Business Administration

Learn from experienced faculty who will help you pursue a new career or advance your current one. This program can be a step toward earning an MBA from Bethel.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration gives students the tools they need to for a career in business or to enhance the skillset of those already working in business. Today’s competitive business world demands real-world skills to generate new ideas and solve complex problems. You will learn from experienced faculty who will help you pursue a new career or advance your current one. Your degree also serves as an excellent stepping stone towards earning a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Grow in these areas:

  • communication (written and oral)
  • creative and critical thinking
  • management theory
  • leadership theory
  • organizational structure

Students choose an area of concentration such as:

  • human resource management
  • non-profit management
  • health care administration
  • organizational leadership

Whichever path you choose, you will be more marketable, increase your overall business knowledge and enhance your opportunities for advancement.

The B.A. in Business Administration is also offered fully online.

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Snapshot

Credit Hours: 120

Cost/Credit Hour: $430

Format: On-campus or Online

Est. Completion Time: 12-20 months

Course Structure

All content is delivered through the lens of a Christian world view to enable students to integrate faith in decision making to promote sound business ethics. Courses are offered in an accelerated format both online, through distance learning, and on campus during convenient times.

Management Occupations Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this field have a projected growth rate from 2020-2030 of 9 percent. The median annual wage for management occupations was $109,760 in May 2020 - the highest of all the major occupational groups.*

* BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK (as of september 2021)

Career Paths and Job Outlook

Two possible careers you could explore with a Business Administration degree are human resources management and medical and health services manager.

The median annual wage for management occupations was $109,760 in May 2020 - the highest of all the major occupational groups.

Human Resources*

  • Openings: Each year, on average, there are about 14,800 openings for HR managers projected. Many will be due to retirement or career changes by existing workforce
  • Growth: 9% growth, about average for all occupations
  • Wages: The Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) says 2020 media pay is $121,220 per year

Medical and Health Services Manager**

  • Openings: Each year, on average, there are about 51,800 openings for health-related managers projected. Many will be due to retirement or career changes by existing workforce.
  • Growth: 32% growth, much faster than average for all occupations
  • Wages: The Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) says 2020 media pay is $104,280 per year. 

How to Apply

  • Complete a free online application.
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Send us your official college transcripts directly from the school to Bethel. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to AGSAdmission@BethelUniversity.edu.
  • Complete the FAFSA using Bethel's school code: 001787 to be considered for state and federal need-based aid. 

 

Adult Nontraditional Program Tuition
$430 per credit hour
Fees (per semester)
Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students = $220
Part-time undergraduate students = $160

Financial Aid

Financial aid for adult and graduate students is available. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 574.807.7326 or Sabrina.Citte@BethelUniversity.edu to learn more about your options.


 

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Dale Gadd

Titles: Coordinator of Instruction, MBA Advisor, Director of Prior Learning
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The Higher Learning Commission
A member of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60602
(800) 621-7440