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 an optional specialization in: Banking & Finance, Digital Marketing/Marketing, Healthcare Management, or Management.

Next steps...

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

In-State Tuition Rate

Master's Degree Pathways




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

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 & Banking (FIN370)
  • Management of Organizational Behavior (MGT410)
  • Consumer Behavior (MKT325)
  • Business Planning & Operations (MGT345) or
  • Purchasing Management (MGT320)
  • Business Policy & 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 & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Technical & 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 supervision and leadership, healthcare systems and administration, quality assurance, and healthcare ethics and policy.

MGT248 Supervision & Human Relations
MGT325 Leadership
HTH311 Medical Practice Administration
HTH325 Healthcare Delivery Systems
HTH332 Quality Assurance for Healthcare Workers
HTH382 Ethical & Legal Issues Related to Medicine

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 advisor to select coursework from a wide variety of electives that will focus on the skills and abilities you need.

Virtual Lab Participation

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

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Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about.

Jul 13

Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, July 139 AM - 3 PM


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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Woodlands Bank
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ACBSP Accredited
Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance

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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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
Penn College News
Penn College students help 99 taxpayers file 2023 returns

Penn College students help 99 taxpayers file 2023 returns

Pennsylvania College of Technology students helped 99 local taxpayers file their 2023 income tax returns. Their work resulted in $86,222 in federal income tax refunds for the clients, and state refunds of $4,397.


Business Club organizes extended networking event

The Penn College Business Club – with support from the Event Management & Coordination class – hosted Coffee & Conversation, an event that joined students, primarily in business and hospitality majors, with 40 employers offering potential summer internships or long-term employment. The affair featured a campus tour, Q&A session, information tables, a mixer and an etiquette dinner.


Wildcat Forum speakers talk success

The first Wildcat Forum, devised and led by business administration students in an Event Management & Coordination class, brought messages of inspiration to those in attendance at the Klump Academic Center. Five brief talks, provided by alumni and employees, explored “What is Success?” from each speaker’s unique perspective and experience.


Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Jared Dancho completed an internship in the Harrisburg City Islanders’ fan development department where he gained valuable real-world experience.

Read his story


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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.

  • Mr. Jon P Conklin, CPA, President & CEO, Woodlands Bank
  • Mr. David W Dawes, Director of Supply Chain, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, JD, CPA, CFE, GISF, Security Compliance/Emergency Manager, Disney Cruise Line
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Samuel Ryder, Vice President-Business Banking, First National Bank
  • Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
  • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office
  • Career Fair Connections

    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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