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BA/BS in Business Administration

Program Overview

A Degree to Help You Enter
a Variety of Business Roles

Gain effective leadership skills as you focus on a specific business area, such as accounting, management, marketing, and supply chain management.

Gain effective leadership skills as you focus on a specific business area, such as accounting, management, marketing, and supply chain management.

At a Glance


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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Develop Core Business Skills

The online bachelor’s in business administration program from Lindenwood University prepares you for a successful career in the field of business. Learn the fundamentals of running today’s modern business, including: accounting, finance, management, law, HRM, marketing, international business, and operations management.

Our online business administration degree program also allows you to choose an emphasis so that you can better meet your professional goals. Emphases include accounting, finance, healthcare management, management, marketing, and supply chain management. Through this program, you will gain valuable skills that can be applied to nearly any industry, including corporate and non-profit organizations.


The online BA/BS in Business Administration program from Lindenwood University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

Transfer Your Credits

A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our online business administration degree program consists of 120 credit hours. Through 60–63 credit hours, you will explore a variety of general education courses.

The business major core includes 36 credit hours that examine key business topics in areas such as accounting, finance, and management.

Depending on which degree option you choose, you will select 21 or 24 credit hours in business elective courses, or pursue an emphasis in a specific area.

Bachelor of Arts Curriculum Bachelor of Science Curriculum

Admission Requirements

To apply to our online bachelor’s in business administration program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online business administration degree program is offered at just $450 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

Ways to Save

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate strong decision-making and problem-solving skills to make ethical business decisions
  • Assess and interpret financial and accounting information to help an organization reach its budgetary goals
  • Understand how global trends, government, and trade affect a business

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your bachelor’s in business administration online include:

  • Sales manager: $124,220
  • Management analyst: $83,610
  • Financial analyst: $85,660

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

Business administration prepares you for a managerial career at an organization. It focuses on a business’s performance, efficiency, human resources, and more to help the organization effectively meet its goals. Through a bachelor’s program in business administration, you explore the fundamentals of business management, and the skills you gain can be applied to almost any industry.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is a broader, more diverse degree that allows you to explore other areas. On the other hand, a BS in Business Administration is more focused on business principles.

After you earn your degree online, you can pursue a variety of careers in almost any industry. Skilled business professionals are needed in numerous areas, including non-profits and government organizations. Some possibilities include entry-level business careers, such as market research analyst, sales, or financial analyst. You may also be able to seek managerial careers, such as a sales manager or general manager.

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