Online Business Administration & Management Bachelor's Degree
A bachelor’s degree in business administration is not only the most popular online degree—enrolling more students than any other program—it is also the best online degree for career growth, according to a report by the research firm Eduventures.
One reason for the popularity: The fundamental management skills taught in online business administration programs are applicable in nearly every career field.
|Information technology management|
|Sales and marketing|
|Health services management|
|Human resource management|
|Supply chain management|
Core online courses in accounting, ethics, human resources, and marketing give students an introduction to a broad range of skills, and working in a virtual environment prepares students for globally connected business markets.
Many online business administration programs give students the opportunity to deepen their expertise through degree concentrations such as small business management, finance, marketing, or international business.
|Social and community service manager||$58,000|
|Market research analyst||$60,500|
|Medical and health services manager||$84,000|
|Human resources manager||$99,000|
*per the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook
The fastest growing occupations for students with a bachelor’s degree in business administration include financial analyst, human resource specialist, and medical and health service manager. Each of these fields is expected to add at least 50,000 new jobs by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Once students graduate, they can look to a myriad of professional associations that aim to connect job seekers with employers through job boards, and often offer career development training for members. Associations for business administration graduates include the American Academy of Medical Administrators, the National Human Resources Association, and the Association for Financial Professionals.
Median salaries for students graduating with an online bachelor’s degree in business administration range from close to $43,000 for childcare center directors to nearly $58,000 for public relations specialists. And while the median salary for human resource specialists is around $52,600, graduates who advance to management roles in human resources could see a median salary of nearly $100,000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.