The career-focused Bachelor of Science in business administration at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to help you compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow by building a comprehensive base of knowledge. This major will help you prepare for a variety of positions in for-profit, nonprofit, and public-sector organizations.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. Read this year's program catalog to see our recommended course sequence for this program. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Business Administration Bachelor's Degree

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Plan and communicate a shared vision for the organization that will drive strategy, assist with decision making, and position the organization competitively
  • Design and create management and leadership plans
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data
  • Communicate effectively across all levels of an organization
  • Develop, communicate, and implement policies and procedures to reduce cost and organizational risk and promote ethical practices
  • Manage people, time, and resources by using effective employment practices, encouraging team building, and mentoring junior members of the staff
  • Design and execute personal and employee development systems to enhance job performance and leadership skills

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Analyze a particular company or organization
  • Create a business plan suitable for a banker or investor
  • Participate in real-world job interviews

Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Courses in the Major

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses

  • BMGT 110
  • ACCT 220
  • ACCT 221
  • BMGT 364
  • BMGT 365
  • MRKT 310
  • BMGT 380
  • HRMN 300
  • FINC 330
  • BMGT 496
  • BMGT 495

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements.

  • ECON 201
  • ECON 203
  • IFSM 300
  • STAT 200

General Education Requirements

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for work in management and operations for nonprofit, for-profit, and public-sector organizations.

Facts & Figures

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Buy | GetEducated.com | 2014