Our university prepares students to be principled leaders in the global business community through a flexible learning environment that leverages technology and best practices focused on the practical application of knowledge.
The university is a leader in providing quality online education and preparing business professionals to keep pace with a competitive and changing marketplace. Our professional-focused Bachelor of Business Administration degree was designed and is continually assessed in consultation with business leaders and industry advisory councils, ensuring that students are learning critical information, technologies, and tools that drive the global economy.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. This allows motivated professionals the flexibility to earn a respected business degree from an ACBSP-accredited university entirely online and without sacrificing their existing work schedules.
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of core business pedagogy that reflects current and emerging business trends. They learn best practices in management, information system planning, marketing, business law, finance, accounting, economics, and business strategy planning. Additionally, students have the opportunity to focus their specialization in key arenas including business analysis, entrepreneurism or small business development, global or international business management, information technology management, and marketing.
This popular and versatile degree program is career-relevant and draws learners from a variety of backgrounds including business, government, military, and nonprofit sectors. Students collaborate with a global community online and interact with highly experienced professors, many who have management experience in Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. The university instructors are considered practitioners based on their breadth of experience in business management and organizational leadership. Many students, alumni, and instructors are actively involved outside the online classroom through affiliated organizations such as the Golden Key International Honor Society, Society for Human Resource Managers, and Student Veterans of America (SVA).
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Annually for Fulltime Students
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Tuition to increase per credit hour by $20/undergraduate and $25/graduate, July 1, 2015. Take advantage of current rates by registering for future courses now.
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Based on lowest possible tuition rates for 10 of the leading regionally-accredited providers of online education. Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2012 Digest of Educational Statistics. Sources of data for competitor institutions include SEC filings and university-provided data available on the internet as of May 2012. Only institutional fees required of all students were included. Assumes 10 undergraduate classes per year over 4 years for a total of 120 semester hours, or 6 graduate level classes per year over 2 years for a total of 36 semester hours.
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