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Online Bachelor's Degree

Business Administration

Business Administration
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
  • $250 per credit
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Gain a well-rounded education that provides foundational, workplace-relevant management skills, organizational theory, and operational knowledge

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.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 110)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 365)
  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)
  • (3 Credits, HRMN 300)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 496)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 495)

Related Required Courses

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

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203) (related requirement for the major)
  • (4 Credits, MATH 140) (recommended, especially if you plan to go to graduate school)
  • (3 Credits, COMM 390) (recommended)

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.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111B) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, BMGT 110) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, STAT 200) General Education: Math; Major
9 (3 Credits, IFSM 300) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Major
10 (3 Credits, ACCT 220) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences; Major
13 (3 Credits, ECON 201) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 203) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
17 (3 Credits, ACCT 221) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, BMGT 364) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, BMGT 365) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, MRKT 310) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 394) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, BMGT 380) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, HRMN 300) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, FINC 330) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, BMGT 496) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, BMGT 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

SequenceCourseRequirement(s) Fulfilled
1Introduction to Research (1 Credit, LIBS 150)General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2Program and Career Exploration in Business (3 Credits, PACE 111B)General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3Academic Writing I (3 Credits, WRTG 111)General Education: Communication
4Academic Writing II (3 Credits, WRTG 112)General Education: Communication
5Elements of Nutrition (3 Credits, NUTR 100)General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6Introduction to Business and Management (3 Credits, BMGT 110)Major
7Foundations of Oral Communication (3 Credits, SPCH 100)General Education: Communication
8Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits, STAT 200)General Education: Math; Major
9Information Systems in Organizations (3 Credits, IFSM 300)General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Major
10Principles of Accounting I (3 Credits, ACCT 220)Major
11Introduction to Humanities (3 Credits, HUMN 100)General Education: Arts & Humanities
12Introduction to Biology (4 Credits, BIOL 103)General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences; Major
13Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits, ECON 201)General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14Understanding Movies (3 Credits, ARTH 334)General Education: Arts & Humanities
153-credit elective courseElective
16Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits, ECON 203)General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
17Principles of Accounting II (3 Credits, ACCT 221)Major
183-credit elective courseElective
19Management and Organization Theory (3 Credits, BMGT 364)Major
203-credit elective courseElective
21Organizational Leadership (3 Credits, BMGT 365)Major
223-credit elective courseElective
23Marketing Principles (3 Credits, MRKT 310)Major
24Advanced Business Writing (3 Credits, WRTG 394)General Education: Communication
253-credit elective courseElective
26Business Law I (3 Credits, BMGT 380)Major
273-credit elective courseElective
283-credit elective courseElective
29Human Resource Management (3 Credits, HRMN 300)Major
303-credit elective courseElective
313-credit elective courseElective
32Business Finance (3 Credits, FINC 330)Major
333-credit elective courseElective
343-credit elective courseElective
35Business Ethics (3 Credits, BMGT 496)Major
363-credit elective courseElective
373-credit elective courseElective
383-credit elective courseElective
393-credit elective courseElective
40Strategic Management (3 Credits, BMGT 495)Major
411-credit elective courseElective

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