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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 100% Online

Business Management Online Degree Program Overview

ECPI has ranked on the annual Best for Vets survey by Military Times for 8 years in a row.Like any other professional, businesspeople have to be nimble, ready to change course based on new trends and economic realities. And they have to move fast because technology is changing the pace of business. In fact, it’s no understatement to say that the two are inextricably linked. That makes ECPI University Online an ideal place to earn your business degree.

ECPI University traces its roots to the dawn of modern technology, being among the first to offer classes in computer programming.

We understand how technology influences business, and how to prepare graduates for the inevitable waves of change yet to come. Our online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program is fast-paced and multifaceted. It’s designed to develop your knowledge in such areas as marketing, sales, financial management, personnel, research, and strategic planning. Specific curriculum includes classes in:

  • Management, entrepreneurship, search engine marketing, and accounting with a focus on international business
  • Statistical Process Control (Six Sigma Techniques) and project management
  • Project-based coursework to prepare you for the workplace market - both as manager and as entrepreneur

Blending theory with application, you will be tasked with project-based coursework and developing marketing plans. You can also gain experience through two required workplace externships. Some of this will be team-based., and even though you aren’t in a physical classroom together, ECPI University’s online learning platform and project management software allows you to interact and collaborate with your fellow students even if they are halfway across the world.

At ECPI University Online, you can also complete your degree much faster. Through our year-round, accelerated program, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management in as little as 2.5 years.

Program Description

ECPI University’s Online Business Administration Degree curriculum is based on sound business fundamentals, with each facet of the program designed to create graduates who can adapt to the ever-changing global economy. Critical areas of emphasis include:

  • Application of management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • Critical thinking and analysis of business factors including operations management, technology, and globalization
  • Detailed implementation of ethical standards as required by business management professionals
  • Change management - fundamental to today's business world
  • Effective oral and written business communication
  • Environmental knowledge and experience necessary to strategically plan with respect to decisions at different layers of management
  • An understanding of global and technological business processes and management leadership
  • Effective use of information literacy in the management field
Possible Career Track

With an online business administration degree, you will be qualified for entry level management positions in diverse areas such as education, manufacturing, or government. After completion of this program, students could apply for a management position in fields such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • E-commerce
  • Banking
  • Information Systems
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Services
  • Government

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
ACC160 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS222 Ethics in Business 3
BUS298 Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314 Marketing Management 3
BUS321 Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331 Management Information Systems 3
BUS350 Financial Management 3
BUS480 Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480L Strategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO202 Microeconomics 3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3


6 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Business Management

28 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
Managerial Accounting for Managers
Accounting for Business Decisions
BUS211 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
BUS224 Change Management 3
BUS225 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS227 Operations Management 3
BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS436 International Business 3
BUS440 Global Marketing 3
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 1
Various Electives 19

Business Management Electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS226 Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS242 Technology Optimization 3
BUS316 Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328 Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328L Business Process Improvement LAB 1
BUS345 e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS409 Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership 3
BUS443 Staffing and Workforce Diversity 3
BUS463 Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS496 Externship-BUS Sr. I-a 1
BUS497 Externship-BUS Sr. I-b 1
BUS498 Externship-BUS Sr. I-c 1
BUS499 Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS121 Logic and Design 3
CIS150 Networking I 3
CIS223 Database I 3
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology 3
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Apply effective critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills to business challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.

The Business Management program emphasizes application of business theory and principle in managing in a technically and economically dynamic world. As technology advances, businesses must continue adaptive change in order to sustain competitive advantage. Our program is designed to create managers and business-oriented personnel who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Apply operations and project management skills in business leadership roles.

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