Online Degree | Business Administration


Elevate your career through the online Business Administration degree completion program. You will gain practical knowledge through relevant coursework and build upon your established education. Whether you are a working professional or recent graduate looking to complete your degree, your climb starts here.

With the guidance of expert faculty, you will have the tools to approach your career from a creative, collaborative, and critical perspective. During the program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and real-world experience needed to prepare you for a variety of business careers in our dynamic global environment.


Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow seven percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

The median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $69,820 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.

You can complete your degree in as little as 16 months.

What You’ll Study

Rather than specializing in one area, the online Business Administration degree is a broad-based program that covers all aspects of business and targets students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of fundamental business disciplines. It will prepare you for various careers through exposure to core practices of business, entrepreneurship, human resources, data analytics, finance, marketing, and management.

Experienced business professors will create an engaging learning environment for you from the comfort of your home or wherever else you prefer to learn. Our 10:1 student-teacher ratio ensures you receive the right amount of individual attention for you. And throughout the program, you will collaborate with other students who will bring their own abilities and experiences to the table.

Career Opportunities

Complete your degree or elevate your professional career. No matter where you want your dreams to take you, completing a degree in Business Administration can help get you there.

“I received my associate’s degree from Lees-McRae when it was a junior college and jumped on the opportunity to pursue the Business Administration degree when it was offered online. This gives me the perfect chance to finish what I started in Banner Elk many years ago!”
–Maggie J. Huie, Perdue Foods Director of Operations
Business Administration Online

"Going back to school was something that I wanted to pursue, but honestly the idea was extremely intimidating. How would I be able to manage being a full-time wife and mother, as well as having a full-time job and a full-time course load? It turns out, Lees-McRae College was the exact solution I needed to balance these aspects of my life. My experience at Lees-McRae has given me a chance to sharpen and develop the skills needed to excel in my career."

– Faith Cope ’19

Want to join the online Business Administration program?

Students must successfully complete an associate’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to admission. An evaluation of each student’s transcripts will be conducted to determine if the core requirements for the program have been met. Students that have not met the core requirements will be admitted on a provisional basis. Once the requirements have been met the student will be fully admitted.

Meet the Faculty

Amy Anderson, MBA
Dean of Business and Management, Program Coordinator for Business Administration, Associate Instructor

State Authorization
Lees-McRae College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Learn more

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