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Online bachelor's in business degree

Bachelor of Science in Business

Customize your career path with business certificates

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program prepares students for management roles in a variety of organizations while also innovating for the future of business with coursework like inclusive leadership. Gain a solid foundation in core business concepts while customizing your bachelor’s business degree with a certificate in analytics, entrepreneurship, or other areas. The good news is, you’ll take one, 5-week long course at a time with this program, so you can work it into your busy life.

  • Customize your business degree by adding certificates and specialize your business education.
  • Explore varied business disciplines including accounting, communications, diversity and inclusion, economics, finance, business law and ethics, management, marketing, and organizational behavior.
  • Develop professional values, communications and leadership skills, strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Use the leadership capstone course to show what you’ve learned from the business program and demonstrate vital leadership principles and skills in an applied learning environment.

Transfer credits

Save time and money on your bachelor's degree with eligible transfer credits.

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Courses

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The Bachelor of Science in Business curriculum follows a required course of studies in business courses, along with a sequence of general studies courses. You can then customize your program with elective credits and earn a certificate in a specialized area of business study.

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Requirements: 120 credits

You’ll need 120 credits (3 credits per course) to complete this Bachelor of Science in Business. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University's Prior Learning Assessment.

The core courses of the business program span a spectrum of critical skills for a business career. You’ll develop business communication abilities while honing leadership and business analytics skills. Develop financial and management core competencies and gain insight into the latest marketing tactics for the current business environment.

With your business degree you’ll have the flexibility to choose from select specialized areas of business ranging from human resources management to foundations in leadership. You can earn a certificate with elective credits and complete your degree with a specialization in a related field.

Your business career requires a diverse set of skills. That’s why our Bachelor of Business degree offers general education soft skills that help you prepare for a dynamic business environment including teamwork and collaboration, writing, critical thinking and more.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business. If you’re working toward a master’s degree in business, you can complete the first three graduate level MBA courses while you are still in the program through the MBA Pathway option.

Customize your business degree with a certificate

Business certificates help you pursue specialized education goals. Many business certificates align with skillsets employers want. Many certificates can be applied toward business degree requirements.

Select a business certificate for specific skills you want to develop as you earn your Bachelor of Science in Business.

Choose a business analytics certificate to learn how interpret data and turn it into effective decision-making for an organization. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Business Analytics

Select a project management certificate to develop the skills you need to organize and execute major initiatives for a business. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Project Management

Decide on a general management certificate to prepare to take the lead in a department or organization. Your general management skills and foundational knowledge help you in a variety of business settings. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in General Management

Select a financial planning certificate to learn the guidelines and strategies for creating a financial plan. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Financial Planning

Start your operations management certificate to learn skills necessary to enhance the efficiency of a business. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Operations Management

Learn to launch a small business with a certificate designed around your entrepreneurial spirit. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Complete the certificate that helps organizations find the right people — and keep them. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Human Resource Management

Learn the skills to take on a leadership role with this certificate and develop methods and strategies for enhancing efficiency in management. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Leadership & Management  

Choose a certificate in marketing to develop the skills that focus on building brands for a business. Bachelor of Science in Business with a Certificate in Marketing

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted transcripts from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward your bachelor’s degree in business.

Save time and money when you transfer eligible credits toward your bachelor's in business.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your business program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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University of Phoenix business degree vs other universities

Phoenix ASU Online (BAB) Capella DeVry GCU Purdue Global SNHU Strayer
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
$398
Cost per credit
$563
Cost per credit
$365/415[1]
Cost per credit
$514
Cost per credit
$485
Cost per credit
$371
Cost per credit
$330
Cost per credit
$328.89
Credits per course
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Credits per course
3
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3
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3-6
Credits per course
2-4
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4
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5-6
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3
Credits per course
4.5
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
$1,194
Tuition per course
$1,698
Tuition per course
$1,095-
$2,490
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$1,028-
$2,056
Tuition per course
$1,940
Tuition per course
$1,855-
$2,226
Tuition per course
$990
Tuition per course
$1,480
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
124
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
5
Length of course in weeks
7.5
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10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
7-8
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
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11
Fees
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Data pulled on December 26, 2023

[1] $365 per 1000-2000 level credit; $415 per 3000-4000 level credit

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition and fees pages, and syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs and coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

Financial aid

You have options when it comes to paying for your business program, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree?

Learning can lead to earning. Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

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When you earn your online bachelor’s in business degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to address business needs.
  • Integrate business concepts and principles to advance organizational goals.
  • Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of an organization.
  • Analyze logistics involved in global business operations.
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Top skills learned in this program:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Operations
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A BSB can prepare you to be a:

4% growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management careers is projected to be faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 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.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your business degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • We’ll request transcripts at no cost to you, when possible, and we accept eligible credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions.

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. 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.[1] Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

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

Online learning

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

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team and resources available up to 14 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

Network with fellow business students through a student organization 

Meet other business students while you study. Join the University of Phoenix Chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society or the Society for Human Resource Management.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Industry Spotlight

The state of business

Business environments have changed drastically over the past 25 years due to increased globalization, diversity, social presence, customer relationship management, and operational and supply chain workflows.

What business professionals need to know

Today’s business leaders need to understand how to effectively communicate and lead an increasingly diverse group of employees from a variety of generational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. Business strategies also need to take the global economy into consideration so they can adapt quickly and respond to evolving market conditions and consumer needs.

Your business degree

The Bachelor of Science in Business provides the knowledge and skills that prepare you for career pathways that innovate, strategize, and lead entrepreneurial ventures within this competitive marketplace.

Classroom skills for real world experience

Develop innovations in leadership—diversity in the workplace

The business faculty at University of Phoenix focus on developing more sophisticated leadership methods that build on intercultural awareness and inclusion. Using real-world scenarios, the faculty provide benchmarks that help you understand business strategy with diversity in mind. Whether you are launching a small business startup or joining a Fortune 500, you can gain the confidence of future-ready leadership skills for your business career.

Faculty Spotlight

Business professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our business deans and faculty members. Their experience and hands-on perspective in the classroom will help you bridge the gap between academics and business industry knowledge. Our instructors bring an average of 26 years of real-world business experience to the classroom.

Kathryn Uhles

I’m dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet their career goals.

Kathryn Uhles
Dean, College of Business and IT, University of Phoenix

I’m dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet their career goals.

Accreditation

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.

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Business

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree prepares you with the technical aspects of running a business, such as processes, efficiency and operations.

Check out our business degrees.

A Bachelor of Science in Business graduate has potential for a wide array of careers in business, including General Manager and Operations Manager. Our BSB degree program also allows you to customize your degree with certificate options that can enhance your career goals without extending the time it takes to graduate.

Learn more about business degrees.

Choose a business bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to prepare for the technical aspects of running a business, such as processes, efficiency and operations. A business bachelor’s in Management prepares you to become a better business manager by helping you improve productivity, efficiency and communication in a business setting.

You can customize your business bachelor’s degree by choosing from a variety of business certificates designed to help you prepare for opportunities within your preferred area of business.

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.