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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Business

4 years

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: Jun 16, 2021

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program prepares students for management roles in a variety of organizations. Gain a solid foundation in core business concepts while customizing your degree with a certificate in analytics, entrepreneurship or other area. And since you’ll take one, 5-week long course at a time with this program, you can work it into your busy life.

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Operations

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program



Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year


Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online bachelor’s degree in business.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on campus or online Bachelor of Science in Business, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing
  • Finance and accounting
  • Organizational behavior
  • Business law and ethics

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in business?

A BSB can prepare you to be a: 

  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Superintendent
  • Store Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Operations Director

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2019 and 2029.

6 %

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Committed to your career

When you enroll in a degree or certificate program, and even after you graduate, you'll have access to a supportive team, helpful tools and resources and alumni networking opportunities.

Count on our support

A built-in community: a team of people ready to help you succeed throughout your educational journey.

Tools and resources

Work on your career preparation when your life allows you to with the help of our PhoenixLink™  career portal that has career tools, resources and more, available to students and alumni 24/7/365.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.



Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes and collaborate virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our BSB has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix


Frequently asked questions about the Bachelors of Science in Business degree

Upon graduation from a Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program, graduates have potential for a wide array of careers in business, including General Manager and Operations Manager. Our BSB degree program also allows for many certificate options to choose from to customize your education to your career goals. Our BSB helps prepare students for jobs in Human Resources, Marketing, General Management, Leadership & Management and Project Management.

While business administrators and managers need some of the same skills, an administrator who has a Bachelor of Science in Business has typically focused on the technical aspects of running a business, such as processes, efficiency and operations. Conversely, a Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) graduate has focused on the skills needed to manage teams and interpersonal relationships among employees.

For starters, University of Phoenix offers career services not only to current students but to all graduates for life. Additionally, our program offers exceptional flexibility. We understand that life happens. Some students have outside jobs, families to take care of or cannot commute. Learn how we can help with time management to take the stress off your shoulders.

Besides our flexibility with 1 class at a time, 5 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty has real-world experience in the business field and can provide insight. We also offer a variety of certificates that you can add to your Bachelor of Science in Business degree that can allow you to become specialized in many different areas.

Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Click here to learn how we can help with cost-savings programs.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.