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Maryville University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online

Drive better business outcomes for your organization.

About the program

  • Early Access program: Earn up to 12 credit hours toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • ACBSP-accredited school: Discover a high-caliber program offered by the John E. Simon School of Business, and accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Personalized curriculum: Choose an area of emphasis suited to your skills such as accounting, financial services, marketing, management information systems, or cybersecurity.

About Maryville University 

For more than 150 years, Maryville University has remained steadfast in its commitment to high quality, collaborative education. The institution delivers a top-notch, learner-centered education experience through personalized support, future-forward curricula, and a faculty of experienced professionals.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Interdisciplinary curriculum

The online BS in business administration from Maryville University provides learners with an in-depth understanding of fundamental business concepts across disciplines, from management to finance. As a learner, you will gain access to ultra-modern tools and technologies, while also cultivating interdisciplinary business skills that will help you thrive in a rapidly changing global landscape.

The curriculum features nine specialized business courses delivered by experts who bring real-world insights to the classroom. You can also customize your degree with an area of emphasis such as accounting, financial services, marketing, management information systems, or cybersecurity.

Foundational courses include:

  • Business Communications: Examine the power of effective communication in the business landscape and discover how it can enhance the quality of your interactions, personally and professionally.
  • Financial Accounting: Understand how accounting drives informed business decisions and learn to apply fundamental accounting theories in real-life scenarios.
  • Principles of Management: Learn the importance of ethics in shaping responsible and transparent business practices, and explore different approaches to decision making, including rational, intuitive, and bounded-rationality models.
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Whether you are applying to a university for the first time, or you are a transfer student, you'll benefit from a comprehensive selection of undergraduate programs tailored to meet your individual needs and aspirations. No standardized test scores required. 

To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

  • GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Frequently asked questions

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides a diverse experience. By covering extensive subject categories and providing versatile specialization opportunities, a bachelor’s in business administration helps graduates qualify for a wide range of careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

For example, large organizations need operations managers to oversee their day-to-day activities, and they rely on human resources managers to plan, coordinate, and direct their administrative functions. Private companies and nonprofit organizations alike need qualified professionals to manage their finances, and banks and insurance companies are always on the lookout for business analysts to guide their decisions.

Yes. Maryville’s online bachelor’s in business administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

In addition, Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941, and this status was most recently reaffirmed in 2015.

Most learners complete the online bachelor’s degree in business administration in four years or less. Qualifying learners with existing credits to transfer may be able to complete their program in as little as two years.

With Early Access, learners in the BS in business administration online program can get a head start on earning a graduate degree by taking graduate-level courses that count toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Furthermore, graduate-level Early Access courses are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate — so learners save time and money.

The MBA, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Arts in Management and Leadership are among the many Maryville graduate programs that offer Early Access options for learners enrolled in the BS in business administration online program.

If you’re interested in participating in the program, you should apply one semester before you plan to start taking Early Access courses. To apply, you must have completed at least 75 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Through the Early Access program, you can earn up to 12 credit hours toward your master’s degree. Your advisor can help you select your Early Access courses, which you must take one at a time.

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