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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.

Next Start Date:
February 22, 2023
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Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration Program Details

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.

Program Specializations

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

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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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.

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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

ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 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
MGMT415 Global Operations Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 54
General Electives

A combination of any 10 undergraduate courses

Total Credit Hours: 45


Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, as one of the Humanities requirements; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

General Business Administration Track
Instead of a Specialization, select 5 Business Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Specialization Options

ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting I 4.5
ACCT320 Intermediate Accounting II 4.5
ACCT420 Cost Accounting 4.5
ACCT435 Auditing 4.5
ACCT440 Accounting Information Systems 4.5
FINA412 Risk Management 4.5
MGMT422 Advanced Entrepreneurship 4.5
MGMT440 Managing Project Risks and Opportunities 4.5
MGMT444 Team Leadership 4.5
MGMT475 Contracts and Procurement 4.5
Fashion Marketing (Atlanta Campus)
FASH301 Fashion Trends 4.5
FASH306 Fashion Branding 4.5
FASH310 Fashion Buying 4.5
FASH312 CAD for Fashion Marketing 4.5
FASH409 Visual Merchandising 4.5
FINA315 Financial Instruments 4.5
FINA330 Asset and Debt Management 4.5
FINA412 Risk Management 4.5
FINA425 Budgeting 4.5
FINA435 Financial Analysis 4.5
Healthcare Management
HLTH310 Survey of Healthcare Management 4.5
HLTH320 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH420 Healthcare Finance 4.5
HLTH430 Healthcare Information Systems 4.5
HLTH440 Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making 4.5
Human Resource Management
MGMT332 Employee Recruitment and Selection 4.5
MGMT335 Personnel and Organization Policy 4.5
MGMT345 Diversity in the Workforce 4.5
MGMT402 Employment and Labor Law 4.5
MGMT442 Performance Management and Employee Services 4.5
Le Cordon Bleu® Hospitality Management
LCBH300 Food Service Operations 4.5
LCBH310 Food and Beverage Management 4.5
LCBH320 Gastronomy 4.5
LCBH400 Developing a Hospitality Business 4.5
LCBH410 Event Planning and Management 4.5
MGMT335 Personnel and Organization Policy 4.5
MGMT340 Building Teams and Resolving Conflict 4.5
MGMT345 Diversity in the Workforce 4.5
MGMT348 Industrial Labor Relations 4.5
MGMT405 Global Leadership and Management 4.5
MKTG305 Marketing Management 4.5
MKTG340 Public Relations 4.5
MKTG405 Consumer Behavior 4.5
MKTG408 Advertising and Promotion Management 4.5
MKTG450 Marketing Campaign and Strategic Planning 4.5
Operations Management
MGMT348 Industrial Labor Relations 4.5
MGMT370 Cost Control Management 4.5
MGMT430 Production Planning and Quality Management 4.5
MGMT450 Supply Chain Management and Purchasing 4.5
MGMT465 Strategic Manufacturing Policy 4.5
Project Management
MGMT412 Project Management 4.5
MGMT435 Project Cost and Time Management 4.5
MGMT440 Managing Project Risks and Opportunities 4.5
MGMT444 Team Leadership 4.5
MGMT475 Contracts and Procurement 4.5
Technology Management
ITCO101 Discovering Information Technology 4.5
ITCO103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware 4.5
ITCO211 Introduction to Operating Systems 4.5
ITCO231 Introduction to Databases 4.5
ITCO251 Network Infrastructure Basics 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Total Credit Hours : 180


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.


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.

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

ACBSP accredited


What is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree?

AIU’s online bachelor’s degree program in business administration is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for pursuing potential job opportunities in the business field. This unique degree program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the implications of technology on today’s businesses, potential ethical and legal conflicts, and accounting methods for planning and controlling operations.

How long does it take to earn a BBA degree?

Our bachelor’s degree programs are designed as 48-month programs. However, many factors can impact your time to completion. The time it may take you to earn your Bachelor of Business Administration can be influenced by course loads proficiency and/or transfer credits, and breaks.

What kind of courses will I take to earn a business administration degree?

As you work to complete your BBA degree, you will be immersed in courses such as: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Managerial Accounting; Global Operations Management; and Financial Management.

When can I begin my BBA classes?

Courses for the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree start approximately every five weeks. Your actual start date is based on several factors, including receiving academic and financial documentation.

How many credits will I need to graduate with a business administration degree?

The BBA degree program consists of 180 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. Please see the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Why should I pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree?

Upon earning your business administration degree, you should have a wide range of business knowledge utilized in the field. Courses are structured to assist you in the development of a general business knowledge core that is designed to provide a foundation for pursuing a career path in business or management. This BBA program culminates in a capstone experience from a business perspective.

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