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Modern business moves fast.

To succeed in this rapidly changing world, business leaders must have wide-ranging knowledge of economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations. That’s why Maryville University has developed an online bachelor’s in business administration program with input from top employers to provide you with the latest skills and best practices. As a Maryville graduate, you’ll emerge ready and able to maximize ROI for any organization as you take your career to new heights.

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Why Earn Your Bachelor’s in Business Administration Online?

As a business professional, you can build dynamic expertise that can be applied in many settings. This helps you prepare for more diverse opportunities as the demand for modern business skills continues to grow across a variety of industry sectors.

When it comes to choosing your degree, we know the options can be overwhelming. That’s why our accredited online business administration degree is designed to inform your choices with exposure to a diverse business curriculum.

Maryville’s online bachelor’s in business administration program gives you the flexibility to grow your business skills on your schedule while still having time for work and family. With approval, you can transfer credits to earn your business degree in as little as two years. It’s just one more way Maryville makes it easier to earn your business administration degree online.

Flexible, affordable — and study 100% online

Complete your coursework 100% online.
No campus visits are required.

Customize your degree.
Choose an emphasis area such as accounting, financial services, marketing, management information systems, or cybersecurity.

Benefit from a supportive faculty.
Engage with expert faculty members to help you connect the curriculum to your career vision.

Study at a respected business school.
Maryville University ranks among Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” and the best values in private colleges according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Get the support you need.
Apply to be considered for financial aid and get transfer credits for eligible courses.

What Can You Do with an Online Business Administration Degree?

The versatility of online business administration degree programs is a big draw for many students. Maryville’s accredited online business administration degree prepares you to succeed in a wide range of careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It can serve as the foundation of your continually evolving business expertise or even give you a head start on your MBA.

Business Administration Career Paths

With your online business administration degree, you can build the expertise to pursue careers including

  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Data research analyst
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Healthcare manager

In business settings such as:

  • Government/public administration
  • Small businesses
  • Private offices
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Technology companies
  • Marketing agencies
  • Global companies
  • Hospitals and healthcare systems
  • For-profit businesses
  • Independent consulting

What Is the Typical Business Administration Salary?

Business professionals earn a wide range of salaries that vary depending on factors such as industry, location, and experience. Take a look at the 2019 median salaries for a few careers, according to the BLS:

  • Accountant – $71,550
  • Financial analyst – $81,590
  • Operations manager – $100,780
  • Human resources manager – $116,720

Business Administration Job Outlook

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Steady growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 476,200 new jobs in business and financial operations from 2019 to 2029. It expects the demand for professionals with accounting, financial management, data management, and healthcare management skills to grow by 5%, faster than the national average for all jobs.

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More leadership opportunity

The BLS projects job growth for top executives to reach 4% from 2019 to 2029, adding 115,000 new positions and making way for more business professionals to advance their careers.

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Higher earning potential

The median annual salary for professionals working in business and financial operations was $69,820 in 2019, according to the BLS, and some specializations yield even higher annual income. Healthcare managers, for example, earned a median salary of $100,980 in 2019.

Why Choose Maryville’s Accredited Online Business Administration Degree?

At Maryville University, we’re proud of our reputation for quality academics, accelerated growth, and affordability because those elements increase the value of your bachelor’s in business administration degree — both in the marketability of the skills you develop and in the return on your investment as you advance your career.

Founded in 1872, Maryville University has a long history of cultivating industry expertise. This begins with your instructors, who are supportive industry experts. It continues with your courses, which are continually updated with insights from leading businesses. Our ultimate goal is your success, and that’s why 96% of our online undergraduate program graduates find new careers in their chosen fields or enroll in advanced education programs within six months of graduating.

You can be next.

We’re distinguished by our dedication to your success

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges
Kiplinger Best College Values
ACBSP Global Business Accreditation


Our students are finding success at Maryville — and so can you.

“I took a lot of my undergrad courses online and I found the environment very friendly. I was able to go to work, still have time with my family, and incorporate school into my everyday life. It just made it so easy for me. I have great interactions with my fellow students. You get to know people. It feels like a small family. The faculty go the extra mile to make sure you’re successful. Go for it. You will have the support you need.”

— Kristina Coleman

Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree Online Curriculum

The online bachelor’s in business administration curriculum is designed to prepare students with general business insights in economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations. It includes general education, business core, business administration major, and elective courses.

Qualifying students can satisfy the general education requirement through transfer credits, enabling them to complete the program in as little as two years.

Required Business Core Courses — Develop your management and marketing expertise with a foundation in financial accounting, economics, business law, and statistics.

Business Administration Major Required Courses — Deeply explore management, finance, and law, and discover how these disciplines intertwine and relate to business administration.

Electives — Customize your education with a choice of business and general courses.

Insights from Our Faculty

Christopher Gourdine, assistant dean and assistant professor of business administration, shared his thoughts on the bachelor’s in business administration program:

Many students know they want to work in a business environment, but they don’t want to narrow their options to just one area of business. These students are open to working in a number of areas over their careers and like the flexibility of being able to choose many of their courses. Such students can make good managers, as they have interests across multiple areas and are willing to explore them.

Make Success Your Business.

Earning your Maryville business administration degree online can help you compete for opportunities in many fields or advance your current career. For many motivated students, earning an online bachelor’s in business administration is just the start of all they can do to further their business interests. Our online bachelor’s degree in business administration can lead you to your next degree, such as an accelerated MBA, as well as propel you to specialized degree paths in growing fields that benefit from general business expertise.

Get a head start with Early Access.

Maryville’s Early Access program allows you to earn up to 12 credits toward your bachelor’s degree and a future master’s degree. We only require that you be a current Maryville undergraduate student, have completed 90 credit hours or more, and hold a GPA of 3.25 or better.

When you’re ready to go further, we offer many online graduate degree options:

MBA, with options to apply credits taken during your bachelor’s degree program.

MS in Accounting, with CPA exam prep courses to help you qualify and prepare for licensure.

MS in Data Analytics, which can help you advance your skills in data analytics, warehousing, mining, and visualization.

Master of Health Administration (MHA), with four concentrations to choose from, as well as a general MHA track.

MS in Cybersecurity, with virtual labs taught by faculty who share expertise from Fortune 500 companies and the FBI.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some degrees seem to come with a career path built in. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides a different, more diverse experience. By covering extensive subject categories and providing versatile specialization opportunities, a bachelor’s in business administration helps graduates qualify for a wide range of careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

For example, large organizations need operations managers to oversee their day-to-day activities, and they rely on human resources managers to plan, coordinate, and direct their administrative functions. Private companies and nonprofit organizations alike need qualified professionals to manage their finances, and banks and insurance companies are always on the lookout for business analysts to guide their decisions.

Apply to the online Business Administration degree program at Maryville University.