Go Further In Your Business Career

Bethel University’s online bachelor’s in business administration is the credential you need to propel your business career. Combined with a foundation of biblical and Christian principles, our Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration prepares you to work in any number of positions as a competent and ethical professional. In as little as two years, you could advance in:

  • business
  • executive leadership
  • finance
  • government
  • management
  • and more

Program Features

  • BBA courses are 100% fully online in an asynchronous format, allowing you to attend class at a time that works around your schedule.
  • The business degree’s industry-standard courses offer training in a wide variety of areas including accounting, business law and communication, marketing, human resources, leadership and more.
  • Choose from an ample amount of elective credits on topics such as leadership, health care, marketing and conflict management.
  • BBA courses are taught by expert instructors and executive-level practitioners with real-world experience
  • With six start dates to choose from and accelerated seven-week courses, complete the online business administration degree in as little as two years of full-time study. You can also choose to study part-time at a pace convenient for your circumstances.

Career Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business, financial and management occupations are among the fastest-growing and highest-earning careers in the nation.

  • Management occupations earned the highest median wage of all the major occupational groups at $109,760 in 2020.
  • Employment growth in business and financial operations occupations is expected to add about 750,800 new jobs in the U.S. through 2030.
  • Specific business administration careers include human resources manager, product marketing manager and non-profit program administrator.

Employers & Internships

At Bethel, we are exceptionally proud of our employee placement services. Past internships for our students include such prominent organizations as The Walt Disney Co., Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Ameriprise Financial, and Northwestern Mutual. Employers of our graduates include Humana, Yoder Oil Co., State Farm Insurance, Crowe, Charles Koch Foundation, Granger Community Church, and more. Our program boasts an excellent record of graduating students into strong leadership positions within their communities.


Accreditation & Rankings

Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole.

Bethel is one of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

Bethel University is one of 63 schools in the nation to be named a 2020 Christian College of Distinction. Our 2-year business degree is ideal for those seeking administrative or executive positions in Christian careers.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 08/25/2024
Credit Hours: 120
Cost/Credit: 485
Transfer Credits: Up to 90
Est. Completion Time: 2-4 Years
Accreditation: HLC

Course Requirements

Bethel’s online business administration degree features a foundational business curriculum grounded in Christian values. You’ll be required to earn 36 credit hours of general education coursework, 39 credit hours of elective coursework and 45 credit hours of BBA major coursework.

  • General Education (36 Credits)

    General education courses offer an introduction to the arts and sciences within a college setting. Through this comprehensive course of study, students will gain appreciation for a broad range of subjects and build the skills necessary to succeed in higher education. 36 credit hours are required of general education courses.

  • General Electives (39 Credits)

    Electives allow students to dive deeper into a wide range of subjects, and provide the opportunity to tailor a course of study based on interests and academic goals. Students are required to earn 39 credit hours of electives.

    • Students may transfer credit from other accredited institutions, provided the courses are equivalent to required Bethel courses and the student earned a grade of C or better.
    • CLEP testing is available for select courses.
  • Major Courses (45 Credits)

    • ACCT 203: Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)
    • BADM 220: Business Finance (3)
    • BADM 221: Business Law (3)
    • BADM 222: Business Communication (3)
    • BADM 300: Quantitative Analysis for Business (3)
    • BADM 320: Organizational Development and Change (3)
    • BADM 321: Principles of Management (3)
    • BADM 322: Principles of Marketing (3)
    • BADM 334: Human Resource Management (3)
    • BADM 470: Christian Ethics in Business (3)
    • ECON 233: Principles of Economics (3)

    Select 4 Business Elective Courses

    • ACCT 204: Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)
    • BADM 121: Introduction to Business (3)
    • BADM 223: Human Relations in Business (3)
    • BADM 344: Organizational Behavior (3)
    • BADM 428: Leadership (3)
    • HCM 310: Health Care Administration (3)
    • HRM 320: Conflict Management (3)
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Admission Requirements

Undergraduate programs require:
  • Submit your official transcripts (directly from the institution to Bethel) from all undergraduate work. If you have completed less than 30 credit hours, also submit your official high school or GED transcript
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Show proficiency by either submitting your official SAT or ACT scores, completing a college-level English or math course or taking Bethel’s placement tests

Tuition and Fees

Bethel has long been touted for its value. We were ranked No. 2 on Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck-Midwest list, listed as one of the 50 Best Value Christian Colleges, and have made it to the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities-Midwest” list for fifteen consecutive years.

**Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to ten semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

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Payment Plan

The college has a monthly installment plan available through Nelnet Campus Commerce. Enrollment can be completed online by accessing the student billing link through MyBethel or by calling 800.609.8056. Students will be charged an enrollment fee of $40.

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Financial Aid

Bethel University is committed to ensuring that all our students receive an affordable education.
We offer financial aid based on need, and military benefits and are proud to offer extraordinarily competitive tuition rates.
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Bethel is committed to helping you make the most of your previous educational experiences. Visit our Transfer Credits page to learn more.
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Career Outcomes

Our online business administration degree program can open doors to new and exciting professional opportunities that require a bachelor’s degree, such as the ones here. You might also thrive as a:

  • budget analyst
  • compensation and benefits manager
  • executive leader
  • financial analyst
  • fundraising manager
  • human resources specialist
  • management analyst
  • and more

Career information is taken from Payscale.com.

  • Human Resources Manager

    Human resources managers are responsible for overseeing all operations regarding employees within a company or organization. They may be charged with ensuring compliance with company policies as well as labor regulations, planning and coordinating human resources initiatives, recruiting employees, managing HR budgets and other administrative tasks, advising managers on HR matters, and many other related tasks. These individuals make a median annual salary of $64,657.

  • Product Marketing Manager

    Product marketing managers are responsible for developing sales strategies for specific products or services in order to generate the highest revenues possible. They may be responsible for overseeing marketing efforts, conducting consumer research, collaborating with design and content staff, and managing aspects such as product launch, advertising, and pricing. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $85,418.

  • Non-Profit Program Administrator

    Program administrators at non-profit organizations are middle managers that lead teams in carrying out projects that benefit the organization’s mission, such as fundraising or community functions. They may be responsible for training staff and volunteers, planning events, keeping financial reports, and other related tasks. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $49,902.

Benefits of Learning Online

An online degree can open doors to your career while allowing you to study in a convenient, affordable format.
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