BBA

Open doors to the business world with this bachelor’s degree in business administration. From accounting to finance, marketing to operations management — you’ll explore the breadth of business through industry-relevant coursework taught by working professionals.

Galvanize Your Career with a BBA Degree

Through online coursework designed for adult learners, the UMass Global Bachelor of Business Administration provides an excellent springboard to a business career. Our BBA degree coursework is designed for workplace relevance, encompassing global business, technology, ethics, processes, communication, and much more. Customize your degree with individualized electives or an emphasis area of special interest to you. Our business administration degree is streamlined so you can graduate more quickly and get to work on your bright future.

  • Real World Skills and Value: Our coursework is designed to be immediately relevant to your career, whether seeking a promotion or changing direction. Our business school professors are also working professionals, ensuring relevance in today’s business environment.
  • Fewer Core Requirements = Faster Completion: The streamlined BBA core program of study allows you to finish the program quickly while gaining essential knowledge of business functions and operations.
  • 100% Online Coursework: At UMass Global, our BBA coursework is fully online, allowing you the flexibility to keep working while building the skills you need to succeed.
  • Credit for What You Know: We take pride in giving credit where credit is due, namely for any corporate training, military training, certificates earned, even relevant work experience.
  • Flexible Elective Options: In addition to the core program of study, the BBA includes four elective classes. You may choose individualized electives in areas of special interest to you or focus on one of 10 designated emphasis areas in business-related disciplines such as entrepreneurship, healthcare administration, human resources, or accounting.

Next Session

Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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Ways to Learn

Online

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A Better Balance for Work and School

Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.

Customizable Degrees

UMass Global’s business programs have multiple degree options and emphases in growing fields including human relations, GIS and data analytics, leadership and more.

Built for Working Adults

Enroll in a program that was truly built for working adults. Choose from 8-week long classes or self-paced programs that fit your busy life.

WSCUC

University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    BBA Program Curriculum

    For students seeking our Bachelor of Business Administration degree, be sure to explore all avenues to shorten the time necessary to earn your degree. These include transfer credit opportunities, credit for corporate training, credit for military schooling, and credit for certificates earned.
    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Code Course Name Credits
      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      MATU 103 Applied Mathematics 3
      COMU 101 Public Speaking 1 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • Lower-Division Core Requirements

       

      ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I

      3

      ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II

      3

      CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing

      3

      ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

      3

      ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics

      3

      MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

      3

      Lower-Division Core Requirements Subtotal

      18

      Upper-Division Core Requirements

       

      COMU 410 Organizational Communication

      3

      FINU 305 Business Finance

      3

      MGTU 301 Principles of Management

      3

      MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business

      3

      MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business

      3

      MGTU 315 Operations Management

      3

      MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing

      3

      MGTU 410 Strategic Management *

      3

      Upper-Division Core Requirements

      24

      Total Core Requirements 42
    • Code Course Name Credits
      ACCU 301  Intermediate Accounting I

      3

      ACCU 302  Intermediate Accounting II

      3

       Select two of the following:   6
      ACCU 325  Cost Analysis and Budgeting

       

      ACCU 360  Financial Statement Analysis
      ACCU 401  Advanced Accounting

       

      ACCU 439  Accounting Information Systems

       

      ACCU 452  Income Taxation

       

      ACCU 460  Auditing

       

      Total Credits

      12

    • ENTU 401  Introduction to Entrepreneurship

      3

      ENTU 410  Financing the Small Business

      3

      ENTU 420  Entrepreneurship Action Learning Project

      3

      Select from one of the following:

      3

          MKTU 430 New Product Development  
      OLCU 300
      Organizational Behavior

       

          OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics  
          OLCU 414 Team Building  
          CSCU 304 Spatial Visualization and Data Analytics
          CSCU 383 Applied Project Management
          HRCU 445  Human Resource Studies
      Total Credits

      12

       

    • Code Course Name Credits
      FINU 417 Intermediate Financial Management

      3

      FINU 430 Financial Institutions

      3

      Select four from the following:

      6

           FINU 421 Investments   
      ACCU 452
      Income Taxation

       

      ENTU 410
      Financing the Small Business

       

      FINU 410
      International Finance

       

      Total Credits

      12

    • HAUU 320

      US Healthcare System  3
      HAUU 410 Healthcare Finance 3
      HAUU 412
      Healthcare Operations Management
      3
       Select one from the following: 3
      HAUU 321
      Health Information Management Systems

      HAUU 322
      Quality Management in Healthcare
      OCLCU 414 Team Building  
      Total Credits 12
    • HRCU 406  Legal Issues in Human Resources

      3

      HRCU 445  Human Resource Studies

      3

      Select two from the following:

      6

           HRCU 350  Compensation and Benefits  
      HRCU 351
       Workforce Planning and Employment

       

          HRCU 352  Labor Relations  
      HRCU 353
       Performance Improvement

       

          HRCU 415  Becoming and HR Strategist  
      HRCU 430
       Conflict Resolution

       

         OLCU 350  Leadership and Professional Ethics  
      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
       Select any four of the following   12
      MKTU 310 Marketing Research

      3

      MKTU 320 Consumer Behavior

      3

      MKTU 410 International Marketing

      3

      MKTU 420 Marketing Strategy

      3

      MKTU 430 New Product Development

      3

      MKTU 440 Advertising and Promotional Strategy

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    • CSCU 251 Introduction to Computing Systems Organization

      3

      CSCU 270 Information System Security

      3

      CSCU 301 Introduction to Programming

      3

      Select one from the following:

      3

          CSCU 315  Organizational Information Systems  
      CSCU 353
       Data Communications and Computer Networks

       

      CSCU 373
       Introduction to Data Management

       

          CSCU 383  Applied Project Management  
      CSCU 408
       Database Management

       

      OLCU 350
       Leadership and Professional Ethics

       

      CSCU 453
       Network Implementation

       

      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
      OLCU 303 Organizational Development and Change

      3

      OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics 3
      OLCU 400 Theory and Practice of Leadership

      3

      OLCU 325 Leadership Skills Development Lab 3
      OLCU 414 Team Building

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
      MGTU 320 Strategies Across the Supply Chain

      3

      MGTU 321 Project Management and Supply Chain Leadership

      3

       Select two from the following:    
      OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics

      3

      OLCU 300 Organizational Behavior

      3

      CSCU 414 Team Building

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    • Code Course Name Credits
      CSCU 373 Introduction to Data Management

      3

      CSCU 301 Introduction to Programming

      3

      CSCU 304 Spatial Visualization and Data Analytics 3
       Select one from the following:    
      CSCU 302 GIS Methods and Ethics 3
      CSCU 303 Foundations in Spatial Communication

      3

      CSCU 305 Applied Data Wrangling 3
      CSCU 383 Applied Project Management 3
      Total Credits

      12

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you’re considering going back to school for an online bachelor of business administration degree, you have more options than ever to choose from. Browse through these frequently asked questions to explore the right path for your career and find a UMass Global program that helps you achieve your goals.

    • A business administration degree provides the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in nearly any industry. Graduates can work in health care, technology, finance, government and even education. Most institutions offer undergraduate and graduate-level business degrees in a variety of specializations and some even extend to the doctoral level. Explore UMass Global’s full range of business programs
    • A traditional bachelor’s in business can take up to four years, and an MBA up to three.
    • A business degree is extremely versatile and can apply to nearly any industry. But concentrations and different types of business degrees can help turn an interest into a career. Some example positions include network systems administrator, marketing manager, GIS technician, environmental compliance analyst and public relations specialist. Discover more paths with our resource 5 Types of online business degrees and corresponding careers.
    • A high-quality business degree should be structured to teach you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce. Core concepts include financial reporting, ethical decision making, organizational communication, leadership and principles of management. Students can also align their program with their career goals by specializing in a certain area. Find a business program that fits your career goals.
    • Earning a degree in any field requires hard work, dedication, and commitment, but business administration degrees can be particularly challenging because they require students to learn a variety of topics across multiple disciplines. You'll need to be proficient in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship to name a few.

      It's important to stay organized and prepared when working towards a BBA degree. It’s important to get an early start on assignments and test preparation, especially if you’re working full time.

      At UMass Global, we provide support for your entire journey, from your Enrollment Coach helping you get enrolled and ready for your first course, to your Academic Advisor then stepping in to take through graduation with your BBA. We also offer tutoring, tech support, and technology training.

      So, while it’s no piece of cake earning your BBA, it’s totally worth the effort. This versatile degree will open career paths into various avenues, from accounting to finance, marketing to operations, and much more!

    • Whether a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from UMass Global is a good choice for you depends on your individual goals, interests, and circumstances. Here are three areas to consider when deciding if a BBA is a good degree for you:

      Career goals. A BBA degree can open doors to various career opportunities in business and management, including roles in marketing, finance, human resources, entrepreneurship, and more. If you’re interested in these fields, a BBA can provide entry.

      Valuable skills. The UMass Global BBA program covers a broad range of business topics, equipping you with skills in areas such as leadership, communication, problem-solving, and data analysis, which are valuable in many professions.

      Options. Our BBA degree is versatile, allowing you to explore different aspects of business. You can select an emphasis area for specific concentration. Plus, we offer our BBA in UMass Global MyPath, our competency-based, self-paced platform.

      Ultimately, the decision to pursue a BBA degree at UMass Global should be based on your individual circumstances and aspirations. This is a broad-based degree that can lead to many different career options.
    • Choosing an emphasis area when pursuing your Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) can be beneficial if you’re looking to specialize your business studies. It allows you to develop deeper, targeted knowledge and understanding of a specific area of business that is then transferable to the job market. In addition, having an emphasis provides employers with insight into the type of work you are seeking and how your skills apply to their business.

      As an example, if you choose a finance emphasis in your UMass Global BBA, you will take a total of four finance courses (12 credit hours). This will hone your skills related to financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and other topics highly sought after by employers in the banking and investment industries. This will allow you to specify your goals when creating your resume or interviewing for a job.

      However, if you’d rather have a broader understanding of multiple areas of business, it could make sense to not choose an emphasis, instead taking four courses across the business school. Electives can provide you with exposure to diverse topics and ideas, which can then help you when making decisions in your future career.

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