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College of Business & Information Technology

Online bachelor's business degrees

College of Business & Information Technology

Online bachelor's business degrees

Take charge of your business career

Hit the ground running at various types of organizations by learning key business concepts and skills through our online bachelor’s business degrees. You can choose to earn a bachelor’s business degree in accounting, business, communications, or management. And even customize your Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a certificate that matches your career goals in areas like business analytics, entrepreneurship and more.

The best part? All our courses are 100% online and only 5 weeks long. That means you’ll have the flexibility to start school any time of the year and when it fits your busy schedule. It’s a smart, convenient way for busy, working adults like you, to build your business skills while preparing for job opportunities.

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Find the business bachelor's degree for you

12

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.
 

120

The number of credits required to complete a bachelor’s business degree with UOPX.

4

years

The average time to complete a bachelor’s business degree with UOPX.
 

Skills you’ll develop with core bachelor’s business degree courses

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Financial statements
  • Auditing
  • General Ledger

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Operations

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS

  • Writing
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Editing

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT

  • Management
  • Performance management
  • Strategic planning
  • Operations

Outlook for workers with a bachelor’s business degree

BLS CATEGORY: Accountants & Auditors

JOB GROWTH: 6%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for accounting occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Examiner

BLS CATEGORY: Management

JOB GROWTH: 8%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Business Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Store Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Management

JOB GROWTH: 8%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Business Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Store Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Media & Communications

JOB GROWTH: 6%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for media and communication occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Communication Specialist
  • Media Relations Specialist

Bachelor’s business degree course requirements

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

You’ll take 26 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills you need in a business environment. These core courses include topics like: QuickBooks®, cost accounting, financial accounting, corporate taxation, auditing and more. 

QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.

Bachelor of Science in Business

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills you need in a business environment. These core courses include topics like: business data analytics, organizational behavior, inclusive leadership, managing with a global mindset and more.

Bachelor of Science in Communications

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills you need in a business environment. These core courses include topics like: social media communication, corporate communications and public relations, global and intercultural communication and more. 

Bachelor of Science in Management

You’ll take 10 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills you need in a business environment. These core courses include topics like: innovative leadership, change management and implementation, strategic operations and logistics and more.

Add a certificate to your Bachelor of Science in Business degree

Tuition and financial aid

Affordable, locked-in tuition

UNDERGRAD: $398 Tuition cost per credit

Cost per credit applies to all our bachelor's degrees.

Tuition guarantee
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Ways to pay — and save. Explore your options.

From grants and scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition.

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

Transfer Credits

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

Military or Veteran Benefits

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Scholarships

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Credit for Prior Learning

Explore over 200 savings opportunities to earn college credit for skills you’ve gained through work and life experiences.

Student Experience

Tracylyn S.

Tracylyn S.
BSB, 2016

“My business degree earned at University of Phoenix gives me the skills that I can bring to the table to improve the lives of children in the work that I do as the executive director for the Mountain Community Boys and Girls Club.” 

 

Monica M.

Monica M.
BSB Finance, 2008
MBA, 2015

“Education is the one thing that no one can ever take from you. It helps everything you imagined come to life. You just have to be willing to put an effort through hard work and dedication.”   

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

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How to apply for your bachelor’s business degree program

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee — no obligation!
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • No out-of-state tuition
  • Our risk-free trial lets eligible students try out University of Phoenix for three weeks at no additional cost
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Experienced faculty

University of Phoenix has experienced faculty

Learn from accomplished, real-world faculty members who lead in the fields they teach. Our instructors go through a careful vetting process before joining our faculty ranks. They include industry leaders who encourage, challenge, and inspire our students. And with a student-faculty ratio of 28:1 [1], you’ll get the attention you need.

[1] This is a university-wide ratio. The College of Business & IT student-faculty ratio may vary.

Programmatic accreditation

Our BSB and BSACC have been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to ensure the quality of your education.

What does this mean? 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.

A C B S P accredited

Bachelor’s business degree FAQs

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Depending on which degree option you’re pursuing, and how many eligible credits you can transfer toward your program, you could complete your degree in four years (or less with your transfer credits).

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting: program length, 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Business: program length, 4 years 
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications: program length, 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Management: program length, 4 years

Having a bachelor’s degree has become an increasingly important way to gain the knowledge and critical skills today's workers need to stay competitive in growing fields like business, healthcare, and information technology. Bachelor’s degree employment rates are projected to grow by 8.2%, on average, between 2021 and 2031.* So if you’re looking to gain knowlege and develop career-relevant skills, an online bachelor’s degree could help. 

*The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Yes, all our courses are available 100% online. Where most colleges expect you to take several courses at once, here you take one course at a time over five weeks in an innovative, virtual, asynchronous learning environment. You and your peers will engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. Plus, you’ll learn from faculty with their own real-world experience who practice the same knowlege and skills they teach, all while learning the industry-relevant skills necessary to promote your career growth. What’s more? Throughout the course of your learning experience, our academic counselors and finance advisors remain always available to support and guide your decisions from your first day to your last.

Yes, you can transfer eligible credits the college you attended is an accredited institution. You may also be able to have your relevant work and life experiences evaluated for potential credit toward your degree to save even more time and money on your degree.