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Business (Business Administration) ,BA

Business (Business Administration), BA

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Business (Business Administration)

Administration, Business, Management, Purchasing, leadership, operations

Program Description

In the BA program in business with a concentration in business administration, students gain a breadth of knowledge and the skills needed for managing business operations. The program provides the full business core plus a concentration with 18 hours of coursework focused on skills such as forecasting demand; planning inventory; purchasing services; conducting skillful negotiations; building strategies for the future and managing people, finances and risk.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus
    or MAT 117 College Algebra
  • Math Intensity: Moderateprogram math intensity moderate

Required Courses (Major Map)
Accelerated Program Options
Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Additional Requirements:

Freshman admission requirements for this program are the same as the university's freshman admission requirements.

Readmission requirements: Students must have a 3.00 transfer GPA (if applicable) and a 3.00 cumulative ASU GPA.

Transfer Admission Requirements:

Transfer applicants must have a 3.00 GPA for all transfer work and meet university transfer admission requirements. Transfer students should select an additional major, which must be outside the W. P. Carey School of Business, when applying for admission.

Students with fewer than 45 transfer hours who are not admissible to a W. P. Carey School of Business major and who did not select a second major or are not admissible to their second major choice are placed in the Exploratory Social and Behavioral Sciences program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Students with more than 45 transfer hours who are not admissible to the W. P. Carey School of Business will be contacted to select an appropriate major.

Change of Major Requirements

Students should visit the following W. P. Carey website, https://students.wpcarey.asu.edu/degrees-and-advising/degree-programs/change-majors, to determine if they meet change of major requirements. Students ready to change their major should submit their request through Advising SOS: https://apps.wpcarey.asu.edu/apps/advising/index.cfm.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.

Global Opportunities
Global Experience

As globalization continues to impact the way business functions, study abroad programs provide experiences to set students apart in the job market. Gaining valuable skills employers seek, including communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and motivation, business administration students can study abroad nearly anywhere in the world, earning a global perspective on business applications and participating in real world case studies in global business hubs like Germany, England, Singapore, China, the United Arab Emirates and many more.

The W. P. Carey School of Business recommends the following study abroad programs for students majoring in business with a concentration in business administration: https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu/students/major/wp-carey/business-administration.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the bachelor's degree program in business with a concentration in business administration are prepared to work in a wide range of industries with a broad skill set in managing processes and people. Several anticipated career opportunities are shown below for those who complete the concentration in business administration. Career opportunities include:

  • administrative services manager
  • business manager
  • general and operations management
  • sales manager
  • training and development manager

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
14.3%
$82,450
3.4%
$55,060
10.3%
$108,250
9.1%
$100,410
9.1%
$110,120
10.1%
$94,020
  
$41,910
5.5%
$115,760
7.5%
$121,060
3.8%
$38,550
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Contact Information

What are Accelerated Programs?
Accelerated Programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a New Program?
ASU adds new programs to Degree Search frequently. Come back often and look for the “New Programs” option.
What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See https://asuonline.asu.edu/ for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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