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Online Business Administration Degree (BS)

About the Online Business Administration Degree Program

This online bachelor's degree program prepares graduates to gain knowledge of business administration principles behind the functioning of a company or organization while developing a clear perception of business ethics based on Christian principles.

As a Business Administration student at a Christian online college, you will learn how to use technology in decision-making, develop Christian servant leadership principles, solve problems using collaborative techniques, and learn how to celebrate diversity in business environments. You will become knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, marketing, statistics, and strategy.

You might consider pursuing your online Business Administration degree if you seek a position in a business or organization, desire advancement within a company or organization with additional responsibilities and higher pay, or desire to learn more about management. This degree is also helpful to those who wish to develop the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start and operate their own business. Business Administration students will become comfortable with analysis of financial information behind the operation of a business or organization.

Concentrations available for this program. Scroll down to see more information about each concentration further below.

  • Accounting
  • Economics & Finance
  • General Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, September 16, 2019
Monday, January 6, 2020

Hear about BSBA graduate Vanessa Miller and her journey to starting her own business.


At a Glance

Degree Concentrations


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Accounting equips students for a wide array of careers in financial services. During their degree program, students develop the skills necessary for assessing and reporting on the profitability and financial health of a variety of organizations. This program prepares students to be leaders in problem-solving and trusted advisors to their businesses. Accountants continue to be highly sought after employees and among the top paid business professionals.

The BSBA with an Accounting concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Have the ability to quickly and accurately analyze facts and figures
  • Enjoy problem-solving
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Have a strong attention to detail
Economics and Finance

The Economics and Finance concentration for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program equips students for a growing field of careers in finance and economics. This program will also better prepare students for certain graduate programs. During their degree program, students develop the skills necessary for positions such as financial analysts, financial services sales agents, financial examiners, and financial managers. These courses cover topics such as single and multivariable derivatives, forecasting statistics, managerial economics, banking, financial markets, and investment analysis.

General Business

Any combination of at least four (4) courses totaling 12 hours (minimum) from approved business courses at Southern Wesleyan University or via accepted transfer credit. Approved classes designated with prefixes such as ACCT, BUSI, ECON, MKMT, and MGMT, beyond core requirements, may be used to fulfill the 12 hours of concentration courses.

Human Resources Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Human Resource Management equips students for developing and managing an organization’s employees.  It allows students to integrate the strategic role of human resource management with other operational and business functions within the organization.

This concentration helps students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and prepares them for service in personnel administration, development, and training of employees in diverse settings. Southern Wesleyan University’s BSBA with the Human Resource Management Concentration fully aligns with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 340 programs in 259 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The BSBA with an HRM concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Enjoy interacting with and serving people at all levels of an organization
  • Have or seek to develop problem-solving skills
  • Like to manage multiple needs of individual employees, groups and organizational stakeholders

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Management equips students for management and supervision of resources and operations in organizations. Effective management requires skilled coordination of people’s efforts and resources to accomplish an organization’s goals and objectives. This concentration maximizes students’ flexibility in career options and develops competencies for advancing into various levels of management positions.

The BSBA with a Management concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Enjoy managing processes, resources and people
  • Have or want to develop problem-solving skills
  • Seek flexibility and wish to adapt to a variety of organizational environments

The Marketing concentration for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program equips students for a growing field of careers in marketing for the international and digital age. During their degree program, students develop the skills necessary for market research, integrated marketing communications, and execution and management of marketing plans that align with the goals of a business’s strategic plan. This program prepares students to be leaders in problem-solving and trusted advisors to their businesses.

Supply Chain Management

A Supply Chain Management concentration enables the student to align organizational and supply chain goals resulting in optimal resource allocation, asset utilization, customer service, systems flexibility and profitability. The field of Supply Chain Management involves creating efficiencies in the supply chain that encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, operations and logistics management. Supply chain management involves coordination and collaboration with channel partners. Students will be introduced to how suppliers, intermediaries, third-party providers, and customers are integrated in management of supply and demand both within and across companies.

The BSBA with a Supply Chain Management concentration is a great choice if you:

  • Have an interest in managing processes and materials in a supply chain
  • Have or want to develop analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy planning and coordinating functions within an organization


Your Future

"The low student-faculty ratio fosters an ideal learning environment that allows students to connect better with both professors and classmates. Learning to work cooperatively with other classmates equipped me with group skills that are essential in life and business."

Kyle Blackwell
Business administration graduate
"At SWU, you learn life skills and life lessons. For me, it fostered intangibles like communication, responsiveness, integrity, trust and confidence. I would not have had the confidence to take on an Ivy League graduate school or the world's business and financial hub in Manhattan if not for the confidence developed and nurtured at SWU."

Alex Baxter
Business administration graduate



At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.

Admission Requirements for Online Associate and Bachelor Programs

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • An official high school transcript if transferring fewer than 15 credit hours from accredited colleges or universities. Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Home school students must provide evidence of membership in an approved home school association and provide an official transcript with a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; otherwise, applicant must submit GED scores.
  • Transfer students who have attended other colleges or universities must provide official transcripts from each school attended. Students must have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college work attempted.
  • Submission of all military transcripts, if applicable.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers can do this evaluation, and National Association of Credential Evaluation Services provides a list of approved agencies. From the NACES list, Southern Wesleyan recommends using World Education Services or Josef Silny.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet the official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or demonstrate equivalent evidence of proficiency in English, such as an overall band score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS test.
  • Satisfactory interview with a designated committee or academic division, if required.

Learn more about transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or .

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