Business Administration Degree

Earn your business administration degree online at Hardin-Simmons University, in a program that integrates Christian faith and values to prepare ethical leaders.

With 12 hours of business electives, and 18 hours of general electives, you can also customize this degree to your specific interests and career goals.

The bachelor’s in business administration at HSU is an excellent option for transfer students, because we allow you to count more of your previous coursework toward your degree — including social sciences credits earned through dual credit or at previous universities.

What Is a Business Administration Degree?

A bachelor’s in business administration is a versatile degree that covers the basics of managing a business, and the core processes involved. For example, the business administration major at HSU includes courses in accounting, personal finance, marketing, business law, and management of information systems.

It’s a degree you can apply to many different types of careers, that will also open doors to professional advancement and greater earning potential. With a bachelor’s in business administration, you may also wish to advance to a master’s degree. HSU offers a Master of Arts in Management you can complete in as little as one year after completing your bachelor’s, 100% online.

Program Contact

Jared Reynolds-Assistant Professor in Business at the Kelley College of Business

Dr. Jared Reynolds

Assistant Professor of Business

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Why Earn Your Business Administration Degree at Hardin-Simmons?

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Dual Credits

Seniors in the Business Administration program are eligible to enter the Early Admission to Graduate Learning (EAGL) program, allowing 6 hours of graduate work to count toward both degrees.

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Wide Open Field

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, more than 318,000 of the nearly 1.5 million bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2005–06 were in business. This was nearly double the number of degrees awarded in any other field of study.

Christian Values

Our programs integrate our Christian faith, adhering to the mission of Hardin-Simmons University: To be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.

Molly Warren-Business Administration student

What Can You Do With a Business Administration Degree?

Whether you’re interested in crunching numbers, developing sales strategies, or getting the best out of people, a bachelor’s degree in business administration will prepare you for jobs that capitalize on your strengths. You’ll find our graduates working in industries from retail, to technology, to education. Some even start their own businesses.

Not only will you gain skills in quantitative analysis through your business classes, you’ll also develop strengths in research, writing, and analyzing, and presenting information. Many projects are done in groups, so you’ll learn to work as part of a team as well. All of these are highly coveted skills by employers that will help give you an edge in the job market.

Top jobs for bachelor’s in business administration graduates

  • Operations manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Accountant
  • Sales manager
  • Human resources specialist
  • Management analyst

How much will you earn with a business administration major?

Business administration is a broad major that can lead to many different types of careers and salaries can vary. But if you’re thinking about long-term earning potential, a business administration degree is definitely a good place to start. The National Center for Education Statistics data shows that after a year in the workforce, business majors earned about 16% more than the average salary for all majors.

Program Details

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