Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

Careers in management are available in nearly every industry, offering diverse opportunities for job applicants with the right knowledge, skills, and credentials. If you are ready to advance your career in management, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Kaplan University can prepare you for success in today’s competitive business environment.*

ExcelTrackTM Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Designed to advance progress based on your existing knowledge, ExcelTrack is a personalized, competency-based education that gives you more control over how you learn—getting you to the same degree faster, for less money. Note that degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Program Highlights

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program focuses on helping students become effective and efficient managers.*

Kaplan University business programs are accredited by ACBSP. Through our comprehensive online business administration degree curriculum, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop communication and critical thinking skills as well as technical competencies to become an effective business leader.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of business functions including human resources, marketing, operations, finance, and accounting.
  • Study group behavior to establish team-building and decision-making skills.
  • Complete a capstone course in which you will demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts learned to real-world business management scenarios.
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Our Tuition Cap Lowers the Cost of Your Education

At Kaplan University, we are constantly searching for ways to help students seek a brighter future, and that includes making sure our tuition costs are as low as possible. That is why we are introducing the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.

How it works: When you enroll in a participating Tuition Cap program at Kaplan University, your tuition will be capped, ensuring that you only pay a fixed amount for your education. Once you hit your cap, you will no longer have to make any payments for the rest of your education at Kaplan University, even if you have to retake a course, as long as you meet and maintain all enrollment requirements for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap program.

Why it helps: Not only will you know exactly how much your education will cost when you enroll, but our Tuition Cap will also help you save 33%* off the total cost of your tuition. It’s part of our promise to help make college education more accessible and more affordable. Click here for answers to commonly asked questions.

*Students in Maine can receive a 22% savings off the full tuition. Enrollees in programs eligible for Tuition Cap pricing will pay the same tuition cost per quarter credit hour and fees as for other undergraduate programs/enrollees plus $200 per-term administrative fee and other fees. The total cost of the program, though, will be capped, other than applicable background check and/or lab fees. Savings based on the difference between capped and non-capped programs for 180 or 90 credits for bachelor’s or associate’s degrees, respectively. Students who receive transfer credit typically study for significantly fewer terms and do not receive maximum savings. Contact an Admissions Advisor for details.

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Concentrations for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path.*

Concentrations include:

• Accelerated MBA Option
• Financial Analyst
• Human Resources
• Information Management Systems
• Investment
• Management
• Marketing

• New Media/Internet Marketing
• Project Management
• Procurement
• Real Estate
• Sales Management
• Supply Chain Management and Logistics
• Wealth Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in human resources fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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Fast Track Your MBA

Students enrolled in Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can choose to complete the accelerated MBA option. Designed for high-potential undergraduate students interested in fast tracking their master’s degree, the accelerated MBA option is a grouping of eight undergraduate courses that students complete as part of the bachelor’s degree program.

If you successfully complete these courses with a minimum course grade, and have applied and been accepted to the Kaplan University Master of Business Administration program, you will have five of the graduate core courses waived and be allowed entry into a shortened version of the online MBA program. Qualification for the accelerated MBA option is subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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Kaplan University business programs are accredited by ACBSP.

The human resources concentrations align with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Whether you are preparing for entry-level management positions or want to advance in your current career, a bachelor's degree in business administration may help you qualify for management opportunities in a variety of fields such as:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Accounting

Successful completion of this bachelor’s in business administration program may also provide you with the academic foundation required to further your education beyond the baccalaureate level.

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.



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October 18, 2017



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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

Customize your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration by focusing on a concentration that is best suited to your career interests and goals. Choose from the following:

  • Accelerated MBA option
  • Financial analysis
  • Human resources
  • Information system management
  • Investment
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • New media/internet marketing
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Real estate
  • Sales management
  • Supply chain management and logistics
  • Wealth management
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits88
  • Elective Credits59
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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$45,000 maximum cost of attendance
180 number of credits

View Tuition Cap FAQs. The Kaplan University Tuition Cap may not be used in conjunction with any Kaplan University tuition reductions, including military spouse reductions. Military servicemembers and veterans are not eligible for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.

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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

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*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.