Business Administration, B.S.


The business administration program allows the student to maximize flexibility in determining one’s academic curriculum. Earning a degree in Business Administration prepares graduates to be effective communicators, be able to integrate knowledge across business disciplines, be able to demonstrate critical thinking in the solution of business problems, be able to demonstrate a global perspective, and have the ability to solve problems from an integrated multi-disciplinary business perspective. Students can tailor the degree to fit their interests as well as pursue concentrations in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing. The business administration curriculum is also ideal to prepare students for the rigors of law school. Several law school courses, such as Business Entities, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Anti-trust, focus on the employment and managerial decisions of businesses. If a student is interested in a career in insurance, real estate, or financial institutions, he/she may also select a concentration in pre-licensing courses.

What can I do with this degree?
In today’s job market, there are a variety of career opportunities for those holding a degree in Business Administration. The degree is designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation in core business functions. These skills are flexible enough to prepare graduates for a variety of different careers. Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing data usage and market research to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:
• Entrepreneur
• Operations Manager
• Purchasing Manager
• Sales Manager
• Business Analyst

What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Degree Length: 4 Years

University: Northwestern State University

Classroom Format: Online

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