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Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree

Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree

Accredited Bachelor's in Business Administration 100 Percent Online at Messiah University

Earn your Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree 100 percent online at Messiah University, a top-ranked Christian University.

Program overview

Maximize your career potential when you earn your bachelor’s degree in Business Administration 100 percent online at Messiah University, one of the top private Christian universities in the U.S. You'll customize your program of study to your interests and career and life goals. Coursework is practical and relevant to your workplace where you can make an immediate impact. As with our on-campus programs, a hallmark of obtaining your online education at Messiah University is the individualized attention you receive from our professors, who make your success their top priority.

With our robust and relevant business administration coursework, you’ll develop the skills necessary to be an effective business leader that creates lasting impact in the marketplace. The selection of one of our five in-demand concentrations (accounting, finance, digital marketing, healthcare management or organizational leadership) allows you to capitalize on your individual strengths and interests while aligning with your individual career goals.

Curious about coursework? The courses that comprise the curriculum for our Bachelor's in Business Administration degree include core requirements, concentration requirements unique to your chosen program, general education requirements and electives.

Coursework Preview:

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

ACCT 141

Financial Accounting


BUSA 120

Principles of Management


CIS 190

Strategic Use of Information Technology


LEAD 312

Leading Organizational Change


MRKT 130

Marketing Principles


To customize your program of study, choose from one of the following five concentrations:

  • Accounting teaches you the skills necessary to summarize, analyze and report on the many levels of business finances from day-to-day transactions through managerial and cost accounting.  
  • Finance prepares you to become a financial professional in the public, corporate or private sectors and helps you develop real-world skills to analyze the financial market for investment banking to financial planning and beyond.  
  • Digital marketing tackles topics like social media marketing, search engine optimization, content marketing, digital advertising, analytics and more, plus the value of personal branding and online reputation management to get your marketing career off to a healthy start. 
  • Healthcare management prepares you for the unique challenges of the healthcare industry, from budget and organizational structuring to reputation management and patient satisfaction. 
  • Organizational Leadership teaches you the skills to set strategic organizational goals and to lead and motivate others to reach those goals in a God-honoring way.  

Earn An Undergraduate Certificate

As an additional opportunity to equip yourself with skills and knowledge that will bolster your resume, students not pursuing a full Bachelor's in Business Administration degree can obtain undergraduate certificates in any of the concentrations listed above.

Planning to take your studies even further? Students can complete up to 9 graduate credit hours by completing this program.

Earning your accredited Bachelor's in Business Administration degree online at Messiah University is convenient, flexible and affordable.

$425 per credit, no-fee tuition

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our 100 percent online Bachelor's in Business Administration, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your education.

Online students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Apply for Financial Aid

Submitting an application to become an online Bachelor's in Business Administration student at Messiah University is simple and free.

Application requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions documenting a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0.
    • If student has some college but does not meet the required 24 credit hours and/or minimum GPA: 
      • a writing sample must be submitted
      • the student must complete an interview with the Program Director.  

Upcoming start dates

  • Early fall: August 20, 2023

  • Late fall: October 22, 2023

  • Early spring: January 14, 2024

  • Late spring: March 17, 2024

How to apply

To get started with your free application to Messiah University, simply create an account on our website

The benefits of earning your online Bachelor in Business Administration at Messiah University are endless.

Accredited, Faith-Based, Convenient

Messiah college is a business college of distinction 2019 2020

As part of our continued commitment to excellence as an institution of higher education, Messiah University is: 

  • A member institution of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 
  • Named the #1 Best Business Degree Program for 2017 by Christian Universities Online.
  • A 2019-2020 national  “Business College of Distinction”
  • A respected member of the Central Pennsylvania community whose graduates are highly sought after for roles across the Commonwealth and beyond

Extracurricular and On-Campus Opportunities

Even as an online student, Messiah University still provides you with extracurricular and on-campus activities to supplement your learning experience and give you additional opportunities to gain skills, network, and more.

Extracurricular and On-Campus Opportunities include:

  • Impact Venture Challenge
  • Bloomberg Trading Challenge
  • 6-8 Business Networking and Messiah Business Institute on-campus events per year

Earning your Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree with any of our in-demand concentrations will open up many career opportunities across industries. Some examples of career roles and earning potential include:

Median Projected Rate of Growth for Business Administration-related Roles (data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Role Projected Rate of Growth (2018-28)
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers 6% (as fast as average)
Financial Analyst 4% (as fast as average)
Logistician 5% (as fast as average)
Management Analyst 14% (much faster than average)
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% (much faster than average)


Additionally, the estimated average base pay for Business Administration-related roles for those with a bachelor’s degree is $54,255 annually according to PayScale (salary estimate is based on 876 individual salaries reported to PayScale as of March 24, 2020 and does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing, or commissions). 

Ready to start your business administration journey with Messiah University’s 100 percent online Bachelor’s in Business Administration? Start your free application now.


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