The University is a leader in providing quality online education and preparing business professionals to keep pace with a competitive and changing marketplace. Our professional-focused Bachelor of Business Administration degree was designed and is continually assessed in consultation with business leaders and industry advisory councils, ensuring that students are learning critical information, technologies, and tools that drive the global economy.
The University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. This allows motivated professionals the flexibility to earn a respected business degree from an ACBSP-accredited university entirely online and without sacrificing their existing work schedules.
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of core business pedagogy that reflects current and emerging business trends. They learn best practices in management, information system planning, marketing, business law, finance, accounting, economics, and business strategy planning. Additionally, students have the opportunity to focus their specialization in key arenas including business analysis, entrepreneurism or small business development, global or international business management, information technology management, and marketing.
This popular and versatile degree program is career-relevant and draws learners from a variety of backgrounds including business, government, military, and nonprofit sectors. Students collaborate with a global community online and interact with highly experienced professors, many who have management experience in Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. The University instructors are considered practitioners based on their breadth of experience in business management and organizational leadership. Many students, alumni, and instructors are actively involved outside the online classroom through affiliated organizations such as the Golden Key International Honor Society, Society for Human Resource Managers, and Student Veterans of America (SVA).
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The University’s Bachelor of Business Administration has been awarded a Best Buy award from GetEducated.com. Degrees are ranked by analyzing tuition and fees at regionally accredited distance universities in the U.S.
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|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||68%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.