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Combine business and management training to lead with confidence

Develop fundamental business principles that prepare you for leadership by earning Judson’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate skills in communications, operations, marketing, and finance
  • Apply newfound expertise in management, problem solving, and research
  • Establish your personal leadership style based on faith and critical thinking

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Why Judson for your bachelor’s degree?

You could qualify to pay $0 out-of-pocket for tuition

Judson’s tuition is already lower than average for a private university. However, we want to make our Business Administration bachelor’s even more affordable for you through our $0 out-of-pocket tuition program for qualified students. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and qualify for Pell Grants and the Monetary Award Program (MAP) offered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).
  • This is a legitimate financial aid offer made possible through Pell and MAP funding, along with generous contributions from Judson partners.

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What classes will I take?

As part of your 36 core credit hours, you’ll take career-centered courses that will teach you the skills you need inside and outside the classroom.

Core Course List
  • BUS 304 Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
  • BUS 330 Managerial Budgeting and Accounting
  • BUS 342 Organizational and Corporate Finance
  • BUS 350 Technology Management
  • BUS 374 Economics
  • BUS 376 Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • BUS 378 Business Law
  • BUS 421 Leading Innovation
  • MKT 425 Market Analytics
  • LDB 301 Academic and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • LDB 481 Faith and Life Issues
  • BUS 485 Business Capstone

After you complete your core courses, you’ll choose a four-course concentration that best aligns with your career goals:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Management

How long will it take to get my degree?

You only have to attend class one night a week in this program, or complete your courses anytime online. Anticipate about 15 hours a week of coursework outside of class. You can expect to finish your degree within 2 years, but graduating with a Judson degree may take longer, depending on how much college experience you have.

Can I transfer my other college credits to Judson?

Yes, many credits transfer to Judson. We have a generous transfer policy, as well as one-on-one assistance from our enrollment coaches, to ensure you get the most credit possible for your former work.


What jobs can I get with a business administration degree?

What is the job outlook in this industry?

Nationwide through 2030, business and financial operations occupations are projected to grow 8%, about as fast as the average for all occupations. In Illinois, these types of jobs are projected to grow by 8.36% through 2030.

In Illinois specifically, more than 36,000 business and financial operations job openings become available each year.

Graduates of this program go on to careers and salaries like the following:

  • General manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $115,250

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $118,890

  • Human resources manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $136,590

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $128,820

  • Marketing manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $153,440

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $139,010

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois Department of Employment Security


How much will it cost?

$580

per credit hour
(120 credit hours required)

91%+

Judson students who receive financial aid

Call a coach to learn about transferring credits or financial aid

847.637.0689


Where will I take my classes?

  • Online

    Online

    Take classes from the comfort and safety of your own home.

  • Rockford Campus

    On-Campus

    Choose from two convenient campus locations in Elgin, IL or Rockford, IL.


What help can I get?

Enjoy personalized coaching, 24/7 tech help, and other valuable resources that offer you the support you need to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

  • 24/7 Tech Help
    24/7 Tech Help
  • Student Success Center
    Student Success Center
  • Financial Aid Services
    Financial Aid Services
  • Free Daycare at Rockford Campus
    Free Daycare at Rockford Campus
  • Designated Success Coach
    Designated Success Coach
  • Career Services
    Career Services

Learn more about the financial resources Judson provides to adult students


What makes this program stand out?

  • WSJ

    Featured in college rankings by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Top 20

    Best Colleges for Parents Returning to School according to BestCollegeReviews.org

  • Best Colleges


How will a business administration degree benefit me?


How is the bachelor’s in business administration different from the bachelor’s in organizational leadership?


Both the business administration and organizational leadership majors help you develop the skill sets necessary to lead an organization.

Business administration

Develop the fundamental analytical skills needed to execute strategies in a corporate setting. You’ll also train to effectively manage processes and solve problems through data.

Organizational leadership

Learn to manage the human side of an organization through soft skills like communication and people leadership.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership