Business Administration (Online)

Degree-Completion Program

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.

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.

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BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Course Length: 8 weeks
Program Duration: 2 years
Next Start: August 2022

Ready to get started?

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Course Length: 8 weeks
Program Duration: 2 years
Next Start: August 2022

Why Lees-McRae College?

In the online Business Administration program, our expert faculty create an engaging learning environment that gives you the flexibility to work during a time that allows you to be most successful each day. Our 10:1 student-teacher ratio ensures you receive the right amount of individual attention for you, and you will collaborate with other students throughout the program who will bring their own abilities and experiences to the table. Our rolling start dates ensure you can begin the program whenever works for you.

Business Administration Online
Why do I need a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
Why do I need a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration

According to BestColleges.com, business is one of the most in-demand college degrees in the current job market. Earning a bachelor’s degree will make you qualified for a variety of high-paying positions, particularly management roles. You will also be able to continue with your education and pursue an MBA, greatly increasing your potential lifetime earnings.

According to BestColleges.com, business is one of the most in-demand college degrees in the current job market. Earning a bachelor’s degree will make you qualified for a variety of high-paying positions, particularly management roles. You will also be able to continue with your education and pursue an MBA, greatly increasing your potential lifetime earnings.

What will I study? 
What will I study? 

The online Business Administration degree is a broad-based program that covers business fundamentals and will soon include specializations that provide the opportunity for more in-depth exploration of key business fields. The program targets students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of business disciplines through exposure to core practices of business, entrepreneurship, human resources, data analytics, finance, marketing, and management.

The online Business Administration degree is a broad-based program that covers business fundamentals and will soon include specializations that provide the opportunity for more in-depth exploration of key business fields. The program targets students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of business disciplines through exposure to core practices of business, entrepreneurship, human resources, data analytics, finance, marketing, and management.

Course Map

The degree program can be completed in eight sessions, or four semesters. Each session lasts eight weeks. One of the benefits of this program is that you can start with any session—you don’t need to wait until August. Below is one possible course path for the program.

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    Year One

    Courses offered each session (all courses are 3 credit hours)

    Fall Session 1 (August–September)
    • Business Communications (BUS 299)
    • Environmental Biology (BIO 102)
    Fall Session 2 (October–November)
    • Principles of Marketing (BUS 301)
    • Arts and Life (ART 250)
    Spring Session 1 (January–February)
    • Operations Management (BUS 311)
    • Science Applications (SCI 214)
    Spring Session 2 (March–April)
    • Human Resources (BUS 322)
    • Principles of Finances (BUS 372)
    • Math and Science Concepts (SCI 241)
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    Summer Session

    Spring Session 2 (March–April)
    • Business Internship (BUS 471–3 credit hours)
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    Year Two

    Courses offered each session (all courses are 3 credit hours)

    Fall Session 1 (August–September)
    • Organizational Behavior (BUS 351)
    • Entrepreneurship (BUS 422)
    • Business Internship (BUS 471)
    Fall Session 2 (October–November)
    • Data Analytics (BUS 385)
    • Strategic Management (BUS 498)
    • Appreciation of Modern Performing Arts (THEA 206)
    Spring Session 1 (January–February)
    • Business Law (BUS 411)
    • International Business (BUS 421)
    Spring Session 2 (March–April)
    • Senior Research (BUS 499)
    • History of the Southern Appalachian Region (HIS 210)
    • Social Problems (SOC 251)

"As earning a degree in my field is an expectation and a requirement to move up within an organization, completing my degree at Lees-McRae has provided so many more opportunities in my life than I ever had before with only my associate degree. I am very grateful for this experience and the opportunities that have come my way as a result of completing my degree."

Joanna Giles ’20
Staff Accountant at Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing

Community College Partners

We set up our programs to make coming to Lees-McRae for a bachelor’s degree as straightforward as possible. For students who earned an associate degree at one of our partner colleges, getting here is even easier. Graduates from these colleges receive guaranteed admission to Lees-McRae, are eligible for tuition discounts, and are considered to have finished their general education requirements.  

FIND YOUR COLLEGE

Didn’t attend a partner college? Set up a free transcript review to identify which college credits will carry over. Contact us at onlineadmissions@lmc.edu.   

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Business Administration prepares you for a wide range of career paths, including starting and running your own business. You will also be able to attain further education at the master’s and doctoral level.

With your degree, you will be eligible for work in the following fields: 

Accounting

Auditor
Tax accountant
Financial controller

Finance
Financial advisor
Financial planner
Financial analyst
Investment banker
Marketing
Publis relations specialist
Advertising executive
Brand manager
Marketing analyst
Management
Consultant
Business analyst
Operations manager
Human Resources officer

Contact

Jocelyn Bond

Amy Anderson
Program Coordinator

Amy Anderson has a wealth of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit business sectors. Her career has involved working in human resources, management, marketing, advertising, and more. She holds an MBA from Eastern Tennessee State University.

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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