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.
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Official Program Name:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
School Offering Program:
Bachelor of Science
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 18 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, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources, information assurance, management, management of information systems, marketing, new media/Internet marketing, operations management, prelaw, project management, purchasing, retail management, risk management , sales management, and an accelerated MBA option.
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 federal grants; 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.
- MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
- MT 203: Human Resource Management OR
MT 209: Small Business Management (5 credits)
- MT 217: Finance (5 credits)
- MT 219: Marketing (5 credits)
- MT 302: Organizational Behavior (6 credits)
- MT 310 Ethics and the Legal Environment OR
MT 311: Business Law (6 credits)
- Choose one of the following:
- MT 355: Marketing Research (6 credits)
- MT 450: Marketing Management (6 credits)
- 300/400-level Marketing Elective (6 credits)
- MT 400: Business Process Management OR
MT 435: Operations Management (6 credits)
- MT 445: Managerial Economics OR
MT 480: Corporate Finance (6 credits)
- MT 460: Management Policy and Strategy (6 credits)
- MT 490: Management Capstone Externship OR
499: Bachelor's Capstone in Management (6 credits)
Other Major Requirements
- CS 113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional (5 credits)
- AC 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors OR
AC 114: Accounting I (5 credits)
- Choose one of the following:
- BU 204: Macroeconomics (5 credits)
- BU 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
- MT 220: Global Business (5 credits)
- AC 330: Managerial Accounting for Business Professionals (6 credits)
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)
- Criminal Justice (24 credits)
- Entrepreneurship (24 credits)
- Financial Analysis (24 credits)
- Human Resources (24 credits)
- Information Assurance (23 credits)
- Management (24 credits)
- Management of Information Systems (24 credits)
- Marketing (24 credits)
- New Media/Internet Marketing (24 credits)
- Operations Manager (24 credits)
- Prelaw (24 credits)
- Project Management (24 credits)
- Purchasing Specialist (24 credits)
- Retail Management (24 credits)
- Risk Management (24 credits)
- Sales Management (24 credits)
- 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
- 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
- 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
- 300/400-level: Arts and Humanities Course (6 credits)
- 300/400-level: Physical Science Course (6 credits)
- 300/400-level: Social Science Course (6 credits)
- 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.
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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