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If you’re ready to advance in your current job, and need the right qualifications, our online bachelor’s degree is the right fit for your life. Study on your time and continue working full time. You’ll learn from professionals with years of experience, getting a real-world understanding of how research, analytics, accounting, and management can work together to push projects toward their goals.

Access our accredited online college on virtually any device. We design each course with extensive input from employers, constantly revised to stay current. It’s that simple: We teach the skills you need to get you Day 1 Ready for a new role. You’ll gain an understanding of finance and learn how to build a marketing plan. You’ll also get valuable guidance and mentorship based on your goals. Whether you’re angling for a promotion, or looking to pivot toward a new career, this online degree program provides the critical skills and knowledge you need.

Because career preparation goes beyond classes and exams, our personalized career services focus on all aspects of readiness, from finding the right jobs to resume building to interview prep. Talk to us about your goals.

What You’ll Learn

In our online Business Administration bachelor’s degree, you’ll apply business theory to solve practical problems. You won’t just train in how to balance the books—you’ll develop business plans and look at larger economic trends. Courses demonstrate the nuts and bolts of creating presentations, building marketing plans, and setting strategic priorities.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date
November 15

Course Length: 48 Months *
Class Hours:
Lab Hours:
Clinical Hours:

Campus: Online
* Based on successful, full time enrollment


Career Opportunities for Business Administration Graduates

Graduates of our online Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree could find opportunities to advance in their current jobs or pursue entry-level jobs in a huge variety of settings.

Potential Job Titles: Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant, Account Representative, Team Lead, Manager-In-Training, Assistant Manager, Bookkeeper, Front Office, Office Associate, Quality Analyst.

Why Online at Vista College?

The Right Skills for Real Jobs

The online campus at Vista College designs its courses around the real skills that employers seek, for jobs that are hiring today. Our Business programs are designed to provide instruction in the fundamentals of accounting, marketing, and management.

Course Title Credits
Computerized Accounting 4.5
Accounting Software 4.5
Principles of Management 4.5
Production and Operations Management 4.5
Principles of Business Finance 4.5
Strategic Management * 4.5
Project Management * 4.5
Leadership 4.5
Introduction to Business 4.5
Business Law 4.5
Business Organizations 4.5
Investments and Securities * 4.5
Corporate Finance * 4.5
Entrepreneurship 4.5
Business Ethics 4.5
Customer Service 4.5
Public Relations 4.5
Sales Management 4.5
Macroeconomics 4.5
Microeconomics 4.5
Human Resources Management 4.5
Organizational Behavior 4.5
Statistics 4.5
Marketing 4.5
E-Commerce 4.5
Business Word Processing 4.5
Spreadsheets 4.5
Professional Strategies 4.5
Business Correspondence and Communication 4.5
Career Strategies 4.5
Communications 4.5
Computer Science 4.5
English Composition I 4.5
English Composition II * 4.5
Political Science 4.5
US History 4.5
Contemporary Mathematics 4.5
General Psychology 4.5
Sociology 4.5
Speech Communications 4.5

Computerized Accounting


This course focuses on the relationship between accounting and information technology. Emphasis is placed on how application software is used to perform accounting tasks, maintain records, prepare reports, analyze reports for a business entity, complete projects, and apply the components of general ledger accounts.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
65 lab hours

Accounting Software


This course focuses on utilizing computer software in maintaining accounting records with the primary emphasis on a general ledger package in Quicken, a popular accounting software package.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
45 lab hours

Principles of Management


This course focuses on the concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues relevant to the field of management. Emphasis is placed on various theories, processes, and functions of management as well as on the integration of behavioral and systematic approaches into the traditional analysis of business. Additional topics include decision making, planning strategies, and leadership skills.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Production and Operations Management


This course focuses on the fundamental of techniques used in the practice of production and operations management. Emphasis includes location, design, and resource allocation.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Principles of Business Finance


This course focuses on the financial dynamics of a business. Topics include the study of promotional distribution and pricing techniques, product management, various financial statements and their organizational purposes, business trends, and events that may change the future of business.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Strategic Management


This course focuses on the strategic management process, including analysis of how organizations develop and implement a strategy for achieving organizational objectives in a changing environment. Emphasis is placed on the processes involved in managementstrategy development and how to develop an organizational strategic management plan.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Project Management


n this course, students examine the essential aspects of project management. Emphasis is placed on modern practices in project management, project planning, project communication, project monitoring, project budgeting, project scheduling, project termination, continuous improvement, and project management information systems.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of leadership. The course begins with an analysis of leadership and interaction, contingency theories, leadership qualities, leadership abilities, and developing leadership. Ethics and values, leadership behavior, and leadership styles also are explored. This foundation is used to examine management in terms of productivity, understanding people, and group and team dynamics. Other topics include change in leadership and its effects.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Introduction to Business


This course focuses on the fundamentals of business in an increasingly global society and serves as an introduction to business terminology, business concepts, business environments, business systems, business strategies, and current business issues. Topics include the business environment, business ethics and law, entrepreneurship, global business, management, and marketing.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Law


This course focuses on the legal system as it relates to business. Emphasis is placed on the study of the uniform commercial code, contracts for the sale of goods, commercial paper, personal property, bailments, real property, wills, trusts, insurance, agency law, partnerships, corporations, and computerized legal research.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Organizations


This course focuses on the law of agency, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other emerging business entities.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Investments and Securities


This course focuses on the terminology and changes in the stock market as a result of economic and political events and changes in interest rates and taxes.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Corporate Finance


This course focuses on the theory and the practice of decision making within a corporation. Emphasis is placed on the goals of corporations, how corporations finance themselves, securities, present value, stocks, determining cash flows, and budgeting.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on starting, operating, and growing a small business including essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Ethics


This course focuses on ethical issues, the development of a moral frame of reference, and the need for an awareness of social responsibility in management practices and business activities. Emphasis is on ethical corporate responsibility.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Customer Service


This course focuses on defining customer service, identifying the elements involved in the customer service process, and applying problem-solving techniques to resolve both internal and external customer challenges.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Public Relations


This course focuses on the exploration of the history and the development of public relations and includes the process of planning, implementation, and evaluation of PR campaigns.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Sales Management


This course focuses on identifying the elements and steps involved in sales, defining the principles of selling, exploring the questions that qualify a client, identifying the process to close a sale, and managing the sales personnel for success.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on the relationship among major economic aggregates such as households, firms, and the government. Emphasis is placed on gross domestic product, national income, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and international trade.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on microeconomic concepts and analysis, supply and demand analysis, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Human Resources Management


Students are introduced to the management of human resources as well as the impact of human resource activities and accountability to the organization. Human resource strategies, social and organizational realities, legal implications affecting people at work, union/non-union practices, comparable work, employee compensations, benefits, and employee rights are discussed and described.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Organizational Behavior


This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations within today’s dynamic work environment. Specific topics include the determinants of individual behavior and task performance, motivation theories, and performance management. Aspects of working with teams are covered, including conflict negotiation and organizational politics, culture, structure, and design. Additional topics include changing management and leadership.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on the principles of statistics, skill development in computation, and calculation of data. Emphasis is on statistical reports, formulating statistics for administrative reporting needs and requirements of government regulatory agencies, how to analyze statistics, data validity and reliability and how to assess methods of collecting data with appropriate methods of data display.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses the introduction to the marketing mix functions and process. Emphasis is placed on identifying the marketing mix components in relation to market segmentation, explaining the environmental factors which influence consumer and organizational decision-making processes, and outlining a marketing plan.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on the electronic tools utilized in marketing and marketing communication used in developing customer relations. Emphasis is on performing market analysis, developing e-marketing goals, evaluating electronic communications, identifying target audiences, and designing and evaluating customer feedback techniques.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Word Processing


This course focuses on developing skills in utilization of word processing software. Emphasis is placed on skill and accuracy of the applications.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
65 lab hours



This course focuses on skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets. Emphasis is on spreadsheet terminology and concepts, calculating data using formulas and functions, creating and modifying workbooks, inserting graphics, generating charts and reports, and how to create and use special functions.

4.5 credits
15 theory hours
60 lab hours

Professional Strategies


This course focuses on the skills required to be successful in college and in your career. Emphasis is on time management, goal setting, and research techniques.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Business Correspondence and Communication


This course focuses on the development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. Emphasis is on creating effective business documents, evaluating business documents, and applying ethical communication practices.

4.5 credits
35 theory hours
20 lab hours

Career Strategies


This course is designed to study the personal and professional characteristics necessary for obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. The student will assemble a complete job seeking portfolio including resume and references, letters of application and appreciation, documentation of work and educational history, and demonstration of skills through examples of student work. Emphasis is on writing effective resumes, sources of job leads, techniques for successful interviewing, and the follow-up process in the career search.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course focuses on the history, the principles, and the techniques of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication. Emphasis is placed on written, verbal, and visual formats.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Computer Science


This course focuses on various information and communication technologies. Emphasis is placed on how information systems are used to solve problems.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition I


This course focuses on developing written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition II


This course builds on the writing skills learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students are introduced to research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Political Science


This course covers the discipline of political science focusing on the scope and methods of the field, and the substantive topics in the discipline including the theoretical foundations of politics, political interaction, political institutions and how political systems function.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

US History


This course covers the history of the United States from first discovery and settlement through the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War. It examines the social, the political, the religious, and the economic events and influences that shaped the nation and its people.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Contemporary Mathematics


This course focuses on the treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

General Psychology


This course focuses on human behavior. Emphasis is placed on biological foundations, the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours



This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions such as religion, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Speech Communications


This course focuses on human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

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