Program Overview

A regionally accredited online business administration degree can boost your salary and help you reach your career goals. Employees with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and five to nine years of experience earn a median salary of $63,245, according to PayScale. Graduates hold management positions in fields such as manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and government enterprises.

Instructors in this program use open education resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.

Develop your skills and knowledge in a program designed for busy, working adults who have life experience in business. Build on your previously earned credit to complete your bachelor’s in this flexible and convenient program at AU Online.

Curriculum Overview

Aurora University’s online business administration degree provides you with a broad overview of topics, including accounting, finance, organizational behavior, human resources, marketing, and international business. Get ready to pursue advanced career opportunities by enhancing your business acumen and problem-solving skills. Each course is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.

Students will have the unique opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations through an optional internship. In addition to offering placement support, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor in your field who will provide feedback on various internship-related assignments. Rest assured, you can complete your internship locally as well as at your current place of work, assuming it meets the program director’s requirements.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:August 26, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:2-4 Years
  • Credit Hours:120 (40 in major)
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$465

Required Courses: 32 semester hours

  • ACC1010 Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
  • BUS1020 Foundations of Management (4)
  • COM1200 Business Communication (4)
  • ECN2030 Principles of Economics (4)
  • MKT2300 Principles of Marketing (4)
  • BUS3280 Operations and Organizational Behavior (4)
  • FIN3400 Principles of Finance (4)
  • BUS3560 Business Innovation & Design Thinking (4)

Selected Course: 4 semester hours

  • BUS3580 Business Research & Analytics (4)

Business Capstone: Choose one course (4)

  • BUS4940 Business Internship (4)
  • BUS4990 Contemporary Topics in Business Strategy & Planning (4)

Student Internship Information

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions or information on current tuition, fees, room, board and other rates.

  • A completed undergraduate application
  • Transcripts (official, sealed) from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A resume demonstrating two or more years of work experience, military service, or relevant adult responsibilities
  • A personal statement addressing why you wish to enroll in an online program and a description of how you will structure your life and time to be successful
  • For applicants without an earned associate degree and/or 60 hours of transfer credit: Proof of high school graduation or completed GED
  • For applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit: an official high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 and above and ACT/SAT scores
  • ​Test-Optional Admission: Applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit who do not have ACT/SAT scores may choose to be reviewed as test-optional. Admission will be based on your high school academic record.

All AU Online students must have unrestricted access to a computer or mobile device with high-speed internet to participate in online courses. AU Online uses Moodle to host its online classes. All students will be charged an $80 Technology Fee per semester, regardless of the number of credits taken.

Students can transfer more than half the credits they need to successfully earn a four-year degree. Aurora University will accept up to 68 credits from a 2 year institution and 90 credits from a 4 year institution.

Check your credits with our Transfer Evaluation System.

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Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Career Outcomes

Strengthen your earnings and job opportunities with an accredited online business administration degree. Prepare for a variety of careers, including a(n):

  • City manager
  • Executive director
  • Executive officer
  • Sales manager
  • Emergency management director
  • Human resource manager

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