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Business Administration

Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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About This Program

Develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of business today with an online business administration degree from American Public University (APU).

Our Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs-accredited BBA degree advances your knowledge in key business topics: management, international business, accounting, finance, marketing, ethics, law, operations, human resources, strategy, and globalization. Knowledge and skills are immediately applicable to professional settings. Through elective courses, you can explore nonprofit, hospitality, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

You will learn from faculty with real-world experience—some have held leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies. We designed our bachelor's degree in business administration in consultation with industry leaders to provide you with the latest and most career-relevant curriculum.

What You Will Do

  1. Apply basic accounting, financial management, and business strategy to improve business decision making
  2. Understand economic factors that impact markets by analyzing government, business, and consumer environments
  3. Develop effective organizational problem-solving approaches by applying best practices for operations management, human resources, and other roles
  4. Prepare a strategic plan, integrating all aspects of planning and marketing
  5. Learn how external and internal factors, as well as competition and environmental forces influence a business’s success or failure

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Degree at a Glance


ACBSP Accredited

ACBSP® is a registered trademark of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Feb 6
Register by Feb 3

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Need Help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or

Quality Education Should Be Affordable

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Consumer Information

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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