Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Online

Learn to make smart leadership decisions when you build your interpersonal, technical and analytical skills with this versatile degree.

Apply By 8/7/24
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 8/24/24

Enrollment for our accelerated online business programs is open. Get started today!

Apply By 8/7/24
Start Classes 8/24/24

Enrollment for our accelerated online business programs is open. Get started today!

Program Overview

Get on the track to management with the general BSBA

Tuition

$479

Per Credit Hour

Duration

Up to 90

Program Transfer Credits

Credit Hours

120

Credit Hours

Broaden your knowledge in the functional areas of modern business while strengthening your analysis and communication skills with an online BS in Business Administration program from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. You will delve into business principles and concepts including relationship building and strategic thinking, and course work will empower you to make decisions based on quantitative data and understanding ethical and global issues affecting commerce and the wider economy.

Become part of our student-centered community and build networking relationships with our expert professors. This AACSB-accredited program will empower you to balance work and your personal life while you prepare for a career in any industry.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Successfully operate in dynamic and diverse business environments
  • Interact effectively in professional environments
  • Apply analytical thinking to systematically solve business problems
  • Develop a holistic view of the business environment
  • Successfully operate in dynamic and diverse business environments
  • Interact effectively in professional environments
  • Apply analytical thinking to systematically solve business problems
  • Develop a holistic view of the business environment

Career opportunities:

  • Office Manager
  • Franchise Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Franchise Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
AACSB Accredited Program

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and is one of only two percent of business colleges and universities in the world to hold this accreditation for business and accounting. The School has been accredited since 1975.

Tuition

Fit the affordable BSBA – General tuition into your budget

Tuition for the BS in Business Administration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$479*

Per Credit Hour

If you are applying for financial aid, please use Federal School Code 001759. For more information, please contact our financial aid office by calling 618-650-3880 or emailing [email protected].

*Tuition includes all fees and is subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to increase tuition and fees at any time.

Calendar

Upcoming general BSBA dates and deadlines

The BS in Business Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuition per credit hour

8/7/24

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

8/24/24

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument & Financial Aid DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I8/24/248/7/248/14/248/20/248/22/2410/11/24
Fall II10/19/2410/2/2410/9/2410/15/2410/17/2412/13/24

Admissions

Follow these steps to apply for the BSBA – General

Admission to the BSBA – General online program is based on a variety of factors including high school GPA and rank, as well as previous work in other undergraduate programs.

First-time freshmen students that meet ONE of the following criteria will be automatically admitted to SIUE and eligible for direct entry into the School of Business. Current University admission standards are:

  • Cumulative 2.6 high school GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Cumulative 2.0 high school GPA (4.0 scale) AND 990 SAT ERW + M OR 19 ACT
  • Rank in the top 10% of high school graduating class

Transfer students who have attempted at least 30 semester hours in courses at accredited institutions will be automatically admitted to SIUE and eligible for direct entry into the School of Business provided they have earned a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in course work at the accredited school(s) previously attended.

Transfer students who have attempted fewer than 30 semester hours in courses at accredited institutions must meet transfer admission criteria AND first-time freshmen criteria to be automatically admitted to SIUE and eligible for direct entry into the School of Business.

Progression
Once students have completed ENG 101, ENG 102, MATH 120, ACS 101, ECON 111, ECON 112 and CMIS 108 with at least a grade of C or higher in each course and have an SIUE GPA 2.25 or higher, they will be classified as a Business Administration (BSBA) major with a specialization.

Retention
Students who fail to maintain at least a 2.25 cumulative SIUE GPA will be placed on School of Business probation. Students will be notified when they are not meeting the cumulative GPA retention standard and will be informed of the timeframe allowed to improve their GPA. Students who do not meet retention requirements for two consecutive terms will be removed from the School of Business.

All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

Office of Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Have a question? Call us at 877-244-4661.


Courses

What you’ll study during this accessible program

The BSBA – General online curriculum is comprised of 120 credit hours, including 45 credit hours of business administration major courses. Additionally, students may also have to complete other general education and/or elective course requirements to achieve graduation requirements.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Information system principles applied to Business. Analysis of how computer-based information systems support operational, tactical, and planning decisions. Prereqs: ACCT 200 Minimum Grade of C AND CMIS 108 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to financial decisions, tools, and models. Valuation, capital budgeting, and capital structure. Operating decisions and other long and short-term applications. Prereqs: ACCT 200 Minimum Grade of C AND MS 251 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
School of Business orientation; development of professional skills; introduction to and practice of business knowledge, interpersonal skills and integration of knowledge and skills.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Transition to professional business environment including job search, graduate school, and networking. Reinforcement, reflection, and integration of business knowledge and interpersonal skills.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus is on developing basic business communication skills in written communication and formal presentations and introducing students to the basic functions of businesses and managers.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is strongly geared toward skill development and acquiring task and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a group to accomplish stated goals.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Capstone course using top management perspective to develop comprehensive, integrative analysis of organizations and environments as basis for development, implementation, evaluation, control of overall strategy. Not for Graduate credit.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Marketing in economic systems and society. External influences on marketing objectives, and outcomes. Marketing as functional area within organizations. Emphasis on product, pricing, distribution, and promotion decisions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of manufacturing and service operations management. Covers process and product design; quality management; planning/control of materials and capacity; and project management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Measurement and determination of national economic activity including production, income, employment, and prices. Role of government policy in U.S. macroeconomy. IAI Course S3 901.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and characteristics of the market economy including: supply, demand, and market equilibrium; household demand, firm cost and supply; market structure, government regulation and deregulation; and factor markets. IAI Course S3 902.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Cartesian coordinates; graphing; lines; parabolas; functions; inverses; roots of polynomials; rational functions and inequalities; linear systems; matrices; and determinants. Prereqs: ALEKS PPL - Math Plcmnt 46
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Mathematical tools required for business analysis; business applications of functions, graphing, solving systems of equations, matrix algebra, counting rules, differentiation, and integration. Prereqs: (MATH 120 Minimum Grade of C OR MATH 120E Minimum Grade of C OR MATH 120I Minimum Grade of C OR MATH 125 Minimum Grade of C) AND ECON 112 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Descriptive statistics; probability; inferential statistics; estimation and hypothesis testing of means and proportions; simple and multiple regression; and analysis of variance and contingency table analysis. IAI Course BUS 901. Prereqs: (MS 250 Minimum Grade of C OR MATH 150 Minimum Grade of C) AND ECON 111 Minimum Grade of C AND ECON 112 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a broad background of normative and descriptive theories of ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility to enhance decision making. Prereqs: Complete all Foundations Requirements: Foundation Writing 1, Foundation Writing 2, Foundation Speech Communication, Foundation Reasoning and Argumentation, and Foundation Quantitative Reasoning courses, and MGMT 330 and 331 which may be taken concurrently.

Required to choose four business electives from this list:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Demonstrates the application of popular empirical methods for analyzing data using real-world micro and macro data from different business areas: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills needed to conduct research and analyze data to inform managerial decision-making. Prereqs: MS 251 AND ACCT 200 AND MGMT 330
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts necessary for understanding/performing applied marketing/business research. Research process: problem identification, design, sampling, data sources, and collection. Experimental designs, measurement, and statistical analysis. Prereqs: MKTG 300 AND MS 251
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A user approach to accounting data analytics. Internal controls. Creating, importing, safeguarding, exporting and analyzing data. Data analysis for decision making using various software platforms.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Intro to big data concepts as well as big data sources, characteristics, analysis techniques, and supporting technologies. No prior programming experience required.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The role of money and banking in modern economies, the monetary policy process, regulation and supervision of the financial system, and internationalization of financial markets.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding supply and demand of healthcare and insurance. Emphasis on healthcare delivery and choice, navigating health insurance markets, impact of healthcare regulations, and international comparisons. Requires completion of stated prerequisite or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Why do people choose to work? What job is right for me? How much am I worth? Learn how Labor Economists can answer these questions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Economic analysis applied to issues concerning major professional team sports such as free agency, salary caps, competitive balance, stadium contracts, and franchise relocation. Will not count toward MA or MS in Economics and Finance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of organizational change with emphasis on diagnostic skills necessary for effective management of planned organizational change. Individual and group leadership approaches to increase effectiveness.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course explores decisions around management of processes. We will discuss theory, concepts and tools related to process representations and mapping, process measures, process analysis, process control, and process improvement. Best practices in process management, including process design for lean systems. Prereqs: PROD 315 Minimum Grade of C OR SCM 315 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course explores supply chain issues. We will discuss important supply chain metrics, primary supply chain decisions and tradeoffs in these decisions, and basic tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, planning, and supply chain coordination. Global supply chain design, distribution, and outsourcing will also be explored. Prereqs: PROD 315 Minimum Grade of C OR SCM 315 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Working with, through, and for people is the essence of organization life. This course focuses on the individual and interpersonal skills needed to navigate the human side of work.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide students with a real sense of what it feels like to "be in charge". The course uses problems presented in the text, cases, and assignments to give students a better understanding of how complicated an act of leadership can be. Students will have the opportunity to better understand the dynamics of leadership, and to improve their own personal performance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Management of business in other countries and in global economy. Interaction of political, cultural, social, legal, and economic forces in international business context.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on marketing issues surrounding commercialization of world wide web and other emerging electronic media. Examines impact of digital technology on strategic marketing planning.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the necessary frameworks, tools, and techniques to make the process of developing and managing products and services more effective and efficient.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Sport marketing mix decisions from perspective of organizations that offer sports-related products and those that use sport to promote other products and services. Requires completion of stated prerequisite or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Strategic role of persuasive communication. Concepts and methods necessary to develop advertising programs. Advertising planning and budgeting in the context of achieving marketing objectives.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Consumer motivation, buying behavior, group influence, cultural forces, information processing, and product diffusion. Explanatory theories and product development.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a community engaged course where students will work in teams studying the supply chains of community partners. Students will conduct projects focused on the application of supply chain management principles in developing operations strategy for clients.

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