Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Business

An online bachelor’s degree in business may provide individuals with in-depth knowledge and training in the different fields of business administration. In this four-year program, students may learn how to forecast market growth, prepare and manage a budget, and present a business plan. Popular areas of concentration may include accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a business graduate degree. Baccalaureate-level graduates may seek employment in human resource management, sales, marketing, management, and finance.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 12% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A baccalaureate-level business degree may include a combination of general education courses, business-focused electives, and core coursework for the chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses such as business law, financial accounting, and marketing principles. Possible areas of concentration for a business bachelor’s degree may include the following:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Business

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level business graduates may seek employment in public relations, finance, corporate management, sales, and marketing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business opportunities in sales management are projected to increase by 12% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Accountant
  • Market Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Supply Chain Manager

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online bachelor’s degree in business may wish to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate-level degree program. A business graduate degree may provide students with strengthened managerial skills required to devise solutions to complex business challenges. Employers may require individuals to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum for entry-level employment in the field of business.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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