Bachelor of Arts or Science in Business Administration
Your future is worth the investment. A degree that will help you grow in ranks and exponentially open you to a growing job sector.
With more customization and flexibility, you no longer have to limit your educational goals. UF Online offers both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA).
Our online business degrees expose students to some of the nation’s top professors and elite coursework under the nationally recognized Warrington College of Business. Both online business administration programs provide a broad academic background in a variety of business disciplines and prepare students for a wide array of business careers and/or a specialization (with a BABA degree), offering insights into a spectrum of key concept including accounting, economics, business law, finance, marketing and management. This equates to UF Business graduates that are prepared for a wide variety of business-related careers, as well as graduate school.
Business administration, as a field, includes all facets of overseeing and leading business operations. Business leaders in every industry concern themselves with ensuring smooth operations, developing strategies for improving processes, implementing sound practices and ethics, and researching economic and market trends. From independent or small businesses to large corporations, every operation needs business leaders and administrators in order to succeed.
What are the differences between the B.S. and the B.A. in Business Administration degrees?
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree has a curriculum focused fully on business disciplines. The BSBA degree with a major in General Business consists of a broad range of courses designed to master the technical and practical facets of a business career.
A BSBA will give you a strong foundation in a variety of business disciplines. Students take introductory courses in accounting and economics as well as core courses in areas ranging from business law and international business to finance, management and marketing. Additional courses in more specific disciplines such as entrepreneurship and real estate are included, as are professional development courses in business communication, career management and business computing.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA)
The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration allows students to establish a firm foundation in business principles and then pair it with an additional skill set in a specialized area.
Our new BABA degree is interdisciplinary in nature and provides students with the ability to take a deeper dive in an area outside of business. By providing a foundation in business and the choice of a specialized focus, the BABA degree allows greater flexibility to customize your education to match your individual goals and interests.
Once the core business foundation is set, students can then choose from one of the following eight specializations:
Be the boss of what lies ahead as a business major at UF Online. With a B.S. or B.A. in business administration, you will be qualified for a variety of leadership roles in public, private and nonprofit organizations, as well as in your chosen area of specialization with our BABA degree. With expanded insight into the intricacies of being a business owner, many business graduates also venture into successful careers as entrepreneurs.
The 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings of Best Undergraduate Business Programs placed the Warrington College of Business at #17 in the nation among public universities. In addition, the Warrington College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the most recognized accrediting agency for business schools.
CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
What professions will a degree in Business prepare me for?
- Accountants and Auditors
- Budget Analysts
- Business Operations Managers
- Buyers and Purchasing Agents
- Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
- Financial Analysts/Manager
- Human Resources Specialists
- Labor Relations Specialists
- Market-research Analyst
- Personal Financial Advisors
- Tax Examiners and Collectors
Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?
Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and:
*Have completed the following 7 courses with at least a 2.5 GPA (BSBA)
*Have completed the following 7 courses with at least a 3.0 GPA (BABA)
- Intro to Financial Accounting (ACG 2021)
- Intro to Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071)
- Problem Solving Using Computers (CGS 2531)
- Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
- Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
- Survey of Calculus (MAC 2233)
- Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)
Note: It is strongly recommended to complete all 7 prerequisites prior to enrolling at UF. However, applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program if they have completed 5 of the 7 required prerequisites (including Financial Accounting and Calculus), with a minimum GPA of 2.9 (BSBA) or 3.4 (BABA) in these courses. Students who are conditionally admitted who are missing 1 or 2 prerequisites will be required to satisfactorily complete these remaining prerequisites during their first term at UF.
Can upper division courses be completed at other colleges or universities?
Junior and senior level business courses completed at other schools will not count toward a UF Business degree. All upper division coursework must be taken at UF.
WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?
At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.
UF Online’s Business program places a nationally ranked degree at your convenience, for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs. Be a leader and the boss of your future. Graduates with a UF B.S. or B.A. in business administration are qualified for a variety of rewarding careers in just about any industry that needs the skill sets and perceptive nature of business leaders and thinkers — those who invest in their potential.
Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.
A UF education will help you develop invaluable skills, so you can excel. But that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. Take a look at our affordable tuition and financial aid options.
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