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What Is a BSBA Degree?


Arkansas State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) online, allowing working professionals to continue working while gaining the knowledge and skills to take their career to the next stage. Although similar to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the BSBA allows you to take more specialized courses in math and science. 

Some of these courses include: 

  • Microcomputer Applications (CIT 1503) — This course allows you to hone your skills in applications relevant to careers in business, giving you more competitive skills in technology, such as proficiencies in Microsoft Office.
  • International Financial Management and Banking (FIN 3813) — This course focuses on banking and financial concepts on a global scale, and how you can apply those concepts in specific business situations.
  • Consumer Behavior (MKTG 4043) — In this marketing course, you'll learn to assess consumers through research and evaluation.
  • Financial Institutions and Markets (FIN 3763) — This course provides an analysis of financial institutions, including savings and loans, banks, and insurance companies. 

The BSBA program provides a broad overview of the many facets of business, allowing for diverse career possibilities upon graduation. Through the business core courses, major requirements, and general education requirements courses, you can achieve a range of foundational skills in applicable areas of business. In as few as 120 credit hours, you can complete this bachelor's program, where you'll gain deeper insight into finance, accounting, management, economics, marketing, and international business. 

What Careers Can You Pursue With a BSBA Degree? 

You'll learn other applicable skills such as communication, leadership, and analysis skills. Graduates with these proficiencies are qualified for a variety of job titles, including the following: 

  • Financial Analyst — Helps decision-makers by analyzing financial data. Financial analysts may also help an organization maximize investments.
  • Project Manager — Most organizations today need project managers, as they lead teams to create or develop a wide range of products and services. A project may involve building a school or creating a website. Project managers are in charge of initiating, planning, leading, executing and finalizing a project.
  • Business Operations Specialist — These professionals maximize a company's profits and efficiency by improving the methods and structures a business uses on a day-to-day basis. This requires skills in analysis, understanding business needs and planning. 

A-State's online BSBA program is not only convenient, but with accelerated 7-week courses and six different start dates per year, it allows working professionals to graduate in less time than traditional programs.

Learn more about A-State's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. 



Sources: 

Investopedia: Becoming a Financial Analyst 

The Balance Careers: What Do Project Managers Do All Day? 

Job Hero: Operations Specialist Job Description



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