Comprehensive business curriculum.
A broad, relevant course of study means increasing your marketability in the workforce.
Training for advancement.
Your degree is immediately applicable to your job and prepares you for further study.
Your schedule, your degree.
A flexible online format means you will earn your degree when and where it is right for you.
A business degree to help you thrive.
Earn the credential you need to move into the leadership roles you want with the online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration–Management degree offered by Notre Dame College Online.
Featuring an accelerated curriculum, our online Bachelor of Business Administration trains you in the techniques and skills you need to become a leader in the workforce.
Topics of Study
You will study topics key to business success, such as:
- Business law
- Management information systems
- Human resources
You will also take a capstone course that prepares you to be a strategic leader in a global environment. Through the use of case studies, you will hone your ability to operate in a culturally diverse market and manage businesses with an eye on social responsibility, sustainability and ethics.
When you graduate from our business management online program, you will have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
- Critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
- Act ethically while adhering to the highest standards of personal, social and professional integrity
- Use technology to develop and enhance business processes
- Collaborate effectively in diverse teams across cultures
- Apply leadership skills towards effective management roles in the workplace
Our alumni go on to work in management and supervisor roles in a variety of career fields and job sectors. They also continue their education at the graduate level.
We feature experienced faculty who are dedicated to your personal and professional success. They offer you years of real-world experience and can help guide you as you earn the skills you need to build a better career.
The online Bachelor of Business Administration – Management is specifically designed for the schedule needs of working adults. An online study format means you will have the option of studying at a time, location and pace that is right for you.
This Program Is Designed for:
- Employees seeking to enter management roles
- Those with previous college experience who wish to finish their four-year degree
- Working adults who wish to advance their careers through a flexible education format
- Current police officers who are looking for an accelerated path* towards career advancement.
Courses & Requirements
Your course of study will help you earn the credential you need to take the next step in your career. Our online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration–Management concentration requires 65 credit hours: 44 hours of core curriculum and 21 in the major. Additionally, all students are required to complete 55 credit hours of foundational studies.
Foundational studies courses offer students a comprehensive introduction to a range of subject areas, and help build skills necessary for academic and personal success.
Selected Business Administration Core (44 hours)
Course Description Credits BU 155Introductory course in financial accounting. Presents basic accounting theory, principles and practices related to double-entry system. Accounting cycle including journalizing and posting entries, preparing worksheet, making adjusting, closing and reversing entries and preparing periodic statements is covered. 4 BU 156Continuation of BU 155. Application of basic principles of accounting to partnerships and corporations, owner’s equities, cost systems, management reports and financial statement analysis are presented. Prerequisite: BU 155 4 BU 210This course will present an arithmetic-based, basic approach to business mathematics. The emphasis is on practical, skill-building approach to prepare students for future careers in business through step-by-step development of concepts, numerous practice exercises, and a focus on business applications. Applied Business Mathematics will provide students with vocabulary, practices and background information for future business courses such as bookkeeping, accounting or finance. Successful completion of the course will result in the student gaining factual knowledge such as terminology and mathematical methods and procedures, learning fundamental mathematical principles and generalizations, and learning to apply course material to real-world situations. 3 BU 230Introduction to the social foundations of marketing, the marketing management process, the role of marketing research, analysis of market opportunities, selection of target markets and the development of the marketing mix. Prerequisites: EC 100, EC 201 or EC 202. 3 BU 235Focus upon ways in which information systems can be created to give competitive advantages to businesses. Emphasis on effective management of information technology and organizational issues in information systems. Exploration of these issues through case studies. 3 BU 240An examination of the basic principles, processes and functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A look at contributions from key classical theorists and present applications of these theories. Topics also include ethics, globalization and decision-making. Application assignments are used to assist the development of student’s written communication skills. Prerequisite: EN 110 or equivalent. 3 BU 360Study of how business corporations can plan for, acquire and make maximum utilization of funds available to them. Extensive review of time value of money calculations and concepts. Investigate effects of taxes on types of business ownership, analysis of financial ratios, capital budgeting, rates of return and risk analysis. Prerequisites: BU 155, BU 156, EC 201, EC 202, MA 145 or higher. 3 BU 473Nature, purpose and functions of law with special emphasis on its relation to business. Fundamentals of the law of contracts, agency, sales, commercial paper, banking, property, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, trade regulations, secured transactions, investment securities and documents of title. Administrative, criminal, torts and employment law. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 BU 395 or 495BU 395 is a work experience designed to integrate course objectives with a practical experience in an off campus work environment. Prerequisites: Permission of advisor and junior standing. BU 495 is an advanced work experience with clear career or project orientation designed for juniors and seniors with prior on-the-job training. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 1-6 BU 426Capstone course for all Business majors. Provides students the opportunity to enhance their skills to analyze and understand the strategic use of resources, how organizations adapt to rapid technology changes as well as how they restructure and operate in a culturally diverse market. Students work on a number of case studies to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance of social responsibility and ethics. Issues include sustainability, community relations and the global environment. Prerequisites: BU 240, BU 150 or BU 155, EC 201/202; BU 345 is strongly recommended, Senior standing. 3 EC 201The second of a two-course sequence; this course introduces students to the social science of economics and then examines the behavior of individual consumers and firms, as well as the role of government, in the product and resource markets. On what bases are decisions made to buy (demand) and sell (supply)? How are these markets structured? What if the market system does not work or is not allowed to work? What is the proper role of the government in a market-based economy? Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 202. 3 EC 202The first of a two-course sequence in Principles of Economics; this course examines the goals of the macro economy (full employment, domestic price stability, economic growth and stable international economic relations) and how they are promoted by the government’s use of fiscal and monetary policy. The course concludes with a formal introduction to international economics, including the micro-based topics of international trade theory and commercial policy, as well as international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 201. 3 IS 260Focus on intermediate level skills in spreadsheet and database management packages. Emphasis on using the software tools to solve problems. Prerequisite: IS 180 or test out. 3 MA 221Descriptive statistics, probability, normal and binomial distributions, sampling concepts, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear correlation. Prerequisite: MA105 or MA110. 3
Major Courses (21 hours)
Course Description Credits BU 300An examination of the importance of supervising people in the workplace, including the role of the supervisor in understanding human resources problems. Emphasis on the role of the supervisor in handling labor problems, improving communication in the organization, directing, staffing and training. Prerequisite: BU 240 3 BU 303Principles and techniques of owning, operating and managing a small business are introduced. Students examine how to obtain financing, determine location, investigate expansion, franchising, facilities and resource management and legal considerations. Students develop a business plan. 3 BU 341Specific techniques used in managing human resources, such as employee recruiting, selecting, development and training, job analysis, wage and salary administration, performance appraisal, equal employment, safety, security, recreation, communications, employee and labor relations and collective bargaining relating to the function of management within a business enterprise. Focus will also be placed on the importance of managing human resources to add long-term value to a corporation in order to meet competitive challenges. Prerequisite: BU 240. 3 BU 345Study of motivation, leadership and other various factors which affect individual and group behaviors as they relate to performance, productivity and satisfaction in work organizations. Students analyze the application of these concepts in a number of organizations and examine the challenges and ethical concerns related to managing workers within a global and virtual work environment. Prerequisite: BU 240, junior standing. 3 BU 386Examines the processes used by a company to produce and distribute valuable products and services to its customers. Operations management appraises the methods that aid in management decision-making. Course topics addressed are strategy and value, capability, capacity, supply chain, quality tools, inventory management, project management and value creation. Prerequisite: BU 235. 3 BU 425Exploration of Project Management through case studies and projects. This course examines both the technical and behavioral aspects of project management. Students will participate in project teams throughout the semester. Prerequisite: junior standing 3 BU 435An historic as well as current investigation into the roles and relationships between business enterprises and the governmental sector. Governmental regulation and regulatory bodies related to business, antitrust and other related topics are presented. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance of social responsibility and ethics. Issues include sustainability community relations and the global environment. Prerequisites: BU 240, EC 201/202 3
*Police officers who have successfully completed OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) as designated by an official transcript or certificate may use their experience to transfer up to 30 credit hours towards this degree. Students who have completed police academy training out of state may also be eligible.
Students applying for admission to the online B.A. in Business Administration must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum 2.5 GPA
How to Apply
Students applying for admission to the online B.A. in Business Administration–Management must submit the following materials:
- A complete online application
- Official high school transcripts or GED score
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Costs & Financial Aid
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Component Requirements Cost Per Credit Hour Total Tuition 120 credit hours $495 $59,400 Transfer Credits 90 credit hours $495 $44,550 Total with transfer credits (up to 90) $14,850
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Outcomes & Resources
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- Operations officer
- Project manager
- Management consultant
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Benefits of Learning Online
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Frequently Asked Questions
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