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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Develop fundamental principles that prepare you for leadership by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Judson University. This program combines a broad business base with career-specific courses taught by experienced professionals who know what today’s employers want you to know.

As you complete your coursework, you’ll grow in your ability to solve problems, manage processes, and achieve goals—both professional and personal—so you can remain on the cutting edge of the global marketplace.


How will a business administration degree benefit me?


What will I learn in this program?


Our courses are designed specifically to provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to build a successful career. While studying for your bachelor’s in business administration, you’ll:

  • Strengthen skills in communications, operations, marketing, and finance
  • Learn from a relevant curriculum regularly reviewed by our corporate advisory board
  • Establish a leadership style based on faith and critical thinking

“Judson taught me communication skills, analytical skills, and self-direction skills that I apply in my work every day.”

Brisa Amaya
BA Business Administration


What classes will I take?

You’ll begin with 48 credit hours of core business courses that help you strengthen key skills you can apply in any industry. Your core courses may include:

  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Business Law
  • Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
  • Economics
  • Faith and Life Issues
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Leading Innovation
  • Managerial Budgeting and Accounting
  • Market Analytics
  • Organizational and Corporate Finance
  • Technology Management

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

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Management

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 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


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.


How much will it cost?

$545

per credit hour
(48 credit hours required)

99%+

Judson students who receive financial aid

Call a coach to learn about transferring credits or financial aid

847.637.0689


What jobs can I get with a business administration degree?

What is the job outlook in this industry?

More than 856,000 jobs nationwide require a bachelor’s in business administration. Nationwide, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

In Illinois specifically, more than 34,000 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: $123,460

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $124,190

  • Human resources manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $123,510

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $112,430

  • Marketing manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $145,620

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $122,260

BLS, 2017

“Judson is allowing me to see business in a different light. In all the jobs that I’ve had, I always saw it as a worker—now I see it as an owner.”

Clem McCullough
BA in Business Administration


Why choose Judson for a business administration degree?

Made for working adults

Judson’s Division of Professional Studies classes only meet once a week, with coursework designed to enhance your value in your current job or help you prepare for new opportunities. Take courses online or on campus in Elgin or Rockford so you can study when and where it’s convenient for you.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is taught on our Rockford and Elgin campuses, and online.

Choose the location that works best with your schedule.

  • Rockford Campus

    Rockford Campus
    200 Y. Boulevard, Rockford, Illinois

  • Online

    Online

  • Elgin Campus

    Elgin Campus
    1151 North State Street, Elgin, Illinois

Free child care at the Rockford campus

To help you focus on what matters most, Judson has partnered with the YMCA to provide free child care during class to students who attend the Rockford campus.

Resources that will help you succeed

Success coaches, 24/7 help desk support, tutoring services, and more are always close by to set you up for success inside and outside the classroom.

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

Learn more about the financial resources Judson provides to adult students