Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree

Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

AIU’s online bachelor’s degree in business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is customized with AIU’s intellipath® adaptive learning technology, so you can save time and skip what you already know. You could also save time and money with credit for eligible experience and knowledge1.

Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration Program Details

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Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Program Outline

In our accredited Bachelor of Business Administration program, study business fundamentals that can help you work to develop a strong business acumen—study areas including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and project management.

You also have the opportunity to customize your studies and take online business courses in specific areas of interest to you. Our online business bachelor’s degree curriculum can help you examine the implications of technology on today’s businesses, recognize potential ethical and legal conflicts, and explore accounting methods for planning and controlling operations.

Looking to save time and money on your degree? Our online bachelor’s degree in business administration accepts qualifying transfer credits1.

  • Get credit for eligible work and life experience—including military service1
  • Transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credit needed towards your degree1
  • Prove what you know and test out of classes with AIU Accelerate™ assessments2

Your bachelor of business administration online degree program includes a dedicated Graduation Team consisting of a Financial Aid Advisor, an Admissions Advisor, a Student Advisor and a faculty instructor.

AIU’s bachelor in business administration online classes are just 5 weeks long with 10 start dates a year.

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ACBSP

This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University catalog regarding AIU’s transfer credit policies.
2. The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition varies by campus and depends on the number of AIU Accelerate™ assessments successfully passed. AIU Accelerate™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for reduction in time and money. Courses eligible are subject to change. Students must not have yet attempted the course for which the proficiency credit applies.

Bachelor's in Business Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Electives

A combination of 11 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Business Administration Track

Select 5 Business Electives from any of the BBA Specialization offerings.

Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Bachelor's Degree in Business Classes Overview

For an Online Bachelor's Degree in Business, your classes may include:

International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.

Budgeting

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and also includes a practical guide for preparing financial budgets.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.

Global Operations Management

This course explores basic operations management in modern organizations which involves design, management and improvement of productive processes. Subjects include critical path methods (CPM), PERT Charts, Resource Allocations, Gantt Charts, budgeted cost of work scheduled, budgeted cost of work performed, actual cost of work performed, and projects associated with services and the manufacture of products including fast delivery to the ultimate consumer.

Managing Organizational Change

This course presents both conceptual and experiential approaches to the topic of organizational change and organization development. Special emphasis is placed on developing interpersonal skills in order to analyze situations.

Personnel and Organization Policy

In order to select and secure proper human resources for organizational needs, personnel policies must be in place to guide personnel selection, compensation planning and performance management. In addition, policies must be established for progressive disciplinary process and motivational alternatives. These policies must be linked with organizational strategy to develop human resources as a competitive advantage. They must also be linked with proper career management and employee retention activities.

Diversity in the Workplace

This course addresses the experience of work as it varies with gender and ethnic background. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes, discrimination and harassment, career choice, occupational segregation, employment patterns, group differences related to fair testing and employment practices, and the relationship of diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring and power.

Project Management

This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management, and project integration.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

International Financial Management

This course discusses how multinational corporations make financial decisions. Topics include international cash management, hedging cash flows, international capital budgeting and international financing.

Financial Analysis

The course focuses on how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. Topics include overview of financial statement analysis, liquidity and activity, analysis of solvency and capital structure, profitability, market strength and overall evaluation, cash flow and interim statement and segment analysis.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


University Catalog

Course content subject to change.

Ways to Save on Your Online Bachelor's Degree in Business

From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your Online Bachelor's Degree in Business at AIU:

  • Scholarships & Grants – AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree*
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide – Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide – Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide – This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Accreditation

This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP

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"The online option attracted me to AIU. The online atmosphere was great. AIU provided the tools and all the different resources to help me be successful in my degree."

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BBA 2015

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