values, and the change process.
Course: MKG131 Title: Foundations of Marketing Credits: 3
  This course on the principles of marketing provides an introduction to the nature and fundamentals of the marketing activity in modern businesses. The broad view of marketing that is presented builds on the integration of marketing with the entire enterprise, reinforced by theories and concepts as well as practices and applications. Topics include an analysis of the economic factors influencing buyer behavior, marketing research, market segmentation, development of marketing programs (new product, price, advertising and distribution decisions), and international marketing. The course also covers new marketing technologies that are revolutionizing the way companies bring value to their customers.
Course: MKG315 Title: Consumer Behavior Credits: 3
  This course provides the student with a comprehensive theoretical and practical base of knowledge regarding the forces that shape the attitudes and behaviors of consumers of products and services. Subjects covered include consumerism in American society, learning theories, motivation, personality theories, persuasive communication, and the consumer decision-making process.
General Education: 27
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization and speech delivery. Topics include how to outline speeches, create effective introductions and conclusions, use appropriate language and control nervousness. In addition, students examine guidelines for and practice delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Students will record themselves delivering speeches, thus they will need to know how to use a webcam and how to upload video files from their devices into the assignment dropbox in the Learning Management System.
Course: CS105 Title: Introduction to Computer Applications Credits: 3
  Students are introduced to basic computer concepts as well as techniques and tools for folder and file navigation and manipulation. Students explore the fundamentals of an office productivity suite, developing skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Course: GP210 Title: American Government I Credits: 3
  This undergraduate course provides an introduction to American government and politics. Topics include the concept of a constitutional democracy, federalism, first amendment rights, equal rights under the law, political culture, political ideology, interest groups, lobbying, and political campaigns and elections.
Course: GS102 Title: Introduction to Life Science Credits: 3
  This course gives the student a broad overview of the following biological processes and topics: the anatomy of the cell, cell division, species diversity, and species classification. This course attempts to relate the subject matter to everyday occurrences.
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth - and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  An introductory level course on the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Course: GU299 Title: General Education Capstone Credits: 3
  GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University's general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. By highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially-aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.

*Students are required to complete all general education required courses before enrolling in GU299.