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Bachelor of Business Administration


40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
$ 1525
Cost per course
Online program
Earn your degree on your terms.
Transfer courses
Get credits for classes taken – up to 28 classes maximum.
No-cost gen eds
Eligibility rules apply.

Strayer’s BBA program overview

In this online program, you’ll gain a broad background in business fundamentals to prepare you to pursue a wide range of roles across the field. Our curriculum covers strategic planning, leadership, management, marketing, operations, budgeting and finance. Along with your degree, you’ll start your career with skills employers want, from social awareness to problem-solving.

Fall classes start October 1

What is a BBA degree?

The Bachelor of Business Administration program prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government and nonprofit organizations. Business administration students acquire fundamental, practical and professional skills in all phases of business, including strategic planning, leadership, management, marketing, operations, budgeting and finance. The program also provides a strong liberal arts component that develops communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking and critical analysis while fostering historical, political and social awareness.

How long does a BBA take?

  • At Strayer, we offer classes year-round on the quarterly system, which means we have a fall, winter, spring and summer term.
  • Each quarter is approximately 11 weeks long and is worth 4.5 credit hours.
  • The BBA program has 40 courses, equal to 180 credit hours.
  • The specific length of time to earn your BBA will depend on how many courses you take per term.

What will you learn in the Strayer online BBA program?

  • Analyze business scenarios to make data-driven decisions that may help improve business operations.
  • How to manage people and processes to add to the overall success of a business.
  • Establish ethical leadership practices that promote diversity and inclusion and contribute to an adaptive, competitive company culture.
  • Develop business strategies based on your company’s capabilities and market dynamics.

How will you learn?

Courses vary in the number of class meetings per week but generally meet at least once a week. To participate, students need reliable access to a computer and internet. Each course requires approximately 13.5 hours per week.

All courses are taught by Strayer faculty. Faculty will assess your learning progress through a range of methods, including discussions, videos, written exams, quizzes, projects, presentations, research papers and case studies. You’ll have access to your instructors outside of scheduled online class sessions as needed, and you’ll also receive regular feedback from your instructors.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

Program features


Add essential skills to your resume

Along with your degree, you’ll learn professional skills employers value, from communication to problem-solving.


Save on your degree

For every three classes you pass, you’ll earn one on us at the end of your program. Eligibility and participation rules apply.


Bingeworthy courses

Learning comes to life through short, documentary-style videos that blend core subject matter with stories about real people.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.


of Strayer Bachelor of Business Administration alumni agree that their degree was a worthwhile investment.

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2023

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a bachelor's in business administration cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a bachelor's in business administration cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

BBA course list

All BBA students take a set list of required major courses. All students also take a set of general education classes for a well-rounded education. The remaining credits come from their choice of concentration. View all courses

Sample courses

COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

MAT 110 - Using Math to Inform Your World

Altering a recipe, planning a road trip, buying a car, and financing college—what do all of these things have in common? An understanding of numbers and how to use and interpret them. In the workplace, business, technology, and criminal justice professionals all use math. In this course, you will learn how to approach mathematics in a way that will positively inform your world. Learn how to use an easily understandable approach for basic math and algebra to create meaning and see the world in a new way.

ENG 201 - The Power of Persuasion

Persuasion is a powerful tool for influencing the world around you. In this course, you'll learn how to understand, influence, and connect with your audience using your writing. You'll also learn how to research and analyze the writing of others to evaluate their credibility as well as document sources that help you make your point. Prerequisite ENG 116, HIS 110, or PSY 101.

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

BUS 302 - Management Concepts

Provides a survey of fundamental management concepts and techniques. This information contributes to effective management and provides a foundation for the continued study of management applications. Emphasis is placed on the roles, the environment, and the primary functions of the manager (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), as well as the skills required and various techniques used to perform these functions. The course will also highlight the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. The communication process, motivation, and operations (production) management are also presented.

BUS 499 - Business Administration Capstone

This course is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Business Administration program. It examines the processes by which organizations formulate strategy, implement policy, and evaluate outcomes in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. The ethical implications of strategic choices are a central concern of this course. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making.

A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory course completion.

Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.


A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable


A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent


Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended


A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

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