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.
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).
This program has been designed in consultation with business leaders and industry advisory councils, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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American Public University is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education offering more than 90 degree programs to learners everywhere. APU is ranked in the top 20% overall of online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelors Programs, January 2016).
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51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2015. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2014-2015 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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