Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and so do the opportunities. As a business administration major in the School of Professional Studies, you will build a comprehensive set of skills that makes you an ideal candidate to step into a variety of roles at a global enterprise, small start-up, and everything in between.
Working with a diverse set of peers and dedicated faculty, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively, think analytically, interact constructively, and adapt quickly and seamlessly to change.
You’ll be exposed to rigorous, hands-on coursework, where you will learn about the many different aspects of a business. It all culminates with your capstone project, where you will integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you developed throughout your business curriculum.
And it all happens in your time frame. With our accelerated schedule, you’ll have the flexibility you need to fit your academic and career aspirations into your busy life. And you’ll have the support of tutors and academic coaches all along the way. Source: www.bls.gov
|8% growth||632,000 new jobs||$77,966 starting salary|
|Projected employment growth of business and financial operations occupations (2014-2024)||Projected growth for careers in business and financial operations (2014-2024)||For the top 10% of business administration graduates|
A Diverse Degree with High Rewards
Where can your business administration degree take you? The possibilities are truly endless. Companies and organizations of all kinds need talented, dynamic professionals who can meet the demands that continue to grow the industry at a fast pace.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2020 Occupational Handbook, the demand for business administrators is expected to grow as fast as any other field with starting salaries higher than the median annual wage. Top careers and titles in business administration include:
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business Owner
- Finance – Financial Analyst, Financial Advisor, Stockbroker
- Marketing – Product/Brand Manager, Ad Executive, Public Relations Specialist, Marketing Analytics Specialist, Social Media Marketer, Sales Manager
- Human Resources – Payroll & Benefits Managers, Employment Specialists, Recruiters
- General Management – Strategic management and leadership roles and supervisory positions in many types of organizations
- Operations and Logistics – Plant Supervisors, Process Schedulers, Quality Improvement Specialists
- Economics – Economist, Economic Forecaster
- Information Technology – Business Data Analyst and IT Liaison roles to business units
- Specialty Business Fields – Event and Sport Managers, Online & Retail Managers, Project Management, Nonprofit Directors, Health-Care Management, International Management
“Adult students can expect to become part of the vibrant Albright community, where they will interact with and learn from dedicated faculty and experienced working professionals in the field, but also from their fellow students, who are working professionals as well.”
— Melissa B. Wells, MBA
Academic Program Chair, Business Administration and Digital Marketing and Sales
Frequently Asked Questions
Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying students in the School of Professional Studies.
How many courses do I need to complete my business administration degree?
To receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, you must complete 31-course units. Each class lasts seven-and-a-half weeks.
Am I able to begin the business administration program from the start?
Yes, whether you want to start your business administration degree or are already in the process of doing so, the Albright SPS program is ideally suited for you. You may transfer a maximum of 15 units.
Are business administration online courses available?
Yes, courses are available in online asynchronous and synchronous formats. You may also take classes in person once COVID-19 restrictions pass.
How much does the program cost?
The price per course (unit) is $1,500 – or $375 per credit – with no additional fees. Books are not included in the price.
When may I start?
You have five opportunities per year to begin your undergraduate program in the School of Professional Studies. We offer two start dates in the fall, two in the spring and one in the summer.
What minors do you recommend to supplement my business administration major?
Albright College business administration students pursue a variety of minors to meet their unique interests and career goals. We recommend digital marketing and sales.
Below, you will find the current catalog of courses for the BS in Business Administration degree in the School of Professional Studies. In addition to the courses listed, you will also be required to take general education and elective classes.
|BSA 105||Macroeconomics||This course is designed to give students a basic grounding in the terminology, fundamental concepts and tools, and issues of contemporary macroeconomic theory.|
|BSA 135||Accounting for Business||The course provides an introduction to and overview of basic accounting theory and principles for recording, summarizing and reporting financial data.|
|BSA 140||Statistical Analysis for Business||Introduction to the concepts, theories and methods of statistical problem solving in business. Topics include frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability and sampling theory, probability distributions, elementary hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression.|
|BSA 215||Managerial Economics||This course focuses on the principles of microeconomics and, more important, their application to management decision-making.|
|BSA 220||Marketing Concepts & Principles||This course is designed to introduce the basic time-tested principles of marketing and their application in the workplace. It is taught from a strategic perspective, integrating these marketing principles to ascertain how companies can attract and retain target customers while beating competitors and positioning the product appropriately in order to gain and sustain a competitive advantage.|
|BSA 250||Business Law I||This course provides an introduction to law and legal concepts applicable to business. Basic legal concepts and various forms of governmental regulation of businesses will be examined and applied to business situations involving all manner of stakeholders.|
|BSA 252||Management Information Systems||This course is designed to acquaint the student with the how and why of managing computer-based information systems. The goal is to enable a manager to serve as a liaison between a corporation’s technological staff and its less technologically oriented functional staff.|
|BSA 265||Leadership & Organizational Structure||This course focuses on two of the essential functions of management – leading and organizing – and demonstrates how to apply these concepts to practical business situations.|
|BSA 310||Operations Management||The course provides an introduction to concepts, principles and practices of effective creation and distribution of goods and services. The focus of the course is on quantitative techniques for problem-solving and decision-making.|
|BSA 320||Strategic Planning & Organizational Control||This course provides an in-depth immersion into the planning and control functions of management as a means to create high performance.|
|BSA 325||Marketing Strategy & Planning||This course is designed for students to directly apply marketing concepts to a specific product or line of products by developing a comprehensive marketing plan for a product or line.|
|BSA 340||Financial Management for Business||This course focuses on the concepts and techniques of financial management, including elementary security valuation; time value of money; risk analysis; capital budgeting; capital structure and cost of capital; financial planning and forecasting; and financial statement analysis.|
|BSA 360||Business Ethics||This course covers the ethical and legal issues facing businesspeople today. Emphasis is on both the ethical behavior of the individual and the social responsibility of the organization.|
|BSA 465||Integrative Capstone||The purpose of the final course in any business administration degree program is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills developed throughout the business curriculum coursework.|