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  • Online Business Administration Degree

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

    Drexel University’s online BS in Business Administration (BSBA) focuses on helping you build a strong, well-rounded foundational knowledge of the business world, perfect for students who want to graduate with a degree that opens doors throughout the field.

    What is a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree?

    The online BS in Business Administration degree provides students with a foundational knowledge of business practices and operation. The online Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree offered by LeBow College of Business is a degree completion program with distinguished accreditation by AACSB International - the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

    The online business administration program provides a broad business education that introduces students to all functional areas of business, building quantitative knowledge and developing an understanding of skills essential to today’s global organizations. The Business Administration curriculum includes a wide array of courses designed to teach students to think and communicate ideas effectively, and to understand the economic, social and legal systems in which business operates.

    What is the difference between a BSBA and a BBA?

    While both a bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) and a bachelor of business administration (BBA) are undergraduate degrees that prepare you for the business world, there are a few key differences between the two. A BBA takes a broad look at business education, with the curriculum covering topics from marketing to finance to entrepreneurship, while making sure that you have a solid grasp of business fundamentals. A BSBA, on the other hand, tends to focus more on math and analytical skills while still helping you build a business foundation. As a rule of thumb, BBA programs tend to be more specialized and focused on business-specific courses, and BSBA programs put more of an emphasis on math and science courses. Learn more about the differences between a BSBA and a BBA.

    What Specialties Does Drexel’s Online BSBA Offer?

    The online business administration degree offered by LeBow College of Business is a degree completion program with distinguished accreditation by AACSB International - the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. You can earn your BSBA with a major in General Business or, for those looking for a more specialized curriculum, with a major in Marketing.

    • General Business
      You’ll get a broad business education designed to familiarize you with the business world at large, preparing you for careers across the business spectrum
    • Marketing
      The marketing major gives you a business foundation with a focus on skills like customer analytics and product management you’ll need as a marketing professional

    Online Bachelor of Business Administration Program Details

    • Courses are taught by the same on-campus faculty who are among the world's most highly-respected business educators
    • The curriculum introduces students to all functional areas of business, the quantitative aspects of decision making and the behavioral factors common to all organizational structures
    • The highly-interactive online format is designed to challenge and engage students while remaining convenient for working professionals

    What Kind of Jobs Can You Get with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration?

    Earning a degree in business administration shows potential employers that you have mastered the wide array of skills professionals need to succeed in a fast-paced and competitive workplace. And with the job outlook for many careers in the field growing at a faster than average rate, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, now is the time to pursue your dream career.

    Job titles for graduates with a BS in Business Administration include:

    • Business Analyst
    • Commercial Loan Officer
    • Sales Manager
    • Human Resources Manager
    • Financial Manager
    • Market Research Analyst

    What Salary Will I Earn in Business Administration?

    Professionals with a degree in business administration will be prepared with the skills needed to earn a competitive salary in the workforce, with compensation depending on experience, level of education and the industry in which they work.

    Job Title

    Average Base Pay*

    Business Analyst


    Commercial Loan Officer


    Sales Manager


    Human Resources Manager


    Financial Manager


    Market Research Analyst


    *Data from WANTED Analytics occupational search

    Related Programs

    • The Drexel LeBow Online MBA
      This flexible, highly customizable online program will help you master the fundamentals of business while equipping you with the problem-solving and leadership skills you need to excel across a variety of industries.
    • BS in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing
      For those looking to specialize, this program combines business foundational courses with marketing-specific classes that prepare you to thrive in today’s digitally-central marketplace

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer up to 120 quarter credits (equivalent to 80 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better and was earned within the past 10 years.

    General Education Requirements  
    ENGL 101
    or ENGL 111
    Composition and Rhetoric I
    or English Composition I
    ENGL 102
    or ENGL 112
    Composition and Rhetoric II
    or English Composition II
    ENGL 103
    or ENGL 113
    Composition and Rhetoric III
    or English Composition III
    MATH 101 Introduction to Analysis I 3.0
    MATH 102 Introduction to Analysis II 3.0
    PSY 101 General Psychology I 3.0
    COM 270 Business Communication 3.0
    PHIL 105 Critical Reasoning 3.0
    English Literature Elective (ENGL 200 - 399) 3.0
    Fine Arts Elective 3.0
    History Elective 4.0
    Science Courses (Select 2) 6.0
    BIO 100
    or BIO 101
    Applied Cells, Genetics, & Physiology
    or Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology, & Evolution
    CHEM 151 Applied Chemistry
    PHYS 151 Applied Physics
    General Education Electives 21.0 
    Select seven (21 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.  
    Society and Culture  
    Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language or Philosophy 3.0
    Social Science  
    Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology 3.0
    Computer Science, Information Systems, Science 3.0
    Additional General Education Electives  
    Seven (7) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science 12.0
    Business Requirements  
    ACCT 115 Financial Accounting Foundations 4.0
    ACCT 116 Managerial Accounting Foundations 4.0
    BLAW 201 Business Law I 4.0
    BSAN 160 Business Analytics and Data Visualization 4.0
    BUSN 101 Foundations of Business I 4.0
    BUSN 102 Foundations of Business II 4.0
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 4.0
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.0
    FIN 301 Introduction to Finance 4.0
    INTB 200 International Business 4.0
    MGMT 450 Strategy and Competitive Advantage 4.0
    MIS 200 Management Information Systems 4.0
    MKTG 201 Introduction to Marketing Management 4.0
    OPM 200 Operations Management 4.0
    ORGB 300 Organizational Behavior 4.0
    STAT 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 4.0
    Select One: 4.0
    MGMT 260 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    MGMT 370 For-Profit Business Consulting
    MGMT 371 Nonprofit Business Consulting
    MGMT 372 Startup Business Consulting
    MGMT 380 International Business Consulting
    ORGB 420 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
    SMT 372 Sport Business Consulting
    STAT 202 Business Statistics II
    Major Requirements 32.0
    Choose eight courses from five of the following categories: ACCT, ECON, FIN, HRMT, INTB, MGMT, MIS, BLAW, MKTG, OPM and STAT.  
    Free Electives 18.0
    Total Credits 180.0


    View Course Descriptions and the complete curriculum, which includes classes only offered on campus.

    Admissions Criteria

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter credits) with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution
      • GPA of 2.5 or above
    • First-Year Students
      • Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution
      • Must have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 years
    • Non-Matriculated Option
      • Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
      • Transfer Students
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • First-Year Students
        • Official high school transcripts
        • Official ACT/SAT scores no more than five years old
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2020-2021 is $551 per credit. (A 40% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $918 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2020-2021 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2020

    September 21, 2020

    December 5, 2020

    December 7, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    Winter 2021

    January 4, 2021

    March 13, 2021

    March 15, 2021

    March 20, 2021

    Spring 2021

    March 29, 2021

    June 5, 2021

    June 7, 2021

    June 12, 2021

    Summer 2021

    June 21, 2021

    August 28, 2021

    August 30, 2021

    September 4, 2021

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