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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree

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Online tuition  at cc $260 per credit hour. Online at University of Phoenix is $510 per credit hour.


Comparison based on the cost of an online, Bachelor of Science in Business Degree at University of Phoenix, and an online, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Columbia College. Comparison costs for University of Phoenix do not include fees, and assume the cost of the degree based on 120 credit hours. Reported tuition costs represent an average of the cost for upper level ($610) and lower level ($410) courses as advertised on University of Phoenix’s website on March 6, 2015. The tuition cost listed for Columbia College does not include fees and represents the cost of 120 credit hours, which is the number of credit hours required to complete the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

The Business Administration program serves students from a variety of backgrounds. Members of the faculty employ a variety of instructional techniques and resources aimed at meeting the needs of student clientele. Emphasis is on advising students in course work appropriate to their interests and academic progress. The core curriculum and course work in the Business Administration curriculum reflect the recommendations of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In addition, students may elect majors in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, public relations and advertising, and sports management.

A principle focus of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions and for advancement in various occupations and professions. Also, faculty prepare students to pursue the study of business at the graduate level or to obtain professional placement in their chosen fields. The faculty of the Business Administration Department encourage wide and varied preparation in the liberal arts and sciences to provide students with an appreciation for the social and cultural environment in which business is transacted.

All students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, 39 of which are 300- and 400-level. Students must complete a prescribed Professional Core and the general education requirements. A maximum of 27 semester hours of the requirements for the BA in Business Administration and a maximum of 48 semester hours of the requirements for the BS in Business Administration may be met through courses transferred. All students must take part in a culminating evaluation of the core course outcomes during their last 30 hours prior to graduation. Completion of MGMT 479 Strategic Management with a grade of C or higher satisfies this culminating requirement for all business majors.

Disclaimer: Degree requirements and the availability of business majors varies by nationwide campus.

Degree Requirements

A. General Education requirements 38-47 sem. hrs
Ethics Course Requirement:
MGMT 368 Business Ethics or 3 hrs
PHIL 330 Ethics
B. Core requirements 39 sem. hrs
ACCT 280 Accounting l 3 hrs
ACCT 281 Accounting lI 3 hrs
ECON 293 Macroeconomics 3 hrs
ECON 294 Microeconomics 3 hrs
FINC 350 Business Finance 3 hrs
MATH 250 Statistics I or 3 hrs
PSYC 324 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
MGMT 254 Business Communication 3 hrs
MGMT 265 Business Law I 3�hrs
MGMT 330 Principles of Management 3 hrs
MGMT 338 International Business 3 hrs
MGMT 393 Business Info Systems 3 hrs
MGMT 479 Business Policy 3 hrs
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing 3 hrs
C. Business Electives 21 sem. hrs
Nine of the remaining 21 hours of Business electives must be 300- or 400-level courses and must be taken at Columbia College. Major/Emphasis requirements may be fulfilled within this category.
D. Electives 13-22 sem. hrs
120 sem. hrs

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