B.B.A. in Business Administration
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Advance Your Career With an Online B.B.A. Degree
The 100% online Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from Utica University provides a foundation in business while offering the flexibility you need to reach your professional goals.
The online B.B.A. degree gives you insight into how companies operate in a global, evolving business world. Our hands-on learning approach allows you to design your education to meet your professional goals while understanding the business skills you’ll need to succeed.
- Earn a versatile business degree
- Explore diverse electives and experiential learning opportunities
- 6 start dates per year
- Transfer up to 90 credits
Cost per Credit
The online Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from Utica University will prepare you to produce, communicate, and interpret financial statements through a variety of rewarding business and accounting careers.
Prepare for a Business Administration Career with a Versatile Degree
A degree in business administration can lead to many career opportunities in a wide array of expanding specialty areas, from finance and international business to management and marketing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that business and financial occupations will grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028.1 An online B.B.A. degree provides students with the knowledge needed to adapt to the complex and constantly changing business environment and succeed in a variety of business administration careers.
Job growth between 2021 and 20311
Business and financial occupations median salary earned in 20211
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Examples of Career Opportunities
Additional business administration careers include:
- Marketing Manager
- Insurance Underwriter
- Financial Analyst
- Market Research Analyst
- Human Resource Manager
- Event Planner
- Claims Adjuster
- Training and Development Specialist
Continue Your Undergraduate Education
This online degree is also a completer program, which means that students may transfer credits into an undergraduate program at Utica University. Students may also complete all 120 credits at Utica University as a full, undergraduate degree. Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of study at Utica University. A maximum of 90-98 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions, and 60-64 from two-year institutions, depending on one’s academic major. Transfer students who matriculate with 60 or more credits need to declare a major upon entering Utica University.
Faculty: Support From the Experts
Our faculty works closely with you to ensure you are well prepared to meet your educational and professional goals with your online B.B.A. degree.
Glen Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Accounting
Glen Hansen, Ph.D., MBA, is program director for the online MS in Forensic Accounting program at Utica University. He has taught finance, accounting, and statistics at Brigham Young University, the University of Rochester, Penn State University, Baruch College, and Hunter College.
Dr. Hansen has worked in the financial industry designing accounting-based investment strategies for Ziff Brothers Investments, Battenkill Asset Management, and Morgan Stanley. He is currently a member of Utica University’s Retention and Completion Task Force and of the Business Department Business Leadership team.
Hansen has published finance and accounting articles in several international journals and a book chapter in the Handbook of Security Analyst Forecasting and Asset Allocation. His current research focuses on how managers use their discretion to influence accounting earnings and other financial statement accounts. Hansen has applied this research primarily in the banking industry.
Honors and Distinctions
- Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.S. in Applied Economics, University of Rochester
- MBA, Brigham Young University
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University
- Hansen, G. (2015). Predicting loan loss provisions by including loan type characteristics, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(2), p. 53-67.
- Hansen, G. (2015). Managerial discretion over loan loss reserves during the global financial crisis, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(1), p. 51-61..
Donna M. Dolansky, MBA
Professor of Practice, Accounting
Donna M. Dolansky, MBA, is the chair of Utica’s Business Department Faculty Teaching committee and has been working in the accounting industry since 2000.
Dolansky spent seven years working at the public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, with a two-year rotation at their London office. She then moved to upstate New York and worked at NBT Bank in various accounting and finance roles, overseeing financial reporting and budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and financial analysis and planning.
Away from campus, Dolansky spends most of her leisure time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, and swimming. She is an avid reader and enjoys cooking and baking with her family.
Honors and Distinctions
- MBA, Utica University (formerly Utica College)
- B.S. in Accounting, Boston College
- Licensed CPA in Massachusetts and New York
- Member of the New York State Society of CPAs
- Member of the American Institute of CPAs
Frequently Asked Questions
Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless.
To learn more, speak with an enrollment counselor by calling 1-866-295-3106.
You can complete the program in as few as two and a half years. To review the curriculum details, visit our courses page.
Scholarships and other financial aid options for online students vary by program. Non-traditional students can pursue numerous third-party scholarships. You can also consider these financing options:
- Complete the FAFSA® to determine your financial aid eligibility. Utica University’s FAFSA® code is 002883.
- Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.
- If you’re a military veteran, a member of the reserves, or currently serving in the U.S. military, you and any dependents are eligible for several financial assistance options. Utica University also offers a 10-percent tuition discount for you and your dependents.
The B.B.A. does not yet have programmatic accreditation, but it is housed within the ACBSP-accredited business school. Utica University (formerly Utica College) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This accreditation affirms that you will experience an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as you pursue your B.B.A. degree.
You can transfer up to 60 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year institution into the online B.B.A. degree program. By transferring the maximum number of credits, you can earn your B.B.A. degree in as few as two and a half years. Review the admission requirements to learn more.
You will complete 40 courses to earn the B.B.A. degree. Each course awards three credit hours. Your education will include:
- 34–55 core credits
- 42 business requirement credits
- 18 business administration elective credits
- 5–26 college elective credits
If you have past college experience, you can transfer up to 60 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year institution into the online B.B.A. degree program. Visit the courses page to explore curriculum details for this program.
120 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED
Gain a versatile foundation in business with an online B.B.A. in Business Administration. In as few as two and a half years, our business administration degree courses prepare you for a variety of career paths or graduate study.
The online B.B.A. degree allows you to craft your own path through a variety of elective courses. The 120 credits required to complete the degree consists of 34-55 core credits, 42 business requirement credits, 18 business administration elective credits, and 5-26 college elective credits.
Apply: Admission Requirements
To apply for the online Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program, you’ll need the following:
- Completed application
- $40 Application Fee
- Minimum 2.5 for any College transfer credit / Minimum 3.0 for high school transcripts
- Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official final high school transcripts (with graduation date) are required for all undergraduate students unless you have earned an associate degree or higher.
If you are entering with an associate degree or transferring a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college, your general educational requirements are considered complete.
- SAT (I or II) or ACT scores are not required.
- Personal Statement: A brief essay that outlines your qualifications, skills, work experience, and reasons for pursuing this profession.
- Résumé: A detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.
Students can transfer up to 60 credits from a 2-year institution and up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution to the online B.B.A. degree program. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica University and in which you’ve received a grade of “C” or better. The last 30 credit hours in the bachelor’s program must be earned at Utica University. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended, as well as a transcript showing degree awarded.
Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar’s Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES®.
If English is not your first language, submit your test scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS.
Utica requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based. Utica requires a IELTS score of 6.0.
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