Business Administration, BS

Develop a deep understanding of how businesses function and thrive in a competitive and rapidly-changing environment.

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Program Information

Next Start

January 2025

Program Format

8-week courses, 5 terms year-round

Program Length

2 years, 60 units

Cost Per Unit

$525 · Financial aid and scholarships available

Application Deadlines

November 15 for Spring · July 15 for Fall

Advance Your Career with our Business Degree

Business administration provides a solid understanding of business fundamentals that are in demand at companies like Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, Tesla, and many more. By learning essential communication, critical thinking, leadership, and problem solving skills, business administration majors tend to have fruitful careers in customer success, finance, human resources, marketing, project management, and beyond.

Our online Bachelor’s in Business Administration program is taught by our renowned SJSU faculty in collaboration with expert instructional designers. When you complete this program, you will earn the same quality degree as all of our SJSU graduates and have the same opportunity to proudly cross the stage during your SJSU commencement ceremony.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to all SJSU Online programs must fulfill our general SJSU Online requirements. Additionally, applicants to our Bachelor's in Business Administration must complete the following courses or complete an AS-T in Business Administration to be eligible for admission:

  • ECON 1A - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

  • ECON 1B - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

  • BUS2 90 - Business Statistics

To view the program's courses, roadmap, and more, visit the Business Administration, BS catalog webpage.

Currently enrolled, on-campus Lucas College of Business students are not eligible to transition into the SJSU Online Business Administration program and should meet with their Lucas College academic advisor to discuss alternative options.

Valuable Learning Experiences

Our rigorous and challenging curriculum will prepare you to be a successful leader in the dynamic global economy. Upon completion of the degree, you will be ready to:

  • Critically evaluate business problems and apply appropriate evidence-based methods and technology to make informed decisions.

  • Communicate ideas clearly, logically, and persuasively in oral and written format, using technology appropriately.

  • Demonstrate the skills of ethical and effective teamwork and recognize the complexities and opportunities of working in diverse teams.

SJSU Business students

What can you do with a Business Administration degree?

Our degree is unique. Graduates of our program understand how businesses function, can reason critically and articulate persuasive ideas, adapt to change and new technologies, are ethical team players, and comprehend the international imperative of business, which are valuable skills for a wide range of careers.

Business administration majors in the Bay Area earn an average annual salary of $85,000 and an upper range of $152,000, according to Glassdoor.

Our graduates work in finance, consulting, marketing, and management. They start their own ventures or take up roles at technology-based start-ups, family businesses, and large multinational corporations in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni, according to LinkedIn.

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