Bachelor of Business Administration
Strayer’s BBA program overview
In this online program, you’ll gain a broad background in business fundamentals to prepare you to pursue a wide range of roles across the field. Our curriculum covers strategic planning, leadership, management, marketing, operations, budgeting and finance. Along with your degree, you’ll start your career with skills employers want, from social awareness to problem-solving.
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What is a BBA degree?
The Bachelor of Business Administration program prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government and nonprofit organizations. Business administration students acquire fundamental, practical and professional skills in all phases of business, including strategic planning, leadership, management, marketing, operations, budgeting and finance. The program also provides a strong liberal arts component that develops communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking and critical analysis while fostering historical, political and social awareness.
How long does a BBA take?
- At Strayer, we offer classes year-round on the quarterly system, which means we have a fall, winter, spring and summer term.
- Each quarter is approximately 11 weeks long and is worth 4.5 credit hours.
- The BBA program has 40 courses, equal to 180 credit hours.
- The specific length of time to earn your BBA will depend on how many courses you take per term.
What will you learn in the Strayer online BBA program?
- Analyze business scenarios to make data-driven decisions that may help improve business operations.
- How to manage people and processes to add to the overall success of a business.
- Establish ethical leadership practices that promote diversity and inclusion and contribute to an adaptive, competitive company culture.
- Develop business strategies based on your company’s capabilities and market dynamics.
How will you learn?
Courses vary in the number of class meetings per week but generally meet at least once a week. To participate, students need reliable access to a computer and internet. Each course requires approximately 13.5 hours per week.
All courses are taught by Strayer faculty. Faculty will assess your learning progress through a range of methods, including discussions, videos, written exams, quizzes, projects, presentations, research papers and case studies. You’ll have access to your instructors outside of scheduled online class sessions as needed, and you’ll also receive regular feedback from your instructors.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
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Types of BBA programs at Strayer
We offer 13 concentrations in our BBA program. Find the one that meets your educational and career goals. If you can’t decide, your admissions officer is here to help.
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Program cost breakdown
In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. BBA students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the BBA degree (if approved). Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
Save up to $15,250 on your Strayer bachelor’s degree by accessing your general education courses through our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*
*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Sophia. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about Strayer’s active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
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A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory course completion.
Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International bachelor's students
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