Business Administration, Online

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
business management online degree

About this program

Prepare to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the business world with a degree in Business Administration. The flexibility of this online degree makes it easy to balance work, school, and home life. You’ll have 24/7 access to course materials, giving you the freedom to work from anywhere at any time.

Want to focus on a specific area of business? Narrow your focus with optional an specialization in: Management, Digital Marketing/Marketing, or Banking & Finance.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

In-State Tuition Rate

Master's Degree Pathways

100%

Online

Careers

Careers options will vary based upon chosen specialization, but may include:

  • Advertising account manager
  • Customer relations manager
  • Digital advertising analyst
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Financial analysts
  • Marketing specialist
  • Purchasing manager, buyer, and agent
  • Social media manager
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet (MIS211)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Principles of Innovation (INV201)
  • Sales (MKT243)
  • Introduction to Business Analytics (MGT215)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business (MGT355)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM300)
  • Business Track Elective (BTE)
  • Business Administration Internship (MGT360)
  • International Finance (FIN450) or
  • Money and Banking (FIN370)
  • Management of Organizational Behavior (MGT410)
  • Consumer Behavior (MKT325)
  • Business Planning and Operations (MGT345) or
  • Purchasing Management (MGT320)
  • Business Policy and Strategy (MGT497)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
Your Path

This program allows, but does not require, students to select one of four specialization tracks described below.

Students selecting this option take business track electives in computerized accounting, principles of banking, financial planning, investments, retirement and insurance planning, and international finance.

ACC 201 Computerized Accounting
FIN 150 Principles of Banking
FIN 305 Fundamentals of Financial Planning
FIN 360 Investments
FIN 395 Retirement and Insurance Planning
FIN 370 Money and Banking or FIN 450 International Finance

Students selecting this specialization take business track electives in social media, international marketing, marketing research, advertising, digital marketing, and marketing data analysis.

BIM 120 Social Media in Business and Society
MKT 310 International Marketing
MKT 320 Marketing Research
MKT 330 Advertising
MKT 360 Introduction to Digital Marketing
MKT 365 Marketing Data Analysis 

Students selecting this option take business track electives in small business management, supervision, international business, leadership, customer relations in management, and forensic accounting.

ACC 470 Forensic Accounting
MGT 216 International Business
MGT 248 Supervision and Human Relations
MGT 249 Small Business Management
MGT 325 Leadership
MKT 350 Customer Relationship Management
 

Customized Specialization

We recognize you may have goals related to businesses and industries in which you are already involved or interested. This degree allows you to work with your faculty adviser to select coursework from a wide variety of electives that will focus on the skills and abilities you need.

Facilities

Virtual Lab Participation

As an online student, you can still be part of our collaborative learning experience. Thanks to Zoom software, you’ll have the ability to virtually join live class discussions from your off-campus location. 

Student Experience

"Everything that I have done in the past four years has set me up for a professional career in what has turned out to be my dream job. From the education to the leadership opportunities, I have felt very prepared to conquer the challenges at my internship, and eventual career, has and certainly will throw at me."

Dianna Weaver

Business Administration

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Mar 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 17

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 171:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, March 181:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 24

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 241:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, March 251:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 311:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 1

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 11:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 21:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 51:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 61:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 71:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 91:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 131:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 141:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 201:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 211:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 271:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 281:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Thanks to the Military Tuition Assistance Program, more tomorrow makers can find their futures at Penn College. Through this special offering, qualified active military personnel are eligible to pursue college credits tuition free.

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Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle

Convenience

  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling – take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family
  • Transfer-friendly programs shorten time to complete your degree

Value

  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs
  • Regional accreditation (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) plus professional accreditation (ACBSP)

Service

  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Zoom software promotes live classroom interaction
  • No required campus visits
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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

International students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa must be enrolled in a full course of study in-person. Students are not permitted to enroll in an entirely online degree. Online degrees are available to international students pursuing the degree from their home country. Students must still meet all admissions criteria for admission to the college and any special admissions requirements that govern pursuit of their chosen major.

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