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What Is a BSBA Degree?

Arkansas State University (A-State) offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) online programs, 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 (ISBA 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.

A-State’s BSBA programs provide a broad overview of the many facets of business, allowing for diverse career possibilities upon graduation. Through business core courses, major requirements and general education requirements courses, you can achieve a range of foundational skills in applicable areas of business. You can complete an A-State BSBA online program in as few as 120 credit hours and 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 those in communication, leadership and analysis. Graduates with these proficiencies are qualified for a variety of job titles, including the following:

  • Financial Analyst — These professionals help 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.

Job growth in business and finance is projected to be steady and reliable through 2030. The median salary for these jobs is also much higher than the average for all occupations, making a BSBA a practical choice for those seeking economic stability. According to Forbes, many jobs now require an undergraduate degree, and individuals with a degree often make significantly more than those without.

A-State’s online BSBA programs are convenient, and with accelerated 7-week courses and six different start dates per year, allow working professionals to graduate in less time than traditional programs.

Learn more about A-State’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs.

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