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Columbia College Bachelor's in Business Administration

Columbia College prepares you to help businesses profit.

Prepare for a business career at Columbia College

A business administration major is a great choice for students who want broad skill sets that can be applied to a variety of industries.

In the business administration major, you’ll study business practices and the theories and concepts behind them. You’ll also gain an appreciation of how businesses operate in today’s cultural, economic and social environment.

Advance your knowledge of management, marketing, accounting, finance and more. Learn key aspects of business including how to manage people and processes, reaching customers and applying key business strategies.

Advance your knowledge of finances, marketing and management.

You’ll also study:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Marketing

Pursue a career in business administration from Columbia College

Business administration remains one of the most popular degrees in the world, and with good reason. Graduates possess a wide range of skills, making them an asset to any company or organization. Work in banking and lending, insurance, manufacturing, retail, advertising and marketing or real estate. Those with bachelor's degrees in business administration may also work in fundraising, project management and non-profit leadership.

According to the NCES , "in 2016–17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business" . Your degree will be grounded in a liberal arts education, giving you advanced communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Find skills related to your career interest

  • General management
  • Business consulting
  • Business operations
  • Business event planning
  • Business development
  • Marketing

Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science: What's the difference?

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dr. Mary Dorn

"Without a foundation in financial literacy unnecessary struggles will happen throughout the personal and corporate lifespan. Providing innovative and relevant financial education to optimally navigate the world of finance is what we do at Columbia College. "

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 45 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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