Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree

Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree

Become more marketable in your sphere of influence.

  • Each course is six weeks and can be completed 100% online.
  • Textbooks (some E-textbooks) are included in the tuition and fee costs.
  • A Student Success Advisor guides you every step of the way.

The Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree at Central Christian College of Kansas prepares you to influence and lead in today’s global economy. You acquire a strong business background in finance, marketing, economics, business law and strategic management. Using this knowledge, you conduct action research to develop policies aimed at organizational improvement in your sphere of influence.

Concentrations for the Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree

Program Details

Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree Program Goals

  • Develop knowledge of business and management concepts.
  • Enhance leadership competencies and quantitative proficiency in finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, information technology, strategic planning and ethics.
  • Develop effective communication competencies.
  • Learn the dynamics of working in groups and teams.
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; apply concepts and theories to practice.
  • Understand the qualities and attributes of professionalism and commit to the Fit Four principles of the college mission.

Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Completed Application Form
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Higher Education Transcript(s)
Program Curriculum

Each online course is six weeks in length. The time it takes to complete the program depends on the number of transfer credits awarded upon enrollment.

Available credit hours breakdown:

  • General Education: 51 Credit Hours
  • Interdisciplinary Electives: 12 Credit Hours
  • Business Core: 36 Credit Hours
  • Concentration: 21 Credit Hours

Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree Core

►Financial Accounting (3 credits)

This course provides an understanding of the nature and purpose of accounting, basic accounting concepts and procedures, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data. The accounting cycle, merchandising, measuring and reporting current assets and liabilities, and accounting for partnerships and corporations are topics covered.

►Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

Intermediate level course with emphasis on how accounting information can be interpreted and used as a tool of management in planning and controlling business activities of the firm. Major topics include manufacturing accounting, product costing, budget and control procedures, and capital budgeting.

►Computer Application in Business (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide an interactive environment for learning the fundamental functions of the most popular commercial applications software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentations. This course meets the need of future business people, managers, and a generally well-informed using public.

►Microeconomics (3 credits)

An introduction to microeconomic theory including an analysis of price theory, the marginal concept, market structure and performance.

►Macroeconomics (3 credits)

An introduction to macroeconomic theory including a study of national income, spending, the creation of money, monetary and fiscal policy, and the problems of controlling inflation and unemployment.

►Advanced Professional Communication (3 credits)

This course includes in-depth discussion of current communication topics including workplace diversity, technology, correspondence applications, proposals, business plans, visual aids, teamwork, interpersonal communications, listening, nonverbal messages, presentation skills and employment communication. Positive, neutral, goodwill, negative and persuasive letters will be prepared.

►Principles of Management (3 credits)

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making.

►Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

A survey course where policies, practices and procedures of marketing within the private and public sector are learned. Emphasis is given to promotion, pricing, product and distribution.

►Principles of Finance (3 credits)

Study of decision-making techniques involving working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and mergers with emphasis on time-value of money.

►Business Law (3 credits)

Business Law studies the history, background, sources and influences of modern-day law as it pertains to the business activities of individuals, corporations and other legal entities. As a part of this module particular emphasis will be placed upon the laws governing contracts, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, partnerships and corporations. Today’s managers need to understand the basic legal concepts to avoid costly courtroom problems and other legal issues.

►Strategic Management (3 credits)

This is the final capstone course including Accounting, Management, Entrepreneurship, Risk Management, and Organizational Leadership. A case method approach is used involving topics such as strategic planning, policy and ethics, among others. Group work, class presentation, discussion and participation are expected. This course is designed to be taken after the student has completed the business core. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level standing.

►Professional Ethics (3 credits)

This is a study of the theory and practice of professional ethics. Cases and essays by noted thinkers are studied and discussed in depth from a Christian perspective. Course will be tailored to individual student interests such as business and religion.

Program Concentrations

Select a concentration to be the focus of your Online Business Administration Bachelors Degree.

Accounting

►Statistics (3 credits)

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation.

►Individual Income Tax (3 credits)

The study of individual income tax theory, planning and application.

►Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)

A study that includes accounting theory, financial statements, the concept of future and present value, temporary and long-term investments, inventory evaluation, and fixed and intangible assets.

►Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I that will include a study of bonds, pensions, and leases; corporate accounting; capital and retained earnings; tax allocation; changes in accounting methods; working capital analysis; comparative statements; and ratio analysis.

►Cost Accounting (3 credits)

The study of standard costing, cash budgeting, process costing, and job order costing and their application to the management decision process.

►Computerized Accounting (3 credits)

Accounting processes in a computerized environment utilizing popular over-the-counter software (i.e. QuickBooks, Peachtree). Question: “If 3.7 million small businesses use QuickBooks, how many students need to learn it?” Answer: “All of them.”

►Principles of Auditing (3 credits)

Course will emphasize audit techniques and audit procedures, using a text and coordinated audit practice set to accomplish class objectives.

Human Resource Management

►Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Adult learners explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Opportunity and Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.

►Compensation Management (3 credits)

►Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3 credits)

This course exposes students to the nature of conflict within organizations and the various forms of employable conflict resolution techniques. Emphasis is given to overcoming positional or contentious strategies while building collaboration and offering choices. Focus is placed on understanding the interdependence of groups within the system and the cohesion necessary to for organizational effectiveness.

►Effective Personal and Organization Communication (3 credits)

This course investigates communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises involving non-verbal communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict.

►Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)

A survey of the applications of psychology in industry, the course topics include personnel selection, training, and performance appraisal; organizational psychology and job design; human engineering of the industrial workplace; and issues of employee motivation, morale, safety and health. An emphasis is placed on the application of psychological principles to the understanding of organizational effects on individual and group behavior.

►Followership and Servant Leadership (3 credits)

This course will challenge the student to integrate the latest research concerning organizational effectiveness, specifically related to research related to Followership and Servant Leadership. Self-analysis will be balanced with organizational analysis and real world application. The student will exit the course better prepared to be an effective team member.

►Stress Management (3 credits)

Designed as an applied science course, students will be introduced to the history and science of stress studies. The role of stress (negative and positive) will be reviewed with specific emphasis placed on the interaction of physiological, psychological, and spiritual factors.

Management

►Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure.

►Studies in Christian Management (3 credits)

Capstone for the management/organizational leadership major. The student will have the opportunity to read a variety of contemporary authors writing on effective management and leadership, participate as part of a study team, and prepare and present his/her own philosophy of management and leadership.

►Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3 credits)

This course exposes students to the nature of conflict within organizations and the various forms of employable conflict resolution techniques. Emphasis is given to overcoming positional or contentious strategies while building collaboration and offering choices. Focus is placed on understanding the interdependence of groups within the system and the cohesion necessary to for organizational effectiveness.

►Effective Personal and Organization Communication (3 credits)

This course investigates communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises involving non-verbal communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict.

►Personal Values and Organizational Ethics (3 credits)

Through this course, the student will have the opportunity to investigate the interplay between personal values and professional ethics. Several major ethical theories are reviewed. Learners will be challenged to identify and articulate personal values. In addition learners will investigate business ethics, focusing on the application of personal values to the workplace.

►Followership and Servant Leadership (3 credits)

This course will challenge the student to integrate the latest research concerning organizational effectiveness, specifically related to research related to Followership and Servant Leadership. Self-analysis will be balanced with organizational analysis and real world application. The student will exit the course better prepared to be an effective team member.

►Statistics (3 credits)

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation.

Marketing

►Promotional Strategies (3 credits)

This course guides students from a managerial perspective into an understanding and application of key promotional strategies, theories, and tactics important to organizations desiring promotional activities. This course concentrates on the promotional aspect of Marketing as compared to the other three “P’s” of marketing, namely Price, Product and Place (distribution). The four major areas studied, also known as the promotion mix, will be a) personal selling, b) advertising, c) sales promotions, and d) public relations/publicity.

►Sales and Sales Force Management (3 credits)

►Public Relations (3 credits)

This course is designed to equip the student with the tools needed to develop proficiency related to managing an organization’s reputation and influencing public opinion. Specific attention will be given to the practical application of writing and media usage related to public relations.

►Research Methods/Applied Statistics (3 credits)

Designed to introduce students to the use of statistical models and formulas used in research methodology and design. Statistical methods are used to analyze data and test results against hypothesis and algebraic models. The student will be introduced to technological tools designed to aid in the translation and presentation of mathematical concepts and outcomes. Statistical topics will include a hands-on approach to correlations, ANOVA, t-tests, regression, probability, standard deviation, central tendency, evaluation of curves, as well as other topics. Use of EXCEL and SPSS is required.

►Statistics (3 credits)

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation.

►Consumer Behavior (3 credits)       

►Economics and Social Media (3 credits)

Healthcare Management

►Principles of Healthcare Management (3 credits)

This course explores the types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making. Specific application to healthcare settings will be explored.

►Financial Management in Healthcare (3 credits)

This course provides students with an introduction to finance in the healthcare setting and exposes students to the financial management techniques used by healthcare professionals. Topics include billing and coding/reimbursement, the legal and regulatory environment, revenue determinants, managed care finance, financial statement analysis, financial accounting, costing and financial decision-making.

►Leadership and Change in Healthcare (3 credits)

This course concentrates on the development of students’ abilities to exercise leadership at the management level in healthcare organizations. The focus is to help leaders understand how best to motivate and coordinate employees and the responsibilities of leaders in leading change within an organization. Students will explore leadership theory and practice as it applies to the healthcare sector.

►Operations Management (3 credits)

This course provides students with the principles of operations management in manufacturing and service industries. Through the use of case study analysis, students will learn the systematic planning process of how inputs get turning into goods and services. Students will be exposed to the following topics: process analysis, forecasting, materials planning and management, quality and productivity, purchasing, inventory, technology and project scheduling.

►Healthcare Marketing Strategies (3 credits)

This course provides students with an overview of the strategic marketing function in healthcare organizations. Students will be exposed to the role that marketing plays in healthcare.

►Statistics for Healthcare Managers (3 credits)

This is an introductory course in statistics applied to the healthcare setting. Course outcomes include the ability of students to analyze statistical data, understand the role of statistical theory, and determine appropriate statistical methodologies.

►Project Management (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to principles of managing projects and provides students with the opportunity to explore project management software and tools to manage projects effectively. Topics include project lifecycle management, planning, scheduling, budgeting, controlling, risk management, and crisis and change management.

Bachelor's Business Administration FAQs
  • What are the potential career opportunities for a business administration degree?
    • A bachelor's degree in business administration prepares the recipient for a variety of career paths in an array of industries. Graduates with this degree can enter a number of in-demand fields, including healthcare, technology, consulting, finance and hospitality.

      Business administration degree holders also work in a variety of different positions across a range of industries. Common roles include human resource specialist or manager; public relations, media or communications specialist; market research analyst; business analyst; operations manager; or advertising and marketing specialist or manager.

  • Who hires graduates with a bachelor's degree in business administration?

    • One of the biggest advantages of a bachelor's degree in business administration is the degree's universal appeal. Major firms across a wide range of industries actively seek out business administration graduates. Across the country, business administration graduates find jobs with:

      • Banks

      • Consulting firms

      • Human resources departments

      • Advertising agencies

      • Insurance companies

      • Research firms

      • Public relations companies

      • Hospitals

      • Financial services providers

      • Governmental agencies

      • . . . and more.

A recent Fortune article noted that Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and Ernst & Young were among the popular, big name firms who actively recruited recent business administration graduates.

  • How do online classes work?

    • Central Christian College of Kansas offers asynchronous online classes, which means that there are no specific class times. Log on when and where you want based on what’s convenient for you. This type of flexibility allows you to easily integrate your coursework into your professional and personal life.

  • Is an online format comparable to the traditional, on-campus format?

    • Yes. Numerous studies have proven that distance learners perform as well or better than their on-campus counterparts. In addition, many employers look very favorably on the fact that online students have the discipline to pursue a degree while working and manage their own schedules.

Business Administration Career Opportunities

Bachelor's of business administration degree holders work in every professional industry – from healthcare to technology, business, finance, social services, marketing, protective services and transportation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals with a bachelor’s degree earn, on average, $400 more per week than those with just a high school diploma. In addition, bachelor’s degree graduates enjoy a 50 percent increase in job security.