Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Business Administration

A Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in business administration prepares you for many roles in a modern economy. Through an online business administration degree concentration, you’ll learn about leadership, finances, forecasting demand and more. The program’s emphasis on general management skills means you can start your career in a variety of industries.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Get a business administration degree concentration online

An online business administration degree concentration will develop and diversify your business knowledge as well as teach you the skills you need to manage business operations. Graduates of this program have a key advantage: a tool set that enables them to create value in any business setting throughout their professional journey.

The online business administration degree concentration offers an education relevant to a broad range of industries and fields. Graduates can consider roles in areas like supply chain or operations management. Additionally, the knowledge and talents you develop allow you to act with purpose in many public sector roles. These public sector areas could include regulatory affairs or transportation management. This structured yet diverse curriculum equips you to pursue many relevant opportunities along your career path.

What skills will I gain with a business administration degree concentration?

Along with gaining a strong grasp of team leadership, finances and risk, graduates can take the lead in key business opportunities such as:

  • Building strategies for the future.
  • Conducting skillful negotiations.
  • Forecasting demand.
  • Planning inventory.
  • Purchasing services.

Is a business administration degree concentration worth it?

Getting a bachelor’s degree can help you compete in the job market, and a business administration degree concentration will make graduates even more competitive in the business and marketing industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business degrees and skill sets continue to be in demand in global markets. Globalization and the growing demand for business data insights in many markets make the skills earned in a business administration program valuable. A bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in business administration will teach you management and business leadership skills needed for many careers.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Online business administration degree concentration courses

This program allows you to build crucial business skills through core and elective courses. Topics range from developing business strategies to planning inventory. The curriculum culminates in a business administration capstone, a project that allows you to create business value through a manager’s perspective. 


What can you do with a business administration degree concentration?

A bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in business administration prepares you to embark on a number of dynamic opportunities in the public or private sector. This program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to compete for careers in management, human resources, marketing and more. Career titles include, but aren’t limited to:

Business Analyst


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $95,290

Customer Service Manager


Growth: -5.2 %
Salary: $61,370

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $120,000

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 4.2 %
Salary: $98,100

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $130,000

Office Manager


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $103,330

Procurement Specialist


Growth: -7.6 %
Salary: $45,240

Purchasing Manager


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $131,350

Sales Manager


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $130,600

Learn with business professionals from the W. P. Carey School of Business

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences. 

Learn with business professionals from the W. P. Carey School of Business

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences. 

How to apply

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Join one of the best business schools for online education

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes. 

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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