Kaplan University

BS in Business Administration

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is designed to teach students skills in business administration, management, and leadership. Read more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program have the opportunity to learn about management, leadership, and teamwork in business. In addition to taking general education courses, students could improve their understanding of different areas of business, including finance, accounting, and marketing. Students interested in specializing have the option of selecting in one of several career focus areas. These focus areas are designed to prepare students for specific careers and supplement the general business administration curriculum. Focus areas include business process management, financial analysis, human resources, information assurance, investment, management, information systems management, marketing, new media/Internet marketing, project management, procurement, real estate, risk management, sales management, risk management and insurance, wealth management, and an accelerated MBA option.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • BU 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures (5 credits)
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • MT 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • MT 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • MM 305: Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis (6 credits)
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior (6 credits)
  • MT 460: Management Policy and Strategy (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AC 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • AC 114: Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • BU 204: Macroeconomics
    • MT 220: Global Business
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MT 203: Human Resource Management
    • MT 209: Small Business Management
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • LS 311: Business Law
    • LS 312: Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 355: Marketing Research
    • MT 450: Marketing Management
    • 300/400 Level: Marketing Elective
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 400: Business Process Management
    • MT 435: Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 445: Managerial Economics
    • MT 480: Corporate Finance
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 490: Management Capstone Externship
    • MT 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Management

Career Focus Areas

Students have the option of completing one of the following career focus areas as elective credits.

  • Accelerated MBA Option (30 credits)
  • Business Process Management (24 credits)
  • Financial Analysis (24 credits)
  • Human Resources (24 credits)
  • Information Assurance (23 credits)
  • Investment (24 credits)
  • Information Systems Management (24 credits)
  • Management (24 credits)
  • Marketing (24 credits)
  • New Media/Internet Marketing (24 credits)
  • Project Management (24 credits)
  • Procurement (24 credits)
  • Real Estate (24 credits)
  • Risk Management (24 credits)
  • Risk Management and Insurance (24 credits)
  • Sales Management (24 credits)
  • Wealth Management (30 credits)

Core Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • HU 245: Ethics
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach
  • Open Electives (59 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is designed for students who are also interested in continuing their education at the master's degree level. Graduates who go on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree could pursue upper-level positions in the business community.

Career Paths:

Students in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program have the opportunity to study management, finance, accounting, and other areas of business. They could be able to use these skills in entry-level business positions.

Entry-level positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Business manager
  • Account representative
  • Sales representative
  • Financial manager

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