Our online bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) will help you gain critical business skills and prepare you for a business career but with the flexibility of online courses.

A Bachelor of Science in business administration opens the door to a variety of career options. You’ll learn the foundations of business, then tailor your degree to fit your career ambitions with options in general management, and healthcare management. Working with industry-experienced faculty gives you the edge in our AACSB-accredited program.

In addition to your online course work, you'll have the opportunity for real-world experience through internship and study-abroad programs. This means you're on a career-ready path from day one.

What You'll Do

As an online business administration major at Southeast, you’ll build skills vital for success in a variety of business disciplines while working alongside faculty with industry experience to become career-ready. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals in accounting, management, economics, and marketing.
  • Continue working, secure an internship or balance life’s other responsibilities by taking online courses.
  • Count upper level courses towards a master’s degree with the accelerated MBA program.

What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?

Business administration graduates work in a wide variety of business and corporate settings, including corporate finance, investment banking, financial and personnel operations, as well as management and marketing roles.

With the flexibility of choosing an area of study relevant to your ambitions, you’ll be prepared to tackle the challenges of the career path you choose.

Career Opportunities

  • Financial Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Retail Manager

Online: Business Administration Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Outcomes & Careers

  • $156k

    Marketing Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for marketing managers is $156,580.

  • $113k

    Investment Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for financial and investment analysts is $112,950.


  • $259k

    Chief Executive

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Chief Executives is $258,900.


Business Administration Curriculum

Degree Map

The business administration degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

  • AC2218S Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC2228S Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490S Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL2558S Business Law (3)
  • FI361S Financial Management (3)
  • MG301WS Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375S Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301WS Principles of Marketing (3)

Choose 3 Hours From:*

  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560S International Management (3)
  • MK560S International Marketing (3)

* International courses taken to meet business administration core requirements may not be counted on a major. Some courses listed may not be available in an online format.

8 - These courses are typically offered in an eight-week format in the spring or fall semesters.

S - These courses are typically offered in a summer session.

W -These courses are typically offered over the wintersession (listed as part of the spring semester). Students are restricted to onewintersessioncourse per semester.

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

  • BA2528S Business Communication (2)
  • BA452S Professionalism (1)
  • EC2158S Principles of Microeconomics (3) +
  • EC2258S Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140S Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3) +
  • MA116S Precalculus A OR MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3) +
  • MI1018S Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM2578S Business Analytics I (3)
  • QM2588S Business Analytics II (3)
  • SC107 Online Oral Presentations (3) +

NOTE: All 100 and 200-level core and support courses are prerequisites to all 300-level business core and business major courses.

8 - These courses are typically offered in an eight-week format in the spring or fall semesters.

S - These courses are typically offered in a summer session.

W -These courses are typically offered over the winter semester (listed as part of the spring semester). Students are restricted to one wintersession course per semester.

+ - Meets General Education requirement

Required Courses: AC/BA/BL/EC/ER/FA/FI/HA/MG/MI/MK/QM 300-599 level (24)*

* Choose a minimum of 4 disciplines with no more than 9 hours in one discipline (represented by subject prefix).

Choose 3 hours from the following as part of the 24 hours of required coursework:

  • AC330 Accounting Analytics and Information Systems (3)
  • EC351 Applied Economic Models (3)
  • EC490 Business Forecasting (3)
  • ER561 Business Planning for New Ventures (3)
  • FA315 Retail Buying (3)
  • MG416 Acquiring Talent (3)
  • MG436 Compensating Talent (3)
  • MK345 Intro to Business Research (3)
  • QM358 Operations Management (3)
  • QM558 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3)

* Core and support courses for the BSBA degree will not count here.

* No more than 6 hours can double count in this major and a minor in the Harrison College of Business.

* No more than 9 hours may double count between this major and a second business major.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in a major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination


  • Full Term: Aug. - Dec. (3 hours)
  • Full Term: Aug. - Dec. (3 hours)
  • Full Term: Aug. - Dec. (3 hours)
  • 1st 8 Week: Aug. - Oct. (3 hours)
  • 2nd 8 Week: Oct. - Dec. (3 hours)
  • Total: 15 hours


  • Wintersession: Dec. - Jan. (3 hours)
  • Full Term: Jan. - May. (3 hours)
  • Full Term: Jan. - May. (3 hours)
  • 1st 8 Week: Jan. - Mar. (3 hours)
  • 2nd 8 Week: Mar. - May. (3 hours)
  • Total: 15 hours


  • 1st 4 Week: June (3 hours)
  • 8 Week: June-July (3 hours)
  • 2nd 4 Week: July (3 hours)
  • Total: 9 hours

Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

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Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.


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Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

98% of Harrison College of Business and Computing graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within a year.

Alumni are employed by

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